Product Catalogue
Appearance
Physical Testing
Viscosity
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The Visible Quality
Appearance
01
1.0
Colour
02
1.1
Colour of Surfaces
04
1.2
Colour of Transparent Liquids
09
2.0
GLOSS 12
3.0
GLOSS & HAZE 17
4.0ORANGE PEEL & DOI
18
5.0OPACITY 20
6.0
21
TRANSPARENCY, HAZE & CLARITY
Physical testing
22
7.0ABRASION, SCRUB & WASHABILITY
23
8.0ADHESION & ELASTICITY
25
9.0APPLICATION OF FILM
26
10.0
32
CORROSION
11.0DEFORMATION
37
12.0DISPERSION
38
13.0DRYING TIME
39
14.0
40
TEMPERATURE, pH, CONDUCTIVITY
15.0FINENESS OF GRIND
42
16.0
HARDNESS
43
17.0
MOISTURE, HYGROMETRY
45
18.0PIN HOLE & POROSITY
47
19.0PROCESS CONTROL
48
20.0ROUGHNESS
50
21.0
SPECIFIC GRAVITY, DENSITY
51
22.0
THICKNESS
52
23.0
WEIGHING
57
Viscosity
58
24.0FLOW CUPS 61
25.0ROTATIONAL VISCOMETERS 65
26.0
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
72
27.0
VISCOSITY STANDARDS 74
28.0
TEMPERATURE AND TIME Measurement
76
29.0INDEX
29.0
STANDARDS
There are many parameters associated
with the appearance of a product which are
fundamental in determining its acceptability.
These parameters are not only determined by
the products design but are also influenced
by other factors such as its Colour and Gloss.
Additionally for some products
( e.g. Automotive Paints ) other more specific
characteristics can exist such as Haze or
Orange Peel which further affect these factors.
From R&D, Production to Incoming or Final
QC, the monitoring and measurement of
these parameters with modern, accurate test
equipment is absolutely critical in order to
achieve high quality standards and problem
free manufacture. Modern instrumentation
techniques also avoid uncertainties caused by
subjective visual evaluations and allow precise
measurements to be made with consistent
repeatability and traceable accuracy.
Sheen Instruments presents a wide range
of state-of-the-art instruments serving
many industries, by combining leading edge
technologies with user friendly features.
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Appearance
1.0
colour
The human eye is capable of differentiating
several million colours, despite this
subjective visual evaluation, when used
for quality control purposes, is no longer
preferred as it suffers from a lack of
real quantifiable data and inconsistent
documentation. Since the early 1930’s
many scientific measuring techniques
have been developed by National
Standards Organisations, among them
the CIE (International Committee of Light),
based on a logical numeric scaling where
physical parameters and calculations have
been clearly defined, universally accepted
and adopted. As a result, many methods
are today perfectly proven, and governed
by major standards such as ASTM, BS,
DIN, or ISO etc.
Colour vision
Colour is described as an interaction of:
light sources – objects – human eyes.
Light source
The CIE L*a*b* system
Among many colour measurement methods, the most
commonly used and most popular is the CIE L*a*b* (CIELAB)
system. In this colour space, almost any colour can be
identified according to its position within a three dimensional
framework.
z
2
y
1
Depending on their type and physical characteristics, light
sources influence the perception of colours.
For industrial purposes, major light sources - or illuminants are standardised :
A : Incandescent lamp
C : North-sky daylight
D (65) : Daylight - widely used
F (various) : Fluorescent lamp
Due to metamerism, colours identical under one light source
may show differences under others.
0
400
500
- Colorimeter: by using filters to separate the tristimulus
colours it provides limited colour data, difference
calculations, and some functions. It is also called a colour
comparator.
x
600
nm
700
Human eye sensitivity
- Reflectance colorimeters - measuring the reflected colour
from the surface of the material e.g. for solid surfaces.
- Transmission colorimeters - measuring the transmitted
colour through the material, e.g. for transparent liquids.
∆b*
∆a*
L* = 100
∆L*
∆E *
+b *
C*
hab
- a*
+ a*
- b*
Observer
L* = 0
DE*ab=
Human eyes can see within a spectrum of approx. 400 and
700 nm. Colour vision is transmitted by the eye via a network
of receptors, basically sensitive to 3 colours, standardised as
tristimulus values:
X = Red - Y = Green - Z = Blue
- Spectrocolorimeter: by combining advanced electronic
hardware and software capable of analysing the colour
spectrum, this instrument (also called a spectrophotometer)
provides not only high precision colour data or differences,
but also spectral graphs and values useful for light source
simulation. It also evaluates metamerism and can perform
computerised colour matching and many other advanced
features.
Depending on the materials to be measured, there are two
versions of instruments:
Object
Depending on their type, their surface condition, glossy or
matt finish, opacity, materials can reflect and absorb light
differently, thus influencing the colour perception.
For these reasons, samples and measuring conditions
should be defined and carefully prepared by the user.
For paints and inks, the use of an automatic precision film
applicator provides perfectly reliable samples.
The Instruments
Colorimeters use the mathematically defined light sources
and observers described above to measure colours under
precisely defined measuring geometries and output the
requested data to their display, printer or computer.
Depending on the technology, there are two categories of
instruments:
(D L*)2 + (D a*)2 + (D b*)2
The L* axis shows its Lightness; the a* axis its redness or
greenness, and the b* axis its yellowness or blueness. This
uniform system also offers effective calculation of colour
differences, between sample and reference : DL*, Da*, Db*,
and total difference DE*. Additional related parameters
such as DC* and DH* help to identify the colour variations in
saturation and hue.
This accurate and reliable system is easy to use even for
inexperienced users, from R&D, Production to Quality
Control.
Measuring geometries – Colour & Gloss
For solid materials, two geometries are most frequently used:
45/0° and d/8°. Due to their specific optical design, they
either include (SPIN) or exclude (SPEX) the gloss component
of the reflected light. This allows the incident light to be
reflected from the measured surface as two components
- specular (gloss) and scattered (colour). While performing
comparably therefore on medium gloss, the two geometries
provide however slightly different measurements on high
gloss samples.
45/0°: the sample is circumferentially illuminated at 45°, and
measured at 0°. This system is considered to view samples
iln a similar way to that of a human observer: the colour
aspect varies depending on the samples gloss value.
Thus it could display different results, (E*), when measuring
two identical colours each having different gloss levels.
d/8° (diffuse): the sample is illuminated diffusely with a
sphere, and measured at 8°. By integrating the specular
gloss measurement (SPIN) into the sphere, this system
measures colour regardless of gloss variations. Thus the
E* value will show no difference for identical colours having
different gloss levels. This is useful for the evaluation of
colour strength & dispersion, thermochromacity, etc. For
some applications, the sphere system is also available in a
version excluding this specular gloss measurement (SPEX)
with an internal gloss trap. The results however are not
identical as those of the 45/0° geometry.
d/8°‑+‑Gloss or 45/0°‑+‑Gloss: to simultaneously measure
colour and gloss (at 60°)*, a sphere SPIN or 45/0° instrument
is equipped with a built-in glossmeter.
based on a 2° or 10° observation spot.
These values constitute the basis for the calculation of many
measuring systems, from Chromaticity Coordinates to the
most widely used CIELab colour space.
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Features
Exclusive illumination system:
- Excellent short & long term stability
- Long calibration intervals (every 3 months)
- Temperature stable measurement 10° to 40°C
- Simple maintenance
Available geometries: 45/0° or d/8° SPIN,
Ø11 mm aperture
Buit-in 60° gloss meter, 5 x 10 mm aperture for
both versions
Output to PC (Easy-link software included)
Guarantee: 10 years on light source, 2 years on
the instrument
Colour of Surfaces
Spectromatch Gloss
Outstanding Precision Colour Measurement
This new portable Spectrophotometer combines the latest
and most advanced technology in micro-electronics and
colorimetry.
While providing high precision measurement based on 10
nm spectral resolution in agreement with many other highend Spectrophotometers, it offers excellent performance in
many applications, from laboratory analysis to on-site quality
control.
Colour + Gloss measurement in one unit
For many products, the colour effect can be influenced by
the variation of gloss. Spectromatch Gloss measures both
attributes using the built-in 60° glossmeter, and displays
colour and gloss data simultaneously. This unique feature
helps to efficiently identify the potential causes of mismatch.
Truly portable
Powerful internal data processing, ease of use and compact
design bring maximum reliability and flexibility to your daily
operations.
Long term stability
Spectromatch Gloss is available either in sphere d/8° or
45/0° geometries, equipped with an exclusive illumination
system. This advanced technology provides highly reliable
temperature independent measurement and long term
stability, with 3-month calibration interval.
Excellent repeatability on textured surfaces
The 45/0° version specially offers a patented technique
to eliminate influences caused by measuring direction:
an exclusive built-in white hemisphere enhances light
distribution and ensures optimum circumferential
illumination, thus providing an excellent repeatability,
particularly for measurements of textured surfaces.
Light source
Detector 0° viewing
45° Illumination
Sample
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Special specifications for Automotive Industry
In order to ensure consistency in the appearance of interior
car components from various suppliers, very tight tolerances
are specified. Typical range for colour DL*a*b* = ± 0.5, and for
gloss <5 GU = ± 0.3 to 0.5. Sheen Instruments can supply
upon request special versions of Spectromatch (d/8° &
45/0°) and Glossmaster (see page 11) to meet these stringent
requirements. They offer 60° gloss measurement with
outstanding specifications.
Professional & easy documentation
Easy-link software included for:
- download of colour data, differences, spectral data to
Windows Excel, upload standard values from PC
- QC report with trends graphs showing customised
tolerancing
- instant and efficient documentation with prepared
templates (Lab plot, data, trends graphs etc.)
Performance
Colour
Spectral range: 400-700 nm, 10 nm interval
Precision/Repeatability:
0.01 DE*, 1s (10 measurements on white tile)
Inter-instruments agreement:
0.2 DE*, 1s (on 12 BCRA tiles)
Colorimetric systems: CIELab/Ch, Lab(h), XYZ, Yxy
Differences: DE*, DE(h), DECMC, EFMC2, E94, E99, E2000,
and DL*a*b*, DL*C*h* and D of other components
Indices: - YIE313, YID1925, WIE313, CIE, Berger
- Opacity, Metamerism
- Colour strength
13 illuminants: A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F6, F7,
F8, F10, F11, UL30
Observer: 2° or 10°
Gloss 60°
Range: 0-180 GU (Gloss Unit)
Repeatability/reproducibility: 0.2/1.0 GU
Measuring area: 5 x 10 mm
General
Memory: 200 standards, 999 samples
Automatic functions: colour search, store, average
Pass/Fail function, with adjustable tolerances
Programmable user configuration: limited functions
for routine check, or full capability
Light weight: 500 gr.
Large display 60 x 30 mm: colour & gloss data, spectral
curves, auto switch-off
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Japanese
Energy efficiency: ± 8,000 measurements / battery set
Operating temperature: 10°C - 42°C (50°F – 110°F)
Standard delivery
Calibration standards:
- Colour: White (certified), Black, and Green reference tiles
- High Gloss standard
Measurement spot locator, Instructions manual, Easy-link
software, Interface cable, 4 x AA batteries, wrist strap,
colour theory reminder, carrying case.
Humidity: < 85% rH, non condensing/35°C (95°F)
Professional documentation
Instrument
Spectromatch
/gloss 60° (0-10 GU)
Tri-Glossmaster
20-60-85°
Glossmaster 60° Repeatability Reproducibility
± 0.1 GU ± 0.5 GU
± 0.1 GU ± 0.2 GU
± 0.1 GU ± 0.2 GU
All these special units can be ordered with additional 0-10 GU gloss standard.
Please consult with Sheen Instruments.
Micromatch Plus 45/0°
For particular applications, special versions of Micromatch
Plus 45/0° spectrophotometer (without gloss meter and
hemispherical light diffuser) are available.
Features
Same as Spectromatch
Spectral resolution : 20 nm
Original illumination system for stable colour measurement
& long term calibration.
Ordering references
Spectromatch Gloss
Geometry
Measuring area, Ø (mm)
281
45/0°
11
282
d/8° - SPIN
11
181/3Micromatch plus 45/0°,
aperture 4 mm
185Micromatch plus 45/0°,
glass-sealed aperture 20 mm Ø
Optional accessories
BG4401 USB adapter
BG6825
Small Sample Adaptor
190 MatchMaster Colour Matching Software
Standards
Colour
Gloss
ASTMD1925, D2244, D523, D2457
E308, E313, E1164
DIN
5033, 5036, 6174
67530
ISO
7724
EN ISO
7668
EN ISO
2831
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Color View
Light Booth
Metallic Colour
This bench-top 45/0° spectrophotometer is a reference
laboratory instrument, suitable for rough or directional
materials, powders or pellets etc. Its robust design allows for
trouble free intensive operation.
Optional built-in 60° gloss meter, additional aperture size
adapters and measurement with a glass cup enhance its
versatility.
When visual evaluation is acceptable, light booths reduce
uncertainties by providing neutral viewing and standardised
light sources. 4 models are available, each with different
viewing room dimensions, one of these being a portable unit.
Custom lamp layout, diffuser, sample holders available
upon request.
Metallic Coatings
Effect finishes now play a more dominant role in applications,
and colour changes become dependant on viewing angle
and lighting conditions.Interference finishes show not only
a lightness change with changing viewing angles but also a
change in chroma and hue. Special effect pigments which
create sparkling effects when lighting conditions change
from sunlight to cloudy sky, are also commonly used.
Features
Excellent repeatability due to patented self calibration
Cooled measurement port allows rapid measurement with
no thermochromic effects
Built-in retro-viewer, aperture Ø32 mm
White (certified) and black calibration standards
+ green control tile
Auto-QC software included (see Color-sphere)
Optional built-in 60° glossmeter, including calibration
standard
Performance
Geometry: 45/0° circumferential,
Halogen lamp, user replaceable
Spectral range 380-720 nm, 10 nm interval
Repeatability: 0.01 DE*, 1s, 300 measurements on
white tile
Operating environment: 10°C‑40°C, <‑85% rH, non
condensing.
Ordering references
Color-View
BG6501
Color View 230V (115V on request)
BG6502Color View with 60° gloss 230V
(115V on request)
Optional accessories
BG6521Ø11 mm aperture kit
(plate +optical adapter)
BG6520
Ø4 mm aperture
BG6135Calibration glass plate
(when using glass cup)
BG6136
Glass cup Ø60 mm
BG6245
Cover for glass cup
BG6524
Tungsten halogen lamp
The Standard Cabinets are offered with Illuminants
A
: Tungsten Filament lighting used by BS950 –
metamerism test, 2856K
D65
: ‘Artificial daylight’ conforming to BS950:
Part 1, 6500K
840P15 : Narrow band Triphosphor Fluroecent”Point of
Sale” 4000K (Formerly TL84)
UV
: Ultraviolet backlight, for assessing white and
fluorescing dyes & brighteners.
* 110-V on request.
Colour Chart
Reference colours are useful for industrial identification
and classification. Available as compact colour fan of 210
shades.
Separated sheets with (or without) colorimetric data, or other
types of colour charts also available upon request.
High sparkle (glint)
Graininess
Another effect seem under cloudy conditions is graininess.
Based on the optical texture and coarseness or “salt and
pepper” appearance.
Influenced by flake diameter or orientation displayed in a
non-uniform and irregular pattern. Observation angle is of
low influence when evaluating graininess.
Visual Evaluation of Effect Coatings
Changing viewing angles display a lightness change , a
sample needs to be tilted to create the same effect for a
visual impression. This effect is referred to “light-dark flop”.
The bigger the lightness changes between angles of view
are, the more the contours of an object will be accentuated.
In order to observe colour travel of interference finishes the
panel should be moved to allow increasing or decreasing the
angle of the light source.
Instrumental Colour Measurement of Effect Coatings
ASTM , DIN and ISO standards define multi angle colour
measurement to objectively define the colour of metallic
finishes . Research studies show a minimum of three and
optimally five viewing angles. The aspecular angle is the
viewing angle measured from the specular direction in the
illuminator plane. The angle is positive when measured from
the specular direction towards the normal direction.
For colour QC colourmetric data L*, a*,b* ( or L*, C*, h ) and
delta E* can be used. Tolerances are generally higher for
the near specular ( 15’, 25’ ) and the flop angle ( 75’ , 110’ )
that the 45deg tolerance. Thus to have a unique tolerance
parameter which is colour independent, weighted factors
have to be used. Automotive companies set specifications
on delta E CMC or delta E using DIN 6175-2 using 3
or 5 angle instrumentation. Flop index is often a useful
characteristic measuring the change in lightness of a metallic
colour as it is tilted through the entire range of viewing
angles.
Low graininess (coarseness)
High graininess (coarseness)
Multi- angle colour and effect measurement
with the Byk-mac
Traditional 5-angle colour measurement calculates colour
values by averaging the spectral reflection over the entire
illuminated spot and therefore does not differentiate
between the colour of the basecoat and the reflection of
the aluminium flakes. Thus two effect finishes can have the
same colour values using a 5-angle spectrophotometer,
but visually appear very different. The visual difference is
the result of flake effects which can be observed using the
Sparkle and Graininess features on the Byk-mac.
A new generation of special effect pigments with colour
travel over a wide range has driven the requirement for
additional viewing and illumination angles. The new –15deg
angle provides a behind the gloss impression angle.
Flake Characterization
In addition to colour changes our total perception is also
influenced by metallic flakes or pigments, these effects are
altered by lighting conditions.
Standards
Same as for Micromatch Plus
Sparkle
Ordering references
RAL/K5 RAL Colour Fandeck
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Low sparkle (glint)
Other combinations are available, F or H can be supplied
in place of A, D50, 75, CWF, U30, or U35 in place of D65,
840P15. Diffusers are recommended for accessing highly
specular material, glass and polished surfaces.
Ordering references
Voltage*Viewing room dimensions
W x H x D (mm)
CAC/60
240V 680 x 360 x 380
CAC/120
240V
1260 x 570 x 590
CAC/150
240V
1520 x 570 x 590
CAC/330
240V
(Portable) 630 x 275 x 280
Sparkle impression also changes depending on angle of
illumination.
Observed under direct sunlight often described as sparkle
or, micro brilliance or glint and generated by reflectivity of
individual effect pigments, amount of flakes and size and
distribution of the flakes.
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Appearance
Ergonomic design and easy operation
The shape of the instrument ensures easy handling and true
portability.
With intuitive menu control evaluation of metallic finishes has
never been easier. The instrument is equipped with trigger
pins if all pins do not contact the surface an error message
will be displayed thus guaranteeing reproducible results on
test panels and curved parts.
NEW
enu guided operation
M
Designated buttons for standard and sample reading.
Menu scroll wheel
Large display – statistics and alphanumeric name input
1000 reading storage capability.
Auto-chart software for documentation and data
management.
LED light – reproduce & repeat
The Byk-mac uses a patented and highly stable LED light
source providing superior accuracy time and time again.
Reduced calibration frequencies allows the Byk-mac to offer
consistent results site to site globally.
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Accessories
BG 6332 Black Calibration Standard
BG 6333 Protective Stand
BG 6336 Protective Cap
BG 6337 USB Interface Cable
BG 6338 External Power Supply
BG 6339 External Battery Charger
BG 4809 BYKWARE auto-chart
Hardware requirements
PC with Windows 2000 or later operating system.
The Byk-mac is supplied complete with the innovative autochart excel based software, allowing excellent process
control and product characterisation.
1—
120—
Hazen APHA)
Iodine colour
number
Comes complete with:
Black, White, Cyan calibration standards
Protective cap
USB Interface cable
8 x AA rechargeable batteries
External battery charger
BYKWARE auto-chart software
Carrying case
Operating manual
Training
Transmission Tz (%)
Ordering Information
BG6340
Byk-mac
A flexible and cost effective comparator for visual colour
grading. The sample is matched in a daylight illuminating unit
against calibrated stable glass standards built in test discs.
2 models are available, covering different colour scales,
sensitivity, path lengths & accessories :
Gardner Comparator 2000+
Features
For Gardner scale evaluation, range: 1-18 units
Standard package:
- Comparator 2000+ series, with Daylight Lighting Unit
- 10 mm path length fused cell, for relatively dark colours
- Gardner disc A/30 AS, scale: 1 to 9
- Gardner disc A/30 BS, scale: 10 to 18
Hazen Comparator 2250
Standards
ASTMD2244 , E308 , E1164, E2194
DIN
5033 , 5036 , 6174 , 6175-2 ,
ISO
7724
SAE
J1545
Features
For Pt-Co/Hazen/APHA scale evaluation, low range:
0-70 Pt/l
Standard package:
- Nessleriser 2250 comparator, with Daylight Lighting Unit
- 250 mm path length cylinder, for unsaturated products
- CAA disc, scale:
0-2.5-5.0-7.5-10-15-20-25-30 mg Pt/l.
- CAB disc, scale:
30-35-40-45-50-55-60-65-70 mg Pt/l.
12—
4—
11—
2—
ASTM D 1500
Sparkle and graininess measurement for flake
characterization.
Klett
Additional colour measurement behind the gloss for colour
travel of interference pigments : -15°deg
General
Colour variations of transparent liquids such as varnishes,
solvents, resins, tensides, oils etc., may be caused by
contamination or impurities, process inconsistencies, or
excessive weathering.
Reliable and accurate measurements are therefore essential
to ensure consistent production standards.
Many colour scales e.g. Iodine, Gardner, Hazen, Lovibond
etc. have been used for visual comparison for decades and
still serve as references in various industrial procedures.
Today modern equipment from Sheen Instruments offers
proven quality control and analytical solutions.
Visual colour checks can be performed with high quality
comparators.
Colorimeteric or spectrophotometric instruments provide
objective measurements directly converted to colour scales
or CIELab colour space, and traceable documentation.
Furthermore they are capable of identifying any coloured
products even when falling outside the scope of conventional
scales.
Saybolt ASTM D 156
Traditional 5-angle colour measurement : 15deg / 25deg /
45deg / 75deg / 110deg
colour of transparent liquids
Lovibond 1” colour scale
Byk-mac is unique as it measures both multi-angle colour
and flake characterization in one portable device.
1.2
Colour Comparators - 2000 Series
Lovibond 5 1/4” colour scale
Total colour impression of effect finishes
The appearance of effect finishes are influenced by different
viewing angles and conditions. Apart from the light-dark flop
and colour shift special sparking effects can be created.
Technical Specifications
Measuring Geometry 45 Illumination
-15°, 15°, 25°, 45°,75°,110°,
aspecular viewing.
Measuring Area
23mm diameter
Spectral Range
400 – 700nm, 10nm resolution
Measurement Range 0 – 400% reflectance
Measuring Time
< 6 seconds
Repeatability0.02 ∆E*σ, 1 σ (10 consecutive
measurements on white)
Reproducibility0.20 ∆E*, 1 σ (average on 12 BCRA II
tiles )
Colour ScalesE, E CMC, E DIN6175
Effect Parameters
Sparkle , Graininess
IlluminantsA , C , D50 , D65, F2,F7 , F11 , F12
Observer
2°, 10°
Memory
1000 standards / samples
LanguageEnglish, German, French, Italian,
Spanish
Power Supply
4 AA NiMH batteries.
Operating Temperature 10° – 42° C ( 50 – 110° F )
Relative Humidityup to 85% , 35° C ( 95° F 0 ; non
condensing
Dimensions218 x 8.1 x 14.7cm (8.6 x 3.2 x 5.8 in)
Weight
approx 1.3kg ( approx 2.86lbs )
Gardner colour scale
Byk-mac
70—
3—
10—
4—
5—
6—
7—
8—
10—
50—
3—
67/6.6—
9—
30—
40/3.7—
2—
20—
20—
8—
30/2.9—
30—
15—
7—
20/2.1—
1.5—
600—
400—
40—
70/7.0— 12/1.5—
10—
6—
50—
52/4.6— 8.0/1.0—
7—
5—
1000—
60—
32/3.8— 4.6/0.8—
5—
4—
70—
3— 500—
3— 17/2.3— 2.5/0.5—
80—
1— 4.5/1.0— 0.8/0.2—
1— 100—
100—
Comparison of visual colour systems with
Z-transmittance (approximate scale).
-16—
10—
1—
0.5—
Ordering references
Colour Comparator 2000-series
VCC2000 Gardner comparator 2000+
VCC2250 Pt-Co/Hazen/APHA 2250 comparator
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Colour Comparator 3000
Automatic Colorimeter PFX195
LICO 150
Lico 500
This comparator, employing a 3-section field of view
observation system, allows for easier colour matching due
to the advantage of being able to simultaneously view both
the sample and two consecutive glasses on the colour
scale. For rapid colour grading, the sample can be checked
within predetermined limits by setting the glass standards
to show the 2 limiting colours.The viewing conditions are
colour corrected to CIE standard illuminant C guaranteeing
constant lighting conditions for colour grading. Samples are
measured in 10.65 mm diameter clear glass tubes.
The PFX195 spectrophotometric colorimeter provides
objective, unbiased colour data according to a
comprehensive range of established industry colour scales,
spectral data and CIE values.
A Windows software programme is included to allow data to
be transferred to a PC and also provides for remote control.
Simple operation, comprehensive facilities and easy
maintenance make this colorimeter the perfect instrument for
both laboratory and production environments.
High performance, microprocessor controlled photometer
with ease of use operating combined with high accuracy and
battery power option for portable usage. The Lico 150 can
carry out exact colorimetric evaluations in conformity with
several ISO/ASTM standards with just a single measurement.
It displays the result in traditional colour numbers such as
Iodine, Hazen/Alpha, Gardner, Saybolt, and ASTM colour. All
5 colour scales are included, so that the Lico 150 can also be
used universally in the laboratory or production control.
High performance, microprocessor based spectrophotometer
with a wavelength range from 380 to 720nm for colour
measurement or 320 to 1100nm for routine analysis.
