Elcometer 508 Push Off Adhesion Tester

The Elcometer 508 Push Off Adhesion Tester is an extremely versatile Type III* adhesion gauge which can be used to test adhesion strength of coatings.

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With the Elcometer 508, tests can be made on flat or curved (concave and convex) surfaces.

  • Hand-held, ergonomic and fully portable – ideal for on-site adhesion testing
  • Quick connect coupling for easy connection to the dolly
  • Measurement range up to 25MPa (3630psi) with a full scale accuracy of ±1.5%
  • Rotating crank handle applies smooth loading from 0 up to 25MPa (3630psi)
  • Sealed, heavy duty & impact resistant
  • Dust & waterproof equivalent to IP65
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments

Standard, convex and concave dollies can be used with the Elcometer 508 adhesion gauge, ideal for testing the adhesion of coatings on flat or curved surfaces such as pipelines and tanks.

* Type III in accordance with ASTM D 4541


  • Suitable for use on flat, concave & convex surfaces
  • Rugged & lightweight
  • Smooth load application up to 25MPa (3630psi)


  • Measurement range up to 25MPa (3630psi)
  • Full scale accuracy of ±1.5%
  • Maximum hold – displays the highest value reached


  • Easy to use hand-held design
  • Ideal for field use on tanks & pipelines
  • Reusable stainless steel dollies
  • MPa / psi switchable

Technical Specification

Part Number Description Certificate
F508-DD Elcometer 508 Digital Push Off Adhesion Tester (UK 240V/ EUR 220V)
Certificate supplied as standard
F508-DD Elcometer 508 Digital Push Off Adhesion Tester (US 110V)
Dolly Size Dolly Size (Outside Diameter) 19.4mm (0.76″)
Dolly Size (Inside Diameter) 3.7mm (0.15″)
Dolly Area 314mm² (0.49sq inch)
Scale Range 0 – 26MPa (0 – 3800psi)
Operating Range 2 – 25MPa (300 – 3600psi)
Scale Resolution 0.01MPa (1psi)
Accuracy ±1.5% of full scale
Power Supply 2x AA alkaline dry batteries (rechargeable batteries can be used)
Weight Gauge: 1.7kg (3.7lb) Kit: 4.5kg (9.9lb)
Instrument Length 290mm (11.5”) Coupling Height   200mm (8″)
Packing List Elcometer 508, transit case, 5 flat dollies, 5 dolly plugs, GR415 cyanoacrylate adhesive, dolly cleaning tool, 2 x LR6 (AA batteries), operating instructions and calibration certificate


ASTM D 4541, ISO 16276-1, NF T30-606

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