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Barcol Hardness Impressor

Made in the USAThe new PosiTector BHI Barcol hardness tester measures the indentation hardness of soft metals (aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass ), harder plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics.

Barcol hardness testing is used in a variety of applications. It is used for hardness testing of flat and slightly curved materials and in particular for the measurement of forgings and castings made of aluminum, unreinforced rigid plastics, fiber and glass fiber reinforced plastics (FRP & GRP) and hard thermoplastic (Duroplastics). Typical examples for industrial use can be found in shipbuilding, aircraft construction, tank construction and for hardness testing on plastic pipes and on the blades of wind turbines. To determine the hardness according to Barcol, the cone indenter made of hardened steel is pressed into the specimen surface using a spring system. The depth of impression is determined directly via a measuring cell. 

The PosiTector BHI Barcol hardness tester offers a number of advantages over conventional analog hardness testers. It combines ease of use with the advantages of the PosiTector series, such as the functions of storing, displaying and downloading hardness values, which can be integrated into user-defined protocols using PosiSoft software solutions. Additional features that are unique to the PosiTector BHI include the ability to set a test time for testing materials that take a specific amount of time to take impressions, and automatic under-batching of the desired number of sample readings and summarizing the readings in memory (with the advanced version).

This PosiTector BHI Barcol hardness tester also comes with a durable, on-site replaceable indentation tip as well as test disks, which are made of aluminum alloy with leveling plate to check the measurement accuracy.

The PosiTector BHI is compatible with PosiTector standard measuring devices with colour display and PosiTector Advanced measuring devices and with all PosiSoft software solutions. Furthermore, this BHI Tester is solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant. A Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip and hard-shell carrying case included as well as a Long Form Certificate of Calibration. Hi-Res mode increases displayed resolution for use on applications that require a greater precision. The PosiTector body fits with all PosiTector BHI, SHD, 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, and UTG probes.

  • Includes spare, field replaceable indenter with replacement tool
  • User-adjustable measurement time with on screen countdown
  • Lightweight, portable device can be used in any orientation
  • Reset feature instantly restores factory settings

Complete Kit

The PosiTector BHI is delivered with 2 test disks, glass plate, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA batteries, instructions, hard shell carrying case, protective lens shield, a Long Form Certificate of Calibration, USB cable, and PosiSoft Software.

Additional features:
Comparison chart Standard
High Contrast LCD Display Colour Colour
Reading Storage Capacity 1000 per probe 250,000 from multiple probes in up to 1000 batches
Create meaningful batch names and enter notes directly on the instrument using a familiar on-screen QWERTY keyboard -
Auto Sub-Batch (automatically create sub-batches after the required number of readings are taken) -
Live graphing of measurement data -
Saves measurements in individual batches (thickness, profile, environmental, salt contamination, hardness and wall thickness) -
WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net, downloads software updates -
Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Technology for data transfer to a mobile device using the PosiTector App or optional portable printer -
Integration with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols -

Measurement Range:20 - 100 Barcol
Resolution:0.1 Barcol
Accuracy: ± 2 Barcol
Gauge dimension:137 x 61 x 28 mm
Probe dimension:145 x 97 x 64 mm
Gauge weight:140 g
Probe Headroom:140 mm
Probe Weight:400 g
Warranty:2 years



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BHI1 PosiTector BHI 1 Standard Barcol Hardness Impressor
€ 1.286,00 
BHI3 PosiTector BHI 3 Advanced Barcol Hardness Impressor
€ 1.752,00 

USBAC USB/AC Adapter Power Kit for PosiTector
€ 54,00 
LENSSHIELD-E Protective Lens Shields (5pk) for PosiTector
€ 12,00 
PRINTERBT Bluetooth Printer for PosiTector Advanced
€ 405,00 
PAPERBT Printer Paper - 10 Rolls for the Bluetooth Printer
€ 24,00 
All mentioned prices are excluding VAT & excluding shipment costs.
Availability: Available: 1 - 3 days, Delivery time: 1 - 3 weeks, special order request