The TQC Conical Bend Test is a laboratory apparatus to bend coated test panels over a conical shaped mandrel in order to assess the elasticity or resistance of a coating, paint or varnish to cracking, elongation and/or detachment from a metal test panel in accordance with ISO 6860 and ASTM D522. The sample panel is secured by means of two clamping knobs which has to be tightened and untightened by turning respectively clockwise or anti-clockwise.
The conical shape of the bending area allows the deformation of the test panel and examination of the elasticity range of a coating over any diameter between 3.1 and 38 mm in one single test.
Sturdy apparatus made of a combination of anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
Large Knob on bending arm for easy and smooth bending
Special Care: Though robust in design, this instrument is precision-machined. Always clean the instrument after use with a soft dry cloth. Do not use compressed air to clean the instrument.
|Mandrel Range:||3.1 to 38 mm dia.|
|Test Panel Size:||100 x 180 mm|
|Max. Panel Thickness:||0.8 mm|
|Apparatus Dimensions:||110 x 270 x 100 mm|