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Barcol Impressor Hardness Testers

The Barber Colman Barcol Impressor
Hardness Testers - Durometers

Official Barcol Impressor scale for testing of:

 Aluminum
 Aluminum Alloys
 Soft Metals
 Plastics
 Fiberglass Sheet, Tanks & Surfaces
 Fire Department Ladders
 Rubber or Leather
 Laminates
 Lead
Barcol Impressor Hardness Tester

The Barcol Impressor or Hardness Tester or Durometer meets the following ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards: E140-97; D2583-75; B648-78: E140-97 Standard Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals; D2583-75 Standard Method of Testing for Indentation Hardness of Plastics by means of a Barcol Impressor; B648-78 Standard Method of Testing for Indentation Harness of Aluminum Alloys by means of a Barcol Impressor.

Fire Department version: The Barcol Impressor meets the following NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards: NFPA 1931 Design of and Design Verification Tests for Fire Department Ground Ladders; NFPA 1932 Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of Fire Department Ground Ladders.

Features

 

Portable

The Barcol Hardness Tester is a convenient tool for testing the hardness of aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass and other materials including plastics and fiberglass. The instrument is designed for use on fabricated parts and assemblies as well as on raw stock.

Easy to Use

No experience required; can be used in any position and in any space that will allow for the operator's hand. The hardness reading is instantly indicated on the dial, which is divided into one hundred graduations. No waiting, pre-loading or separate measurements.

Light Weight

The Barcol Impressor weighs only 1 lb. 2 oz. The entire Impressor package comes complete with carrying case, adjusting wrench and two spare indenter points. The Impressor + case = 2 lb. 8oz. (1.13 Kg) Shipping weight = 4 lbs (1.8 Kg), box = 12 x 11 x 6 inches (21 x 28 x 16 cm).

   

Ordering Guide:

Model Number Barcol Hardness Testers
934-1 for soft metals such as aluminum and its alloys, brass, copper, and some of the harder plastics and fiberglass, with conversion table into Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell B, E, F, H. Approximate range 25 to 150 Brinell (10 mm ball 500 kg load). This unit meets ASTM Standard D­2583.
934-1-0-1 for fire department ladder testing. A variation of the 934-1 that has a "flat bottom" shaped support leg. This is used to sit on top of the crest of the round rung of a ladder such as a fire department ladder. Compliant with NFPA 1932, National Fire Protection Association - 1994 Edition; ASTM B648-76, American Society for Testing and Materials - 1984 Edition.
935 for the softer plastics and very soft metals.
936 for extremely soft materials such as lead, linoleum and leather.
 
Test Disks for Barcol Hardness Testers
GYZJ-078-100 Certified Test Disks for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 43 - 48 (set of 5)
GYZJ-070-100 Certified Test Disks for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 87 / 89 (set of 5)
GYZJ-069-100 Certified Test Disks for use with 935; Barcol scale 87 - 89 (set of 5)
GYZJ-070-100 Certified Test Disks for use with 936; Barcol scale 48 - 50 (set of 5)
GYZJ-078 Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 43 - 48
GYZJ-250 Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 934-1; Barcol scale 87 / 89
GYZJ-069 Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 935; Barcol scale 87 - 89
GYZJ-070 Non-Certified Test Disk for use with 936; Barcol scale 48 - 50
 
Replacement parts that can be locally installed.
GYZJ-15-3 Field replaceable indicator for 934, 935 & 936
GYZJ-6-5 Field replaceable indentor point for 934 & 935
GYZJ-67 Field replaceable indentor point for 936

Complete Kit:

The Barcol Impressor Hand-Held Portable Hardness Tester comes complete with hardness tester, carrying case, adjusting wrench and two (2) spare indenter points.

Barcol Impressor or Durometer inside carrying case with accessories

 

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