2500N Hardness Tester for Metals
Portable handheld pen-sized durometer for use with steel, iron, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper and more

PCE-2500N is a portable handheld pen-sized digital material hardness tester, rebound hammer or durometer for use with metals. This high-accuracy hardness tester quickly and accurately measures the surface hardness of 10 common metal materials including steel, cast steel, alloy tool steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, cast aluminum alloy, brass, bronze and copper. The device includes an ISO calibration certificate.


- Displays measurements in Rockwell A, B or C (HRA, HRB or HRC), Brinell (HB), Vickers (HV), Shore (HS) or Leeb (HLD)
- Measurement ranges: 170 ... 960 HLD, 17.9 ... 69.5 HRC, 3.5 ... 101.7 HRB, HB 19 ... 683 HB,
   80 ... 1042 HV, 30.6 ... 102.6 HS, 59.1 ... 88 HRA
- Accuracy: ± 0.5 HLD
- Type D impact device
- Measuring principle: Rebound method
- For use with metal materials
- Pocket-sized design
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery
- Internal read-only memory

Hardness Tester for Metals 2500N

  • Measuring ranges HLD: 170 ... 960  
    HRC: 17.9 ... 69.5 
    HB: 19 ... 683 
    HV: 80 ... 1042 
    HS: 30.6 ... 102.6 
    HRA: 59.1 .. 88 
    HRB: 3.5 ... 101.7
    Measurement accuracy HLD: ± 0.5%
    Measuring principle Rebound method
    Impact device Type D striker
    Display 128 x 64 OLED
    Repeatability HLD: ± 0.8%
    Hardness max. 1042 HV
    Measurement units HLD, HRC, HB, HV, HS, HRA, HRB
    Running time Approx. 10 hours of continuous use at full charge
    Power supply Rechargeable Li-ion battery
    Storage conditions -30 ... +60 °C / -22 ... +140°F, <90% RH
    Operating conditions -10 ... +50 °C / +14 ... +122 °F, <90% RH
    Dimensions 148 x 32 x 25 mm / 5.83 x 1.26 x 0.99"
    Limit alarm Yes
    Automatic shutdown    Yes
    Weight 650 g / 1.44 lbs
    Materials Steel
      Cast steel
      Alloyed tool steel
      Stainless steel
      Cast iron
      Ductile iron
      Cast aluminum alloy
      Brass
      Bronze
      Copper
    Measuring ranges on various material surfaces
    Steel  HRC: 17.9 ... 68.5 
    HRB: 59.6 ... 99.6 
    HRA: 59.1 ... 85.8 
    HB: 127 ... 651 
    HV: 83 ... 976 
    HS: 32 , 2 ... 99.5
    Tool steel HRC: 17.9 ... 68.5 
    HRB: 59.6 ... 99.6 
    HRA: 59.1 ... 85.8 
    HB: 127 ... 651 
    HV: 83 ... 976 
    HS: 32 , 2 ... 99.5
    Stainless steel HRB: 46.5 ... 101.7 
    HB: 85 ... 655 
    HV: 85 ... 802
    Cast iron HB: 93 ... 334
    Brass HRB: 13.5 ... 95.3 
    HB: 40 ... 173
    Bronze HB: 60 ... 290
    Copper HB: 45 ... 315

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