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Ink, Printing and Coating Test and Measurement Products

We offer a range of ink, paint and coating test and measurement equipment for production, manufacturing and printing. See below for further information.

Ink Test Measurement and Equipment

Ensure your printing is problem free with our range of test and measurement equipment from everything to surface tension measurement dyne pens, thickness controls and densitometers and spectrodensitometers.

Drawdown Bars and Rods
Handheld Drawdown
Ink Testing & Measurement
Surface Tension Measurement - Dyne Pens & Liquids
Flexographic Hand Proofers
Densitometers and Spectrodensitometers
Mini Laboratory Drawdown Plate
Phantom Proofing System

Adhesion Measurement

We offer the CON-TROL-CUREĀ® Cross Cut Tester which contains all the tools and materials needed for conducting adhesion tests on inks and coatings applied to a flat, uniform surface.

Adhesion Pull Testers

Viscosity Measurement

The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to deformation by shear stress or tensile stress. For liquids, it corresponds to the "thickness" i.e example, honey has a higher viscosity or thickness than water.

We have two viscometers available: The SV10 Viscometer a Tuning-Fork Vibration Method (patents pending) which measures both Non-Newtonian and Newtonian fluids and the Portable and Disposable Viscometer that works by measuring the falling time of the needle through a predetermined distance of the sample.


Refractometers and Durometers

The Mini-Digital Refractometer is a precise, fast and easy way to determine % Brix concentration measurements of various liquid products. This unit features large, easy to read LCD displays in Brix (%) and Refractive Index (nD) and an automatic temperature compensation. It measures from 0 to 45% Brix with 0.1% resolution and 0.1% accuracy; nD from 1.3330 to 1.4098.

Hardness is one of the most significant physical properties of elastomeric compounds. In one manner or another, it reflects such other qualities as resilience, durability, uniformity, tensile strength and resistance to abrasion.

Durometers are used to measure the penetration hardness of rubber, elastomers and other rubber like substances such as neoprene, silicone, and vinyl. They can be used for soft plastics, felt, leather and similar materials. We have several types available.

Mini-Digital Refractometer
Durometers for Hardness Measurement

Permeability Cup

PERMEABILITY CUPs are used to determine the permeability of films to the vapour of water and other liquids. Materials that are tested include paint, varnish, thin plastic films and other types of sheets thin enough to be tightly sealed in place across the face of the cup. Permeability is expressed as the weight of a vaporous material that passes through a specified area and thickness of free film within a specified time interval under controlled conditions.

Permeability Cup

Speed, Temperature and Pressure Measurement

We have a range of tachometers, speed measurement in a variety of types and styles including: Mini-Tachometer, Combination Photo Tachometer-Stroboscope, Laser Tachometer, Multi-function Tachnometer, Contact-Photo Tachometer, Dual Function Tachometer and Contact and Non-contact Tachometer.

Temperature measurement and indicators for a wide variety of applications: Dual indicator Sticks (Tempil Sticks), Digital Hygro-Thermometer Pen, RH-Temperature Pen, Mini-IR Thermometer, High Temperature IR Thermometer, Wide Range Mini IR Thermometer, Data Logging IR Thermometer (non-contact), Pocket Sized Stem Thermometer, Pocket Fold Up Thermometer, Pocket Digital Thermometer

Speed Measurement & Monitors
Temperature Measurement
Manometer - Pressure Measurement