Hardness tests (resistance to indentation) is one of the most widely measured properties used to characterise rubber. View our extensive range of hardness testers here.
Wallace provides the full range of Shore and IRHD hardness testers to the rubber, polymer, plastics and scientific industries.
Our proven C-frame design provides rigidity for unrivalled stability and repeatability of results.
A selection of accessories complement our range.
Wallace has recently launched the upgraded version of the hardness tester range with greater accuracy, upgraded software and greater connectivity.
Productivity and simplicity go hand in hand
Our Hardness Testers are simple to operate with one-time set-up and simple one finger operation. Operation and daily verification of the instruments require minimal training.
Software allows for ease of data capture and analyses.
Accessories like the O-ring table and ability to use barcode scanners improve productivity.
As demonstrated by millions of measurements made annually on Wallace Hardness Testers, our instrument reliability is second to none.
Wallace Hardness Testers are designed to be low maintenance instruments, requiring a bi-annual or annual calibration and service, depending on usage. Daily verification routines are simple and provides confidence in consistent accuracy.
Wallace provides service and support through its agents and directly through our service helpline. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Doing the same thing over and over expecting the same result”. We have completed a Gage R&R study which gives system repeatability and reliability of 99%.
In its simplest form our instruments provide traceability by automatically recording items like date, time, instrument details and results which can be printed on a printer and stored physically .
Our latest software provides much more: Date time stamps, instrument identification, operator identification, user defined bespoke fields (e.g. part number, batch number), easy Y/N confirmation of readings, secure (non-changeable) database of results, easy download of data to excel or csv, analytics of trends
We realise that different customers have different needs. Our instruments are designed to favour stability, reliability and repeatability which some customers may perceive as inflexibility.
Our research shows that customers also favour these attributes but often need to do more.
A standard set of easily interchangeable sample tables provide for specific applications
The Cogenix Dead Load Hardness tester, Model H14, is a digital, fully automatic bench mounted instrument which is designed to conform to international standards for testing rubber and elastomers.
This advanced Windows based software package controls the instrument and allows data to be exported to most commercial spreadsheets, word processors and databases. Saving hours of tedious data entry.
This compact, easy to use design features high speed print capability. It is supplied with a rechargeable battery and a charger / mains corrector.
The H17A Shore A Scale Hardness Tester is available in four different models. The design, the result of considerable consultation with customers, is robust and constructed from aluminium castings which with anti-vibration feet results in exceptional stability.
The H17D is a bench mounted instrument which measures the hardness of rubber and plastics and displays the result in Shore D scale values. After pressing the start button, the instrument operates automatically and the test result is displayed at the end of the test.
The H17M Shore 'A' Scale Hardness Tester is available in three different models. The design, the result of considerable consultation with customers, is robust and constructed from aluminium castings which with anti-vibration feet results in exceptional stability.