Barcol Hardness Impressor PosiTector



PosiTector® BHI Barcol Hardness impressor

What is PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor

PosiTector Barcol Hardness Impressor is used for measures the hardness of soft metals such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, and other materials such as harder plastics, and fiber-reinforced plastic.

  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester
  • Light weight, portable device can be used in any orientation
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform – attach any PosiTector probe to a single gage body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)
  • Conforms to ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59 and AS/NZS 3572.22

BHI Probe

PosiTector Barcol Hardness Impressor Pack

Barcol Hardness Impressor Test











Standard Models

Includes ALL features as shown on left plus…
  • Available storage of 250 readings per probe, and the stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models

Includes ALL features as shown on left plus…
  • Storage of 100,000 readings from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Available automatically create sub-batches after the required number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Batch/Reading annotation—add notes and change batch names with onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, salt contamination, hardness and wall thickness measurements in individual batches
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols.

PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor Features


  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester
  • User-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown
  • Includes spare, field replaceable indentor with replacement tool
  • NEWLarger 2.8″ impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • NEWOn-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • NEWWeatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure
  • NEWErgonomic design with durable rubberized grip
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe


  • Certificate of Calibration included
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for precision applications
  • Includes hard and soft aluminum alloy test disks and leveling plate to verify gage operation
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ASTM


  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000200DPMIRTRTRSPGSSTSHDBHI, and UTG probes. Its easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a dew point meter, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, ultrasonic wall thickness gage, or hardness tester.
  • 1 and 2 point calibration options with Cal Reset to restore factory settings
  • Selectable display languages
  • NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock



  • Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while measuring
  • NEWScreen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • NEWInstant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • NEWUp to 30% longer battery life
  • USB Portfor fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • PosiSoft USB Drive—stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required.
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
  • Software Updatesvia the internet keep your gage current
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of softwarefor viewing, analyzing and reporting data


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