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® Model 900 is an electro—mechanically automated operating stand. This design provides consistent load, controlled rate of descent and adjustable electronically timed dwell.

The controlled rate of descent is produced by a 25 RPM gear head electric motor with brake, actuating a cam and a cam follower which raises and lowers the carriage assembly. The system is capable of up to 300 to 400 test cycles per hour.

Recent revisions to ASTM D2240 now include specifications for durometer operating stands. The rate of descent and the distance between the durometer contact surface and the specimen are but two of the many critical testing parameters which are specified!

The Shore® operating stands (manufactured after 2003) conform to ASTM D2240 guidelines. Modification of operating stand Models 900 & 902, manufactured prior to 2003, is available at a reasonable cost.

The versatile Model 900 is compatible with all Shore® Round, Shore® Digital (discontinued DuroTronic™ Models 1000 & 2000) , and most Quadrant durometer styles. ASTM type (scale) OO, OOO—S, and M may not be used with this operating stand. It may also be used with durometers of other manufacturers, although a mounting adapter is sometimes necessary.

The durometer and carriage assembly have a mass sufficient for use with Types A, B and O. The incorporation of the large detachable mass is required for testing with Type C, D and DO durometers.

Adjustment of the durometer for specimen thickness is easily accomplished by a height adjusting knob on the top of the stand.

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Shore® Durometer Model 900 Automatic Operating Stand: Features Fill 118 Copy 1 Created with Sketch.
  • Precision machined aluminum frame and black anodized cast aluminum base;
  • Beige powder coated housing for durability and ease of maintenance;
  • Precision ground shafts and linear bearings provide smooth, positive motion;
  • High quality electric motor and servos provide reliable operation and long life;
  • Removable mass for improved accuracy;
  • Vinyl dust cover.


Shore® Durometer Model 900 Automatic Operating Stand: Specifications Fill 118 Copy 1 Created with Sketch.
Throat Depth:83 mm (3.25 inch)
Throat Height:79 mm (3.125 inch)
Stage:152 x 182 mm (6 x 5 inch)
Down Dwell:0 to 10 s
Up Dwell:0 to 180 s
Power:110 VAC 60 Hz (9130—240) | 220 VAC 50 Hz (9130—241)
Weight:16 kg (35 lb.)

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