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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.


Proceq Profometer 5 Rebar Locator (Covermeter)
Proceq Profometer 5 Rebar Locator (Covermeter)
 

The Proceq Profometer Rebar Locator (Covermeter) with Scanlog is a good choice of NDT rental instrument for reinforced bars and welded wire mesh location, as well as measuring concrete cover and determining the diameter of the bars.


Proceq Schmidt Concrete Hardness Tester
Proceq Schmidt Concrete Hardness Tester
 

Proceq Schmidt® concrete testers are used for the non-destructive measurement of the concrete/mortar compressive strength and the control of the uniform concrete quality (in-situ concrete and prefabricated structures) as well as for detecting weak spots. The compressive strength (fc) is established by measuring the hardness (rebound value R) of the concrete surface and with the conversion curves. ORIGINAL SCHMIDT® Concrete test hammers with various impact energies can be used depending on the form and sizes of the concrete structures (lower impact energy for thin and/or weak components).


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).


Proceq Profometer 5+ Rebar Locator
Proceq Profometer 5+ Rebar Locator
 

The Profometer 5+ cover meter is a sophisticated device for the non destructive location of rebars and for the measurement of concrete cover and bar diameters, using the eddy current principle with pulse induction as the measuring method. As well as detecting the rebar diameter accurately to the millimeter by only one measuring procedure, the cover meter Profometer 5+ offers the transmission of the measured data to a PC. This supersedes the time consuming business of note taking, allowing the user to focus on the essential. Proceq offers two different models of the Profometer 5+ cover meter, each designed to meet the individual needs of the customer:

Profometer 5+ cover meter Model S (Basic Unit) performs the following functions:

  • Locating rebar
  • Concrete cover meter
  • Storing individual cover values and statistical evaluation
  • Determining the bar diameters


The following standards can be applied to the cover meter: BS 1881 part 204 / DIN 1045 / SN 505 262 / DGZfP B2 (recommendation)


Proceq Pundit Lab Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Concrete Hardness Tester
Proceq Pundit Lab Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Concrete Hardness Tester
 

The Pundit Lab is an ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) test instrument which is used to examine the quality of concrete. It features online data acquisition, waveform analysis and full remote control of all transmission parameters. Along with the traditional transit time and pulse velocity measurement, the ultrasonic test equipment Pundit Lab offers path length measurement, perpendicular crack depth measurement and surface velocity measurement.

Optimized pulse shaping gives greater transmission range at lower voltage levels. This, coupled with automated combination of the transmitter voltage and the receiver gain, ensures an optimum received signal level, guaranteeing accurate and stable measurements. An integrated waveform display allows manual triggering of the received waveform.


Proceq Profoscope Rebar Detector and Covermeter
Proceq Profoscope Rebar Detector and Covermeter
 

The Profoscope is a versatile, fully-integrated rebar detector and cover meter with a unique real-time rebar visualization allowing the user to actually “SEE” the location of the rebar beneath the concrete surface to a maximum depth of 180 mm. This is coupled with rebar-proximity indicators and optical and acoustical locating aids. Rebar diameter can also be estimated within the specified testing range. The Profoscope combines these unique features in a compact, light device that allows the user to operate this rebar detector with one hand making the task of locating rebars a simple and efficient process. In addition, Proceq’s rebar detector convinces through its intuitive user interface making rebar detection easy. 


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.