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Shore® Durometer Selection Guide
The Shore® Durometer Selection Guide is designed to assist in the selection of the proper durometer for your testing application. It is generally recognized that durometer hardness determinations below 20 and above 85 are unreliable, please consider using the next lower or higher type (scale) in these situations. Shore® Durometers
It is also highly recommended that, whenever possible, an operating stand be employed in performing durometer hardness tests. Please visit the Shore® Operating Stand WebPages to select either a suitable Automatic Operating Stand or Manual Operating Stand for your application.
CCSi has included a vast amount of durometer testing information on our WebSite, including an informative article on Basic Durometer Testing.
Guide to Shore® Durometer Models
· ‘S1’: Modular · ‘CL’: Constant Load Style
· ‘X’: Round Style · ‘MX’: Maximum Hand Option
· ‘Q’: Quadrant Style · ‘TH’: Tolerance Hands Option
· ‘P’: Pencil Styles NOTE · Letter designation indicates type (scale)
Example for Model XAMX
where:
  1. ‘X’ indicates a Round Style durometer;
  2. ‘A’ indicates Type A (ASTM D2240, ISO 868, ISO 7619);
  3. ‘MX’ indicates a Maximum Reading Hand.
Detailed descriptions of the various configurations are available on the individual durometer pages, which may be visited directly from the Shore® Durometer Selection Guide using the text link in the ‘Part Number’ column.
NOTE Shore® Pencil Style Durometers no longer conform to ASTM D2240.
Shore® Durometer Selection Guide
Type Selection Guide Part Nº Model Nº Standards Spring (gf) Indentor Geometry
A Rubber:
Soft vulcanized,
natural,
nitrile

Elastomers:
neoprene,
thiokol,
polyacrylics

Other:
Wax, felt,
leather, etc.

9130—021
407000000
407010000
407020000
407030000
407040000
407041000
407041100
407041200
407041300
407041400
S1A
PA
QA
QAMX
XA
XAMX
XACL
XACLMX
XATH
XAHAF
XAMXHAF
ASTM D2240
ISO 868
ISO 7619
822
35º Truncated Cone
Ø 1.40 mm
JIS A 9130—030
407042600
407042700
407042800
407042900
S1JISA
JXA
JXAMX
JXAHAF
JXAMXHAF
JIS K 6253 855
SRIS 405020000
405030000
FWC
FWCHAF
SRIS0101
ASKER C
855
Sphere
Ø 5.08 mm
B Rubber:
Moderately Hard
9130—022
407010100
407020100
407030100
407041500
SPECIAL
S1B
QB
QBMX
XB
XBHAF
XBMX
ASTM D2240 822
30º Cone
Ø 1.40 mm
Type Selection Guide Part Nº Model Nº Standards Spring (gf) Indentor Geometry
C Rubber:
Medium Hard

Plastics:
Medium Hard

9130—023
407010200
407020200
407030200
407040200
407041700
S1C
QC
QCMX
XC
XCMX
XCHAF
ASTM D2240 4536
35º Truncated Cone
Ø 1.40 mm
JIS C 9130—031
407043000
407043100
S1JISC
JXC
JXCMX
JIS K 6253 4500
D Rubber:
Hard

Plastics:
Harder grades,
Thermoplastics

9130—024
407010300
407020300
407030300
407040300
407041900
407042000
S1D
QD
QDMX
XD
XDMX
XDHAF
XDMXHAF
ASTM D2240
ISO 868
ISO 7619
4536
30º Cone
Ø 1.40 mm
DO Textile Windings:
Very Dense
9130—025
407010400
407020400
407030400
407040400
407042100
S1DO
QDO
QDOMX
XDO
XDOMX
XDOHAF
ASTM D2240 4536
Sphere
Ø 2.40 mm
R 1.20 mm
M Rubber:
Thin & irregular
407140000
9130-032
902-719
714
719 (S1)
902-719 (S1)
ASTM D2240
ISO 7619
78
30º Cone
Ø 0.79 mm
O Rubber:
Soft

Textile Windings:
Medium Density

9130—026
407010500
407020500
407030500
407040500
407042300
S1O
QO
QOMX
XO
XOMX
XOHAF
ASTM D2240 822
Sphere
Ø 2.40 mm
R 1.20 mm
OO Rubber:
Sponge

Plastics:
Foams

Textile Windings:
Low Density
9130—027
407010600
407030600
407042500
S1OO
QOO
XOO
XOOHAF
ASTM D2240 113
Sphere
Ø 2.40 mm
R 1.20 mm
Type Selection Guide Part Nº Model Nº Standards Spring (gf) Indentor Geometry
OOO-S Rubber:
Sponge

Plastics:
Foams
407030800 XOOO ASTM D2240
197
Sphere
Ø 12.0 mm
R 12.7 mm
T Textile Windings:
Medium Density
bobbins & spools
407010700
407030700
SPECIAL
QTMX
XT
XTMX
Pending 113
Sphere
Ø 2.40 mm
R 1.20 mm
IRHD Rubber:
Variable Hardness
903/2000
770/2000
IRHD ASTM D1415
ISO 48 / N
. 2.50 mm ball

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