Automatic Shore/IRHD Hardness

Automatic Shore/IRHD Hardness
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Standards

DIN ISO 7619, DIN ISO 48, DIN EN ISO 868,
NF EN ISO 868, ASTM D 2240, BS 903 Part. A 26,
NF T 46-003, ASTM D 1415, DIN ISO 27588

Digi Test II is an automatic Shore, IRHD and VLRH hardness testing system. The unit comes equipment with 4 main components: Electronic unit, the loading module (pick-up bracket), the test stand, and the interchangeable measuring unit for methods of Shore, IRHD and VLRH.

The digi test II is a very smart device equipped with an electronic unit that functions as the main control for the display of user information, measurement of method and time, the selection of various features and the whole system.

Official DAkkS-Certificates

Offering official DKD/DAkkS-Certificates for the exchangeable measuring devices.

dakks certificate digi test 2

Hardness testing on concave and convex surfaces

Different from the usual hardness testers that can only measure flat-surfaced samples, the NextGen's digitest II measures hardness on every surface by making use of an automatic surface detection technology. Also the indenter length is customizable, making it extendable to any point on the sample that is to be measured.

hardness testing on concave and convex surfaces

Sample holders and positioning devices

NextGen offers several standard sample holders however, we are committed to offering you customized holders that suits your product. Kindly contact the sales team for bespoke solutions. Down this page you will find some of the standard positioning devices for tubes and O-Rings.

Sample holders and positioning devices Sample holders and positioning devices
Sample holders and positioning devices

There is no need for setting up since it's a plug and play. To install the measuring unit, simply fasten the knurl nut, after this the electronic unit automatically detects the type of the installed method of measurement and time acc. to standards.

IRHD N/H/L
Suitable for plastically deformable materials from 6 up to 10 mm, highly elastic materials and soft rubbers.

IRHD L
Suitable for Hysteresis function from 10 up to 12 mm

Digi Test 2 IRHD N/H/L

Shore 00/000
Suitable for foam rubber, silicone, sponge and cellular rubber, and gel like materials with material thickness of 6 mm Hysteresis function.

Digi Test 2 IRHD L

VLRH
Suitable for foam rubber, silicone, sponge and cellular rubber, and gel like materials with material thickness of 1 mm Hysteresis function.

Digi Test 2 Shore 00/000

Shore A/B/0
Suitable for convex and concave shaped parts of a material thickness of 4 or 6 mm

Micro Shore A
Suitable for materials with minimum material thickness of 1 mm

Digi Test 2 VLRH

Shore D/C/D0
Suitable for shaped parts with thickness of up to 4 or 6 mm

Micro Shore D
Suitable for those with minimum thickness of 1 mm.

Digi Test 2 Shore A/B/0

Barofix
This is a device for centering in O-Rings with outer diameter of 200mm and cord diameter falling between 0,6 to 5,0 mm.
Comes with a sample clamping device and plexiglas plate of 200 x 200 mm dimension.

Digi Test 2 Barofix
Digi Test 2 Barofix II/Barofix III

Barofix II/Barofix III
Automatic centering device for fast centering of O-rings to enable a reduction in the influence of operators.
Compatible with only digi test II.

Digi Test 2 Barofix

Centrofix
Centering device for speedy centering of hose or rubber tubes.

Digi Test 2 Centrofix

Centrofix for Oil Seals
Centering device that makes measurement possible at every part of the oil seal.

Digi Test 2 Centrofix for Oil Seals

Reference plates
Due to possible frequent recalibration standard rubber blocks are used to maintain the metrological capability of the measuring device account to IRHD. The rubber blocks are embedded in a stainless steel holder.

Digi Test 2 Reference PlatesDigi Test 2 Reference Plates

Hardtest - the test - and evaluation software program
Can be applied on every NextGen testing devices that has a serial interface. Every function needed for a fault free process is embedded in the program.

Digi Test 2 Hardtest - the test - and evaluation software program

DAkkS/DKD calibration certificate
Several measurements and standard references are used to determine the given deviation during the calibration of a measuring instrument. After this, a calibration certificate will be issued showing the measuring results and the resulting measurement uncertainties is ticked as calibrated.
The calibration certificate as well as all the documents reflects the national standards.

