DeFelsko PosiTector SHD A Shore Hardness Durometer

DeFelsko’s PosiTector SHD Shore Hardnesss Durometer handheld electronic instrument that measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials.

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DeFelsko PosiTector SHD A Shore Hardness Durometer measures the hardness of non-metallic materials according to the Shore A scale. Couple DeFelsko’s universal Standard or Advanced PosiTector bodies with a Shore A scale durometer probe, to measure the hardness of soft to hard materials, and store the readings for evaluation or incorporation into inspection reports.

Many quality standards are requiring testing of the hardness of applied coatings. PosiTector SHD provides the means to check hardness of a variety of coating types, in a digital gauge that can store readings, date and time stamp stored readings. Like all PosiTector gauges, the SHD is simple-to-use, durable, accurate, and provides a variety of performance options to suit any application where Shore hardness values must be determined.

Hardness testing of softer materials, such as rubbers, plastics, and epoxies, is necessary in pipeline coating and repair, rubber and plastics manufacturing, tire production, and gasket and seal manufacturing, among other industries. The relative hardness of the material determines which hardness scale is used. The Shore hardness scales are used for relatively softer materials. In general, you would select:

Shore A – soft to hard materials, including soft rubber, elastomers, neoprene, silicone, etc.
Shore D – medium to harder materials, such as hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc.

PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometers conform to the following standards:

  • ASTM D2240 – Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness
  • ISO 868 – Plastics and ebonite — Determination of indentation hardness by means of a durometer (Shore hardness)
  • ISO 7267 – Rubber-covered rollers — Determination of apparent hardness — Part 3: Pusey and Jones method
  • ISO 7619 – Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of indentation hardness — Part 1: Durometer method (Shore hardness)
  • DIN 53505 – Testing of rubber – Shore A and Shore D hardness test

Like all PosiTector gauges, the Shore Hardness Durometer is supplied with NIST-traceable, long-form Calibration Certificate. The SHD can be used in-hand, or with a Durometer Test Stand to ensure consistent probe placement and applied force.

Features of the PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer:

  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • User-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown to conform to national and international standards
  • Flashing display – ideal for noisy environments
  • Enhanced one-handed menu navigation
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings
  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant – weatherproof
  • Hardened steel indentor
  • Auto Ignore mode ignores hardness readings below 20 and above 90 per international standards
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution to 0.1
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM
  • High contrast, reversible color LCD with backlit display
  • Selectable display languages
  • Auto rotating display with Flip Lock enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)
  •  Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max hardness and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture – save screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when hardness measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • PosiSoft Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data
  • Every stored shore hardness measurement is date and time stamped
  • Software updates via the internet keep your gauge current
  • Includes test block to verify operation
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Two year warranty on body AND probe
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)

SHD Standard Model: stores up to 250 readings,  that can be viewed on the colour LCD screen, or downloaded

SHD Advanced Model includes the above features plus:

  • Storage of 250,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Auto Sub-Batch – automatically create sub-batches after the required number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Batch/Reading annotation—add notes and change batch names with onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with and downloads software updates
  • Data transfer via USB to a PC or via Bluetooth 4.0 Technology to a mobile device, PC, or printer
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, wall thickness, and hardness measurements in individual batches
  • PosiTector App – Mobile app connects PosiTector Advanced instruments to your iOS or Android smart device
  • Auto-pairing Bluetooth BLE connection
  • Easily create custom reports from your measurement data in seconds
  • Export readings to PosiSoft Desktop or synchronize readings with for further reporting and archival options
Weight137 g
Dimensions127 × 66 × 25.4 mm

The PosiTector SHD comes complete with:

  • Test Block
  • Protective Rubber Holster
  • Wrist Strap
  • 3 AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Instructions
  • Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap
  • Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST
  • Protective Lens Shield
  • USB Cable
  • PosiSoft Software
  • Two Year Warranty

Optional Accessories (available in Shore A and Shore D):

  • Test Blocks
  • Durometer Test Stands
  • PosiTector SHD Universal Adaptor

SHD Test Blocks


SHD Universal Adaptor

PosiTector SHD Datasheet

Click here to download the PosiTector SHD Datasheet