Phone: 888 275 5772 281 516 9292 eFax: 866 234 0451

Durometers

Durometers, or hardness testers, are used to determine the hardness of a material to deformation. Hardness measurements quantify the resistance of a material to plastic deformation.

The Durometer is typically used to measure the hardness in polymers, elastomers and rubbers. There are several scales of durometers, used for materials with different properties. The two most common scales, using slightly different measurement systems are the ASTM D2240 type A and type D scales. The A scale is for softer plastics and rubber, while the D scale is for harder ones. However, the ASTM D2240-00 testing standard calls for a total of 12 scales, depending on the intended use; types A, B, C, D, DO, E, M, O, OO, OOO, OOO-S, and R. Each scale results in a value between 0 and 100, with higher values indicating a harder material.

The Leeb Rebound Hardness Tester is one of the four most used method for testing metal hardness. This portable method is mainly used for testing sufficiently large metal workpieces (mainly above 1 kg). Leeb metal hardness testers are portable and can be used at different angles as long as they are perpendicular to the test surface. Since the Leeb Hardness Tesater is electronic in nature, it is designed to automatically convert from the Leeb number to a more conventional hardness scale.

The Barcol Impressor, or Hardness Tester, as a hardness test characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the depth of penetration of an indentor, loaded on a material sample and compared to the penetration in a reference material. The method is most often used for composite materials such as reinforced thermosetting resins or to determine how much a resin or plastic has cured. It is inexpensive and quick, and provides information on the cure throughout a part.


  • Rex 3000 Max Hand Durometer RX-3000

    Rex 3000 Max Hand Durometer RX-3000
    Price: $590.00
    Rex 3000 Max Hand Durometer RX-3000 with 18mm Diameter Presser Foot
    Available Scales: A, D
    18mm Diameter Presser Foot
    Holds Reading Until Reset
  • Rex QC Pocket Shore Durometer

    Rex QC Pocket Shore Durometer
    Price: $ 249.00
    Rex QC Pocket Shore Durometer / Hardness Tester
    Available Scales: A and D
    Virtually Unbreakable
  • Rex 2100-A Tire Durometer / Hardness Meter RX-2100

    Rex 2100-A Tire Durometer / Hardness Meter RX-2100
    Price: $435.00
    Rex 2100-A Tire Durometer / Hardness Meter RX-2100
    Calibrated to the ASTM D-2240 standard for durometer hardness
    Quickly and accurately checks tire hardness
  • Rex H-1000 Mini-Dial Shore Durometer RX-1000

    Rex H-1000 Mini-Dial Shore Durometer RX-1000
    Price: $435.00 to $485.00
    Rex H-1000 Mini-Dial Shore Durometer RX-1000
    Available Scales: A, B, C, D, DO, O and Asker C
    Conforms to ASTM D-2240
  • Rex RX-MS Multi-Scale Dial Shore Durometer

    Rex RX-MS Multi-Scale Dial Shore Durometer
    Price: $2080.00 to $ 3,435.00
    Rex RX-MS Multi-Scale Dial Shore Durometer
    Available Scales: A, B, C, D, DO, O, OO, OOO
    Conforms to ASTM D-2240
  • Rex RX-DD-MS Digital Multi-Scale Shore Durometer

    Rex RX-DD-MS Digital Multi-Scale Shore Durometer
    Price: $ 2,080.00 up to $ 4,810.00
    Rex RX-DD-MS Digital Multi-Scale Shore Durometer
    Available Scales: A, B, C, D, DO, O, OO, OOO
    Conforms to ASTM D-2240
  • Rex RX-MS-A-D-KIT Type A and D Durometer Kit

    Rex RX-MS-A-D-KIT Type A and D Durometer Kit
    Price: $ 1,095.00
    Rex RX-MS-A-D-KIT Type A and D Durometer Kit
    Includes a type A and type D barrel along with certified test blocks in a custom carrying case
    Conforms to ASTM D-2240
  • Rex Asker Durometer

    Rex Asker Durometer
    Price: $695.00 to $1,495.00
    Conforms to Asker / JIS Specifications
    Rex Asker Durometer
    Manufacturer: Rex
    Warranty: One Year
  • Rex RDC-1 Durometer Calibrator

    Rex RDC-1 Durometer Calibrator
    Price: $ 4,950.00
    Rex RDC-1 Durometer Calibrator
    Allows users to accurately calibrate durometers in-house
    Manufacturer: Rex
    Warranty: One Year
  • Rex Durometer Test Block Kits

    Rex Durometer Test Block Kits
    Price: $ 200.00 up to $ 300.00
    Rex Durometer Test Block Kits with NIST Traceable Certificates of Conformance
    Enables user to perform a quick check for proper durometer operation
    Manufacturer: Rex
  • Rex ORF-1 O-Ring Fixturing Set

    Rex ORF-1 O-Ring Fixturing Set
    Price: $ 330.00
    Rex ORF-1 O-Ring Fixturing Set
    Allows operator to check for proper durometer operation
    Measures O-Rings 1/16" to 1/4"
    Manufacturer: Rex
  • Rex SWC-1 RX Lab Durometer Software

    Rex SWC-1 RX Lab Durometer Software
    Price: $ 595.00
    Rex SWC-1 RX Lab Durometer Software
    Provides a running log of all measurements along with a chart of the data as well as statistical information
    Manufacturer: Rex