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Durometers
The durometers that you will find on our website are used for determining surface hardness. We have a selection of durometers for determining the hardness of metal, plastic, rubber, fabric, etc. These Hardness testers measure theThe Durometers that you will find on our webpages are used for determining surface hardness hardness in Rockwell B, Rockwell C, Vickers HV, Brinell HB, Shore, HS, Leeb HL or in hardness units (DIN ISO). These devices are especially practical in areas of production, quality control and technical service due to their portability. One advantage of a digital durometers is the internal rechargeable battery found in model PCE-1000. This device with integrated refraction impact offers the advantage of taking measurements without the use of cables that can interfere during a measurement. With it you can take the same measurements with the minimum amount of force but with the same level of accuracy. The measurement principle of these instruments is always the same, the only distinction is between the static and dynamic processes of the hardness measurement (explanation of both processes for taking a measurement of hardness). With Hardness testers for metallic materials you can quickly and accurately test the surface hardness of steel, cast iron, steel for tools, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper and bronze. There are other devices that are used for determining the hardness of rubber, plastic or textiles and are available as either digital or analogue devices. If you can't find the durometer you are looking for, please contact us and we will help you find the best solution to suit your needs by calling our offices on: UK customers +44(0) 23 809 870 30 / US customers (561) 320-9162 and our technical staff will advise you regarding our measuring instruments. Our engineers and technicians will be happy to help you with the handheld devices, and of course, with the other products in the field of regulation and control, and scales and balances.

Here you can select the main groups of our Durometers. By choosing one group, you will be directed to the corresponding Durometers:

Analog Durometers

Digital Durometers

Hardness Tester for metallic materials

Here you can see durometers from this company:

Durometers by PCE-InstrumentsDurometers by Sauter GmbHDurometers by Hildebrand GmbH

Technical specifications for a durometer can be found at the following links: 

Analog Durometers

- PCE-DX-A (Shore A) Durometers   Mechanical Durometers for soft rubber and plastic.
  (Shore A, for soft rubber and plastic)

Durometer for soft rubber and plastic.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-DX-AS (Shore A) Durometers Mechanical Durometers, shore A, for hard rubber and elastic, with pulling needle.
  (Shore A, for hard rubber and elastic, with pulling needle)

Durometer, shore A, for hard rubber and elastic, with pulling needle.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- HB series Durometers
  (Analog hardnes tester, handy and mobile, drag indicator, 0...100 HA, HB, HD)

Durometers for HA, HB and HD Durometers by Sauter GmbH

- PCE-DX-DS (Shore D) Durometers
  (Shore D, for hard rubber and elastic, with pulling needle)

Durometer, shore D, for hard rubber and elastic, with pulling needle.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-A (Shore A) Durometers
  (Shore A, for soft rubber and elastic, with certification)

Durometer, for soft rubber and elastic, with certification..Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-D (Shore D) Durometers
  (Shore D, for hard rubber and hard plastic, with certification)

Durometer for hard rubber and hard plastic, with certification.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-O (Shore O) Durometers
  (Shore O for rolled fabric and bolts of yarn, with certification)

Durometer for rolled fabric and bolts of yarn, with certification.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-OO (Shore O) Durometers
  (Hardness tester to measure the hardness of foams, mold, micorcell rubber, M D 2240)

Durometer to measure the hardness of foams, mold, micorcell rubber, M D 2240Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-AL (Shore A) / PCE-DL (Shore D) Durometers
  (With 8 mm probe, standard ASTM D 2240 , calibration certificate included)

Durometer with 8 mm probe, standard ASTM D 2240 , calibration certificate included.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

Digital Durometers

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- PCE-DD A (Shore A) Durometers
  (To measure Shore A hardness in soft gums, rubber and elastomers, resolution of 0.5)

Durometer to measure Shore A hardness in soft gums, rubber and elastomers, resolution of 0.5.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-DD D (Shore D) Durometers
  (To measure Shore D hardness, accuracy ±1 / resolution 0.5)

To measure Shore D hardness, accuracy ±1 / resolution 0.5.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

Hardness tester for metal, steel, cast iron

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- PCE-2500 Durometers
  (for metallic materials, portable USB interface, memory of 360000 values)

Durometer for metallic materials, portable USB interface, memory of 360000 valuesDurometers by PCE-Instruments
  - PCE-1000 Durometers Accurate pocket-sized Durometers with a wide measurement range.
    (Accurate pocket-sized durometers with a wide measurement range)
Accurate pocket-sized Durometer with a wide measurement rangeDurometers by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-2000 Durometers
  (Portable hardness tester for metallic materials)

