UCI/Dynamic Hardness Tester





Features:

  • Non-Destructive hand held hardness tester
  • Combines UCI and Leeb hardness testing in one state of the art device
  • Test steel with min thickness of .08” and unlimited max thickness
  • Blazing fast test results
  • Rockwell, Brinell Vickers conversions shown on display
  • Large Memory w/USB Output
  • Choice of manual UCI probes; 1kg, 2kg, 5kg & 10kg
  • Optional Motorized Probes: .30kg, .80kg, & 1kgf
  • Available Impact Devices(Leeb) D, DC, D+15, G & DL

“Ultrasonic Contact Impedance" is based on a 136 degree diamond at the end of a vibrating rod being depressed into the test surface at a fixed load. The difference in Ultrasonic vibration frequency is then calculated into a hardness value. The UCI test procedure is slower than the Dynamic Impact style, however the “UCI” method of hardness testing is portable, easy and accurate. It also has its own advantages when utilized for certain testing applications. UCI testers are not restricted to large mass items like dynamic type testers. These units can test metals as thin as 1mm and at a hardness value as low as 20HRC (75HB). They also excel at performing hardness tests on larger, harder metals as well. Another reason for the rise in popularity is due to the fact that the UCI method is categorized as “Non-Destructive”. That translates into less scrap parts/ lower mfg costs due to necessary inspections.

“Dynamic Impact” is based on the Leeb principle of hardness developed by Dietmar Leeb in the 1970’s. A spring loaded impact body is thrust to the test surface, effecting rebound. The speed of both the initial thrust and the rebound is measured in a non-contact mode. This is calculated as a Leeb hardness value and then automatically converted to Rockwell C, B, Brinell, Vickers and Shore Values. It has effectually brought easy, fast and accurate results to portable hardness testing.

UCI

Scales-UCI Measurement Range Tolerance
Rockwell C 20-70 HRC +/- 1.5 HRC
Rockwell B 41-99 HRB +/-1.5 HRB
Rockwell A 61-85 HRB +/-1.5 HRA
Brinell 76-618 HB +/- 3% HB
Vickers 80-1599 HV +/- 3% HV

Can also test in the following scales(UCI only) HRN15 - HRN30 - HRN45 - HRT15 - HRT30 - HRT45 HRF – HK - HD.

LEEB

Scales-Leeb Measurement Range Tolerance
Rockwell C 25-67 HRC +/- 1.5 HRC
Rockwell B 59-99 HRB +/-1.5 HRB
Brinell 85-651 HB +/- 10 HB
Vickers 83-976 HV +/- 12 HV
Shore 26-99HS +/-10HS
Leeb 170-960HLD +/- 6HL

UCI hardness tester w/manual probe

Model No. Description Application Notes
PHT-6001 UCI Portable Hardness Tester w/1kgf Probe For surfaces with Ra below 125μin
PHT-6002 UCI Portable Hardness Tester w/2kgf Probe For surfaces with Ra below 200μin
PHT-6005 UCI Portable Hardness Tester w/5kgf Probe For surfaces with Ra below 400μin
PHT-6010 UCI Portable Hardness Tester w/10kgf Probe For surfaces with Ra below 600μin
PHT-6011 UCI Portable Hardness Tester w/LONG 1kgf Probe For Deep Groove surfaces with Ra below 125μin

UCI hardness tester w/motorized probe

Model No. Description Application Notes
PHT-6030 UCI Hardness Tester w/.30kgf Probe Best for checking coating layer hardness; Finished thin parts
PHT-6080 UCI Hardness Tester w/.80kgf Probe Best for smooth bearing type surfaces
PHT-6100 UCI Hardness Tester w/1kgf Probe Best for machined surfaces

Specifications:

Hardness Range HRC: 20.3- 70; HRB: 61-85.6 ; HV: 80-1599; HB: 76-618
Scale Selection Rockwell C (HRC); Rockwell B (HRB); Rockwell A (HRA); Brinell (HB); Vickers (HV); Leeb (HLD) and many more!
Tolerance +/- 3.0% deviation of average from the reference value of the test block with a minimum of 5 tests
Display type LCD Color Screen w/Backlight, adjustable brightness
Language Selection English, German, Chinese, Spanish, etc.
Data Logger Letters, Numerals
Data Memory 2000 groups of measured data ; 20 groups of calibration data
Statistical Software Supplied-can be saved in Word or Excel
Data Output USB – cable supplied
Power Supply Rechargeable Lithium Battery: Voltage-4.2V, 4800mAh
Auto Power Off 5 minutes
Recharging Time Approx. 8 hours
Battery Usage Approx. 6 hours (no backlight)
Net Weight(base unit) 2lbs (w/probe)
Gross Weight 12 lbs
Unit Dimensions 7.0 x 3.1 x 1.1” (160x80x30mm)
Gross Dimensions 13.7 x 17.7 x 5.9” (350x450x150mm)

Manual UCI Probe Specifications:

