Novotest NDT Instruments (Coating testing) 2020-10-30T15:48:41+01:00

Coating Testing Instruments

novotest coating testing instruments- Tensile Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AC-4624

Tensile Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AC-4624

Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces to cling to one another. In the field of quality testing, adhesion of coatings to the base material, such as: paints, plastic, epoxy mixtures, sprayed metal, laminate to wood and other metal and polymer coatings, is most often measured.

Tensile Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AC-4624 is a pull-off type adhesion tester for determining the adhesion strength in MPa and can be used in accordance with EN13144, ISO4624 and ISO16276-1.

The device is very easy to use, universal, because it can be used with almost any coating, has a reliable design, which has virtually no limitations on the life of the product, and accurate as a device that measures adhesion in numerical terms.

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION OF THE DEVICE

To determine coating adhesion, using the Tensile Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AC-4624 requires:

1. Glue the dolly to the coating with glue (epoxy, cyacrine or other, depending on the coating).

2. Using a special cutter, cut through the coating to limit the tested area from the main layer.

3. After the glue is frozen, attach the adhesion trester to the dolly tightly, and turn the main screw of the device until the dolly with the coating comes off the base.

4. Record the MPa value on the scale of the device in accordance with the dollies used.

DESIGN

The device is completely made of metal, not demanding on operating conditions. It can be used in laboratories, workshops, as well as in the field under extreme operating conditions.

  • Simple design and easy to operate
  • Result in mPa values
  • Universal in use
Force range, kgf0-200
Diameters of dollies, mm15,1 (№ 1) and 19,5 (№ 2)
Scales range, MPa
  • Dolly №1 up to 10 MPa (100)
  • Dolly №2 up to 6 MPa (60)
Scale, MPa1 (№ 1) and 2 (№ 2)
Weight of adhesion tester, kg, not more 1
Dimensions of adhesion tester, mm150×70
Dimensions of package, mmL180*W150*H100
  • Dollies
  • Holesaw (cutter) for cutting area of testing
  • Adhesion tester
  • Dollies: № 1 – 3 pcs., № 2 – 3 pcs.
  • Holesaw (cutter) for cutting area of testing
  • Wrench
  • Operating manual
  • Case
Tensile Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AC-4624 set 1
novotest coating testing instruments- Cross Cut Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AN-2409

Cross Cut Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AN-2409

Cross Cut Adhesion Tester is designed to comply with: ISO 16276-2, ISO 2409, DIN 53151, ASTM B 335, ASTM D 3002, BS 3900-E6, BS EN ISO 2409, NF T 30-038.

Cross Cut Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AN-2409 is designed for cuts (parallel or lattice) adhesion testing method , and for thickness range of paint coatings up to 200 µs, according to ISO 2409, ISO 16276-2, ASTM B 3359. Device can be used on both flat and curved surfaces.
The method of parallel or lattice cuts is consist of assessing the adhesion value while cutting through the coating down to the substrate by a multi-blade knife with the distance between the blades 1 mm, 2 mm or 3 mm which produces a strip or grating with the same pitch. Than the place of cutting is to be cleaned and visually analysed the value of adhesion by the nature and the area of destruction of the coating.
Structurally Cross Cut Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AN-2409 is consist of plastic handle and metal head for fastening multiblade knife, which is made of tool steel. Each knife has six main and two restrictive blades. User can sharpen blunted blades.

  • Simplicity
  • Usability
  • Reliability
  • Durability
Number of cutters3
Pitch between working blades, mm1, 2, 3 (other cutters optional)
Number of working blades6
Thickness range of coatings, µs<60 with pitch 1 mm; 60-120 with pitch 2 mm; 120-200 with pitch 3 mm.
Points identification and evaluation of adhesion0-5 (for ISO 2409, ISO 16276-2, ASTM D3359)
Instrument dimensions, no more, mm170х50х50
  • Interchangeable multiblade cutters (1 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm)
  • Hex key
  • Cross cut adhesion tester
  • Three interchangeable multiblade cutters (1 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm)
  • Hex key
  • Operating manual
  • Package
novotest coating testing instruments- Cross Hatch Adhesion Plate NOVOTEST AH-16276

Cross Hatch Adhesion Plate NOVOTEST AH-16276

The instrument is designed to measure the adhesion value of coatings in compliance with ISO 16276-2 and ASTM D 3359.

Adhesion tester consist of a flat steel plate with normalized slits, which is used as a template to perform incisions with the knife.

Application

The adhesion plate is placed on the test surface, the coating is cut with the knife up to the substrate, after which the plate is rotated and performed the second cut 30 degrees to the first in the form of an X (X-cut). Incisions are cleaned with a brush or with adhesive tape, after that, the adhesion value is visually evaluated according to the point system.

  • Reliable and easy to operate
 
The length of the incision, mm50
Coating thickness range, mmNot rated
The width of the incisions, mm0,45±0,1
Adhesion points1-5
Dimensions90х60х1
  • Knife
  • Adhesion plate
  • Knife
  • Operating manual
novotest coating testing instruments- Bitumen And Mastic Insulation Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST CM-4219

Bitumen And Mastic Insulation Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST CM-4219

Adhesion tester CM-4219 is a device for measuring the adhesion value of bitumen pipe insulation and other insulating coatings which are based on bitumen.

Application of the device
Adhesion tester CM-4219 is a device for measuring the adhesion value of bitumen pipe insulation and other insulating coatings which are based on bitumen. Adhesion tester CM-4219 is a mechanical device which allows to determine the adhesion value of quality and quantity, by measuring the strength of sticking the bitumen insulation to the surface of the pipeline.
Adhesion tester of bitumen insulation allows user to take measurements during testing; planned inspections of steel structures and pipelines after their installation, and also after performing the repairs in order to identify defects during the application of the insulation, as well as for the subsequent monitoring of the quality of performed works. The device has been successfully used in the “field” and in the laboratory (workshop) conditions.

Design of the device
Structurally device complies to the standards and consists of the system of rods, which are connected by a calibrated spring. The device is to be installed on pre-prepared section of the pipeline (or metal construction) with a cut-out portion of the polymer coating and after turning the handle,  the force is applied by the calibrated spring. During applying of the load, the device measures displacement of the rod. The value on the scale, which is installed on the device, converts into the shearing force and determines the adhesion value of the bituminous coating.

Measurements
The adhesion value of the insulating coatings is characterized by shearing force for a part of isolation of 1 cm2. Testing with adhesion tester CM-4219 is performed in the following way: on the area 10 * 10 mm. of the covering insulation performed incision throughout its entire thickness. After the device is installed on the cover and abuts the blade to the end face of the formed area 10 * 10 mm. By turning the handle, the spring is compressed and applies the predetermined force to the knife, which transmits the shear deformation to the platform of cover. The strength of adhesion of the coating resists against the applied force. User should apply the force till occur the discontinuity (disruption) of coating area. The maximum value of testing is displayed on the scale of the device and fixed as the value of adhesion of the coating. The measurements are to be done at three different points, which are located at least 50 cm. from each other. The value of adhesion is the arithmetic average of three measurements.

