Equotip Leeb, Rockwell & UCI
Equotip enables portable hardness inspection of almost any object, polished parts and heat-treated surfaces. The hardness measurements are made by using the dynamic rebound testing method according to Leeb, the static Portable Rockwell hardness test and the Ultrasonic Contact Impedance (UCI) method. The rugged Swiss-made metal NDT hardness testers are designed for portable hardness testing in the lab, in the workshop, at production facilities or on site. Equotip Live is the latest innovation featuring a wireless impact device, mobile app, real-time data sharing and cloud backup.
Inventors of the Leeb Hardness Testing Principle in 1975
Since Proceq invented the Leeb hardness test principle in 1975, Equotip has become established as a globally recognized brand for portable hardness testing and a de facto industry standard. A wide range of different impact devices, as well as a comprehensive selection of test blocks and accessories cover most applications.
Leeb HL (Leeb)
|Equotip Piccolo 2 / Bambino 2(entry level)|
|Equotip Live Leeb||Equotip Live UCI|
(HV 1, HV 5 & HV 10)
|Equotip 550 Portable Ecosystem (w/ corresponding probe/impact device)|
|C, D, DC, DL, E, G, S||3-in-1|
(HV 1, HV 5 & HV 10)
|50 N (10 N + 40 N)|
The Equotip Ultra-portable Devices
Enhanced portability and multiple uses makethese portable Equotip solutions the ideal entry alternative that fits the palm of your hand.Covering many use cases and even enabling Workspace App data sharing in the case of the Equotip LIVELeeb and UCI.
Equotip Piccolo 2 /
The Equotip 550 Ecosystem
The portable top-notch hardness testing ecosystem with the most comprehensive coverage ofhardness testing applications compatible with all our Leeb, UCI & Rockwell probes and matching accessories.
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For on-site testing of heavy, large or installed parts
For fine-grained material and heat-treated surfaces
For scratch-sensitive, polished and thin parts
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Configure and customize theEquotip 550 ecosystem and cover as many applications as you wish by selecting all the specific probes that are suitable for the each application
The Portable Equotip 550
High capacity battery
Easy to use
Portable hardness testers
356 10 001
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|Main scope of application||Most commonly used probe. For the majority of applications.||Narrow indenter (probe) tip for measurement on hard reach areas or spaces with limited access.||Restricted areas||Large and heavy components, e.g. casts and forged parts.||For surface hardened components, coatings, thin or impact-sensitive parts.||For measurements in extreme hardness ranges. Tool steels with high carbide content.||For measurements in extreme hardness ranges. Tool steels with a high carbide content.||Very universal. Widely used for heat-treated surfaces,weld inspection.||Can measure very thin and light samples without mass restriction.|
|Probe||356 00 100|
Leeb D Impact Device
|356 00 120|
Leeb DL Impact Device
|356 00 110|
Leeb DC Impact Device
|356 00 300|
Leeb G Impact Device
|356 00 500|
Leeb C Impact Device
|356 00 400|
Leeb E Impact Device
|356 00 200|
Leeb S Impact Device
|356 00 800|
UCI 3-in-1 Probe HV1-HV10
|356 00 600|
Portable Rockwell Probe 50N
|Conversion scales||HB, HV, HRA, HRB, HRC, HS, MPA (σ1, σ2, σ3)||HLD, HB, HRC, HRA, HRB, HR15N, HR15T MPA (σ1, σ2, σ3)||HLD, HV, HB, HRA, HRB, HRC, HR15N, MPA (σ1, σ2, σ3)|
|Measurement range||150-950 HLD||640 - 950 HLDL||150-950 HLDC||295-760 HLG||300-980 HLC||290-930 HLE||300-920 HLS||20-2000 HV||10-100 mm, 19-70 HRC|
|Indenter||Tungsten Carbide||Polycristalline diamond||Silicon Nitride||ISO 6507-2 compliant, 136° Vickers diamond||ASTM E3246 and DIN50157 compliant, 100°diamond|
|Impact energy / Test force||11 Nmm||90 Nmm||3 Nmm||11 Nmm||11 Nmm||HV1 (9.8 N), HV5 (49 N), HV10 (98N) in one probe||50 N (10N + 40 N)|
|Accredited calibration||ISO/IEC 17025|
|Standard compliance||ASTM A956 DIN EN ISO 16859 GB/T 17394 JB/T 9378||ASTM A1038 DIN 50159 GB/T 34205||ASTM A3246 DIN 50157|
|Measurement resolution||1 HLD||1 HLDL||1 HLDC||1 HLG||1 HLC||1 HLE||1 HLS||1 HV(UCI), 0.1 HRC||0.1 μm; 0.1 HRC; 1 HV|
|Measuring accuracy||± 4 HLx (0.5% @850 HLx)||± 2%||± 0.8 μm; ~ ± 1.0 HRC|
|Measurement deviation (E)||Lower than DIN EN ISO 16859||Lower than DIN 50159 and GB/T 34205||Lower than DIN 50157 and ASTM E3246|
|Coefficient of variation (R)||Lower than DIN EN ISO 16859||Lower than DIN 50159 and GB/T 34205||Lower than DIN 50157 and ASTM E3246|
