Barcol Hardness Tester

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What is Barcol Hardness Tester.

Barcol Hardness Tester is used for testing the hardness of materials such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass and other materials including plastics and also fiberglass. The instrument is designed for use on fabricated parts and assemblies as well as on raw stock. Simple and also portable instrument for testing the hardness of materials acc. to ASTM D2583. Originally call the Barber-Colman Impressor, the Barcol impressor was developed by Walter Colman as a hand-held, portable means of assessing the hardness of a materials.

The impressor operates when the tip is press against the material in question. The hardness of the material determines how far the tip indents and this is transferring by a tension spring and lever to be read on a dial.
The Barcol hardness test is generally use on soft materials such as rigid plastics. It measures hardness base on indentation of a sharp point with a flat tip. The test is performe using a similar method and indentation device as that use to measure Shore D hardness, however the Shore D indenter has a round tip. Barcol hardness is not suitable measure on the curve surfaces.

TQC Impressor Barcol Hardness

TQC Barcol Hardness specification :

– Easy to Use
– No experience require : can be use in any position and also in any space that will allow for the operator’s hand. The hardness reading is instantly indicating on the dial, which is divided into one hundred graduations.
– No waiting, preloading or separate measurements.
– Lightweight
– The Impressor weighs only 1 lb. 2 oz. The entire Impressor package comes complete with carrying case, adjusting wrench and also two spare indenter points.
– The Impressor + case = 2 lb. 8oz. Shipping weights = 4 pounds, box = 12 x 11 x 6 inches, dimensional weight 5 pounds. (1.8 kilograms, box = 21 x 28 x 16 cm, dimension weight 2.5 Kilograms)

The Impressor is best and also suit for testing homogeneous materials. Materials of granular, fibrous or coarse structure will produce a wide variation in hardness readings because of the small diameter of the indenter point. For accurate readings, material should be at least 1 /32″thick and large enough for a minimum distance of 1/8″ in any direction from the indenter point to the edge of the specimen. The testing area should be smooth and also free from mechanical damage.

Simply exert alight pressure against the instrument to drive the spring-load indenter point into the material. The indenter point must be perpendicular to the surface being testing. On very soft metals, the highest reading should be use since cold flow permits the spring load indenter point to continue penetration.

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 use 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 also Smartphone software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)
  • Conforms to ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59 and also AS/NZS 3572.22
 PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor Gauge
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Standard Models

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

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 also 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

Firstly it is Simple

  • 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
  • NEW On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings

Secondly is Durable

  • Weatherproof, dustproof, and also water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure
  • Ergonomic 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

Thirdly is Accurate

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

Finally is Versatile

  • 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, and also 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
  • Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • Up to 30% longer battery life
  • USB Portfor fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • PosiSoft USB Drive—stores readings and graphs can be access using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software require.
  • Every stored measurement is date and also time stamped
  • Software Updates via the internet keep your gage current
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing, analyzing and also reporting data



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Who is DeFelsko

DeFelsko Corporation, a leading U.S. Manufacturer of coating thickness gauges and inspection instruments, has been delivering Simple, Durable and also Accurate gauges since 1965. Family owned and operated in Northern New York, their state of the art facility houses research, development, manufacturing, quality, sales, training and also service departments. Over the years, DeFelsko has pioneered many technologies including: Firstly is the first combination ferrous/non-ferrous gage to automatically recognize the substrate and take a measurement Secondly is the first hand-held ultrasonic coating thickness gage for non-metal substrates including plastic, wood, and concrete Thirdly is the first fully-interchangeable inspection instrument, featuring compatibility with coating thickness, dew point, surface profile, soluble salt, ultrasonic wall thickness and hardness probes Fourthly is the first ISO-compliant salt contamination measurement method, with no sharps or adhesive Finally is the first hand-held, field-ready instrument for 3D-imaging of blasted surfaces and measurement of peak density and other variables Starting with the mechanical PosiTest FM and GM, DeFelsko has shown a commitment to excellence in manufacturing and also after sales support. DeFelsko actively participates in several key organizations (SSPC, NACE, ASTM, ISO) to improve and promote the science of coating inspection. DeFelsko is recognized as a premier American manufacturer of quality inspection.

DeFelsko products category such as:


Coating Thickness Gauge for Metal PosiTector 6000, Coating Thickness Gauge For Non-Metal PosiTector 200, Ultrasonic Wall Thickness Gauge PosiTector UTG, Dew Point Meter Gauge PosiTector DPM, Infrared Thermometer gauge PosiTector IRT, Surface Profile Gauge PosiTector SPG, Replica Tape Reader PosiTector RTR/3D, Shore Hardness Durometer PosiTector SHD, Barchol Hardness Durometer PosiTector BHI, Soluble Salt Tester PosiTector SST, Gloss Meter PosiTector GLS.


DFT Gauge PosiTest DFT, Pull Off Adhesion Tester PosiTest AT, High Voltage Holiday Detector PosiTest HHD, Low voltage Pin Hole Detector PosiTest LPD, Powder Coating Thickness gauge PosiTest PC, Inpstion Kit PosiTest Smartlink, Oven Temperature Logger PosiTest OTL, Concrete Moisture Meter PosiTest CMM, ect. PT. Cuanli Perkasa Jaya Is one of DeFelsko worldwide Distributors located in Indonesia.

TQC Sheen

What is TQC Sheen

TQC Sheen brand TQC Sheen name has been recognize as a leader in innovative paint test equipment since 1947. And as part of Industrial Physics – a global packaging, product, and material test and inspection partner – we’re able to protect the integrity of manufacturers, production lines, and laboratories across a multitude of industries all over the world. We can help you to understand anything you need to know about your inks and coatings testing process. Our brand is known for innovative paint test equipment. TQC Sheen offers a wide variety of products. Including a range of wash ability testers, appearance meters, coating thickness gauges, automatic film applicators and also bresle patches. All products are design to meet the highest quality standards. Across our organization, we provide you with all kinds of coating test devices. From washability testers, appearance meters, and coating thickness gauges – through to automatic film applicators and bresle patches. Our solutions are relied upon by R&D laboratories and paint manufacturers alike – so you can breathe easy with TQC Sheen test equipment. Our viscosity measurement instruments are uses in laboratories and production facilities all over the world. And our instruments adhere to a variety of international testing standards.


In  our brand line of business where quality is the keyword for our customers. We decide to have our organisations certify according the ISO 9001 standards by “Det Norske Veritas”. High quality products are supply and also maintain by our efficient organisation following well-structure procedures. And also always keeping the customers wishes in the first place! As part of Industrial Physics – a global packaging, product, material test and also inspection partner. We’re able to protect the integrity of manufacturers, production lines, and also laboratories across a multitude of industries all over the world. We can help you to understand anything you need to know about your paints and also surface coatings. The TQC Sheen name has been recognize as a leader in innovative paint test equipment since 1947. We make all kinds of testing devices. From wash-ability testers, appearance meters and coating thickness gauges – through to automatic film applicators and bresle patches. PT. Cuanli Perkasa Jaya is one of TQC Sheen worldwide distributors location in Indonesia
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