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High Performance Portable Durometers

Part number: X Series | Request a quote
The Asker High Performance series has an accuracy of ±.75 point and is available in Type F for soft materials like sponge rubber and urethane foam. Types: Shore A Hardness, Shore D Hardness and Asker C Hardness durometer scales.

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.

Imada High Performance Portable Durometers: instrument description

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.

Operation
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.

IMADA Asker Durometer (X Series) Features:

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

Durometers standards:

Type Standards Measuring Force
Shore A ASTM D-2240 1 kgf
Shore D ASTM D-2240 5 kgf
Asker C JIS K-7312 1 kgf

Ordering info:

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  

Ordering info

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.

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