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PosiTector® SHD

Shore Hardness Durometers for the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials

Handheld electronic instrument measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials. Two durometer models are available for different hardness ranges – Shore A and Shore D.
  • User-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown to conform to national and international standards
  • Auto Ignore mode disregards hardness readings below 20 and above 90 per international standards
  • Solvent, acid, oil, water, and dust resistant – weatherproof
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform – attach any PosiTector probe to a single gage body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
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Features

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Simple

  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • User-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown to conform to national and international standards
  • Enhanced one-handed menu navigation
  • Flashing display — ideal in a noisy environment
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings
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Durable

  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Hardened steel indentor
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe
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Accurate

  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)
  • Auto Ignore mode disregards hardness readings below 20 and above 90 per international standards
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution to 0.1
  • Includes test block to verify operation
  • Conforms to ASTM D2240, ISO 868/7267/7619 and DIN 53505
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Versatile

  • High contrast backlit display for bright or dark environments
  • Selectable display languages
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)
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Powerful

  • Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max hardness and number of readings while measuring
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Sealed USB Port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included
  • Software Updates via web keep your gage current
  • Screen Capture – record and save image into USB flash memory for record keeping and review
  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
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Specifications

PosiTector SHD specifications chart

All gages come complete with test block, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA alkaline batteries, instructions, nylon carrying case with shoulder strap, Long Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST, protective lens shield, USB cable, PosiSoft Software, two (2) year warranty.

Standard Models

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Includes ALL features as shown above plus...
  • Storage of 250 readings per probe—stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models

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Includes ALL features as shown above plus...
  • Storage of 100,000 readings from multiple probes 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
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, wall thickness and hardness measurements in individual batches
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
Probe Interchangeability
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Models

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Step 1: Choose a gage body

Step 2: Select A Model

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PosiTector SHD A1 probe
SHD A1
Application
Soft to hard materials such as soft rubber, elastomers,
neoprene, silicone, etc.
Measuring Range
0 - 100 Shore A
Accuracy
± 1
resolution
0.1
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PosiTector SHD D1 probe
SHD D1
Application
Medium to extra hard materials such as hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc.
Measuring Range
0 - 100 Shore D
Accuracy
± 1
resolution
0.1
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Step 2: Select A Model

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PosiTector SHD A3 probe
SHD A3
Application
Soft to hard materials such as soft rubber, elastomers,
neoprene, silicone, etc.
Measuring Range
0 - 100 Shore A
Accuracy
± 1
resolution
0.1
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PosiTector SHD D3 probe
SHD D3
Application
Medium to extra hard materials such as hard rubber, 
epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc.
Measuring Range
0 - 100 Shore D
Accuracy
± 1
resolution
0.1
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Step 2: Select A Model

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PosiTector PRBSHDA probe
PRBSHDA
Application
Soft to hard materials such as soft rubber, elastomers,
neoprene, silicone, etc.
Measuring Range
0 - 100 Shore A
Accuracy
± 1
resolution
0.1
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PosiTector PRBSHDD probe
PRBSHDD
Application
Medium to extra hard materials such as hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc.
Measuring Range
0 - 100 Shore D
Accuracy
± 1
resolution
0.1
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F.A.Q.

Do your instruments require any formal training for use? Do you offer ‘demo’ models?

Our instruments are designed for simple operation, feature easy-to-use menus, both full and quick instruction manuals, and helpful videos. In lieu of demonstration models, we provide unlimited technical support via telephone and/or email, and a limited 30-day money back guarantee.

Is the PosiTector SHD calibrated at the factory?

The PosiTector SHD arrives fully calibrated and ready to measure. A Long-Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST or PTB is included, which documents actual readings taken by your instrument at our calibration laboratory on standards traceable to a national metrology institute. Beware of ‘Certificates’ or ‘Certificates of Conformance’ offered by competitors. These typically do not include actual instrument readings, and are often insufficient to meet common quality requirements.

The included Test Block allows the gage operator to quickly verify correct operation and accuracy of the SHD.

What is the difference between Shore A and Shore D durometers?

PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometers measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials such as polymers, elastomers and rubbers. In the corrosion industry, durometers are commonly used to ensure proper curing of thick coatings and pipeline repair wraps.

The two PosiTector SHD models look and operate identically, and vary only in the spring pressure and shape of the intender tip. This allows the two models to accurately measure different hardness ranges:

  • Shore A (SHDA)- for soft to hard materials such as soft rubber, elastomers, neoprene, silicone, etc.
  • Shore D (SHDD) - for medium to extra hard materials such as hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc.
Can the PosiTector SHD measure the hardness of metals?

