PosiTest Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

adhesion-tester1_v3-170x170Measures Adhesion of Coatings

to Metal, Wood, Concrete & other substrates

Affordably measures uncured powder coatings using non-contact ultrasonic technology to automatically calculate and display a predicted cured thickness.

adhesion-tester2_v2-170x170Types of Applications

Measures adhesion of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and other substrates – revolutionary self-alignment feature and pull rate indicator.


Measuring Range

Dolly Size Max Pull-Off Pressure
10 mm 10000 psi 70 MPa
14 mm 6000 psi 40 MPa
20 mm* 3000 psi 20 MPa
50 mm* 500 psi 3.5 MPa


Weight of Kit (with case)

  • 12 lbs / 5.5 kg

Carrying Case Dimensions

  • L – 17 in / 43 cm
  • W – 13 in / 33 cm
  • H – 6 in / 15 cm

All Instruments Come Complete with :

  • Adhesion tester with digital display
  • 20 mm aluminum test dollies (20)
  • Abrasive pad
  • Cutting tool
  • Adhesive with mixing sticks and palettes
  • Cotton swabs
  • Instruction booklet
  • Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST
  • Instructional Video
  • Sturdy, lightweight carrying case
  • Two-year warranty
  • Built-in rechargeable NiMH batteries with recharge / AC power supply
  • Shoulder strap (AT-A only)



  • Portable – requires no external power source –ideal for lab and field use
  • Pull Rate Indicator allows operator to easily monitor and adjust the rate of pull in accordance with international test methods
  • Easily select dolly sizes, change measurement units or store readings, with the touch of a button
  • Conversion charts not required – tester automatically calculates pressure based on dolly size
  • Inexpensive, single-use dollies eliminate cleaning for re-use and can be kept as a permanent record
  • Each kit comes with everything needed for testing


  • Environmentally sealed enclosure – weatherproof,
  • Dustproof and shockproof – meets or exceeds IP65
  • Can be used in any position
  • Rugged carrying case
  • Two year warranty


  • Every PosiTest Adhesion Tester pressure system is calibrated and certified to ± 1% accuracy using NIST traceable load cell
  • Self-aligning aluminum dolly enables accurate measurements on smooth or uneven surfaces.
  • Hi-grade, industrial pressure sensor ensures continued accuracy
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ASTM D4541/D7234, ISO 4624/16276-1, AS/NZS 1580.408.5 and others


  • Internal Memory stores maximum pull-off pressure, rate of pull, test duration and dolly size for up to 200 pulls
  • Optional PosiSoft software available for downloading
  • 10, 14, 20 or 50 mm dollies maximize capability and measurement resolution across a wide range of bond strengths
  • LCD displays pressure value in psi or MPa