The hardness tester FAPI-SHORE is a manually operated measuring instrument, with which the hardness of a material can be measured in a simple, fast and safe way.
The function is fully mechanical. A round, clearly arranged and glare-free scale between 0 Shore and 100 Shore, as well as its subdivision into 100 units makes the hardness value very easy to read.
We can supply you with FAPI-SHORE hardness testers for all common measuring methods and standards.
Method of measurement
Shore A, A0, B, 0, C, D, D0, 00, 000
Bareiss Variant C (Asker C)
DIN EN ISO 868
NF T 51-174
ASTM D 2240
BS 903 Part. A 26
|Measurement method||Applications||Material thickness|
|SHORE A||soft rubber elastomers natural rubber products neoprene casting resin polyester soft PVS Leather||4 mm DIN EN ISO 868 6 mm DIN 53505, ISO 7619, ASTM D 2240|
|SHORE A0 L+L/c||foams Soft elastic materials Foamed interior trim in motor vehicles Steering wheels||6 mm|
|Barcol SHORE D||fibreglass-reinforced plastics hard rubber Hard plastic materials acrylic glass Stiff thermoplastics resopal printing rollers vinyl records Cellulose acetate||1,5 mm 4 mm DIN EN ISO 868 6 mm DIN 53505 ISO 7619, ASTM D 2240|
|SHORE B||medium-hard rubber materials typewriter grooves Sheet material||6 mm|
|SHORE C||plastic Medium-hard materials made of rubber||6 mm|
|SHORE D0||plastic Medium-hard to hard materials made of rubber||6 mm|
|SHORE 0||soft-elastic fabrics pressure rollers Medium-strength textile fabrics nylon orlon nylon Rayon||6 mm|
|SHORE 00 / 000 / 000 S VLRH (IRHD supersoft)||moss and cell rubber foam rubber silicone Similar materials||6 mm 2 mm|
|IRHD M||Thin-walled O-rings moulded parts Standard plates||0,6 mm to 5 mm|
|IRHD N||soft rubber Highly elastic materials Plastic deformable materials||6 mm to 10 mm|
|IRHD L||soft rubber Highly elastic materials Plastic deformable materials||10 mm to 12 mm|
|IRHD H||plastic Medium-hard to hard materials made of rubber||6 mm to 10 mm|
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