Hardness can be defined as a material’s resistance to permanent deformation. In the coatings industry, hardness measurement can be used to determine the resistance of the coating to scratching from general wear and tear and also if a coating is fully cured.

 

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Elcometer 204 Steel Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge

     1. Introducing the Elcometer 3045 Persoz & König Pendulum 
         Hardness Tester

        There are a number of ways to measure coating hardness or substrate hardness; including the scratch method,
        indentation methods, the pencil hardness test, and the pendulum hardness test method. The Elcometer 3045 is
        a fully automated pendulum hardness tester, designed to work with both Persoz and König pendulums...

 

 

Elcometer 204 Steel Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge

      2. How to Set Up the Elcometer 3045 Persoz & König Pendulum 
          Hardness Tester

       
When it comes to measuring the hardness of a coating or substrate using the Elcometer 3045 Pendulum
Hardness Tester, using either a Persoz or König Pendulum, the Elcometer 3045 a very accurate test method
and as such requires precise setting up…

 

 

Elcometer 204 Steel Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge

      3. Measuring Coating Hardness Using the Elcometer 3045 Persoz 
         & König Pendulum Hardness Tester

        Once the Elcometer 3045 Pendulum Hardness Tester has been correctly set up, and the calibration procedure
        completed, you are ready to test samples using either a Persoz or König Pendulum…

 

 

Elcometer 204 Steel Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge

      4. How to Service the Elcometer 3045 Persoz & König Pendulum
          Hardness Tester

As a highly accurate and sensitive gauge, the Elcometer 3045 Pendulum Hardness Tester is designed to have 
replaceable items to ensure repeatability and reproducibility throughout its lifespan…