Metal Hardness Tester with ISO Certificate PCE-950-ICA

Order no.: PCE-950-ICA
ISO Calibration
£ 845.00
£ 1,014.00
4250348717047
PCE-950-ICA
price ex. (VAT / delivery)
Delivery time: 10 - 14 days

PCE-950-ICA Handheld Metal Hardness Tester with ISO Calibration Certificate
For use with cast steel, hammered steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, aluminum alloy, brass, bronze and forged copper alloy metals

PCE-950-ICA is a handheld metal hardness tester used to determine the hardness of 10 different types of metal (i.e., cast steel, hammered steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, aluminum alloy, brass, bronze and forged copper alloy) according to the Leeb rebound method. In addition to Leeb hardness units (HL), the metal hardness tester displays hardness measurements in Rockwell C, Rockwell B, Rockwell A, Brinell, Vickers and Shore hardness units. In this dynamic hardness testing method, a small carbide ball hits the test surface. The quotient of rebound and impact velocity is directly related to the material hardness and can be converted into different hardness scales (i.e., HRC, HRB, HRA, HB, HV and HS).

Thanks to the measuring instrument's compact pocket-sized ergonomic design and integrated impact device, hardness tests can be performed quickly and easily in the field and on the manufacturing production floor. An internal memory offers storage for up to 600 readings, and the included PC-compatible software and USB cable allow for simple and efficient data transfer to a computer for documentation and analysis of hardness test results. Ideal for the incoming and outgoing inspection of metal parts and components, the PCE-950-ICA hardness tester is an essential tool for machinists and manufacturing quality control and assurance professionals. This device includes an ISO calibration certificate.


- Hardness units: HL, HRC, HRB, HRA, HB, HV, HS
- Measures all common hardness parameters
- Accuracy: ±6 HL at HL = 790
- Impact device: Type D (integrated), small carbide ball
- Integrated impact device = no sensor cables
- Maximum hardness: 976 HV
- Data memory for saving up to 600 readings
- PC-compatible software provided
- Rechargeable battery with charger
- Automatic shutdown and alarm functionality
- Pocket-sized device for easy of storage and portability
- For use with hammered steel, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, aluminum alloy, brass, bronze and forged copper alloy metals
- Includes ISO calibration certificate
Hardness measuring range by material
Cast steel
HRC: 19.8 ... 68.5
HRB: 59.6 ... 99.6
HRA: 59.1 ... 85.8
HB: 80 ... 651
HV: 83 ... 976
HS: 32.2 ... 115

Hammered steel HB: 143 ... 650

Cold-rolled steel HRC: 20.4 ... 67.1
HV: 80 ... 898

Stainless steel HRB: 45.5 ... 101.7
HB: 85 ... 655
HV: 85 ... 802

Cast iron HB: 93 ... 334

Ductile iron
HB: 131 ... 387

Aluminum alloy HRB: 23.8 ... 84.6
HB: 19 ... 164

Brass HRB: 13.5 ... 95.3
HB: 40 ... 173

Bronze HB: 60 ... 290

Forged copper alloy HB: 45 ... 315

General specifications
Accuracy ± 6 HL at 730 ... 790 HL
± 10 HL at 490 ... 570 HL

Repeatability 6 HL at 730 ... 790 HL
10 HL at 490 ... 570 HL

Total measuring range 170 ... 960 HL

Hardness scales HL (HLD): Leeb (Type D impact device)
HB: Brinell
HRC: Rockwell C
HRB: Rockwell B
HRA: Rockwell A
HV: Vickers
HS: Shore

Impact device Type D

Measuring direction 360°

Display 128 x 32 OLED

Data storage Internal memory saves up to 600 readings

Power supply Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery

Battery life Approx. 50 hours

Data interface Mini USB

Dimensions Approx. 153 x 54 x 24 mm / 6.02 x 2.13 x 0.95 in

Weight Approx. 250 g / < 1 lb

1 x Hardness tester PCE-950
1 x Brush
1 x Miniature adapter
1 x USB cable
1 x Power supply
1 x Test block
1 x User manual
1 x Carrying case
1 x ISO calibration certificate 

Calibration certificates are issued specifically for the customer and are excluded from the right of return.