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Durometer Operating Stands

Article No. 11764

Durometer Stand For Types C ,D, DO

The 7000D is compatible with durometer ASTM types C, D and DO.

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$2,496.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


  • The PTC Hydraulic Durometer Operating Stands are precisely engineered and have a hydraulic damper that controls the rate of descent smoothly, without jump or stutter.
  • The unit is activated with a simple smooth lever control.
  • This stand is designed for serious testing eliminating operator variability and increased accuracy and repeatability.
  • Whether in the lab or in a production environment you will get accurate and repeatable readings you can trust. 
  • The specimen support table is adjusted to test materials of various thicknesses. An O-ring fixture can also be used when testing O-rings.
  • Heavy-duty stand with a solid base for stability and a one-inch diameter Stainless Steel Precision Ground Support Shaft for accurate alignment
  • Accommodates both standard e2000 and Pencil Style Durometers with the included small mounting knob
  • Hydraulically Controlled Rate of Descent
  • Cam Actuated Raise and Lower
  • Adjustable Specimen Support Table
  • Eliminates User Error
  • Increases Accuracy
  • NIST Certification Available
  • It is made with high precision components throughout. Including ball bearings, sintered bronze bushings and precision machined components
  • Will accept sample materials up to 3" (76mm) thick depending on the height of the durometer used
  • ASTM D2240 Type 2

Technical Attributes

  • Data
    Part No.1176311764
    Durometer Compatibility:ASTM types A, B, E, O and Asker®CASTM types C, D and DO
    Weight:36 lb (16.33 kg)45 lb (20.4 kg)
    Height:27" (68.58 cm)
    Base Dimensions:9.75" x 8" (234 mm x 203 mm)
    Specimen Table:6" x 4" (152 mm x 101 mm)4" x 4" (101 mm x 101 mm)
    Shipping Weight:46 lb (20.87 kg)60 lb (27.21 kg)


ASTM D2240 Type 2


Durometer Operating Stand 7000D Set-up and Instructions for Durometers with ASTM Type C, D or DO

  1. The Operating Stand should be placed on a solid level work surface and checked with the bubble level. Adjust the base using the 3 leveling knobs.
  2. Remove both plugs from the top of the oil chamber with the a hex key. Fill the oil chamber with hydraulic oil (80 ml.) using the syringe. Replace the plugs and snug with hex key.
  3. Lower the specimen table down to the lowest position.
  4. Mount the swivel head adapter to the 8-32” screw by turning 3 or 4 turns and tighten the thumb screw. A mounting Knob is provided for Durometers without a threaded mounting hole. Rotate the handle to the forward position.
  5. Place the setting block with center hole on the specimen table. Adjust the Durometer within ¼ “of the setting block.
  6. Place the setting block on the specimen table.
  7. Release the operating handle allowing the durometer to settle on the setting block with the indenter placed in the center hole. Never allow the tip to make contact with specimen table. This protects the indentor tip from damage.
  8. Grasp the lower portion of the durometer body with the thumb and index finger and adjust the pressor foot so that it is flush with the setting block.
  9. Tighten the swivel head thumb screw while holding the durometer body in position.
  10. Return the handle to the forward position and remove the setting block. Adjust the specimen table to accommodate the material thickness.
  11. Place the test specimen on the table.
  12. Begin testing by releasing the handle. The test specimen shall be at least 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) in thickness unless it is known that results equivalent to the 6.0-mm (0.24-in.) values are obtained with a thinner specimen.

Note: The durometer pressor foot parallelism to the specimen table should be verified every time the durometer is mounted.

Conical indenters (ASTM Type C and D) are easily damaged by making contact directly to the specimen table without a test specimen. Always use the setting block when checking parallelism.

Delivery Content

Hex Key for removing oil chamber plugs, Mounting Knob for 200 and 500 Series PTC Durometers, Swivel Head Adapter, Setting Block ASTM Type C & D, Bubble Level

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