The Tubular Impact Tester is suitable for conducting a wide range of impact tests and for evaluating many types of coatings, such as paint, varnish, water-based wood coatings, high viscosity plastic and laminated coatings. It can also be used to perform impact experiments in the construction industry as well as to verify the degree of impact force on various materials, such as plastic, resin, glass, steel, sheet metal, plywood, etc.
The testing methods can be either a pass/fail test, which involves a standard-weighted hammer falling from a determined height to see if the test result complies with the standards or not, or a grading test, which involves gradually increasing the height and/or the mass of the hammer to measure the minimum mass and/or height at which the coating layer cracks or breaks from the substrate.
Spectrophometers SAGT560 perform a full spectrographic analysis of the color covering the whole wavelength, while verifying the spectral curves and the metamerism. Two objects that are equally illuminated, can have the same color under a specific light source, but a different color under another one. Therefore, two objects of the same color, but produced at different times and with non-identical products, can reflect light in different ways.
Spectrophometers are widely used in automotive, plastic, electronic, paint, ink, textile, fashion, printing, food, medical, and cosmetic sectors, as well as in scientific research institutes, schools and laboratories.
SADPO500 – digital pull-off adhesion tester verifies the perfect adhesion of the coatings to the substrates on which they are applied.
The pull-off method checks the adhesion of the coating by measuring the minimum tensile stress necessary to detach or cause the break of coating perpendicularly to the substrate. Internal memory stores maximum pull-off pressure, rate of pull, test duration and dolly size.
The instrument ensures accurate measurements on smooth or uneven surfaces.
Automatic films applicator is the perfect device for the precise and reproducible application of coating materials, paints, inks, adhesives and similar products in order to reduce and eliminate errors due to the human factor.
1 – Adjustable speed
2 – Possibility to spread the film at 25% -50% -75% -100% of the run
3 – Uniform drafting of the film
4 – Assembly of any type of applicator
5 – Reposition at the end of the cycle
6 – Ease of use
7 – Available with vacuum table
One of the important indicators for assessing the hardness of coatings is scratch resistance. The automatic scratch tester SAAST520/1 by SAMA Tools is capable of performing scratch tests.
The test involves a controlled scratch, performed through a tip on a selected area. A sample is fixed and moved slowly under the tip to scratch the surface of the coating. According to the test procedures, constant or variable loads can be applied to obtain different degrees of breakage, from a simple trace to the destruction of the layer.
This procedure is one of the commonly used methods for obtaining the limit loads related to the adhesive properties of the coatings.
In this video, you can see in action the model SAHSV-P – vertical test stand for force gauge.
What are the main features of this machine?
1 – The stand allows performing force / displacement tests
2 – Freedom to use customized grippers / clamps according to user’s specific need
3 – Motorized movement with customizable speed
4 – Simple configuration of measuring cycles
5 – It is equipped with safe and reliable data download software
SA564 – cylindrical mandrel tester checks the crack resistance of the coating, or the bending by detachment of painted or treated sheet metal with other coating materials. It therefore allows you to measure the elasticity of the coatings by folding the sample around the interchangeable cylinders.
Operation: place the chosen cylinder in the appropriate place, insert the sample and perform the bending. The test result is based on the following criteria: test passed / test not passed / identification of the breaking limit diameter of the coating.
The solvent rub resistance tester (MEK test) uses mainly methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) as a solvent.
The MEK method is applied to paints, enamels, and is widely used in the paint industry because it provides a quick estimate of wear degree without having to wait for the results of long-term exposure.
The test consists in rubbing a gauze soaked in methyl ethyl ketone on the surface, until a defect or film breakage occurs.
According to the standard, the type of gauze, the distance traveled, the frequency and the approximate pressure applied in the rubbing are specified.
Articulating professional video inspection systems SAVJ by SAMA Tools allows you to reach visually parts that are difficult for operators to access, such as internal parts of cylinders, pipes, tanks, machinery parts and so on.
The small size and the outstanding battery life make them the ideal devices to be used in every industrial field. The adjustable head allows inspecting less accessible parts and with bends.
SAAB523 – rotational abrasion tester by SAMA Tools is able to determine the abrasion resistance performance of various coatings by means of rotary rubbing. It is also used to determine the abrasion resistance of paper, plastic, fabric, decorations, etc.
The samples to be tested, placed on the rotary plate of the abrasion tester, are subjected to the abrasion action by two abrasive wheels with determined pressure.
The abrasive action is obtained by rotating the specimen, cut in the shape of a disc, along the vertical axis, while two abrasive wheels rotate above it.
SA6260 – graphic surface roughness tester by SAMA Tools is a highly professional device that allows viewing the profile on the display and choosing between many roughness parameters.
