H&D 3000 Automated Hardness and Density Tester

Rubber hardness and density testing is made easy using automated technologies to program and executive physical property test sequences.

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H&D 3000 Automated Hardness and Density Tester
The H&D 3000 automated rubber hardness and density tester is designed for high production laboratories requiring regular intervals of both physical properties. MonTech robotics systems carefully handle the sample through each step, measuring each sample until the test completed. Test sequences are easily programmable and modifiable. Due to the unique rotary tray design, the instrument can be continuously loaded and operated. Once the data is collected through MonDevice software, data may be processed into database host systems.


  • Fully automated hardness and density measurement
  • Programmable test sequences
  • 60 different data points with pass/fail evaluation
  • Continuously loaded rotary tray
  • Precise sample handling and removal
  • Integrated pump circuits
  • Hydrostatic weighing
  • Additional hardness testing heads: Shore A, B, C, D, DO, O, OO, OOO, Micro A, Micro D, IRHD N, M, L, VLRH
  • Optional barcode scanner for compound and batch identification

Technical Specifications


ISO 2781
BS 903

Sample Diameter

Circular discs with 30 - 45 mm diameter, 5 - 8mm thickness
(other dimensions and shapes available on request)

Sample Capacity

Continuous rotary sample tray with 20 sample capacity
(Optional sample trays up to 2000 samples are available)

Data Interface

Ethernet (10/100 MBit), USB (int.), CF card (int.), RS232 (optional)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

23.62 in x 25.59 in x 26.77 in (600 mm x 650 mm x 680 mm)


approx. 80 kg net


90-250 V, 1 Amp, 47-63 Hz, Single phase

Instrument Options

- Rotary and stacking sample magazines for up to 2000 samples
- Barcode scanner for Compound and Batch identification
- Sample separation in different containers or stacks (Pass / Fail)
- Rebound testing integration
- more...

Test Method

Hydrostatic weighing according to ISO 2781, ASTM D1817

Measurement Range

< 1.0 g/cm3 to 2.8 g/cm3

Temperature Measurement

Standard for immersion fluid and ambient temperature

Shore A
Test Method

Shore A in accordance with: ISO 868, DIN 53505, ASTM D2240, ISO 7619, NFT 51-174, BS 903-A26

IRHD N in accordance with: DIN ISO 48, ASTM D1415, NFT 46-003, BS 903-A26


Hardened steel rod
Truncated 35° cone
0.79 mm diameter

Spherical Ball
2.50 mm diameter

Measurement Range

0 - 100 Shore A

0 - 100 IRHD

Pressing Force / Load

Contact Pressure: 12.5 N
Spring Force: 8.065 N

Preload: 0.29 N for 2 Seconds
Main load: 5.4 N for 1 - 99 Seconds


0.1 Shore

0.1 IRHD

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