High Temperature 30 Bank Shear Tester


Product Overview

Shear Stand

  • Rugged construction, capable of withstanding the abuse of the production environment
  • Two component design allows the switch unit to be separated from the timer control box
  • High temperature, 8' long (2.5m) cable interfaces the two components
  • Designed to use standard, 2" x 3" (50mm x 75mm) format, test panels
  • Capable of holding panels of various thicknesses, up to 1/4" (6mm)
  • Mechanical switches can be calibrated to trip when using weights from 100 to 1,000 grams
  • Adjustable feet allow the user to level the testing plane
  • Panel rack is marked for the standard 178° back tilt, as specified by most shear test methods
  • Adjustable angle panel rack allows the user to easily change the test angle from 178° to 90°
  • Shear stand operating temperature range 20° - 400° F (-6° - 204° C)
  • Shears are designed to be used with weights from 100gr to 1000gr
  • Any weight which is larger than the 1000gr requires the S-EXT(Shear Extension) accessory
  • The largest weight that can be safely used with the shear stand is 3000gr


Timer Box

  • Compact and easy to use
  • Easy-to-read, 0.5" (1 cm) LCD timer display is set to time in increments of 1/10 of a minute
  • Timer box operating temperature range 32° - 150° F (0° - 70° C)
  • Timer box has universal input voltage from 85-265 VAC (50/60 Hz)
  • Optional thermocouple accessory records failure temperature


EZ Shear

  • EZ Shear software is a very simple and intuitive way to get more out of your testing equipment.  It provides test data results in report-ready format.  This application requires an external PC. (See more information about the EZ-Shear product)


Calibration Service

  • Calibration Service is available for this equipment. Contact us for more information. 


SS-HT-30 Equipment Manual



  • Test panel - 2" x 3" (50mm x 75mm)
  • Steel test weight with hook - 500 or 1000 gram capacity
  • Shear test clip
    (above items are all included in our accessory package - STA-500 or STA-1000)


  • EZ-Shear
  • Thermocouple
  • Shear extension plate
  • Thick panel clamp
  • Custom sized shear test clips
  • Various test weights
  • Various test panel sizes and materials
  • Custom sized hand rollers
  • Various sized specimen tape cutters
  • Test panel holder


  • PSTC and TLMI testing manuals and videos


Switch Unit

  • Height:              22" (56 cm)            
  • Width:              38" (96 cm)            
  • Depth:              13" (33 cm)            
  • Weight:             90 lbs (41 Kg)      

Timer Unit

  • Height:             3" (23 cm)
  • Width:              11" (96 cm)
  • Depth:              8" (46 cm)
  • Weight:            3 lbs (27 Kg)


Some of the more popular test methods that this device is capable of performing.

  •  PSTC: 107G, 53
  • ASTM: D 3654A, C, D 6463A
  • TLMI: 7
  • FINAT: FTM-8


Getting precise measurements every time with high temperature shear tests is easy with the ChemInstruments SS-HT-30 High Temperature 30 Bank Shear Tester. It performs a wide variety of shear tests, including PSTC-7 Procedure A & C, TLMI Test No. 7, FINAT test No. 8, and ASTM D 3654. The Shear Tester also performs Procedure C for holding power of pressure sensitive tapes. Switches on the standard model can withstand temperatures up to 400°F (204°C). It can also perform shear tests in humidity chambers or freezers.