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HPE II - Digital Barcol Hardness Tester

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Product Description

The new generation of HPE offers extended range of applications as well as data logger and a new innovative data transfer by radio transmission-range of distance about 15m., which makes the HPE Series the most technologically advanced digital durometers on the market at a reasonable price. Data Logger has memory for 2000 measured values, statistical evaluation, data output, connection cable.

HPE II can be conveniently used in any vertical or horizontal position, and also in hard to reach areas. This unit can be used with the optional test stand as a bench-top laboratory Shore durometer.

The patented pressing mechanism, integrated into the HPE II, ensures a constant contact pressure and measuring time according to standards, indication of measuring procedure by optical and acoustical signal, serial interface and PC-cable, eliminating measuring errors caused and influenced by tilting or slope contact. The electronics is made into a robust and rugged aluminum shell which provides light weight and durability, while the operation is done via a clearly arranged keyboard with an easy to read display. With using two buttons, the instrument is switched on and off and the measuring time can be adjusted from zero to 99 s. A flashing display indicates the current real-time measurement; while a beep signal announces the end of the measurement. The measured value will be shown on the display until the next measurement, and subsequently the measured value can be transferred to PC or printer via the RS232-interface.

The HPE II Series Durometer’s allows you to save up to 300 results. The results will be saved automatically after the measurement is done. As soon as there are results in the storage, the display will show "M". An easy to exchange battery with a lifetime of more than 2000 hours is the source of energy for HPE.

All changeable parameters as well as the most important statistical items can be read on the display too, e.g.: minimum value, maximum value, average value, median, standard deviation, variance, cp, cpk.

Precise Contact pressure according to standards with the help of a BARCOL – test stand

By help of a BARCOL - test stand, the prescribed contact pressure according to standards is guaranteed and the operator's influences are excluded reliably.

Easy to handle

A clearly arranged membrane keyboard allows an easy input of parameters which may be necessary for a measuring run: The change to another series of measurements, the tolerance limits, the baudrate, the selection of the data output, the language (English, French, and German) or the power-off period can be done easily by pressing only a few keys. Inputs, which have to be changed regularly, as for example the protocol output, date and time or the clearing of the memory, can be done by separate keys directly.


The BARCOL – tester can be used for outdoors measurements as well as for measurements in laboratory. It works according to the DIN EN 59 and ASTM D 2583 standards.

Hardness test on plane and slightly benched samples like

  • Fibre-glass reinforced plastics
  • hard plastics
  • hard thermo plastics
  • semi-finished and finished products
  • aluminium and other light metals

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