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SEMicro PATTI Adhesion Tester

SEMicro PATTI Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® PNEUMATIC QUANTUM SERIES ADHESION TENSILE TESTING INSTRUMENT is a new line of portable adhesion testers with an updated look and feel. Models include Digital and Analog units.

The PATTI® QUANTUM Gold is a digital model and included laptop with pre-installed LabVIEW® software package. The Gold package also includes a USB camera attachment to document the results of each pull and is integrated into the software as well. HTML report generation capabilities allow for immediate posting of the pull-test results online via the user’s server.

For customers requiring a digital readout but not the value-added items in the Gold package, consider the PATTI® QUANTUM Digital. If testing coatings on concrete, consider the QUANTUM CONCRETE - a package that includes all of the proper accessories required by this type of testing.



  • LabVIEW®-created software package (pre-installed in laptop) developed specifically for the PATTI® QUANTUM GOLD - elminates the need for charts.*
  • Computer generated reporting capabilities in HTML - suitable for immediate posting on your server to share pull-test results instantly.*
  • USB camera attachment and associated software to photo document pulls*
  • New regulator eliminates the internal pop valve, allowing for use of entire air cartridge
  • New air cartridge capacity is twice that of older PATTI® models
  • Can use the same pistons, pull-stubs and supplies as previous PATTI®’s
  • The reduced size makes the QUANTUM series lighter and more portable than ever
  • The same quality and support you have come to expect from the PATTI
  • Rugged, extruded aluminum instrument case
  • The PATTI® QUANTUM can be used to measure the adhesion strength of numerous coatings
    including: paints, polymers, ceramics, inks, thermal and arc-sprayed metals
  • The test surface can be smooth, rough, porous, flat or curved (curved surfaces require custom stubs)
  • The PATTI® QUANTUM can also be used to test the strength of adhesives at room temperature or even under non-roomenvironmental conditions from 32-212 °F (0-100 °C)

* These features are only available on the PATTI® QUANTUM Gold model

PATTI Quantum Concrete Analog The self-aligning PATTI® QUANTUM Analog model for concrete is also available. This model quantitatively measures the adhesion strength of paints, films, coatings and adhesives on concrete. It is great for both laboratory and field use.

Technical Data

Technical Data
Gas Supply: Self-Contained CO2 Cartridge or external (bottled) supply, 100-150 psig
Power: (1) 9V Battery (included) or 120 VAC (digital models only)
Weight: < 4 Pounds
Dimensions: 7.5” (19 cm) x 7” (17.8 cm) x 3.5” (8.9 cm) (Control Module)
Load Range: 1-10,000+ psi using standard ½” diameter Pull-Stubs
Display: 4 ½ digit seven-segment display (digital models only)
Operating Temp. Range: 50 – 120 °F
Standards: Conforms to ASTM D4541, D7234 & Many other international standards

Instructions for Use

First, the operator bonds one of the supplied aluminum pull-stubs to the test surface using the epoxy supplied with the package. After the adhesive has cured, the operator attaches the selected piston. Then the operator pushes and holds the “RUN” button.

The PATTI® QUANTUM uses compressed, inert gas to apply a continuous tensile load to the piston, perpendicular to the pull-stub. All pistons are self-aligning. Once the pullstub is detached from the surface or the specified load is reached, the operator releases the “RUN” button. Finally, the operator records the results of the test to allow for tensile strength reporting.

Scratch Adhesion Mar Tester (S.A.M. Tester) Diagram

Model Comparison

The main difference between the Quantum Analog and the Quantum Digital is the accuracy of the test data. The resolution of the analog gauge is 2 psi. The resolution of the digital gauge is 0.1 psi. Note that this value indicates the pressure that was applied to the piston and NOT the tensile strength of the coating. To obtain the tensile strength, the pressure applied to the piston must be scaled by the appropriate conversion factor.

In the lower range of a given piston, the analog model will introduce much more uncertainty. At 10 psi as read on the analog gauge, the true tensile strength and calculated tensile strength could differ by 10% or more. The digital gauge eliminates this error. However, if you are in the upper range of a piston, the resolution of the analog gauge does not have as much of an effect. At 100 psi as read on the analog gauge, the true tensile strength and calculated tensile strength could differ by only 1% or so.

If you know the suspected tensile strength of the coating you wish to test and you choose a piston whose upper range contains this value, the Quantum Analog should suffice. However, to eliminate the human error altogether, the Quantum digital model is appropriate.


