The Equostat 3 was developed for accurate, rapid and reproducible metal hardness testing. It features excellent sensitivity through small penetration of a few µm and is therefore particularly suited for testing metal hardness of surface layers on scratch-sensitive and polished parts or on thin parts, profiles and pipes with a wall thickness that is below 2 mm (0.08”).
The Equostat 3 works well in outdoor, factory and lab environments. It has only very few requirements on test piece geometries. The Equostat 3 probe can be connected directly to a laptop or a PC. Alternatively, the probe plugs into the Equotip 3 indicating device to combine the Rockwell principle of Equostat with the Leeb rebound principle of Equotip 3 to become the most versatile hardness tester. Live user guidance dialogs enable the user to obtain very accurate and highly reproducible measurements.