  • Complex design
  • Easy in operation
  • High accuracy
  • Wide range of application
Dimensions, mm190*80*110
Weight, kg2.5
  • Blades
  • Knives
  • Adhesion tester
  • Operating manual
  • Package

Peel Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST AP-4219

Adhesion tester AP-4219 is designed to measure the adhesive strength value of the coatings on different structures, as well as to determine the adhesion value of polymeric insulating tapes which are generally used for pipes insulation. Adhesion tester AP-4219 is reliable and easy in operation.

Design of the instrument

Adhesion tester AP-4219 consists of a body with removable clamp for holding the peelable strip of tested material with built-in dynamo-meter were breakout force is displayed. The design of the instrument allows user to set (control) the angle of peeling.

The dynamo-meter’s scale is applied to pull the rod, that significantly improves it’s usability, compared to existing analogues: user’s hand never overrides the scale of the instrument. Adhesion tester has reliable construction of stainless steel, that guarantees it’s long life. The design of instrument allows user to operate at low temperatures or conditions of high humidity and dust.

  • Durability of design
  • Easy in operation

Measuring: 

  • samples for testing are tubes with a protective coating of polymeric tapes;
  • adhesion testing is performed at three points at a distance at least 0.5 m from each other;
  • adhesion value of protective coating is characterized with a peel force of insulating strip with defined width;
  • user moves the instrument through a pipe, peel off a undercut strip on a length of 100 mm, measure the peel force and visually determine the character of disruption (adhesion, cohesive, mixed).

Types of disruption:

  • Adhesion character of disruption – exfoliation up to the metal.
  • Cohesive character of disruption – exfoliation up to a gluing lawyer or primer.
  • Mixed character of disruption – the combination of adhesive and cohesive characters of disruption.

The adhesion value A, N / cm (kgf / cm) of insulating coatings is determined by the formula –

A = F / b, wherein:

          F – peel force, N (kgf);

          b – width of peelable tape, cm.

The value of peel adhesion of the insulating coating is the arithmetic average of three measurements.

  • Knife
  • Template for incision
  • Adhesion tester
  • Knife
  • Template for incision
  • Operating manual
novotest coating testing instruments- Density Cup NOVOTEST PYCNOMETER P-2811

Density Cup NOVOTEST PYCNOMETER P-2811

The method of measuring of the density consist of determining the mass of tested material, which is placed to the container (pycnometer) of  known volume at a certain temperature. To calculate the density the obtained weight divided  by volume of tested liquid.

Density tester (pycnometer) NOVOTEST P-2811 is complies with ISO 2811-1.

Operation principle

The tested material is poured into pycnometer, after that the cap is covered with overflow hole. Surpluses of fluid, which are flowing through overflow hole carefully removed with a soft material (if necessary, moistened with solvent).

The density of paint or other material is calculated by formula:

ρ = (m2 — m0) / V, where

m0 – mass of empty pycnometer, g

m2 – mass of pycnometer with tested material, g

V – volume of pycnometer cm3.

  • Easy in operation
  • Competitive price
Volume of pycnometer, cm3100 or 50
Weight, g, no more100

Other volumes of pycnometer on request.

 
  • Pycnometer
  • Operating manual
  • Case
 
novotest coating testing instruments- Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ

Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ

An important parameter of lubricants, paints and other liquids is viscosity. This parameter characterizes the ability of materials to resist the movement of one part relative to another. Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ is a device for determining the conditional viscosity of Newtonian fluids.

Also for express testing of hot liquids or monitoring the state of the liquid in operation, there is a Viscosity Flow Cup submersible type

The method for determining the conditional viscosity using a viscosity flow cup is to measure the time the paint expands through the nozzle of the tank. To do this, close the nozzle and fill the cup with paintwork material, then use the glass to remove excess (into a special groove in the upper part of the cup), so that exactly 100 cm3 of material will be in the tank. After opening the nozzle, the outflow of material will begin, it is important to measure the time from the beginning to the end of the expiration of the paint material. Knowing the expiration time of the material, it is possible to determine the conditional viscosity by empirical formulas, graphs and tables.

For ease of use, Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ can be equipped with a special stand, it used for adjustment the level and height of the cup.

  • Simplicity of design
  • Production under various standards and customer requirements
Overall dimensions (without legs), mmØ78х70
Weight of the device, not more, kg0,2
Gross weight with the package, not more, kg0,5
Cup capacity, cm3100 ±1
Expiration time range, s12 – 300
 Nozzle diameter, mm2,000 ±0,0124,000 ±0,0156,000 ±0,015
 The range of time of fluid flow, s70 – 30012 – 20020 – 200
 Nozzle height, mm4,000 ±0,0154,000 ±0,0154,000 ±0,015
 Viscosity Flow Cup Operating Conditions
 Air temperature, ° Сfrom +10 to +35
Relative humidity, %to 80 at 25 °С
  • Viscosity cup is available in two models: on a tripod (Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ) and a submersible type (Viscosity Dip Cup NOVOTEST VZ -P)
  • Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ also may be made from aluminium
  • Viscosity Flow Cup
  • Nozzles: 2mm, 4mm, 6mm
  • Legs
  • Operating manual
novotest coating testing instruments- Viscosity Dip Cup NOVOTEST VZ-P

Viscosity Dip Cup NOVOTEST VZ-P

Viscosity Dip Cup NOVOTEST VZ-P is used for the rapid testing of the conditional viscosity of a large batch of products where it is necessary to evaluate viscosity as quickly as possible. It can also be used for liquids in use (oil baths of moving parts), hot liquids and others, where the use of Viscosity Cup in the standard version may be difficult.

The method for determining the conditional viscosity using a viscosity cup is to measure the time the paint (or other liquid) expands through the nozzle of the tank.

The measurement is carried out by immersing the device into the material, and measuring the time of expiration of the material through a specific nozzle. With this method, the measurement accuracy is degraded, in comparison with the standard type of device, but the speed of testing is significantly increased.