Features
For Gardner scale evaluation, 1-18 units
10 mm path length
Tungsten halogen light source,
corrected to CIE illuminant C
Standard package: Comparator, 2 glass coloured
standards, 1 test tube Ø‑10.65‑mm
Features
Path length: 0.1 to 50 mm
Can be used with Ø10.65 mm tube or 12.5 mm cell,
with optional adaptor
Data storage: up to 32 data sets
RS232 port, parallel printer port
Test with 1 certified glass filter (included), or optional filters
set and colour standards
Data collecting software for Windows included
Performance
9 interference filters
Spectral ranges: 420-710 nm
Repeatability: - chromaticity x/y: ± 0.0004
- transmittance: ± 0.5%
Light source: filament lamp, easy to replace by user
4 scalesPath length (mm)Range
Pt.‑Co.‑/‑APHA (Hazen) 50
0-500 mg/l
Ordering references
Colour Comparator 3000-series
VCC3000
Gardner comparator 3000
Iodine 10
1-500 units
Gardner
10
0-18 units
Yellow index 10, 25, 50
Colour systems: XYZ, xyY, CIE L*a*b*, ΔE*, L*C*h
Spectral data: 0-100 %, optical density: 0-2.5
Optional accessories
VCC3000/1
Test tube Ø10.65 mm
VCC3000/2Fused cell 10 mm
VCC3000/3,4,5Individual certified standard 500 ml,
Gardner n. 2, 5 or 8
VCC3000/6Set of 2 conformance filters,
Gardner n. 3 & 17
Features
Touch-screen TFT-Colour-Display
Automatic cuvette recognition
Data log for 500 colour values, 50 colour references, 500
photometric readings, 20 wavelength scans , 20 time
scans.
Automatic zero calibration program
Reference Beam Technology
Password protection
USB-Ports
Colour systems
Iodine, Hazen/APHA, Gardner-color, Saybolt, Mineral Oil,
Klett-color, Hess-Ives, ADMI, Yellowness-index, AOCS-Red/
Yellow, Chlorophyll A, CIE-Lab, Hunter-lab, XYZ,
European and US Pharmacopoeia
Colour measurement methods
Hazen/Alpha/PtCo-color
Gardner color
Iodine – color
Saybolt – color
ASTM D 1500
Photometric methods
Wavelength scan 320 – 1100nm incl.
Difference mode.
Time course mode
Single & Multi Wavelength mode.
Included Accessories
Universal Power supply 100 – 240V , 50-60Hz , incl
Dust cover
User Manual
Ordering references
PFX 195
PFX195Automatic colorimeter PFX195
Optional accessories
PFX195/1Optical fused cell 10 mm path length
PFX195/2Optical fused cell 50 mm path length
PFX195/3
Test tube Ø10.65 mm
PFX195/4Adaptor for 10.65 mm test tube
VCC3000/3,4,5Individual certified standard 500ml,
Gardner n. 2, 5 or 8
PFX195/5...9 Individual certified standard 500ml
Pt.-Co. n° 5, 10, 15, 30 or 50
PFX195/10Set of 4 conformance filters,
Gardner n° 2, 8, 12 & 17
PFX195/11
Set of 5 conformance filters,
Pt.-Co.-/-APHA (Hazen)
n° 5, 20, 50, 100, 300
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Features
Touch-screen TFT Display
16 Language for user interface
Battery option
Automatic cuvette recognition
Data log for 200 colour values
Automatic zero calibration programme
Reference Beam Technology
Password protection, GLP documentation
1 USB-Port for keyboard, memory stick, printer
1 USB-Port for PC
Lico 500 can carry out exact colorimetric evaluation in
conformity with several ISO/ASTM standards with a single
measurement and display the result in systems such as
Iodine, Hazen/Alpha or Gardner colour numbers as well as
CIE-L*a*b* colour values. In addition there are over 20 indexes,
transmittance and absorbance can be measured at individual
wavelengths, so that the Lico 500 can also be used universally
for analytical purposes in the laboratory.
Ordering References
L150Lico 150 colorimeter
L150/1
Starter Kit ( L282 , L341, L293 )
L150/2Test filter set for stray light, absorbance and
wavelength check.
L150/3
Certified testing solution set “Addista-color”
L150/4Round cuvette 11mm, glass, disposable , pk/500
L150/5Rectangular cuvette 50x10mm disposable pk/50
L150/6Rectangular cuvette 50x10mm with caps, plastic,
disposable, pk/10.
L150/7Rectangular cuvette 50x10mm , glass pk/1
L150/8Rectangular cuvette 10x10mm , glass pk/3
L150/9USB-Keyboard ( US layout )
L150/10USB-Barcode Scanner ( hand held scanner )
L150/11USB-Memory Stick
L150/12
Lithium-Ion Battery , 11v , 4400mAh , 300g
L150/13PC-Software Data Trans , incl USB cable
L150/14Replacement bulb 6V , 10W
Dimensions 22.0 x 13.5 x 33.0 cm
Weight 4KG
Ordering reference
Lico 500 Spectrophotometer 100-240V , 50-60 HZ
Optional accessories
L500/1
Starter Kit
L500/2Test Filter Set for stray light, absorbance & wave
lenght check
L500/3Adista-color test solution
L500/4Round Cuvettes , 11mm glass , pk500
L500/5Rectangular cuvette , 50x10mm, plastic , pk50
L500/6Rectangular cuvette , 50x10mm, plastic with caps
pk10
L500/7Rectangular cuvette , 50x10mm,glass pk1
L500/8Rectangular cuvette , 10x10mm, glass , pk3
L500/9USB-Keyboard ( US layout )
L500/10USB-Barcode Scanner ( hand held sensor )
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Appearance
2.0
gloss
General
Gloss is an important attribute of surface appearance,
it changes our perception of colours and shapes and
influences our overall visual experience.
Gloss affects objects by the interaction of incident light with
the surface and observer and depends on variables such as
illumination angle, surface profile, physical characteristics
and observation conditions.
For many products, gloss can play an important part in
their visual acceptability and for quality purposes should be
monitored with precision instrumentation particularly when it
varies through the process.
Gloss measurement
Unified methods for the measurement of gloss are described
in ASTM, DIN and ISO standards.
When a defined light source illuminates a surface, it is partly
scattered and partly reflected in the equal but opposite
angle. This specular reflection determines the surfaces gloss
level. The intensity of the specular reflection, which depends
on the material and the illumination angle, is measured under
specified conditions. Results are expressed in Gloss Units
(GU), which is a calibrated scaling based on the refractive
index of a black glass having a specular reflectance of 100
Gloss Units (GU) at the specified angle. All non-metallic
materials e.g. paints or plastics can have a value related to
this level, while for highly reflective metallic surfaces e.g.
plated components and some raw materials can reach 2000
GU (mirror gloss).
Multi purpose geometries
Glossmeters
Our range of instruments offer a variety of measurement
geometries each applicable to different gloss measurement
applications or materials.
Generally three geometries cover the majority of industrial
applications:
- 20° for high gloss surfaces
- 60° for medium gloss surfaces
- 85° for low gloss or matt surfaces
The 60° geometry is widely used due to its medium gloss
coverage. However, it has been experimentally shown that
when readings taken at 60° exceed 70 GU, then a change to
20° is recommended for better differentiation. Equally when
readings drop below 10 GU the geometry should be changed
to 85° for the same reason.
For some specific industrial applications such as the
measurement of ceramics, plastics and paper, special 45° or
75° geometries are also available.
All Sheen glossmeters include certified calibration standards,
traceable to BAM, the German National Standards authority
for gloss measurement.
Glossmaster
Tri-Glossmaster 20-60-85°
This brand new generation of truly portable glossmeters
have been designed mainly with the user in mind. They not
only offer top performance, greater versatility and ease of
use but also include enhanced features.
With the most powerful built-in data processing capability,
including difference calculations and pass-fail functions,
they make Quality Control easier than ever before with true
compliance to all International Standards.
The menu-guided operation is simply controlled and
activated by a jog-dial button. Data can be stored in the
large capacity memory and output to ExcelTM for professional
detailed reports using the included Easy-link software.
The instruments high precision measurements and reliable
automatic calibration contribute to strengthen your quality
standards.
All these performances are contained in a compact, sturdy
and light weight unit.
This versatile glossmeter covers a wide range of applications
from matt to high gloss measurements conforming to
International Standards. Samples can be measured
separately at each angle or at 2 or 3 angles simultaneously
and effectively processed using the powerful built-in
software.
4 models are available:
- Tri-Glossmaster 20-60-85°: 3 angles in one instrument
- Glossmaster single-angle: 20, 60, or 85°.
Features
Menu guided operation, activated by the jog-dial button
Reading: 20°-60°-85° separately, or simultaneously 20+60°,
60+85°, 20+60+85°
Difference & Pass-Fail reading (memory for 50 references)
Continuous reading with actual value, average, min., max.
Statistics:
- adjustable number of readings/sample, from 2 to 99
- selectable display with actual value, average,
std. deviation, min., max., range, difference, pass/fail
Memory: 999 readings, saved with individual name, date &
time and recall function
Automatic calibration check
Protective holder with integrated calibration standard
(including traceable certificate)
RS 232 output to PC, including Easy-link software
Standard package: Instrument & calibration holder
(certified), Easy-link software & PC cable, Manual,
Battery, Case
Performance
Auto-range: 0-2000 GU (20°)
0-1000 GU (60°)
0-160 GU (85°)
Suitable for non-metal and metal surfaces
Repeatability: 0.2 GU (0-99.9 GU) – 0.2% (100-2000 GU)
Reproducibility: 0.5 GU (0-99.9 GU) – 0.5% (100-2000 GU)
Measuring time: 0.5 sec./each geometry
Measuring area, mm: 10 x 10 (20°), 9 x 15 (60°),
5 x 38 (85°)
Language: English, Spanish, German, French,
Italian, Japanese
Auto shut-off: adjustable 10 to 99 sec.
Power: 1 x 1.5V Mignon Alkaline battery for 10,000
readings, or external power supply.
Gloss differentiation
Table A
Gloss instruments selection chart
Geometry
20°
60°
85°
45°
75°
High gloss
Medium glossLow gloss
Medium glossLow gloss
CeramicPaper
Application
General purposes
Foil
Vinyl
ASTM C346
ASTM C584
ASTM D523
ASTM D2457
AS 1580 (602.2)
BS 3900 D5
DIN 67530
DIN EN ISO 2813
JIS Z 8741
MFT 30064
TAPPI T480 EN ISO 7668 (mirror)*
* Suitable also for mirror gloss, please check instrument & version specific working ranges
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Many new features
New Jog-dial button
for easy operation
Professionnal
documentation
Ordering references overleaf>>
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Software (included)
Easy-link, for data downloads to Excel, with standard
templates for professional QC reports.
Tri-Glossmaster µ
Minigloss 60°
Microgloss 60° SO (small orifice)
This three angle 20-60-85° gloss meter is identical to the
Tri-Glossmaster, but equipped with a built-in thickness
gauge enabling gloss measurements to made as a function
of the coatings thickness on the same sample spot,
measuring in seconds.
This economy, pocket sized, 60° gloss meter offers high
quality measurement and is very easy to use.
The steel case protects the optical system and the
electronics either in the lab, in the workshop, or in the field.
This 60° gloss meter is specially designed for measurement
of small areas. This feature is of particular interest to
packaging, metal finishing, automotive, plastics, or other
products with particular shape or size, which are difficult to
measure with gloss meters equipped with a standard size
orifice.
Features
Suitable for high (metallic) to low gloss surfaces
Simultaneous display of 20/60/85° readings
Automatic diagnosis & long term stable calibration
Built-in coatings thickness gauge for ferrous (F) and
non-ferrous (FN) substrates
Statistics, difference & pass-fail
Memory for 999 readings with name input
RS232 output to PC, Easy-link software included
Standard package:
Features
Easy to use - one button operation
Automatic digital push button calibration
Range: 0.1-100 GU, repeatability: ± 0.5 GU,
precision: ± 1 GU
Large backlit LCD display, visible even in low light area
Automatic power off & low battery warning
Powered by mains/rechargeable batteries
(900 readings/charge)
Standard package: Instrument, certified standard, charger,
carrying case.
Instrument & calibration holder (certified), zero standards F &
NF, Easy-link software, PC cable, battery, operating manual,
carrying case.
Integrated calibration
standard (certified)
Tri-angle linearity check
standard (certified)
Ordering reference
Tri-Glossmaster
260
Tri-Glossmaster 20-60-85°
Optional accessories
BG4401 USB Adapter, including driver software
BG4403External power supply, 90-264V,
self adapting, European plug
BG4404External power supply, 90-264V,
self adapting, UK plug
BG4432Linearity check standard Tri-angle (certified)
BG4433Linearity check standard Tri-angle mirror
(certified)
Glossmaster Single Angle: 20,‑60,‑or 85°
Identical features as for Tri-GLOSSMASTER, but measuring
only at one angle.
Performance
Gloss range, GU: 0-2000 (20°), 0-1000 (60°), 0-160 (85°)
Measuring area, mm: 10 x 10 (20°), 9 x 15 (60°), 5 x 38 (85°)
Coatings thickness range: 0-500 µm (0-20 mils)
Repeatability for Gloss 0-99.9 GU, (100-2000 GU):
respectively 0.5 GU, (0.5%)
Reproducibility: Gloss,
respectively: 1 GU, (1%) - Thickness: 2%
Features
2 versions available: for normal surfaces, or for mirror
gloss surfaces
Measurement area: 2x2 mm
Automatic calibration on standard supplied
Statistics: latest reading, number of readings, max., min.,
average, standard deviation
Batch facility
Memory: 4000 readings
RS232 output (3-pin DIN socket) to printer or PC
Powered by mains/built-in rechargeable battery
Internal lithium battery, storage of calibration data &
readings up to 10 years
Standard package: Instrument, calibration standard,
charger, carrying case.
Ordering reference
Tri-Glossmaster µ
260T
Tri-Glossmaster µ
Optional accessories
See Tri-Glossmaster above
Standards
Gloss
Thickness
ASTM
DIN EN ISO
EN ISO
see table A
B499, D1400
2360
2178
Ordering reference
Minigloss 60
101N
Minigloss 60°
Standards
See table A
Measuring Area
Ordering references
Glossmaster (single-angle)
261
Glossmaster 20°
262
Glossmaster 60°
263
Glossmaster 85°
Optional accessories
BG4401 USB Adapter, including driver software
BG4403External power supply, 90-264V, self adapting,
European plug
BG4404External power supply, 90-264V, self adapting,
UK plug
BG4422Linearity check standard 20°,
high & semi-gloss tile (certified)
BG4462Linearity check standard 60°,
high & semi-gloss tile (certified)
BG4487Linearity check standard 85°,
high & semi-gloss tile (certified)
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Standard 60°
Microgloss 155/SO
Ordering reference
Microgloss 60°-SO
155/SO
Microgloss 60° small orifice
155/SO/MMicrogloss 60° small orifice,
“mirror” (0-999 GU)
Standards
See table A
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Appearance
Bench Glossmeter
Microgloss 45° or 75°
This bench top unit is designed for the gloss measurement of
curved or specially shaped surfaces difficult to measure with
pocket instruments. The flat top allows large samples to be
conveniently and accurately placed onto the glossmeter for
measurement.
Optional alignment guides allow small pieces to be precisely
positioned onto the small measurement orifice (SO model)
for optimal reproducibility.
Different versions available:
60°: measurement area: 9 x 15mm, range 0-1000 GU
autoranging (normal and mirror gloss)
60°/SO: small orifice: 2 x 2mm, range 0-1000 GU
autoranging (normal and mirror gloss)
20° & 60°: for general purpose, medium and
high gloss surfaces
75°: for the paper industry.
Certain applications demand the use of glossmeters with
specific geometries.
These pocket size instrument with dedicated geometries
have been designed to meet these requirements.
45°: for ceramics, plastics, plastic films – measuring area:
9 x 13mm, range 0-180 GU
75°: for paper, paperboard, structured plastics –
measuring area: 9 x 21 mm, range 0-140 GU
Features
Automatic calibration
Statistics
Easy to use, clear LCD display
Memory: 4000 readings
Powered by mains/built-in rechargeable battery
RS232 output to printer or PC (ASCII format)
Optional remote footswitch for hands free operation
Standard package: Instrument, certified calibration
standard, rechargeable batteries & charger.
Ordering references
Bench-Glossmaster
157/60
Bench Glossmaster 60°
157/60/SO
Bench Glossmaster 60° - Small Orifice
157/20/60
Bench Glossmaster 20 & 60°
157/75
Bench Glossmaster 75°
Optional accessories
157/022/S Footswitch for all models
157/034/AAlignment guide - factory fitted (only for
157/60/SO) to be placed at the time of ordering
Features
Automatic calibration, menu-guided operation
Statistics: number of readings, mean, standard deviation
Memory: 999 readings
RS232 output to printer or PC, Easy-link Software included
Standard package: Instrument & calibration holder
(certified), Easy-link & PC cable, 2 x AA/1.5V batteries,
leather pouch, operating manual and carrying case.
Ordering references
Microgloss 45 or 75
164
Microgloss 45°
165
Microgloss 75°
Optional accessories
BG4537 Linearity check standard 45°
BG4555Linearity check standard 75°
BG6650Portable serial printer 230V,
40 column with charger
BG6649Portable serial printer 115V,
40 column with charger
BG4401USB Adapter, driver included
Standards
See table A
3.0
Performance
Gloss range: 0 to 2000 GU,
repeatability: 0.2 GU,
reproducibility: 0.5 GU
Haze range: 10 to 2500 HU (Haze Unit),
repeatability: ± 1HU,
reproducibility: ± 7HU.
gloss & haze
Sensors
Haze
Gloss
General
A high gloss surface is expected to have a clear and brilliant
appearance, however due to certain structural defects it
may exhibit a milky appearance, which reduces its reflecting
quality.
This milkiness or haze effect may be caused by various
physical parameters:
degree of dispersion (particle size), or additives
type of application (flocculation from electrostatic or
pneumatic spraying)
weathering, polishing or abrasion
To measure haze in conjunction with gloss, a special gloss
meter equipped with two additional sensors next to the 20°
gloss sensor captures the scattered light, allows simultaneous
evaluation of both parameters for better process control.
Haze-Gloss
This versatile laboratory instrument is designed for
measurements of gloss, mirror gloss and Haze.
The special optical system and robust design provide
excellent long term stability, accuracy and repeatablity.
A foot switch, motorized sample holder and spot target
illumination automate routine operations.
Features
Measurement at 20-60-85° of Gloss & Mirror Gloss, and
Haze at 20°
Reference beam, closed optics, self diagnosis for
accurate measurements
Statistics: average, min., max., standard deviation
Memory: 9 x 600 values
Serial RS232, data output to Excel via Easy-link software
(included)
Standard package: Instrument with certified Gloss & Haze
standards, Easy-link software, PC cable, foot switch
Ordering references
Haze-Gloss
BG4601
Haze - Gloss
Optional accessories
BG4616 Certified medium gloss standard 20°
BG4617
Certified medium gloss standard 60°
BG4618
Certified medium gloss standard 85°
BG4056
Mirror gloss standard
Standards
Gloss: See table A
Haze
ASTME430
ISODIS13803
Micro-Haze Plus
This small, portable instrument simultaneously measures
Gloss and Haze at 20° and is ideal for Quality Control
of finished products in the production process, or at the
customers site.
Features
Haze & Gloss at 20°
Automatic calibration on certified standards
Statistics: average, std. deviation
Serial RS232 data output to PC via included Easy-link
software, or to portable printer
Memory: 999 values
Standard package: Instrument, holder with integrated
certified Gloss & Haze standards, Easy-link software, PC
cable, Leather pouch, manual & transport case, 2 x AA1.5V
Mignon batteries.
Performance
Gloss range: 0-180 GU, repeatability: 0.5‑GU,
reproducibility: 1 GU
Haze range: 10-500 HU (Haze Unit), repeatability: ± 1 HU,
Reproducibility: ± 7 HU.
Standards
See table A
Ordering references
Micro-Haze
BG4632
Micro - Haze Plus
Optional accessories
BG4514 HIgh & medium gloss check standard,
certified
BG6650Portable printer 230V (115V upon request)
BG4401USB Adaptor, driver included
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Appearance
4.0
Wavescan Dual
orange peel & doi
Orange peel is a phenomenon perceived as
a wavy pattern disturbing highly glossed
painted surfaces e.g. automotive body
finishes. It affects the smoothness and the
mirror-like appearance of such finishes.
The causes could be due to a number
of factors: the flow and levelling
characteristics of the paint system,
processing parameters, coating thickness,
substrate roughness, or paint formulation.
This effect can be seen from varying
distances, from approx. 0.4 to 3 m, as small
and large waviness patterns. In addition
to the visible conditions, invisible patterns
less than 0.1 mm reduce the gloss, and as
a result affect the Distinctness of Image
(DOI).
In the past, these appearance attributes
were measured in various different terms
or scales, depending on the manufacturers
and their evaluation practices. Today the
Wave-Scan DOI offers standard methods
to objectively define these attributes and
ensure better process control, of particular
use in the automotive industry.
Small waves
Large waves
40
30
20
10
0
Measurement of Orange Peel
< 0.1
du
< 0.1-0.3
Wa
< 0.3-1
Wb
1-3
Wc
3-10
Wd
10-30 mm
We
3-10
Wd
10-30 mm
We
Structure spectrum
50
16 µm
40
24 µm
30
30 µm
20
50 µm
10
0
Measurement of dullness
18
< 0.1
du
< 0.1-0.3
Wa
< 0.3-1
Wb
1-3
Wc
Influence of film thickness
This portable instrument allows objective QC evaluation of
surface quality after each point of the painting process.
As with the Wave-scan DOI, the integrated laser system
scans the specimen at 60< degrees symbol> over a defined
distance collecting the optical profile.
In order to reproduce human eye response the orange peel
structures are divided into different levels within a spectrum
ranging from 0.1 to 30 mm wavelengths.
Additionally an infra-red high energy LED also performs
dullness measurement over the same distance using a newly
integrated CCD camera, providing greater information on the
image forming qualities, related to the DOI, of the surface
caused by structures < 0.1mm.
Data can be transferred from the instrument to a powerful
data capture/analysis package, Autochart, which is provided
with the instrument.
Features
Optimal correlation to the visual perception of
Orange peel & DOI
Output of Long Waves & Short Waves, and DOI
Independent of paint system and refractive index
Reliable measurements on test panels or curved parts
Suitable for solid and metallic coatings
One-hand operation, self calibration
User–defined sampling procedure
Memory 599 values with zone identification
Data analysis & management with Auto-chart software
Standard package: Instrument, Certified reference tile,
Protective cover, Auto-chart software on CD, Docking
station and interface cable, 2 rechargeable Li-Ion battery
packs, Battery holder for AA alkaline or rechargeable
batteries, 3 Batteries, Operating Manual and Carrying case.
Auto-chart software
Instrument programming:
- object identification: car model, colour, paint line
- definition of measurement sequence and zones
identification
Analysis with ExcelTM and AccessTM:
- trend graph, products comparison, history, structure
“spectrum”
Performance
Application
High to Semi Gloss: du<65, linear range
High Gloss Surface: du<40, linear range
Structure Spectrum
- du
<0.1 mm
- Wc
1 to 3 mm
- Wa
0.1 to 0.3 mm
- Wd
3 to 10 mm
- Wb
0.3 to 1 mm
- We
10 to 130 mm
Repeatability:
du<40: 4% or >0.4
du<40: 4% or >0.4
Reproducibility:
du<40: 4% or >0.4
du<40: 4% or >0.4
Object curvature
radius >500 mm
Min. sample size
35 mm x 150 mm
Scan length
5 / 10 / 20 cm
Resolution
375 points/cm
Memory
1500 readings
Interface USB 1.1
Light sourceLaser diode, LED and IR-SLED
Laser energy
<1mw ( Laser class 2)
Dimensions
150 x 110 x 55 mm (5.9 x 4.3 x 2.2in.)
Weight
650g (1.5lbs)
Ordering references
Wavescan Dual
BG4840
Wave-scan dual
BG4846
Wave-scan II
Optional accessories
BG4843Reference tile for Wave-scan dual
BG4847Reference tile for Wave-scan II
BG4841Docking station for Wave-scan dual
BG4825
Clear tape for low gloss surfaces
Features
High Gloss Surfaces: du<40, linear range
Structure Spectrum
- du:
<0.1 mm
- Wa:
0.1 to 0.3 mm
- Wb:
0.3 to 1 mm
- Wc:
1 to 3 mm
- Wd:
3 to 10 mm
Scan Length
- 20cm: du, Wa….Wd, L,S, DOI
- 10cm: du, Wa….Wd, L,S, DOI
- 5cm: du, Wa….Wd, L,S, DOI
- 0cm: du, Wa, Wb, DOI
Repeatability:
8% or >0.8
Reproducibility:
12% or >1.2
Object curvature: radius >300 mm
Min. sample size: 25mm x 40 mm
Scan length:
5 / 10 / 20 cm
Resolution:
375 points/cm
Memory:
2000 readings
Interface:
Serial RS232
Light source:Laser diode, LED
Laser energy:
<1 mw ( Laser class 2)
Dimensions:
70 x 120 x 40 mm (2.7 x 4.7 x 1.6 in.)
Weight:
250 g (0.6 lbs)
Micro-wave-scan
This small compact portable instrument allows Orange Peel
and DOI measurements to be made easily on small and
curved surfaces. Exterior automotive components including
mirror housings, door handles and decorative trim can be
effectively measured to ensure consistency in surface finish.
DOI measurements are also possible without the need to
scan the surface.
With good correlation to the Wavescan DOI, this instrument
can measure samples of minimum size 25mm x 40mm and
has user selectable scan lengths of 20, 10 or even 5cm. The
instrument is powered by a rechargeable battery pack (LiIon) using the docking station supplied that automatically
charges the battery pack when it is not being used. The
station can be connected to a pc to allow the data transfer
of stored values. Optionally the instrument can be powered
by 2 standard mignon alkaline or rechargeable batteries
which will allow 1000 readings to be made before requiring
replacement / recharging.
2000 readings can be stored in the instrument in selectable
memories.
Ordering references
Micro-wave-scan
BG4824 Micro-wave-scan
Optional accessories
BG4828Docking station
BG4829Reference tile for micro-wave-scan
BG4401USB Adaptor
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Appearance
Appearance
5.0
Pfund Black & White Cryptometer
opacity
Sheen-Opac
An easy to use instrument for measurement of the opacity,
or luminuous reflectance, of a grey scale. Suitable for the
evaluation of a coatings hiding power, or simple shade
sorting tasks of metallised films, anodized aluminium or
ceramics.
Features
Automatic calibration on 2 included calibration standards
Large backlit LCD display of individual readings
Rechargeable batteries, with dual voltage mains battery
recharger supplied.
