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Technical Specification
Accessories
Instruction Manual
Data Sheet
Videos

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge

The Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge accurately measures the adhesion strength of coatings on a wide range of substrates.

  • Automatic hydraulic pump ensures smooth and continuous pressure application for consistent, repeatable adhesion strength results
  • Fully adjustable pull rates 0.1-1.4MPa/s (14.5-203psi) to meet National and International Standards
  • Can be used with 10,14.2, 20 and 50mm diameter dollies
  • User definable limits with unique pressure hold and release function
  • User definable measurement range with an accuracy of ±1% of full scale:
    • 10mm dolly: 100MPa (14400psi
    • 14.2mm dolly: 50MPa (7200psi)
    • 20mm dolly: 25 MPa (3600psi)
    • 50mm dolly: 4MPa (580psi)
  • Dust and water resistant rugged design to IP64
  • Interchangeable units: MPa, psi, Nmm2 and N
  • A range of standard and thin substrate actuator skirts (compatible with Elcometer 506) available for adhesive strength testing on thick, thin, flat or convex substrates
  • Store up to 60,000 readings with individual pull graphs in up to 2,500 alpha numerical batches, complete with attribute failure information
  • USB and Bluetooth® data output - compatible with ElcoMaster® App for iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android mobile devices

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Key Features Explained

 

Adhesion Test

Adhesion Testing

Adhesion Strength

Automatic adhesion tester with selectable pull rates for 10, 14.2, 20 & 50mm diameter dollies.

View adhesion trend graphs or live statistics alongside the reading value.

Individual user definable adhesion pull rate graphs can be saved with each reading.

     
Coating Adhesion Test Pull-Off Adhesion Automatic Adhesion Testing

Stores individual adhesion strength readings and pull rate graphs in up to 2,500 alpha numeric batches, together with date, time and attribute information.

Either pull to maximum or pull to preset limit. Unique time hold feature allows users to set a delay before pressure returns to zero.

Save cohesive and adhesive failure attributes alongside your adhesion pull data in accordance with National and International Standards.

Automatic Adhesion Tester

ElcoMaster Software

Adhesion for Mobile Devices

Powered by either standard rechargeable batteries or AC mains*. Each battery charge performs up to 200 pulls. Battery recharge time less than 300 minutes.

Transfer data to your PC via USB or Bluetooth® for further analysis with ElcoMaster® software or view live pull rate graphs in ElcoMaster® during the test.

Using wireless Bluetooth® communication link the gauge to an Android™ or iPhoneǂ mobile device. Live GPS coordinates from your mobile device can be added to reports and emailed instantly.

 

 

 

Adhesion Dollies and Skirts

 

Adhesion Magnetic Anchor Clamp

Adhesion Kit

A range of standard and thin substrate actuator skirts allow each gauge to be use with 10, 14.2, 20 or 50mm diameter reusable dollies, ideal for testing coatings on thick, thin, flat or convex substrates.

The optional magnetic anchor clamp ensures the actuator doesn't fall during tests on vertical surfaces or testing at height.

Supplied in a robust plastic carry case for easy transportation to and around the job site.

 

* Model T only.

ǂ iPod, iPhone and iPad compatible

 

Assessing The Results - Failure Attributes

Many National and International Standards, including ISO 4624 & ASTM D4541, require the user to record not only the adhesion pull-off force but also the nature of the failure. This is done by examining the bottom of the dolly and assessing the failure. In ‘Advanced’ mode on the Elcometer 510 it is possible to select the 'Attributes' feature (Menu/Setup/Gauge Mode/Advanced) allowing the nature of the fracture to be recorded against each reading and stored within the batch.

 

Adhesion Testing Results

Examining The Dolly

a) Cohesive Failure: The coating fails within the body of a coating layer leaving the same coating on the surface and on the dolly face.

b) Adhesive Failure: Failure occurs at the interface between layers (intercoat) where one pulls away from the other. The “coating” on the dolly face will not be the same as that on the test area.

c) Glue Failure: When no coating is present on the dolly it must be recorded as a failure of the glue. This maybe due to incorrect or insufficient mixing of the component parts of the adhesive, incompatibility between the adhesive/coating/dolly/test surface.

