HARDNESS TEST STAND :
The HIWA 500 Hardness test stand conforms with DIN53505 and is used to determine the Shore A hardness of elastomers . This test stand consists of a mounting device , load application unit and a stand for specimen. The Shore hardness testers are attached to the vertically adjustable mount and horizontally aligned using a ball joint such that the contact surface of the tester is parallel to the surface of the material being tested . After placing the specimen on the stand , standard weight can be applied onto the specimen by means of the hand lever and as specified in the standard , the Shore hardness should be read three seconds after the contact surface of the tester touches the specimen .