No. Shore Hardness Durometers are designed to measure the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials such as polymers, elastomers and rubbers. Nearly all metals are outside the Shore Hardness scale. DeFelsko does not currently manufacture instruments for testing the hardness of metals.

Does the PosiTector SHD include a fixture stand?

No. A PosiTector SHD Test Stand is available as an accessory item for both SHDA and SHDD instruments.

What is the minimum thickness of material necessary to measure with the PosiTector SHD?

‍According to ASTM D2240-15 “Standard Test Method for rubber Property – Durometer Hardness”, the test specimen must be at least 6.0 mm (0.24 inches) thick unless it is known that equivalent test results can be obtained with a thinner specimen. Since in-field use of a Shore durometer can concern testing the hardness of an applied coating with a measured thickness less than 6.0 mm, it is incumbent upon the operator to be aware of both the required coating thickness and its expected hardness for a particular application. Both the coating thickness and expected hardness will be specified by the coating manufacturer. Given the wide variety of coating types extant, DeFelsko has no ability to indicate a minimum coating thickness suitable for testing with our PosiTector SHD.

Does the PosiTector SHD measure Rockwell/Brinell/Barcol hardness?

No. The PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer measures the Shore indentation hardness of non-metallic materials such as polymers, elastomers and rubbers. DeFelsko does not currently manufacture other types of hardness testing instruments.

How often should the PosiTector probe be recalibrated?

PosiTector probes include a Certificate of Calibration with no expiry or end date. They have no shelf life, therefore the length of time in the field is not a good indicator for recalibration intervals. Many organizations with quality programs and recertification programs require annual recalibrations, and this is a good starting point for most users. DeFelsko recommends that customers establish calibration intervals based upon their own experience and work environment. Based on our product knowledge, data and customer feedback, a one year calibration interval from the date the instrument was placed in service is a good starting point.

Software

PosiSoft Software in use

PosiSoft Desktop

Powerful desktop software for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data. No internet connection required.

  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Import readings directly from the gage via USB or from legacy PosiSoft desktop versions
  • Synchronize measurement data including readings, notes and pictures to and from PosiSoft.net
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PosiSoft.net

The intuitive and familiar user interface of PosiSoft Desktop brought to your web browser. Data is securely stored in the cloud.

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PosiTector App

An easy-to-use mobile app (iOS/ Android) that connects to your PosiTector Advanced, PosiTector Smartlink, or PosiTest AT.

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PosiSoft USB

A simple gage interface to retrieve data in a manner similar to a flash drive. No software to install or internet connection required.

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PosiSoft Custom PDF Report Generator

featured on PosiSoft Desktop, PosiSoft.net, PosiTector App
Easily create reports from your measurement data in seconds
  • Generate custom, professional PDF reports
  • Include inspection information such as on-site pictures, screen captures, notes and more to communicate important details
  • Create and save multiple custom layouts as templates – insert cover pages, add logos/images, and select font and point size
  • Select the information to include for each product type – charts, histograms, readings, time stamps and more
  • Compile multi-batch reports from one or more probes and instrument types

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Accessories

Protective Lens Shield

Pack of 5 thin plastic lens shields to protect PosiTector display from paint overspray. One lens shield included in every PosiTector purchase.

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Bluetooth Printer

Battery-operated and light weight, this Bluetooth Printer prints readings and statistical summaries via Bluetooth from Advanced models.

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PosiTector Case

Convenient hard shell case for carrying a PosiTector gage body and multiple probes

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PosiTector Probes

PosiTector bodies accept all PosiTector probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter, soluble salt tester, hardness and ultrasonic thickness gage.

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AC Power Kit

Use for continuous operation or battery charging. This kit supplies several alternate power solutions for your battery-operated PosiTector. Operate your gage without the need for batteries.

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Rechargeable Batteries

Precharged batteries ready to use with a considerably longer run time than conventional Nickel Cadmium batteries. High performance in low temperatures and no charger required.

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PosiTector SHD Verifier

The PosiTector SHD Verifier is ideal for checking accuracy and operation of Shore hardness durometers and is an important component in fulfilling both ISO and in-house quality control requirements.

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PosiTector SHD Universal Adapter

For use with threaded mounts in other test stands and calibrators.

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PosiTector SHD Test Stand

Helps reduce operator influence by ensuring the probe is placed perpendicular in a controlled, repeatable way.

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PosiTector SHD Test Blocks

Ideal for checking the operation of durometers.

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