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Introducing the next generation of adhesion testers
Article Type: Industrial news From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 60, Issue 3
Elcometer announced the launch of their latest range of pull-off adhesion testers – the Elcometer 506.
These lightweight, portable and easy-to-use adhesion gauges are available in analogue or digital versions and are suitable for measuring the pull-off adhesion of coatings up to 50 MPa (7,250 psi) either on-site, or in the laboratory.
The design of the Elcometer 506 ensures that a uniform force can be easily applied throughout the range by smoothly rotating the gauge’s crank handle, ensuring repeatable results to an accuracy of ±1 percent.
The Elcometer 506 quick connect coupling allows the simple attachment of 14.2, 20 or 50 mm diameter dollies which, together with a wide range of accessories, allows coating adhesion testing on flat, curved, thick and thin substrates – including metal, wood, concrete and other fibrous materials.
The Elcometer 506 test head (actuator) has been designed to be small, ergonomic and lightweight – ideal for single handed testing of coating adhesion even in awkward or confined spaces.
Safe testing on vertical surfaces has also been considered. Using the magnetic clamp accessory the actuator is held securely – preventing accidental damage to the surrounding areas.
For users who require confirmation or verification of the accuracy of their pull-off adhesion gauges, the Elcometer Adhesion Verification Unit (AVU) is also available.
More information is available from: www.elcometer.com