Performance
Geometry 45/0°, CIE Illuminant C
Measuring area: 9 x 13 mm
Range: 0 – 100 units
Accuracy: ± 1 unit or 1% (full scale).
A simple and rapid test method to determine opacity in terms
of hiding and spreading powers. This precision instrument
is suitable for production and quality control purposes,
particularly when product specifications are based on the
evaluation of wet films instead of dry coatings.
The measurement is made simply by searching the position
on the engraved scale where the wet coating, trapped
between the wedged top plate and the scale, perfectly hides
the background.
Features
Supplied with 2 top plates & case
2 top plates combinations:
K=0.04 + K=0.08, or K=0.02 + K=0.07, with optional
K=0.035A simple and rapid test method to determine
opacity in terms of hiding and spreading powers. This
precision instrument is suitable for production and quality
control purposes, particularly when product specifications
are based on the evaluation of wet films instead of dry
coatings.
6.0
transparency, haze & clarity
The optical properties of many materials
such as plastic films, sheets, panels and
glass are essential for their suitability in a
particular application. The light absorption
or scattering behaviour of these materials
determines their transparent or hazy
effects and how objects can be seen
through them.
These characteristics are a result of the
total transmittance capability, which
consists of directly transmitted light and
diffuse components. Wide angle scattering
causes Haze or loss of contrast, narrow
scattering affects the see-through quality
or clarity. All these parameters can
be measured effectively with the
Haze-Gard Plus.
Haze
Clarity
Ordering references
Haze-Gard Plus
BG4725
Haze-gard Plus Illuminant C
BG4726
Haze-gard Plus Illuminant A
Optional accessories
BG4734 Clarity check standard, certified
BG4745Haze certified standards,
set of 4 approx. 1-5-10-20-30%*
BG4754Transmittance certified standards, set of 4
approx. 1-5-10-20-30%*
BG4738Film holder
(size 17 x 10 cm, thickness <0.5 mm )
BG4735
Taber Abrasion holder
BG4739
Cuvette holder
BG6180-83Cuvette for liquid,
path length 2.5/4.0/5.0/10.0 mm
BG6650Portable printer 230V
(115V upon request)
* Individual standards also available upon request
Haze-Gard Dual
Based on the same instrument as the Haze-gard Plus and
offering comparable features, this version is designed to
perform Transmittance and Transmission Haze measurements
according to either ASTM 1003 / non-compensated, or ISO
13468 / compensated methods. In the former method results
are affected by the sample reflection meanwhile in the latter
they are independent from the samples reflective properties.
Features (difference to Haze-gard Plus)
Memory : 3 x 999 values
Standard package: Instrument, zero standard, foot switch,
Easy-link software, PC cable, operation manual.
Ordering references
Sheen - Opac
310
Sheen - Opac
Standards
BS
DIN
ISO
3900 D6/D7
55984
3906, 6504
Get the best results from your
measurements!
To achieve repeatable and reliable appearance
measurements experts recommend the use of accurate
automatic application equipment.
Sheen Instruments offer a range of film applicators, including
automatic draw down and centrifugal applicators, which
provide outstanding precision to eliminate inconsistencies
and variations during sample preparation.
Visit our web site www.sheeninstruments.com or contact
us for more information.
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Ordering references
Pfund Cryptometer
302/1Pfund B/W Cryptometer with plates
K=0.04 + K=0.08
302/2Pfund B/W Cryptometer with plates
K=0.02 + K=0.07
Optional accessories
302/K0035Optional extra top plate K=0.035
Haze-Gard Plus
This instrument, equipped with an integrating sphere offers
reliable and accurate measurement of Total Transmittance,
Haze, and Clarity. A large variety of samples can be easily
positioned onto the sample port, and measurements made
independent from the ambient lighting conditions.
2 models available:
- Haze-Gard Plus illuminant C for general purposes
- Haze-Gard Plus illuminant A for automotive windshields
Features
Reference beam, self-diagnosis, enclosed optics for long
term accuracy
Statistics: average, std. deviation, variance coefficient,
min/max.
Memory : 7 x 999 values
Serial RS232, data output to printer or PC, via Easy-link
software included
Foot switch & automatic measurements for hand-free
operation
Standard package: Instrument, zero standard, Clarity
standard, foot switch, Easy-link software, PC cable,
operation manual.
Performance
Geometry: 0°/diffuse, sample port: Ø25.4 mm,
measurement area : Ø18 mm
Illuminant CIE/C or A, spectral response: CIE f(Y)
Range: 0-100%, repeatability: ± 0.1, reproducibility: ± 0.4 unit.
Performance
Geometry: 0°/diffuse, sample port: Ø21 mm,
measurement area‑: Ø16.5 mm
Illuminant CIE/ D65, spectral response: CIE f(Y)
Range: 0-100%, repeatability: ± 0.1, reproducibility: ± 0.4
unit.
ASTM 1003
ISO 13468
Ordering references
Haze-gard Dual
BG4727 Haze-gard Dual
Optional accessories
BG4765Haze certified standards, set of 5 approx.
1-5-10-20-30%*
Transmittance standards, Film holder, Taber Abraser holder,
Cuvette holder, Cuvettes, Portable printer
(see Haze - gard Plus)
Standards
ASTMD 1003, 1044
ISO
13468, 14782
* Individual standards also available upon request
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Physical testing
7.0
Physical testing
Abrasion, Scrub & Washability
Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester
The primary requirement of a surface coating
system is to withstand external environmental
or physical conditions. Ultimately the coating
formulation will depend on its suitability for
use in specific applications and in itself be
dependant on the quality of the raw materials
used and the methods in which it is applied.
In order to simulate real world conditions
in a QC or Production environment it is
essential that precision test equipment is
used to ensure that quality standards are met
consistently between each production batch.
Sheen Instruments offer a complete range
of products for specific physical testing
requirement whether it be for automotive,
decorative or industrial applications.
This machine is widely used to test the resistance of many
materials to scrub, abrasion, washing. Paints, varnishes,
other coatings and finishing can be applied on various
supporting media e.g. plastic, glass, wood, paper, leather
etc., and submitted to the accelerated test, by reciprocating
brushes, sponges or abrasives on the samples with (or
without) reagent depending on methods. When applicable,
the machine is fitted with a dosing peristaltic pump.
Wearing, loss of gloss, damages or soil removal capability
of detergents can be observed with high repeatability and
reproducibility.
Features
Heavy duty motor, scrub rate 37 ±1 cycles/min.
Adjustable stroke length 100 to 300 mm, per 50 mm
increments
5-digit preset counter, to max. 99,999 cycles
2-holder carriage to hold brushes, sponges, or abrasives
quick release clamping frame to hold samples from 10 x
135 mm to 320 x 470 mm, up to 30 mm thickness
Built-in fan cooling to prevent sample heating
Peristaltic pump (when applicable), free from reagent
contamination
Standard delivery: machine complete with 6 mm glass
bed, stainless steel collecting tray, reagent container,
standard brass shim, when applicable: peristaltic pump,
tubing and fitting.
240 V/ 50 Hz or 110 V/ 60 Hz
903/3Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester ASTM D 3450
carriage assembly with pump with applied load
1500 g., 2 sponges
903/4Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester ASTM D 5213 carriage
assembly with pump with applied load 470 g.,
2 sponges & 2 pads
903/5Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester ASTM D 4828
carriage assembly with pump with applied load
1000 g., 2 sponges
903/6Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester EN12956: dual speed
motor, 3 carriage assemblies (No pump):
spongeability: applied load 100 g., 2 sponges
washability: applied load 550 g., 2 felt sheets
scrubbability: applied load 600 g., 2 polyamide
bristle brushes
903/7Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester BS7719
carriage assembly with applied load 130 g., 2 non
woven pads backed by sponge
903/8Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester ISO 11998 / BS 3900
F17: carriage assembly with applied load 135 g.,
2 non woven abrasive pads
Optional accessories
903/037/DAdditional weights for ref. 903 (8 x 25 g.,
8 x 50 g., 8 x 100 g., 8 x 200 g.) + 4 weight holder
Consumables
903/138/P2 Black plastic panel Cobex, pack of 100
903/050/DScrubbing Pads for ref. 903/7, BS7719, pack of
50 – 100 or 200 pcs. Available
903/307/D Scrubbing Pads for ref. 903/4
903/SM/1ASTM D3450/4213 Scrub Medium, non-abrasive
type, 473 ml (suitable for use with 903/4)
903/SM/2ASTM D2486/3450 Scrub Medium, abrasive
type, 473 ml (suitable for use with 903/2)
903/ST/1ASTM D3450 Stain Medium, dispersion of
carbon black, 118 ml (suitable for use with 903/3)
Replacement brushes & sponges, pads, information is available upon request
*110 V / 60 Hz available on request, please specify when ordering
Washability Tester PG Version
Ordering references*
The following models are based on a machine equipped
with a peristaltic pump and 1 carriage assembly to specified
standard. Other carriage assemblies are optionally available,
to convert from existing specification to another.
Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester with pump
903Sheen Standard Wet Scrub Tester carriage
assembly with pump with applied load 500 g., 2
natural
bristle brushes
903/1Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester DIN 53778 carriage
assembly with pump with applied load 250 g., 2
natural bristle brushes
903/2Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester ASTM D 2486
carriage assembly with pump with applied load
454 g., 2 nylon brushes, 2 rubber mats, brass shim
12.7 x 0.25 mm
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Based on the same principle as of the Wet Scrub Tester
above, this model is specially designed for the detergent
industry to assess the effects of cleaning agents. The
machine is equipped with a 5-speed motor providing
20-25-30-35-37 strokes/min.
A lifting and tilting carriage assembly allows a rotation
through 180* of the 4 scrubbing head to facilitate direct
application of washing medium. Thus test with 1 or various
products can be carried out simultaneously. Carriage easy to
remove for cleaning. Weights can be added to scrub heads
from 300 to 1000 g. per 100 increments to increase test load.
An optional 4-display digital counter totalises the number of
strokes for each track. Counting process can be individually
stopped with 4 independent buttons, when a track reaches
an expected result.
240 V/ 50 Hz or 110 V/ 60 Hz
(please specify when ordering)
Ordering references*
Washability Tester PG Version
903/PG
Washability Tester PG Version
903PG/021/S Counter unit for 903/PG
*110 V / 60 Hz available on request, please specify when ordering
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Physical testing
Taber Abraser
Taber Linear Abraser
This typical machine is useful to evaluate the wear resistance
of numerous materials: coatings, textile, leather, rubber,
plastic, wood, glass, paper etc. The sample is fastened
onto a turntable rotating at constant speed whilst driving
2 abrasive wheels. The results vary according to the load
applied and the wheels used. They range from mild to coarse
abrasion, and are made of felt, rubber, sand paper, vitrified
clay, or tungsten carbide.
A special machine to evaluate abrasion resistance and
related properties of numerous finished products of any
shape or size: flat, concave or convex. It is equipped with a
reciprocating beam holding a floating head to follow sample
contours.
Adjustable stroke length, speed and load, combined with
various optional tools for testing abrasion, scratch, coinscrape or Crocktest extend its application fields.
Various optional accessories to extend test fields available
on request:
brading wheels - Grit Feeder allows specific test by
A
feeding and removing aluminium oxide grit onto the sample.
Multi-media attachment: recreates wear caused by liquids,
fluids and powder, to evaluate abrasivity of materials e.g.
paints, pigments, adhesives, pastes, etc.
Specific specimen holders
Wheel refacer: to dress the contact surfaces of wheels
Calibration kit: to verify operating parameters including
arm alignment, wheel tracking, vacuum suction force
8.0
Adhesion & Elasticity
Features
Highly repeatable test
Dial reading with peak indicator
Supplied with carry case, dollies, adhesive, electric
cleaning tool
Cross Hatch Cutter
The instrument is widely used to evaluate the adhesion
of various coatings. A high precision machined wheel
presenting 6 or 11 cutting blades with various spacing is
mounted in a handle. The test is carried out by performing 2
series of crossed cuts at right angle. The obtained lattice is
either brushed or cleared with adhesive tape. According to
the coatings thickness and the related spacing, the results
can be classified with reference to a standard scale.
Features
Long life tool with 8 cutting edges
Comfortable wood handle
5 tool sizes available
Ordering references
HATE Tester
755/X1003
HATE Adhesion Tester complete
755/1/XA001Flat dollies (spare, 10 pcs. - minimum order)
Standards
ASTMD4541
BSEN 24624
ISO
4624
Cupping Tester
Ordering references
Taber Linear Abraser - 230/110 V – 50/60 Hz
5750Taber Linear Abraser
Standards
ASTMD6279, D2197, D5178
ISO
105/X12
Ordering references
Taber Abraser - 230/110 V – 50/60 Hz
5135
Taber Abraser, single-head
5155
Taber Abraser, dual-head
5535
Taber Multi-media Abraser, single head
5555
Taber Multi-media rotary Abraser, dual head
5556Taber Multi-media Abraser, dual head
Standards
Complies to numerous ASTM, CCC, DIN, EN, ISO, JIS, MIL,
NF, SAE, SIS, TAPPI, UNE standards.
Please consult with Sheen Instruments, for your rquirements
Ordering references
Cross Hatch Cutter
750/1Cross Hatch Cutter, 6 blades,
spacing 1 mm (coating thickness 0-60 μm)
750/2Cross Hatch Cutter, 11 blades,
spacing 1 mm (coating thickness 0-60 μm)
750/3Cross Hatch Cutter, 6 blades,
spacing 1.5 mm
750/4Cross Hatch Cutter, 6 blades,
spacing 2 mm (coating thickness 60-120 μm)
750/5Cross Hatch Cutter, 6 blades,
spacing 3 mm (coating thickness 120-250 μm)
750/CKAccessories kit: carry case, brush,
magnifier, tape
750/SP1 Cross Hatch Cutter
(any model, please specify) + kit 750/CK
A world reference instrument to efficiently assess the
elasticity and cupping resistance of various coatings.
With a new highly functional geared design for linear force
transmission it is designed to aid user friendly testing.
A sample panel (max 1.25mm thick x 6” x 4”) with a minimum
coating thickness 0.3mm, is clamped by an upper wheel and
manually cupped by 20mm circumference hemispherical
indenter onto to a 27mm circumference die by a drive wheel.
The depth to cause failure is indicated very accurately on a
digital display, from 0 – 20mm , in increments of 0.01mm.
An illuminated magnifier provides easy visual inspection.
Features
Precision Gearbox provides linear force transmission
Two handled crank for ease of operation
14 crank revolutions = 1mm ball travel
Magnetically retained 20mm Chrome Steel Ball
LCD display with zero, 20.00 to 2 decimal places.
Resolution : 0.001mm , Accuracy +/- 0.005mm
NEW
Standards
ASTMD3002, 3359
BS DIN EN ISO 2409
Hydraulic Adhesion Tester
This hydraulic pull-off type tester is fitted with a flexible hose,
so that test can be performed on difficult to reach area, e.g.
internal or external pipe surfaces. A dolly is cemented onto
the test surface and after curing pulled-off by rotating the
instrument handle.
The test force is displayed on the dial scale, from 0 to 25
MPa / 0-3500 PSI (0-250 bar).
Ordering Reference
760N
Cupping Tester Complete ( New Design )
Standards
BS EN ISO
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1530
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Physical testing
9.0
Ordering references *
Bird Applicator
1100/50Bird Applicator, 50 mm film width,
gap size to 200 μm
1100/75Bird Applicator, 75 mm film width,
gap size to 200 μm
1100/ABird Applicator, 50 mm film width,
gap size 201-2000 μm
Application of film
Automatic Film Applicator
The Automatic Film Applicators are made with high precision
machined components, sturdy mainframe and heavy duty
power train assembly, to ensure long term reliable operation.
Consistent drawdown conditions such as speed, flatness,
combined with applicator gap and geometry are essential
to obtain perfectly reproducible samples, thus eliminating
human error and uncertainty.
Features (all models)
Standard wire bar coater attachment for all models
Precision-controlled beam for use with all types
of applicator
Constant applied downward force
Adjustable speed from 50 to 500 mm/s, per 10 mm/s.
increments.
Soft touch keyboard with large LED display
2 or 4 speed pre-selections allow custom speed memory.
Countdown timer for speed >200 mm/s.
Emergency stop & safety clutch
Bar applicator
Small bed – rubber mat
Similar to the Bird applicator, this version is fitted with
2 (removable) guides and can be used with 100 mm wide test
panels. For reliable repetitive drawdowns.
Standard film width 90 mm.
conomy version, 250 x 195 mm application area
E
High quality rubber mat with clip for smooth application
4 pre-set speed memory
Stroke length 240 mm
Can be used with almost applicators, and 180 mm wire bar
coater (ref. 1140/18, page 28)
Ext. W x H x D = 565 x 200 x 310
Ordering references
Automatic Film Applicator
1132N
Standard machine with glass bed
1133N
Standard machine with vacuum bed
1137 Smaller size machine
Film Applicators
The applicators are high precision machined, individually
calibrated and finished to meet the quality requirements of
the coatings industry. They provide perfect film drawdowns
and guarantee the most reliable sample preparation,
essential for all testing purposes. Suitable for application on
hiding charts or any sufficiently rigid support presenting flat
and smooth surface, they can be used on glass or flat metal
panels. All applicator blades are made of stainless steel.
Available with standard or custom made gap sizes.
Standards
ASTMD823
Ordering references
Bar Applicator
1101/90/25Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
25 μm gap size
1101/90/50Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
50 μm gap size
1101/90/75Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
75 μm gap size
1101/90/100Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
100 μm gap size
1101/90/150Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
150 μm gap size
1101/90/200Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
200 μm gap size
1101/90/250Bar Applicator 90 mm film width,
250 μm gap size
1101/ABar Applicator other film width,
other gap size *
Ordering references
Cube Applicator
1103
25 mm Cube Film Applicator 37/75 μm
1103/A
25 mm Cube Film Applicator - special sizes*
1104/1
50 mm Cube Film Applicator 50/100 μm
1104/2
50 mm Cube Film Applicator 150/200 μm
1104/A
50 mm Cube Film Applicator - special sizes*
*please specify gap size when ordering
Four sided applicators
A flexible and easy to use applicator, combining 4 gaps sizes
in one unit. The cylindrical shape provides excellent results
particularly on firm substrates and smooth surfaces. By
simply rotating through 90*, the next gap size is placed onto
the test surface.
*please specify film width & gap size when ordering
Bird applicators
Adjustable film applicator
A compact, easy to clean and handy mono-gap unit
for intensive daily operations. The prismatic shape
accommodates a wide variety of materials without applying
excessive shear. Available in 2 film width as standard:
50 or 75 mm.
This rugged applicator is fitted with a bevelled blade,
adjustable by means of 2 knurled screws, from 0 to 6000 μm.
The reduced shear effect provides close to gap initial wet
film thickness. Standard film width 76 mm.
Supplied with a set of shims: 3200 μm total thickness.
Large bed – glass type
Spring released clip for easy sample fastening
High precision glass bed for easy maintenance
Max. test panel size: 420 x 300 mm
3 programmable pre-set speed memory
Stroke length 350 mm
Can be used with any applicator, and 320 mm wire bar
coater (ref. 1140/32, page 28)
Ext. WxHxD = 632 x 500 x 220 mm
Ordering references
1102Adjustable Film Applicator including shims
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This small applicator is available with 16 or 45 mm film width
(overall width respectively 25 and 50 mm). It has 2 gap sizes,
machined into each application face. Ideal for application
of parallel film stripes. 25mm recommended for use in
conjunction with BK drying time recorder (see page 39 and
MFFT Bar page 49 )
*please specify gap size when ordering
Other width & gap size available upon request
Standards
ASTMD823 / C
3 models available:
Large bed – vacuum type:
Built-in vacuum pump, to maintain perfectly flat test
samples
High precision perforated aluminium bed with 2-size
application areas:
A3 (420 x 300 mm) or A4 (180 x 255 mm)
with pump switch for automatic surface recognition
Stroke length 350 or 180 mm
2 programmable pre-set speed memory
Removable bed for easy maintenance & cleaning
Can be used with any applicator, and 320 mm wire bar
coater (ref. 1140/32, page 28)
Ext. WxHxD = 632 x 500 x 220 mm
Cube applicator
Ordering references
4-sided Applicator
1107/60/14-sided Applicator 60 mm film width,
30-60-90-120 μm gap sizes
1107/60/24-sided Applicator 60 mm film width
50-100-150-200 μm gap sizes
1107/60/A4-sided Applicator 60 mm film width max.
300 μm gap sizes *
1107/80/14-sided Applicator 80 mm film width
30-60-90-120 μm gap sizes
1107/80/24-sided Applicator 80 mm film width
50-100-150-200 μm gap sizes
1107/80/A4-sided Applicator 80 mm film width max.
300 μm gap sizes*
1107/A4-sided Applicator othe r widths & gap sizes*
*please specify gap size when ordering
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Multifilm applicator
Wire bar coaters
Sag index applicators
Hiding Power Charts
This versatile applicator offers in one unit 8 gap sizes: 25-5075-100-125-150-175-200 μm and 76 mm film width.
Simply position the applicator with the selected film
thickness, put the sample in the centre, and apply as usual.
These wired bars are ideal for application of paints, inks and
similar coatings onto flexible materials such as paper, test
charts, textiles, leather et. The grooves between the wire
coils determine the applied thickness. As the material levels
an uniform film thickness is obtained.
3 film widths available: 18-25-32 cm, each offering various
film thicknesses: 10-16-26-36-50-76-100-128-150-200 μm.
For Manual drawdown: 2 bar sizes can be used with a
rubber impression bed for enhanced accuracy.
18 cm bar with small impression bed, 11 x 18 cm
25 cm bar with large impression bed, 22 x 34 cm
For perfect sample results, 2 bar sizes can be used with
the automatic film applicator (see page 26):
18 cm for small bed machine ref. 1137
32 cm for large bed machines ref. 1133N or 1132N
This applicator is specially designed for sag resistance
evaluation. Within a film width of 90 cm, 10 gaps are
machined with progressive thickness in increments of 25 μm,
providing parallel coatings tracks on the sample. The test
panel is held vertically with the thickest at the bottom, after
application. The sag index can be determined by the first
track which does not sag onto the next track below. The step
interval of each track indicates a sag of 25%.
These test charts, available in a variety of sizes and patterns,
meet the requirements of the most popular tests such as
hiding power, contrast ratio, colour etc. of paints, inks and
coatings. They are constructed of high quality card which
is UV cured. The coated version is sealed with solvent
resistant lacquer, and maybe used with the majority of
coating materials. The uncoated (penetration) charts are
recommended for use with water based emulsion paints.
Customised charts made to your specification are also
available upon request. (Min. quantity 5000 pcs.)
Ordering references
Multifilm Applicator
1114
Multifilm Applicator, 8 gap sizes
301-A
301-E
301-B
301-F
301-G
301-C
301-D
301-H
301-J
Ordering references
Sag Index Applicator
1108/275
Sag Index Applicator, size 50-275 μm
1108/475
Sag Index Applicator, size 250-475 μm
1108/675
Sag Index Applicator, size 450-675 μm
1108/A
Sag Index Applicator, special sizes
Micrometer adjustable applicators
The blade of this applicator can be accurately adjusted by
means of 2 micrometric screws, from 0 to 8 mm, in 10 μm
increment. Suitable for various precision tests, e.g. research
tasks. 5 film widths available, from 100 to 300 mm.
Sagging & levelling tester
Ordering references
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator
1117/100
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator, 100 mm wide
1117/150
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator, 150 mm wide
1117/200
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator, 200 mm wide
1117/250
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator, 250 mm wide
1117/300
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator, 300 mm wide
1117/A
Micrometer Adjustable Applicator, special sizes*
*please specify gap size when ordering
Ordering references*
Wire Bar Coater
1120/18/10…200*Wire Bar Coater, 18 cm film width, wet
film 10-16-26-36-50-76-100-128-150 or
200 μm.
1120/18/AWire Bar Coater, 18 cm film width,
special sizes
1120/25/10…200*Wire Bar Coater, 25 cm film width
Wet film 10-16-26-36-50-76-100-128150 or 200 μm.
1120/25/AWire Bar Coater, 25 cm film width,
special sizes
1140/32/10…200*Wire Bar Coater, 32 cm film width wet
film 10-16-26-36-50-76-100-128-150
or 200 μm.
1140/32/AWire Bar Coater, 32 cm film width,
special sizes
Impression bed
1120/18/IMPSmall Impression bed
1120/25/IMPLarge Impression bed
*please specify wet film when ordering
This applicator allows both sag and levelling evaluations.
Sag test can be performed same as with 1108 above, but
with gaps from 75 to 300 μm. Levelling test is carried out by
applying 5 pair of coating stripes with increased thickness
of 100-200-300-500-1000 μm. After drying, the coating is
deemed to show good levelling if the gap between the film is
very small.
301-JU
301-K
301-L
301/2A
Ordering references
Hiding Power Charts
Ordering references
Sagging & levelling tester
1118
Sagging & levelling tester
Coated - 1000/pack
301A
Coated, 250 x 180 mm
301B
Coated, 250 x 180 mm
301C
Coated, 250 x 180 mm
301D
Coated, 250 x 180 mm
301E
Coated, 150 x 100 mm
301F
Coated, 150 x 100 mm
301H
Coated, 420 x 300 mm
301J
Coated, 420 x 300 mm
301K
Coated, 420 x 300 mm
301L
Coated, 185 x 75 mm
301/2A
Coated, 255 x 140 mm
Uncoated - 1000/pack (min. qty 500)
301AUUncoated penetration charts, 150 x 100 mm
301EUUncoated penetration charts, 150 x 100 mm
301GUncoated penetration charts, 150 x 100 mm
301JUUncoated penetration charts, 420 x 300 mm
301/2AUUncoated penetration charts, 255 x 140 mm
Polyester sheets
1136Polyster sheets, 230 x 115 mm,
50 μm thick, comply to ISO 6504.3
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Filmfuge Applicators
Pneumatic Panel Sprayer
Centrifugal applicators provide perfectly reliable spin-coated
samples. Complementary to conventional techniques,
this method offers efficiency and flexibility to daily sample
preparation process. Just fix a panel onto the turntable, pour
a known volume of coating onto the centre, close the lid
and start the unit. The centrifugal force creates an uniform
coating. The thickness is determined by the rotational speed,
nature of the product and type of panel.
