Adhesion Tester Accommodates Variety of Test Surfaces

The self-aligning P.A.T.T.I. Micro from Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. quantitatively measures the adhesion strength of coatings such as paints, polymers, ceramics, inks, films, adhesives and thermal or arc-sprayed metals.

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The self-aligning P.A.T.T.I. Micro from Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. quantitatively measures the adhesion strength of coatings such as paints, polymers, ceramics, inks, films, adhesives and thermal or arc-sprayed metals. The test surface can be smooth, rough, porous, flat or curved. Custom-machined pull stubs are available in any size, either flat or with a radius to match curved surfaces. The instrument can also be used to test the strength of adhesives under non-room environmental conditions from 32° to 212°F (0° to 100°C). The instrument is designed for laboratory or field use.

The ability to set the piston and stub size prior to testing eliminates the need for conversion charts, and units can be displayed in imperial or metric. Internal memory slots hold all related test data for as many as 100 pull tests, and a USB port enables interface with a computer to display testing data using included software. A simplified design requires fewer internal parts and reduces the frequency of necessary maintenance and repair, according to the company. 

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