Switchable Hardness Measuring Heads
Shore and IRHD Measuring Heads for Hardness Tester Automatic Hardness Check - Drive



Many instruments in one 
The Universal Support for Automatic Hardness Testers in Drive version allows all available Shore and IRHD type heads to be applied.

Replacing measuring heads is the ideal solution for research centers with a need to measure against numerous measuring scales or for companies that predominantly use a specific measuring scale and need to carry out occasional checks against other scales.


Many instruments in one 
The solid quick coupling system allows the head to be replaced in seconds while ensuring its perfect pependicularity with respect to the support base.

To replace the measuring head:
- Unscrew the locking screw
- Remove the connecting cable
- Replace the head with the desired one
- Insert the connection cable.

The instrument automatically recognizes the applied head and is immediately ready for testing.


Available Hardness Units 
The Hardnedd units available are:
Shore A,
Shore D,
Shore A0,
Shore 00,
Shore AM (micro),
IRHD-Micro,
IRHD-Normal,
IRHD-Hard,
IRHD-Low.




Complete hardness testers for simultaneous use 
For companies that need to perform systematic production checks against several different measurement scales (e.g., Shore A and Micro-IRHD), it is necessary for durometers to be available at the same time to perform measurements at the required scale.
The optimal solution we propose for such cases is the installation of multiple complete hardness testers connected to the same PC with a single software license. In this way the instruments can be used simultaneously and by several operators without any interruption.

Automatic performance of multiple tests on the sample 
International standards require the performance of multiple hardness tests on the specimen and the calculation of the median value.
• The specimen holder plate with motorized rotation allows multiple tests to be performed automatically at different points on the specimen.
• The operator can set the number of tests to be performed automatically on the specimen and the angle of rotation between successive tests.


Accredia Calibration of the hardness units 
Each Hardness Unit can be supplied with an ACCREDIA calibration certificate issued by the Accredia laboratory of Gibitre instruments.
The calibration is carried out according to the Technical Procedure approved by Accredia and in compliance with the requirements of the ISO 48-2 (IRHD), ISO 48-4 (Shore A) and ISO 868 (Shore D) standards.
The Calibration refers to:
• Dimensions of the Indentor and Annular foot
• Forces applied by the indentor and the annular foot
• Displacement of the indenter
• Duration of the test




Development and production 
The instrument is totally developed and produced in the plant of Gibitre Instruments in Italy.
All the mechanical parts are produced in the company workshop using modern CNC machines.
Components and sensors from well-known brands are selected in order to ensure the maximum reliability in the measures
Internal trained personnel takes care of all the production stages: assembly, start-up, calibration, packing, shipment and installation.



Type of Hardness units 
 
SHORE UNITS 
 
Shore A 
Standards: ISO 48-4, ASTM D2240

Application: Soft Rubber, Plastics, Elastomers

Sample standard thickness: 6 mm 
Shore A 
Indentor Force: 8.05 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 1000 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore D 
Standards: ISO 48-4, ASTM D2240, ISO 868

Application: Hard Rubber, Thermoplastics

Sample standard thickness: 6 mm 
Shore D 
Indentor Force: 44.5 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 5000 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore A0 
Standards: ISO 48-4

Application: Light Foams, Sponge Rubber, Gels, Human Tissue

Sample thickness: 6 mm 
Shore A0 
Indentor Force: 8.05 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 1000 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore 00 
Standards: ASTM D2240

Application: Light Foams, Sponge Rubber, Gels, Human Tissue

Sample thickness: 6 mm 
Shore 00 
Indentor Force: 1.111 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 400 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore AM 
Standards: ISO 48-4, ASTM D2240

Application: Small Technical Articles, O-rings

Sample thickness: 1.5-6 mm 
Shore AM 
Indentor Force: 0.76 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 250 g
Indentation: 1.25 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
IRHD UNITS 
 
IRHD-M (MICRO) 
Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Small Technical Articles, O-rings

Sample thickness: 1-5 mm 


IRHD-M (MICRO) 
Pre-Load: 8.3 mN
Total Load: 153.3 mN
Anular Foot: 235 mN
Indentation: 0.3 mm
Measurement Range: 30-100 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
IRHD-N (NORMAL) 
Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Rubber Parts with Hardness >30 irhd

Sample thickness: 8-10 mm 
IRHD-N (NORMAL) 
Indentor Diamater: 2.5 mm
Pre-Load: 0.3 N
Total Load: 5.7 N
Anular Foot: 8.3 N
Indentation: 1.8 mm
Measurement Range: 30-85 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
IRHD-H (HIGH HARDNESS) 
Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Hard Rubber Parts with Hardness >85 irhd

Sample thickness: 8-10 mm 
IRHD-H (HIGH HARDNESS) 
Indentor Diamater: 1.0 mm
Pre-Load: 0.3 N
Total Load: 5.7 N
Anular Foot: 8.3 N
Indentation: 0.44 mm
Measurement Range: 85-100 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
IRHD-L (LOW HARDNESS) 
Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Soft Rubber Parts with Hardness <35 irhd

Sample thickness: 8-10 mm 
IRHD-L (LOW HARDNESS) 
Indentor Diamater: 1.0 mm
Pre-Load: 0.3 N
Total Load: 5.7 N
Anular Foot: 8.3 N
Indentation: 0.09-1.1 mm
Measurement Range: 10-35 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 


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Shore and IRHD Measuring Heads for Hardness Tester Automatic Hardness Check - Drive

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Shore and IRHD Measuring Heads for Hardness Tester Automatic Hardness Check - Drive
R & D: Interchangeable Hardness Units
Many instruments in one 
The Universal Support for Automatic Hardness Testers in Drive version allows all available Shore and IRHD type heads to be applied.

