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Hardness

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.

Download the Hardness Testers range datasheet

 

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.

Reliability
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. (service@wallaceinstruments.com)

Repeatability
“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%.

Traceability
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

Flexibility
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

IRHD Dead Load Hardness Tester - H14

IRHD Dead Load Hardness Tester - H14

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.

IRHD Macro Test Blocks - H10

IRHD Macro Test Blocks - H10

Each set consists of six rectangular blocks of rubber approx. 50 x 60 x 8 mm. Each block is identified by a lettered tab relating to the hardness values specified in the lid of the box. Only the identified surface should be used for testing.
Micro Hardness Tester - H12

IRHD Micro Hardness Tester - H12

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.

IRHD Micro Test Blocks - H11

IRHD Micro Test Blocks - H11

The H11 Test Blocks conform to the Micro Test Specification of the following standards: BS 903 Pt A26, ISO 48, ASTM D1415 and JIS 6253. Each set consists of four rectangular blocks of rubber approx. 25 x 25 x 2 mm.
x20 Printer

Printer X20

This compact, easy to use design features high speed print capability. It is supplied with a rechargeable battery and a charger / mains corrector.

Sample Tables for Wallace Hardness Testers

Wallace have developed a Quick Change Range of tables for use on the H 12 Micro, H 14 Dead Load & H 17 Shore Scale Hardness Testers.

Shore A Scale Hardness Tester - H17A

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.

Shore A Test Blocks - H10A

Shore A Test Blocks - H10A

Each set consists of six rectangular blocks of rubber approx. 50 x 60 x 8 mm. Each block is identified by a lettered tab relating to the hardness values specified in the lid of the box. Only the identified surface should be used for testing.
Shore D Scale Hardness Tester - H17D

Shore D Scale Hardness Tester - H17D

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.

Shore M Scale Hardness Tester - H17M

Shore M Scale Hardness Tester - H17M

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.

Wallace Data Collection Software

Data may be collected quickly and simply at the touch of a button. Every result is placed into a grid, along with further details if required (e.g. sample identification and operator). Further information relating to the test and sample may be added (e.g. order, batch and manufacture details). The test conditions, such as the date and time are stored automatically.

 

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