PosiTector SHD - Shore Hardness Tester

PosiTector SHD - Shore Hardness Tester

DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometers

Shore A

shore a

Shore D

shore d


The PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials such as polymers, elastomers and rubbers. In the corrosion industry, durometers are commonly used to ensure proper curing of thick coatings and pipeline repair wraps.

The 2 PosiTector SHD models look and operate identically and vary only in the spring pressure and shape of the indenter tip. This allows the 2 models to accurately measure different hardness ranges:

  • Shore A (SHDA) - for soft to hard materials such as soft rubber, elastomers, neoprene, silicone, etc...
  • Shore D (SHDD) - for medium to extra hard materials such as hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC, acrylic, etc...

Shore A
shore a measurements
Shore D
shore d measurements



  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • User-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown to conform to national and international standards.
  • Enhanced one-handed menu navigation
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Hardened steel indentor
  • Two year warranty on body and probe


  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included
  • Auto Ignore mode disregards readings below 20 and above 90 per international standards
  • HI-RES mode increases displayed resolution to 0.1
  • Includes test block to verify operation
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM


  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector SHD, 6000, 200, RTR, DPM and UTG probes easily converting from a shore hardness durometer to a coating thickness gauge, surface profile gauge, dew point meter or wall thickness gauge.
  • Selectable display languages
  • High contrast, reversible color LCD with backlit display for bright or dark environments
  • Flip display enables right side up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)


  • Continually displays / updates average, standard deviation, min / max hardness and number of readings while measuring.
  • Screen Capture - save screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Sealed USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included.
  • PosiSoft USB Drive - stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC / Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required.
  • Software updates via the internet keep your gauge current
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing and reporting data
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped.

Standard models include all the features above plus:

  • Storage of 250 readings per probe - stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced models include all the features above plus:

  • Storage of 100,000 readings from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Auto Sub-Batch - automatically creates sub-batches after the required number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Batch / Reading annotation - add notes and change batch names with onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, wall thickness and hardness measurements in individual batches
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third party software.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols.


PosiSoft Desktop
Powerful desktop software for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data. No internet connection required.

  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Import readings directly from the gauge via USB or from legacy PosiSoft desktop versions
  • Synchronize measurement data including readings, notes and pictures to and from PosiSoft.net

The intuitive and familiar user interface of PosiSoft Desktop brought to your web browser. Data is securely stored in the cloud.

PosiTector App
An easy-to-use mobile app (IOS / Android) that connects to your PosiTector Advanced, PosiTector Smartlink or PosiTest AT.

PosiSoft USB
A simple gauge interface to retrieve data in a manner similar to a flash drive. No software to install or internet connection required.



Measurement Range: 0 - 100
Accuracy: ± 1
Resolution: 0.1
Dimensions: 5.4" x 2.4" x 1.1" (137 x 61 x 28 mm)
Weight: 6.5 oz (185 g) without batteries

PosiTector SHD gauges come complete with:

  • Test Block
  • Protective Rubber Holster with Belt Clip
  • Protective Lens Shield
  • Wrist Strap
  • USB Cable
  • PosiSoft Software
  • 3 AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Nylon Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap
  • Long Form Certificate of Calibration Traceable to NIST
  • Instructions
  • 2-Year Warranty


  • Test Blocks for Shore A or Shore D - Ideal for checking the operation of durometers.
  • Durometer Test Stands - facilitate consistent probe placement. Two models are available - Shore A or Shore D.
  • PosiTector SHD Universal Adapter for use with threaded mounts in other test stands or calibrators.

Product Literature

Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
DeFelsko Positector SHD Shore A Standard Body and Probe HT-DF-SHDA1-G $880.00
DeFelsko Positector SHD Shore A Advanced Body and Probe HT-DF-SHDA3-G $1,330.00
DeFelsko Positector SHD Shore A Probe Only HT-DF-PRBSHDA $555.00
DeFelsko Positector SHD Shore D Standard Body and Probe HT-DF-SHDD1-G $880.00
DeFelsko Positector SHD Shore D Advanced Body and Probe HT-DF-SHDD3-G $1,330.00
DeFelsko Positector SHD Shore D Probe Only HT-DF-PRBSHDD $555.00
DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore A 30 Test Block HT-DF-SHDTEST30A $25.00
DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore A 50 Test Block HT-DF-SHDTEST50A $25.00
DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore A 75 Test Block HT-DF-SHDTEST75A $25.00
DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore D 25 Test Block HT-DF-SHDTEST25D $25.00
DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore D 46 Test Block HT-DF-SHDTEST46D $25.00
DeFelsko PosiTector SHD Shore D 75 Test Block HT-DF-SHDTEST75D $25.00
DeFelsko Durometer Test Stand for Shore A HT-DF-SHDSTANDA $1,280.00
DeFelsko Durometer Test Stand for Shore D HT-DF-SHDSTANDD $1,280.00
DeFelsko Universal Adapter HT-DF-SHDPRBMNT $540.00