P.A.T.T.I Comparison Chart
Models: P.A.T.T.I.-KPATTI K QuantumQuantum Analog Quatum DigitalQuantum Digital Quamtum GoldQuantume Gold
Size of Control Module: (L" x W" x H") 7 x 5 x 3 7.25 x 6.75 x 3.75 7.25 x 6.75 x 2.5 7.25 x 6.75 x 2.5
Weight of Control Module: -1.25 lbs -4.1 lbs -2.75 lbs -3.0 lbs
Rugged Powder Coated Enclosure:  
Can be used with any Piston or Pull-Stub: F-2, F-4 or F-8 only
16 gram CO2 Cartridge Capability for Maximum Portability:
Accepts Bottled or Shop Air in: (150 psi regulated MAX)
1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty:
Power Options: N/A N/A 9V batt. or AC adap. 9V batt. or AC adap.
High Accuracy Digital Display:    
Computer Connectable:      
Auto Tensile Strength Conversion:       Yes, using inc. laptop
Backlit Display:        
On-board Memory:        
Dedicated Laptop Computer Included:      
Lab-VIEW software w/Auto Tensile Strength Conversion, ASTM D 4541 Compliance Verification & Report Generation:      
USB Camera Photo-Documentation Attachment with Stand:      
Allows for added future funtionality via Software Upgrades:      



Prices listed in US dollars and subject to change    For more info Contact Us or call 954-946-9454    Request a Quote
Item Number Item Prices
Complete Systems
PA-916907 PATTI Quantum Analog Laboratory/Field CONCRETE model - includes Analog Laboratory/Field control module, one single load range piston (state range desired), transport toolbox, accessory kit [50 1/2 pull-stubs, 50 adhesive masks, high and low-pressure hoses, epoxy kit, talcum powder, 6 CO2 cartridges] and instruction manual 2,195.00
PA-916915 PATTI Quantum Digital Laboratory/Field model - includes Digital Laboratory/Field control module, one single load range piston (state range desired), transport toolbox, accessory kit [40 San*O*dized pull-stubs, 40 adhesive masks, high and low-pressure hoses, epoxy kit, talcum powder, 6 *CO2 cartridges] and instruction manual. 3,495.00
PA-916925 PATTI Quatum Gold Laboratory/Field model - includes Digital Laboratory/Field control module, one single load range piston (state range desired), netbook computer with pre-installed LabVIEW-generated software analysis package, USB camera with custom stand for photo-documentation, transport toolbox, accessory kit [50 1/2" pull-stubs, 50 adhesive masks, high and low pressure hoses, epoxy kit, talcum powder, *6 CO2 cartridges] and instruction manual. 6,995.00
May substitute F-20 Piston - Please call for pricing.
Replacement Accessories
Item Number Piston Load Range (PSI using 1/2” dia. pull-stubs) Piston Diameter Prices
PA-PATTI/F-1 F-1 50-500 1.75" $418.95
PA-PATTI/F-2 F-2 100-1000 2.25" 418.95
PA-PATTI/F-4 F-4 200-2000 2.875" 418.95
PA-PATTI/F-8 F-8 400-4000 3.75" 418.95
PA-PATTI/F-8/12 F-8/12 (F-20)
(3 Load Ranges)
F-8; 400-4,000
F-12; 600-6,000
F-20; 1000-10,000
5.75" 471.45
PA-PATTI/PS100 1/2 Aluminum Pull-Stubs (Pk of 100) 177.45
PA-PATTI/PS1 1" Pull Stubs (Pk of 20) (Stand off ring required) 105.00
PA-PATTI/PS2.0 2" Pull Stubs (Pk of 10) (Stand off ring required) 103.95
PA-SOR Stand Off Ring and Adapter for 1" and 2" Pull Stubs 33.60
Special Diameter Pull Stubs available - call for quote.
PA-916941 CO2 Cartridges, Pkg of 6 27.30
PA-PATTI/42 Gasket Replacement for Piston (MUST STATE PISTON SIZE) (For F-20 Piston specify range otherwise 2 gaskets will be supplied) 51.45
PA-PATTI/47 Epoxy Tubes 14.70
PA-PATTI/67 Adhesive Masks, Pkg of 100 (Replaces 1/2” Cut Off Rings) 61.95


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