  • Simplicity of design
  • Rapid testing
  • Production under customer requirements
Overall dimensions (without legs), mmØ78х70
 Mass of the device, not more, kg0,2
 Cup capacity, cm3100 ±1
Expiration time range, s12 – 300
 Nozzle diameter, mm2,000 ±0,0124,000 ±0,0156,000 ±0,015
 The range of time of fluid flow, s70 – 30012 – 20020 – 200
 Nozzle height, mm4,000 ±0,0154,000 ±0,0154,000 ±0,015
 Viscosity Flow Cup Operating Conditions
 Air temperature, ° Сfrom +10 to +35
Relative humidity, %to 80 at 25 °С
  • Viscosity cup is available in two models: on a tripod (Viscosity Flow Cup NOVOTEST VZ) and a submersible type (Viscosity Dip Cup NOVOTEST VZ-P)
  • Viscosity Dip Cup NOVOTEST VZ-P is also available to order in aluminum version
  • Viscosity flow cup
  • Nozzles: 2mm, 4mm, 6mm
  • Handle
  • Operating manual
novotest coating testing instruments- Viscosity Dip Mug NOVOTEST VMS

Viscosity Dip Mug NOVOTEST VMS

Viscosity Dip Mug is used to determine the convectional viscosity of the dispersion polyvinyl-acetate homopolymers coarse dispersion.

The device is a cylindrical brass vessel with a handle and three orifices, two of them are located at the lateral wall of the cylinder (by manual – lateral orifices), and the third – at the centre of the base (base orifice).

Conventional viscosity using the standard viscosity mug is to be determined at (20 ± 2) ° C. The dispersion need to be thoroughly mixed, and poured a full mug. Than lift it and watch the level of the dispersion. When the dispersion level in the viscosity mug decreases and opens the upper lateral orifice – start the stopwatch. The stopwatch is to be stopped at that moment when the dispersion comes to the level of the lower lateral orifice. The viscosity index is definite by the time (in seconds) that takes the dispersion to lower the level  from the upper lateral orifice to the lower lateral orifice. The result of the testing is the average value of three parallel testing (the discrepancy between of them should not exceed 10%).

  • Simplicity of design
  • High measuring accuracy
  • Variations of orifices sizes according to the standards
The inner diameter of the device, mm69,8 ± 0,2
The internal height of the cylinder, mm80
Diameter of the lateral orifices, mm4,2
The diameter of the base orifice, mm9,5 + 0,2
A distance along the inner surface of the cylinder from the base to the:·         lower lateral orifice, mm·         upper lateral orifice, mm25,4 ± 0,257,1 ± 0,2
Dimensions:

 

  • diameter, no more, mm
  • height of the unit (with handle), no more, mm
  • 72
  • 150
Weight, kg0,25

If user need the viscosity dip mug which is corresponds to other standards, please contact us before ordering to clarify the standard and sizes of orifices.

 
  • Viscosity mug
  • Operating manual
  • Package
 

Dew Point Meter NOVOTEST KTR-1

Dew Point Meter NOVOTEST KTR-1 is designed for rapid non-destructive measurement the temperature, humidity, dew point calculation and measurement of the surface temperature by contact method.

Dew Point Meter NOVOTEST KTR-1 allows user to measure:

– air temperature (-20 to + 125 ° C)
– surface temperature (-20 to + 125 ° C)
– relative humidity

and calculates:

– dew point temperature
– difference between dew point and surface temperature

  • Accurate measurements the parameters of the environment before painting works
  • Minimum number of controls: one button – one function
  • Digital contrast segment display
  • Built-in temperature and humidity sensors
  • Built-in contact sensor for measuring the surface temperature
  • For easy operation dew point meter is equipped with beeper
  • Sound alarm when difference between surface temperature and dew point decreases more than 3 ° C
  • Factory default settings of the device allows to operate without additional calibration
  • Durable two-button membrane keypad
  • Auto power off for increasing continuous operating time
Measurement range 
·         air temperature, C-20 … +125
·         surface temperature-20 … +125
·         humidity0-100%
Calculated values 
·         dew point temperature-15 … +40
·         difference between dew point and surface temperatureDepends on measurement conditions
StandardsISO 8502-4
Dimensions, mm96x47x24
Operating temperature range, ° С -10 … + 40
PowerInternal battery
Battery life, h, no less10
Net weight, kg, no more0,2
  • Case
  • Dew Point Meter
  • Charger
  • Operating manual
  • Case

Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M

Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M is a thickness gauge for measuring the thickness of various coatings on metals, and with connected specialized probes to the device, user can measure the temperature and humidity of air, surface temperature, calculate the dew point, and also measure the depth of grooves or surface roughness.

The device is very easy to use, ready to use right out of the box, and does not require special user skills. The minimum number of buttons and an intuitive menu makes it an ideal device of operational non-destructive measurement of the thickness of almost any coating with high accuracy.

The main advantages and tasks that can be solved with Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M:

MEASUREMENT OF ELECTROPLATING ON STEEL

The most common task that is successfully solved by the device. Typically, coating measurements in the range of 0 to 500 μm require high accuracy; for these purposes, a coating thickness gauge complete with an F-0.5 probe is ideal. Also, for measuring the thickness of coatings on small, radius products, or in grooves, it is possible to use a specialized probe F-0.3.

MEASUREMENT OF COATINGS ON NON-FERROUS METALS

To measure the thickness of coatings on non-ferrous metals, the NF-2 probe is used, which allows user to measure coatings in the range from 0 to 2 mm. By default, the NF-2 probe calibration is performed for aluminum, if the task is to measure the coating on materials significantly different in properties from aluminum, the probe can be calibrated by user itself.

MEASURING DIELECTRIC COATINGS ON STEEL

For measuring paintwork coatings, polymers and other dielectric coatings in the range up to 5 mm, probes F-2 and F-5 are suitable, which will provide a testing range of up to 2 or 5 mm, accordingly. As with any measuring instrument: the wider the range, the higher the error, so the user, when choosing a probe, should be guided by this principle to select the best option.

MEASUREMENT OF COATINGS UP TO 60 MM (60 000 μm)

To measure very thick coatings on any metals (steel or non-ferrous metals) – probes M-12, M-30 and M-60 are used, which provide measuring ranges up to 12, 30 and 60 mm, accordingly. This can be bitumen insulation, a coating of polymer tapes, or some specific task of measuring the main thickness of the material, where ultrasonic waves can’t be used due to large attenuation in the material, inhomogeneity or multilayer material.

SPECIALIZED PROBES

Measurement of groove depth and roughness. The DSH probe allows user to evaluate roughness, measure the depth of corrosion, surface defects and grooves. To determine the roughness, it is necessary to perform a series of measurements on the surface of a small area, and then using the formula to calculate the desired value.

Measurement of temperature, humidity and dew point. Using the DTVR probe, it is possible to measure humidity and air temperature, on the basis of which the device calculates the dew point, which is very important to know before applying the paint to the base.

Surface temperature measurement. Using the DT probe, the surface temperature is measured by the contact method.

DESIGN

The device is made in an ergonomic enclosure, which is equipped with a silicone cover, which makes the electronic unit of the device shockproof. Also, the device is resistant to extreme temperatures, and can be used at temperatures from -20 to +40 ° C.

