Room Temperature 10 Bank Shear Tester


Product Overview

  • Rugged construction, capable of withstanding the abuse of the production environment
  • 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
  • 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°
  • Foam covered weight landing platforms absorb the impact of falling test weights
  • Universal input voltage from 85-265 VAC (50/60 Hz)
  • Operating temperature range 32° - 150° F (0° - 70° 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

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-RT-10 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
  •     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


  • Height:            18" (46 cm)
  • Width:             39" (99 cm)
  • Depth:             7" (18 cm)
  • Weight:            43 lbs (19 Kg)


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

  •     PSTC: 107A, B, C, D, E, F, 14
  •     ASTM: D 3654A, D 6463B
  •     TLMI: 7
  •     AFERA: 4012
  •     FINAT: FTM-8


Full official manual including test methods and cleaning as well as set up for testing of PSA tapes. 16th edition.  PSTC’s Test Methods contains standard procedures for quality control of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape testing in the laboratory and measuring tape performance characteristics. PSTC was founded in 1953 to promote the manufacture of PSA tape products high in quality and performance. PSTC continues to be the leading North American voice in the proper use of pressure sensitive tapes, developing standard nomenclature and establishing test methods.