DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Tester

DeFelsko is pleased to announce their PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer. The SHD Shore Hardness Durometer couples DeFelsko's universal Standard or Advanced PosiTector bodies with either a Shore A or Shore D scale durometer probe, to measure the hardness of relatively soft materials, and store the readings for evaluation or incorporation into inspection reports.

Many quality standards are requiring testing of the hardness of applied coatings. PosiTector SHD provides the means to check hardness of a variety of coating types, in a digital gauge that can store readings, date and time stamp stored readings. Both models of PosiTector gauge body accept all PosiTector probes: 6000, 200, SPG, RTR, DPM, UTG, as well as the new SHD Shore Hardness Durometer probes. Like all PosiTector gauges, the new SHD is simple-to-use, durable, accurate, and provides a variety of performance options to suit any application where Shore hardness values must be determined.

Hardness testing of softer materials, such as rubbers, plastics, and epoxies, is necessary in pipeline coating and repair, rubber and plastics manufacturing, tire production, and gasket and seal manufacturing, among other industries. The relative hardness of the material determines which hardness scale is used. The Shore hardness scales are used for relatively softer materials. In general, you would select:

Shore A - soft to hard aterials, including soft rubber, elastomers, neoprene, silicone, etc.
Shore D - medium to harder materials, such as hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc.


PosiTector SHS Shore Hardness Durometers conform to the following standards:

  • ASTM D2240 - Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness
  • ISO 868 - Plastics and ebonite -- Determination of indentation hardness by means of a durometer (Shore hardness)
  • ISO 7267 - Rubber-covered rollers — Determination of apparent hardness — Part 3: Pusey and Jones method
  • ISO 7619 - Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of indentation hardness — Part 1: Durometer method (Shore hardness)
  • DIN 53505 - Testing of rubber - Shore A and Shore D hardness test

Like all PosiTector gages, the Shore Hardness Durometer is supplied with NIST-traceable, long-form Calibration Certificate. The SHD can be used in-hand, or with a Durometer Test Stand to ensure consistent probe placement and applied force.


  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • User-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown to conform to national and international standards
  • Flashing display - ideal for noisy environments
  • Enhanced one-handed menu navigation
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings
  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant – weatherproof
  • Hardened steel indentor

  • Auto Ignore mode ignores hardness readings below 20 and above 90 per international standards
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution to 0.1
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM
  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector SHD, 6000, 200, SPG, RTR, DPM and UTG probes easily converting from a shore hardness durometer to a coating thickness gage, surface profile gage, dew point meter or wall thickness gage. View Video
  • High contrast, reversible color LCD with backlit display
  • Selectable display languages
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)
  •  Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max hardness and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture – save screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when hardness measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing & reporting data:
    • PosiSoft USB Drive - stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/ Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required
    • PosiSoft Desktop - desktop software (PC/Mac) for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data. Available as a free download.
    • account - a free web-based application offering secure storage of thickness readings
    • PosiTector App - (Advanced models only) - Mobile app connects PosiTector Advanced instruments to your iOS or Android smart device.
  • Every stored shore hardness measurement is date and time stamped
  • Software updates via the internet keep your gage current
  • Includes test block to verify operation
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Two year warranty on body AND probe
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)



SHD STANDARD MODEL: stores up to 250 readings,  that can be viewed on the colour LCD screen, or downloaded


  • Storage of 100,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Auto Sub-Batch – automatically create sub-batches after the required number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Batch/Reading annotation—add notes and change batch names with onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with and downloads software updates
  • Data transfer via USB to a PC or via Bluetooth Wireless Technology to a mobile device, PC or printer
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, wall thickness and hardness measurements in individual batches
  • PosiTector App - Mobile app connects PosiTector Advanced instruments to your iOS or Android smart device
  • Auto-pairing Bluetooth BLE connection
  • Easily create custom reports from your measurement data in seconds
  • Export readings to PosiSoft Desktop or synchronize readings with for further reporting and archival options



All Gages Come Complete with test block, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA alkaline batteries, instructions, nylon carrying case with shoulder strap, Long Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST, protective lens shield, USB cable, PosiSoft Software, two (2) year warranty.

Optional Accessories:

Test Blocks for checking operation of durometers.
Available in Shore A or Shore D


Durometer Test Stands for laboratory use of Durometers. Available in Shore A or Shore D models


PosiTector SHD Universal Adaptor for use with threaded mounts in other test stands or calibrators


Click to download datasheet for the PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer


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