Qualitest offfers Digital Hardness Tester HPE III which provides significant test data for the use in laboratory or field.
Companies that develop or use the products made of soft elastic materials produce, have usually a laboratory in which the products and raw material are regularly tested according to the standard.
The new HPE III measures 153 L x 67 W x 43 D mm and weighs only as little as 285 grams. The slightly tilted top section eliminates any light reflection from the screen making it a comfortable reading angle. The structure importance is not compromisedbecause of its sleek design, the enitre HPE III housing is made of alumimum alloy which is meant to provide light weight androbustness.
On the HPE III display, not only you get a view of the hardness value, additional information such as the environmental temperature/humidity specimen temperature, date/time, no. of measurments are all at a glance. Another breakthrough is that all previous measurments are viewabledirectly on the display and transferrableby USBand RS232
The HPE III is designed to provide great usability. Simply with a touch of your thumb, you can navitage through all functions on the screen while your hand has a firm grip on the lower section of the device. It is a truly one-handedoperation durometer.
Both rubber and plastic are prone to change their properties due to the temperature change. To help you better understand how temperature could influencethe hardness of your specimen, the HPE III is equipped with two thermalcouples for delivering information of your specimen temperature and the environmental temperature
One of the most common mistakes tomake when a measuring is taken placeis the angle of approach. The HPE III hasa large hand grip to assist the user to approach the specimen perpendiculary. The special mechanism inside the hand grip delivers an exact amount of load (Shore A = 1kg / Shore D = 5 kg)required as when the presser foot gets into a full contact with the specimen