The pendulum damping test carried out with the Model 299/300 pendulum damping tester is used to assess the mechanical damping behaviour of lacquers, paints and similar coatings. The “softer” the coating is, the more damped the vibrations of a standardized pendulum supported on the test surface will be. The tester stand consists of a levellable base plate and a column. The column has a sample holder for test panels of max. 250 x 100 x 15 mm. A cover made of acrylic glass with openings for the sample intake is used to protect against dust and drafts. The pendulum damping tester is carried out externally using an operator terminal.