Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

  • Protective Coatings
  • Industrial Finishing
1540-intro-image-1_1

The Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester is a simple instrument for quickly determining the coating adhesion of a large variety of paints up to 50µm (2 mils) thickness.

  • Summary
    • Summary

    • Made from steel, this cross hatch gauge has 11 tapered teeth with 1mm spacing. Two sets of lines are cut at right angles to obtain a pattern of 100 squares.

  • Key Features
    • Key Features

      Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

      Classification of Cross Hatch Test Results

      Surface 

      Typical description of result

      1540-test-1-features

      The edges of the cuts are completely smooth, none of the squares of the lattice is detached.

      ISO: 0

      ASTM: 5B

      1540-test-2-features

      Detachment of small flakes of the coating at the intersections of the cuts. A cross cut area not significantly greater than 5%, is affected.

      ISO: 1

      ASTM: 4B

      1540-test-3-features_2


      The coating has flaked along the edges and/or at the intersections of the cuts. A cross cut area significantly greater than 5%, but not significantly greater than 15%, is affected.

      ISO: 2

      ASTM: 3B

      1540-test4-features

      The coating has flaked along the edges of the cuts partly or wholly in large ribbons, and/or it has flaked partly or wholly on different parts of the squares. A cross cut area significantly greater than 15%, but not significantly greater than 35%, is affected.

      ISO: 3

      ASTM: 2B

      1540-test-5-features

      The coating has flaked along the edges of the cuts in large ribbons and/or some squares have detached partly or wholly. A cross cut area significantly greater than 35%, but not significantly greater than 65%, is affected.

      ISO: 4

      ASTM: 1B

      1540-test-6-features

      Any degree of flaking that cannot be classified even by classification 4 (1B).

      ISO: 5

      ASTM: 0B

      Images and descriptions based on information published in ISO2409 and ASTM D 3559-B

  • Technical Information
    • Technical Specification
      Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester
      Part Number Description Certificate
      K0001540M001 Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester (11 x 1mm)
      Optional Calibration Certificate available
      Optional Calibration Certificate available.
  • Downloads
    • Downloads
      • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester Instruction Manual

      • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester Datasheet

  • Part Numbers
    • Part Numbers
      Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester
      • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

        The Elcometer 1540 Adhesion Tester is a simple instrument for quickly determining the coating adhesion of a large variety of paints up to 50µm (2 mils) thickness.

        • Part Number : K0001540M001
        • Certification : No Certificate
        • Part Number : K0001540M001C
        • Certification : Calibration Certificate

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

  • Protective Coatings
  • Industrial Finishing
1540-intro-image-1_1

The Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester is a simple instrument for quickly determining the coating adhesion of a large variety of paints up to 50µm (2 mils) thickness.

Summary

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

Made from steel, this cross hatch gauge has 11 tapered teeth with 1mm spacing. Two sets of lines are cut at right angles to obtain a pattern of 100 squares.

Downloads
  • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester Instruction Manual

  • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester Datasheet

Key Features

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

Classification of Cross Hatch Test Results

Surface 

Typical description of result

1540-test-1-features

The edges of the cuts are completely smooth, none of the squares of the lattice is detached.

ISO: 0

ASTM: 5B

1540-test-2-features

Detachment of small flakes of the coating at the intersections of the cuts. A cross cut area not significantly greater than 5%, is affected.

ISO: 1

ASTM: 4B

1540-test-3-features_2


The coating has flaked along the edges and/or at the intersections of the cuts. A cross cut area significantly greater than 5%, but not significantly greater than 15%, is affected.

ISO: 2

ASTM: 3B

1540-test4-features

The coating has flaked along the edges of the cuts partly or wholly in large ribbons, and/or it has flaked partly or wholly on different parts of the squares. A cross cut area significantly greater than 15%, but not significantly greater than 35%, is affected.

ISO: 3

ASTM: 2B

1540-test-5-features

The coating has flaked along the edges of the cuts in large ribbons and/or some squares have detached partly or wholly. A cross cut area significantly greater than 35%, but not significantly greater than 65%, is affected.

ISO: 4

ASTM: 1B

1540-test-6-features

Any degree of flaking that cannot be classified even by classification 4 (1B).

ISO: 5

ASTM: 0B

Images and descriptions based on information published in ISO2409 and ASTM D 3559-B

Technical Specification
Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester
Part Number Description Certificate
K0001540M001 Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester (11 x 1mm)
Optional Calibration Certificate available
Optional Calibration Certificate available.
Part Numbers
Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester
  • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

    The Elcometer 1540 Adhesion Tester is a simple instrument for quickly determining the coating adhesion of a large variety of paints up to 50µm (2 mils) thickness.

    • Part Number : K0001540M001
    • Certification : No Certificate
    • Part Number : K0001540M001C
    • Certification : Calibration Certificate