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Test Blocks for Durometers

Part#: SHGLDR188/189 Series
Supplier: Shimana
Calibration Certificate: is available at extra cost
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These Shimana Durometer Test Block Kits are used as a method of determining the operational status of a durometer. Using these test blocks as a reference indicates if a durometer is reading within tolerance. The Durometer Blocks can also be used to train a technician on how to properly take measurements with a durometer.



It is recommended that you verify that the shore durometer is performing correctly before taking on any rubber/foam/plastic hardness testing measurements by checking the hardness of a rubber test block and then comparing it to the calibration data written on the case. Test blocks are not to be used as a calibration device but only as a reference. Durometer calibration must be accomplished by an accredited lab.


For better hardness measurements using a durometer the user must develop the proper "feel" for the gauge. However, for more accurate, repeatable results the use of a durometer stand is highly recommended. We carry the Shimana SHWSDR059 Series of Shore A and D durometer test stands. The stands includes the proper load weights required for testing in durometer scales (A and D), as noted in ASTM D2240. Used in conjunction with a durometer the stand will eliminate the operator error sometimes associated with shop floor durometer testing.


For periodic verification of a durometer calibration accuracy take an average of 3 readings in different spots on each test block. The results should be close to those shown on the case within ± 2 HA.


  • technicians can perform a quick check for proper durometer operation using these test block kits
  • technicians can use these blocks to train themselfs on how to take better measurements with a durometer


  • color coded test blocks each of which measures ¼" x 2" x 2"
  • 7 Color-Coded Test Blocks for Type A durometers: purple 36 HA, brown 42 HA, green 55HA, orange 67 HA, red 75 HA, yellow 85 HA, black 94 HA
  • 3 Color-Coded Test Blocks for Type D durometers: yellow 32 HA, gray 47 HA, white 88HA

standard delivery

  • Carrying case 1 pc
  • Test blocks: 7 pc for Shore A, 3 pc for Shore D

Need to have this new Shimana SHGLDR188/189 Series Test Blocks for Durometers calibrated? While this gauge has passed a quality control check, having a calibration certificate for durometers might be required by your quality control system. Digital Measurement Metrology (owner of ProcessInstruments.ca) is a canadian metrology company with more than 25 years of experience. Our Brampton, Ontario based calibration lab has one of the most comprehensive ISO 17025 accredited calibration scope in Canada.

Do you have an old Shimana gauge to be calibrated? We might be able to calibrate Shimana durometers (Shimana SHGLDR188/189 Series or a different model) and provide an ISO, NIST traceable calibration certificate. Please contact our metrology lab for more info.

Ordering info

SKUDescription ShoreIn Stock
SHGLDR188Durometer Test Blocks A 2
SHGLDR189Durometer Test Blocks D 2

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