The TQC hardness test pen is a pocket instrument from Paul Gardner Co. designed for testing the hardness and wear/scratch resistance of materials such as coatings, lacquers, plastics or related products.
Offering both live-graphical-part and live-image views, and available in two measuring ranges, the Magellan Vision System from Paul N. Gardner Co. features multi-point video edge detection for fast and accurate non-contact measurement of parts.
Paul N. Gardner’s CM153 coating thickness gage is small, but is designed to be versatile and rugged for single-handed use in harsh conditions.
Unlike disposable pocket-sized pH meters, the miniLab pocket pH meter from Paul N. Gardner contains a virtually unbreakable non-glass silicon chip sensor for fast, stable readings.
The MiniTest 650 coating thickness gage from Paul N. Gardner Co. measures non-magnetic coatings on steel and insulating coatings on non-ferrous metals.
The Lovibond CAM-System 550 from Paul N. Gardner Co. is a quality control inspection system that allows the user to decide quickly and objectively whether a product meets acceptable color and appearance criteria or if it has undesirable defects.
Loose particles on blast cleaned surfaces will reduce coating adhesion, leading to premature coating failure.
The powder flow tester from Paul N.
A digital pocket microscope from Paul N.
The ReliaPull adhesion test equipment from Gardner Co. was built to help reduce the human variation imposed on the results of tape tests performed manually.
The FX-iWP from Paul N.
Chemical, utility and other processing plants are often exposed to heat, aggressive media and high pressure.
Perfect for client color presentations, lab applications, and anywhere color is critically viewed, the PDV-2e/M complies with ASTM D1729 standards and is designed for visual color assessment, comparison of color variations, and the detection of metamerism (when color samples appear to match under one illumination condition but distinctly change when viewed under a different illumination condition). Features include four light sources--D65, CWF (TL84 optional), Incandescent and UV, an ETM elapsed time meter to monitor usage of the daylight source, and an international voltage selector.
The LaserPaint is a spray gun attachment used to improve spray application performance and increase transfer efficiency while decreasing costs, materials and air emissions.
Described in ASTM F 735, the Model 6100 oscillating sand tester is used to measure the resistance of a material to surface abrasion and scratching.
The TP-2C & TP-5C employ the proven RTD design that has been used in the TP-7 and TP-8 for many years.
The PATTI (PNEUMATIC ADHESION TENSILE TESTING INSTRUMENTS) QUANTUM Series is a new line of portable adhesion testers.
The Novo Gloss Trio allows user to Access gloss variations on a large surface in seconds.
The Micro-Wave-Scan can measure orange peel and DOI on small and curved surfaces, with a curvature of greater than 300 mm and DOI measurements are possible without scanning the surface.
The Model 550 portable coating thickness gage is calibrated to measure uncured powder coatings on a range of substrate materials.
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Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO)
Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO)
The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO) has its origin with the alliance of pioneer paint chemist Dr. Henry Alfred Gardner, Sr., Director of the Institute of Paint and Varnish Research in Washington, D.C. and his son Paul Norris Gardner Sr. in 1935. The team of Institute chemists at that time were active in the development and design of physical testing instruments for coating materials which were then made available to the industry. However, production of these instruments was not generally available to the public so the Henry A. Gardner Laboratory was established and incorporated in Bethesda, Maryland for that purpose. Significant developments in areas of appearance were made in further years with research into gloss and color technology by the contributions of such men as Richard S. Hunter who joined the Lab from the then NBS. Throughout the period, Paul eventually rose to the position of President after the retirement of his father and later Board Chairman of the Lab until 1962 when his decision to retire was made. Maintaining contact with the industry, Paul formed The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc., in Maryland. As a man of foresight the small company was relocated a short time later to the state of Florida where it now flourishes in Pompano Beach reaching both domestic and world markets. Since the passing of Paul N. Gardner, Sr. in 1995, Paul N. Gardner, Jr. has assumed the Presidency of GARDCO.
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We are distributors, producers and designers of quality physical testing and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries. These include the automotive, aerospace, specialty chemical, petroleum, plastics, pharmaceutical and food among others. Visit our website at www.gardco.com that includes full descriptions, instructions specification references and prices.
Our technical sales people will be able to help you find the appropriate test instrument to meet the criteria and specs you require. Visit our website www.gardco.com or drop in for your immediate needs. We are located at 316 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Our hours are from 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Friday.