It is either not cost effective or not even possible at all to perform the hardness test on larger metal work pieces such as cast or forged parts or thick plates with the traditional, static methods.
The portable metal hardness testers developed by Proceq in the last 30 years are a suitable alternative: In the 1970s Proceq released the famous portable Equotip testers that are now available in its third generation, paving the way for the metal hardness testers Equotip Bambino 2 and Piccolo 2.
The Equotip metal hardness testers use the dynamic Leeb rebound technique invented by Proceq. Hardness tests according to this Leeb method are particularly quick and easy to perform. Some features that make the Equotip family stand out among metal testers are:
• The Equotip 3 metal hardness testers are versatile portable solutions for quick and independent on-site tests
• The portable metal hardness tester Equotip Piccolo 2 allows user-defined hardness conversions and offers the Piccolink software for systematic real-time monitoring of hardness
• The Equotip Bambino 2 is ideally suited for a quick on-site metal hardness test
• The Equotip 3 Automation Package is a real time monitoring tool that allows the integration of hardness tests into quality management systems and into (semi-) automated testing environments
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