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Barcol Hardness Tester

Barcol Hardness Tester

Barcol Hardness Tester

The Barcol hardness test characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the depth of penetration of an indentor, loaded on a material sample and compared to the penetration in a reference material. The method is most often used for composite materials such as reinforced thermosetting resins or to determine how much a resin or plastic has cured. The test complements the measurement of glass transition temperature, as an indirect measure of the degree of cure of a composite. It is inexpensive and quick, and provides information on the cure throughout a part.

The Barcol Tester is a small portable Hardness Tester having a weight around 1 Kg.

It is suitable for testing hardness of aluminium, aluminium alloys, copper, brass, plastics, fiber glass and other soft materials having hardness from 25 to 150 BHN (10 mm ball / 500 kg load).

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.

Easy to Use

Single hand operation which gives easy flexibility to use the instrument without much efforts. As it is portable it can be used for testing at any place and at any direction.

High Sensitivity

Barcol Hardness Tester has 0 to 100 scale. Least count 1 division (0.5 on request). Sensitivity is higher than that of Webster Hardness Testers.

Wide Testing Range

It can test from pure aluminium to super hard aluminium alloy, reinforced platics, hard plastics, laminates, FRP, Resins, fiber glass materials, Barcol hardness Tester is used for fiberglass, storage tanks, artificial marble.


The material hardness of indenter and dimensional tolerance are as per ASTM D2583.

Hardness Blocks

It can ensure the accuracy, repeatability, and uniformity of the measurement results.

Barcol Hardness Tester Conversion Chart

Through the Barcol hardness conversion table, Barcol hardness value can be conveniently converted to Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers and Webster hardness values. Conversion table provided with operation manual.

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