Elcometer introduces new pull-off adhesion testers
High quality inspection equipment supplier Elcometer has launched its latest range of pull-off adhesion testers, Elcometer 506. These lightweight, portable and easy-to-use adhesion gauges are available in analogue or digital versions and are suitable for measuring the pull-off adhesion of coatings up to 50MPa (7250psi) either on-site, or in the laboratory, according to the announcement.
The design of the Elcometer 506 ensures that a uniform force can be easily applied throughout the range by smoothly rotating the gauge’s crank handle, ensuring repeatable results to an accuracy of ±1%. The Elcometer 506 quick connect coupling allows the simple attachment of 14.2mm, 20mm or 50mm diameter dollies which, together with a wide range of accessories, allows coating adhesion testing on flat, curved, thick and thin substrates, including metal, wood, concrete and other fibrous materials.
Its test head (actuator) has also been designed to be small, ergonomic and lightweight, which Elcometer says is ideal for single handed testing of coating adhesion even in awkward or confined spaces. Safe testing on vertical surfaces has also been considered. Using the magnetic clamp accessory the actuator is held securely, preventing accidental damage to the surrounding areas, notes the company. For users who require confirmation or verification of the accuracy of their pull-off adhesion gauges, the Elcometer Adhesion Verification Unit (AVU) is also available.