 

Cohesive Adhesive Code
Cohesive Failure Layerd

Adhesive Failure Layers

Code

Description

Code

Description

A

Substrate

A/B

Substrate & Layer 1

B

Layer 1

B/C

Layer 1 & Layer 2

C

Layer 2

C/D

Layer 2 & Layer 3

D

Layer 3

D/E

Layer 3 & Layer 4

E

Layer 4

E/F

Layer 4 & Layer 5

F

Layer 5

F/Y

Layer 5 & Glue

Y Glue Y/Z

Glue & Dolly

     

 

Adhesion Test Results

The data is saved in the batch and can be viewed at any time displayed as 

##.## MPae N% A M% A/B, where;

##.## MPae = Pull Force in MPa or other measurement units (psi, Newtons or Nmm-2)

N% = Cohesive failure percentagef
A = Cohesive failure layer
M% = Adhesion failure percentagef
A/B = Intercoat adhesive failure layers

     

 

d The number of layers can be user defined for each batch via Batch/New Batch/Number of Layers. This will affect the number of layers available for selection during attribute recording. The maximum number of layers available is five, excluding the substrate and glue.

e Or equivalent units.

f To the nearest 10%, in line with International Standards. 

 

Elcometer 510 Model T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Suitable for mobile devices running Android™ software version 2.1 and upwards. Android™ and Google Play  are trademarks of Google Inc.

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Technical Specification

Product Features    
    Model S Model T    

Repeatable & reproducible measurements

   

Easy to use menu structure; multiple languages

   

Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant; equivalent to IP64

   

Bright LCD colour screen; with ambient light sensor

   

Scratch & solvent resistant display; 2.4” (6cm) TFT

   

Calibration certificate

   

2 year gauge warranty

   

Automatic rotating display; 0°, 180°

   

Data output via USB (Live readings - and batch)

   

Data output via Bluetooth®

 

   

PC command; start & stop gauge from a PC with live readings (USB only)

 

   

Switchable Units (mPa, psi, N, Nmm-2)

   

On-Screen Statistics (η, x, σ, Hi, Lo, CV%, N>hi limit)

   

Trend Graph

   

Pull Rate Graph (Load v Time)

 

   

Interchangeable Dolly Selection; 10, 14.2, 20 & 50mm

   

User Selectable Pull Rates; (Model S & Model T Standard Mode)+

 

 

   

10mm: 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00 MPa/s

14.2mm: 0.4, 0.7, 1.4, 2.0, 2.5 MPa/s
20mm: 0.2, 0.3, 0.7,1.0, 1.2 MPa/s
50mm: 0.04, 0.08, 0.12, 0.16, 0.20 MPa/s

125, 200, 400, 600, 725psi/s

60, 100, 200, 300, 360psi/s

30, 50, 100, 150, 180psi/s

5, 8, 16, 24, 30psi/s

 

 

   

User Selectable Pull Rates; (Model T Advanced Mode)+

 

 

   

10mm: 0.4 - 5.60 MPa/s

14.2mm: 0.2 - 2.80 MPa/s

20mm: 0.1 - 1.40 MPa/s
50mm: 0.02 - 0.22 MPa/s

58 - 812psi/s

29 - 403psi/s

15 - 203psi/s

2 - 32psi/s

in 0.1MPa / 1psi steps

in 0.1MPa / 1psi steps

in 0.1MPa / 1psi steps

in 0.01MPa / 0.1psi steps

 

 

   

User Selectable Limit & Limit Hold Time

 

   

Gauge Memory; maximum number of readings

60

60,000*

   

Number of Batches (Alpha Numeric - Model T)

1

2,500

   

Attribute Modes to meet National & International Standards

 

   

Display Modes

       

Readings, Selected Stats & Run Chart (last 20 readings)

   

Pull Rate Graphs

 

   

Batch Review

 

   

Power; Battery (B), AC Mains Power (M)

B B, M    

USB Cable & ElcoMaster® CD

   

Power Cable with Multi International Plug Adaptor (UK, EU, US, AUS)

 

   

Plastic Transit Case

   

Date & Time

 

   

In Field Adhesion Calibration Verification Mode

   

 

 Model T only

* When ‘Rate Graph’ is enabled, the number of readings which can be stored is reduced depending on the graph resolution selected 

+ Please refer to the User Guide for further information on all units

 

 

Model Options

Part Number

Description

Certificate

F510-20S

Elcometer 510 Model S Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 20mm Kit

