Hardness tester HardyTest D600©

Precise and practical

The HardyTest D600©, together with its brother the HardyTest D700©, belong to the upscale category in hardness-measurement instruments. It is designed to meet all requirements in the professional measurement of hardness.

The HardyTest D600© is applicable with almost all hardness measurements on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It has proven its applications in the power industry, petrochemical industry, in apparatus-, automotive- and mechanical-engineering, quality control, steelwork industry, and many more.

Features and equipment

  • 7 Impact device types (D , DC , DL , D + 15 , C , G and E) available for special applications; automatic identification on the device
  • Large measuring range: 170-960 HLD (Leeb hardness testing principle)
  • All hardness units: HL (Leeb), HB (Brinell), HRB (Rockwell B), HRC (Rockwell C), HV (Vickers), HS (Shore D)
  • Simple and convenient operation
  • Storage Capacity: 48 - 600 separate panels, each 1-32 measurements (contains the following information: date, average value, impact device, impact number, material, readings)
  • Upper and lower limit can be set; Alarm signal when limits are exceeded
  • Measurements at any angle (even upside down)
  • Rapid tests by multiple measurement functions
  • User calibration function
  • Support rings (12 pieces) for convex and concave surfaces
  • 128 x 64 dot matrix LCD: display of all functions and parameters + screen lighting
  • PC-transfer with USB/RS232 cable and software
  • Battery capacity display - 100 hours operating time (without backlight)
  • Automatic shutdown (after 5 minutes) to save energy

Application

  • Measurements on steel, cast steel, cold work tool steel, stainless steel, gray cast iron, nodular cast iron, cast aluminium alloys, brass, bronze and wrought copper alloys
  • Measurements on large and small hollows, bearings, heavy parts, permanently assembled parts
  • Defect analysis of pressure vessels, steam generators, etc.
  • Material identification

Areas of application

  • Production of metal and rubber components
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Research and development
  • Solid state physics
Hardness tester HardyTest D600

Standard delivery range

  • HardyTest D600©
  • Impact device D
  • Cleaning brush
  • Testblock
  • Small supporting ring
  • Coupling compound
  • High-value Leeb test block
  • Manual
  • Service-case
  • USB/RS232-cable
  • Software HT-50 Data View on USB Stick

Optional accessory

Specifications

All SaluTron® gauges correspond to national (DIN) and international (ISO, BS, ASTM) norms and possess the CE-sign.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Hardness units HL (Leeb), HB (Brinell), HRB (Rockwell B), HRC (Rockwell C), HV (Vickers), HS (Shore D)
Measuring range 170 – 960 HLD
Accuracy ± 0,75 % (refered to HL = 800 ± 6 HL)
Measuring direction 360°
Standard impact device D
Memory size 48-600 groups (relative to number of impact times 1-32)
Statistics number of group, date, average value, impact device, impact times, material, measured values
Setting of limits Acoustic signal by trespassing preset min. und max. limits
Minimum weight of sample > 5 kg solid material;
2-5 kg on stable surface;
< 2 kg with coupling paste on stable surface
Memory function Manually oder automatically
Data transfer 1 cable (both USB and RS232-connection) und software
Display Dot-Matrix-LCD, 128 × 64 dots
Backlight ON / OFF key
Battery capacity 100 hours (without backlight)
Power supply 2 x 1.5 Volt-AA-batteries
Auto Power-OFF After 5 minutes
Relative humidity ≤ 90%
Working temperature -10°C to +40°C
Weight 380 g (with batteries)
Size (length x width x height) 125 x 67 x 30mm

