The Barcol Impressor or Hardness Tester or Durometer meets the following ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards: E140-97; D2583-75; B648-78: E140-97 Standard Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals; D2583-75 Standard Method of Testing for Indentation Hardness of Plastics by means of a Barcol Impressor; B648-78 Standard Method of Testing for Indentation Harness of Aluminum Alloys by means of a Barcol Impressor.
Fire Department version: The Barcol Impressor meets the following NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards: NFPA 1931 Design of and Design Verification Tests for Fire Department Ground Ladders; NFPA 1932 Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of Fire Department Ground Ladders.
The Barcol Hardness Tester is a convenient tool for testing the hardness of aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass and other materials including plastics and fiberglass. The instrument is designed for use on fabricated parts and assemblies as well as on raw stock.
No experience required; can be used in any position and in any space that will allow for the operator's hand. The hardness reading is instantly indicated on the dial, which is divided into one hundred graduations. No waiting, pre-loading or separate measurements.
The Barcol Impressor weighs only 1 lb. 2 oz. The entire Impressor package comes complete with carrying case, adjusting wrench and two spare indenter points. The Impressor + case = 2 lb. 8oz. (1.13 Kg) Shipping weight = 4 lbs (1.8 Kg), box = 12 x 11 x 6 inches (21 x 28 x 16 cm).
for soft metals such as aluminum and its alloys, brass, copper, and some of the harder plastics and fiberglass, with conversion table into Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell B, E, F, H. Approximate range 25 to 150 Brinell (10 mm ball 500 kg load). This unit meets ASTM Standard D2583.
for fire department ladder testing. A variation of the 934-1 that has a "flat bottom" shaped support leg. This is used to sit on top of the crest of the round rung of a ladder such as a fire department ladder. Compliant with NFPA 1932, National Fire Protection Association - 1994 Edition; ASTM B648-76, American Society for Testing and Materials - 1984 Edition.
for the softer plastics and very soft metals.
for extremely soft materials such as lead, linoleum and leather.
Certified Test Disks for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 43 - 48 (set of 5)
Certified Test Disks for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 87 / 89 (set of 5)
Certified Test Disks for use with 935; Barcol scale 87 - 89 (set of 5)
Certified Test Disks for use with 936; Barcol scale 48 - 50 (set of 5)
Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 43 - 48
Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 87 / 89
Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 935; Barcol scale 87 - 89
Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 936; Barcol scale 48 - 50
Field replaceable indicator for 934, 935 & 936
Field replaceable indentor point for 934 & 935
Field replaceable indentor point for 936
The Barcol Impressor Hand-Held Portable Hardness Tester comes complete with hardness tester, carrying case, adjusting wrench and two (2) spare indenter points.