Hardness Testers

Hardness testers are devices used to measure the hardness of a material, including metal and steel. These innovative instruments are vital for a range of industrial and commercial applications, making them an essential product in the tooling industry.

And at Penn Tool Co., we’ve been in the tooling industry for almost 6 decades! Below, you’ll find an expansive catalog of hardness testers — each of which is curated from the most beloved brands in the business.

What are Metal Hardness Testers?

Metal hardness testing measures the amount of force required to make an indentation in the surface of a metal. There are several different types of hardness tests, including the Brinell test and the Rockwell hardness test.

The Brinell test measures the diameter of the indentation made by a steel ball that is forced into the metal. Alternatively, the Rockwell hardness test uses a cone or diamond indenter to make an indentation. The depth of the indentation is then measured to calculate the hardness number.

Portable Hardness Testers

Hardness testers are used across a variety of industries to ensure the safety and quality of products. Some of the most common industries that use hardness testers include:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Metalworking
  • Mining
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Offshore
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pipeline
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Structural Engineering

Each of these industries has different requirements for hardness testing, and as such, there is no “right” hardness tester for all applications. It’s important to choose a portable hardness tester that is specifically designed for the needs of your operations.

Portable Rockwell Hardness Testers

At Penn Tool Co., we have a wide selection of high-performance portable Rockwell hardness testers for sale to meet your needs. These are ideal for measuring the hardness of steel, cast iron, and other metals.

Better still, our Rockwell hardness testers are available in a range of different models, each of which is designed for testing specific metal alloys. This ensures that you’ll find the best tester for measuring the hardness of your workpieces.

Fowler Brand Rockwell Hardness Tester

The Fowler Rockwell Hardness Tester is a reliable and accurate device for measuring the hardness of materials. It operates by applying a known force to a diamond indenter, which is then forced into the material being tested.

It can be used for both industrial and research applications, and has been shown to produce consistent results. Best of all, it’s simple to operate.

Find the Best Hardness Testers at Penn Tool Co.

Without a reliable hardness tester, professionals would be forced to measure toughness the old way: in real-time. In other words, you’d have to build a prototype of your product and put it into real-world conditions to confirm that it can endure — which just isn’t practical.

As experts in the tooling industry, we work hard to provide you with top-quality, durable products. That’s why we offer options for all types of applications, and carry many of the leading brands like Mitutoyo and Phase II.

Whether you’re looking for an analog or digital portable metal hardness tester, we have what you need to complete your project effectively and efficiently. To find the best hardness tester for your operations, reach out to our team today.