Shore Scale Hardness Tester With Test Blocks

Tests soft and hard materials using different Shore scales

H17A Shore Scale Hardness Tester With Test Blocks (H10A)/PC Interface

One-touch, fully automatic operation | Accurate & consistent results | Easy access to sample area | Operator dependency reduced Range of sample tables | Four versions offered for each model


  • Features One touch results
  • Value frozen until reset
  • Easy access to sample table
  • Four models offered
  • Range of sample tables available


Four models of the H17A Shore Hardness Tester are offered:
H17A/1, the basic stand-alone instrument
H17A/2, with printer
H17A/3, with printer and data input terminal
H17A/PC, with PC link and Windows compatible software


Features for all models

The design, the result of considerable consultation with customers, is robust and constructed from aluminium castings which with anti-vibration feet results in exceptional stability.

A major feature of the design is the ease of access in the sample area. A range of Quick Change Tables has been designed to locate different sample cross sections or to locate special jigs and fixtures.

After pressing the start button the Shore ‘A’ Scale Hardness Tester operates completely automatically. The result is held on the display at the conclusion of each test.

All versions conform to many National and International Standards.



See the table below for a run-down of this product’s specifications.


214mm (w) x 255 (d) x 300 (h)


7.5kg including power supply


Better than 0.2 IHRD

Indentor angle:

35 o ± ¼ o Truncated cone


BS 903: Part A57; ISO 7619; ASTM D2240; DIN 53505; JIS 6301

Software Requirements:

IBM compatible 486 or better. Minimum 4MB RAM. Windows 3.1 or higher. VGA or comaptible graphics card at 600 x 800 resolution. 3MB of hard disk space is required for the program to install and run properly. (Software will not run on Microsoft operating systems after Windows 98 Home Edition.)

Data Terminal Dimensions:

290 mm (w) x 150 (l) x 140(d)



Printer Dimensions:

105 mm (w) x 195 (d) x 90(h)


625g including power supply


Test Block H10


Rubber Hardness Test Blocks are available in 5 scales – IRHD (Macro), IRHD (Micro), shore A, D and M. they are manufactured from high quality rubber formulated to resist the ageing effects on hardness of temperature and time. The test blocks are for use as a check to ensure instruments are functioning properly and read correctly. They are not intended as standards with specific hardness values. Test blocks should be returned to Wallace every 12 months for re-calibaration.

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