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PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor

Measures the hardness of soft metals, reinforced plastics, and other materials

Conforms to ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59 and AS/NZS 3572.22

Barcol Impressor Measures the hardness of soft metals such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, and other materials such as harder plastics, and fiber-reinforced plastic
  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester
  • Lightweight, portable device can be used in any orientation
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform - attach any PosiTector probe to a single gage body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • User-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown
  • Includes spare, field replaceable indentor with replacement tool
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings




  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe
  • Long Form Certificate of Calibration included
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for use on applications that require greater precision
  • Includes hard and soft aluminum alloy test disks with leveling plate to verify gage operation
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ASTM
  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector BHI, SHD, 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, RTR, SPG, SST, and UTG probes easily converting from a hardness tester to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, infrared thermometer, surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage
  • 1 and 2 point calibration options with Cal Reset to restore factory settings
  • Selectable display languages
  • High contrast, reversible color LCD with backlit display
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)
  • Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max hardness and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture - save screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • PosiSoft USB Drive - stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required.
  • Software updates via the internet keep your gage current
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing and reporting data

Standard Models - Includes ALL features plus...
  • Storage of 250 readings per probe - stored readings can be viewed or downloaded
Advanced Models - Includes ALL features plus...
  • Storage of 100,000 readings from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Auto Sub-Batch - automatically create new sub-batches after the desired number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • 4.0 Bluetooth Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Batch/Reading annotation - add notes and change batch names with onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, salt contamination, hardness and wall thickness measurements in individual batches

Probe Tip



Technical Data

Technical Data
Range: 20 - 100 Barcol
Resolution: 0.1 Barcol
Accuracy: ±2 Barcol
Gage Body Size: 5.4" x 2.4" x 1.1" (137 x 61 x 28 mm)
Gage Body Weight: 4.9 oz. (140 g) without batteries

Probe Size:

5.7" x 3.8" x 2.5" (145 x 97 x 64 mm)
Probe Headroom: 5.5" (140 mm)
Probe Weight: 14.1 oz. ( 400 g)



Soft metals such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, and other materials such as harder plastics, and fiber-reinforced plastic.


Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Gages come with test disks (2), glass plate, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA batteries, instructions, hard shell case, protective lens shield, Long Form Certificate of Calibration, USB cable,PosiSoft Software, two year warranty.
Trade-in any Barcol Impressor to receive 20% off the purchase of a new BHI
HA-656200 PosiTector BHI - Standard gage body and probe $1,095.00
HA-656210 PosiTector BHI - Advanced gage body and probe 1,495.00
HA-656220 PosiTector BHI - Probe only 815.00
HA-656261 Test Disks Hard with plate (pack of 5) 25.00
HA-656263 Test Disks Soft with plate (pack of 5) 25.00
HA-656271 Replacement Indentors includes additional indentors (2) with replacement tool 65.00
HA-656281 Replacement Glass Plate for zeroing worn or replaced indentors 15.00


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