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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 on-screen countdown to conform to national and international standards
  • Auto Ignore mode disregards hardness readings below 20 and above 90 per international standards
  • NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform—attach any PosiTector probe to a single gage body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)
Conforms to ASTM D2240, ISO 868/7267/7619, and DIN 53505

Features

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Simple

  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • User-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown to conform to national and international standards
  • NEW Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • NEW On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings
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Durable

  • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure
  • NEW Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
  • Hardened steel indentor
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe
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Accurate

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

  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector SHD, BHI, 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, and UTG probes easily converting from a hardness tester to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage
  • Selectable display languages
  • NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
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Powerful

  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while measuring
  • NEW Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • NEW Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • USB Port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included.
  • PosiSoft USB Drive—stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required.
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing and reporting data
  • Software Updates via web keep your gage current
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Specifications

Measurement Range
0 – 100
Accuracy
± 1
Resolution
0.1
Body Size*
127 x 66 x 25.4 mm (5" x 2.6" x 1")
Weight*
137 g (4.9 oz.) without batteries

* Size and weight are for the PosiTector gage body only and do not include the probe

All gages come complete with test block, protective rubber holster, 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

Includes ALL features as shown on left plus...
Includes ALL features as shown above plus...
  • NEW Storage of 1,000 readings per probe—stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models

Includes ALL features as shown on left plus...
Includes ALL features as shown above plus...
  • NEW Storage of 250,000 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
  • NEW Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more
  • 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.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, wall thickness, and hardness measurements in individual batches
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Models

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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Note: Newer probes may not be compatible with older gage bodies. See probe compatibility chart for more information

F.A.Q.

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

No. Our instruments are designed for simple operation, feature easy-to-use menus, 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.

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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.

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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.
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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. The PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor is ideal for measuring the hardness of soft metals (aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, etc.), harder plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics.

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Does the PosiTector SHD include a fixture stand?

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

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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.

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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 also manufactures the PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor which is ideal for measuring the hardness of soft metals (aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, etc.), harder plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics.

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How often should the PosiTector probe be recalibrated?

PosiTector probes include a Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form) with each probe - 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-A.

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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

PosiTector Developer Resources

From wired USB to WiFi wireless technology, DeFelsko instruments offer data management solutions for even the most advanced software integrations. Accessing your stored or live streaming data is simpler and more flexible than ever before. PosiTector and PosiTest AT-A instruments have the ability to integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols.

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Accessories

PosiTector Gage BodiesPosiTector Gage Bodies

PosiTector Gage Bodies can be used with all PosiTector probes. Choose from Standard or Advanced models.

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PosiTector ProbesPosiTector 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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Bluetooth PrinterBluetooth Printer

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

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PosiTector CasePosiTector Case

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

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AC Power KitAC Power Kit

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

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Pelican Cases for PosiTector Inspection KitsPelican Cases for PosiTector Inspection Kits

Heavy-duty, waterproof Pelican cases complete with a custom foam insert to securely hold your PosiTector instrument.

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PosiTector SHD Test BlocksPosiTector SHD Test Blocks

Ideal for checking the operation of durometers.

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PosiTector SHD Test StandPosiTector 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 Universal AdaptorPosiTector SHD Universal Adaptor

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

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Protective Lens ShieldProtective 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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Belt ClipBelt Clip

Belt Clip for PosiTector gage bodies

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