  • Large thickness measurement range
  • Convenience and ease in operation
  • Shockproof case
  • Minimum number of controls: one button – one function
  • Graphical display with backlight
  • Automatic recognition of probe
  • Indication of the connected probe type
  • Control of batteries
Thickness measurement range(depends on probe type)0 µm … 60 mm
Dimensions, mm122x65x23
Operating temperature range, ° C-20 … +40 ° C
Batteries2 AA
Type of connectors of probesLemo
Storage of measurement results256
Time of continuous work hours, not less20
Weight of electronic unit with batteries, no more, kg0.2

Specifications of probes for Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M 

Coatings on steel (dielectric and conductive
coatings on ferromagnetic metals and alloys)
Type of probeCoating thickness measurement rangeMeasurement accuracyDimensions of the probe, mmPurpose
probe F-0,3 0-300 μm±(0,03h+0,001) mm Ø5×40Measurement of paint and varnish and galvanic coatings
probe F-0,5 0-500 μm±(0,03h+0,001) mm Ø 7×14Measurement of paint and varnish and galvanic coatings
probe F-2 0-2000 μm±(0,03h+0,002) mm Ø 9×35Measurement of paint and varnish coatings
probe F-5 0-5000 μm±(0,03h+0,002) mm Ø 18×35Measurement of paint and varnish and mastic coatings
Coating on the non-magnetic metals
(Any (dielectric or metal) coatings on non-ferrous metals and alloys)
probe NF-2 0-2000 μm±(0,03h+0,002) mm Ø 14×53Measurement of anodic-oxide films and paint coatings
Thick coatings on metals (dielectric coatings on metals)
probe M-12 0-12 mm±(0,03h+0,01) mmØ 18×55Measurement of mastic coatings
probe M-30 1-30 mm±(0,03h+0,02) mm Ø 24×51Measurement of mastic coatings
probe M-60 1-60 mm±(0,03h+0,03) mm Ø 40×76Measurement of mastic coatings
Measurement of surface roughness, Rz
(After abrasive blasting pre-painting work)
probe DSH 2-360 μm±(0,03h+0,002) mmØ 20×50Measurement of surface roughness after sand and shot blasting
Temperature, humidity and dew point
probe DT -50 … +125 ° C + / – 1 ° C Ø 12×107Temperature measurement
probe DTVRHumidity: 0 – 100%
Temperature: -50 … 125 °C
Dew point: -15 – +40 °C
± 5%
± 1 ° C
± 2 ° C
Ø 50×111Measurement of temperature, humidity and dew point
  • Additional probes for thickness gauge (depends on requirements)
  • Batteries
  • Charger
  • Set of reference thickness samples
  • Thickness gauge electronic unit TP-1M
  • Probe(s)
  • Set of reference thickness samples
  • Batteries (AA) – 2 pcs
  • Charger
  • Operating manual
  • Case
Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M set
novotest coating testing instruments- Coating Thickness Knife Tester NOVOTEST TPN-2808

Coating Thickness Knife Tester NOVOTEST TPN-2808

Coating Thickness Knife Tester NOVOTEST TPN-2808 (Paint Inspection Gauge) is designed to measure the thickness of both single and multiple layer coatings on any grounds, both metallic and non-metallic.

Coating Thickness Knife Tester NOVOTEST TPN-2808 (Paint Inspection Gauge) is designed to measure the thickness of both single and multiple layer coatings on any grounds, both metallic and non-metallic.

The operation principle is based on the local cut (notch) of the coating at the tested place of object with following thickness measurement of this coating. The thickness of coating is determined by the width of notch, it is possible because of the special form of cutter of the instrument. The measurement is performed by any portable measuring microscope with a suitable measuring range and discreteness.

Coating Thickness Knife Tester NOVOTEST TPN-2808 (Paint Inspection Gauge) complies with  ISO 2808, ASTM B 4138, DIN EN 1071-2.

Instrument allows user to determine the thickness of each layer individually for multilayer coatings.

 
Thickness measurement range, µmDepends on the length of scale microscope
Measurement accuracyHalf of scale unit of the microscope
Discontinuous of measurementsDepends on the cutter
Dimensions, mm, no more170*50*50

 

Operation principle of the Coating Thickness Knife Tester NOVOTEST TPN-2808 (Paint Inspection Gauge):

1) Install the cutter to instrument with necessary angle of sharpening

2) Put the instrument on the surface of tested object

3) Press on the instrument and cut the notch up to base

4) Clean the surface from exfoliated pieces of coating

5) By using a microscope, measure the width of V-form notch

6) Determine a thickness of coating, through multiplying the width value of the notch by the coefficient (1; 0,4; 0,1), depending on cutter.

  • Cutters
  • Microscope
  • Handle-holder
  • 3 interchangeable cutters
  • Operating manual
  • Case
novotest coating testing instruments- Pinhole Detector NOVOTEST ED-3D

Pinhole Detector NOVOTEST ED-3D

NOVOTEST ED-3D Pinhole Detector was designed for rapid non-destructive testing of the continuity of coating (e.g. porosity of film) with thickness up to 500mkm according to ASTM G62-A.

Pinhole Detector is designed for testing the porosity of partially painted places and other discontinuities of protective dielectric coatings on metal products by putting low voltage through a sponge which is soaked in a liquid electrolyte with high penetrating properties.

  • Fully ready to use
  • Automatic calibration and voltage checking
  • Low battery indicator
  • Visual and audio alarms
  • Wide range of interchangeable probes
  • Universal model with three voltage value
  • Easy to connect/disconnect cables with protection of crooking
  • Big standard sponge
Size of contact surface of the sponge electrode, mm30×80
Control voltage9V; 67,5V; 90V
The range of checking coating thickness , microns0-500
Dimensions of the device, mm120*60*25
Operating temperature range, ° Сfrom -5 to + 40
Power supply2 pcs batteries AAA
Batteries life, hMore than 10
Net weight with batteries, kg0,2
  • Sponge
  • Electrolyte powder (Na2SO4 or NaCl)
  • Electronic unit
  • Holder with nozzle for sponge
  • Sponge
  • Electrolyte powder (Na2SO4 or NaCl)
  • 3 AAA batteries
  • Charger
  • Operating manual
  • Cables
  • Package

Pulse Holiday Detector NOVOTEST SPARK-1

Pulse Holiday Detector NOVOTEST SPARK-1 is a device for detecting defects (thinning, microholes, cracks, etc.) in dielectric coatings on metals.

The principle of operation of the device is based on the electrospark method. A probe with electrode connected to one pole of the voltage source scans the surface of the tested object directly along the coating. The second pole of the voltage source from the ground connector is connected directly to the metal structure. The electronic unit fixes the gaps by voltage between the electrode and the conductive base.

