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Home Hardness testing and roughness Metal hardness testing Universal portable Hardness Tester EQUOTIP3

Universal portable Hardness Tester EQUOTIP3

The Equotip 3 is a versatile portable metal hardness tester offering extended capabilities and unmatched ease of operation. The tester has a large and clear display which is integrated in the robust ABS plastic housing together with the sealed membrane keypad. With variable background lightning, the LCD display offers a clear overview of the recorded metal hardness values even in dimly lit work areas.

 In particularly harsh working environments or for more comfortable handling the metal hardness tester Equotip 3 can be stored in a protective bag. To date, Equotip 3 is unmatched in its implementation of the portable metal hardness tester concept and has therefore become established as a globally recognized measuring technique. The features and benefits of the Equotip 3 make it unique as a metal tester.


  • Equotip 3 is a hand-held metal hardness tester with a rugged shock-resistant housing and sealed membrane keypad
  • Large and clear display with adjustable contrast and backlight
  • The metal hardness tester Equotip 3 converts directly to all common hardness scales (HV, HB, HRC, HRB, HRA, HS, Rm); creates and uses another up to 20 customer-specific conversions for uncommon alloys
  • Highly accurate ± 4 HL (0.5% at 800 HL) with automatic correction for impact direction
  • The Equotip 3 metal hardness tester offers a wide measurement range
  • Simple operating menu structure and extensive on-screen help files
  • Internal storage of ~100’000 measured values in a flexible user-defined file/folder structure
  • The metal hardness tester Equotip 3 offers user profiles for a quick change of test setup (with password protection)
  • Down-/upload data from/to PC via USB, Ethernet or RS-232
  • Free and easy upgrades of the Equotip firmware and Equolink software via internet

Proceq offers a unique variation of impact devices and support rings to serve most metal hardness test requirements.


  • Good for most metals
  • Excellent for material selection, acceptance and production level testing
  • The metal hardness tester Equotip 3 is ideal for on-site testing of heavy and large components before and after installation
  • Handy for metal hardness test in difficult to access or confined locations
  • The Equotip 3 metal hardness tester is accurate also on curved test surfaces (R > 10 mm)


  • Standard 2-year limited warranty on electronic parts
  • Optional extended warranty periods up to 3 additional years

Technical Data

Equotip 3 unit incl. probe
Testing method Leeb rebound
Available probes C, D, DC, DL, E, G, S
Spherical test tip Tungsten carbide, 3 mm diameter (for C, D, DC, DL probes)
5 mm diameter (for G probe.)
Polycrystalline diamond / ceramics 3 mm diameter for E /S
Min. radius of surface curvature 10 mm
Resolution 1 HL; 1 HV; 1 HB; 0.1 HRC; 0.1 HRB; 0.1 HRA; 0.1 HS;
1 MPa (1 N/mm²)
Accuracy ± 4 HL (0.5% at 800 HL)
  Equotip 3 indicating device
Dimensions 170 x 200 x 45 mm (6.7 x 7.9 x 1.8 in.)
Weight 780 g plus approx. 120 g battery pack
Material shock resistant ABS plastic
Display large QVGA LCD with adjustable contrast and backlight
Internal data storage ~ 100'000 values
Communication Ethernet, USB & RS 232
PC application Equolink 3 software included
Battery type rechargeable Li ion or 3 standard size “C” cells
Operating temperature 0 to + 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Storage temperature -10 to + 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Humidity 90 % max.

Please contact us for more information on the metal hardness tester Equotip 3.





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