Product Description

Shore ceased all production operations in 2012 and their products are no longer available. CCSi continues to support Shore equipment in regard to service, calibration and ISO/IEC 17025 certification.

 

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.

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.

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  • ‘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:

  • ‘X’ indicates a Round Style durometer;
  • ‘A’ indicates Type A (ASTM D2240, ISO 868, ISO 7619);
  • ‘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.

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TypeSelection GuidePart NumberModel NumberStandardsSpring (gf)Indentor Geometry
ARubber: 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 XAMXHAFASTM D2240 ISO 868 ISO 761982235º Truncated Cone Ø 1.40 mm
JIS ARubber: Soft vulcanized, natural, nitrile | Elastomers: neoprene, thiokol, polyacrylics | Other: Wax, felt, leather, etc. 9130—030
407042600
407042700
407042800
407042900
S1JISA JXA JXAMX JXAHAF JXAMXHAFJIS K 625385535º Truncated Cone Ø 1.40 mm
SRISRubber: Soft vulcanized, natural, nitrile | Elastomers: neoprene, thiokol, polyacrylics | Other: Wax, felt, leather, etc.405020000
405030000
FWC FWCHAFSRIS0101 ASKER C855Sphere Ø 5.08 mm
BRubber: Moderately Hard9130—022
407010100
407020100
407030100
407041500
SPECIAL
S1B QB QBMX XB XBHAF XBMXASTM D224082230º Cone Ø 1.40 mm
C Rubber: Medium Hard | Plastics: Medium Hard9130—023
407010200
407020200
407030200
407040200
407041700
S1C QC QCMX XC XCMX XCHAFASTM D2240 453635º Truncated Cone Ø 1.40 mm
JIS C Rubber: Medium Hard | Plastics: Medium Hard9130—031
407043000
407043100
S1JISC JXC JXCMXJIS K 6253450035º Truncated Cone Ø 1.40 mm
DRubber: Hard | Plastics: Harder grades, Thermoplastics9130—024
407010300
407020300
407030300
407040300
407041900
407042000
S1D QD QDMX XD XDMX XDHAF XDMXHAFASTM D2240 ISO 868 ISO 7619453630º Cone Ø 1.40 mm
DOTextile Windings: Very Dense9130—025
407010400
407020400
407030400
407040400
407042100
S1DO QDO QDOMX XDO XDOMX XDOHAFASTM D22404536Sphere Ø 2.40 mm R 1.20 mm
MRubber: Thin & irregular407140000
9130-032
902-719
714 719 (S1) 902-719 (S1)ASTM D2240 ISO 76197830º Cone Ø 0.79 mm
ORubber: Soft Textile | Windings: Medium Density9130—026
407010500
407020500
407030500
407040500
407042300
S1O QO QOMX XO XOMX XOHAFASTM D2240822Sphere Ø 2.40 mm R 1.20 mm
OORubber: Sponge | Plastics: Foams | Textile Windings: Low Density9130—027
407010600
407030600
407042500
S1OO QOO XOO XOOHAFASTM D2240 113Sphere Ø 2.40 mm R 1.20 mm
OOO-SRubber: Sponge | Plastics: Foams 407030800XOOOASTM D2240 197Sphere Ø 12.0 mm R 12.7 mm
TTextile Windings: Medium Density bobbins & spools407010700
407030700
SPECIAL
QTMX XT XTMXPending113Sphere Ø 2.40 mm R 1.20 mm
IRHDRubber: Variable Hardness903/2000
770/2000
IRHDASTM D1415 ISO 48 / N2.50 mm ball

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