Key benefits and features of Pulse Holiday Detector NOVOTEST SPARK-1:

RAPID TESTING OF COATING

Using the device is possible to do rapid nondestructive testing of the integrity of the coating of vessels (tanks, barrels, etc.), pipelines (inner and outer surfaces), ships and other structures with a coating thickness of up to 12 mm and more, with a discontinuity size of 0.1 mm.

VARIOUS ELECTRODES

Depending on the task, the device can be equipped with a T-shaped, sickle, brush, ring, spring and other types of electrodes for individual customer testing objects.

AUTOMATIC DEFECT SIGNALING MODE

The device has a sound alarm function when detecting an electric spark breakdown in the control process, which allows user to work with the device without permanent monitoring of the process, thus greatly simplifying the operator’s work.

DESIGN

The electronic unit of the device is made of durable aluminum alloy, and dense rubber bumpers, which makes the device body resistant to falls and shocks, protect the side faces. Also, the device is not demanding on operating conditions, can be used in the temperature range from -40 to + 50 ° С.

  • Reliability
  • Small size and lightweight
  • High capacity batteries
  • Long battery life with enhanced battery
  • Accurate digital voltage and sensitivity settings
  • Indicator of batteries charge
  • Sound defect signaling
Measurement thickness range of tested coatings, no more12 mm
Measurement diameter range of the detected defects, not less0,1 mm^2
Operation speed of electrode, not more25 cm/s
Output voltage0 – 40 kV
Output voltage resolution0.1 kV
Pulse frequency30 – 35 Hz
Batteries life, up to15 h
Weight of high-voltage transformer1,6 kg
Weight of electronic unit1,1 kg
Operating conditions -40 to + 50 °C,Humidity 95%
Total weight with kit and package4 kg

There is a wide range of interchangeable electrodes for solving any tasks of coatings testing.

We also can manufacture electrodes for customer requirements or user tasks.

  • Probe
  • Electronic unit
  • Ground wire with crocodile clip
  • T-shaped electrode
  • Charger
  • Operating manual
  • Package
Pulse Holiday Detector NOVOTEST SPARK-1 set
novotest coating testing instruments- Analog Surface Profile Gauge NOVOTEST LIMIT

Analog Surface Profile Gauge NOVOTEST LIMIT

Description:

Mechanical depth gauge of focal corrosion.

Application:

Mechanical depth gauge is designed to comply with ASTM D 4417-B, SANS 5772, US Navy NSI 009-32, US Navy PPI 63101-000 for (depending on configuration): measures the peak-to-valley height of a blast cleaned surface; measurement the depth of focal corrosion; measures depth of narrow holes and grooves.

  • Simplicity of design
  • Ease of operation
  • The construction of the mechanical depth gauge makes it durability in operation
  • The device allows user to solve a large number of tasks
Measuring range, mm0.05 – 8
Size of the contact pad, mmF10, F25, F40 (number and size of tips is according to customer requirements)
Minimum diameter of hole or the minimum width of groove, mm1.7 (only when using the probe №2)
Dimensions, mm40x60x40
Weight, kg0.25

If user has any requirements about quantity and sizes of tips, please contact us before ordering.

Also for ordering is available Digital Surface Profile Gauge NOVOTEST SP-1.

  • Device with one probe
  • Tip F10
  • Operating manual
  • Package
novotest coating testing instruments- Digital Surface Profile Gauge NOVOTEST SP-1M

Digital Surface Profile Gauge NOVOTEST SP-1M

Digital Surface Profile Gauge NOVOTEST SP-1M is designed for profile measuring on either flat or curved surfaces.

Also it can be used for measurements of surface roughness (Rz), after abrasive blasting pre-painting work.

The electronic unit is the same as Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M.

NOVOTEST SP-1M consist of electronic block of Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M and probe DSH.

  • Convenience and ease in operation
  • High measurement accuracy
  • Minimum number of controls: one button – one function
  • Graphical display with backlight
  • Control of batteries
Dimensions of electronic unit, mm120x60x25
Operating temperature range, ° C-5 … +40 ° C
Batteries2 AAA
Time of continuous work hours, not less20
Weight of electronic unit with batteries, no more, kg0.2

 

Specification of the DSH probe

Measurement range 2-360 μm
Measurement accuracy± (3% ± 2 μm)
Dimensions, mmØ 12×45
  • Additional probes
  • Batteries
  • Charger
  • Set of reference samples
  • Electronic unit NOVOTEST TP-1M
  • Probe DSH – 1 pc
  • Set of reference samples
  • Batteries (AA) – 2 pcs
  • Charger
  • Operating manual
  • Case
novotest coating testing instruments- Film Applicator NOVOTEST AU-823

Film Applicator NOVOTEST AU-823

Film applicator AU-823 is designed for applying layers of paint and other materials of required thickness of the layer during the complex tests according to ASTM D 823-E.

User can set the height of the gap by micrometer heads at the range of 10-6000 µm. The height of the gap should provide the necessary thickness of the layer of paint film. The applicator is to be placed on the edge of the test plate, than pour necessary amount of tested material  in front of the gap and move the applicator along the plate at constant speed of 5-10 cm/s, dispensing  continuous layer of the tested material on the plate.

  • High accuracy of the instrument
  • Durability and easy in operation
Slot width150, 200, 300 mm
Range10-6000 µm
Measurement accuracy± 0,005 mm
Dimensions168x143x63 mm
Weight, no more1,8 kg

The instrument is available in three versions with different width of slot:

  • AU-1-150 – slot width is 150 mm
  • AU-1-200 – slot width is 200 mm
  • AU-1-300 – slot width is 300 mm
  • Applicator AU-823
  • Operating manual
  • Package

Grindometer NOVOTEST M-1524

Grind gauges are used to determine particle size and fineness of grind. The tested materials are paints, chocolates, inks, coating materials and so on.

The High Precision Grindometer NOVOTEST M-1524 has a single groove.

Grind gauges are used to determine particle size and fineness of grind. The tested materials are paints, chocolates, inks, coating materials and so on.

The device is made of hardened stainless steel. The scale on the top of the device is graduated in micrometers.

STANDARDS:
ASTM D 1210, AS/NZS 1580.204.1, DIN 53203, EN 21524, FTMS 141 4411.1, ISO 1524, JIS K 5600-2-5, NF T30-046

  • High accuracy of the instrument
  • Durability and easy in operation
Dimensions 220х50х16 mm
Ranges0-25, 0-50, 0-100, 0-150 µm
Weight, no more1,5 kg

The instrument is available in four versions with different measurement ranges:

  • 0-25 µm
  • 0-50 µm
  • 0-100 µm
  • 0-150  µm
  • Stainless steel block
  • Precision ground scraper
  • Package
novotest coating testing instruments- Buchholz Coating Hardness Tester NOVOTEST BH-2815

Buchholz Coating Hardness Tester NOVOTEST BH-2815

Buchholz Coating Hardness Tester NOVOTEST BH-2815 is used for hardness measurements of coating’s using the indentation method (bevelled disc of stainless steel block with constant test load of 500g.).

