Which UCI Hardness tester is best?

  • Which UCI Hardness tester is best?

    Posted by leo on 27/11/2021 at 7:52 pm

    Can anybody suggest which UCI hardness tester is best in terms of accuracy and repeatability for objects with thickness more than 5mm.
    Though GE has stopped manufacturing MIC series now, so after that we could find BAQ (Germany), Novatest (Ukraine), Mashprojects ( Russia) for the UCI hardness tester.

    But we couldn’t understand why Novatest UCI hardness tester is almost 1/3rd the value of German made hardness tester.

    Any other makes you can suggest which are of good quality and also not very expensive.

    caleb-charles replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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    28/11/2021 at 4:26 pm
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    NOVOTEST UCI hardness testers measure the hardness of metal from 1 mm thick without additional manipulations, and also a thinner material can be measured with a special stand. This effect is achieved through some technological features of the probe (the principle of excitation of ultrasonic vibrations, the geometry of the indenter, etc.).

    With regard to 1/3rd the price of German made devices, there are some obvious factors – such as labor costs in Ukraine, as well as other factors – production in large quantities, which significantly reduces unit costs, low margins of sellers, etc.

    The company NOVOTEST has been producing UCI hardness testers for about 10 years, and a lot of effort has been made to get such a high-quality product with an acceptable price. And, by the way, the final testing of software for Android is now in process, which will allow full implementation of operation on the smartphone via bluetooth, now it will be available with the T-UD3 series devices, and in the near future, the company will release UCI probes without an electronic unit with direct connection to the smartphone.

    Have a nice day!

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