F510-20T

Elcometer 510 Model T Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 20mm Kit

F510-50S

Elcometer 510 Model S Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 50mm Concrete Kit

F510-50T

Elcometer 510 Model T Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 50mm Concrete Kit

 

Technical Specification

Pressure Accuracy

±1% of full scale

 

Pull Rate Accuracy

±(2.5% + 0.3 seconds)

Pressure Resolution

0.01MPa (1 psi)

 

Pull Rate Resolution

0.01MPa (1psi/s)

Dolly Diameter

10mm (0.39”)

14.2mm (0.56”)

20mm (0.76”)

50mm (1.96”)

Operating Range

8 to 100 MPa
(1200 to 14400 psi)

4 to 50 MPa
(600 to 7200 psi)

2 to 25 MPa
(300 to 3600 psi)

0.3 to 4 MPa
(50 to 580 psi)

Pull Rate Range

0.4 - 5.6MPa/s
(58 - 812psi/s)

0.2 - 2.8MPa/s
(29 - 403psi/s)

0.1 - 1.4MPa/s
(15 - 203psi/s)

0.02 - 0.22MPa/s
(2 - 32psi/s)

Gauge Dimensions

260 x 100 x 66mm (6.3 x 3.9 x 2.6”)

Actuator Height

85mm (3.4”)

85mm (3.4”)

85mm (3.4”)

110mm (4.3”)

Instrument Weight

2.9kg (6.4lb)

2.9kg (6.4lb)

2.9kg (6.4lb)

3.1kg (8.3lb)

Kit Weight

- -

6.1kg (13.5lb)

7.3kg (16.1lb)

Power Supply

8 x AA NiMH/Alkaline batteries (16 rechargeable batteries supplied complete with charger) or AC mains power (Model T only)

Battery Life

~200 pulls per charge up to 25MPa (3600psi) at 1MPa/s (150psi/s), recharge time less than 5 hours

Packing List: 20mm Kit

Elcometer 510 Adhesion Tester with 20mm dollies (x10), standard skirt for 20mm dollies, 20mm dolly cutter handle, 20mm dolly cutter, Araldite standard two part epoxy adhesive (2 x 15ml tubes), abrasive pad, shoulder harness, carry case, 16 x AA MiMH rechargeable batteries & charger (UK, EU, US, AUS), mains power supply (UK, EU, US, AUS) (Model T), ElcoMaster® CD & USB cable, calibration certificate and operating instructions.

Packing List: 50mm Kit

Elcometer 510 Adhesion Tester with 50mm dollies (x6), standard skirt for 50mm dollies, 50mm dolly cutter arbor, 50mm dolly cutter, Araldite standard two part epoxy adhesive (2 x 15ml tubes), abrasive pad, shoulder harness, carry case, 16 x AA MiMH rechargeable batteries & charger (UK, EU, US, AUS), mains power supply (UK, EU, US, AUS) (Model T), ElcoMaster® CD & USB cable, calibration certificate and operating instructions.

  

STANDARDS:

ASTM C1583, ASTM D4541, ASTM D7234-12, AS/NZS 1580.408.5, BS 1881-207, DIN 1048-2, EN 1015-12,
EN 12636, EN 13144, EN 1542, EN 24624, ISO 16276-1, ISO 4624, NF T30-606, NF T30-062

 

 Calibration Certificate supplied as standard. 

Accessories

Dollies Dolly Diameter

Pack of 10*

Pack of 100

Adhesion Dollies

10mm (0.39”)

T5100010AL-10

T5100010AL-100

14.2mm (0.56”)

T9990014AL-10

T9990014AL-100

20mm (0.76”)

T9990020AL-10

T9990020AL-100

50mm (1.96”)

T9990050AL-4

-

50mm (1.96”) Stainless Steel

T9990050SS-4

-

*50mm (2”) dollies are supplied in packs of 4.
       
