The P.A.T.T.I.-K Analog Adhesion Tester uses compressed inert gas to apply a continuous tensile load to an aluminum pull-stub which is bonded to the test surface with an adhesive. After the adhesive has cured, the operator attaches the piston. Then the operator pushes and holds the “RUN” button. A continuous load is then applied perpendicular to the pull-stub until failure occurs, or until a specified load is reached.
The P.A.T.T.I.-K can be pressurized with CO2 cartridges to make it portable for field use. In the laboratory, nitrogen or any clean inert gas system providing at least 100 psig (up to 160 psig) can be used.
The P.A.T.T.I.-K instrument and method conforms to ASTM D 4541: “Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers” and is classified as a Type IV instrument.
· The new design makes the P.A.T.T.I.-K lighter than any other portable adhesion tester with the same quality you have come to expect from the P.A.T.T.I.®
· Allows for testing coatings up to 5000 psi (using F-8 Model with standard 1/2” stubs)
· Accepts 12 gram, unthreaded CO2 Cartridges or External Air Supply
· Tensile Strengths noted in units of psi and bar
· No Conversion Charts needed for the most popular configurations!
· F-2, F-4 and F-8 models with 1/2” stubs available
· For laboratory or field use
· The self-aligning P.A.T.T.I.-K quantitatively measures the adhesion strength of numerous coatings, including paints, polymers, ceramics, inks, films, adhesives, and thermal or arc-sprayed metals.
· The test surface can be smooth, rough, porous, flat or curved
· Custom-machined pull-stubs are available at any size, either flat or with a radius to match curved surfaces.
The P.A.T.T.I.-K can also be used to test the strength of adhesives under non-room environmental conditions from 32-212 degrees Fahrenheit ( 0 - 100 degrees Celsius).