|X Series Special Scales|
|Standard Model||‘L’ Model||Application||Standard|
|X-CS||—||Polystyrene foam||Asker CS|
ASKER X-CS Durometer / Hardness Tester
Model X-CS for Polystyrene Foam
- High performance and accuracy
- Calibration cert traceable to NIST included
- Optional ISO-17025 calibration available
The Asker Model X-CS Durometer is a precision instrument for measuring the hardness of various types of rubbers and plastics. Durable metal cases are rugged enough for a production environment. X handheld durometers are easy to use. The easy operation allows for rapid testing with repeatable results. The Asker High Performance X-CS series has an accuracy of ±.75 points.
As the X-CS durometer is pressed against the sample, the material resistance force and indentor spring load balance. The depth of the indentor is measured, which provides a measure of the material’s hardness. Values are based upon a 100 point scale (accuracy ±.75 point). However, as time elapses the indicator will “creep” back so that a reading taken a few seconds after the indentor makes contact with the sample will be less than the peak reading. Asker durometers offer a peak indicator as an option to more closely monitor the difference between peak and “creep”.
What’s Included with the Durometer?
X-CS durometers are sold as kits. All new durometer purchases include: durometer, hard plastic carrying case and 3-Point Calibration certificate traceable to NIST. An ISO-17025 accredited calibration is available for an additional charge.
X Durometer Selection
|Scale||Shore A||Asker C||Shore D||Asker F|
|Indentor||Flat point||Hemispherical||Cone point||Rectangular|
|Material||Normal rubber||Soft rubber||Hard rubber & plastic||Urethane foam
& non-woven fabric
|Standard||ASTM D-2240||JIS K-7312||ASTM D-2240||Asker F|
|Measuring Force||1 kgf||1 kgf||5 kgf||Weight of the durometer|