Elcometer Gage Measures Coating Adhesion

Originally titled 'Gage Measures Coating Adhesion'

Elcometer’s 506 adhesion tester is designed to measure the pull-off adhesion of coatings up to 50 MPa (7,250 psi), either on site or in a laboratory.

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Elcometer’s 506 adhesion tester is designed to measure the pull-off adhesion of coatings up to 50 MPa (7,250 psi), either on site or in a laboratory. Smoothly rotating the gage’s crank handle enables a uniform force to be applied throughout the range, ensuring repeatable results to an accuracy of ±1 percent, the company says.

Available in both analog and digital versions, the gage features quick-connect coupling for the attachment of 14.2-, 20- or 50-mm-diameter dollies which, together with a range of accessories, enable coating adhesion testing on flat, curved, thick and thin substrates, including metal, wood, concrete and other fibrous materials.

The Elcometer 506 test head (actuator) has been designed to be small, ergonomic and lightweight, making it suited for single-handed testing, even in awkward or confined spaces. A magnetic clamp accessory also enables the actuator to be held securely on vertical surfaces, preventing accidental damage to the surrounding areas.

For users who require confirmation or verification of the accuracy of the pull-off adhesion gages, the Elcometer Adhesion Verification Unit (AVU) also is available. 

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