Fully progammable operating parameters, ease of use and
high safety makes this apparatus a must in all laboratories.
This fully air-operated automatic spraying system has
been developed in association with world major paint
manufacturers to produce perfectly reproducible sprayed
samples. The panel constant quality is absolutely essential
for reliable testing and evaluation - notably in the field of
colour, gloss, appearance and physical properties - of
high performance coatings such as metallic, perlescent or
similar products.
The machine applies a coating onto various types of
substrate, according to programmed settings. As a result
panels are coated with consistent properties and strict
control of parameters such as atomisation, flow, thickness,
uniformity, film build, drying etc., impossible to achieve with
manual process.
2 available models fulfil most sample size requirements:
1110N: for small panel 100 x 150 mm, overall dimensions
200 x 210 x 380 mm
1112N: for large panel 300 x 300 mm, overall dimensions
200 x 550 x 620 mm
Features
Programmable parameters:
- time: 10 s. to 150 min, in 10 s. increments
- speed: 250 – 2500 rpm, in 10 rpm increments
LCD display: preset speed & remaining time, actual speed
during operation
Safe use: automatic lock of the lid during operation,
emergency stop button
Easy to clean: removable aluminium turntable and
collecting tray.
90 – 254 V, 50/60 Hz (dual voltage)
Features
Easy to operate, with emergency & reset button
All functions & movements are air-operated: suitable for
use in hazardous environment
Suitable for all spray booths in Automotive, Aerospace,
Industrial or Protective coatings industries
Stainless steel mainframe, heavy-duty components &
sturdy construction
Easy access to internal parts/mechanism for simplified
service & cleaning
Compliance with ASTM D823/A
Panel sprayer selection chart
3 models available, to fulfil most panel production requirements
Functions/model
4500N
4700N
4800N
Standard adjustable spray variables
- gun to panel distance (xx-xx mm)
- gun traverse speed (mm/s)
20-1000
- fixed spray stroke preset (mm)
400
300 and 500
- adjustable spray stroke (mm)
300–700
- panel lift increment (mm)
40 and 50
40,50,60 & 70
- 1 flash-off timer (minutes, between coats)
0-10
- 2 flash-off timer (minutes, between coats)
0-10, gun 1 & 2
- 1 auto flash-off timer (minutes)
0-10,
auto change
gun 1 to 2
- coats counter (adjustable 1-9999)
1
1
2
- passes counter (adjustable 1-9999)
1
1
1
- spray pressure
0-5.5 bar
- manual control
spray ON/OFF,
traverse, lift
Magnetic panel holder
Spray gun(s) facility
1
2, manual change2, manual &
auto change
Spray area, max. with 1 gun (mm)
350 x 500
500 x 500
700 x 600
Number of panels (10 x 15 cm)
4
8
15 (1 gun)
12 (2 guns)
Optional functions
- vacuum holder for non-ferrous panel,
with individual quick release
- dwell timer, providing delay between each
passes, adjustable 10 s. – 10 min.
- digital traverse time display, for precision
stroke speed calculation (in/s. or mm/s.)
- filtered air drying unit, to reduce drying time
- wedge coat control, to spray 1, 2, 3 coats
on different zones of a same panel
- number of option(s) above selectable
1
2
2
STANDARDS ASTM D823/A
Ordering references
PANEL SPRAYER
4500N
Small Automatic Panel Sprayer, single gun facility
4700N
Medium Automatic Panel Sprayer, twin gun facility, 2 flash-off timers, 1 coat counter
4800NLarge Automatic Panel Sprayer, twin gun facility, 3 flash-off timers, 2 coat counters, adjustable spray width
Optional equipment
Ordering references
Filmfuge Applicator
1110N
Small Filmfuge – Centrifugal Film Applicator
1112NLarge Filmfuge – Centrifugal Film Applicator
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4500N/ADUAir drying unit
4500N/VPH
Vacuum panel holder 4500N/DTVDigital traverse time, including sensors
4700N/ADUAir drying unit
4700N/DTV
Vacuum panel holder
4700N/DWTDwell timer assembly 4700/1/WEC3-step Wedge coat controller
4700/2/WEC4-step Wedge coat controller
4800N/ADUAir drying unit
4800N/VPH
Vacuum panel holder
4800N/DWTDwell timer assembly
4800N/DTVDigital traverse timer, including sensors
4500N
4700N
4800N
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Physical testing
10.0
CORROSION
Sheen delivers
dramatic improvements
in corrosion testing.
Fogmaster, 120 Litre
Control panel, model 450/1000 litre
Cabinet internal, model 450/1000 litre
Fogmaster Corrosion Test Cabinets
Fogmaster Salt Spray Cabinets
An impressive range of corrosion
test cabinets able to accelerate the
harsh effects of humidity, salt spray,
condensation and air drying underlines
Sheen’s position as the leading name in
this type of testing technology.
These can be used to expose test samples to a salt spray
climate, at user adjustable temperatures.
This type of test is most often used to check the effectiveness
of a manufacturing process, such as the application of a
surface coating. By exposing samples taken from such a
process, to the controlled corrosive atmosphere created
inside a salt spray cabinet, it can be determined whether or
not the process is meeting expectations, in terms of corrosion
resistance.
This type of corrosion test is known variously as ‘salt spray
testing’, ‘salt fog testing’ or ‘salt mist testing’. For all practical
purposes all these terms are equivalent and mean the same.
Fogmaster Cyclic Corrosion Test
(CCT) Cabinets
Dimensions / Capacity
120-litre bench top model ref;
Internal w x d x h
External w x d x h
Sample racks & max test panel (100 x 150 mm) capacity
FMS120
FMSP120
FMC120
715 x 490 x 490 mm
1315 x 680 x 800 mm
4 removable racks, each with 24 x 15° angled test panel slots
450-litre floor standing model ref;
Internal w x d x h
External w x d x h
Sample racks & max test panel (100 x 150 mm) capacity
FMS450
FMSP450
FMC450
800 x 645 x 835 mm
1530 x 930 x 1055 mm
6 removable racks, each with 31 x 15° angled test panel slots
1000-litre floor standing model ref;
Internal w x d x h
External w x d x h
Sample racks & max test panel (100 x 150 mm) capacity
FMS1000
FMSP1000
FMC1000
1250 x 935 x 1175 mm
2125 x 1200 x 1400 mm
8 removable racks, each with 44 x 15° angled test panel slots
Power/Air/Water Supply
Power – FMS/FMSP120/450/1000 & FMC120
200-240VAC/Single Phase, Neutral & Earth
Power – FMC450/1000
380-440VAC/3 Phase, Neutral & Earth
Clean air
1.4–6.0 bar / 20–87 psi
Deionised or distilled water
0.5-6.0 bar / 7.3-87 psi
Two model derivatives are offered;
1.Fogmaster Salt – salt spray cabinets capable of most types
of ‘continuous’ salt spray testing, in accordance with the
requirements of international test standards (see following
table for details). These cabinets are designated with the
model prefix; FMS.
2.Fogmaster Salt Pro – high specification salt spray
cabinets, which as well as being capable of ‘continuous’
salt spray testing, can also create high or low humidity
climates, and if required, can be programmed by the user
to cycle between these conditions, automatically. All such
testing can be conducted in accordance with a wide range
of international corrosion test standards (see following
table for details). These cabinets are designated with the
model prefix; FMSP.
These can be used to expose test samples to a variety of
corrosive climates, as follows;
1.Condensation Humidity
2.Salt Spray
3.Air Drying
4.Controlled Humidity (optional accessory)
These climates can be created at user adjustable
temperatures and times, and be programmed to occur in any
sequence, to form a corrosion ‘cycle’ – hence the product
name. These test cycles can then be repeated automatically,
as required.
CCT cabinets are popular because of their flexibility in being
able to do everything a conventional humidity cabinet and
salt spray cabinet can do, but also their ability to undertake
complex corrosion test cycles as well. Such corrosion test
cycles have been shown to bring about the type of corrosion
failure that can occur under natural exposure conditions,
making this type of test a popular choice for predicting ‘real –
world’ service life expectancy, for many types of product and
surface coating.
Sheen Fogmaster Cyclic Cabinets are designated with the
model prefix; FMC.
Model No. FMS 1000
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Control panel detail, model 120 litre
Internal rack detail, model 120 litre
Design features for Fogmaster cabinets
Interior viewing window – for visual
access to the cabinet interior and samples
under test.
Fogmaster Salt Models
Air Purge – for safely venting the cabinet atmosphere prior
to opening.
Automatic & Manual filling air saturator – to suit situations
with or without a permanent pressurised water supply, for
flexibility of installation,
Peristaltic pump & flowmeter – for precise dosing of the
cabinet with salt salt water, for consistent and controlled
salt spray fall-out.
Separate Salt Solution Reservoir with Low Level Alarm – for
ease of filling and monitoring the salt solution, and keeping
the reservoir clean.
igital display – for accurate setting and
D
monitoring of the test conditions.
ours run counter – for continuous logging
H
of the elapsed test time.
et of Slotted sample racks – for
S
supporting test panels inside the cabinet
(may also be used for supporting other test
items, if required).
utomatic test stop facility – to
A
automatically stop a test after a user
adjustable period of time.
pares Kit – selection of spare parts
S
required for routine maintenance of
the cabinet.
ptional Accessories – a wide choice to
O
enable users to customise cabinets to their
exact requirements.
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Fogmaster Salt Pro Models
Same as Fogmaster Salt Models, plus;
Touch Screen Operator Interface – for ease of programming
and monitoring of the test conditions.
On-screen logging of cabinet temperature and humidity –
to enable the user to review what has happened during any
periods of unattended testing
Pneumatic opening/closing roof – roof opens/closes at the
touch of a button, for ease of use.
Humidity Sensor – for display (only) of the %RH inside the
cabinet.
Fogmaster Cyclic Models
Same as Fogmaster Salt Pro Models, plus;
Multiple modes of operation – salt spray, air drying & high
humidity, for compliance with international CCT standards
Programmable Control System – for automatic cycling of
the various modes of operation, and temperature setpoints, with unattended operation.
Digital Signal Output – for logging the cabinet temperature
and humidity, at a remote computer, running the optional
logging software.
Controlled humidity – in addition to being displayed, the
desired %RH can also be programmed and controlled, as
an optional accessory.
Salt Pro
Salt
Test type
Salt Spray (continuous spraying - ambient up to +50C)
ASS/CASS (continuous spraying - ambient up to +50C)
Prohesion (spray at ambient, dry at +35C)
SWAAT/Intermittent (spray at +49C, wetting at +49C)
Temp. Control Air Flush; (air flush/drying - ambient up to +35C)
Temp. Control Air Flush; (fresh/warm air drying - ambient up to +60C)
Cyclic/CCT (multi-modes of operation - ambient up to +60C max)
Controlled Humidity (up to 95% at cabinet temps up to +60C max)
Condensation Humidity/Wetting (constant 95-100% RH, ambient +10C up to +50C)
Cyclic (CCT)
Specifications & Selection table
Performance
Cabinet temperature, adjustable ambient up to +50C
Cabinet temperature, adjustable ambient +10C up to +55C
Cabinet temperature, adjustable ambient up to +60C
Air Saturator Temperature, adjustable ambient up to +63C
2 set point temperature cycling
>2 set point temperature cycling, with programmable rates of change Automatic test cycle repeat
Display: cabinet temperature/run time
Display; cabinet temp./saturator temp/pump speed/run time
Display; cabinet temp./saturator temp/pump speed/run time programmes/steps/%RH Temp./RH logging, 72 h.
Alarms; low salt solution, low saturator water, over-temperature
Standard Equipment
Sample racks
Air Pressure gauge + regulator
Peristaltic pump + flow meter
Alpha-numeric digital display
Touch-screen, fully pixilated, graphical display
Pneumatic roof
Saturator automatic & manual filling
Digital comms output
Integral 40-litre salt solution reservoir (for 120 l. unit)
External 100-litre salt solution reservoir (for 450 & 1000 l. units)
Optional Accessories
Additional 100 litre salt spray reservoirFM101
Temp. chart recorderFM102
Independant temperature sensor PT100FM103
Entry port 35mm, sealableFM104
Water auto-fill for humidity cabinetsFM105
Trolley for 120 litre bench top cabinetFM106
Internal IightFM107
Additional Spares kit – Salt Spray/CCT Cabinet (1 supplied as standard)FM109
Reinforced false floor (for large/heavy samples) / 120 litre unitFM110
Reinforced false floor (for large/heavy samples) / 450 litre unitFM111
Reinforced false floor (for large/heavy samples) / 1000 litre unitFM112
Controlled humidity device for CCT cabinets
(adjustable up to 95%RH – subject to test temperature)FM113
Temp. & RH chart recorderFM114
Cabinet wall-washFM115
Logging software for CCT cabinetsFM116
standard features
available options
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Physical testing
Solarmaster weathering cabinets
The Solarmaster cabinets are designed to
simulate sun & rain weathering conditions.
The accelerated tests according to various
standards are performed by exposure to
filtered Xenon light. This method efficiently
helps to evaluate the damages caused by
sunlight spectrum, beyond the scope of UV.
The use of different UV & IR cut-off filters
allow the test samples to be irradiated with
specific spectral distribution.
Combined with an optional water flooding system, this test
method provides comprehensive information on the material
ageing process under realistic conditions.
2 versions, combined with 2 volumes are available:
SOLARMASTER 1500 or 3000
SOLARMASTER 1500E or 3000E
Common Features
Air cooled Xenon lamp, easy to replace
Adjustment & control of irradiance level
Standard 280 nm filter as outdoor exposure
Timer up to 999 h. & total hour counter
Low maintenance, removable & easy to clean sample tray
Solarmaster model: 1500
11.0
DEFORMATION
Conical Mandrel Bend Tester
A practical unit to test the elasticity and elongation of various
coatings. The sample panel is clamped and bent by rotation
of the roller frame onto the 200 mm length x Ø3 ~ 37 mm
conical mandrel. This allows easy identification in a single
operation the coating failure at specified diameter, over part
or entire mandrel length.
Features
Sturdy construction
Long service life mandrel
Solarmaster model: 3000
Ordering references
Cylindrical Mandrel Tester
809Cylindrical Mandrel Tester DIN/ISO/NF: set of
mandrels 2-3-4-5-6-8-10-12-16-20-25-35 mm
809ACylindrical Mandrel Tester ASTM:
set of mandrels 1/8 - ¼ - 3/8 – ½ - ¾ - 1 inch
Standards
ASTM D522
DIN
53152
EN ISO
1519
NF
30-040
SIS
184174
Tubular Impact Tester
The falling weight method provides reliable evaluation of the
coatings resistance to impact.
A mass (with or without indenter, depending on standards)
guided by a graduated tube, falls from variable heights up
to 1 m onto the sample panel firmly clamped onto a die. The
pass/fail height or force to failure can be determined on the
tube scale. 3 versions are available, according to various
standards.
Features
Sturdy construction & heavy duty frame/base
Easy clamping & depth adjustment (DIN EN ISO)
Ordering references
Conical Mandrel Bend Tester
801
Conical Mandrel Tester complete
Solarmaster selection chart
Solarmaster model
Standard Specifications
Ordering Ref.
Air-cooled Xenon lamp
Variable irradiance Exposure area (mm)
Sample (15 x 30 mm) capacity
Manual irradiance adjustment
Timer 0-999 h.
Microprocessor control, 4-line display
Programming memory for 15 test standards
Temperature control up to 100°C, BST
Display of current temperature, BST
Display of irradiance level
RS232 output
UV 280 nm filter
1500
SM1500
1500E
SM1500E
1500 W
up to 1000 W/m² (290-800 nm)
200 x 280
120
3000
SM3000
2500 W
200 x 480
180
Standards
ASTMD522, D1737
BS
3900 E11
DIN
53150, 66669
ISO
6860
Cylindrical Mandrel Bending Tester
The test is carried out by bending the coated sample panel
around mandrels of different diameters until damage occurs.
Procedures can be based on pass/fail or diameter to failure
methods.
Options
UV filter 280 nm to simulate outdoor exposure
SM1500/1
SM1500E/1
SM3000/1
UV filter to simulate outdoor exposure
SM1500/2
SM1500E/2
SM3000/2
UV filter to simulate indoor exposure
SM1500/3
SM1500E/3
SM3000/3
UV/IR filter to simulate outdoor exposure
SM1500/4
SM1500E/4
SM3000/4
UV/IR filter to simulate indoor exposure
SM1500/5 SM1500E/5
SM3000/5
Flooding system (cyclic sample immersion)
SM1500E/6
Flooding system with water temperature control
SM1500E/7
Test chamber humidity & temperature display
SM1500E/8
Power supply
230 V – 50/60 Hz, 1N/PE
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3000E
SM300E
Features
Max. panel size: 50 mm width x 1 mm thick
Robust stainless steel mandrels, easy to install in seconds
Sturdy pre-drilled frame ready to secure on workbench
SM3000E/1
SM3000E/2
SM3000E/3
SM3000E/4
SM3000E/5
SM3000E/6
SM3000E/7
SM3000E/8
Ordering references*
Tubular Impact Tester
806/25Tubular Impact Tester, ASTM D2794, 25”:
falling weight 2 lbs. (8.9 N), height 25” (63.6 cm),
Ø indenter 0.625” (15.9 mm), die 0.640” (16.3
mm) with weight locking collar
806/40Tubular Impact Tester, ASTM D2794 / BS 6496,
40”:falling weight 4 lbs.(17.8 N), height 40”
(101.7 cm), Ø indenter 0.625” (15.9 mm), die
0.640” (16.3 mm) with weight locking collar
807Tubular Impact Tester, BS 3900 E13 / DIN
55669 / DIN EN ISO 6272: falling mass 1 kg,
height 1 m, Ø indenter 20 mm / die 27 mm,
fitted with depth adjustment ring and height
adjustable weight locking collar
(11 mm increment)
* Other ø indenters, dies & weights available upon request
Standards
ASTMD2794
ISO
6272
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Physical testing
Physical testing
12.0
13.0
Laboratory Disperser
Drying Time Recorder
The laboratory mixer Dispermaster S2 is fitted with a robust
air-cooled motor to efficiently perform most dispersing
& mixing tasks, up to 2 litre. The power chain is mounted
onto a sturdy aluninium stand, equipped with safety
switch and counter-weight, to ensure secured and smooth
displacement. The PID controller constantly maintains the
dispersing speed, independent from the sample viscosity.
A reliable apparatus to test the drying time or gelation
behaviour of many paints and coatings, applied onto a
glass strip of 300 x 25 mm (12” x 1”) by means of our cube
applicator.
Hemispherical needles travel on these test tracks, over a
selected time: 6, 12 or 24 h.
The drying time stages can be easily assessed with the
graduation scale (according to traverse speed configuration):
1. evaporation of solvent: deep pear-shaped impression
2. sol-gel transition: continuous track
3. surface dry: interrupted track
4. final dry time, the needle no longer penetrates the film
dispersion
Features
Speed range: 0 – 9999 rpm, PID controlled
Safety switch at high position & vessel detection,
emergency switch.
Adjustable countdown timer 0 – 99 min. LCD display.
Quiet & stable operation, 230V / 50 Hz
Standard delivery: Dispermaster, 1 crown dispersing
disc 40 mm.
Options: crown discs 30 or 50 mm, 1 or 2 litre stainless
steel vessel
drying time
Ordering references*
Drying Time Recorder (240 V/ 50 Hz)
BK3Drying Time Recorder
BK3 SV Drying Time Recorder, any other motor
BK6Drying Time Recorder
BK6 SV Drying Time Recorder, any other motor
BK10Drying Time Recorder
BK10 SV Drying Time Recorder, any other motor
Optional accessories
1103Standard 25mm cube applicator,
gap sizes 37 & 75μm
BK/CG
Castor guide
BK3/BW
Set of 6 x 5 g. brass weights
BK/GSAdditional glass strips (pack of 12)
*Please specify when ordering: custom speeds, 110 V if required, or optional
accessories.
Standards
ASTMD5895/A
Payne - Permeability Cup
This simple instrument allows reliable measurement of
permeability to moisture of paints or similar coatings.
It consists of aluminium cup, a ring and a screw cap. After
drying, a coated permeable backing material is cut out to
form a disc and tightened by the cap/disc assembly onto
the cup, containing 5 cm³ of distilled water. The whole is
weighed to 0.1 mg and placed into a dessicator at 38°C.
Periodic weighing every 24 hours indicates the loss of water
that has permeated through the film. It is recommended to
run the test in triplicate, due to film imperfections.
Features
Precision machining ensures exposure area / total film
ratio of 0.4:1
Exposure surface : 10 cm² or 25 cm²
High grade anodized aluminium
Ordering reference
Laboratory Disperser
495Dispermaster S2, Laboratory Disperser 2-litre
495/1
30mm Dispersing Disc
495/2
50mm Dispersing Disc
495/3
60mm Dispersing Disc
495/4
1L Capacity Dispersing Vessel
495/5
2L Capacity Dispersing Vessel
495/6
500ml Capacity Dispersing Vessel
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Features
3 standard models available:
- BK3: 6 tracks, 3 selectable speeds: 6, 12 or 24 h.
- BK6: 6 tracks, each pair of tracks is driven by an
independent motor, this allows different test start times.
1 speed: 12 h.
- BK10: 10 tracks, same as BK6, 1 speed: 12 h.
Special speed combinations with 6, 12, 24, and 48 h.
also possible, to be specified when ordering
Optional 6 x 5 g. brass weights to increase test pressure
Simple maintenance & easy to clean
Standard delivery: recorder, set of 6 (or 10) needles,
pack of 6 (10) glass strips
240 V/50 Hz or 110 V/60 Hz*
Ordering references
Payne Cup
1003Payne cup, nominal mass 50 g, 10 cm²
1003/3
Set of 3 Payne cups 1003
1003APayne cup, nominal mass 250 g,
25 cm² - ASTM
1003A/3
Set of 3 Payne cups 1003A - ASTM
Standards
ASTMD1653
ISO
7783/1
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Physical testing
14.0
TempErature, pH, Conductivity
Pocket Thermometer HI-151
A handy thermometer, with integral probe. Automatic switch
ON when probe is fold-out, and OFF when fold-in. Automatic
calibration and battery check. Suitable for field and lab use.
Features
Range: -50.0° to 220.0° C, 0.1° C resolution (<199.9° C),
1° C (>200° C)
Accuracy @20° C: ±0.4° C, ±1 digit
Standard delivery: thermometer, 1 x 1.5V AA batteries
Standards
ASTMD5682
DIN
55667
Pocket Conductivity Meter HI-98311
This pocket EC/TDS meter features automatic temperature
compensation / calibration, user adjustable conversion
and temperature coefficient factors, replaceable graphite
electrode resistant to salt contamination.
Features
Range:
- EC: 0 – 3999 μS/cm (resol. 1 μS)
- TDS: 0 – 2000 ppm (resol. 1 ppm)
- Temp. : 0.0° to 60.0° C
Accuracy @20° C, EC/TDS: 2% full scale, T°: ±1.0° C
Calibration EC/TDS: auto, 1 point @ 1413 μS/cm
Conversion factor EC/TDS: adjustable 0.45 – 1.00
Temp. compensation: adjustable 0.0 – 2.4 per °C,
0.1 increment
Standard delivery: Meter, probe, 4 x 1.5V batteries,
electrode replacement tool
Performance
Range: 50 kΩ – 19.99 MΩ, measuring voltage 15 V (AC/DC)
Cell length 380 mm, 50 mm, contant C=7.55 x 10-3 cm-1
Ordering reference
Conductivity Meter
BG1722Heavy Duty Conductivity Meter
(probe not included)
BG1710
Conductivity Electrode (probe)
40
This pocket unit is equipped with a stainless steel
probe for pH and temperature measurement. Automatic
compensation. Stability indicator and hold function included.
Dual-level display.
This unit offers pH, conductivity and TDS measurements.
It also includes automatic calibration and temperature
compensation, selectable EC/TDS conversion factor,
stability indicator, battery indicator.
The multi-parameter probe features gel electrolyte with long
life cloth junction and graphite sensor for EC/TDS.
Features & Performance
Range: 0.00 – 14.00 pH (resolution 0.01 pH), 0.0° - 60.0° C
Accuracy @20° C: ±0.05 pH
Calibration: auto, 1 or 2 point, 2 sets of buffers
Standard delivery: pH-meter, electrode, 100% water-proof
casing, 4 x 1.5V batteries
Features & performance
Ranges: pH: 0.00 – 0.14, TDS: 0 – 2000 ppm (mg/l),
μS/cm: 0 – 3999, temperature: 0 – 60° C
Resolution: 0.01 pH, EC/TDS: 1μS/cm – 1 ppm, T°: 0.1° C
Waterproof pH Meter HI-991001
Conductivity Meter LC2
Features
Easy to clean 2-co mponent electrode
Solvent resistant housing, dedicated to solvent environment
Powered by a 9 V battery
pH/Conductivity/TDS Meter HI-991300
Ordering reference
Pocket pH Meter
HI-98128Pocket pH meter
Ordering reference
Pocket Thermometer
HI-151Pocket Thermometer
This conductivity meter has been developed in co-operation
with the VDA, Association of German Automotive Industry.
Its tube electrode concentric geometry and stainless steel
polished surface is specially designed for measuring the
specific resistance of solvent based paints, to determine
their application and performance. The measurement is
performed by dipping the cell into the test sample. The
reciprocal value of the resistance related to the cell constant
indicates the conductivity.
Pocket pH Meter HI-98128
Ordering reference
Pocket Conductivity Meter
HI-98311Pocket conductivity meter
Conductivity Meter HI-933000
This hand held unit features conductivity measurement
from 0.1 μS to 200 mS with 1 probe. 4 stainless steel
concentric rings on the probe shaft combined with a built-in
temperature sensor automatically compensate all readings.
No need to change probe, cell constant or re-calibrate.
Features & performance
Ranges:
- μS/cm: 0.0 – 199.9 / 0 - 1999
- mS/cm: 0.0 – 19.99 / 0 – 199.9
Accuracy @20° C : 1% of full scale
(excluding probe deviation)
Calibration: manual single point through trimmer
Temperature compensation: 10 – 40° C
Standard delivery: meter with rubber waterproof keypad,
probe, wrist-strap, battery, carry case
Ordering reference
Conductivity Meter
HI-93300 Water-proof Conductivity Meter
This compact and IP67 waterprof unit is fitted with a glass
pH electrode, with buit-in temperature sensor, suitable for
use with most solvent based materials, paints, inks etc. pH
and temperature readings are simultaneously displayed on
an LCD screen featuring symbol-guided functions. A pH
electrode stability indicator for the guides the operator when
measuremnt can be taken.