Buchholz Coating Hardness Tester NOVOTEST BH-2815 is standardized to comply to: ISO 2815, BS 3900-E9, DIN 53153, NF T30-052.

The device is to be places on the coating for 30 seconds and the length of any subsequent indentation in the coating is to be measured using the graduated microscope. Using the conversion scale, user can get the result in Buchholz Indentation resistance units.

  • Reliability and durability of the design
  • Easy in operation
  • Competitive price
Dimensions90 x 45 x 40mm
Weight0.5 kg

 

Conversion scale of the Buchholz Coating Hardness Tester NOVOTEST BH-2815 

Indentation depth, µmIndentation resistance, mmIndentation depth, µmMinimum coating thickness for which a measurement is valid, µm
20125515
21118620
23111720
24105720
25100820
3895920
28911020
29871125
30831225
33771425
35711630
38671830
41632135
43592435
  • Bevelled discs
  • x20 illuminated graduated microscope
  • Buchholz Hardness Tester
  • Operating manual
  • Case
novotest coating testing instruments- Pencil Hardness Tester NOVOTEST PH-3363

Pencil Hardness Tester NOVOTEST PH-3363

The instrument is designed to determine the hardness of coatings by pencil leads in compliance with: ASTM D 3363, ECCA T4, EN 13523-4, ISO 15184:2012, JIS K 5600-5-4.

Application

The instrument is widely used for hardness testing of powder and liquid paint coatings. For high accuracy of the results, the lead of pencil should be sharpen under 90 ° angle. The tests begin with the softest pencil leads. If after applying there is no any signs of damage on the tested coating, user will have to repeat the test with one grade harder pencil leads. The MAX hardness value of pencil leads, that leaves no any traces of destruction on the coating, is hardness value of tested coating (for example: 3H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, etc.).

Design

The instrument is made of steel, has rectangular shape. There are two castors for movement on the surface of tested object. There is a port through the instrument and thumbscrew for fixation of the pencil at an angle of 45 ° to the tested surface. The design of the device provides a constant load 7,5N (750g) of the pencil lead on the tested coating.

  • Reliability and durability of the design
  • Easy in operation
  • Competitive price
Measurement range9В – 9Н
Load7,5N (750g) at 45°
Size of tested area70*160
Sharpening angle of lead90°
Dimensions120x55x50 mm
Weight1,8 kg
  • Set of pencils 9В – 9Н (20pcs.)
 
  • Instrument
  • Set of pencils 9В – 9Н (20pcs.)
  • Operating manual
  • Case
 
novotest coating testing instruments- Scratch Hardness Coating Tester NOVOTEST SH-1518

Scratch Hardness Coating Tester NOVOTEST SH-1518

Scratch Hardness Coating Tester NOVOTEST SH-1518 (ball type) is used for hardness testing of coatings (paint, mastic, plastic and others) through determining the hardness resistance to indentation of the ball tip diameter of 1 mm.

Scratch Hardness Coating Tester NOVOTEST SH-1518 is designed according to ISO6441. Also it is used for testing of the coating resistance to the  scratching (ISO1518).

The device can be used on uneven surfaces, surfaces with curvature and limited sizes.

The device has lightweight and can be carried in the pocket, which allows users to use it even during manufacturing processes.

User can set the load force through changing the spring tension and secure it with locking screws.

Device has small weight and size, so it is very convenient in daily operation. Also it has very simple and reliable design.

 
Indenterball tip with 1 mm diameter
The load range, Fup to 2,5 kg  (with steps 0,2 kg) – model 1
 up to 4,0 kg  (with steps 0,4 kg) – model 2
Operating temperature range-10 ° C to +40 ° C
Total length160 mm
Diameter16 mm
Weight, net: approx.0,25 kg
  • Springs with other loads
  • Indenters with other diameters
  • Instrument
  • Operating manual
  • Case
novotest coating testing instruments- Scratch Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST C1-5178

Scratch Adhesion Tester NOVOTEST C1-5178

Device is used for determining the adhesion and resistance to damage by scratching in according to ASTM D 2197 “Method of determining the adhesion of organic coatings through scratching”.

The device complies with the requirements ISO 12137-1, ASTM D 5178, ASTM D 2197.

This device is designed for the analysis the resistance of the coating for scratching. The cutting unit with interchangeable intenders is pressing on the surface with load and moves to the predetermined distance.

Depending on the purpose of the testing and the applied load, the degree of penetration of the cutting unit into coating could be different, from the trace on surface to a total destruction of the coating. Device determines the resistance of the coating to scratching.

Modern requirements to the quality of coatings include control of the mechanical resistance of coatings to damage. The one important criterion of its assessment is the hardness of the coatings. For the different requirements there are various methods of the hardness (strength) testing of coatings.

  • Simplicity
  • Usability
  • Reliability
  • Accuracy
Stroke length, not less than, mm100
Length of the scratches, not less than, mm75
Adjustable load on the indenterfrom 50 grams to 10,5 kg
Used indenters: 
–       U-shapeddiameter – 1.6 mm ; outer radius – 3,25mm.
–       circulardiameter – 18 mm, thickness – 6.5 mm, radius of rounding – 3.25 mm
  • Indenters
  • Set of loads (50 g, 500 g)
  • Instrument
  • Set of loads (1 × 50 g, 2 × 500 g)
  • Indenters: U-shaped – 1pc., Circular – 1pc.
  • Hex key – 2pcs.
  • Operating manual
  • Package
novotest coating testing instruments- Erichsen Cupping Tester NOVOTEST SE-1520

Erichsen Cupping Tester NOVOTEST SE-1520

Erichsen stamp is designed to determine the elasticity and strength of coatings with a bowl-shaped bend (hood coverage for the Erichsen) in compliance to ISO 1520.

The device is designed to determine the strength of coating during indentation of a spherical tip of the punch of 20 mm diameter to the coated test sample, which position is secured on the matrix with internal diameter of 27 mm.

This method is an effective method of determining of the quality of coating, it allows simultaneously to evaluate the strength, adhesion, and elasticity of the tested coating.

The device allows user to accurately measure the strength of coating of the tested product on which static and dynamic loads affect during further operation.

The device allows user to measure elasticity, strength and durability of paint and varnish coatings and its resistance to stretching, cracking, peeling out of the metal surface by pressing the punch with a spherical tip on a certain depth.

The device consists of: steel body, which has two bonded frames; rotary clamping for securing the coated samples; vertical and circular scales for reading the value of depth of indentation of the punches.

