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Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester

Traditional pencil hardness testers can be limited in their reproducibility and repeatability by two key factors; the uniformity of the carriage speed and the variation of the applied force by the user as the manual tester is moved across the coating.

The Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester, using the same test methods and principles as the Elcometer 501 Pencil Hardness Tester, removes both of these variables by being fully independent.

The internal motor drives the unit at a constant, uniform speed across the coated surface, exerting a fixed, user determined force between 0 - 10N (0 - 2.25lbF).

Using the pencil lead holder, pencil leads of varying hardness values can be quickly interchanged to determine a coating’s hardness rating.

Manufactured from anodised aluminium, the Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester can travel forwards (chip method) or backwards (indentation method), as required.

Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester
Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester

Technical Specification

Part Number Description Certificate
UK 240V EUR 220V US 110V    
K0UK3086M001 K0003086M001 K0US3086M001 Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness ο
Dimensions 280 x 140 x 240mm (11 x 5.5 x 9.4")
Weight 3.8kg (8.4lb)
Packing List Elcometer 3086, lead holder, lead set (14 cases of leads, grades 6H to 6B), positioning block, abrasive sharpener, abrasive paper and operating instructions
Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness

ASTM D 3363, BS 3900 E19, ECCA T4, EN 13523-4, ISO 15184, JIS K 5600-5-4

Standards in grey have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries


ο Optional Calibration Certificate available


KT003084P220 Spare Lead Holder
KT003084P001 12 Hardness Leads (6B)
KT003084P002 12 Hardness Leads (5B)
KT003084P003 12 Hardness Leads (4B)
KT003084P004 12 Hardness Leads (3B)
KT003084P005 12 Hardness Leads (2B)
KT003084P006 12 Hardness Leads (B)
KT003084P007 12 Hardness Leads (HB)
KT003084P008 12 Hardness Leads (F)
KT003084P009 12 Hardness Leads (H)
KT003084P010 12 Hardness Leads (2H)
KT003084P011 10 Hardness Leads (3H)
KT003084P012 10 Hardness Leads (4H)
KT003084P013 10 Hardness Leads (5H)
KT003084P014 10 Hardness Leads (6H)