Product Description
Technical Specification
Instruction Manual

Elcometer 5300 Linear Drying Time Recorder - Discontinued

Discontinued Product – for servicing use only

The Elcometer 5300 is designed to determine paint drying time by linear recording, with up to 10 positions (5 each side of the centre column) tested simultaneously.

Ten rods with hemispherical tips, fitted to a carriage, are brought into contact with the fresh films at one end of the test piece and moved lengthwise.

The drying time is calculated from the distance travelled, measured using a graduated rule along the edge, corresponding to the various stages observed on the trace.

The coatings are applied beforehand on glass strips 25mm (0.98”) wide and 700mm (27.5”) long. Using the Elcometer 3505 Cube Film Applicators, it is possible to apply up to five coatings simultaneously on a glass plate.

  • The drying time recorder automatically stops at the end of travel
  • The load on each ball is 11g (0.37oz), although additional weights can bring this load up to 21g (0.71oz)


How to use a linear drying time recorder

A Linear Drying Time Recorder calculates the drying time using the principle that:

Distance = Speed x Time

A ball tip is placed into the coating being tested and the drying time recorder begins to move the ball at a predefined speed. As the coating dries, the visual trace left in the coating by the ball identifies each stage of the cure.


Elcometer 5300 Linear Drying Time Recorder

Technical Specification

Part Number Description Certificate
UK 240V/ EUR 220V US 110V    
- - Elcometer 5300 Linear Drying Time Recorder ο
Tool Diameter 4.76mm (0.19”)
Speed 6 speeds, between 12mm (0.5”) and 600mm (24”) per hour
Dimensions 860 x 420 x 170mm (34 x 16.5 x 6.7”)
Weight 18kg (40lb)
Packing List Elcometer 5300, 12 glass strips, 10 x 10g (0.35oz) weights and operating instructions


ο Optional Calibration Certificate available


- Glass Strip 700 x 25mm (28 x 1”), set of 10
- Ball Tool - set of 5
- Additional 10g (0.35oz) Weights, set of 5
- Glass Plate 700 x 145mm (28 x 5.7”), set of 6
- Elcometer 3505/1 Metric Cube Film Applicator - 1 Stripe
- Elcometer 3505/2 Metric Cube Film Applicator - 5 Stripes