Features & Performance
Range: 0.00 – 14.00 pH, temperature 0 – 60° C,
automatic compensation
Accuracy: @20° C, ±0.01 pH
Resolution: 0.01 pH, EC/TDS: 1μS/cm – 1ppm
Automatic 1 or 2-point calibration, 2 sets of buffer:
4.01 - 7.01 - 10.01 or 6.86 - 7.01 - 9.18
Standard delivery: pH meter, glass pH/T° electrode with
1m cable, battery, carry case.
Ordering reference
pH/Conductivity/TDS Meter
HI-991300 pH/Conductivity/TDS Meter
Ordering reference
Waterproof pH Meter
HI-991001 Waterproof pH meter
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Physical testing
Physical testing
15.0
16.0
Fineness of Grind
hardness
Ordering reference
Sward Hardness Rocker
703/704
Sward Hardness Rocker complete
Standards
ASTMD2134
Fineness of Grind Gauge
Buchholz Indentation Tester
Pendulum Hardness Rockers
The grinding quality of solid materials in coatings, pigment,
ink, pharmaceutical or food formulation is essential for
optimal dispersion. Sheen high precision gauges are made
of hardened stainless steel, for long term durability and
reliability.
They are available as single or 2 channel version, engraved
with 2 scales: 0-25, 0-50 or 0-100 μm and respectively
8-6, 8-4 or 8-0 Hegman units. The test consists of placing
a small volume of product on the deep end and drawing it
with a straight scraper toward the shallow end. The position
on the scale where oversize particles and their tracks appear
can be rated for determination of dispersion.
This indentation tester can be used to evaluate hardness of
mono or multicoat paints. A bevelled disc with a sharp edge
is applied onto the test surface under a constant 500 g. test
load provided by a steel block holder. The trace left after
30 s. load is measured with a 20 x magnification illuminated
microscope. The length of the indentation is inversely
proportional to the hardness.
An apparatus internationally approved for coating hardness
evaluation. The test consists of measuring the damping time
of a pendulum oscillating on a test surface. The hardness is
function of the oscillation amplitude, detected by electronic
optical cells from 2 specified pendulum deflection positions.
It decreases faster on softer medium.
Features
High accuracy machining, 175 x 63 x 12 mm.
Standard delivery: blade scraper, leather carry case.
Features
Long life indentor
High precision microscope
Standard delivery: Indentor & load, illuminated
microscope, indentation template, 2 x AA batteries,
carry case
Ordering references
Buchholz Indentation Tester
605
Buchholz Hardness Tester, complete
Standards
BS EN ISO
ECCA
3 versions available:
KOENIG: the 200 g. triangular pendulum rests on 2 x 5 mm
ball bearings.
Reference on glass plate:
250 ±10 s. (172 to 185 oscillations), deflections from 6° to 3°.
PERSOZ: the 500 g. square pendulum rests on 2 x 8 mm
ball bearings.
Reference on glass plate:
430 ±10 s., deflections from 12° to 4°
KOENIG & PERSOZ: combination of both methods in
one unit.
Features:
High precision instruments, electronic counting & display
Top quality components to ensure long term stability &
reliability
Easy cleaning & maintenance
Standard delivery: level-adjustable mainframe,
pendulum(s), draught screen, reference plate, spirit level
240V/50 Hz or 110V/60 Hz (please specify when ordering)
2815
T12
Sward Hardness Rocker
Ordering references
Fineness of Grind Gauge
501/25
Grind Gauge, double channel, 0-25 μm
501/50
Grind Gauge, double channel, 0-50 μm
501/100
Grind Gauge, double channel, 0-100 μm
502/25 Grind Gauge, single channel, 0-25 μm
502/50 Grind Gauge, single channel, 0-50 μm
502/100
Grind Gauge, single channel, 0-100 μm
504/25
Grind Gauge, wide single channel, 0-25 μm
504/50
Grind Gauge, wide single channel, 0-50 μm
504/100Grind Gauge, wide single channel, 0-100 μm
505Spare scrapper blade
510Grind Gauge, special sizes upon request
(please specify)
Standards
ASTMD333, 1210
BS
3900 C6, 3900 E9
ISO 1524
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Non-destructive hardness test can be carried out with this
rocking instrument. The equilibrated unit has 2 wheels and
2 bubble references. The instrument is rolled to display the
bubbles, and test consists of counting the oscillations until
the bubbles disappear, respectively starting from left and
ending from right. The hardness of the coatings is related
to the number of oscillations, thus the amplitude decreases
more rapidly on soft test surfaces. Results can be expressed
in %.
Calibration on glass plate: 50 rocks over 60 ±0.5 s. (100%).
Features
Simple to use, reliable measurement
Adjustable calibration screw
Supplied with draught screen, reference plate,
levelling table
Ordering references
Hardness Pendulum
707KPendulum Hardness Rocker KOENIG
707PPendulum Hardness Rocker PERSOZ
707KPPendulum Hardness Rocker KOENIG +
PERSOZ
Standards
KOENIGPERSOZ
ASTMD4366
DIN 53157
ISO
1522
NF
T30-016
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Physical testing
Scratch Tester
Pencil Hardness Tester
This motorised apparatus is dedicated to coatings hardness
evaluation based on scratching resistance method. A
test panel is clamped and slowly moved whilst a stylus or
alternative tool scratches the surface. Depending on test
procedures, specified or variable loads can be applied to
obtain different degrees of failure, from trace to destruction.
A voltmeter indicates the contact of the tool with the metallic
sample substrate.
Max. panel size : 100 x 150 x 1.6 mm (0.3 mm coating).
Alternatively a simple manually operated version is also
available.
A traditional method to test the resistance of coatings to
scratch. Pencils of progressive hardness, hold by a specific
carriage are applied onto the test surface under a force of
750 g, at 45° angle. The surface will be variably damaged, in
function of the pencil hardness, thus pass/fail or hardness to
failure evaluations are possible.
Features
Robust construction, reliable and reproducible results
Simple maintenance, easy to replace tools
220-240 V / 50 Hz
(110-120 V / 60 Hz on request, please specify)
Features
Reliable test with high quality pencils
Standard delivery: specific pencil holder, set of 20 pencils
ranging from 9B to 9H, pencil sharpener, 400 grit abrasive
paper, carry case.
Ordering references
Pencil Hardness Tester
720NWolff-Wilborn Pencil Tester, complete set
721
Spare set of pencils
Standards
ASTMD3363
ISO
15184
ECCA
T4
Barcol Indentation Tester
Ordering references
Motorised Scratch Tester
3 versions, 220-240 V / 50 Hz:
705 Mechanised Scratch Tester ISO 1518 / BS 3900
E2: for scratch test, 3-4 cm/s. displacement,
tungsten carbide hemispherical stylus, 2 kg set of
weights (1 x 100 g., 2 x 200 g., 1 x 500 g. 1 x 1000
g. & 1 spindle).
705/1 Mechanised Mar Resistance Tester ASTM D5178:
6 mm/s. displacement, Ø1.6 mm toroidal tool,
set of weights 2 kg (id. above) + 4 x 2kg = 10 kg
705/2 Mechanised Scrape Adhesion Tester ASTM D2197:
1-2” /s. displacement, Ø1.6 mm toroidal tool, set of
weights 2 kg (id. above) + 4 x 2kg = 10 kg
A handy and easy to use instrument to test the hardness
of soft materials such as metals (aluminium, brass, alloys),
plastics, fibreglass, polyesters, leather etc. By pressing the
instrument onto the test surface a needle penetrates the
material and the degree of hardness is displayed on a dial
scale from 0 to 100.
3 ranges available:
17.0
moisture, hygrometry
Protimeter BLD5800LH MMS+
Moisture Measurement System
The MMS+ is a complete moisture measurement system in
one robust, easy to use instrument.
It offers various operating modes: moisture measurement
or moisture search for wood or buiding materials e.g.
wall, concrete, plaster, masonry etc. , and environmental
hygrometry. This versatile capability is useful for reliable
building dampness detection, damage assessment, drying
evaluation, indoor air monitoring.
Features
3 operating modes
MEASUREMENT of moisture with pin type & deep wall
probes, in wood, floor, building materials
SEARCH moisture behind tiles, stains, floor covering,
wood, plaster, concrete etc. up to 19 mm depth with noninvasive radio frequency probe
HYGROMETRY CHECK with hygrostick probe of air
temperature/relative humidity/dew point, and with surface
temperature probe for evaluation of condensation. Can be
use also for concrete moisture detection (ASTM F217002), by using the hygrostick in combination of a humidity
sleeve, inserted into a drilled hole.
Memory: 1000 readings with date & time stamp
Data download to PC with included software
Standard delivery: MMS+, data dowload software,
Hygrostick + extension lead, 10 mm pin moisture probe,
deep wall 127 mm probe, surface temp. probe, wood
calibration chart, calibration check device, spare pins,
2xAA batteries, manual, nylon zipper pouch.
Performance
Probe measuring ranges (tolerances):
pin (%WME): 8-99 %, relative >30%
radio frequency: 0-1000, relative
temp: -10° to 120° C
Hygrostick, nominal: 30-40% rH (±3%), 41-98% rH
(±1.75%), 0-50° C ±0.3° C
Protimeter MINI Moisture Meters
The Mini series are precion but cost effective meters offering
instant moisture measurement and detection in wood (%
MC), or in building materials e.g. dry wall, concrete etc. (%
WME), for quality control on construction sites or building
investigations.
Features
Pin type, LED 3-scale indicator: green=dry, yellow=at risk,
red=wet
Range: 6 – 90%, numerical label
Range % WME: 6 – 90%
Standard delivery: Mini unit, extension pin probe, check
device, 2 x AA battries, pouch with belt loop
Ordering reference
Mini Moisture Meter
BLD2000Protimeter Mini Moisture Meter
Protimeter Timbermaster BLD5601
The Timbermaster is the instrument of choice for quality
control applications across the wood industries, from the
sawmill to finished products. The compact instrument has
8 calibration scales, enabling the user to take moisture
measurements in 150 wood species. When necessary, it can
be used with a temperature probe that automatically corrects
the measured moisture level with respect to the temparature
of the wood being tested.
Features
Pin type, digital display
Range: 7 – 99.9%
Temperature: 10° – 50° C
Manual Scratch Tester
706Hand Scratch Tester ISO 1518 / 3900 E2
(including weights/needles)
Ordering references
Barcol Tester
710/934/1 Barcol Tester 25-150 Brinell for fibreglass
710/934/2 Barcol Tester for soft metals/plastic
710/934/3 Barcol Tester for very soft materials
Standards
ASTM
B648 (Aluminium alloy)
D2583 (Rigid plastics & soft metals)
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Ordering references
Moisture Measurement System
BLD5800LHProtimeter Moisture Measurement System
Ordering reference
Timbermaster
BLD5601
Timbermaster including temperature probe
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Physical testing
Protimeter Surveymaster BLD5360
Protimeter Hygromaster BLD7700
The versatile Surveymaster offers dual-mode operation
and display. In non-invasive search, the instrument detect
moisture beneath the surface of walls, floor covering,
independent from surface conditions through radio
frequency. In measuring mode with pin type probes,
moisture level of wood or building materials on surface or at
incremental depth can be precisely evaluated.
This handy hygrometer measures with Hygrostick probe
the relative humidity, temperature with dewpoint, surface
temperature, and proximity to dew point (optional surface
probe). This flexible capability is usefull for building survey/
inspection, flooring and coatings applications. It can also
record measurements over time. Set-up via the buttons or
PC (optional software).
Features & Performance
Ranges:
- non-invasive: 0-999 relative, nominal depth up to 19 mm
- pin probe: 7 – 99 % WME, 10 mm or 127 mm wall probes
Displays: LCD and 60 LED colour-coded green/yellow/red
Standard delivery: Surveymaster, 127 mm wall probes,
moisture probe, 2 spare pins, 1 x 9V 6F22R battery,
calibration check, pouch with belt loop, manual.
Features
Hygrostick Range: 30-40% rH (±3%), 41-98% rH (±1.75%),
0-50*C ±0.3*C
Surface temp. range: 0 – 50° C (probe optional)
Data logging - interval set-up and delayed start: 1 min. – 24 h
Memory 398 records, 1 – 15 jobs
Standard delivery: Hygromaster with Hygrostick probe,
pouch, 2 x AA batteries, manual
Ordering reference
Surveymaster
BLD5360Protimeter Surveymaster SM
18.0
PIN HOLE & POROSITY
Wet Sponge Multi-voltage Tester
This handy and effective instrument can detect pinholes in
non-conductive coatings on conductive substrates (e.g. steel
or concrete). The unit is earthed to the substrate. The wet
sponge probe is then applied onto the test surface. When
the wetting solution has formed a sufficient conductive path
through flaws or pinholes, the detection is confirmed by an
audible and visual alarm.
Features
3 selectable voltages of 9 – 67.5 – 90 VDC, for detection
capacity up to 500 µm.
Easy & safe operation, non destructive method
Compact unit with removable sponge/probe assembly
Standard delivery: handle & sponge, 5 m earth cable, PP3
battery, carry case.
Ordering references
Hygromaster
BLD7700Hygromaster II with detachable
Hygrostick probe
Standards
ASTMF2420-05
BS
8201, 8203, 5325
Ordering references
Wet Sponge Multi-voltage Tester
PFD2
Wet Sponge Tester
Optional accessories
50, 100 or 200 mm circular sponge, extension rods & UKAS
traceable calibration certificate upon request
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High Voltage Holiday Detector
This apparatus detects pinholes, vacuholes or flaws
in coatings. The conductive background is earthed to
instrument and a high voltage is applied by moving a brush
across the coating. This value is a related to the coating
dielectric strength. When a flaw is detected, then the current
will spark through it whilst a light flashes and audible alarm
sounds. For maximum safety a high impedance supply will
collapse to zero upon detection.
Features
Capacity 1-20 or 2-40 kV, for coatings from 100 µm to
respectively 8 mm or to 12 mm
Precision ± 1%, resolution 0.01 kV
Compact & light weight, easy to use, single or
continuous test
Adjustable output by means of a multiturn knob
Probe hand with safety switch
Standard delivery: probe handle, band brush probe,
shoulder/neck strap, 5 m earth cable, 2 x PP3
(± 10 h. operation @ 10kV), carry case
Ordering references
Holiday Detector
PHD1-20
High-Voltage Holiday Detector 1-20 kV
PHD2-40
High-Voltage Holiday Detector 2-40 kV
Optional accessories
Multi-angle probe adaptor, broad brush right angled,
extension rods, circular brushes 51-203 mm, conductive
rubber bands 200-450 mm width, rolling springs ∅102-600
mm, adaptors & UKAS traceable calibration certificate upon
request.
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Physical testing
19.0
Process Control
Oven Logging System
This compact logger accurately records temperature
distribution over time of many processes and notably of
coatings curing data. Easily set-up with or without PC and
protected by an efficient heat barrier, it can travel in the
production line, fitted with up to 6 thermocouples. Collected
data can be printed out to a USB printer, or downloaded
to Excel for QC or oven monitoring, and to supplied Paint
View Analysis Software, specifically designed for the curing
calculations in the paint industry. Sturdy and high quality
probes combining air/surface measurement and easy
fastening with clamp/magnet ensure high operating flexibility.
Features
Easy to use & fast set-up via front panel or with PC,
temperature or time trigger
Up to 6 channel inputs
Configuration & data output to USB printer or PC
PaintView software: set-up, download, historical graphing,
statistics, paint cure data
Battery operated: 2 x AA cells for 200 hrs operation
Standard delivery: logger, PaintView software, thermal
barrier, 4 probes (3 metre cable)
Performance
Max. measuring range: -200° to 1300° C, accuracy ±0.5° C
Interval set-up up to 8 readings/s
Memory 240 k readings, multiple batch facility
Probe range (K type) : -50° to 300°C, accuracy ±1.5°C
Thermal barrier: 2 mm stainless steel wall, fully sealed
insulation, mechanically assembled, for max. operation at
250° C over 50 min. L x W x H: 230 x 230 x 110 mm.
Ordering references
Oven Logger
TRS/7Oven Temperature Logger
Optional accessories
K-thermocouple probe, for air/surface with clamp/magnet,
Custom probes, up to 900*C heat barrier available upon
request
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Gradient Oven
Optimal curing and drying time are essential to ensure best
coatings performances, mainly for conventional, high-solids,
water-borne, powder paint technologies. Temperature, time,
limits are key parameters to obtain optimal physical and
appearance properties, e.g. hardness, flexibility, adhesion,
durability, colour, gloss etc.
The Gradient Oven is designed to simulate the curing
process. The apparatus is equipped with a microprocessor
controlled heating bank of 45 elements, individually insulated
and monitored by a Pt100 probe.
Constant temperature, linear gradient with max. 100° C
difference, or step gradient can be accurately and easily
programmed via a keyboard. Thus a test panel can be baked
at various profiles.
Features
Save time & energy: generates various curing profiles
on 1 panel,
Output to optional printer
Standard delivery: oven, exhaust tube, 1 glass plate, 25
test panels, 25 marking strips, tool set
230V - 50/60 Hz, 465 x 720 x 595 mm, 50 kg
Performance
Temperature range, 2 versions:
30° to 250° C or 30° to 320° C
Accuracy:
- heating element <±2° C
- surface temp. element 3 to 34:
±2° C (to 200° C), ±3° C (to 250° C), ±5° C (to 320° C)
Test surface: 500 x 70 mm, heating surface: 520 x 100 mm
Linear gradient: max. difference 100° (30° - 250° C)
Step gradient: 2 – 3 – 4 steps, max. 50° C difference
between 2 steps
Heat-up speed: 2° to 30° C/min., programmable
Memory: 10 gradients
Ordering references
Gradient Oven
BG2602 Gradient Oven 30° to 250° C
BG2610 Gradient Oven 30° to 320° C
Optional accessories
BG2630Flat bed printer
BG2636Self-adhesive paper for report,
100 pcs / 200 reports
BG2637Self-adhesive paper for marking strip,
100 pcs / 200 strips
BG2623 Test panels, 100 pcs
BG2622 Self-adhesive marking strips, 100 pcs
MFFT – Minimum Film Forming
Temperature Bar
This apparatus is designed for determination of temparature
where a clear thin film of emulsion or water-borne latex will
coalesce and forms below this point a powdered, cracked
film. A nickel plated copper platen, protected by a hinged
perspex cover, is electronically cooled at one end and
warmed at the other end. Dry air flows over the surface
and ensures temperature uniformity. Temperature sensors
mounted at intervals control and indicated the programmed
gradient. A roving sensor helps to check spot temperatures.
The test consists of drawingn down sample stripes onto
the bar by using a supplied 75 μm x 1” cube applicator.
After equilibrium, exact film forming can be identified with a
moving cursor.
2 vorking ranges available (° C):
MFFT-60: 6 programmes
Cool end: -5
0
+5
Warm end: +13 +18
+23
+15
+33
+23
+50
+33
+60
MFFT-90: 9 programmes, (+ additional ranges) :
Cool end:
+43 +53
+63
Warm end: +70 +80
+90
Features & Performance
Temperature sensing: 10 points, interval of 37 mm
Sensor accuracy: 0.1° C
Display: point temp. and differential temp.
Nickel plated platen, 483 x 235 mm, easy maintenance
Air dryer and cooling tap water failure indicators
- Standard delivery: MFFT, air & water connectors, 25 μm x
1” cube applicator, roving sensor, guide bar, dessicator &
indicator crystals, 5 seringue dispensers, spatula, fuses
and manual.
220-240 V or 110-115 V, air flow rate required:
4 l/min. @ 100 psi., water: tap mains.
Ordering references
Minimum Film Forming Temperature Bar
MFFT-60Minimum Film Forming Temperature
-5° to +60° C, 6 ranges
MFFT-90Minimum Film Forming Temperature
-5° to +90° C, 9 ranges
Standards
ASTMD2354
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Physical testing
20.0
roughness
Surtronic Duo
An efficient, portable roughness tester, designed for various
applications and skill levels. It offers Ra & Rz measurements
at a touch of a button. When the instrument is used on
difficult to access surfaces, the split mode up to 1 m
distance allows the reading to be sent link from to its base.
Features
Easy to use, compact & light weight 200 g., large LCD
display (μm or μin, 0.01 μm resolution).
Stylus: diamond radius 5 μm, piezzo-electric pick-up,
protected by auto-park position
Calibration: on supplied standard, automatic settings
selection
Battery life - 5000 measurements minimum
Performance
Range: Ra 0.1 – 40 μm (1 μin – 1600 μin), Rz 0.1 – 199 μm
(1 μin – 7800 μin)
Cut-off: 8 mm ±15 %, traverse legth 5 mm (0.197 in)
Accuracy Ra/Rz: ±5 % of readings, resolution: 0.01 μm
Physical testing
Surface Comparator
These two visual comparators allow qualitative assessments
of surface roughness to be made on blast cleaned steel
surfaces. They are available in two types, Ref. 922/1 for
shotblasting and Ref. 922/2 for gritblasting each of which
having 4 precision roughness profiles.
Grade Determinations
Fine GradeProfiles equal to segment 1 and
up to but excluding segment 2
Medium GradeProfiles equal to segment 2 and
up to but excluding segment 3
Coarse GradeProfiles equal to segment 3 and
up to but excluding segment 4
Ordering references
Surface Comparator
922/1Surface Comparator – Grit
25, 60, 100, 150um Profiles
922/2 Surface Comparator – Shot
25, 40, 70, 100um Profiles
Standards
ISO 8503-1, 8503-2
21.0
specific gravity, density
Specific Gravity Cup (Pyknometer)
For specific gravity determination of paints or similar
materials. These robust and light weight cups are high
precision machined in stainless steel or aircraft alloy.
Available without or with optional counterpoise tare weight.
Ordering references
Specific Gravity Cup
1501/50 Weight per gallon cup 50 cm3, aircraft alloy
1501/100Weight per gallon cup 100 cm3, aircraft alloy
1501/AWeight per US gallon cup 83.3 cm3, aircraft alloy
1503/50Stainless steel weight per gallon cup 50 cm3
1503/100Stainless steel weight per gallon cup 100 cm3
1503/AStainless steel weight per US gallon cup
83.3 cm3
1501/CWCounterpoise (tare) weight to 1501 or 1501A
1503/CW Counterpoise (tare) weight for 1503
Standards
ASTMD1475
BS
3900-A19
DIN `
53217
ISO
2811-1
Pressure Density Cup - Pyknometer
Ordering reference
Roughness Tester
921
Surtronic Duo Ra & Rz, capacity
For accurate specific gravity determination of paints or
similar materials that may contain bubbles. The test sample
is compressed in a stainless steel cylinder to 150 psi (10.3
bar), to reduce any significant error due to these inclusions.
Density is calculated from the mass of the fluid and the
calibrated cylinder volume.
Features
Precision: better than 0.5 %
Removable parts for easy cleaning
Ordering references
Pressure Density Cup
1510Pressure Density Cup
1510/APressure Density Cup, US gallon size (83.3 cm3)
Standards
BS
3900 A22
ISO
2811-4
50
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Physical testing
22.0
thickness
Wet Film Wheel Thickness Gauge
A stainless steel precision gauge to check wet film. A
wheel machined with an eccentric central rim calibrated to
increasing gap is rolled across the paint. The contact point
on the rim indicates the film thickness. 4 standard scales
available: 0 to 1000 μm. Custom range upon request. A
special version designed with knurled outer rims for coil
coating also available.
Ordering references
Wet Film Wheel Thickness Gauge
1109/100Wet Film Thickness Gauge, wheel type,
0-100 μm
1109/200Wet Film Thickness Gauge, wheel type,
0-200 μm
1109/500Wet Film Thickness Gauge, wheel type,
0-500 μm
1109/1000Wet Film Thickness Gauge, wheel type,
0-1000 μm
1109/AWet Film Thickness Gauge, wheel type,
special sizes (please state requirements)
1109/BWet Film Thickness Gauge, for coil coating
0-125 μm
Standards
ASTMD1212
ISO 2808
Ordering references
Wet Film Comb Gauge
1115/120
Wet Film Comb, 5-120 μm, 5 μm increments
1115/600
Wet Film Comb, 25-600 μm, 25 μm increments
1115/1200 Wet Film Comb, 50-1200 μm, 50 μm increments
1115/3
Set of 3 Wet Film Comb above, including case
Standards
ASTMD4414
ISO
2808
Wet Film Calling Card Gauge
Aluminium gauge to check wet film applied on smooth flat
surfaces. Its attractive price and optional solvent resistant
printing with your logo make this gauge an excellent
promotional material.
Scale: 25-2000 μm, size: 83 x 57 mm, easy to clean.
Ordering references
Wet Film Calling Card Gauge
1150Calling Card Wet Film Gauge, 25-2000 μm,
(price per quantity: 1-9, 10-99, >100, >500 pcs.)
For customised logo printing – applicable to min. 100 pcs.: upon request.
Paint Inspection Gauge
A handy instrument, using destructive method to measure
coatings thickness up to 1250 μm, applied on a large variety
of substrates, e.g. concrete, wood, plastic, aluminium etc.
A cut is made on the test surface with a V-shaped tool. The
width of the layers obtained can be measured with the builtin illuminated/graduated 50 x microscope, and converted
into corresponding thickness, depending on the blade used.
3 tungsten carbide tips are included:
1. Max. thickness 1250 μm, ±6 μm, 1 graduation = 20 μm
2. Max. thickness 500 μm, ±3 μm, 1 graduation = 10 μm
3. Max. thickness 75 μm, ±0.6 μm, 1 graduation = 2 μm
202/13No.3 cutting tip
Pentest / Minipen - Coatings Thickness
Gauge
Ordering references
Wet Film Gauge
1155
Wet Film Gauge, 50-5000 μm,
Using the magnetic attraction principle, this traditional
gauge offers reliable thickness measurement of coatings,
electroplating, enamel, rubber, electroplated nickel on steel,
or electroplated nickel on non-ferrous substrates.
