The Measurement Proccess:
The manual measurement probe is positioned by hand during mobile hardness testing and is then pushed down onto the material. After 1 second (typically), the measured hardness values will be displayed digitally and saved. The automatic saving of the measurement series means that the operator can concentrate on the exact positioning ofthe probe and evaluate the results later at their leisure. The measuring of hardness at the individual measurement points takes place immediately once the test force has been reached, which will be indicated visually and acoustically by the device.
Using motorised measurement probes allows the operator to achieve even more precise results while applying lower test forces. Using this method, the probe is positioned and held in the hand. However, the test force is applied by the integrated motor. It is also possible to integrate automatic measurements into a production line for the purposes of quality assurance. This generally involves use of a manual measurement probe with special holder.