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PST 1 Introduction Video


PST 1 Force Gauge is designed to check the adhesive force of edges on support materials. With the Force Gauge, checks can be made with respect to the quality of workmanship. Feed speed, travel distance, tension, and traction angle are fixed. Ball transfer units on the guide surface of the Test Stand reduce the coefficient of friction. Likewise the self-locking jaws and smooth guide rollers always guarantee reproducible and comparable results. Measurement errors caused by the "human factor" are reduced to a minimum.


The PST 1 Force Gauge is designed for adhesive forces up to 500 N. With a travel distance of 100 mm (3.9 in) and a feed rate of 0.3 m / min (11.8 in / min), testing an edge can be performed by trained personnel in less than a minute. After clamping the test edge, measurement takes place in automatic mode as soon as the triggering force of 20 N is reached. At the end of the measurement process, statistical data appears on the display, including Min. and Max. values, as well as an average value of peel strength. If necessary, the evaluation of the measurement can also be done via the included software which enables different statistical values and the display of a force-time diagram. Read a test report on the PST 1 by Jürgen Herrmann, REHAU AG + Co – United Polymer Solutions.

Force Gauge for Peel Tests PST 1

  • Measuring range 500 N / 50 kg / 110 lbs
    Measurable edge thickness 0.4 mm ... 3.5 mm
    0.02 in ... 0.14 in
    Measurable plate thicknesses 10 mm ... 64 mm
    0.4 in ... 2.5 in
    Travel speed 0.3 m/min / 11.8 in/min
    Traverse 100 mm / 3.9 in
    Measurement accuracy ± 0.1 % of the measuring range
    Resolution 0.1 N / 0.010 kg / 0.02 lbs
    Max. overload ± 20 %
    Display Graphic display with backlight
    61 mm x 34 mm / 2.4 in x 1.3 in
    Operating modes manual / automatic
    Interface USB
    Environmental conditions -10 °C ... +40 °C / 14 °F ... 104 °F
    Weight ca. 9 kg / 19.8 lbs
    Power supply ~230 V / 12V; 1.2 A
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 490 mm x 210 mm x 150 mm
    19.3 in x 8.3 in x 5.9 in
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