  • Simplicity and reliability of the design
  • Usability in operating
  • Height measurement accuracy
  • Competitive price
The diameter of the spherical tip of the punch, mm20
The inner diameter of the matrix, mm27
Measurement range, mm0 … 15
Measurement accuracy, mm0,1
  • Indenters
  • Device
  • Package
  • Operating manual
novotest coating testing instruments- Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE UNIVERSAL

Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE UNIVERSAL

Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE UNIVERSAL has a multipurpose design and consists of a stand (with a pipe fixed to it with a scale and a clamping device) and an impact device according to the required standard.

Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE UNIVERSAL has a multipurpose design and consists of a stand (with a pipe fixed to it with a scale and a clamping device) and an impact device according to the required standard. An impact device, as a rule, consists of a striker, clutch and anvil, the dimensions of which are specified in the corresponding standard. There can be an unlimited number of such shock devices in the delivery set of the device – therefore it is possible to test according to any number of standards, and the device is called – Universal.

  • The scale on the device is applied both in millimeters and inches, which simplifies testing according to foreign (inch) standards.
  • Universal NOVOTEST STRIKE device provides easy and quick replacement of the percussion device (striker) and the corresponding clutch and anvil.
  • You can order any additional number of percussion devices.
StandardGOST 4765GOST 53007ISO 6272ASTM D 2794
Overall dimensions, no more than, mm1340х275х220; 840х275х2201340х275х2201340х275х2201340х275х220
Weight, not more, kg16161616
Load weight, kg1; 0,5; 1,51; 2 + add. 1; 21+ add. 21
Device scale length, mm1200; 500120012001200
Graduation, mm1; 25 ± 0,51; 25 ± 0,51; 25 ± 0,51; 25 ± 0,5
Matrix working part diameter, mm≥40≥40≥40≥40
Matrix hole diameter, mm15 or 2816,3 or 2716,3 or 2716,3
Striker ball diameter, mm8 or 14.1 or 1512,7 or 15.9 or 2012,7 or 15.9 or 2012,7 or 15.9
Terms of use
Ambient temperature, ° Сfrom -45 to +40
Relative humidity, %up to 80 at 25 ° С
Atmospheric pressure, kPafrom 84 to 106.7
  • Sinkers
  • Drummers
  • Anvils
  • Thickness limiters
  • Device with sinker
  • Drummer and anvil (customer’s choice)
  • Operating manual
  • Package

Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE-U4219

Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE-U4219 is intended for testing the strength of coatings upon impact on pipelines during their installation and operation.

Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE-U4219 is intended for testing the strength of coatings upon impact on pipelines during their installation and operation. NOVOTEST STRIKE-U4219  allows testing directly on the pipeline and does not require the manufacture of samples.

According the standard, it is recommended to test the strength of coatings upon impact together with checking the continuity of the coating after impact using the Pulse Holiday Detector NOVOTEST SPARK-1.

The device is mounted on three adjustable feet-screws, so STRIKE-U4219 can be installed on a flat surface (in the case of testing samples), and directly on a pipe of any diameter.

The impact test device is made of structural steel and coated with powder paint, which guarantees its durability and adaptability to operation in difficult field conditions.

Operating

 

Operating method

The tests can be performed in two ways:

  • By principle destroyed / not destroyed, when the test is performed at set up height and a certain weight of sinker (test coating for compliance with the specific requirements)
  • Test for define the minimum drop height with a gradual increasing the height of the falling and the minimum weight of sinker at which the coating was cracked or exfoliated from the painted surface

 

Testing

Install the required sinker at the desired height. If necessary, use required restrictors to limit the depth of the indentation. Put the tested plate outside (direct hit) or inside (back side hit) on the anvil cover. Holding the tested plate at this position by a presser coupling. Release the sinker and allows it to fall on the tested plate, which is lying on the anvil. After that inspect the coating with the magnifying glass.

General specifications of the Impact Tester NOVOTEST STRIKE-U4219

Compliance with standardsDSTU 4219, GOST 51164
Weight10 kg
Instrument scale length500 mm
Graduation10 mm
Ball diameter16 mm

It is possible to manufacture the device with any other values of the diameters of the balls, the mass of the load and the length of the scale of the device. Specify the required parameters when placing an order in the basket.

  • device;
  • manual;
  • packaging container.
novotest coating testing instruments- Bending Coating Tester NOVOTEST BEND-H1519

Bending Coating Tester NOVOTEST BEND-H1519

The instrument measures the elasticity, flexural strength of coatings through rounding the tested sample on the set of cylindrical rods which diameters are from 1 mm to 20 mm.

The instrument complies with ISO 1519-73, extends to coating materials and sets the definition method of elasticity of the film at a bend.

The method consist in the determining the minimal diameter of the cylindrical metal rod, after bending around which, the coating of painted metal plate, does not get the mechanical destruction or de-lamination of single- or multi-layer paint film (ISO 1519, DIN 53 152).

 

Application of the device

It is recommend to use painted tin plate for testing.

Tin has to have a smooth surface without any voids, rusty spots, and impurity.

The test samples are rectangular plate with 100 – 150 length mm and 20 – 50 mm, which are made of black polished tin sheets 0,25 – 0,32 mm of thickens, or aluminium sheets and strips 0,25 – 0,30 mm of thickness, with single-layer or multi-layer paint film on them.

The method of applying the paint on the material, thickness of film, number of layers, conditions and time of drying and exposure of the film before the test, must be specified in the specifications and technical documentation of the test material.

Before testing the samples are withstand at the conditions which are specified in the specifications and technical documentation of the testing material.

The time and degree of drying is determined according to ISO 1519, DIN 53 152.

The thickness value of tested paint film which applied to the plate can be measured with coating thickness gauges, for example Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1.

The tin plate (coated side to outside) is put on the rod with maximum diameter (20 mm), pressed tightly to the rod and smoothly bend it within 1 – 2 s for 180 ° around the rod.

After that coating layer at the bend-place is to be analysed using a magnifying glass with 4-fold zoom for cracks and delamination.

If defects are absent, user has to continue bend the plate, but each time in a different location, successively from larger to smaller diameter of the rod, until detected the mentioned above defects.

If the specifications and technical documentation to the painting material stipulated the value of elasticity (rod diameter), the test is carried out using only the rod of this diameter.

The result is the minimal diameter of the rod in millimetres, that causes no destruction while the test` on paint film.

Evaluation of the elasticity value of the film through the bending on a metal rod takes three tests of plates on the same rod.

The simplicity and reliability of the design.

Measurement rangefrom 1 mm to 20 mm
Length of the test rod55 mm
Diameters of cylindrical test rods1mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm
The material of cylinder rodssteel

We can produce the other diameters and length of test rods according to user requirements.

 
  • Instrument
  • Operating manual
  • Package
 
novotest coating testing instruments-Bending Coating Mandrel Tester NOVOTEST BEND-H1500

Bending Coating Mandrel Tester NOVOTEST BEND-H1500

The instrument measures the elasticity, flexural strength of coatings through rounding the tested sample on the set of cylindrical rods which diameters are from 6 mm to 25 mm.