Dolly Skirts Diameter Standard Skirt Thin Substrate Skirt
Adhesion Dolly Skirts    10mm (0.39”) T9991420S -
14.2mm (0.56”) T9991420S T9990014T
20mm (0.76”) T9991420S T9990020T
50mm (1.96”) T9990050S -

50mm (1.96”) Stainless Steel

-

-

       
Adhesion Verification Unit  Description Part Number  
 Adhesion Verification Unit  Elcometer AVU Adhesion Verification Unit T99923924  
Elcometer AVU Adhesion Verification Unit - Certified T99923924C  
       
Dolly Cutters Description

Dolly Cutter Handle

Dolly Cutter

Adhesion Dolly Cutters

10mm (0.39”)

-

-

14.2mm (0.56”)

T9991420H

T9990014CT

20mm (0.76”)

T9991420H

T9990020CT

50mm (1.96”)

T9990050H

T9990050CT

50mm (1.96”) Stainless Steel

-

-

 

 

   
Magnetic Anchor Clamp

Description

Part Number  

Adhesion Magnetic Anchor Clamp

Magnetic Anchor Clamp - holds actuator securely during tests

on vertical surfaces

T99923797

 
 

 

   
Adhesive

Description

Part Number

 

Epoxy Adhesive

Araldite Standard Two Part Epoxy Adhesive, 2 x 15ml Tubes

T99912906

 
 

 

 

 

Dolly Cleaning

Heating Tongs

Description

Part Number

 
 

Dolly Cleaning Heating Tongs - EUR 220V / UK 240V

T99923147

 
 

Dolly Cleaning Heating Tongs - US 110V

T99923103

 

Videos

1. An Introduction to Pull-Off Adhesion on Coated Surfaces

Adhesion testers are used to test how well a coating has adhered to a surface, as poor adhesion can lead to premature coating failures. The coating inspector has essentially three main methods to choose from - cross hatch, push off, and the most common, the pull-off adhesion test.

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

RELATED VIDEOS

1. An Introduction to Pull-Off Adhesion on Coated Surfaces
1. An Introduction to Pull-Off Adhesion on Coated Surfaces

Adhesion testers are used to test how well a coating has adhered to a surface, as poor adhesion can lead to premature coating failures. The coating inspector has essentially three main methods to choose from - cross hatch, push off, and the most common, the pull-off adhesion test.

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

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2. Selecting the Dolly Diameter and Gauge
2. Selecting the Dolly Diameter and Gauge

When it comes to selecting the dolly diameter and adhesion gauge type to use for a pull-off adhesion test; factors such as the substrate material, the substrate shape, and the expected coating strength will affect the dolly or gauge the user chooses.

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

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3. Selecting the most Appropriate Position for an Adhesion Test
3. Selecting the most Appropriate Position for an Adhesion Test

When preparing a pull-off adhesion test, whilst the actual location and the number of pulls is typically defined by the test method or procedure that’s being followed, the actual positioning of the dolly is vital, as poor positions can result in low pull-off values or invalid tests.


 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here. 

To download the video script in English click here.

 

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4. Preparing the Dolly and the Coating
4. Preparing the Dolly and the Coating

Properly preparing the dolly and the surface before performing a pull-off adhesion test will help achieve higher pull-off values.

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

 

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5. To Cut or Not to Cut?
5. To Cut or Not to Cut?

Should the coating around a dolly be cut, or left uncut prior to a pull-off adhesion test; and whose decision is it to make?

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

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6. The Pull-Off Test
6. The Pull-Off Test

Once the glue between a properly prepared dolly or pull stub and a properly prepared coating has fully cured, the pull-off adhesion test can be undertaken using the adhesion tester of choice.

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhesion Testing, to see the next video please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

 

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7. Assessing the Result; Glue, Adhesive and Cohesive Failures
7. Assessing the Result; Glue, Adhesive and Cohesive Failures

Once the pull-off adhesion test has been completed the tensile pull-off force, whether the coating was coat or not, the dolly size and gauge type, and the failure mode of the coating are all recorded; with the nature of the failure usually recorded as an estimated percentage to the nearest 10%.

 

 

To download the videoThis video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhension Testing, to view the playlist please click here.

To download the video script in English click here.

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<P> 8. Measuring the Pull-Off Adhesion of Coatings on Concrete</P>

 8. Measuring the Pull-Off Adhesion of Coatings on Concrete

Testing coating adhesion on concrete substrates using a pull-off adhesion gauge is similar to testing coatings on metal substrates. However, there are a number of differences in the test procedures and equipment used.

 

This video is part of a series on Pull-Off Adhension Testing, to view the series playlist please click here.

To download the video in script in English click here.

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