Rubber - and plastics hardness

Test.MethodRange of ApplicationStandardsMin.Thickness
Shore A soft rubber, elastomers, DIN EN ISO 868 4 natural rubber products, neoprene, casting resin, polyester, soft PVC, leather, pressure rollers, etc... DIN EN ISO 868 4 mm
Shore A soft rubber, elastomers, DIN EN ISO 868 4 natural rubber products, neoprene, casting resin, polyester, soft PVC, leather, pressure rollers, etc... DIN ISO 7619, DIN 53505, ASTM D 2240, NFT 51-174, BS903 Part. A 26 6 mm
Asker C soft rubber, elastomers, DIN EN ISO 868 4 natural rubber products, neoprene, casting resin, polyester, soft PVC, leather, pressure rollers, etc... SRIS 0101, ABNT NBR 14455 6 mm
Shore A0
Shore E
soft rubber, elastomers, DIN EN ISO 868 4 natural rubber products, neoprene, casting resin, polyester, soft PVC, leather, pressure rollers, etc... DIN ISO 7619 ASTM D 2240 6 mm
M Shore A soft rubber, elastomers, DIN EN ISO 868 4 natural rubber products, neoprene, casting resin, polyester, soft PVC, leather, pressure rollers, etc... Bareiss standard 0,5 mm
Shore D hard rubber, hard DIN EN ISO 868 4 plastics, acrylic glass, polystyrene, rigid thermoplastics, Resopal, pressure rollers, Vinyl plates, cellulose-Acetate, etc... DIN EN ISO 868 4 mm
Shore D hard rubber, hard DIN EN ISO 868 4 plastics, acrylic glass, polystyrene, rigid thermoplastics, Resopal, pressure rollers, Vinyl plates, cellulose-Acetate, etc... DIN ISO 7619, ASTM D 2240, NFT 51-174, BS903 Part. A 26 6 mm
Asker CS see Shore D SRIS 0101 6 mm
M Shore D/C/D0 see Shore D 0,5 Bareiss standard 1,5 mm
M Shore D/C/D0 see Shore D 0,2 Bareiss standard 1,5 mm
Shore B middle hard materials from rubber, typewriter roles, flat materials ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Shore C plastics and middle hard rubber materials ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Shore D0 plastics and middle hard rubber materials ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Shore 0 soft elastic materials, pressure rolls, middle firm, textile fabrics, nylon, orlon, perlon, rayon ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Shore 00 sponge- and foam rubber, cellular rubber, silicone ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Shore 000 sponge- and foam rubber, cellular rubber, silicone ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Shore 000 S see Shore 00 / 000 ASTM D 2240 6 mm
Type AM/M see Shore A DIN ISO 7619 ASTM D 2240 1,5 mm
IRHD M thin walled O-rings, moulded parts, standard plates DIN ISO 48, ASTM D 1415, NFT 46-003, BS903 Part. A 26 0,6 mm
IRHD H see Shore D DIN ISO 48, ASTM D 1415, NFT 46-003, BS903 Part. A 26 6 mm
IRHD N soft rubber, high elastic materials, plastic ductile materials DIN ISO 48, ASTM D 1415, NFT 46-003, BS903 Part. A 26 6 mm
IRHD L sponge- and foam rubber, cellular rubber, silicone DIN ISO 48, ASTM D 1415, NFT 46-003, BS903 Part. A 26 10 mm
VLRH sponge- and foam rubber, cellular rubber, silicone DIN ISO 27588 2 mm
Pusey & Jones rubber- or rubberlike materials, rubber rollers for the paper industry ISO 7267-3, ASTM D 531 13 mm

Services we offer:

  • Testing Service
  • Calibration Service
  • Training
  • Testing devices on loan during recalibration
  • Maintenance Contract
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Products

NG-306L Type A Portable Durometer Classic Style

NG-306L Type A Portable Durometer Classic Style

The Type A Durometer- Model 306L is developed to measure ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) D2240 Type A hardness. These are materials like: elastomers, rubber as well as other rubber-like materials such as silicone, butyl, vinyl, and neoprene. Also within this range includes felt leather, soft plastics and similar materials. The NextGen Material Testing's Model 306L meets or surpasses the specifications of the current ASTM D2240. It is possible to get the correct reading irrespective of the position.

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NG-306L.5 Type A Portable Durometer System with Half Point Accuracy

NG-306L.5 Type A Portable Durometer System with Half Point Accuracy

The Model 306L.5 Type A Durometer is developed to measure ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) D2240 Type A hardness. These are materials like: elastomers, rubber as well as other rubber-like materials such as silicone, butyl, vinyl, and neoprene. Also within this range includes felt leather, soft plastics and similar materials. The NextGen Material Testing's Model 306L meets or surpasses the specifications of the current ASTM D2240. It is possible to get the correct reading irrespective of the position.

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NG-307L Type D Portable Durometer Classic Style

NG-307L Type D Portable Durometer Classic Style

NextGen Material Testing's Model 307L ASTM Type D Durometer is ideal for gauging and determining the hardness of plastics, hard rubber, soft metals, epoxies, and other like materials. This particular portable analogue durometer meets and surpasses the D2240 specification listed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

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FAQ


The classic Shore durometer line up has our NG 300 Series Portable shore durometer systems. These are analogue shore durometer with regular or half point accuracy developed to be a robust, compact and cost-effective solution for your quality control needs. The classic Shore durometer series is perfectly compatible with our NG 7000 Series hydraulic durometer stands. Contact us today to learn more.

There are a number of differences that separate the Shore D portable durometer from other manufacturers in shore hardness testing equipment. Ease of use has always been NextGen's unique selling proposition to our customers. NG 307D - Shore D Portable durometer is extremely easy to use. Simply hold the durometer over the material to make the indentation and the hardness value will appear on the larger analogue screen. The D portable durometer is also designed to exceed the D2240 standard. This portable shore durometer comes fully certified for your immediate and long-term use. Among many other benefits, the low price of the unit is one of the most attractive factors to major manufacturing, education and government facilities. Contact us today to learn how the shore D durometer can meet your rubber and plastic quality control needs.

For the correct operation of your fully automated hardness tester, the DIGI TEST II, you will require the following standard part #s. fm02200-x - test stand along with a dust proof cover; fe02400-x - pick up bracket with the loading device for the main unit; and fe02410-x - the DIGI TEST II electronic unit itself.

The reason for this is simple. Our test stand was engineered to mount our fe02400-x Loading unit DTAA II to the column. The Measuring unit then locks into the loading unit that has cables running directly to our fe02410-x Electronic unit DTE II. In essence, this electronic unit is the brains of the operation and when prompted to perform a test, commands the loading unit to follow the standard method according to the test value. It is fully automated at this point.

Everything is programmed accordingly with each individual component including the essential Test stand. By removing any one of these parts from the your digital hardness testing device, you would not be able to conduct a test. Contact our engineers today for more information.