Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Portable Hardness Tester


Specializing in testing thin and/or softer metals down to 1mm of material as well as testing of large hard parts.
Extremely versatile portable hardness tester.


The PHASE II ultrasonic/dynamic portable hardness testers are capable of measuring the surface hardness of a broad variety of metals on flat, round, thin or large surfaces. Unlike the standard Dynamic hardness testers, these “state-of-the-art”portable hardness testers incorporate “Ultrasonic UCI”technology, which enables the hardness testing of very thin and small workpieces, which otherwise could not be tested accurately using a portable device. Non-destructive in it’s function, these portable hardness testers allow for the testing of highly sensitive or finished parts that previously could not be tested in an operational setting. The non-destructive (ndt) feature of these portable hardness testers allow the operator to accurately test parts without causing physical or structural damage that would normally lead to disposal or refinish of operators part. The Phase II MET series of portable hardness testers offer a model that includes a dynamic probe for easy, quick hardness testing of parts with a mass greater than 5kg   UCI Hardness Testing Method: MET-U1A and MET-UD A hardness testing method based on the measurement of the frequency shift of a resonating rod caused by the essentially elastic nature of the finite area of contact between the indenter and the test piece during the penetration. Described as a hardness testing practice using a calibrated instrument by pressing a resonating rod with a Vickers style Diamond indentor with a fixed force against the surface of the part to be tested. LEEB Hardness Testing Method: MET-UDA only This is a dynamic hardness test method using a calibrated instrument that impacts a spherically shaped carbide ball with a fixed velocity (generated by a spring force) onto a surface of the material under test. The ratio of the rebound velocity to the impact velocity of the impact body is a measure of the hardness of the material under test. portable hardness testers
  • Easy To Read Menu Operation
  • Large LCD Display w/ Back Light
  • USB Interface
  • Automatic Reading in: Brinell, Rockwell C, Rockwell B, Vickers and Leeb, or any scale with calibration.
  • Automatic Mean Value
  • Data Archive Capacity
Standard Accessories:
  • Base Instrument
  • 10N (1kgf) Hand-Held Probe – U1A & UDA models
  • Dynamic “D” Leeb Impact Device – UD model only
  • Calibrated Test Blocks:
    • Model MET-U1A 2pc HRC Test Blocks
    • Model MET-UDA 2pc HRC Test Blocks 1pc Leeb Test Block
  • USB Ouput Cable
  • Custom Carry Case
  • Battery Charger
  • Operation Manual
Optional Accessories:
  • Stand
portable hardness testers
Model No.Data


(w/Ultrasonic Device)


(w/Dynamic Impact Device)
Probe Type


Utilizes Vickers style Diamond Indentor

Dynamic Leeb “D”

Utilizes a 3mm Carbide Ball
Tolerance +/- 3.0% of average from the reference value of the test block with a minimum of 5 tests +/-6 L (L=Leeb)
Measuring Range:

HRC: 20-70

HRB: 30-99 HB: 75-650 HV: 75-1000

HRC: 20-70

HRB: 13-99 HB: 75-650 HV: 80-980 LD: 200-900
Applicable Test Materials Steel & cast steel, alloy tool steel, stainless steel, grey cast iron, spheroidal iron, cast aluminum, brass, bronze, wrought copper alloy. Steel & cast steel, alloy tool steel, stainless steel, grey cast iron, spheroidal iron, cast aluminum.
Minimum Thickness .040″ (Steel) Approx. 0.472″ (Steel)
Battery Type NiMH (C) NiMH (C)
Operating Temperature 5-104 ° F 5-104 ° F
Dimensions (Gauge only) 145 x 80 x 40mm 145 x 80 x 40mm
Weight (Gauge only): 8.5oz 8.5oz

Technical Data for UCI Probe and Dynamic Indentor:

Test Device UCI Dynamic
Length: 160mm 140mm
Diameter 25mm 25mm
Indentation Depth 30μm 300 μm
Pressure Force 14.7N 11Nm
Transducer Test Life (Approx) 200,000 50,000
Min Thickness for Testing (Steel) 1mm 12mm
Min. Radius for Test 5mm 10mm
Max. Surface Roughness Ra 2.5 μm Ra 3.2 μm
Memory 100 Tests 100 Tests
Time of Test 2 seconds (2010 model) 2 Seconds
portable hardness testers * Shown with optional stand

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 14 × 10 in
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