Companies use several different methods for hardness testing, the most common being Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers, Leeb. However, there are disadvantages to each method: for Rockwell and Brinell, testing may lead to damage on the surface of a sample; for Vickers, only professional technicians are able to carry out tests smoothly; and for Leebs, the testing method is indirect, which may lead to a large deviation when converted to other scales.
To improve upon these methods, Qualitest’s Ultrasonic Hardness Tester, the UCI-3000, applies an ultrasonic contact impedance method to perform comparative hardness measurements on material samples, which allows for high accuracy and efficient results. With increased portability and easier operation, our Ultrasonic Hardness Tester can be used by non-professionals to measure the hardness of a wide variety of materials and products with perfect accuracy, including small forgings, cast materials, welds, heat-affected zones, ion-nitrided stamping dies and molds, thin walled parts, bearings, tooth flanks, and more.
The UCI-3000 comes equipped with mass storage capabilities, simple calibration, a large LCD display, and quick measurement techniques that can be carried out in less than 2 seconds.