950 Handheld Metal Hardness Tester
For use with cast steel, hammered steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, aluminum alloy, brass, bronze and forged copper alloy metals

PCE-950 is a handheld metal hardness tester used to determine the hardness of 10 different types of metal (i.e., cast steel, hammered steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, aluminum alloy, brass, bronze and forged copper alloy) according to the Leeb rebound method. In addition to Leeb hardness units (HL), the metal hardness tester displays hardness measurements in Rockwell C, Rockwell B, Rockwell A, Brinell, Vickers and Shore hardness units. In this dynamic hardness testing method, a small carbide ball hits the test surface. The quotient of rebound and impact velocity is directly related to the material hardness and can be converted into different hardness scales (i.e., HRC, HRB, HRA, HB, HV and HS).

Thanks to the measuring instrument's compact pocket-sized ergonomic design and integrated impact device, hardness tests can be performed quickly and easily in the field and on the manufacturing production floor. An internal memory offers storage for up to 600 readings, and the included PC-compatible software and USB cable allow for simple and efficient data transfer to a computer for documentation and analysis of hardness test results. Ideal for the incoming and outgoing inspection of metal parts and components, the 950 hardness tester is an essential tool for machinists and manufacturing quality control and assurance professionals.

Handheld Metal Hardness Tester 950

  • Hardness measuring range by material  
    Cast steel HRC: 19.8 ... 68.5
    HRB: 59.6 ... 99.6
    HRA: 59.1 ... 85.8
    HB: 80 ... 651
    HV: 83 ... 976
    HS: 32.2 ... 115
     
    Hammered steel HB: 143 ... 650
     
    Cold-rolled steel HRC: 20.4 ... 67.1
    HV: 80 ... 898
     
    Stainless steel HRB: 45.5 ... 101.7
    HB: 85 ... 655
    HV: 85 ... 802
     
    Cast iron HB: 93 ... 334
     
    Ductile iron HB: 131 ... 387
     
    Aluminum alloy HRB: 23.8 ... 84.6
    HB: 19 ... 164
     
    Brass HRB: 13.5 ... 95.3
    HB: 40 ... 173
     
    Bronze HB: 60 ... 290
     
    Forged copper alloy HB: 45 ... 315
     
    General specifications  
    Accuracy ± 6 HL at 730 ... 790 HL
    ± 10 HL at 490 ... 570 HL
     
    Repeatability 6 HL at 730 ... 790 HL
    10 HL at 490 ... 570 HL
     
    Total measuring range 170 ... 960 HL
     
    Hardness scales HL (HLD): Leeb (Type D impact device)
    HB: Brinell
    HRC: Rockwell C
    HRB: Rockwell B
    HRA: Rockwell A
    HV: Vickers
    HS: Shore
     
    Impact device Type D
     
    Measuring direction 360 °
     
    Display 128 x 32 OLED
     
    Data storage Internal memory saves up to 600 readings
     
    Power supply Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
     
    Battery life Approx. 50 hours
     
    Data interface Mini USB
     
    Dimensions Approx. 153 x 54 x 24 mm / 6.02 x 2.13 x 0.95"
     
    Weight Approx. 250 g / 0.6 lb

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