The instrument complies with ISO 1519-73, extends to coating materials and sets the definition method of elasticity of the film at a bend.

The method consist in the determining the minimal diameter of the cylindrical metal rod, after bending around which, the coating of painted metal plate, does not get the mechanical destruction or de-lamination of single- or multi-layer paint film (ISO 1519, DIN 53 152).

Application of the device

It is recommend to use painted tin plate for testing.

Tin has to have a smooth surface without any voids, rusty spots, and impurity.

The test samples are rectangular plate with 100 – 150 length mm and 20 – 50 mm width, which are made of black polished tin sheets 0,25 – 0,32 mm of thickens, or aluminium sheets and strips 0,25 – 0,30 mm of thickness, with single-layer or multi-layer paint film on them.

The method of applying the paint on the material, thickness of film, number of layers, conditions and time of drying and exposure of the film before the test, must be specified in the specifications and technical documentation of the test material.

Before testing the samples are withstand at the conditions which are specified in the specifications and technical documentation of the testing material.

The time and degree of drying is determined according to ISO 1519, DIN 53 152.

The thickness value of tested paint film which applied to the plate can be measured with coating thickness gauges, for example Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1M.

The tin plate (coated side to outside) is put on the rod with maximum diameter (25 mm), pressed tightly to the rod and smoothly bend it within 1 – 2 s for 180 ° around the rod.

After that coating layer at the bend-place is to be analysed using a magnifying glass with 4-fold zoom for cracks and delamination.

If defects are absent, user has to continue bend the plate, but each time in a different location, successively from larger to smaller diameter of the rod, until detected the mentioned above defects.

If the specifications and technical documentation to the painting material stipulated the value of elasticity (rod diameter), the test is carried out using only the rod of this diameter.

The result is the minimal diameter of the rod in millimetres, that causes no destruction while the test on paint film.

Evaluation of the elasticity value of the film through the bending on a metal rod takes three tests of plates on the same rod.

The simplicity and reliability of the design.

Measurement rangefrom 6 mm to 25 mm
Length of the test rod155 mm
Diameters of cylindrical test rods6mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 19 mm, 25 mm
The material of cylinder rodssteel
Package weight3.5 kg
Package dimensions26*25*20 cm

We can produce the other diameters and length of test rods according to user requirements.

 
  • Instrument
  • Operating manual
  • Package
 
novotest coating testing instruments- Bending Coating Tester NOVOTEST BEND-M1519

Bending Coating Tester NOVOTEST BEND-M1519

The device allows to measure the elasticity and strength of coatings through bending the metal plate with tested coating applied around a set of cylindrical rods with diameters of rods from 2 mm to 32 mm (other diameters on request).

The device complies with ISO 1519-73 and applies to paints and specifies a method for determining the elasticity of the film during bending. The method consist in the determining of the minimum diameter of the cylindrical metal rod, after bending around it, the painted metal plate, does not get the mechanical destruction or delamination of single- or multi-layer paint film (ISO 1519, DIN 53 152). Flexibility is tested by rounding the tin plate with coating around the cylindrical rod with diameter from 2 to 32 mm. The flexibility value of coating with certain film thickness – is the smallest diameter of rod, when cracking does not occur.

Bending Coating Tester NOVOTEST BEND-M1519 is the instrument which consist of the frame with fixed clamps for tested samples and a special mechanism for rounding plates around the rod with different diameters. Pre-prepared tested sample is placed between the clamps and secured by rotating the handle. After that push the tested object to the top of rod by rotating the handle and bending the plate around the rod.

NOVOTEST BEND-M1519 compared to other bend testers for coatings, for example NOVOTEST BEND-H1519, allows to bend with a clearly predetermined gap (or without any gap) around the rod without deviation from the perpendicular and minimizes the impact of human factors on testing accuracy.

Measurement rangefrom 2 mm to 32 mm (others – on request)
The length of the test bars, no more80 mm
Diameters of cylindrical rods2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm … 32 mm
The material of rodssteel

 

Application of the device

It is recommend to use painted tin plate.

Tin plate has to have a smooth surface without any voids, rusty spots, fibrations and impurity.

The test samples are rectangular plate with length 100 – 200 mm and width 20 – 50 mm, which are made of black polished tin metal sheet with thickness 0,25 – 0,32 mm or aluminum sheets and strips with  thickness 0.25 – 0.30 mm which coated with single-layer or multi-layer paint film on them.

 

The method of applying the paint on the material, thickness of film, number of layers, conditions and time of drying and exposure of the film before the test, must be specified in the specifications and technical documentation of the tested material.

The samples before testing are to be withstanded at the conditions which are specified in the specifications and technical documentation of the painting material.

The time and degree of drying is determined according to ISO 1519, DIN 53 152.

The thickness value of tested paint film which applied to the plate can be measured with coating thickness gauges, for example Coating Thickness Gauge NOVOTEST TP-1.

 

The tin plate is to be secured in clamps on the rod with maximum diameter (20 mm), coated side to outside, and pressing it tightly to the rod, smoothly bend it within 1 – 2 s for 180 ° around the rod.

After that coating layer at the bend-place is to be analysed using magnifying glass with 4-fold zoom for cracks and delamination.

If defects are absent, user has to repeat bending of the plate, but each time at a different location, successively from larger to smaller diameter of the rod, until anу mentioned above defects are spotted.

If the specifications and technical documentation to the painting material stipulated the value of elasticity (rod diameter), the test is carried out using only a rod of this diameter.

The result should be the minimum diameter of the rod in millimeters, when the tested sample after bending haven’t any destruction on paint film.

Evaluation elasticity value of the film through the bending on a metal rod makes after three tests of plates on the same rod.

We can produce the other diameters and length of test rods according to user requirements.

  • Instrument
  • Operating manual
  • Package

 

 

Bending Test Conical Mandrel NOVOTEST BEND-6860

The NOVOTEST BEND-6860 is used to determine the elasticity or resistance, adhesion and elongation of coatings on sheet metal in accordance with ISO 6860, ASTM D 522-A, BS 3900-E11, ECCA T7.

The NOVOTEST BEND-6860 is used to determine the elasticity or resistance, adhesion and elongation of coatings on sheet metal in accordance with ISO 6860, ASTM D 522-A, BS 3900-E11, ECCA T7.

The simplicity and reliability of the design.

The sample is clamped against a conical mandrel and is bent around the mandrel by a roller mounted on a hand operated lever. The diameter of the mandrel at the point where the coating of the sample starts to crack can be determined from a scale (3-37mm) marked on the sample clamp.

  • Samples for testing
 
  • Instrument
  • Operating manual
  • Package