Accredited calibration/NIST traceable calibration certificate for Imada X Series High Performance Portable Durometers might be available on request (for an extra charge). Please contact us for more info.
The IMADA Asker Model X Durometer is a precision instrument for measuring the hardness of various types of rubbers and plastics. Durable metal cases are rugged enough for a production environment. X handheld durometers are easy to use. The easy operation allows for rapid testing with repeatable results. The Asker High Performance X series has an accuracy of ±.75 point and is available in Type F for soft materials like sponge rubber and urethane foam. X Model durometers are available in ASTM D 2240 Types: Shore A Hardness, Shore D Hardness,
Asker C Hardness, as well as Asker F Hardness. Type F hardness testers use their own weight to determine hardness.
Add ‘P’ to the model number to specify optional peak indicator, for example XP-A. Add ‘L’ to the model number to specify extended presser foot models.
As the X durometer is pressed against the sample, the material resistance force and indentor spring load balance. The depth of the indentor is measured, which provides a measure of the material’s hardness. Values are based upon a 100 point scale (accuracy ±.75 point). However, as time elapses the indicator will “creep” back so that a reading taken a few seconds after the indentor makes contact with the sample will be less than the peak reading. Asker durometers offer a peak indicator as an option to more closely monitor the difference between peak and “creep”.
What’s Included with the Durometer?
IMADA X durometers are sold as kits. All new durometer purchases include: durometer, hard plastic carrying case and 3-Point Calibration certificate traceable to NIST.
|Asker X Series Durometers|
|Std. Model||‘L’ Model||Scale||Application||Standard|
|X-F||—||Asker F||Urethane foam, non-woven fabric||Asker F|
|X-C2*||X-C2L*||Asker C2||Soft rubber & sponge||Asker C2|
|X-E*||X-EL*||Asker E||Soft & cellular rubber||JIS K 6253|
|X-C||X-C1L*||Asker C||Soft rubber, sponge, textile windings||JIS K 7312/Asker C|
|X-CS*||—||Asker CS||Polystyrene foam||Asker CS|
|X-A||X-AL*||Shore A||Normal rubber & softer plastics||ASTM D 2240|
|X-JA*||X-JAL*||Asker JA||Normal rubber & softer plastics||JIS K 6301|
|X-B*||X-BL*||Asker B||Semi rigid rubber & plastics||ASTM D 2240|
|X-D||X-DL*||Shore D||Hard rubber & plastics||ASTM D 2240|
|Shore A||ASTM D-2240||1 kgf|
|Shore D||ASTM D-2240||5 kgf|
|Asker C||JIS K-7312||1 kgf|
Shore A Normal rubber
Shore D Hard rubber & plastics
Asker C Soft rubber
|Model||Description and features||Price|
|X-A||Hardness tester Type A for normal rubber and plastics|
|X-C||Hardness tester Type Asker C for soft rubber and sponge|
|X-D||Hardness tester Type D for hard rubber and plastics|
|X-F||Hardness tester Type F for Urethane foam, non-woven fabric|
|XP-A||Hardness tester Type A for normal rubber and plastics with peak indicator|
|XP-C||Hardness tester Type Asker C for soft rubber and sponge with peak indicator|
|XP-D||Hardness tester Type D for hard rubber and plastics with peak indicator|
As a canadian distributor of Imada Force and Torque Measuring Instruments products we stock most of these Durometers - Hardness Tester for same day shipping. To enquire on the Imada X Series High Performance Portable Durometers availability and current list price please contact us.