Mechanical tests

Elasticity / Folding

Tests to evaluate the elasticity of coatings after pulling them off of their substrate. If the coating tears, the substrate isn't protected anymore and thus vulnerable.

Automatic cupping tester CP2000 - SP4300

Evaluates the elasticity, flexibility and the adherence of lacquers, paints and other coatings applied to metal surfaces, while observing the effects caused by slow cupping of a coated test panel.

  • Easy to use
  • User calibration possible
  • Integrated multi colour led lighting
  • Manual and preset mode
  • Multiple languages
  • Panel holder adjustable in angle

The metal application panels from Q-Panel are perfectly suitable for these tests.

Have a look at our presentation video

 
   

Manual cupping tester CP2000 - SP4400

Revolutionary apparatus for testing the resistivity of coatings at various stages of deformation in accordance with ISO 1520. The built in gear-box minimizes the manual force which is required to deform the test panel, allowing to perform a smooth deformation. The degree or deformation is digitally displayed at a resolution of 0.01 mm.
  • Low effort operation
  • Small footprint
  • On request left hand model available

The metal application panels from Q-Panel are perfectly suitable for these tests.

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Cylindrical bend test SP1820

According to : Normes : ASTM D522 (A) et BS 3900 (E11) - ISO 1519 et label Qualicoat

Tests the resistance to cracking and/or detachment of coatings of paint, varnish or similar products, applied to a substrate.
  • Set of 14 mandrels in stainless steel.
  • Diameters of the mandrels : from 2 to 32 mm.
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The metal application panels from Q-Panel are perfectly suitable for these tests.

Have a look at our demonstration video

 
   

Conical mandrel test SP1831 Basic

According to ISO 6860, ASTM D522.
Mandrels : 3,1 to 38 mm diameter.
Panels : 100 x 180 x 0,8 mm.

The metal application panels from Q-Panel are perfectly suitable for these tests.

 
   

Conical mandrel test SP1830 Pro

According to : Normes ISO 6860, ASTM D522 (A) et BS 3900 (E11)

Determines the lengthening and elasticity rate of paints by rolling up a metal test-panel around a conical mandrel. The diameter where the crack occurs makes it possible to determine the lengthening rate.

  • Maximum test panel size : 18 x 10 cm.
  • Maximum panel thickness : 0,8 mm.
  • Length of the mandrel : 200 mm.
  • Diameter : from 3,1 to 38 mm.

Have a look at our presentation video

The metal application panels from Q-Panel are perfectly suitable for these tests.

 
   

Stiffness tester Taber ref. 150B / 150E

Provides a precise measurement of flexibility and resiliency of a wide range of laminated products, paper, cardboard, fabrics, and other flexible materials with a variable thickness from 100 µm to 3,2 mm.

  • Two directional tests, pendulum-type, on a scale from 0 to 10 000 TABER stiffness units.
  • Optional accessories : high sensitivity kit for laminated plastic, textile, paper, foil.

150-B : Manual stiffness tester.
150-E : Automatic model with digital display.