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Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

The Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester is easy to operate and fully portable Type II adhesion gauge which provides a numerical value for adhesion strength.

Applications for the Elcometer 106 Adhesion Test include paint or plasma spray on bridge decking, coatings on steel, aluminium, concrete etc.

  • Supplied in a carry case - ideal for site tests
  • Hand operated - no need for a power supply
  • Includes a cutter for EN13144 and ISO 4624 tests

 

Adhesion Test Method

A test dolly is bonded to the coating using an adhesive. The Elcometer 106 adhesion tester houses a spring arrangement which applies a lift force to the dolly as the tension is increased.

When the coating is pulled off the surface, an indicator on the scale shows the numerical value of adhesion strength expressed in terms of the force per unit area required to remove the dolly.

Inspection of the dolly face is required to determine the failure mode.

To increase sensitivity at low values or for uneven surfaces, a 40mm (1.52”) dolly is available. When using the 40mm (1.52”) dolly, divide the scale reading by 4.

Elcometer 106 Pull Off Adhesion Tester
Elcometer 106 Coating Adhesion Kit

Technical Specification

Part Number Description Range    
    MPa (N/mm2) kg/cm2 psi Certificate
F106----5 Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester - Scale 5 0 - 0.2 0 - 2 0 - 30 ο
F106----1 Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester - Scale 1 0 - 3.5 0 - 35 0 - 500 ο
F106----2 Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester - Scale 2 0 - 7.0 0 - 70 0 - 1000 ο
F106----3 Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester - Scale 3 0 - 15 0 - 150 0 - 2000 ο
F106----4 Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester - Scale 4 0 -22 0 - 220 0 - 3200 ο
Dimensions Scales 1, 2, 5: 152 x 76mm (7 x 3”)    Scales 3 and 4: 185 x 76mm (7.5 x 3")
Dolly Diameter 20mm (0.76”)
Dolly Area 314mm² (0.49 sq inch)
Gross weight of Kit Scale 1, 2 and 5: 2.8kg (6.2lb)  Scale 3: 4.2kg (9.3lb)  Scale 4: 4.5kg (9.9lb)
Packing List Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester, pack of 20 dollies, Araldite adhesive, base support ring, magnetic dolly clamp, dolly cutter, ratchet spanner (scale 3 & 4 only), carry case and operating instructions


STANDARDS:
AS 1580.408.5, ASTM D 4541, AS/NZS 1580.408.5, EN 13144, EN 24624, ISO 4624, ISO 16276-1, JIS K 5600-5-7, NF T30-062, NF T30-606

Standards in grey have  been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.

ο Optional Calibration Certificate available

Accessories

T1062895-10 Spare Dollies 20mm (0.76”) Diameter (Pack of 10)
T1062895- Spare Dollies 20mm (0.76”) Diameter (Pack of 100)
T1062914- Large Dollies 40mm (1.52 Diameter (Pack of 5)
T1062915-

Large Base Ring for 40mm (1.52")Dollies

T99912906

Elcometer AVU Adhesion Verification Unit

T99914009

20mm (0.76") Dolly Cutter 

T99923924

   20mm (0.76") Dolly Cutter

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%.

 

This 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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