It is equipped with a remote control to avoid movements during the test; it is suitable for use both in production and in the laboratory.
It is commonly used in quality control on production line and for control of incoming and outgoing goods.
It is suitable for use on a stand.
With graphic software for analysis and export data.
Thanks to SA8850 thickness gauge by SAMA Tools, you can measure the coatings thickness of metal bases in a non-destructive way.
The model SA8850, which you can see in the video, is perfect for quality control in production line and in any other industrial field where it is needed to test coatings (electrolytic treatments, painting, automotive, maritime, construction, etc.).
The instrument can also be employed to measure the thickness of plastic film. This high-precision instrument is supplied with different types of probes to meet every need. If equipped with the probe SA8850PRF10, it can measure thicknesses up to 9.999 μm, while with the probe SA8850PRF90 concave surfaces like inside pipes.
SAUT500D-SW graphic ultrasonic thickness gauge by SAMA Tools has a special function, called Through Coating, which allows measuring the material thickness excluding the painted layer or any other coating layer.
This model of thickness gauge is equipped with a large graphic color display, as you can see in the video, and has automatic adjustment functions for the main parameters.
This is a highly professional device with functions such as A/B scan and fine adjustments of signal parameters.
In the video, you can see in action the model SAP550 – Hardness tester by SAMA Tools, a newly developed instrument with a careful eye on design and on the new technological trends in hardness field.
The large touch screen, the mini wireless printer and the PC interface are all elements that contribute to making the SAP550 a tool that amazes and convinces.
In fact, it combines precision and repeatability of a highly professional instrument with a modern design, and a compactness that is unmatched on the market.
The intuitive and complete user interface makes it possible for everyone to use. Even the less experienced user will get immediate results in a short time and without training courses.
The torque TESTER is an instrument that measures the torque of an object. Torque tests are essential for quality control system in production line in many sectors: from the food industry to packaging, from the cosmetic industry to the automotive industry, and many others in which packaging is designed, developed and controlled.
In the video, you can see an example of how to use the torque meter by measuring the torsional force of a cap of a plastic bottle.
The “in-line” control on a bottling plant ensures that the heads of the capping machines apply enough torque to guarantee the tightness of the seal, but not too high to damage the closure.
The gloss meter is a device widely used for measurements on flat surfaces and operates according to the principle of a refractometer.
This instrument is employed to check the brightness of ink prints, paints, sealing wax, – wood coatings and products, – decorative building materials: marble, granite, glass, glass bricks etc. – plastics or sheets.
The calibration is carried out in a few seconds thanks to the master supplied with the instrument. The three detection geometries, respectively 20°, 60° and 85° allow maximum flexibility of use, covering low, medium and high gloss surfaces.
SA230 is a device for comparative colour measurement, which allows accurate measurements of the difference between all colour types of the same material.
The operating principle is based on the measurement of chromatic aspects of the light that arrives on the surfaces from any source, direct or indirect.
Compact and simple to use, it is particularly suitable for the analysis of intermediate stages of the production of materials such as clothes, constructions, interior decorations, plastics, paint, coatings and porcelain.
The color meters are able to operate on materials such as plastic, metal, prints, painted surfaces and are mainly used for quality control on incoming and outgoing goods.
The SAMA Tools SASSC880 salt spray cabinet is a machine for environmental simulation that allows you to objectively evaluate the behavior of organic and inorganic treatments on metal substrates and the possible occurrence of corrosive effects , in conditions of known aggression.
We are talking about a closed test chamber, where a salty solution (mainly a 5% sodium chloride solution) is atomized by means of a nozzle. This produces a corrosive environment of dense saline mist in the chamber so that the parts exposed in it are subject to highly corrosive conditions.
Other solutions are acetic acid (ASS test) and acetic acid with copper chloride (CASS test), each chosen for the evaluation of decorative coatings, such as electrolytic copper, nickel-chromium-copper, electrolytic copper-nickel or aluminum Anodised.
Glossmeter is a non destructive testing device used to measure coating and/or polished surfaces gloss.
According to different geometries, the reading will be optimized for a particular grade of gloss. Thanks to 3 measuring angles, the gauge can optimize the accuracy of the measurement depending on the surface degree of gloss. Glossmeters are widely used in several industrial fields, like furniture industry, painting, automotive and everywhere is required to inspect the surfaces’ gloss. This instrument is characterized by a wide measuring range and excellent accuracy that make it a highly professional device.
Digital Rotary Viscometers are instruments for testing fluid viscosity and resistance. This devices have a constantly control rotate speed system, and are widely applied in the field of petrol chemistry, medicine, food, industry, laboratory, scientific research, and many others.