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Our hardness testers are ideal for testing aluminium, aluminium alloys, copper, brass and other materials including plastics and fiberglass. Portability and accuracy make these instruments perfect for on-site inspections and tight access points.  We have multiple options and models available from trusted vendors like GE and Proceq to ensure we will have the tester to fit your precise need.

To find out more, please click on a product from the list.  At Pine, we specialize in delivering total equipment solutions and providing technical advice on what to rent, and how to use it; the availability of our rental fleet is second to none, and all our equipment is always tested and delivered ready to use.


Barcol Impressor Hand-Held Hardness Tester
Barcol Impressor Hand-Held Hardness Tester

The Impressor is best suited for testing homogeneous materials. Materials of granular, fibrous or coarse structure will produce a wide variation in hardness readings because of the small diameter of the indenter point. For accurate readings, material should be at least 1 /32"thick and large enough for a minimum distance of 1/8" in any direction from the indenter point to the edge of the specimen. The testing area should be smooth and free from mechanical damage. Simply exert alight pressure against the instrument to drive the spring-loaded indenter point into the material. The indenter point must be perpendicular to the surface being tested. On very soft metals, the highest reading should be used since cold flow permits the spring loaded indenter point to continue penetration.

Portable
The Impressor is a convenient tool for testing the hardness of aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass and other materials including plastics and fiberglass. The instrument is designed for use on fabricated parts and assemblies as well as on raw stock.

Easy to Use
No experience required; can be used in any position and in any space that will allow for the operator's hand. The hardness reading is instantly indicated on the dial, which is divided into one hundred graduations. No waiting, pre-loading or separate measurements.

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GE Dynapocket Hardness
GE Dynapocket Hardness
The DynaPocket hardness tester offers easy, on-site hardness testing on solid, non-transportable components and even on positions difficult to access. A direct readout of the hardness value is digitally displayed on a large LCD screen. The DynaPocket also offers conversion of the hardness value for hardness scales HL, HV, HB, HS HRB, HRC and N/mm2.
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MIC 10-DL Hardness Tester
MIC 10-DL Hardness Tester

The MIC 10 portable hardness tester weighs less than 11 ounces and operates on 2 standard 'AA' batteries to provide easy transporting and on-site testing. Operation based on the UCI Principle allows testing in any direction.

A selection of interchangeable probes are available having loads from 0.3 to 10.0 kg to vary the indentation size from one that can not be visually detected to a larger indentation required for testing coarse grain materials.

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Proceq Equotip 2 Portable Hardness Tester
Proceq Equotip 2 Portable Hardness Tester

The Equotip 2 metal hardness tester is a light weight, yet powerful portable hardness tester for all metallic materials.  It measures the Leeb value (L) for materials, which is a ratio of the impact velocity to the rebound velocity.  Mobile and very accurate, it has a large measuring range - from soft to extremely hard. With measurements within seconds, the Equotip 2 can display readings in other hardness test ranges such as HL, HS, HV, HRB and HRC . Hardness measurements are carried out by a dynamic method, which allows testing on areas of difficult access.

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Proceq Equotip 3 Portable Hardness Tester
Proceq Equotip 3 Portable Hardness Tester

The Equotip 3 is a versatile portable metal hardness tester offering extended capabilities and unmatched ease of operation.

This metal hardness tester has a large and clear display which is integrated in the robust ABS plastic housing together with the sealed membrane keypad. With variable background lighting, the LCD display of the metal hardness tester offers a clear overview of the recorded metal hardness values even in dimly lit work areas.

In particularly harsh working environments or for more comfortable handling of the metal hardness tester, the Equotip 3 can be stored in a protective bag.

To date, the Equotip 3 is unmatched in its implementation of the portable metal hardness tester concept and has therefore become established as a globally recognized measuring technique. The Equotip 3 meets the customers needs for a non destructive metal hardness tester.


Equotip uses a proven, dynamic testing principle. An impact body with a hard metal test tip is propelled by spring force against the surface of the test piece. Surface deformation takes place when the impact body hits the test surface, which will result in loss of kinetic energy. This energy loss is detected by a comparison of velocities vi and vr when the impact body is at a precise distance from the surface for both the impact and rebound phase of the test, respectively.

Velocity measurements are achieved through a permanent magnet in the impact body that generates an induction voltage in the coil of the impact device. The signal voltage is proportional to the velocity of the impact body. Signal processing provides the hardness reading for display and storage.

The following standards are applied to this product: ASTM A956 (2006), ASME CRTD-91 (2009), DIN 50156 (2007), DGZfP Guideline MC 1 (2008), GB/T 17394 (1998).

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Proceq Equotip 550 Hardness Tester (supplied with Rockwell 50 N probe)
Proceq Equotip 550 Hardness Tester (supplied with Rockwell 50 N probe)

The Equotip 550 is the most versatile all-in-one solution for portable hardness testing. The Leeb hardness principle is based on the dynamic (rebound) method and is best suited for on-site testing of heavy, large or already installed parts.

In combination with the Equotip Portable Rockwell Probe, the Equotip 550 can be extended with the traditional Rockwell static test method. This additionally allows automatic on-site correlation of Leeb to Portable Rockwell true indention hardness value.

The new generation Equotip Touchscreen interface is specifically designed to provide an exceptional user experience. The enhanced software provides interactive wizards, automatic verification processes, personalization options and custom report functions. Furthermore, it is compatible with upcoming developments.

The full color display allows best possible measuring and analysis of the measured data. The specially designed housing optimizes the on-site usage of the device in harsh environments.

To date, Proceq’s Equotip has become established as a globally recognized measuring technique and a de facto industry standard. The Equotip devices fully meet the demand for non-destructive hardness testing in a broad range of industries.

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