Replacing measuring heads is the ideal solution for research centers with a need to measure against numerous measuring scales or for companies that predominantly use a specific measuring scale and need to carry out occasional checks against other scales.
Many instruments in one 
The solid quick coupling system allows the head to be replaced in seconds while ensuring its perfect pependicularity with respect to the support base.

To replace the measuring head:
- Unscrew the locking screw
- Remove the connecting cable
- Replace the head with the desired one
- Insert the connection cable.

The instrument automatically recognizes the applied head and is immediately ready for testing.
Available Hardness Units 
The Hardnedd units available are:
Shore A,
Shore D,
Shore A0,
Shore 00,
Shore AM (micro),
IRHD-Micro,
IRHD-Normal,
IRHD-Hard,
IRHD-Low.
 
Production Control: independent Test Units
Complete hardness testers for simultaneous use 
For companies that need to perform systematic production checks against several different measurement scales (e.g., Shore A and Micro-IRHD), it is necessary for durometers to be available at the same time to perform measurements at the required scale.
The optimal solution we propose for such cases is the installation of multiple complete hardness testers connected to the same PC with a single software license. In this way the instruments can be used simultaneously and by several operators without any interruption.
Automatic performance of multiple tests on the sample 
International standards require the performance of multiple hardness tests on the specimen and the calculation of the median value.
The specimen holder plate with motorized rotation allows multiple tests to be performed automatically at different points on the specimen.
• The operator can set the number of tests to be performed automatically on the specimen and the angle of rotation between successive tests.
Accredia Calibration of the hardness units 
Each Hardness Unit can be supplied with an ACCREDIA calibration certificate issued by the Accredia laboratory of Gibitre instruments.
The calibration is carried out according to the Technical Procedure approved by Accredia and in compliance with the requirements of the ISO 48-2 (IRHD), ISO 48-4 (Shore A) and ISO 868 (Shore D) standards.
The Calibration refers to:
• Dimensions of the Indentor and Annular foot
• Forces applied by the indentor and the annular foot
• Displacement of the indenter
• Duration of the test
Production
Development and production 
The instrument is totally developed and produced in the plant of Gibitre Instruments in Italy.
All the mechanical parts are produced in the company workshop using modern CNC machines.
Components and sensors from well-known brands are selected in order to ensure the maximum reliability in the measures
Internal trained personnel takes care of all the production stages: assembly, start-up, calibration, packing, shipment and installation.
Technical specification
Type of Hardness units
SHORE UNITS
Shore A  Standards: ISO 48-4, ASTM D2240

Application: Soft Rubber, Plastics, Elastomers

Sample standard thickness: 6 mm 
Shore A  Indentor Force: 8.05 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 1000 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore D  Standards: ISO 48-4, ASTM D2240, ISO 868

Application: Hard Rubber, Thermoplastics

Sample standard thickness: 6 mm 
Shore D  Indentor Force: 44.5 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 5000 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore A0  Standards: ISO 48-4

Application: Light Foams, Sponge Rubber, Gels, Human Tissue

Sample thickness: 6 mm 
Shore A0  Indentor Force: 8.05 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 1000 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore 00  Standards: ASTM D2240

Application: Light Foams, Sponge Rubber, Gels, Human Tissue

Sample thickness: 6 mm 
Shore 00  Indentor Force: 1.111 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 400 g
Indentation: 2.5 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
Shore AM  Standards: ISO 48-4, ASTM D2240

Application: Small Technical Articles, O-rings

Sample thickness: 1.5-6 mm 
Shore AM  Indentor Force: 0.76 N (at 100 Shore)
Contact force: 250 g
Indentation: 1.25 mm
Measurement Range: 0-100 Shore
Resolution: 0.01 Shore 
IRHD UNITS
IRHD-M (MICRO)  Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Small Technical Articles, O-rings

Sample thickness: 1-5 mm 
IRHD-M (MICRO)  Pre-Load: 8.3 mN
Total Load: 153.3 mN
Anular Foot: 235 mN
Indentation: 0.3 mm
Measurement Range: 30-100 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
IRHD-N (NORMAL)  Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Rubber Parts with Hardness >30 irhd

Sample thickness: 8-10 mm 
IRHD-N (NORMAL)  Indentor Diamater: 2.5 mm
Pre-Load: 0.3 N
Total Load: 5.7 N
Anular Foot: 8.3 N
Indentation: 1.8 mm
Measurement Range: 30-85 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
IRHD-H (HIGH HARDNESS)  Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Hard Rubber Parts with Hardness >85 irhd

Sample thickness: 8-10 mm 
IRHD-H (HIGH HARDNESS)  Indentor Diamater: 1.0 mm
Pre-Load: 0.3 N
Total Load: 5.7 N
Anular Foot: 8.3 N
Indentation: 0.44 mm
Measurement Range: 85-100 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
IRHD-L (LOW HARDNESS)  Standards: ISO 48-2, ASTM D1415

Application: Soft Rubber Parts with Hardness <35 irhd

Sample thickness: 8-10 mm 
IRHD-L (LOW HARDNESS)  Indentor Diamater: 1.0 mm
Pre-Load: 0.3 N
Total Load: 5.7 N
Anular Foot: 8.3 N
Indentation: 0.09-1.1 mm
Measurement Range: 10-35 irhd
Resolution: 0.01 irhd 
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