Tester Measures Hardness of Soft Metals, Harder Plastics



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The PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor from Paul N. Gardner is designed to measure the hardness of soft metals such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, and brass, as well as other materials such as harder plastics and fiber-reinforced plastic.

The lightweight, portable instrument is solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant, and is equipped with a shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip and hard-shell carrying case. It conforms to ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59 and AS/NZS 3572.22.

The PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector BHI, SHD, 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, and UTG probes, able to convert from a hardness tester to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, infrared thermometer, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester or ultrasonic wall-thickness gage.