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Shore scale is most often used worldwide to measure the hardness of soft and semi-hard materials such as rubber, elastomers, plastics, etc. Baxlo are specialist in manufacturing all scales of Shore durometers. Our instruments are manufactured in strict compliance with international standards DIN 53505, UNE-EN ISO 868 and ASTM D-2240. Our hardness testers are compact and handy instruments designed...
Baxlo firmness testers for fruits and vegetables allow non-destructive measurements of fruit pulp. The test is very reliable, performs easily and is suitable for the most types of fruits and vegetables such as oranges, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, apples, etc. */
There are several specific scales for measuring the hardness of soft rubber, foam, textile coils and a wide variety of different materials. Scales 0 and shore 00 meets the specifications of ASTM D2240 standard. Asker C and F scales meets the requirements of the SRIS-0101 and JIS K 7312 standards. On request we can supply the instrument with maximum reading pointer.
Our Shore durometer stands are specially designed to work with our complete range of durometers. They can be used too with any other shore durometer brand only making a very easy adaptation./p> The use of a specific durometer stand is recommended when you need maximum accuracy and repeatability in your hardness measurements. By using it you'll get the exact pressure on the specimen to be...

BAXLO durometes allows precise measurement of a wide range of materials, from soft rubber and foam up to very hard plastics, according to international standards DIN 53505, EN ISO 868 and ASTM D-2240, among others.

In our catalog you will find the widest range of Shore hardness testers available in the market. From most common scales as Shore A and Shore D for rubbers, resins and plastics to less usual scales adapted to very specific materials like foams, shoe inserts, etc.

We also manufacture firmness testers for the food industry. Firmness testers for fruits and vegetables provide an objective measure of maturation and conservation process of the fruit. As there is a wide variety of farm products that can be measured by this method our range of durometers for fruit is equally wide.

Our hardness testers are handy and compact instruments that enable fast and accurate tests both in testing laboratories as on-site in every industrial environment.

All BAXLO durometers may be used by hand or installed on a test stand to increase the reliability and repeatability of the tests. The use of a Durometer Test Stand helps to avoid errors and deviations caused by lack of parallelism or by pressure differences over the workpiece.

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Working Principle of the Shore Durometers

Shore hardness measuring is based on the following principle: A penetrator is continuously pressed into the material to be measured with a determined force. The deformation in the application point is measured obtaining the grade of hardness of the material.

The penetration hardness is inversely proportional to the penetration and is dependent on the elastic modulus and the viscoelastic properties of the material. The shape of the penetrator, the force applied on it and its period of aplication influence the results.

Thus, for different types of material there are different scales with different load conditions and penetrators that will be used depending on the sample tested.

More info about Hardness Testers

Shore hardness measuring is based on the following principle: A penetrator is continuously pressed into the material to be measured with a determined force. The deformation in the application point is measured obtaining the grade of hardness of the material.

The penetration hardness is inversely proportional to the penetration and is dependent on the elastic modulus and the viscoelastic properties of the material. The shape of the penetrator, the force applied on it and its period of aplication influence the results.

Thus, for different types of material there are different scales with different load conditions and penetrators that will be used depending on the sample tested.

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