BAQ alphaDUR mini UCI Hardness Tester

  • Fast and easy hardness testing
  • Measuring method according to DIN 50156, DIN EN ISO 16859 and ASTM A956
  • Robust metal (aluminum) casing
  • Large color display
  • Embedded Li-ion battery
  • Extensive storage and statistical functions
  • USB interface and PC software

The alphaDUR mini is the small and handy variant of the alphaDUR which has been successfully used in hardness testing since many years. The technology is identical and the accessories are compatible.
The operation of the alphaDUR mini is very easy because all information is shown on the large display. Hardness scale and material can quickly be changed by special keys.
Due to the UCI measuring method measurements can be done fast and accurate. The measured value is displayed directly after the test load has been applied. A test load between 1 (HV 1) and 10 kg HV 10) can be chosen depending on the application and the sample surface.

Measuring methodUCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) according to DIN 50159 and ASTM A 1038-05
Test load3, 10, 20, 30, 49 or 98 N, depending on the UCI probe (HV0.3 – HV10)
Testing Materials:Preferably metals, material calibrations can be saved in the device. Measurements on glass, ceramic and plastic are possible if comparison measurements for calibration are done. Minimum thickness for steel app. 5mm (depending on the sample geometry)
Hardness scaleHRC, HV, HB, HRB and tensile strength
Uncertainty of measurement<2% to the value of the hardness test block
DisplayColour LCD 320 x 240 pixels
Data memory100,000 data records with date, time and GOOD/BAD rating
Data transfer:Direct protocol printout with mini thermal printer
Data transfer on USB flash device
StatisticsAverage value, minimum, maximum, standard deviation
BatteryBuilt-in Li-ion battery, battery life approx. 8 h, rechargeable by charging adapter or USB port
LanguageMenu: English, German, French, Polish, Russian, Turkish
Manual: English, German, French, Polish
Dimensions135 x 80 x 23 mm
WeightDevice 320 g, probe 190 g
Minimum sample thicknessApprox. 5 mm (depends on the dimension and the shape of the sample)