A spring released mechanism indicates accurately on a dial
indicator or digital display the thickness.
Cost effective operation: no calibration required, no power
needed (dial models), simple set-up.
Tolerance: ± 5 % (dial), ± 3 - 4 % (digital) of the reading.
202/12No.2 cutting tip
Wet Film Gauge
Stainless steel precision gauge to check wet film applied on
smooth flat surfaces. Each edge of the gauge bears a range
of teeth of increasing depth. The thickness value can be
read where film is in contact. Handy credit card size, easy to
clean.
3 scales available. Custom printing of your logo available.
Mikrotest - Coatings Thickness Gauge
202/11No.1 cutting tip
Standards
ASTMD4414
ISO
2808
Wet Film Comb Gauge
Standards
ASTMD4138-A
Ordering references
Paint Inspection Gauge
202/PIGPaint Inspection Gauge, complete with
microscope, 3 cutting tips, battery, hood
202/HCutting tip holder
Large capacity stainless steel gauge to check wet film
applied on smooth flat surfaces, from 0 to 5000 μm.
Can be printed with your logo.
Ordering references
Pull-off Thickness Gauge
PentestCoatings thickness gauge, range 25-700 μm,
with max. holding cursor
Minipen Pull-off thickness gauge, range 50-500 μm,
without holding device
Standards
ASTMD4138-A
A simple but efficient instrument, for instant indication of
coatings thickness on steel.
The magnetic attraction method consists of lifting a spring
tensioned magnet away from the surface. The differential
release is related to coating thickness. 2 models:
Pentest model: has a cursor to hold the reading on
the scale.
Minipen: a simpler version without hold device.
Coloured bands can be used for Pass/Fail test
Ordering references
Mikrotest
Mikrotest 6 G
Mikrotest G 0-100 μm, automatic version
Mikrotest F 6
Mikrotest F 0-1000 μm, automatic version
Mikrotest S3 6
Mikrotest S3 0.2-3 mm, automatic version
Mikrotest S5 6
Mikrotest S5 0.5-5 mm, automatic version
Mikrotest S10 6 Mikrotest S10 2.5-10 mm,
automatic version
Mikrotest NiFe50Mikrotest NiFe Nickel on Ferrous 0-50 μm,
automatic version
Mikrotest G 7
Mikrotest G digital 0-300 μm
Mikrotest F 7
Mikrotest F digital 0-1500 μm
Mikrotest S5 7
Mikrotest S5 digital 0.5-5.0 mm
Mikrotest S15 7 Mikrotest S15 digital 3.0-15.0 mm
Standards
ASTM
BS
DIN
DIN EN ISO
ISO
B499, B530, E376, D1186, G12
5411
50982
2178
2361, 2808
For customised logo printing – applicable to min. 100 pcs.:
upon request.
Standards
ASTMD4414
ISO 2808
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53
Quanticoat – Coating Thickness Gauge
Ecotest Plus - Coating Thickness Gauge
A revolutionary new gauge using “state of the art” digital
signal processing based on the unique SIDSP* Technology.
Working on the same principle as for Exacto above, the
Ecotest offers precision thickness measurement suitable
for various tasks, especially in the field control. The gauge
is connected to a robust, wear resitant external probe,
available as F, N or FN, thus covering most industrial
applications: coatings, non-magnetic materials applied on
steel or insulating layers on non-ferrous substrates.
SIDSP* allows the signals to be processed into a digital
format inside the sensor probe at the time of measurement
using automatic substrate recognition and either Eddycurrent or Magnetic induction the result will be digitally
transferred to the display unit independently from any form
of external interference. The Quanticoat Gauge offers the
ultimate reproducibility temperature stability and adaptability
and thus extremely accurate thickness control on ferrous
and non ferrous substrates.
Features
Innovative unique probe design
Digital signal processed within probe
High Immunity to external electrical interference
Temperature compensated probe
Vastly reduced calibration requirements
Greater measurement reproducibility and stability
3 Models, Integrated, External and Dual
Sensor range up to 15mm
Huge memory capacity – 100,000 readings
Large easy read rotatable display
Intuitive menu guided operation , 25 Languages
IrDA port for data transmission to printer or PC
Ordering references
Quanticoat F1/INT
Quanticoat F2/INT
Quanticoat F3/INT
Quanticoat F4/INT
Quanticoat N1/INT
Quanticoat N2/INT
Quanticoat FN1/INT
Quanticoat FN2/INT
Quanticoat F1/EXT
Quanticoat F2/EXT
Quanticoat F3/EXT
Quanticoat F4/EXT
Quanticoat N1/EXT
Quanticoat N2/EXT
Quanticoat FN1/EXT
Quanticoat FN2/EXT
Quanticoat Dual
Gauge F (0-1500um) internal probe
Gauge F (0-2000um) internal probe
Gauge F (0-5000um) internal probe
Gauge F (0-15mm) internal probe
Gauge N (0-700um) internal probe
Gauge N (0-2500um) internal probe
Gauge FN (0-1500um F) internal probe
(0-700um N) internal probe
Gauge FN (0-5000um F) internal probe
(0-2500um N) internal probe
Gauge F (0-1500um) external probe
Gauge F (0-2000um) external probe
Gauge F (0-5000um) external probe
Gauge F (0-15mm) external probe
Gauge N (0-700um) external probe
Gauge N (0-2500um) external probe
Gauge FN (0-1500um F) external probe
(0-700um N) external probe
Gauge FN (0-5000um F) external probe
(0-2500um N) external probe
Thickness gauge excluding probe
Dual Probe F1.5Probe F (0-1500um)
Dual Probe F2Probe F (0-2000um)
Dual Probe F5Probe F (0-5000um)
Dual Probe F15Probe F (0-15mm)
Dual Probe N0.7Probe N (0-700um)
Dual Probe N2.5Probe N (0-2500um)
Dual Probe FN1.5Probe F (0-1500um) N (0-700um)
Dual Probe FN5Probe F (0-5000um) N (0-2500um)
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Features & performance
Precision: ±2% ± 2μm of reading, units: μ or mils
Minimum surface radius : convex 5 mm / concave 25 mm
Calibration : standard, 1 or 2 point
Large LCD display, 11 mm character height
Standard delivery: Ecotest with probe, calibration shims
& zero plate(s), rubber shock absorbing shell, soft carrying
pouch, 2 x AA batteries, manual.
Ordering references
Ecotest
SE1000FEcotest Plus Thickness Gauge,
Fe 0-3000 μm
SE1000NEcotest Plus Thickness Gauge,
Non Fe 0-2000 μm
SE1000FNEcotest Plus Thickness Gauge,
Fe/Non Fe 0-2000 μm
MiniTest 4100/3100/2100/1100
Coating Thickness Gauges
This series of instruments not only offer the same
measuring principles as the Ecotest Plus, but also offer
flexible applications with a wide selection of probe range,
to offer versatile coatings thickness measurement and
advanced statistics. The high precision and sophisticated
documentation facility make this gauge a reference in various
industries: coatings, automotive, ship building, aircraft etc. It
is recommended by world leading corporations either for lab
use or for process QC purposes.
Features & performance
Precision, all probes: ±1 % of reading (50 mm probe: ±3 %),
tolerance depending on probe range. Units: μ or mils
Minimum surface radius: convex 0.75 – 100 mm / concave
5 – 200 mm depending on probe
Calibration: multi-point, flat, curved, rough surfaces,
through coating
Statistics: n, ∅, σ, min/max, kvar., Cp, Cpk, adjustable
limits & alarm
RS232 output to MiniPrint printer (optional) or PC
Offset function with constant value, key-locked calibration
Continuous hi-speed measurement
Standard delivery: Minitest (probe not included),
calibration shims & zero plate(s), carry case, 1 x 9V battery,
and AC adapter, manual
Ordering references
Minitest Base Unit – probe not included
Optional Accessories
MP4100
Mini printer for Minitest & Exacto
MSOft41
Software for 4100 series
4100/3
Connection cable to PC for 4100-series
*Other e.g. rubber case, probe stand holder available upon request.
Standards
(see Mikrotest)
Calibration Standards,
for all thickness gauges
Accurate calibration is essential for reliable measurements.
Sheen reference shims are made of high grade materials,
and can be supplied with or without traceable certificates.
Ordering references
Calibration Standards
5005Spare set of standards 25-50-125-250-500
μm, uncalibrated
5006Individual shim, with calibration certificate
(please specify thickness)
5006/1Set of 8 shims, 25-50-75-125-175-250500-750 μm, with calibration certificate, in
protective case
Zero plateF or N, to check all gauges
Standards
(see Mikrotest)
MiniTest 600 - Coating Thickness Gauge
Same range as Ecotest above, this unit features in addition
a memory for 9,999 readings, statistics (n, ∅, std. dev., min/
max.) and data output to PC or MiniPrint printer.
Ordering references
Minitest 600
Mintest 600FMinitest 600F including stats (Fe)
0-3000 μm, includ. probe
Minitest 600NMinitest 600N including stats (Non Fe)
0-2000 μm, includ. probe
Minitest 600FNMinitest 600FN including stats (Fe/Non Fe)
0-2000 μm, includ. probe
Optional Accessories
4100/3Connection cable to PC for 4100 series
Msoft 7000 MSSoft 7000 Bsic Edition
MP4100
Mini printer for Minitest & Exacto
Minitest Base Unit – probe not included
Minitest 1100Minitest100 basic version, no memory/statistics
Minitest 2100Minitest 2100 memory 10,000 readings, 1 application, 1 batch, statistics
Minitest 3100Minitest 3100 memory 10,000 readings, 10 applications, 10 application batches,
100 batches/single values, statistics
Minitest 4100 Minitest 4100 memory 10,000 readings, 99 applications, 98 application batches,
500 batches/single values, statistics
Probes*
Ref.
Type
F 05Ferrous F 1.6 Ferrous F 1.6/90Ferrous, 90° F 3Ferrous F 10/2Ferrous F 20Ferrous
F 50Ferrous
N 02Non-ferrous
N 1.6Non-ferrous
N 1.6/90Non-ferrous N 10/2Non-ferrous
N 20Non-ferrous
N 100Non-ferrous
FN 1.6 PFe/Non-Fe
FN 1.6 Fe/Non-Fe
FN 1.6/90Fe/Non-Fe, 90°
CN 02
Cu on insulating
Range
resolution (of reading)
0-500 μm
0.1 μm
0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
0-3000 μm
0.2 μm
0-10 mm
5 μm
0-20 mm
10 μm
0-50 mm
10 μm
0-200 μm
0.1 μm
0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
90° 0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
0-10 mm
10 μm
0-20 mm
10 μm
0-100 mm
100 μm
0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
0-1600 μm
0.1 μm
10-200 μm
0.2 μm
Low range
Convex/concave
±(1%+0.7 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+10 μm)
±(1%+10 μm)
±(3%+50 μm) ±(1%+0.5 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+25 μm)
±(1%+50 μm)
±(1%+0.3 mm)
±(1%+1 μm
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
±(1%+1 μm)
Tolerance Min curvature
0.75 mm / 5 mm
1.5 mm / 10 mm
flat / 6 mm
1.5 mm / 10 mm
5 mm / 16 mm
10 mm / 30 mm
50 mm / 200 mm
1 mm / 5 mm
1.5 mm / 10 mm
flat / 6 mm
25 mm / 100 mm
25 mm / 100 mm
100 mm / flat
flat surface & powder coating
1.5 mm / 10 mm
flat mm / 60 mm
0nly flat surface surface
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Physical testing
MiniTest FH 7400/7200, Wall Thickness
Gauges NEW !
A new gauge, based on magnetostatic principle, to measure
wall thickness of bottles, containers etc.
A target ball is placed inside the samle whilst the probe can
be moved across outside to pinpoint variations.
2 interchangeable probe ranges are available to suit various
application requirements. They feature the new SensorIntegrated Digital Signal Processing (SIDSP) to eliminate
error during data transfer. The reference balls are specially
treated to ensure enhanced dimensional precision.
2 base units offer flexible operation and processing
capabilities (probe not included) :
initest FH7200: real-time measurement, display min/
M
max., offset mode, automatic storage up to 100,000 values
Minitest FH7400: same functions, but in addition:
statistical graphs, trend, memory for up to 240,000 values
in max. 200 batches.
2 probes ranges, each supplied with 3 balls of various sizes, 3
precision standards, 3 zero calibration standards and stand:
probe
FH 4:
ball
(mm)
qty
(pcs.)
range
(mm)
tolerance ±
(μm+1% of
reading)
1.5
100
0-1.5
3
2.5
100
0-2.5
5
4.0
50
0-4
10
100
0-2.5
5
FH 10 2.5
4.0
50
0-4.0
10
6.0
25
0-10
20 (0-6 mm),
1.5% of reading
(6-10 mm)
9.0
(option)
10
0-10
20
Features
Precision: ±1% of reading, tolerances depending on probe
& ball used. Units: μm/mm, mils/inch.
Resolution FH4: 0.1 μm, FH10: 0.2 μm
Calibration: factory, zero, or 0 + up to 4 points
Logging speed (selectable); 1–2-5-10-20 readings/s.
Statistic chart: n, trend, histogramme (FH7400 only)
Output RS232 TTL & IRDA 1.0
Standard delivery: Minitest FH7400 or 7200, probe not
included, rubber protective case, carry case, 4 x AA LR06
batteries, magnetic screw driver
Ordering references
Minitest FH 7400/7200
7200 FHWall Thickness Gauge, with mounting device,
without probe
7400 FHWall Thickness Gauge, with mounting device,
without probe
FH 4Probe, range 0-4 mm, including 3 balls:
∅1.5-2.5-4.0 mm, standards,
zero cal. standards & stand
FH 10Probe, range 0-10 mm, including 3 balls:
∅2.5-4.0-6 mm, standards, zero cal.
standards & stand
Optional Accessories
FH10/Ball/9Ball ∅9 mm, set of 10 pcs. Including standard &
zero cal. standard
MP7000Portable printer with charger
MP7000/1Printer cable
FH7200/2Foot switch
FH7200/3IR/USB converter4
FH7200/4Connecting box incl, USB cable for connecting
power supply, footswitch, alarm, headphones
FH7200/5 MSoft7000 basic, data transfer software
FH7200/6 MSoft7000 pro, data management software
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weighing
Balances
Sheen Instruments offer an effective selection of quality
balances for various applications. They feature precision,
traceability to UKAS, long term stability and easy
maintenance.
Features
Capacity: 5000 g., resolution: 1 g.
External calibration
Weighing in kg, g, lb, oz,
Stainless steel pan ∅130 mm, draught shield as standard
Large, clear backlit LCD,
Integral security bracket, low battery indicator
Supplied with recheargeable batteries & mains adapter
Height adjustable, sprit level included
ACB+ Compact Balance
Features
2 models, capacity/resolution:, 600 g./ 0.01 g.
Automatic external calibration via keypad
Weighing, %weighing, parts counting
Stainless steel pan ∅120 mm, draught shield as standard
Large, clear backlit LCD, 15 weighing units: g, ct, lb, oz, d,
GN, ozt, dwt, nommes, taels, ti, N, g2
Capacity tracker, integral security bracket, low battery
indicator
Supplied with recheargeable batteries & mains adapter
RS232 interface
Height adjustable, sprit level included
QuintSonic – Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
This ultrasonic non-destructive gauge measures the
thickness of paint, varnish, plastics or other insulating
coatings applied on wood, plastics, glass, ceramics etc., as
well as polymers on metals. The pulses sent by the probe
through the coatings are reflected to the transducer, and
the time intervals are calculated to total or individual layer
thickness. Reading & statistics output to printer.
Features & performance
Uncertainty: ±2 μm, 3% (<100μm), or ±2 μm, 2% (>100 μm).
Range, coating thickness: total 500 μm, single layer
10-500 μm
Range, wall thickness: metals 0.2-8 mm, plastics 0.2-3 mm
Memory: 10,000 readings, 500 batches
Statistics: n, ∅, σ, kv, max/min
RS232 output to optional MiniPrint printer
Standard delivery: Quintsonic with probe, coupling liquid
100 g., Qsoft software, RS232 cable, carry case,
rechargeable batteries & charger, manual
AQT - Compact Balance
Ordering reference
AQT Balance
AQT5000Compact Balance, capacity: 5000 g., resolution: 1 g.
AQT2600 Compact Balance, capacity: 2600 g., resolution: 0.1g
CBW – Bench Check Weighing Scale
Ordering reference
ACB+ Balance
ACB600H Precision Compact Balance, capacity: 600 g.,
resolution: 0.01 g.
Features
Capacity: 6000 g., resolution: 0.1 g
Automatic external calibration
Check-weighing to pre-set, % weight, basic part counting.
Unit: kg, g.
Memory accumulation
Overload protection
Stainless steel pan 225 x 275 mm
Rechargeable battery (approx. 70 h. operation)
& mains adapter
Optional bi-directional RS232 interface
Ordering reference
CBW Weighing Scale
CBW6HBench Balance, capacity: 6000 g., resolution: 0.1 g
Ordering references
Quintsonic Ultrasonic Coating Gauge, including probe
Standards
ASTMD6132
ISO
2808
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Viscosity
General
The Flowing Quality
In the coatings world, as well as in many
other industries, where liquid or non-solid
materials are manufactured, emerging fast
growing and demanding markets have led to
the development of new innovative product
ranges.
As a result, many of these products are
manufactured today using materials with
complex formulations and processes,
resulting in greater quality. Due to this,
viscosity, amongst the many other important
material properties to be considered becomes
more complex to control.
To meet this stringent manufacturing
requirement and to continually achieve such
high performance products, the use of
highly accurate testing techniques is
absolutely essential in R&D, Production
and Quality Control.
Sheen Instruments offer an extensive range of
complementary viscometers, covering many
viscosity and consistency testing methods.
Featuring leading edge technology and user
friendly operation, they are dedicated to
various industrial applications.
Comprehensive viscosity measurement providing consistent
data is essential in controlling the manufacturing of complex
systems such as paint, lacquers or similar products.
In conjunction with other physical and chemical parameters,
induced rheological factors interfere with all stages of
the process: raw material control, research, formulation,
production, final control and the prediction of product
performance.
According to the demands of the process, viscosity
testing procedures may vary from simple to advanced
methods. Both empirical tests and scientifically developed
calculations provide satisfactory information, but specific
to their respective fields of investigation. For this reason,
complementary measuring techniques can be combined
to efficiently characterize product behaviour allowing
compensatory actions to be taken where necessary.
This section is intended to helping identify the instruments
to use in relation to their particular field of application, whilst
taking into consideration some of the basic viscometric
concepts.
The instruments
As discussed above, viscosity measurements vary from
simple to complex techniques, the definition of which should
relate to the overall objective. Due to the variety of methods
available to perform material evaluation, each one will only
provide a limited indication or description of flow behaviour
with data relevant to each.
Fig. 4-2
Flow properties
In the science of rheology, viscosity measurement plays a
key role in the understanding of flow behaviour of materials
and their response to certain imposed stresses. Referring to
the basic Newtonian model, when a shear is applied to a fluid
it is deformed such that the material layers move according
to a velocity gradient in relation with the force imposed. Thus
viscosity, depending on the nature of the product, is the
relationship of the shear stress vs. shear rate.
As some products are shear-dependent it is essential
to consider the fluids characteristics when dealing with
viscosity measurement.
Newtonian vs. non-Newtonian fluids
The viscosity of “Newtonian” products, e.g. water and some
oils, is constant at a given temperature, regardless of the
shear applied, while “Non-Newtonian” products show a
change in viscosity when variations are made to the rate
of shear applied. This dependency can lead to a thinning
effect where the deformation reduces the viscosity, or
correspondingly thickening where the viscosity increases.
Thixotropy vs. Rheopexy
Practically most modern paint systems or similar products
show a decreasing viscosity to some extent as a function
of shear, a property typically expected, e.g. when they are
shaken, applied or sprayed.
The lack of controlling this deformation can cause
undesirable effects such as inconsistent performance, poor
levelling or sagging.
Commonly encountered shear-dependant fluids include
pseudo-plastic, plastic or thixotropic behaviours.
When varying the shear over a period of time, the structural
properties of many products reduce their viscosity to
different equilibrium values and recover to their original value
when the shearing action stops, according to their initial
sol-gel profile. Some other products flow beyond their yield
value, when a sufficient force is applied.
An opposite behaviour perhaps somewhat less considered,
the rheopectic effect, exhibits increasing viscosity as
a function of shear, occasionally this property shows
indications on some processes e.g. grinding or dispersion.
Fig. 4-4
dv
F ➞
dy
F = h dv
A dy
h
Fig. 4-2
Newtonian
S
Fig. 4-5
Fig. 4-2
h
Thixotropy
S
Fig. 4-4
Fig. 4-6
Fig. 4-4
h
Plastic
S
Fig. 4-2
Fig. 4-5
h
Dilatant
S
Fig. 4-5
Fig. 4-4
Fig. 4-6
Examples of typical flow behaviour
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Fig. 4-6
Viscosity
Efflux Devices
Efflux devices provide kinematic data produced by a fluid
flowing during a period of time under defined conditions.
This generally gravity-driven efflux time is related to the
product density, volume and geometry of the instrument,
the fluid flowing through a capillary or orifice, at a specified
temperature.
Paint or ink industries traditionally use the popular flow cups
to quickly evaluate the viscosity or “consistency” flow. Units
are expressed in St (Stokes), or cSt (mm2/s).
Due to their simple design and basic principle, they are
intended mainly to measure Newtonian or near-Newtonian
liquids, within a limited range, generally from 5 to 15000 cSt.,
corresponding to 20 to 300 sec. Where conversion equations
are given by International Standards, the kinematic value can
be calculated from the efflux time, and the cup calibrated.
Rotational instruments
Depending on the method, from traditional scale readings
to scientifically defined geometries, rotational viscometers
apply a controlled stress to the material under test using
defined operating conditions. The resultant data can be then
be plotted as a function of the selected criteria.
They provide extended information, as the product under
test is submitted to variable stress conditions, depending on
the spindle design.
Units are expressed in P (Poise), or cP (mPa.s), or converted
into other scales, i.e. Krebs units or torque.
Single-speed instruments equipped with rotor, ball, or vane
spindles such as the Krebs Viscometer, Rotothinner, or Gel
Strength Tester are commonly used world wide by numerous
industries, to instantly evaluate the flow behaviour according
to conventional scales.
Multi-speed viscometers equipped with different spindle
Instrument
Standards
Type
Flow cups
(bench top &
dip type)
ASTM, BS,
DIN, EN,
ISO, NF
Special applications
Falling ball viscometers according to Höppler are useful for
some specific research applications.
The Penetrometer equipped with either a needle or cone is
used to evaluate consistency of non flowing materials such
as grease, paste, bitumen etc.
Temperature control
Due to the isothermal dependence of viscosity, it is
absolutely critical to control the specified temperature of the
sample during test at the specified conditions in order to
obtain accurate and reproducible results. Sheen Tempmaster
multi-purpose circulating baths are specially designed to
accurately control the sample and allow versatility in sample
preparation.
Application
Operating
Units
range (max.)
Temperature
control
Efflux
Paint / quick
consistency
evaluation
5-15000
cSt
optional
Tempmaster
Dip flow cups ASTM
(Shell / Zahn)
Efflux
Ink / quick flow
evaluation
5-1800
cSt
optional
Tempmaster
Rotothinner
Rotational,
mono disc or
ball spindles
562 rpm
Thinning rate
evaluation
0-340
Poise
optional
Tempmaster
Krebs (digital) ASTM
Rotational,
mono rotor
spindle
200 rpm
Conventional
evaluation
37-141
70-1100
10-5000
Krebs
units
gram
cP
optional
Tempmaster
Gel Strength
Tester
Rotational,
mono vane
spindle
2 rpm
Yield strength tests 0-450
gm/cm
optional
Tempmaster
High-shear test
0-100
Poise
Integral
5°-65°C
20-106.106
cP
(mPa.s)
optional
Tempmaster
0.5-100000
cP
optional
Tempmaster
mm
optional
Tempmaster
BS, ISO
Speed
sizes offer flexible investigations and cover a wider range of
applications.
They operate with variable dynamic stress and shear rates
and can also be configured for absolute measurements,
when available, depending on the specific spindle geometry.
The high-speed CP1 Cone & Plate is specifically dedicated
to measuring structural deformation under spraying,
brushing or rolling applications. The low-shear multipurpose
CP1 allows multiple combinations of speed & spindle
geometries to evaluate various non-Newtonian properties
e.g. thixotropy. This instrument also accommodates a
number of additional coaxial accessories to perform
absolute measurement of very low viscosity or small sample
volumes and a helical T-bar spindle for non-flowing materials
e.g. pastes or gels.
Cone & Plate
ASTM, BS,
ISO
Rotational, 5
2 speeds:
cone selection 750 & 900 rpm
Viscomaster
ASTM, ISO
Rotational,
Multi-spindle
Höppler
DIN, ISO
Falling Balls
(6)
Penetrometer ASTM, DIN, Cone or
ISO, NF, IP needle
Penetration
18/19 speeds:
Multi-purpose
0.3-100/200 rpm
Special
Semi solid material
evaluation, gel
consistency
24.0
flow cups
General
Flow cups, originally designed to perform quick viscosity
and consistency evaluations of Newtonian or near nonNewtonian products, can provide a high degree of
accuracy and repeatability depending on the quality of their
manufacture. From their early forms, although somewhat
simple in design, today’s flow cups are manufactured in
accordance with the numerous International Standards
which have developed over the years which not only specify
the close dimensional tolerances required during the process
but also their use and recording of data obtained.
With our long established experience in the manufacture of
these types of products, Sheen flow cups offer outstanding
testing quality. They are produced from selected high
grade materials, with the latest computerised machining
technology under stringent quality control conditions. A
smooth, bright finish makes them easy to use and clean for a
long lasting operating life.
Conformance certificates are included with all our flow cups
to the relevant National Standard. Calibration certificates
according to calculation data given by the relevant standard,
or to internal comparative procedures are available upon
request when ordering.
To ensure optimal accuracy of your testing results, a periodic
calibration check of your cups is strongly recommended,
either by our own calibration department, or alternatively by
using our range of standardised calibration oils*.
* Standard certified Viscosity Standard Fluids, stop watch, precision
thermometer and temperature controlled bath are required.