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Add Your Accessories, Test Blocks & Calibrations
|Equotip Leeb Accessories|
|353 03 000||Set of Support Rings||Add to cart|
|356 00 080||Equotip Impact Device Cable 1.5 m (5 ft)||Add to cart|
|353 00 086||Equotip Impact Device Cable 5 m (15 ft)||Add to cart|
|Equotip UCI Accessories|
|356 00 720||Equotip UCI Special Foot||Add to cart|
|Equotip Portable Rockwell Accessories|
|354 01 200||Equotip Portable Rockwell Measuring Clamp||Add to cart|
|354 01 130||Equotip Portable Rockwell Tripod||Add to cart|
|354 01 250||Equotip Portable Rockwell Special FootRZ 18 - 70||Add to cart|
|354 01 253||Equotip Portable Rockwell Special FootRZ 70 - ∞||Add to cart|
|354 01 243||Equotip Portable Rockwell support Z2 formeasuring clamp||Add to cart|
|354 01 229||Equotip Portable Rockwell Support Z4+28 formeasuring clamp (for tubes and pipes overØ 28 mm)||Add to cart|
|354 01 228||Equotip Portable Rockwell support Z4for measuring clamp (for tubes and pipesup to Ø 28 mm)||Add to cart|
|Equotip Leeb Test Blocks Calibrations|
|357 11 500||Equotip Test Block C, ~565 HLC / <220 HB||Add to cart|
|357 12 500||Equotip Test Block C, ~665 HLC / ~325 HB||Add to cart|
|357 13 500||Equotip Test Block C, ~835 HLC / ~56 HRC||Add to cart|
|357 11 100||Equotip Test Block D/DC, <500 HLD / <220 HB||Add to cart|
|357 12 100||Equotip Test Block D/DC, ~600 HLD / ~325 HB||Add to cart|
|357 13 100||Equotip Test Block D/DC, ~775 HLD / ~56 HRC||Add to cart|
|357 13 105||Equotip Test Block D/DC, ~775 HLD, one side||Add to cart|
|357 11 120||Equotip Test Block DL, <710 HLDL / <220 HB||Add to cart|
|357 12 120||Equotip Test Block DL, ~780 HLDL /~325 HB||Add to cart|
|357 13 120||Equotip Test Block DL, ~890 HLDL / ~56 HRC||Add to cart|
|357 13 400||Equotip Test Block E, ~740 HLE / ~56 HRC||Add to cart|
|357 14 400||Equotip Test Block E, ~810 HLE / ~63 HRC||Add to cart|
|357 31 300||Equotip Test Block G, <450 HLG / <200 HB||Add to cart|
|357 32 300||Equotip Test Block G, ~570 HLG / ~340 HB||Add to cart|
|357 13 200||Equotip Test Block S, ~815 HLS / ~56 HRC||Add to cart|
|357 14 200||Equotip Test Block S, ~875 HLS / ~63 HRC||Add to cart|
|Equotip Portable Rockwell Test Blocks|
|357 41 100||Equotip Portable Rockwell Test Block|
~20 HRC, ISO 6508-3 HRC Calibration
|Add to cart|
|357 42 100||Equotip Portable Rockwell Test Block|
~45 HRC, ISO 6508-3 HRC Calibration
|Add to cart|
|357 44 100||Equotip Portable Rockwell Test Block|
~62 HRC, ISO 6508-3 HRC Calibration
|Add to cart|
|Equotip UCI Test Blocks|
|357 51 200||Equotip UCI Test Block|
~300HV, ISO 6507-3HV10 Calibration
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|357 52 200||Equotip UCI Test Block ~550HV, ISO 6507-3HV10 Calibration||Add to cart|
|357 54 200||Equotip UCI Test Block ~850HV, ISO 6507-3HV10 Calibration||Add to cart|
Additional Test Block Calibrations
|357 10 109||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HLD / HLDC||Add to cart|
|357 10 129||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HLDL||Add to cart|
|357 10 209||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HLS||Add to cart|
|357 10 409||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HLE||Add to cart|
|357 10 509||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HLC||Add to cart|
|357 30 309||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HLG||Add to cart|
|Portable Rockwell By Accredited Institutes|
|357 90 918||Equotip Portable Rockwell Test BlockAdditional Calibration HB (ISO 6506-3)||Add to cart|
|357 90 928||Equotip Portable Rockwell Test BlockAdditional Calibration HV (ISO 6507-3)||Add to cart|
|Leeb By Accredited Institutes|
|357 90 909||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HL (DIN 50156-3)||Add to cart|
|357 90 919||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HB (ISO 6506-3)||Add to cart|
|357 90 929||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HV (ISO 6507-3)||Add to cart|
|357 90 939||Equotip Leeb Test Block AdditionalCalibration HR (ISO 6508-3)||Add to cart|
|UCI By Accredited Institutes|
|357 90 940||Equotip UCI Test Block AdditionalCalibration HB, ISO 6506-3, one side||Add to cart|
|357 90 941||Equotip UCI Test Block AdditionalCalibration HR, ISO 6508-3, one side||Add to cart|
|357 52 100||Equotip UCI Test Block ~550HV, ISO 6507-3HV5 Calibration||Add to cart|
Digital Equotip 550 Leeb Hardness Tester, HL, 4 Hld at Rs 775000/set in Rajkot.How accurate are portable hardness testers? ›
