Wet Abrasion Scrub Testers
Wet abrasion scrub testers provide an accelerated method for determining the wear resistance of surface coatings and materials.
Hydraulic Adhesion Tester
This hydraulic pull-off type tester is fi tted with a flexible hose, so that test can be performed on difficult to reach area, e.g. internal or external pipe surfaces.
Automatic Film Applicators
Accurate, consistent and repeatable draw down sampling. Eliminates ALL human variables – speed, direction and rod pressure.
Pneumatic Panel Sprayers
A wide choice of options is available from the compact, single gun 4500N to the multi-panel, twin gun 4800N which has provision for electrostatic spraying, both HVLP and Bell.
These applicators are designed for use with 100mm wide test panels. The removable guides allow accurate and reproducible draw downs for repetitive testing
Four Sided Applicator
This applicator has the advantage of combining ease of use with 4 gap sizes in one unit. For best results it should only be used on solid substrates which are smooth.
Centifugal Film Applicator " filmfuge "The filmfuge range of paint spinners provide exceptional quality and consistency in spin coating application, the resultant film thickness being largely independent of substrate flatness.
This range of small, battery operated gauges will measure most surface coatings on steel and all non conductive coatings on non ferrous metals.
Paint Inspection Gauge
This destructive thickness gauge uses a tungsten carbide cutting tool to measure coating thickness on surfaces.
Using the magnetic attraction principle the PENTEST has a device to hold the reading on the scale.
The traditional way of measuring coating thickness on steel.
The latest in a line of small integrated and external probe instruments for quick simple inspection applications.
Wet Film Thickness Wheel
An accurate gauge to check the wet film thickness of a paint film on application
These simple inexpensive comb gauges provide a useful aid to checking the depth of a coating of paint, enamel, laquer, adhesive or other material that has been applied to a smooth surface.
Calling Card Wet Film Gauge
Calling card gauges check wet film thickness and are also useful as a promotional item for larger manufacturers.
Wet Film Gauge
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
Outstanding Precision Colour Measurement. This new portable Spectrophotometer combines the latest and most advanced technology in micro-electronics and colorimetry.
The Micromatch Plus combines the accuracy, power and capabilities of a spectrophotometer with quick and simple operation.
Colour Comparator 3000
Colour variations of transparent liquids such as varnishes, solvents, resins, tensides, oils etc.
Colour Comparator 2000 Series
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.
Automatic Colorimeter PFX195
The PFX195 spectrophotometric colorimeter provides objective unbiased colour data according to a comprehensive range of established industry colour scales, spectral data and CIE values.
Lico 100 / 400 Liquid Colorimeter
These two versatile colorimeteric / spectrophotometric systems provide high accuracy measurement of transparent liquids.
Colour Comparison Cabinets
These are available in 4 versions to accommodate both large and small components.
Colour Charts RAL
Colour chart for the comparison, classification and identification of colours. Complies with DIN.
Conical Mandrel Bend Tester
Determines extensibility of paint coatings on metal panels which are clamped in position and formed round the conical mandrel by rotation of the roller frame.
Cylindrical Mandrel Bend Tester
Used to test the resistance of a coating of paint, varnish or related product to cracking or detachment from a metal panel, after the panel has been bent around a cylindrical mandrel.
Tubular Impact Tester - BS / ASTM
Each tubular impact tester is made to a modular design, so the user may modify the instrument in a few minutes to suit their current testing requirements.
This laboratory disperser has been designed to give maximum efficiency and flexibility when blen
Drying Time Recorder
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.
Payne - Permeability Cup
This simple instrument allows reliable measurement of permeability to moisture of paints or similar coatings.
Fineness of Grind
Fineness of Grind Gauge
The grinding quality of solid materials in coatings, pigment, ink, pharmaceutical or food formulation is essential for optimal dispersion.
Laboratory Test Sieves
This instrument is suitable for testing samples which may contain bubbles e.g. emulsion paints. The sample is compressed to 150 psi (10.3 bar) to reduce any significant errors due to these inclusions.
This sieve shaker has been designed to provide a low cost
solution to sample
Glossmaster™ - NEW !!
The New Sheen Glossmaster range of glossmeters now offer greater versatility and ease of use, and these instruments have far superior data handling capabilities than ever before.
This pocket sized glossmeter is designed to meet all the requirements of a field and laboratory instrument but at a very cost effective price.
Graphic Arts – Densitometry
Colour Reflection Densitometer
With the latest in technology this compact lightweight instrument offers innovative quality control solutions to any printing process.
