Portable Hardness Testers are ideal hardness testing tools where large samples, which cannot be brought to a traditional tabletop hardness tester, or specimens with hard to access areas are to be tested.
Among many types of materials testing methods, hardness testing is one of the most popular, reliable and yet diversified methods. The many methods regularly practiced in hardness determination of metals range from loads starting from grams in Micro hardness testing up to 3,000 kgf for Brinell Testing of heavy castings. Suitable selection of hardness testing methods together with the applicable hardness tester model can accurately measure the hardness of softest alloys up to the hardest sintered materials.
There are so many hardness testing methods and scales that require finding the most suitable hardness tester to meet every hardness testing application.
Modern electronics has played an important role to improve hardness testing technologies, providing high accuracy, data processing of test results, statistical analysis, graphics, and much more.
For selection of the suitable hardness tester for your application, the following criteria are to be considered:
- Test Load
- Hardness Scale
- Accuracy of Results
- Adaptability of the hardness tester to shape and dimension of the work piece
- Portability or table top/ floor configuration of the hardness tester.
Qualitest, an expert in offering the most competitive and comprehensive range of hardness testers on the market, meets and exceeds every hardness testing application and budget with more than 100 different configurations of hardness testers. These hardness tester models are proven products that meet and exceed North American and International standard requirements.
Qualitest offers Shore Hardness Tester - Durometer are world-recognized for the highest accuracy, quality, durability and cost efficiency.
The Qualitest range of Rockwell Hardness Tester Range start from low cost analog models up to sophisticated and advanced load-cell type models.
Brinell Hardness Tester Using a carbide ball penetrator, and applying loads of up to 3,000 kgf, Brinell hardness tester following ASTM E-10 are widely used on castings and forgings.
Qualitest offers a full range of competitive Micro Hardness Tester, Macro Hardness Tester, Vickers Hardness Tester and Knoop Hardness Testers, with optional advanced image analysis software.
A great advantage for testing labs is combining different test methods in one Universal hardness tester, which allows significant cost and space savings, flexibility and user-friendliness.
We offer the largest Hardness Test Block selection in the industry, Rockwell Full range, Brinell, Micro, Vickers, Knoop and Master Calibration Kits. All of our Hardness Test Blocks come with Certification.