Lab and Testing Equipment Directory

May 6, 2014

Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab and testing equipment suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly.

ACT Test Panels
Hillsdale, MI
Fax: 517-439-1652

• Test Panels
Attributes/comments: ACT Test Panels offers over 10,000 unique panel products. They are available in over 50 substrates, pretreated or bare, and range in size from 1X2” to 12X24”. ACT grade panels are fully pedigreed and certified, highly customizable and superior testing quality.

• Testing Services
Attributes/comments: ACT Test Services is an accredited laboratory. The laboratory performs tests on materials such as paint, electrocoat, sealers and adhesives, metal forming lubricants, metal substrates, phosphateability and compatibility.

Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC
Chicago, IL
Fax: 773-327-5787

• Xenotest 440
Attributes/comments: The Xenotest 440 sets a new standard in economical, mid-sized, air-cooled xenon devices. It combines new XenoLogic twin-lamp operating technology offering high irradiance functionality with an efficient design that includes ultrasonic humidifiers to reduce water consumption.

• Ci5000 Weather-ometer HE
Attributes/comments: The Ci5000 Weather-ometer HE combines high capacity with a rotating rack mounting configuration, which optimizes uniformity of air flow, relative humidity temperature, and irradiance on sample surfaces

Brookfield  Engineering Laboratories Inc.
Middleboro, MA
Fax: 508-946-62-62

• RST Touch Screen Rheometer
Attributes/comments: Brookfield’s RST Touch Screen Rheometers operate in both controlled stress and controlled rate modes, and can perform testes including yield stress, creep behavior and recovery after flow. Offers quick comprehensive capability for making rheological measurements, whether its single point viscosity for QC, or R&D.

• DV2T Touch Screen Viscometer
Attributes/comments: Brookfields DV2T Viscometer with full color touch screen display guides users through test creation and data gathering analysis for fast and easy viscosity measurements. The DV2T offers programming capabilities and result analysis including data averaging, QC limits with alarms and ideal for paint and coatings industry.

Boulder Imaging
Louisville, CO

• SCG Grind Gage
Attributes/comments: Practical for any quality assurance lab; Boulder Imaging’s fully automated SCG grind gage inspection system provides accurate, repeatable, and retrievable grind analysis. By determining particle size and distribution far below what the eye can detect, the SCG eliminates human subjectivity.

DeFelsko Corporation
Ogdensburg, NY
Fax: 315-393-8471

• PosiTector PC Powder Checker
Attributes/comments:  PosiTector PC Powder Checker measures uncured power coatings using ultrasonic technology to automatically calculate and display a predicated cured thickness. The PosiTector PC helps to control powder consumption to ensure adequate coverage and reduce waste.
The updated PosiTector Powder Checker features a color LCD, an expanded internal memory and free access to our full suite of PosiSoft Solutions. The gage continually displays/updates basic statistics and automatically generates formatted reports with measurement summaries and charts.   
EIT Instrument Markets
Sterling, VA
Fax: 703-478-0815

• Power Puck II Profiler
Attributes/comments: The “Profiler” version of the Power Puck II functions as a standard Power Puck II instrument while adding the ability to transfer the collected data and irradiance profile to a computer for further analysis using EIT’s PowerView Software II.

• EMI Compact Sensor
Attributes/comments: The EMI Compact Sensor is a new product that features the same stable robust optics as the Compact Sensor. The EMI sensor has additional circuitry to allow it to be used in electrically noisy environments.

Elcometer Ltd
Manchester, UK         
+44 (0)161 371 6000    
 Fax: +44 (0)161 371 6010
• Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Gauge
Attributes/Comments: The Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Gauge accurately measures the strength of the bond between the coating and the substrate. The motorized hydraulic pump ensures smooth and continuous pressure application with adjustable pull rates from 0.1-1.4MPa/s to meet National and International Standards.
• Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter
Attributes/Comments: Designed for use on-site or in the laboratory, the portable, hand-held gauge can accurately and reliably carry out 24 soluble surface salt tests per hour – nearly 5 times faster than other Bresle equivalent test methods under ISO 8502-6 & -9.

