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SaluTron Messtechnik

Hardness testers

For fast and precise measurement of material hardness

Die SaluTron®Messtechnik GmbH offers a wide range of mobile hardness testing devices for individual use. Our hardness testing devices measure the material hardness of a variety of materials in various hardness units.

The measuring methods of hardness testing with our hardness testing devices

Hardness is the mechanical resistance that a material opposes to the mechanical penetration of a test body from a hardness testing device. The definition of hardness differs from strength: Strength represents the resistance of a material to deformation and separation.

Hardness testing with a hardness testing device is used in a variety of areas, such as in apparatus, vehicle, and mechanical engineering, aerospace technology, or quality control. There are various test methods available for hardness measurements, named after their respective developers:

  • Leeb hardness tester: Dynamic hardness testing, especially rebound hardness testing according to Leeb, is a widely used test in almost all industries where metallic components are manufactured, treated, processed, or maintained. Our models HardyTest D100, HardyTest D200, HardyTest D600, and HardyTest D700 operate according to this hardness testing method. A striker, with a hard metal test tip at its front end, is driven with a defined energy against the surface of the test piece. The impact of the striker causes deformation of the surface, resulting in a loss of kinetic energy. This energy loss is determined by velocity measurement and a hardness value HL is derived from it.
  • Vickers hardness tester: In this type of hardness testing, an equilateral diamond pyramid with an opening angle of 136° is pressed into the workpiece under a specified test force. This results in an impression in the form of a concave (negative) pyramid with a square base. The lengths of the two diagonals of the impression (average) are measured. Based on this parameter, an HV hardness value is calculated. Our hardness testing device HardyTest UCI 3000 operates based on this hardness testing method.

Another methods for testing material hardness

  • Hardness testing according to Rockwell (HR - HRA, HRB, HRC)
  • Material hardness testing according to Brinell (HB)
  • Hardness testing according to Shore (HS - Shore A, Shore C, Shore D)

Choosing the best method of material hardness testing for your application depends on both the material being tested and the optimal combination of hardness testing equipment and accessories. We offer models with both external and integrated impact devices. Please contact us. We are happy to provide you with advice on our products so that we can find the right hardness testing equipment for you according to your requirements and preferences.

Product Overview

Hardness testing devices according to the Leeb method with an integrated impact device

Hardness testing devices according to the Leeb method with an external impact device

Hardness testing devices according to the UCI method

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