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Hardness tester

Barcol hardness tester, Barcol impressor, Barber Coleman hardness tester, impressor, hardness tester, certified calibration certificates.

For additional testing equipment, please see the Adhesion tester , Temperature meters , and Thickness gauges pages.

Certified calibration options shown below.

Barcol hardness tester (impressor)

Easy to use tool tests hardness of fiberglass laminates, as well as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, and brass. Hardness reading shows instantly on the dial. Weighs 1 lb, 2 oz. Tester ships in a foam enclosure in a protected carrying case. Includes adjusting wrench, 2 spare indenter points, and two test discs. Complete repair parts list is also available. One year warranty.

To use tester, simply exert light pressure against instrument to drive spring loaded indenter point into material. Indenter point must be perpendicular to surface being tested. It is also important to make sure material is at least 1/32" thick. Fiberglass should be at least 1/8" thick. Material needs a minimum distance of 1/8" in any direction from indenter point to the edge of material.

Other testers are available for softer plastics and very soft metals, or for extremely soft materials. Please contact us for additional information.

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1 each
Price
6 each
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J1927hardness tester, no calibration certificateGYZJ-934-1Add to cart | Add to list
J1928replacement indenter pointGYZJ-6-5Add to cart | Add to list

Standard test discs

Two test discs are shipped with each Barcol hardness tester: a 43-48 range disc and a 87-89 range disc. Test discs are used to confirm that tester (impressor) is calibrated. Instructions are included for the proper use of these test discs, and how to use these discs to calibrate the tester. Also included are conversion charts to convert the readings on the hardness tester to Brinnel, Vickers, Webster, and Rockwell scales. Standard test discs are sold in any quantity, not by the pack.

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Mfg.
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1 each
Price
6 each
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J1929Astandard test disc, 43–48 rangeGYZJ-078Add to cart | Add to list
J1929Bstandard test disc, 87–89 rangeGYZJ-250Add to cart | Add to list

Certified test discs

Certified test discs include a Certificate of Calibration that documents the use of NIST traceable measuring devices. Certificate also includes 5 Vickers readings (5 tests) on each disc within tolerances allowed by ASTM Standard E-384. Certified test discs are sold by the pack. 5 discs per pack.

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1 pack
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6 pack
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J1929C5 certified test discs, 43-48 rangeGYZJ-078-100Add to cart | Add to list
J1929D5 certified test discs, 87-89 rangeGYZJ-250-100Add to cart | Add to list

Certified calibration options for new or used testers

Three levels of calibration certification are available. All three calibrations are performed at the same laboratory with quality systems that meet or exceed ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements. The scope of the quality system encompasses all operations that affect the quality of the 17025 calibration service — equipment, personnel, calibration procedures and reporting. This is stated on each Certificate of Calibration.
All three of these options are ANSI Z540-1 compliant, NIST traceable calibrations. All three include adjustments to the manufacturers specifications and online electronic certificate (DATA). The ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration also includes test point specific uncertainty data. Please see our Certified calibration options chart for full description.

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Description
Testers are calibrated to manufacturer's specifications
and the Certificate of Calibration will include:
Calibration
Price
 
J1927AStandard calibrationonly out of tolerance conditions, if any foundAdd to cart | Add to list
J1927BStandard calibration with databefore and after data is recorded (as found/as left test data)Add to cart | Add to list
J1927CISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibrationall above data, plus associated uncertainty of measurementsAdd to cart | Add to list