This transmission densitometer is a compact instrument designed for very accurate measurements of density and dot area.
Barcol Hardness Tester
The Barcol Hardness Tester is used for testing the hardness of aluminium, copper, brass and a number of other materials including plastics and fibreglass.
Sward Hardness Rocker (Sward Type)
The hardness of organic coatings is compared by counting the number of oscillations made by these wheel type rockers on the test panel.
Pendulum Hardness RockersInternationally approved for examining surface hardness, these instruments consist of a pendulum which is free to swing on two points resting on the coated test panel.
Wolff-Wilborn Pencil TesterThe purpose of scratch hardness tests is to determine the resistance of coating materials or lacquers to scratch effects on the surface.
Specifications allow for use of either the (preferred) mechanised or hand operated apparatus. A test panel is clamped to a slide which slowly withdraws the panel while a needle scratches the surface.
Protimeter Moisture Measurement System
The Protimeter MMS is the complete instrument for measuring moisture levels in materials and for diagnosing the cause of dampness in buildings.
Used in conjunction with the detachable Hygrostick probe, the Hygromaster is an easy to use, versatile hygrometer.
Protimeter Surveymaster SM & SME
These dual mode moisture meters are used primarily for diagnosing dampness problems in buildings.
The Sheen-Opac is ideal for simple shade sorting tasks e.g. for ceramics or anodised aluminium, where 100 units equals a perfectly white surface and zero equals a completely black surface.
Black and White Cryptometer
Simple and rapid test method to determine opacity in terms of hiding and spreading powers. Used both for production and quality control purposes.
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° over a defined distance collecting the optical profile.
The appearance of surfaces changes with the size and distinctness of structures. Structures will be perceived as being very distinct, if e.g. an edge is reflected on the surface with high contrast and sharpness. The wave-scan II evaluates structure size as well as the brilliance of the surface.
Specific Gravity, Density
Specific Gravity Cups (Pyknometers)
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.
Pressure Density Cup - PyknometerUsed to test the resistance of a coating of paint, varnish or related product to cracking or detachment from a metal panel, after the panel has been bent around a cylindrical mandrel.
Temperature, pH& Conductivity
The HI-933000 is a portable conductivity meter that measures conductivity from 0.1µS to 200 mS with just one probe!
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.
pH / Conductivity / TDS Meter
This new waterproof instrument offers pH, conductivity, TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and temperature readings in one easy to use meter.
Transparency, Haze & Clarity
This instrument, equipped with an integrating sphere offers reliable and accurate measurement of Total Transmittance, Haze, and Clarity.
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.
Viscosity / Viscometry
In simple terms, viscosity can be referred to as the 'thickness' of a liquid - or its resistance to flow. The viscometry instruments displayed below use a variety of methods to determine the viscosity of a fluids under one flow condition.
Cone and Plate Viscometer
This standard test for dynamic viscosity measurements is now faster and more accurate by use of new high precision microprocessor controls.
As most viscosity measurements are highly temperature sensitive, the samples are placed on a temperature controlled plate which can be set from 5 to 65°C.
The Rotothinner instrument uses a disc or ball shaped rotor to determine the viscosity of the sample under test. The results are displayed on the LCD screen in POISE units.
This traditional Krebs viscometry instrument uses a rotating paddle driven by falling weights to determine paint viscosity.
Digital Krebs Viscometer
This rotating paddle viscometer is used to determine the viscosity of non-Newtonian fluids, e.g. most paints.
A modern, digital viscometry instrument, this Krebs model provides automated motor operation without weights & pulley, allowing accurate direct reading.
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 Spindle Viscometer is the ideal solution for performing precise viscosity measurements quickly and efficiently. Ease of use and versatility enables it to be used in many industrial applications.
Gel Strength Tester
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.
An efficient and cost effective instrument, for consistency determinations of semi-solid to solid materials such as greases, waxes, cosmetics etc. Available in 2 models: automatic or manual.
Temperature Circulating Baths
Accurate temperature control during viscosity measurements is essential for reliable and repeatable results. Available in 3 models.
These flow cups cover most of the standards specified in Britain, France, Germany, USA and by ISO.
Flow cup stands
These flow cup stands hold all cups ( except 405, 420 range ) level for optimum results and come supplied with bubble level.
Autovisc Flow Cup Timer
The Autovisc Flow cup timer allows the user to standardise calibration and use of most flow cups, eliminating human error.
The timer is activated automatically as the sample flows past an optical sensor. As soon as a break in the flow occurs the elapsed flow time is shown on the display.