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Elcometer 1506 Cylindrical Mandrel Bend Tester

The Elcometer 1506 Cylindrical Mandrel is a robust bend tester used to determine the elasticity, adhesion and elongation properties of cured coatings on sheet metal.

The frame has a bending lever with height-adjustable rollers and a sliding vice for clamping the sample which means the test pieces are bent perfectly and regularly on decreasing mandrels until the desired effect can be observed.

The instrument can be adjusted to the diameter of the mandrel used and the mandrels are easily changed.

A wide range of mandrels with metric and imperial diameters is available. Mandrels are not supplied with the instrument and can be ordered as a set or individually.

Elcometer 1506 Cylindrical Mandrel Bend Tester
Elcometer 1506 Mandrel Bend Tester

Technical Specification

Part Number Description
K1506M201 Elcometer 1506 Cylindrical Mandrel Bend Tester
Test Piece Width Maximum: 64mm (2.5”)
Test Piece Length Maximum: 80 to 100mm (3.15 to 3.93”) depending on the size of the Mandrel used
Dimensions 320 x 135 x 130mm (12.6 x 5.3 x 5.1")
Weight 4.3kg (9.5lb)
Packing List Elcometer 1506 Cylindrical Mandrel Bend Tester and operating instructions

AS/NZS 1580.402.1, ASTM D 2485, ASTM D 522-B, ASTM D 1737, ISO 1519-2, JIS K 5600-5-1

Standards in grey have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries


KT001506P201 Elcometer 1506 Metric Mandrel Set, 2 to 32mm (one of each of the Metric Mandrels below)
KTUS1506P201 Elcometer 1506 Imperial Mandrel Set, 1/8 to 1” (one of each of the Imperial Mandrels below)
KT001506F002 2mm Mandrel
KT001506F003 3mm Mandrel
KT001506F004 4mm Mandrel
KT001506F005 5mm Mandrel
KT001560F006 6mm Mandrel
KT001506F007 8mm Mandrel
KT001506F014 10mm Mandrel
KT001506F015 12mm Mandrel
KT001506F016 13mm Mandrel
KT001506F017 16mm Mandrel
KT001506F018 19mm Mandrel
KT001506F019 20mm Mandrel
KT001506F020 25mm Mandrel
KT001506F021 32mm Mandrel
KTUS1506F022 1/8” Mandrel
KTUS1506F023 1/4” Mandrel
KTUS1506F024 3/8” Mandrel
KTUS1506F025 1/2” Mandrel
KTUS1506F026 5/8” Mandrel
KTUS1506F027 3/4” Mandrel
KTUS1506F028 1.0” Mandrel