Portable Durometer for metallic materials.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- HN-D Durometers
  (Easy to use with accurate results, 0 ... 999 HLD)

Easy to use with accurate results, 0 ... 999 HLDDurometers by Sauter GmbH

- HM-P Durometers
  (Portable Leeb hardness tester, high quality, 170 - 960 HD)

Portable Leeb hardness tester, high quality, 170 - 960 HDDurometers by Sauter GmbH

  - PCE-2800 Durometers
    (Portable hardness tester for metallic materials with printer, memory and software)
Portable Durometer for metallic materials with printer, memory and software.Durometers by PCE-Instruments

- HM-M Durometers
  (Extensive functionality for demanding applications, 170 - 960 HLD)

Extensive functionality for demanding applications, 170 - 960 HLDDurometers by Sauter GmbH

- HK-D Durometers
  (Premium hardness tester for metallic, 170 ... 960 HLD)

Premium hardness tester for metallic, 170 ... 960 HLDDurometers by Sauter GmbH

- HM-O Durometers
  (Superior functionality for professional applications, 170 - 960 HLD)

Superior functionality for professional applications, 170 - 960 HLDDurometers by Sauter GmbH

- HM-R Durometers
  (Premium instrument for professional users, 170 - 960 HLD)

Premium instrument for professional users, 170 - 960 HLDDurometers by Sauter GmbH

degrees of hardness list of hardness durometers

Procedures of Hardness Testing

Procedures for hardness testing are divided into static and dynamic ones. All are based on the same principle: A penetration device is pushed into the material with constant and certain test load. After that, the local deformation is measured. Depending on the size of the test load, it is distinguished between: Macro- (test load F > 30 N), small load- (2-30 N) and micro hardness (< 0,5 N). The procedures for hardness testing after Brinell, Vikkers or Rockwell belong to the static testing procedures.  In the dynamic procedures (Shore hardness- or Pendulmhammer-method as well as manual hardness testing methods) the penetration device is pushed into the material from a certain distance with the help of kinetic energy. Pipes, turbine shafts and forgings are tested with these methods. DIN 50150 tablets are available for the comparison of values which come from different procedures. 

Information on hardness testing procedures, our durometer uses:

The Leeb hardness is defined by the relation of rebound speed of a smashing object to its impact speed, multiplied with 1000. The harder a material surface is, the higher is its rebound speed. For specific groups of material (steel, aluminumů) the Leeb hardness establishes a direct relation to its hardness properties. For normal metals, curves for converting of hardness HL to other static standard hardnesses (HB, HV, HRC etc.) are deposited in this hardness meter and make it possible to convert Leeb hardness into other hardness values and display them. In conclusion, the durometer is a device for technicians (input and output control, production, development and research).

Brinell: The hardness testing procedure developed by Brinell is used for the testing of soft and semi-hard metals, unalloyed steel or aluminum alloys, for wood and materials with irregular structure (for example cast iron). In this process, a steel ball or a carbide ball with a determined test force is pushed into the material.

Shore: The Shore hardness is a material parameter for elastomers and plastics and is at DIN 53505 and DIN 7868. The shore-hardness testing for rubber or similar material consists of a spring loaded pin whose elasticity (when entering the material) is an indicator for the shore-hardness of the material which is displayed on a scale from 0 (2,5 mm penetration depth) up to 100 shore (0 mm penetration depth).

Rockwell: The Rockwell hardness HRC of a material results from the norm DIN EN ISO 6508 from the penetration depth of a conical diamond. With the help of a specified test load, this cone with a sharpening angle of 120° is pressed into the work piece. The penetrated depth of the indenter serves as a reference. After that, the indenter is loaded with the brunt and hold for maximal 6 seconds. Afterwards, the brunt is removed again. Only the preload is effective now. The difference of the depths before and after laying on the brunt is the degree for the Rockwell hardness of the material. You can find a durometer for each of the listed hardness testing procedures. Optionally, the devices can also be calibrated according to ISO or DKD. A continuously reliable measurement is guaranteed thanks to hardness meters.

Vickers: In contrast to the Rockwell testing procedure, a pyramidal diamond with an opening angle of 136 degrees is pressed into the surface of the work piece.

You will find a variety of accessories, test equipment and adaptors, available on the web. Call us if you have any questions regarding our durometers: UK customers +44(0) 23 809 870 30 / US customers (561) 320-9162.

optional test blocks.                 Type A, D and O devices come certified.                      Hardness tester PCE-2000 is also available with an optional software.

If you wish to view or print a selection of durometers from our catalogue, click the PDF symbol.
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