PTC® Durometers / Shore® Hardness
A durometer is an instrument for testing the hardness of various plastics & rubber. ASTM D2240 Standard Test Method for Rubber Property, Durometer Hardness. This test method covers twelve types of rubber hardness measurement devices known as durometers. (See Shore Hardness Scale below)
PTC® Instruments manufactures durometers to meet or exceed ASTM D2240 and offers A2LA calibration services accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 ANSI/NCSL, Z540-1.
These durometers can be used either with a test stand, hand-held or with the constant load weight. Please refer to the stand selection guide for appropriate instruments. The PTC® Durometers come complete with carrying case and test block.
Our sales department (310-478-1134) will help you determine the correct durometer for your hardness test. We offer material testing to determine the correct durometer type and style for your application at no charge.