EYE Applied Optix
Mentor, OH
Fax: 800-811-7395

• EYE SUV-W161 Accelerated Weathering Chamber
Attributes/comments: The EYE SUV-W161 is a unique UV durability chamber utilizing a proprietary Metal Halide based super high output
UV irradiator. It is designed to perform highly accelerated testing allowing rapid discovery of durability issues, and
quick product development / product quality resolutions.

• EYE XER-W75 Xenon Weathering Chamber
Attributes/comments: The EYE XER-W75 is a state of the art Xenon weather durability chamber designed to perform global standard
testing on all types of materials. Its unique interchangeable sample frame system provides either high capacity
sample testing or accelerated energy testing in a single chamber.

Fischer Technology, Inc.
Windsor, CT

• Fischerscope MMS PC2
Attributes/comments: The modular design of this measuring system allows the user to combine and configure different test methods and probes for virtually any coating/substrate combinations; some methods available are: magnetic, beta-backsetter, micro-resistance and duplex.

• Dualscope MP0R Pocket Instrument
Attributes/comments: Measuring the thickness of coatings on parts determines how long and well they will perform. The new MP0R accurately and conveniently displays coatings thickness readings and the menu navigation on a new smart graphic display.

Freeman Technology
Tewkesbury, UK
Fax: +44-1684-851552

• FT4 Powder Rheometer
Attributes/comments: FT4 Powder Rheometers use dynamic methodology, automated shear cells and bulk property tests to quantify the flow properties of powders.

Hamamatsu Corporation
Bridgewater, NJ

• Ex-Mini Excimer Lamp Light Source
Attributes/comments: Hamamatsu EX-Mini modifies surfaces to improve adhesion of coatings and glues, and removes surface residues from glass and other substrates using VUV light. It is equipped with a rectangular RF-discharge excimer lamp that emits VUV light uniformly across a sample.

Hoover Color Corporation
Hiwasee, VA
Fax: 540-980-8781

• Hoover Automatic Muller
Attributes/comments: Pigment mulling with the Hoover Automatic Muller is easy, accurate and uniform. It is recognized in both ASTM and ISO standards as an approved way to prepare samples for color evaluation. The Muller is used universally throughout the pigment, ink, coatings, cosmetic, plastic and electronic chemical industries.

Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc.
Pomano Beach, FL
Fax: 954-946-9309

• Digital Microm II
Attributes/comments: Gardco’s Digital II Micrometer Film Applicator offers 0.00005” (0.001mm) digital graduation. Single value LCD display with inch + metric readout. Satin chrome finish on thimble sleeve helps resist rust. Spindle lock to hold measurements in place

• TQC Automatic Film Applicator
Attributes/comments: TQC Automatic film applicator provides a reliable basis to apply coating films to test charts, panels or foils in a uniform and reproducible way in order to eliminate variations caused by human factors. Features: Automatic test chart clamp, Easy clean glass bed, Vacuum bed with built-in pump, Automatic bar coaters storage, Extensive operator safety features and more.

Red Devil Equipment Company
Plymouth, MN
Fax: 763-533-0015

• DynoLift Transfer Cart
Attributes/comments: Safely and easily move hundreds of pounds of materials in pails, boxes, cartons or more in virtually any commercial environment with the all-new DynoLift Transfer Cart.  Capable of carrying three five-gallon pails and four four-gallon cartons, the productivity-boosting DynoLift can replace hours of manual labor over the course of a day while virtually eliminating the risk of injury.
• 05025-X1
Attributes/comments: Red Devil Equipment Company has gone beyond expectations to improve mixing again with the enhanced 05025-X1 Red D Mix.  Rated for use in Class I, Division I, Groups C & D hazardous locations, the explosion-proof model has a smaller footprint to maximize space, new drive system to further reduce noise and wear and an even lower lift-height for easy loading.
Stat-Ease Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Fax: 612-746-2069

• Design-Expert Software, Version 9
Attributes/comments: Two-level factorial designs, general factortial studies, response surface methods, mixture designs, combinations of process, mixture and categorical factors.