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Product Description

DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Standard Barcol Hardness Impressor
Easy-to-read digital display

Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester


Lightweight, portable device can be used in any orientation

The DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor 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
  • Lightweight, 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


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Kit Contents
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The DeFelsko PosiTector BHI1 Standard Barcol Hardness Impressor Kit includes everything needed for testing

  • PosiTector Advanced Gage Body BDYSTD-G
  • PosiTector BHI Probe PRBBHI
  • Two (2) Test Disks
  • Leveling Plate and Glass Plate
  • Replacement Indentor with Replacement Tool
  • Protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Wrist Strap and Protective lens shield
  • 3 AAA alkaline batteries
  • PosiSoft Software and USB cable
  • Long Form Certificate of Calibration
  • Hard Shell Case and Instructions
  • Two (2) Year Warranty


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Features 
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Simple

  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester
  • User-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown
  • Includes spare, field replaceable indentor with replacement tool
  • Lightweight, portable device can be used in any orientation
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings

Durable

  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe

Accurate

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

Versatile

  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector BHI, SHD, 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, and UTG probes easily converting from a hardness tester to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, infrared thermometer, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage
  • 1 and 2 point calibration options with Cal Reset to restore factory settings
  • Selectable display languages
  • High contrast LCD with backlit display
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)

Powerful

  • Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max hardness and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture - save screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Sealed USB Port for 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.
  • Software Updates via web keep your gage current
  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing and reporting data
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped


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Standard Model Features
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Includes ALL features as shown on left plus...

  • Storage of 1000 readings per probe - stored readings can be viewed or downloaded


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Specifications
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Measurement Range20 - 100 Barcol
Resolution0.1 Barcol
Accuracy± 2 Barcol
Gauge Body Size137 x 61 x 28 mm (5.4" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Gauge Body Weight140 g (4.9 oz) without batteries
Probe Size145 x 97 x 64 mm (5.7" x 3.8" x 2.5")
Probe Headroom140 mm (5.5")
Probe Weight400 g ( 14.1 oz)


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Four FREE and unique ways to view and report your PosiTector and PosiTest data. Learn More


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Accessories
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Test Disks

  • For verifying the operation of Barcol hardness impressors. Choose from hard or soft aluminum alloys.

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Replacement Glass Plate

  • For zeroing worn or replaced indentors on the PosiTector BHI.

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Replacement Indentors

  • Spare indentor tips (2pk) for PosiTector BHI. Includes additional indentor with replacement tool.


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Downloads
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DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor - Instruction Manual
DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor - Data Sheet
DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor - Quick Guide


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What is a Barcol Hardness Impressor?

A Barcol Hardness Impressor is an instrument that measures the indentation hardness of soft metals (aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, etc.), harder plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics.

What are some typical applications for Barcol hardness?
  • Aluminum production
  • Forgings, castings, raw stock inspection
  • FRP/GRP - fiber and glass reinforced plastics (both reinforced and non-reinforced rigid plastics)
  • Duro or hard thermo plastics
  • Degree of cure in composite materials
I currently use an analog (dial) type Barcol Impressor. What are the advantages of the digital PosiTector BHI?

The PosiTector BHI has numerous advantages over conventional analog instruments, and over many competitive digital instruments:

  • Memory: The PosiTector BHI has the ability to save readings for archival or reporting, without the need for error-prone transcription. This greatly enhances the reliability and convenience of reporting.
  • Reporting Software Options: The PosiTector BHI includes the PosiSoft suite of software for viewing and reporting data. Select from a powerful desktop version, built-in USB drive, web-based or mobile applications.
  • Test Time: Some materials continue to deform while the measurement is being taken. To achieve consistent results, it is often recommended to record measurements after a set amount of time has elapsed. The PosiTector BHI allows users to set a test time, which begins counting down on the screen when the indentor is placed on the surface to be measured. After that period has elapsed, a measurement is recorded and displayed. This is vastly superior to existing methods of using a stopwatch, or more often, estimating when the required test time has elapsed.
  • ‍Auto Sub-Batch (Advanced models only): As with most measurement processes, it is advisable to take multiple measurements at each test location (spot), to ensure the user hasn’t taken an erroneous or outlying reading. With the Auto Sub-Batch feature, a new sub-batch is created after the desired number of measurements is taken, conveniently grouping readings from each location.
  • ‍Interchangeability: PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector BHI, SHD, 6000, 200, IRT, DPM, RTR,SPG, SST, and UTG probes easily converting from a hardness tester to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, infrared thermometer, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage.
How should I store the PosiTector BHI when not in use?

The PosiTector BHI comes complete with a hard shell plastic case

The PosiTector BHI comes complete with a hard shell plastic case

The durable probe tip is designed for long life and continuous accuracy. A glass zero plate and test disks are included for verifying accuracy. Replacement probe tips are available to replace worn, out of tolerance tips.

Why is a glass zero plate included?

The PosiTector BHI is factory calibrated and for most applications no calibration adjustment is required. However, there may be times when a zero adjustment is necessary including after indentor replacement or to compensate for indentor wear. For best accuracy, the Gage should be zeroed on the included glass plate.

Can I purchase a new PosiTector BHI probe for an existing PosiTector gage body?

Yes. PosiTector BHI probes are compatible with PosiTector Standard gage bodies with a color display and PosiTector Advanced gage bodies with serial numbers greater than 730,000. You can simply update your existing PosiTector gage body by following step-by-step instructions at www.defelsko.com/update.

Is the new PosiTector BHI probe compatible with PosiSoft solutions?

Yes. The NEW PosiTector BHI probes are compatible with PosiSoft Desktop v4, PosiSoft.net and the PosiTector App for Apple and Android. They are currently not compatible with the PosiTector SmartLink.

How are PosiTector BHI probes calibrated at DeFelsko?

Each PosiTector BHI probe is calibrated against known conditions using NIST traceable equipment. A Long Form Certificate of Calibration containing actual measured values is included with each probe.

How long is the warranty on the PosiTector BHI probe?

DeFelsko Corporation's standard 2 year warranty applies.

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