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TQC Bend Test Conical Mandrel Basic

DIN EN ISO 6860, ASTM D522

The TQC Conical Bend Test "Basic" is a simplified version of the TQC Conical Bend Test "Pro". It 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 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. 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.

Conical Mandrel Test BD3000



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Features

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  • Sturdy apparatus made of a combination of anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Large Knob on bending arm for easy and smooth bending

Conical Mandrel In Use Conical Mandrel In Use

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
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
Weight: 3300 grams

 

Use

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  1. Position the apparatus such that the fixation nuts are facing forwards.
  2. Loosen the nuts and move the bending-handle in the front direction so it is positioned at the same side as the fixation nuts are.
  3. Position the test panel with the coating facing towards (direction of operator) between the conical mandrel and the steel bending bar in such a way that the panel can be secured in place with the nuts.
  4. Now slowly move the bending-handle to the other side of the apparatus thus bending the test panel over the conical mandrel.
  5. Visually observe the test panel and check for cracks. If any cracks have occurred note the diameter of the beginning and end of the crack.
  6. Loosen friction nuts and remove test panel.

Conical Mandrel In Use Conical Mandrel In Use

 

Safety Precautions

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  • Make sure to keep fingers and other body parts clear from the bending area when performing a test.
  • Make sure all actions such as the clamping and bending are carried out without using any heavy forces
  • Don't exceed the max. Panel thickness.
  • Check the mandrel visually for mechanical damages or marks.

 

Special Care

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Though robust in design, this instrument is precision-machined. Never drop it or knock it over. Always clean the instrument after use. Clean the instrument using a soft dry cloth. Never clean the instrument by any mechanical means such as a wire brush or abrasive paper. This may cause, just like the use of aggressive cleaning agents, permanent damage. Do not use compressed air to clean the instrument.

 

Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices
MN-301003 Bend Test Conical Mandrel, Basic $895.00

 

 

 

Conical Mandrel Test BD3000 Pro

DIN EN ISO 6860, ASTM D522

The Conical Mandrel Test BD3000 is a laboratory apparatus to bend coated test panels over a conical shaped mandrel in order to assess the resistance of a coating, paint or varnish, to cracking and/or detachment from a metal test panel under standard conditions. Conical Mandrel Test BD3000



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Features

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Sturdy apparatus made of a combination of anodized aluminum and stainless steel. Ergonomic clamping device for test panels and large knob on bending arm for easy and smooth bending.

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
Mandrel Range: 4 to 38 mm dia.
Test Panel Size: 100 x 180 mm
Max. Panel Thickness: 0.8 mm
Apparatus Dimensions: 110 x 250 x 150 mm
Weight: 4200 grams

 

Operation

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Mandrel Operation
  1. Position the apparatus such that the fixation clamp (1) are facing forward.
  2. Loosen the fixation clamp and move the bending-handle (2) in the direction of the arrow so it is positioned at the side as the fixation clamp.
  3. Position the test panel with the coating facing forward (direction of operator) between the conical mandrel and the steel bending bar so that the panel can be secured in place with the clamping device (3) and tighten it with the clamp.
  4. Now slowly move the bending-handle (2) to the other side of the apparatus thus bending the test panel over the conical mandrel.
  5. Visually observe the test panel and check for cracks. If any have occurred note the diameter (3) of the beginning and end of the crack.
  6. Loosen fixation clamp (1) and remove test panel.

 

Applications

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Test apparatus used with wet and powder coatings in coatings in coating manufacturers laboratories and qc-labs of coating applicators.

 

Special Care

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Make sure all actions such as the clamping and bending are carried out without using any heavy forces, don’t exceed the max panel thickness. Check the mandrel visually for mechanical damages or marks.

 

Safety Precautions

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Make sure to keep fingers and other body-parts clear from the bending area when performing a test.

 

Video

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Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices
MN-301101 Conical Mandrel Test BD3000 Pro complete with certificate of conformity $1,749.00



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