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Durometer handheld ultrasound Material Testing

Durometer handheld ultrasound

Product Code:MET-Mini

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Non-Destructive Portable Hardness Testing!

The new PHASE II miniature ultrasonic portable hardness tester is capable of measuring the surface hardness of a broad variety of metals on flat, round, thin or large surfaces. Accurate measurements of steel, cast steel, alloy steel and aluminum, are easily attained with these mini, ultrasonic portable hardness testers.

The MET-HRC, MET-HB & HV meet ASTM A1038-10 specifications.

MEASURING METHOD:  MET-HRC, HB & HV ultrasonic portable hardness testers

“Ultrasonic Contact Impedance” portable hardness testing is based on a 136 degree diamond at the end of a vibrating rod being depressed into the test surface at a fixed load. The difference in Ultrasonic vibration frequency is then calculated into a hardness value. The UCI test procedure is slower than the Dynamic Impact style, however the “UCI” method of portable hardness testing is portable, easy and accurate. It also has its own advantages when utilized for certain testing applications. UCI portable hardness testers are not restricted to large mass items like dynamic type portable hardness testers. These units can test metals as thin as 1mm and at a hardness value as low as 20HRC (75HB). They also excel at performing portable hardness tests on larger, harder metals as well. Another reason for the rise in popularity is due to the fact that the UCI method is categorized as  “Non-Destructive”. That translates into less scrap parts/ lower mfg costs due to necessary inspections.

Model Scale Pressure Force Measurement Range
MET-HRC15 Rockwell C 15N (1.5kgf) 20-70 HRC
MET-HRC50 Rockwell C 50N (5kgf) 20-70 HRC
MET-HB50 Brinell 50N (5kgf) 75-650 HB
MET-HV15 Vickers 15N (1.5kgf) 75-1000 HV


MET-MINI Portable Hardness Tester
Standard Accessories
  • Base Instrument
  • Calibrated Test Blocks
  • Custom Carry Case                                           
  • Battery Charger
  • Operation Manual
  • Easy To Read Menu Operation
  • Large LCD Display w/ Back Light
  • USB Interface
  • Automatic Mean Value
  • Data Archive Capacity
  • Tolerance +/- 3.0% deviation of average from the reference value of the test block with a minimum of 5 tests
  • Minimum Thickness of sample: .040” 
  • Materials: steel & cast steel, alloy tool steel, stainless steel,  aluminum, brass, bronze, wrought copper alloy.
  • Battery type: 1-AA  NiMH Re-Chargeable
  • Operating  temperature: 5-104 degrees F
  • Weight: 650g
NIST/ASTM certified hardness test blocks are available.


Technical data for MET-MINI portable hardness tester
Test Device 15/50
Dimensions 70mmx50x82
Pressure Force 15N/50N
Transducer Test Life (approx) 200,000
Min. Thickness for test 1mm
Min. Radius for Test 5mm
Max Roughness of surface Ra 2.5µm/4.5 µm
Max Archive 100 Tests
Time of Test 2 sec.



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