The Equotip Proceq
Designed for portable hardness testing in the lab, in the workshop, at production facilities or on site, the Proceq is the perfect portable hardness inspection tool and allows inspection of almost any object, polished part and heat-treated surface.
Utilising the manufacturers latest innovation, ‘Equotip live featuring’ which allows a wireless impact device, mobile app, real-time data sharing and cloud backup – perfect for client interface!
What is Hardness Testing?
The application of hardness testing enables you to evaluate a material’s properties, such as strength, ductility and wear resistance, and so helps you determine whether a material or material treatment is suitable for the purpose you require.
How do Hardness Testers work?
A hardness test is typically performed by pressing a specifically dimensioned and loaded object (indenter) into the surface of the material you are testing. The hardness is determined by measuring the depth of indenter penetration or by measuring the size of the impression left by an indenter.
Taking place at a client facility in the UK, the hardness test was commissioned to ensure the fabricated components met the correct standard.
Following the inspection, a site-specific asset report was undertaken and presented to the client both in hard copy and via a dedicated conferencing platform to ensure clarity with regards to any asset defects.
As with any NDT inspection, third party impartiality remains integral for any fabrication process.