Equotip 550 All-in-One Solution for Portable Hardness Testing by Proceq

The Equotip 550 available from Proceq is the most versatile and portable hardness testing device that allows automatic on-site correlation of Leeb Portable Rockwell and UCI true indention hardness value. The Leeb hardness principle is based on the dynamic (rebound) method and is best suited for on-site testing of heavy, large or already installed parts.

When combined with the Equotip Portable Rockwell Probe, the operation of the device can be extended to the standard Rockwell static test method. which is particularly suited for scratch-sensitive, polished or thin parts as well as for profiles and pipes. The electronically adjustable test load between HV1 and HV5 (~10 N and ~50 N) makes the Equotip 550 UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) the perfect measuring device for fine-grained material with any shape or for heat-treated surfaces.

The Equotip touchscreen interface with flexible configuration ensures exceptional user experience. The improved software supports custom report functions, personalization options, automatic verification processes and interactive wizards. The color display and specially designed housing allow efficient analysis of measured data and optimize the on-site usage of the device under harsh conditions. The device completely meets the requirement for non-destructive hardness testing in various industries.

Key Features

Equotip Leeb

  •     Automatic conversions to all common hardness scales (HV, HB, HRC, HRB, HRA, HS, Rm) as required
  •     Highly accurate ± 4 HL (0.5% at 800 HL) with automatic correction for impact directions
  •     Wide measurement range with a variety of impact devices and support rings to serve most hardness testing requirements
  •     Extensive range of precise hardness test blocks available for each impact device with different hardness levels for regular verification

Equotip Portable Rockwell

  •     Measurements in HRC and HV with automatic integrated conversions to HB, HRA, HRB and many more common scales in compliance to ASTM E140 and ISO 18265
  •     Highly accurate ± 0.8 µm (~ ± 1.0 HRC) over entire range
  •     Rapid and reproducible metal hardness readings independent of the material and sample dimensions
  •     Small test load yields small penetrations of only a few μm
  •     Unique measuring clamp and support feet are available for the probe allowing the test to be carried out on various geometries
  •     Advanced algorithm option for faster measurement
  •     Probe can be connected directly to PC

Equotip UCI

  •     Adjustable test load: With this unique and patented feature a wide range of applications can be covered offering test loads ranging from HV1 to HV5, eliminating the need to purchase more than one UCI probe
  •     One-step calibration allows fast adaption to the material to be tested
  •     Special views as the profile view and unique industry settings allow a very smooth workflow
  •     Quick and reliable measurements supported by the user guidance

Equotip 550 Touchscreen Unit

  •     Modular concept: Flexible configuration for various industry applications with a wide range of probes and accessories
  •     Combined method: Automatic on-site correlation of Leeb to Portable Rockwell true indention hardness value
  •     Guiding wizards: Predefined workflows to increase process reliability and to improve measurement precision
  •     Automatic verification: Step by step verification in line with ISO 16859 and ASTM A956
  •     Interactive guides: On-screen notifications to obtain the most relevant settings for your application
  •     Conversion curves: Create, edit and verify material conversion curves directly on the instrument
  •     Custom reports: Modular generator allows customized measurement reports
  •     Automation option: Integration of NDT automation into quality management systems and automated testing environments
  •     Housing specially designed to be used on-site in harsh environments (IP 54), including carrying strap, integrated stand and sunshield cover
  •     High resolution color display
  •     Battery lifetime of > 8h
  •     8 GB Flash memory
  •     Dual core processor supporting diverse communication and peripheral interfaces: Probe Connector, USB Host, USB Device and Ethernet
  •     Future proof investment through direct compatibility with upcoming developments

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