A comparison of the results of Brinell hardness test is shown in Fig. 2. The hardness measured by the desk hard- ness tester differs from the reference hardness minimally (–1.03 %). The hardness determined by the portable hard- ness testers differs from the reference hardness by –3.90 %, respectively –5.95 %.What is the most accurate hardness tester? ›
A Brinell hardness tester can test all types of metals. Some consider the results of the Brinell method more accurate and reliable than those obtained by the Rockwell method because of the use of a spherical indenter that distributes pressure evenly.What is the best hardness test for steel? ›
The Brinell hardness scale is a widely accepted measure of hardness in materials. It involves pressing a ball of steel (or tungsten carbide for harder materials) into the test piece at a constant and known force. The softer the material, the deeper the ball will penetrate and vice versa.How does a Rockwell hardness tester work? ›
The Rockwell hardness test measures the hardness of metallic materials in the simplest possible way, i.e. by pressing an indenter into the surface of the material with a specific load and then measuring how far the indenter has penetrated. Most of the time, the indenter is a steel ball or a diamond.What is the most widely used hardness tester? ›
The Rockwell hardness test is the most widely used technique, easy to carry out and more precise than other kinds of evaluations. The Brinell hardness test is typically used to evaluate materials that are too coarse or that have an exterior that is too rough for other test techniques.What is the most popular hardness test? ›
Rockwell hardness testers are the most commonly used of all the types of hardness testers. The Rockwell method offers a quick and accurate measure of hardness on almost all metals and some plastics (see Rockwell scales below).What are 3 limitations of hardness testing? ›
The main disadvantage of this test is that it is not suitable for small size objects due to large indentor impression. Slightly inaccurate hardness measurement while testing hard objects as ball indentor deforms. Not suitable for thin objects due to deep penetration. This test can only perform on the flat surfaces.Which is better Rockwell hardness or Vickers hardness test? ›
Vickers Hardness Test
This test is done with less force and more accuracy than the Brinell or Rockwell tests. It uses an even smaller diamond indenter than a Rockwell machine. The Vickers test has an optical system that enables magnification of the material's target area.
Purpose: Strong Cobb Hardness Tester Model SHT - 17 is used for finding the Hardness of Tablets in Kg. per sq.cm.
The Rockwell C scale is good for measuring hardened steel. Rockwell B is better for softer steel or relatively hard aluminum. For softer aluminum, you may need to use the Rockwell E scale (1/8-inch diameter ball with a 100 kg load) or the Rockwell F scale (1/16-inch diameter ball with a 60-kg load).What is the hardest metal in the world? ›
Furthermore, it has the highest tensile strength at 1650°C. Apart from this, it has an atomic number 74 in the periodic table. The melting point at 3410°C and boiling point at 5530°C. As a result, the Tungsten is one of the hardest metal present on earth.
The Rockwell method has the following disadvantages:
It is not always the most accurate hardness testing method, as even a small differential depth measurement error can lead to a significant error in the calculated hardness value.
Rockwell Hardness Test
Quicker and cheaper than the Brinell and Vickers tests, the Rockwell test requires no material prep, and hardness value is easily readable without any extra equipment, making this one of the most commonly used methods of measuring metal hardness.
In situations where the user must choose the appropriate Rockwell scale, there are several factors that should be considered. These include the type of test material, the test material thickness, the test material area or width, the test material homogeneity, and the limitations of each Rockwell scale.What are 2 different methods for testing hardness? ›
There are two principal methods of testing the hardness of a material – scratch testing and indentation testing. Indentation testing can only be used on materials that undergo plastic deformation such as metals and thermoplastic polymers. Scratch testing is therefore used for brittle materials such as ceramics.What are the four common hardness tests? ›
- Rockwell Hardness Testing. ...