(See pages 76 & 77)
Bench top
ASTM, BS, DIN, EN ISO CUPS
These unrivaled high accuracy cups cover a wide range of
viscosities in accordance with the appropriate international
standard.
Most can be certified and calibrated using the prescribed
efflux / viscosity conversion equations, otherwise can be
controlled against an internal standard reference cup with
calibration test fluids.
Features
Made of high quality aluminium and feature stainless steel
nozzle inserts (specification dependent)
Manufactured using high precision computerised
machining
Mirror polished & smooth finished for high efflux accuracy
and easy maintenance
Stringent quality & compliance inspection.
Note‑:
Flow cup stand holding the cup not included, see optional
accessories
Calibration certificate not included, to be specified when
ordering, see optional accessories.
Economy aluminium stand (418/LC)
Level adjustable stand (418)
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Ordering ref
Orifice‑Ø
(mm)
Flow
time (s)
Nominal
range (cSt)
2.38
30-300
38-71
3.17
30-300
38-147
3.97
30-300
71-455
401/5-B5
4.76
30-300
299-781
401/6-B6
7.14
30-300
781-1650
1.77
30-100
6-160
2.54
30-100
100-550
402/3
3.8
30-100
500-2300
402/4
6.35
30-100
2000-15000
401/2-B2
401/3-B3
401/4-B4
402/1
402/2
Standard
BS 3900 A6-71
(replaced by
EN ISO 2431,
BS 3900 A6-96)
ASTM D1084
(PARLIN)
404/4
DIN 53211
(Replaced by
ISO 2431)
4
25-150
112-685
404/2
DIN 53211
(Format only fitted
with special size
orifice)
2
25-150
15-30 (approx.)
404/6
404/8
406/1-N°1
6
550-1500 (approx.)
8
1200-3000
(approx.)
55-100
10-35
2.8
40-100
25-120
406/3-N°3
3.4
30-100
49-220
406/4-N°4
4.1
30-100
70-370
406/5-N°5
5.8
30-100
200-1200
3
30-100
7-42
4
30-100
35-135
5
30-100
91-325
417/6-N°6
6
30-100
188-684
417/8-N°8
8
30-100
600-2000
2.5
30-300
5-140
4
30-300
50-1100
6
30-300
510-5100
8
30-300
700-11500
417/3-N°3
417/4-N°4
417/5-N°5
419/2.5
419/4
419/6
419/8
BS EN ISO 2431
(ASTM 5125, DIN
53211, NFT 30-070,
JIS K 5600-2-2)
NF T 30-014
(replaced by NFT
30-070, Format only
fitted with special
sizeorifice)
Parlin Cup
Temperature/Viscosity Calculator
Manufactured from high quality solid brass, with a pressfitted stainless steel orifice, this cup ( originally developed
by the E.I. Dupont Company) is used for consistency
measurement of cellulose lacquers, or free-flowing
adhesives. This cup differs from a conventional viscosity cup
in that the final determination of flow time is determined at a
volumetric point of 50 ml and not the breaking point of the
efflux stream upon the completion of draining.
These useful devices allow viscosity corrections to be
calculated when tests are not carried out at the specified
temperature. The device comprises of two discs one
mounted on top of the other. The upper disc is rotated to the
temperature specified and the corresponding viscosity value
at other temperatures is simply read off.
Autovisc - Flow cup timer
2.1
406/2-N°2
ASTM D1200
(Ford cup)
Cal. certificate
To flow
To ref cup
equation
This instrument is specially designed for automatic flow time
determinations. Its built-in optical sensor detects the start/
break of the liquid flow and counts the elapsed time, thus
eliminating human error.
The integral water jacket enables accurate temperature
control when connected to an external water circulating bath
(optional). Suitable for all ASTM/BS/ISO Ø55.8 mm or DIN
Ø58.0 mm cups.
Supplied with a separate cup stand for easy filling.
Level adjustable stand, stainless steel rod on cast aluminium base, supplied with spirit level.
418/LC
Economy light aluminium stand, supplied with spirit level.
400
Calibration certificate (for each cup).
405/ST
Stand for 5 Zahn cups
Zahn & Shell Cups
Made of nickel plated brass (Zahn) and stainless steel (Shell)
and fitted with a handle, these cups are generally used for a
quick check of product flow.
The Zahn series are suitable for paints and inks, while the
Shell series are designed with a capillary orifice suitable for
use with inks, enamels and lacquers.
Frikmar Cup
This cup with specifications identical to the DIN 53211
bench top cup is fitted with a handle to allow dipping tests to
be performed.
Practically all standard cups can be supplied in this version
(i.e. with handle) on request with the same accuracy and
quality.
Ordering references
Autovisc
450NAutovisc - Flow Cup Timer
Optional accessories
Water circulating bath temperature controlled, see page 76
62
Dip Flow Cups - With handle
Features
Sturdy construction
LCD display of efflux time in sec., resolution 0.1 sec.
Accuracy: 0.05 %, repeatability: 0.5 %
Power Supply:
- Portable operation: 2 x 9V batteries operated
- Mains Operation: 220V, 50Hz / 110V, 60Hz
Standard package: Instrument, cup stand, spirit level,
closing plate.
Optional accessories
418
Ordering references
Temperature/Viscosity Calculator
415Coeficient of 5.5% per °C
e.g. resins, clear or pigmented products
416Coeficient of 2.66% per °C
e.g. water based products
Lory Cup
This cup, made of bright nickel plated steel, is generally used
for checking purposes. The cup is filled to the top and flow
time is taken when the needle fitted in the bottom of the
cup appears.
Optional stand to hold 5 Zahn cups (405/ST)
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Viscosity
ZAHN
Ordering Standard
Ref
Orifice‑Ø
(mm)
Flow time
(s)
Nominal range
(cSt)
405/1
1.93
35-80
5-60
2.69
20-80
20-250
405/3
3.86
20-80
100-800
405/4
4.39
20-80
200-1200
405/5
5.41
20-80
400-1800
405/2
SHELL
FRIKMAR
405/ST
Stand for 5
Zahn cups
422/1
ASTM D4212
1.8
20-80
2-20
422/2
2.4
20-80
10-50
422/2.5
2.7
20-80
20-80
422/3
3.1
20-80
30-120
422/3.5
3.5
20-80
40-170
422/4
3.8
20-80
70-270
422/5
4.6
20-80
125-520
422/6
5.8
20-80
320-1300
420/4
DIN 53211
(replaced by
EN ISO 2431)
4
25-150
112-685
420/2
DIN 53211
2
(Format only fitted
with special size
6
orifice)
25-150
15-30 (approx)
25-150
550-1500
(approx)
420/8
8
25-150
1200-3000
(approx)
421
4
25-150
50-1100
420/6
LORY
ASTM D4212
D1084
Cal. certificate
To flow
To ref cup
equation
25.0
rotational viscometers
Cone & Plate Viscometer
The viscosity of coatings, such as paint, show typical
changes when applied with brush, roller or spray gun etc.
under high shear rates.
For this reason, it is essential that the flow behaviour of such
non-newtonian products is tested under stringent conditions,
in order to achieve optimal formulation and process
monitoring.
Standardised test methods recommend a shear rate of
10,000 s-1 (BS) or 12,000 s-1 (ASTM) as satisfactory test
figures.
This new Cone & Plate viscometer is specially designed for
this purpose. A highly accurate wear resistant cone rotating
at high speed on a temperature controlled plate simulates
the expected “real world” application shear.
The combination of the instrument’s 2 standard speeds and
the choice of 5 viscosity ranges allow precise testing of a
wide range of products in compliance with National test
methodologies.
Features
Interchangeable cones, simple to install with quick release
chuck for easy cleaning
Reading in P, cP, Pa.s, or mPa.s
Pre-selected or adjustable runtimes 5 – 59 s, with manual
or automatic start
Rapid temperature control with adjustable pre-heating
time 0 – 59 s
Adjustable limit/tolerances setting with warning
Calibration by user: viscosity (for any cone used with
certified oils), and temperature
Memory for 100 readings, with 3-digit adjustable sample
identification, RS232 PC/printer data output
Easy menu-guided / soft-key operation: cone range,
parameter setting, reading, set point & plate temperature,
speed, viscosity, sample identification, calibration, date
Selectable modes: fully functional or simplified routine,
security protected
Standard package: Viscometer base unit with built-in
temperature control system, PC/printer cable
Note: s uitable cone kit for your application (including 5
certified calibration oils) to be ordered as a separated
accessory.
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Cone kit, with 5 certified
calibration oils
Performance
Dual speed (standard): 750 rpm = 10,000 s -1
900 rpm = 12,000 s -1
Viscosity: 5 cone/measuring ranges:
0-5, 0-10, 0-20, 5-50, 10-100 P
Resolution: 0.01 P, accuracy <± 2%, repeatability: <± 0.5%
Built-in temperature control: 5° to 65°C
Resolution: ± 0.1°, accuracy: ± 0.2 °C
90-240V AC – 50/60 Hz
Ordering references
Cone & Plate Viscometer
CP1
Cone & plate base unit (cone not included)
490/1/CKCone 0-10 Poise (490/754/D1)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D1)
490/2/CKCone 0-20 Poise (490/754/D2)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D2)
490/3/CKCone 5-50 Poise (490/754/D3)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D3)
490/4/CKCone 10-100 Poise (490/754/D4)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D4)
490/5/CKCone 0-5 Poise (490/754/D5)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D5)
Optional accessories
490/715/S Vapour trap
490/PPrinter, battery operated
Note: Individual cones and calibration oils available upon request.
Standards
ASTMD4287
BS
3900 A7-1
ISO
2884-1
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Cone & Plate – High Temperature Version
Rotothinner
Gel Strength Tester
The new CP2 High Temperature Cone & Plate, whilst
maintaining the standard viscosity ranges of the CP1, allows
the testing of products at elevated temperatures anywhere
between 30°C - 240°C.
This easy to use viscometer allows the operator to
continuously monitor the viscosity of the test sample, whilst
simultaneously adding a solvent or thinner. A sample taken
from large production batch can be quickly measured in a
250 ml tin and the related thinning ratio scaled for instant
process adjustment if required.
The Rotothinner’s robust construction enables it to operate
either in a production environment or in the laboratory.
A selection of 3 versions equipped with ball or disc shaped
rotors cover the various test ranges.
Based on the Rotothinner design, this instrument is specially
suited to assess the yield strength and consistency of thick
paints and other materials such as gels and putties etc.
A 250 ml can containing the sample is magnetically fastened
onto a turntable, which is loaded with a calibrated spring
displaying an engraved scale of 0-450 gm/cm. When
immersed into the sample, the flat 4 x 2 cm paddle spindle
rotates automatically at 2 rpm, and drives the whole can &
turntable.
After a peak reading followed by a short time of stabilisation,
a steady torque value is indicated on the scale. Other paddle
sizes are available on request.
Retaining dual speed operation at 750 and 900rpm as per
BS and ASTM specifications this instrument offers superb
accuracy and control in allowing the user to evaluate a wide
range of materials, including resins, that are temperature
sensitive. In addition to all the features of the CP1 two new
measuring modes have been included for Newtonian and
Non Newtonian Rheopectic materials.
A highly accurate wear resistant cone rotating at high
speed on a temperature controlled plate is shrouded by an
integrated vapour trap for solvent evaporation control and
general safety whilst working at the elevated temperatures.
As with the CP1, a choice of five viscosity ranges are
available including high temperature calibration oils to allow
precise testing of a wide range of products in compliance
with National Standards methodologies.
Vapour Trap
Performance
Dual speeds ( standard ) – 750 / 900rpm
Viscosity : 5 cone measuring ranges : 0-5,0-10,0-20,550,10-100 P
Measurement accuracy – better than +/-2%(cal at 10degC
above ambient )
Measurement repeatability – better than +/-0.5%
90-240V AC – 50/60 HZ
Applications
Automotive – High performance autocoats.
Printing – Screen Printing Inks , Paper / UV coatings
Industrial – Hot melt adhesives , Sealants , Bitumen
Chemical – Resins , Plastisols , Epoxies , Polymers
Coatings – Paint , Varnish
Food – Starch , Chocolate , Molasses.
Features
Continuous reading in Poise
Simple to install spindle into quick release chuck, easy to
clean
Possibility of multi-point calibration by user with
optional key
Memory for 9 readings, RS232 serial interface to printer
Standard package: Viscometer, 1 spindle, 250 ml tin can,
printer cable.
Performance
3 models & measuring ranges: 0-15, 0-65, 1-340 Poise
Spindle speed: 562 rpm, ± 1%
Resolution: 0.1 P; 1 P for 340 P model
Accuracy: ±‑2%; repeatability: ±1% of full scale
Operating temperature: +15° to +35°C
90-240V AC - 50/60 Hz
Features
Electronic constant speed control over the full range
Paddle spindle simple to install with quick release chuck,
easy to clean
Safety height sensor preventing the rotor from rotating
above the can
Sturdy construction for use either in lab or production line
Standard package: Viscometer, paddle spindle,
250 ml / Ø85 mm can.
220-240V - 50 Hz
Order references
Cone & Plate High Temperature Viscometer
CP2
Cone & plate base unit (cone not included)
490/6/CKCone 0-10 Poise (490/754/D1)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D6)
490/7/CKCone 0-20 Poise (490/754/D2)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D7)
490/8/CKCone 5-50 Poise (490/754/D3)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D8)
490/9/CKCone 10-100 Poise (490/754/D4)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D9)
490/10/CKCone 0-5 Poise (490/754/D5)
with 5 certified oils (490/166/D10)
Features
All standard features of the CP1
Plate temperature range 30degC – 240degC
Programmable in 0.1degC increments.
Precision plate temperature control
Independent temperature sensing system
High temperature cone & oil kits
Vapour trap fitted as standard
Very low power consumption – 90W Max
Universal Voltage input – 90 – 264V AC.
Easy menu guided calibration and control
RS232 PC/printer data output
Peak & Average mode flexibility
Standards
ASTMD4287
BS
3900 A7-1
ISO
2884-1
Optional accessories
490/PPrinter, battery operated
Ordering references
Rotothinner
455N/15Rotothinner 0-15 Poise, spindle included
455N/65Rotothinner 0-65 Poise, spindle included
455N/340Rotothinner 1-340 Poise, spindle included
Ordering references
Gel Strength Tester
414N
Gel Strength Tester
Optional accessories
480/019/S
Calibration key
455N/15/CAL Set of 3 calibration oils for 0-15 P range
455N/65/CAL Set of 3 calibration oils for 0-65 P range
455N/340/CAL Set of 3 calibration oils for 1-340 P range
Standards
ISO
2884
BS
3900 A7
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67
Krebs Viscometer - Digital
Krebs Viscometer - Original
Spindle Viscometers
Based on the popular traditional KREBS method, using a
weight-driven rotating paddle to sense the paint viscosity
at a constant 200 rpm, this modern digital instrument
provides automated motor operation, without weights &
pulley, allowing accurate direct reading in KU (Krebs units),
mPa.s (cP) or g (gram). The conversion between these units
is automatically calculated by the microprocessor and
displayed on request. Sturdy construction allows for use
either in a production environment or in the laboratory.
This traditional KREBS instrument uses a rotating paddle
driven by falling weights to determine the paint viscosity.
The viscosity value in Krebs units can be easily converted
using the table supplied or by calculation by formula from the
resultant value of total weight required to reach 200 rpm.
The robust and simple construction of this viscometer allows
it to be used in various environments.
2 versions available: with tachometer or with stroboscope.
This easy to use rotational viscometer can be used in
a number of industrial applications, paints, lacquers,
chemicals, cosmetics, foods etc, where the determination of
flow properties and behaviour is essential.
The principle of measurement is simple, but reliable, based
on the well-established method of measuring the resistance
of a spindle rotating in the sample under test. The viscosity
value being automatically calculated and displayed as a
function of the products characteristics, resultant torque,
rotational speed and spindle properties
This method of viscosity determination is accepted
worldwide, being approved to ASTM D2196, results
therefore can be correlated with those obtained from
comparable systems.
In addition to the standard spindle set supplied, optional
accessories with specific coaxial spindle configurations
extend the operating range of the instruments to very low
viscosity products or small sample volumes and allow
absolute viscosity determinations with shear rate & shear
stress data.
Non-flowing substances such as pastes, gels, creams or
gelatine can also be measured with a set of helical motion
T-bar spindles.
2 models: VM1 & VM2 are available in 3 measuring ranges: Low viscosity (LV)
- Medium viscosity (RV)
- High viscosity (HV) – see table.
Features
Single or continuous reading in KU, mPa.s (cP), gram
Over-range indication
Simple to install rotor spindle into quick release chuck,
easy to clean
Safety height sensor preventing the rotor from rotating
above the can
Possibility of multi-point calibration by user with
optional key
Memory for 9 readings, RS232 serial interface to printer
Standard package: Viscometer, rotor spindle, 1 pint
(500 ml) / Ø85 mm can, printer cable.
Features
Range: 54-140 KU (75-1000 g.)
Sturdy mechanical assembly & easy maintenance
Easy to read speed indication
Good value for money
Standard package: Viscometer, paddle rotor,
1 pint (500 ml) / Ø85 mm can,
Set of 7 weights (2 x 5g, 1 x 10g, 1 x 25g, 1 x 50g, 2 x 100g,
1 x 200g, 1 x 500g), AC/DC 12V adapter (for digital version)
Performance
Range: 37-141 KU, 70-1100 g., 10-5000 cP (mPa.s)
Accuracy: ±‑2%; repeatability: ±1% of full scale
Resolution: KU: 0.1, gram: 1 g., cP: 10 cP
Operating temperature: +15° to +35°C
90-240V AC - 50/60 Hz
Features
VM1
VM2
Number of speeds / rpm
18 / 0.3
to 100
19 / 0.3
to 200
Working range*
in cP (centipoise)
with standard spindle set
- Low viscosity
(LV= 4 spindles)
20 - 2,000,000
- Medium viscosity
(RV= 6 spindles)
100 - 13,000,000
- High viscosity
(HV= 6 spindles)
320 - 106,000,000
Direct reading
- Viscosity (cP or mPa.s)
- Kinematic viscosity (cSt)
with density input
- Selected speed, rpm
- Selected spindle indentification
- % of full torque scale
- Sample temperature, °C (°F)
- Temperature PT100 sensor
- Shear rate
(with coaxial spindles)
- Shear stress
(with coaxial spindles)
Automatic functions
- Auto-range
- Auto-test
+ acoustic & visual alarm
- Safe progressive spindle stop
Ordering references
Krebs Viscometer - Original
407Krebs viscometer with stroboscope speed
reading, 220-240V AC - 50 Hz
407/110Krebs viscometer with stroboscope speed
reading, 110V AC - 60 Hz
407/AKrebs viscometer with digital speed reading,
dual voltage
Ordering references
Krebs Viscometer - Digital
480Digital Krebs viscometer, direct viscosity reading
Optional accessories
480/019/S Calibration key
480/CAL Set of 3 certified calibration oils
Standards
ASTMD562
JIS
K5600
68
- Alarm when working below 15%
full scale
Calibration by user
Standards
ASTMD5789, 1824, 2196, 2669, 2983, 4878
ISO
2555
Memory
10 working
sets
Data output
RS232,
or chart
recorder
0-5V DC
408Coaxial cylinder attachment for 407/407A
Standard accessories
Optional accessories
480/CAL
Set of 3 certified calibration oils
- PT100 temperature sensor
Standards
ASTMD562
JIS
K5600
- Set of spindles
- Carrying case
- Software for data download
to Excel‑™
Compatible accessories :
- Small Sample Adapter
- Low Viscosity Adapter
- Helical T-bar spindle drive
Power
standard,
option,
* To be specified upon order
100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
non applicable
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Spindle Viscometer VM1
Accessories for VM1 & VM2
Small Sample Adapter (SSA)
This standard model of the VM series allows accurate
viscosity measurements to be made quickly and efficiently.
The combination of the 18 pre-selected speeds and the
spindle set provides flexibility in operation, complying with
numerous requirements of product analysis and industrial
quality control.
Low Viscosity Adapter (LVA)
This attachment allows accurate measurement of limited
sample sizes. The stainless steel cylindrical coaxial geometry
provides absolute viscosity determinations with shear
rates & shear stress data (displayed only when using with
VM2). Sample temperature between -10° to +100°C can be
externally controlled by a fitted flow jacket (model without
flow jacket also available).
The SSA is supplied without spindle.
Please order the spindle set separately or the individual
spindle required.
This simple attachment is specially designed to extend the
lower measuring range of the VMs.
Accurate and reproducible measurements of very low
viscosity samples can be performed using the adaptor which
consists of a stainless steel sample chamber with a specific
spindle, the geometry of which provides absolute viscosity
determinations with defined shear rates & shear rates
(displayed only when using with VM2) for detailed product
analysis.
Sample temperature between -10° to +100°C can be
externally controlled by the fitted flow jacket (model without
flow jacket also available).
Features
4-line illuminated display of viscosity & operating
parameters.
Constant viscosity sensing & reading,
resolution = 0.1 (< 10,000 cP), 1 (> 10,000 cP).
Data convertible, SI or CGS units.
Easy menu-guided operation.
Calibration by user.
Compatible with Low Viscosity Adapter (excepted for HV
models), Small Sample Adapter, Helical T-bar spindle.
8 language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian,
Portuguese, Japanese, Catalan.
Standard package: Viscometer, height adjustable stand,
set of AISI 316 stainless steel standard spindles (LV=4
spindles,RV & HV=6 spindles), carry case.
Features
Measuring range*, cP (mPa.s):
- LV: 0.9-2,000
- RV: 6.4-21,333
- HV: not applicable
Sample volume: 16-18 ml.
Shear rates range: 0.3671 - 122.36 s -1
Removable sample chamber for easy cleaning
Optional temperature probe.
Performance
18 speeds : 0.3 - 0.5 - 0.6 - 1 - 1.5 - 2 - 2.5 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 10 - 12 - 20 - 30 - 50 - 60 - 100 rpm.
Accuracy: ±1 % of full scale, repeatability: 0.2 %.
Measuring range with standard spindles:
see selection table.
*T
he lower limit is determined at 10‑% full scale.
Features
Measuring range*, cP (mPa.s):
‑ LV, 3 spindles available:
TL5 = 3-10,000 / TL6 = 30-100,000 / TL7 = 60-200,000
‑ RV, 4 spindles available:
TR8 = 50-166,600 / TR9 = 250-833,300
TR10 = 500-1,600,000 / TR11 = 1,000-3,300,000
‑ HV, 4 spindles available:
TR8 = 400-1,360,000 / TR9 = 2000-6,660,000
TR10 = 4000-13,330,000 / TR11 = 8,000-26,300,000
Sample volume: 8-13 ml, depending on spindle size
Shear rates range, s-1:
- LV = 0.084-132 / RV & HV = 0.075-93
Removable sample chamber for easy cleaning
Optional temperature probe.
*T
he lower limit is determined by turbulent flow.
Spindle Viscometer VM2
This enhanced version of the VM series is designed
for advanced viscosity measurement with data logging
capability.
The combination of the 19 pre-selected speeds and the
spindle set provides a highly versatile instrument, covering a
wide range of industrial R&D or quality control applications.
The instrument also has a built-in temperature sensor (0°
to 100°C) to closely monitor the operating conditions of the
product during test.
Features
Same as for VM1.
Additional functions:
- direct temperature reading with Pt100 sensor.
- memory for 10 working data sets.
- display of kinematic viscosity in cSt
(with user density input).
- Data output to Excel ™ using the file transfer software
included or output to chart recorder (not included).
Standard package: Viscometer, height adjustable stand,
set of AISI 316 stainless steel spindles (depending on
range: LV=4 spindles, RV & HV=6 spindles), PT100 probe,
file transfer software, carry case.
Performance
19 speeds : 0.3 - 0.5 - 0.6 - 1 - 1.5 - 2 - 2.5 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 10 - 12 - 20 - 30 - 50 - 60 - 100 - 200 rpm.
Measuring range & accuracy: same as for Viscometer VM1.
Thermometer range: 0-100°C (32°-212°F).
- Resolution: 0.1°C (0.1°F).
- Accuracy: ±0.25°C (0.5°F).
- Repeatability: ±0.1°C (0.2°F).
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LVA
LVA with a flow jacket
Ordering references
Low Viscosity Adaptor
VM2/5LVA / with flow jacket, spindle included
VM2/6LVA / without flow jacket, spindle included
Optional accessories
VM2/4PT 100 Temperature probe
Ordering references
VM Series Viscometers
VM1/LV
VM1 / Low viscosity
VM1/RV
VM1 / Medium viscosity
VM1/HV
VM1 / High viscosity
VM2/LV
VM2 / Low viscosity
VM2/RV
VM2 / Medium viscosity
VM2/HV
VM2 / High viscosity
SSA
SSA with a flow jacket
Ordering references
Small Sample Adapter (SSA)
VM2/1
SSA / with flow jacket, spindle included
VM2/2
SSA / without flow jacket, spindle included
Optional accessories
VM2/3ASet of spindles** for RV & HV ranges:
TR8 - 9 - 10 - 11
VM2/3B
Set of spindles** for LV range: TL5 - 6 - 7
VM2/4PT100 Temperature probe
** Individual spindles also available on request
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Viscosity
Helical Drive & T-bar Spindle (HTS)
When measuring substances that do not flow easily such
as gels, pastes, creams or putty, the standard spindles
form a hole around it due to cavitation. To overcome this
problem, the Helical Drive unit provides an alternative
method, suitable for comparative consistency evaluations.
The motorised device drives the Viscometer head slowly
up and down between preset limits, allowing a special
T-bar spindle to trace a helical path into the fresh material,
thus eliminating the “channelling” effect.
Feature
Comparative evaluation range, cP (mPa.s):
‑ LV = 156-3,120,000
- RV = 1,660-33,300,000
‑ HV = 13,000-260,000,000
Easy to assemble and clean
Standard package: Motor drive, 6 x T-bar spindles
and couplings.
Ordering references
Helical Drive & T-Bar Spindle (HTS)
VM2/8
Helical Drive Unit, complete 230V, 50/60 Hz
VM2/9
Helical Drive Unit, complete 115V, 50/60 Hz
26.0
Penetrometer
special applications
Höppler Viscometer
An accurate and versatile instrument, suitable for absolute
viscosity measurement of various transparent fluids such
as lacquers, resins, oils, foods, cosmetics, chemicals
etc. as well as gas products. The test method consists of
timing the travel of a ball in a tube filled with the product
sample. The integrated water jacket, when connected
to external circulating bath (optional, see p.15), allows
temperature control from -20° to +120°C for high accuracy
determinations.
