Hardness tester FAPI-SHORE

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)
  • densimeter


  • DIN 53505
  • DIN EN ISO 868
  • NF T 51-174
  • ASTM D 2240
  • ISO 7619
  • 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


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