- Brinell Hardness Testing. ...
- Knoop Hardness Testing. ...
- Vickers Hardness Testing. ...
- Hardness Testing with Clemex.
Fill the bottle one-third full, add a few drops of pure liquid soap and shake vigorously for a few seconds. If there is a distinct lack of fluffy bubbles and the water appears cloudy and/or milky, your water is hard.What is the oldest hardness tester? ›
The earliest form was introduced in 1859 and was based on the force required to produce a 3.5 mm indent in the test material. The depth was measured with a vernier scale system and the total weight needed to reach the 3.5 mm was indicated as the hardness.Which material has the highest hardness value? ›
Diamond is the hardest known material to date, with a Vickers hardness in the range of 70–150 GPa.
Shore A is usually used for flexible materials, and Shore D is used for semi-flexible materials. Rockwell hardness is generally chosen for 'harder' plastics such as nylon, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and acetal.Which hardness test is most acceptable by the industry and why? ›
One of the most common indentation hardness tests used today is the Rockwell hardness test. Although less widespread, the Brinell and Vickers hardness tests are also utilized. Most indentation hardness tests measure the deformation that occurs when the material being tested is penetrated with an indenter.What is the minimum thickness for hardness testing? ›
10mm ( 0.5 inch ) or greater is recommended.What are the common causes of error in hardness testing? ›
Readings taken too close together will give false (higher) hardness readings. This is also true on the test (calibration) blocks, where often one tries to place too many readings in one area to save the cost of buying a new block. Indentations should be spaced per ASTM E18 – three diameters apart.What is Pfizer hardness tester? ›
Tablet hardness tester pfizer type is handy and portable instrument to test the hardness of the tablets which are used in laboratories to test the lot of tablets during its manufacturing process to observe the hardness of the tablets as per pharmacology standards.What are the disadvantages of Vickers hardness test? ›
The Vickers method has the following disadvantages:
The process is rather slow (compared with the Rockwell method). The test cycle takes somewhere between 30 and 60 seconds, not including the time taken to prepare the specimen.
The Vickers hardness test is often regarded as easier to use than other hardness tests: The process can be performed on a universal or micro hardness tester; the required calculations are independent of the size of the indenter; and the same indenter (a pyramidal diamond) can be used for all materials, irrespective of ...What Rockwell hardness is high carbon steel? ›
Our own UHC (Ultra High Carbon) steel measures around 62-63 HRC.Which hardness tester is most widely used clear response? ›
Explanation: Most widely used hardness test is a Rockwell test in the US.What are the limitations of portable hardness tester? ›
One Drawback of Portable Hardness Testers
If a part needs to be certified, then traditional benchtop hardness testing is required. ASTM is discussing certification standards for portable hardness testers, but currently parts and materials can only be certified with stationary hardness testers.
The accuracy of the measurement depends on the contact between the indenter and the sample surface. If there are impurities on the supporting surface, deformation may occur when the test load is applied and the measurement may be erroneous. This method is less accurate for hard materials.How accurate is the Rockwell hardness tester? ›
With the precise nature of the test (keeping in mind that one Rockwell point on the regular scale equals 0.002 mm or 0.00008 of an inch) a movement of only 0.001 of an inch could cause an error of over 10 Rockwell points.What is the range of portable hardness tester? ›
Measuring range: 200-960 HL.What are the shortcomings of the hardness testing method? ›
- The major disadvantage is that it is difficult to choose the suitable hardness test method because its result may be different in multiple methods.
- Calibration standard is required.
- The surface finish of the test surface affects the result of the hardness test.
The Brinell hardness testing uses a 10mm hardened steel ball, while the Rockwell test uses either a much smaller steel ball (<4mm) or a diamond cone, depending on the material being tested. The Rockwell test measure the depth of the indentation, while the Brinell test measures the width of the indentation.What are the common problems in Rockwell hardness testing? ›
- Cleanliness of the part and tester. ...
- Curvature of the surface. ...
- Non-flat surfaces. ...
- Surfaces not perpendicular to the indenter. ...
- Readings taken too close to the sample edge. ...
- Readings taken too close together. ...
- Sample is too thin.
WHAT IS A GOOD ROCKWELL SCALE RATING FOR KITCHEN KNIVES? The best quality chef knives have a Rockwell Hardness Rating or HRC rating of 60 and above. This means the steel is hard, retains its edge for a long time, but may also be slightly more brittle than other knives.