Features & Performance
Range: 0.5 to 100.000 cP/mPa.s
Excellent visibility for accurate measurements
Reproducibility: < 0.5 %
Standard package: Viscometer, set of 6 balls for fluids,
thermometer -1° to +26°C (other ranges optional), cleaning
tool, calibration sheet.
Ordering references
438
Höppler viscometer
438/1Extra ball for gas measurement
Standards
DIN
53015
ISO
12058
JIS
K5600-2-2
ASTMD1131, D1545, D1725
An efficient & cost effective instrument, for consistency
determinations of semi-solid to solid materials such as
greases, waxes, cosmetics etc. The test method is based on
measuring the depth of penetration of a standardised cone
or needle into the material over a given time.
2 models available: automatic or manual, both compatible
with penetration accessories, to be ordered separately
according to the specific application.
Automatic Penetrometer
A programmable and motorised unit, for high accuracy
consistency evaluations of various materials whilst
simplifying testing procedures and minimizing set up time.
It makes use of the lastest in electronic techniques to offer
user friendly and interactive operation.
Features & Performance
Programmable penetration & pause time 0-999 min.
Acoustic & visual alarm when penetration exceeds set limits
4-speed vertical step displacement,
3-speed approach: quick 0.1‑ 0.01 mm / impulsion
Quick penetrator positioning procedure with 4
programmable preset positions
Real-time depth reading to 0.1 or 0.01 mm, with
opto-electronic detection
Standard package: penetrometer, cone or needle plunger,
RS232 output, automatic level detection for conductive
materials, flexi-light & magnifier. 230V, 50Hz
(115V, 60Hz on request)
Cone or needle, cups: see optional accessories
Ordering references
Automatic Penetrometer
499Automatic Penetrometer, without cone,
needle, cup
Optional accessories
For ASTM D5 (Bitumenous)
499/1
Standard needle 2.5 g, 350 u.
499/2
Standard needle 2.5 g, 500 u.
499/3Alluminium sample cup 55 x 35 mm (200 u.)
499/4Alluminium sample cup 55 x 57 mm (500 u.)
499/5One way sample cup 55 x 35 (300 pcs.)
499/6Additional weight 100 g.
499/7Additional weight 50 g.
499/8
Bitumen automatic lev el detection device
For ASTM D217 (grease)
499/9
Standard cone 102.5 g
499/10
Sample cup 76 x 63 mm
* Accessories for ASTM D937, 1321, 1403, upon request
Standards
ASTMD 5, 217, 937, 1321, 1403
DIN
51579, 51804, 52010
ISO
2131, 2137
NF
T 60119, 601312, 66004
IP
49 & related
Manual Penetrometer
An economy instrument, equipped with a manual release
mechanism and dial indicator graduated to 0.1 mm. Sturdy
construction mounted on heavy adjustable base plate with
spirit level. Compatible with cone or needle assembly (not
included)
Cone kit
Needle kit
Ordering references
Manual Penetrometer
498
Manual Penetrometer, without cone or needle
Bubble Viscometer
72
435
Bubble Viscometer
BG0500
BG0510
BG0540
BG0560
Bubble Viscometer
Bubble Viscometer
Bubble Viscometer
Bubble Viscometer
– 20 tubes, case
& spare tubes
– A5 - A1
–A-T
– U - Z6
– Z7 - Z10
Optional accessories
498/1Needle kit ASTM D5 (1 std. needle + 1 plunger +
1 sample cup)
498/2Cone kit ASTM D217 (1 std. cone + 1 plunger + 1
sample cup)
Other sample cups & additional weights:
see automatic model above
* Accessories for ASTM D937, 1321, 1403, upon request
73
Viscosity
27.0
viscosity standards
Viscosity Standard fluids
Two formats of calibrated Viscosity Oils are available, Sheen
Viscosity Oils and Cannon Viscosity Oils, both of which have
been selected to cover a wide range of applications.
Sheen Viscosity Oils are specifically formulated to meet
all calibration requirements and offer high quality at an
affordable price. The oils meet the requirements of ASTM
D2162 & D1480 and are manufactured in accordance with
ISO 17025 and are traceable to UKAS certified standards.
UKAS certified oils are available on request to cover the
ranges of Refs 442 & 443.
Their 100% hydrocarbon based composition makes them
suitable for verification and calibration of all flow cups and
rotational viscometers, from low to high shear applications.
Supplied in 500 ml (1.06 pint) bottle. Precision: ± 0.3%, for
dynamic & kinematic viscosity.
3 ranges available: see Selection Chart below.
Standard range (ref. 442):
Calibrated between 20° to 25°C inclusive, in 1°C
increments,with nominal viscosity given at 25°C (77°F).
Values listed in mm2/s (cSt), mPa.s (cP), Krebs Units (KU)
& g/ml (density).
General range (ref. 443):
Calibrated through 20°‑25°‑37.78°‑40°‑50°‑60°‑98.89° to
100°C (also in °F), with nominal viscosity given at these
temperatures where applicable
Values listed in cP (mPa.s), cSt (mm2/s), g/ml (density) &
Saybolt where applicable.
Cannon range (ref. 441):
Traceable to the National Bureau of Standards ( NIST )
Calibrated values at 20°‑23°‑24°‑24.5°‑25°‑25.5° to 26°C
Supplied in 470ml bottles
Oil Standards - Selection Chart
General Range (ref. 443)
Oil Standards - Selection Chart
Standard Range (ref. 442)
Nominal Viscosity* cP/‑mPa.s [Saybolt]
Nominal Viscosity @ 25°C/77°F
Cat. N°
442/1
442/2
442/3
442/4
442/5
442/6
442/7
442/8
442/9
442/10
442/11
442/12
442/13
442/14
442/15
442/16
442/17
442/18
442/19
442/20
442/21
442/22
442/23
442/24
cP (mPa.s)
50
75
100
150
200
250
300
350
390
500
750
1000
1500
2500
3900
6000
7750
10000
15000
20000
14
28
390
2000
Standards
ASTM D1480, ASTM D2162
cSt (mm2/s)
59
88
115
174
233
289
352
405
446
580
862
1160
1718
2860
4530
6900
9000
11300
17000
22500
17
33
447
2300
Krebs (KU)
54
56
60
62
64
69
78
86
97
114
130
107
Ref. N°
443/N 0.4**
443/N 0.8**
443/N 1.0**
443/N2
443/S3
443/D5
443/S6
443/D10
443/N10
443/S20
443/N35
443/S60
443/N100
443/S200
443/D500
443/N350
443/D1000 443/S600
443/N1000
443/S2000
443/D5000
443/D7500
443/N4000
443/S8000
443/15000
443/30000
20°C
68°F
0.31
0.54
1.0
2.0
3.7
5.8
8.5
12
17
36
68 140
340
570
720
1100
1500
1900
3900
7100
7700
12000
16000
31000
64000
25°C
77°F
0.30
0.50
0.9
1.8
3.3
5.0
7.2
9.9
14
28
51
100
240
400
500
750
1000
1300
2600
4700
5000
7600
10000
20000
40000
73000
37.78°C
100°F
0.27
0.44
0.8
2.5
4.9
8.8
16 [96]
28 [160]
51 [280]
110 [600]
180 [950] 320
520
1700
7000
24000
40°C
104°F
0.26
0.43
0.76
1.4
2.3
3.4
4.6
6.0
8.2
15
25
46
99
160
190
280
380
450
860 1500
1600
2300
3100
5900
12000
21000
50°C
122°F
0.67
1.9
2.7
3.6
4.6
6.1
11
17
29
60
92
110
160
220
250 [135]
460
780
830
1200
1500
2900
5500 9700
60°C
140°F
39
260
650
2800
98.89°C
210°F
0.92
1.5
2.1
3.2
4.4
6.4
11
15 [90]
22 [130]
31 [180]
75 [420]
100°C
212°F
0.91
1.2
1.4
1.7
2.1
3.1
4.3
6.3
10
14
17
21
29
30[140]
48
72
76
99
120
200
350
560
*Kinematic viscosity & density values available on request.
**This product is classified as hazardous and according to EC regulations, special carriage provisions must be made.
Additional carriage charges will therefore apply.
Standards
ASTM D2162, ASTM D445, 446
Cannon Range (ref. 441)
Nominal Viscosity @ 25°C/77°F
Ref. N°
441/1-VP31
441/2-VP45
441/3-VP62
441/4-VP80
441/5-VP98
441/6-VP125
441/7-VP160
441/8-VP175
441/9-VP190
441/10-VP250
441/11-VP330
441/12-VP450
441/13-VP620
441/14-VP960
441/15-VP1600
441/16-VP2400
441/17-VP3000
441/18-VP3700
441/19-VP5800
441/20-VP8400
74
cP (mPa.s)
50
75
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
500
700
1000
1500
2500
4000
6000
8000
10000
15000
20000
Krebs Viscosity Standards
cSt (mm2/s)
59
88
118
173
232
286
345
400
462
570
796
1130
1700
2875
4615
6870
9100
11800
16900
22700
Krebs (KU)
(Specifically selected for calibrating Krebs Viscometers)
Ref. N°
441/S200KU
441/N350KU
441/S400KU
441/S600KU
441/N1000KU
cP (mPa.s)
400
750
940
1400
1985
cSt (mm2/s)
472
850
1060
1550
2346
Krebs (KU)
64
79
84
95
≤106
75
28.0
temperature & time measurement
Calibration facility
Minimum tank depth: 14 cm
Clamp and finger screw fixtures, 1 m hose
12-litre tank dimensions H x W x D (cm):
inner 15 x 30 x 31, ext. 20 x 37 x 35
230 V - 50 Hz (110 V - 60 Hz on request).
Temperature Circulating Baths
Accurate temperature control during viscosity measurements
is essential for reliable and repeatable results. It also allows
the determination of product behaviour to be evaluated.
All Sheen water baths are fitted with an insulated stainless
steel tank for sample heating or cooling and a circulation
pump with adjustable flow rate to suit a variety of external
temperature control applications, e.g. connection to Autovisc
or similar water jacket.
3 models available:
Tempmaster 100: from ambient + 5° to 100°C
Tempmaster 200: from ambient + 5° to 200°C
Tempmaster -10: from -10° to 100°C
Multi-Purpose Thermometer
Glass Thermometer
This robust and competitively priced thermometer is
designed for stringent industrial use.
Its accuracy and versatility makes it the ideal choice for
numerous temperature measuring applications.
These General Purpose Glass Thermometers are
economical, accurate, simple to use instruments that
measure the temperature of many fluids. Ideally suited to
many viscosity measurement techniques.
Features
Large LCD display
Hold button to store reading
Wide range of optional probes
Sturdy case for optimal protection during operation
Features
Toughened stirring bulbs
‘Duramark’ permanent markings
Vertical figuring
Non-roll fitting and ring tops
Mercury and red spirit fillings
Safety standard
DIN
12879 - 2
Tempmaster 100 or 200
Ordering references
Red Spirit Filled Thermometer
GPT1
-10° to 50° C, 305mm length, 0.5° / div
GPT2
-10° to 110° C, 155mm length, 1° / div
This microprocessor controlled water bath offers high
performance, long-term stability and flexibility.
The touch responsive keyboard allows easy configuration of
operating parameters.
Supplied with a 12 litre double-walled stainless steel tank
(AISI 304 for external container, AISI 310 for inner tank).
Features
Temperature range from ambient + 5° to 100° or 200°C
Maximum and minimum temperature limit setting
Display in C° or F°, Pt100 sensor, resolution 0.1°C
Cooling coil for ambient temperature controlled using
tap water
Circulation pump with adjustable flow rate
Incoloy stainless steel heating element resistant to high
temperature & corrosion
All parts in contact with liquid made of stainless steel
Safety according to DIN 12879-2 : over temperature alarm
with manual reset, power failure alarm, low liquid level
indicator
RS232 interface for computer control or data ouput
Low Toxicity Blue Mercury Thermometer
GPT3
-10° to 50° C, 76mm immersion length
Tempmaster with optional tank lid, shown with Spindle Viscometer
(see page 68).
Tempmaster -10
This cooling & heating circulation unit is useful to achieve
sub-ambient test temperatures to max. -10°, and to heat
up to 100°C. It benefits the same general features as of the
Tempmaster 200, including:
Features
Maximum volume capacity: 8 litres (built-in tank)
Hermetically sealed CFC free compressor with ventilated
evaporator, mounted on anti-vibration assembly
Inner tank dimensions H x W x D: 12 x 20 x 14 cm
Tempmaster Selection chart
Cat N°
Model
TM‑100
Tempmaster
Amb. +5°C to
100°C
TM‑200
Tempmaster 200
Amb. +5°C to
200°C
TM‑10
Tempmaster -10
Amb. -10°C to
100°C
Max.
capacity
(litre)
Standard
Tank
(litre)
Stability
(±)
Pump
Pressure
-Flow rate
20
8
12*
8
0.05° to
100°C
0.1 to 200°C
0.05° to
100°C
0.1 to -10°C
Power
W
1060
0.05° to
100°C
Optional accessories
TM‑EXTExternal Pt100/135 mm sensor, with 150 cm cable
TM‑LIDLid support for 2 x 600 ml beakers, only for 12 litre tank
76
Ext. Dimensions
(H‑x‑W‑x‑D) cm
28x18x19
(thermostat)
150 mbar 12I/min
Performance
Suitable for K-type (NiCr-Ni) probes
Max. range: - 50° to +1000°C (depending on probe range)
Precision:
@ - 40°…900°C : ± 0.7°C, ± 0.5% average
@ - 50°…+ 40.1°C & 900°…1000°C :
± 1°, ± 1% average
Resolution: 0.1°C (- 50°…+ 199.9°C),
1°C (200°…1000°C)
Ordering references
Multipurpose Thermometer
925
Testo 925, without probe
925/1Immersion probe, 110 mm length,
Ø3.2 mm, -40°…600°C, Cl.2, t99=7 sec.
925/2Immersion probe, 300 mm length,
Ø1.5 mm, -60°…1000°C, Cl.1, t99=2 sec.
925/3contact surface probe, 150 mm length,
Ø10 mm, -60°…300°C, Cl.2, t99=3 sec.
Stopwatch
Precision instrument required for efflux time
determination and many other applications.
Features
Split time, clock & alarm
Reading 0.01 sec. on large LCD display
Water resistant, supplied with neck cord
2060
1150
26x66x44
Ordering references
Stopwatch
SW
Stopwatch
77
29.0
INDEX
Abrasion
Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester
Taber Abraser
Linear Abraser
23
24
24
25
25
25
8
21
18/19
17
17
Application
Panel Sprayers
Automatic Film Applicator
Filmfuge Applicator
Bar Applicator
Bird Applicator
Adjustable Film Applicator
Cube Applicator
Four Sided Applicator
Multifilm Applicator
Wire Bar Coaters
Sagging/Levelling Tester
Sag Index Applicators
30
26
30
27
26
27
27
27
28
28
29
29
4
5
6
6
6
7/8
Colour - Liquid
ardner Colour Comparator
G
Hazen Comparator
Automatic Colorimeter
Lico Spectrophotometer
78
onical Mandrel
C
Cylindrical Mandrel
Tubular Impact Testers
37
37
37
pecific Gravity Cup
S
Pressure SG Cup
51
51
38
39
lossmaster / Tri-Glossmaster
G
Minigloss Microgloss Bench Glossmeter
13/14
15
15
16
Pendulum Hardness
Pencil Hardness
Sward Hardness Rocker
Scratch Tester
Buchholz Indentation
Barcol Hardness Tester
43
44
43
44
43
44
65/66
67
67
68
69/72
61/64
72
73
74/75
76
Weighing
Laboratory Balance
57
Moisture Meter
45/46
Opacity
Environmental control
onductivity Meter
C
Pocket Thermometer
Ph-Temp Meter
pH Meter
Gloss
Cone & Plate Viscometer
Rotothinner
Gel Strength Tester
Krebs Viscometer
Spindle Viscometer
Flow Cups
Hoppler Viscometer
Penetrometer
Viscosity standards
Temperature baths
Moisture
Drying Time
BK Drying Time Recorder
42
Hardness
Dispersion
Laboratory Disperser
Fineness Of Grind Gauge
Viscosity
40
40
41
41
SheenOpac
Black & White Cryptometer
Hiding Power Charts
20
20
29
Pinhole / Porosity
Film Thickness - Wet
et Film Thickness Wheel
W
Comb Gauges
52
52
Wet Sponge Tester
High Voltage Holiday Detector
47
47
Process Control
Colour - Solid
pectromatch Gloss
S
Micromatch Plus
Colour Comparison Cabinets
Colorview
RAL Colour Charts
Metalic Colour
32/35
32/35
36
Density
Appearance
Byk-Mac
Haze-gard
Wavescan
Haze Gloss
Micro Haze
alt Spray Cabinet
S
Cyclic Corrosion Test Cabinet
Solarmaster UV Test Cabinet
Deformation
Adhesion/ Elasticity
ydraulic Adhesion Tester H
Cross Hatch Cutter
Manual Cupping Tester
Fineness of Grind
Corrosion
Film Thickness - Dry
Paint Inspection Gauge Pentest/Minipen
Mikrotest
Quanticoat
Minitest
Quintsonic 53
53
53
54
55/56
56
radient Oven
G
Oven Temperature Logger
MFFT
48
48
49
Roughness
Surface Profile Gauge
Surface Comparator
50
50
9
9
10
11
79
30.0
STANDARDS
Standards
ASTM
Application
Page
B117, 368
Corrosion
B499, 530 Coating Thickness
B648
Hardness - Barcol
C346, 584Appearance - Gloss
D5
Special Applications - Penetrometry
D156Appearance - Liquid Colour
D217
Special Applications - Penetrometry
D263Appearance - Liquid Colour
D522Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel
D523Appearance - Gloss
D562
Viscosity - Krebs
D823Application
D937
Special Applications - Penetrometry
D1003Appearance - Haze
D1045Appearance - Liquid Colour
D1044Abrasion - Taber
D1084
Viscosity - Flow Cups
D1186
Coating Thickness
D1200
Viscosity - Flow Cups
D1209Appearance - Liquid Colour
D1210Fineness of grind
D1212
Coating Thickness - Wet Film
D1321
Special Applications - Penetrometry
D1400
Coating Thickness
D1403
Special Applications - Penetrometry
D1475
Specific Gravity / Density D1480Density
D1500Appearance - Liquid Colour
D1653Drying Time - Payne Cup
D1737Deformation - Conical Mandrel
D1824
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
D1925Appearance - Colour
D2134
Hardness - Sward Rocker
D2162
Viscosity - Kinematic
D2196
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
D2197
Scrape Adhesion
D2244Appearance - Colour
D2246
Condensation Humidity
D2354
MFFT
D2457
Gloss
D2486
Washability
D2583
Hardness - Barcol
D2669
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
D2794Deformation
D2983
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
D3002Adhesion D3359Adhesion - Cross Cut
D3363
Hardness D3450
Washability
D4138
Coating Thickness - Destructive D4212
Viscosity - Flow Cups
D4213
Washability
D4287
Viscosity - Cone & Plate
D4366
Hardness - Pendulum
D4541Adhesion
D4414-A
Coating Thickness - Wet Film
D4828
Washability
80
32/35
12
44
10/14
73
7/9
73
7/9
37
10/14
67
26/28
73
19
7/9
23
62/64
53
62
9/11
42
52
73
54/55
73
51
51
7/9
39
37
68
5
43
61/63
68
44
10/14
32/35
49
10/14
23
44
68
37
68
25
25
44
23
53
64
23
65
43
25
52
23
Standards Application
Page
Standards Application
D4878
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
D5125
Viscosity - Flow Cups
D5178
Mar Resistance D5682
Conductivity
D5789
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
D5895Drying Time
D6132
Coating Thickness - Ultrasonic
D6279Abrasion
D7091
Coating Thickness
E308Appearance - Gloss
E313Appearance - Gloss
E376
Coating Thickness
E430Appearance - Haze
E1164Appearance - Gloss
E2194
Colour - Multiangle
F2170
Moisture
F2420
Moisture
G12
Coating Thickness of Pipelines
G43
Corrosion - superseded by G85
G62Pinhole & Porosity
G85
Corrosion
68
62
24/44
40
68
39
56
24
54/55
10/14
10/14
54/55
15
10/14
8
45/46
45/46
53
32/35
47
32/35
DIN
BS
950Artificial Daylight
1006
Corrosion 3900:A6
Viscosity - Flow Cups
3900:A7
Viscosity - Cone & Plate
3900:A19
Specific Gravity / Density 3900:A22 Specific Gravity / Density 3900:C5
Coating Thickness
3900:C6Fineness of grind
3900:D5Appearance - Gloss
3900:D6/7Appearance - Opacity
3900:E1Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel Bend
3900:E2
Hardness - Scratch
3900:E4Adhesion - Cupping Tester
3900:E5
Hardness - Pendulum
3900:E6Adhesion - Cross Cut
3900:E9
Hardness - Buchholz
3900:E10Adhesion
3900:E11Deformation - Conical Mandrel
3900:E13Deformation - Impact
3900:E19
Hardness - Pencil Test
3900:F2
Humidity
3900:F4
Corrosion - Salt Spray
3900:F17
Washability
8201
Moisture
8203
Moisture
5325
Moisture
7479
Corrosion - Salt Spray
7719
Washability
6
36
62
65
51
51
54/55
42
10
18
25
44
25
43
25
43
25
37
37
44
32/35
32/35
23
45/46
45/46
45/46
32/35
23
BS EN ISO
1519Deformation
1520Adhesion - Cupping Test
1577Appearance - Liquid Colour
2409Adhesion - Cross Cut
2431
Viscosity - Flow Cups
2813Appearance - Gloss
2815
Hardness - Buchholz
7253
Corrosion
7668Appearance - Gloss - Mirror
12956
Washability - Wall Coverings
13803Appearance - Haze
24624Adhesion
37
25
9/11
25
62
10
43
32/35
13
23
17
25
5033Appearance - Colour
5036Appearance - Colour
5381Appearance - Colour
6162Appearance - Liquid Colour
6174Appearance - Colour
6175-2Appearance - Colour - Multiangle
50017
Corrosion
50021
Corrosion
50907
Corrosion
50981
Coating Thickness
50982
Coating Thickness
50984
Coating Thickness
50986
Coating Thickness
51579
Special Applications - Penetrometry
51804
Special Applications - Penetrometry
52010
Special Applications - Penetrometry
52347Abrasion - Taber
53015
Viscosity - Hoppler Viscometer
53109Abrasion - Taber
53150Deformation - Conical Mandrel
53151
Coating Thickness
53152Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel
53153
Hardness - Buchholz
53156Adhesion - Cupping Test
53157
Hardness - Pendulum
53167
Corrosion - Salt Spray
53203Fineness of grind
53211
Viscosity - Flow Cups
53217
Specific Gravity / Density 53224
Viscosity - Flow Cups
53232Adhesion - Cupping Test
53754Abrasion - Taber
53778
Washability
53799Abrasion - Taber
55984Appearance - Opacity
55667
Temperature, PH, Conductivity
55669Deformation - Impact
67530Appearance - Gloss
ECCA
T1
Coating Thickness
T2Appearance - Gloss
T3Appearance - Colour
T4
Hardness - Pencil Hardness T5Deformation - Impact
T6Adhesion - Cross Cut
T7Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel
T8
Corrosion - Salt Spray
T10
Corrosion - UV Cabinet
T11
Washability
T12
Hardness - Scratch Tester
T15
Colour - Metamerism
T16Abrasion - Taber
ISO
105X12Abrasion - Taber
1518
Hardness - Scratch Tester
1519Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel
1520Adhesion - Cupping Test
1522
Hardness - Pendulum
1524Fineness of grind
2131
Special Applications - Penetrometry
2137
Special Applications - Penetrometry
2178
Coating Thickness
Page
5
5
5
11
5
8
32/35
32/35
36
53
53
53
53
73
73
73
23
72
23
37
25
37
43
25
43
32/35
42
62
51
62
25
23
23
23
18
40
37
10/14
53
10
5
44
37
25
37
32/35
36
23
44
6
23
23
44
37
25
43
42
73
73
54/55
Standards Application
Page
2360
Coating Thickness
2361
Coating Thickness
2409Adhesion - Cross Cut
2431
Viscosity - Flow Cups
2555
Viscosity - “Brookfield” Type
2808
Coating Thickness
2811
Specific Gravity / Density 2815
Hardness - Buchholz
2884
Viscosity - Cone & Plate
3906Appearance - Opacity 4623
Corrosion - Salt Spray
4624Adhesion
4630Appearance - Liquid Colour
6271Appearance - Liquid Colour
6272Deformation - Impact
6504Appearance - Opacity 6860Deformation - Conical Mandrel
7668Appearance - Gloss
7724Appearance - Colour
7783Drying Time - Payne Cup
8503Roughness
9227
Corrosion - Salt Spray
11998
Washability
11341
Corrosion - UV Cabinet
12058
Viscosity - Hoppler Viscometer
13468Appearance - Transparency,
Haze & Clarity
13803Appearance - Haze
14782Appearance - Transparency,
Haze & Clarity
15184
Hardness - Pencil Hardness 54/55
53
25
62
68
52/53
51
43
65
18
32/35
25
7/9
7/9
37
18
37
10
5
39
50
32/35
23
36
72
NF
P 38-501
Hardness - Barcol
T 30-014
Viscosity Cups
T 30-016
Hardness - Pendulum
T 30-040Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel
T 30-070
Viscosity Cups
T 60-119
Special Applications - Penetrometry
T 60-1321 Special Applications - Penetrometry
T 60-004
Special Applications - Penetrometry
X 41-002
Corrosion - Salt Spray
AS
1580 (602.2)Appearance Gloss
MFT
30064Appearance Gloss
TAPPI
T480Appearance Gloss
JIZ
Z 8741Appearance Gloss
K 5600-2-2 Viscosity - Flow Cups
K5600-2-2 Viscosity - Krebs
SIS
18417Deformation - Cylindrical Mandrel
IP
49
Special Applications - Penetrometry
19
15
19
44
44
61/63
43
37
61/63
73
73
73
32/35
6
12/15
12/15
12/15
61/63
66
37
73
81
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