Probe Type/Model PHT-6001 PHT-6002 PHT-6005 PHT-6010 PHT-6011
Loading Force 1kgf (10N) 2kg (20N) 5kg (50N) 10kg (98N) 1kgf (10N)
Probe Diameter 22mm 22mm 22mm 22mm 22mm
Length 154mm 154mm 154mm 154mm 213mm
Oscillating Rod Diameter 2.4mm 2.4mm 3mm 3mm 2.4mm
Surface Roughness Requirements
μm=Metric μin= Inch
Ra<3.2μm
(Ra<125 μin)
Ra<5μm
(Ra<197 μin)
Ra<10 μm
(Ra<393 μin)
Ra<15 μm
(Ra<590 μin)
Ra<3.2µm
(Ra<125 µin)
Min weight of test sample 0.3kg (.66lbs) 0.3kg (.66lbs) 0.3kg (.66lbs) 0.3kg (.66lbs) 0.3kg (.66lbs)
Minimum thickness of sample 2mm (.08”) 2mm (.08”) 2mm (.08”) 2mm (.08”) 2mm (.08”)

Motorized UCI Probe Specifications:

Probe Type/Model PHT-6030 PHT-6080 PHT-6100
Loading Force .30kg (3N) .80kg (8N) 1kgf (10N)
Probe Diameter 46mm 46mm 46mm
Length 198mm 198mm 198mm
Oscillating Rod Diameter 3.7mm 3.7mm 3.7mm
Surface Roughness Ra<3.2μm Ra<5 μm Ra<8 μm
Requirements
μm=Metric μin= Inch
(Ra<125 μin) (Ra<197 μin) (Ra<314 μin)
Min weight of test sample 0.3kg (.66lbs) 0.3kg (.66lbs) 0.3kg (.66lbs)
Minimum thickness of sample 2mm (.08”) 2mm (.08”) 2mm (.08”)


Indentation Depth (μm)

Hardness .30kg Motorized .80kg Motorized 1kg Motorized 1kg Manual 2kg Manual 5kg Manual 10kg Manual
800HV 4 5 7 7 10 15 22
600HV 4 5 8 8 11 18 25
500HV 5 6 9 9 12 19 27
300HV 6 8 11 11 16 25 35
100HV 10 13 19 19 27 43 61

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:

Special Application Impact Devices

Impact Device D Part No. PHT1800-100
Universal standard device:

Use for the majority of hardness testing assignments

Impact Device DL Part No. PHT1800-115

Tip 4mm diameter x 1.96” length Measurements in extremely confined spaces

Impact Device G Part No. PHT1800-125
Enlarged test tip:

For use on solid heavy components such as; rough castings and forgings. Brinell only.

Impact Device DC Part No. PHT1800-120
Extremely short impact device

Used for very confined spaces such as holes, cylinders, internal measurements

Impact Device D+15 Part No. PHT1800-110
Slim front section with coil set back

Hardness measurements in grooves, recessed surface

Impact Device C Part No. PHT1800-130
Reduced impact energy

For testing case hardened material
















Optional Hardness Test Blocks for 6000 Series

NIST Certified Hardness Test Block Kit

Part No. 900330-9410

Includes: 1pc HRC 20’s
              1pc HRC 40’s
              1pc HRC 60’s

Full form cert for each block

Aluminum/Brass Rockwell Blocks

Part No. Description Shape Range Comments
900330-9414AH Rockwell B Square 80’s Made in USA Aluminum
900330-9414AL Rockwell B Square 50’s Made in USA Aluminum
900330-9418H Rockwell E Square 90’s Made in USA Aluminum
900330-9418L Rockwell E Square 60’s Made in USA Aluminum
900330-9414BH Rockwell B Square 80’s Made in USA Brass
900330-9414BL Rockwell B Square 50’s Made in USA Brass

Leeb Hardness Test Blocks

Part No. Description Shape Range Comments
PHT1300-01 Leeb “D” Hardness Test Block Round 750-800(HRC 50’s) Phase II std.
PHT130001-cert Leeb “D” Hardness Test Block Round 750-800(HRC 50’s) NIST Certified
PHT1300-02 Leeb “D” Hardness Test Block Round 590-670(HRC40’s) Phase II std.
PHT130002-cert Leeb “D” Hardness Test Block Round 590-670(HRC40’s) NIST Certified
PHT1300-03 Leeb “D” Hardness Test Block Round 590-670(HRC40’s) Phase II std.
PHT130003-cert Leeb “D” Hardness Test Block Round 490-570(HRC20’s) NIST Certified
PHT1100G-01 Leeb “G” Hardness Test Block Round 480-670 For use with “G” impact devices
PHT1100G-01C Leeb “G” Hardness Test Block ASTM Certified to Brinell Round 480-670 (HB200’s) For use with “G” impact devices

Brinell Hardness Test Blocks

Part No. Description Shape Range Comments
900355-1000/150 3000kg Round 150-250 Phase II std. (Steel)
900355-1000/250 3000kg Round 250-500 Phase II std. (Steel)
900355-3010 3000kg Rectangle Low Aluminum (USA)
900355-3020 3000kg Rectangle High Aluminum (USA)
900355-3030 3000kg Rectangle 100-200HB Steel (USA)
900355-3040 3000kg Rectangle 250-350HB Steel (USA)
900355-3050 3000kg Rectangle 500+HB Steel (USA)