Impact devices

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Hardness tester HardyTest D600 - Impact devices
Type of impact device D, DC, DL D+15 C G E
Impacting energy 11 mJ 11 mJ
2.7 mJ 90 mJ
11 mJ
Mass of impact body D+DC: 5.5 g
DL: 7.2 g
7.8 g
3.0 g 20.0 g 5.5 g
Test tip hardness 1600 HV 1600 HV 1600 HV 1600 HV 5000 HV
Dia. test tip 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm
Material of test tip Tungsten carbide Tungsten carbide Tungsten carbide Tungsten carbide synthetic diamond
Impact device diameter 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 30 mm 20 mm
Impact device length D: 147 mm
DC: 86 mm
DL: 75 mm
162 mm
141 mm 254 mm 155 mm
Impact device weight 50 g 80 g 75 g 250 g 80 g
Max. hardness of sample 940 HV 940 HV 1000 HV 650 HB 1200 HV
Mean roughness value of sample surface Ra 1.6 µm 1.6 µm 0.4 µm 6.3 µm 1.6 µm
Min. weight of sample
Measure directly > 5 kg > 5 kg > 1.5 kg
> 15 kg > 5 kg
Needs support firmly 2-5 kg 2-5 kg 0.5-1.5 kg 5-15 kg 2-5 kg
Needs coupling tightly 0.05-2 kg 0.05-2 kg 0.02-0.5 kg 0.5-5 kg 0.05-2 kg
Min. thickness of sample
with tight coupling 5 mm 5 mm 1 mm 10 mm 5 mm
Min. layer thickness for surface hardening ≥ 0.8 mm ≥ 0.8 mm ≥ 0.2 mm ≥ 1.2 mm ≥ 0.8 mm
Size of tip indentation
Hardness 300 HV Indentation diameter 0.54 mm 0.54 mm 0.38 mm 1.03 mm 0.54 mm
Depth of indentation 24 µm 24 µm 12 µm 53 µm 24 µm
Hardness 600 HV Indentation diameter 0.54 mm 0.54 mm 0.32 mm 0.90 mm 0.54 mm
Depth of indentation 17 µm 17 µm 8 µm 41 µm 17 µm
Hardness 800 HV Indentation diameter 0.35 mm 0.35 mm 0.35 mm - 0.35 mm
Depth of indentation 10 µm 10 µm 7 µm - 10 µm
Available type of impact device
Impact device D Universal device for most hardness requirements
Impact device DC Ultra-short version; manually loaded on the front; same characteristics as type D; for testing in boreholes, built-in parts, hollow cylindrical parts, etc.
Impact device DL With extremely long and fine front piece only for steel and cast steel; for testing in narrow or hard to reach areas
Impact device D+15 The front part is narrow and the coil is located behind it; same characteristics as type D; only for steel; for hardness testing in slots, grooves, recessed areas, gear flanks, grooves, cavities, tooth flanks, etc.
Impact device C Reduced impact energy of about ¼ of type D; for tempered or surface treated steel, small or sensitive-to-shocks parts (minimal imprint is left)
Impact device G With large test-tip diameter; impact energy 9 times larger than type D; on steel, gray or nodular cast iron; for large cast parts and forgings or parts with high surface roughness
Impact device E With a synthetic diamond test tip of approx. 5000 HV; for very hard materials (above 50 HRC / 650 HV) such as carbide, barrels, etc.
Type of impact device Hardness value of standard
Leeb hardness block
Error of displayed value Repeatability of displayed value
D 760±30 HLD
530±40 HLD
±6 HLD
±10 HLD
6 HLD
10 HLD
DC 760±30 HLDC
530±40 HLDC
±6 HLDC
±10 HLDC
6 HLD
10 HLD
DL 878±30 HLDL
736±40 HLDL
±12 HLDL 12 HLDL
D+15 766±30 HLD+15
544±40 HLD+15
±12 HLD+15 12 HLD+15
G 590±40 HLG
500±40 HLG
±12 HLG 12 HLG
E 725±30 HLE
508±40 HLE
±12 HLE 12 HLE
C 822±30HLC
590±40HLC
±12 HLC 12 HLC

Test work pieces and hardness units

The ranges correspond to the limits applied in static test methods.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Material Hardness unit Impact device
D/DC D+15 C G E DL
Steel and cast steel HRC 20-68.5 19.3-67.9 20.0-69.5 - 22.4-70.7 20.7-58.7
HRB 38.4-99.6 - - 47.7-99.9 - -
HB 127-651 80-638 80-683 90-646 83-663 81-646
HV 83-976 80-937 80-996 - 84-1042 80-881
HS 32.2-99.5 33.3-99.3 31.8-102.1 - 35.8-102.6 -
Cold work tool steel HRC 20.4-67.1 19.8-68.2 20.7-68.2 - 22.6-70.2 -
HV 80-898 80-935 100-941 - 82-1009 -
Hammered steel HB 143-650 - - - - -
Stainless steel HRB 46.5-101.7 - - - - -
HB 85-655 - - - - -
HV 85-802 - - - - -
Grey cast iron HRB - - - - - -
HB 93-334 - - 92-326 - -
HV - - - - - -
Nodular cast iron HRC - - - - - -
HB 131-387 - - 127-364 - -
HV - - - - - -
Cast aluminum alloys HB 19-164 - 23-210 32-168 - -
HRB 23.8-84.6 - 22.7-85.0 23.8-85.5 - -
Brass HB 40-173 - - - - -
HRB 13.5-95.3 - - - -
Bronze HB 60-290 - - - - -
Wrought copper alloys HB 45-315 - - - - -

Supporting rings

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Supporting rings
No. Code Type Sketch Remarks
1 03-03.7 Z10-15 Hardness tester HardyTest D600 - Supporting ring For testing cylindrical outside surface R10-R15
2 03-03.8 Z14.5-30 For testing cylindrical outside surface R14.5-R30
3 03-03.9 Z25-50 For testing cylindrical outside surface R25-R50
4 03-03.10 HZ11-13 Hardness tester HardyTest D600 - Supporting ring For testing cylindrical inside surface R11-R13
5 03-03.11 HZ12.5-17 For testing cylindrical inside surface R12.5-R17
6 03-03.12 HZ16.5-30 For testing cylindrical inside surface R16.5-R30
7 03-03.13 K10-15 Hardness tester HardyTest D600 - Supporting ring For testing spherical outside surface SR10-SR15
8 03-03.14 K14.5-30 For testing spherical outside surface SR14.5-SR30
9 03-03.15 HK11-13 Hardness tester HardyTest D600 - Supporting ring For testing spherical inside surface SR11-SR13
10 03-03.16 HK12.5-17 For testing spherical inside surface SR12.5-SR17
11 03-03.17 HK16.5-30 For testing spherical inside surface SR16.5-SR30
12 03-03.18 UN Hardness tester HardyTest D600 - Supporting ring For testing cylindrical outside surface, radius adjustable R10-∞