Digital Durometer tests hardness of rubber and plastic.

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Comprised of digital display head and detachable presser foot probe, modular S1 Durometer can test dwell time from 1-25 sec. Audible system tells operator when time is complete, ensuring that test forces are applied for same amount of time during each test. Audible tolerance alarm can be set to identify parts that are out of acceptable hardness range. Durometer stores 256 test results and can send results to PC via RS232 connection.

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Shore® Instruments Offers Its S1 Digital Durometer

Accurate and Dependable Hardness Testing Solution Shore® Instruments, an Instron company and the originator of the Shore Durometer, offers its S1 Durometer, which is ideally suited for hardness testing of rubber and plastic. One of the many features of the S1 Durometer is the ability to set a test dwell time from one to twenty-five seconds. A unique audible system tells the operator when the time is complete, ensuring that the test forces are applied for the same amount of time during each test, significantly reducing operator errors due to inconsistent dwell times. A tolerance audible alarm can also be set to easily identify parts that are out of the acceptable hardness range. Shore's S1 Durometer can be used in place of many durometers because of its modular design, which is comprised of a digital display head and detachable presser foot probe that facilitates changing test scales. A common display unit can be used to test in any of the standard Shore scales by simply changing presser foot probes. To guarantee accurate and precise test measurements, results are displayed on a high contrast LCD either as a single test or the average of several tests, omitting the need for operator calculations. The S1 Durometer stores 256 test results and can automatically send all results to a PC via a RS232 connection. To request a comprehensive catalog on Shore's products, call 800-695-4273 or email About Shore Instruments Shore® Instruments offers a wide range of materials testing instruments designed to determine the hardness of rubber, elastomeric, cellular and rigid plastic materials. Shore products are used in various industries including automotive, printing, sporting goods, rubber and plastics. Specifically, Shore durometers and durometer systems are used extensively to test the hardness of footwear and athletic shoes, automobile tires, injection molded rubber parts, printer rollers, golf balls and 0-rings. The hardness testing companies of Instron Corporation are Shore Instruments and Wilson® Instruments. A global company providing single-source convenience, Instron is a full-service materials testing company that manufactures and services materials testing instruments, systems, software and accessories. Instron's proficiency in designing and building testing systems to evaluate materials ranging from the most fragile filament to advanced alloys, affords Instron's customers a broad capability for all their research, quality and service-life testing requirements. With more than 125 Field Service and Calibration Engineers in North America, Instron has earned their reputation for providing world class post sales support over the past fifty-seven years. For more information, contact Instron, 825 University Ave, Norwood, MA 02062; 800-695-4273; fax 781-575-5770; email Information is also available on the company's enhanced website at

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