Cylindrical Mandrel Tester

Cylindrical Mandrel Tester

Bending coated sheet metal over a defined radius

is an indicator of the elongation and adhesion of a paint film at bending stress.

Pushen offers two types of mandrel bending testers,cylindrical mandrel and conical mandrel.

This is used for simple and quick testing of the flexibility of a coating by bending a coated panel

over a rod of known diameter and then examining the coating for caracking,flaking,or other damage.

● Made of anodized aluminum

● 12 mandrels of stainless steel

● Panels up to 50mm width can be tested

● Rod dia sizes:2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,16,20,25,36mm


– Apply the paint film on sheet metal strips

– Coat and dry film carefully to ensure reproducible results

– For testing,uniformly bend the coated samples over the mandrels within 1-2 sec at 180 degrees

– Start with the largest radius,continued until reaching the radius at which the film shows cracks


ISO 1519 – 2011 Paints and varnishes–Bend test (cylindrical mandrel)

Ordering & Technical Specifications

Cat.No. Dimensions Net Weight Shipping weight
2695 230×170×110 mm 5.5 kg 7.0 kg

Comes complete with

Cylindrical Mandrel Bending Tester

Set of 12 SS rods from 2mm to 32mm

Frame and Handle

Operating instructions

Carrying case