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PosiTector BHI

Barcol Hardness 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 gauge body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included (Long Form)
  • Conforms to ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59 and AS/NZS 3572.22


  • Easy-to-read digital display

  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester

  • User-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown

  • Includes spare, field replaceable indentor with replacement tool

  • NEW Larger 2.8″ impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation

  • NEW On-gauge help explains menu items at the touch of a button

  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • NEW Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant—IP65-rated enclosure

  • NEW Ergonomic design with durable rubberised grip

  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance

  • Hard-shell carrying case included

  • 2 year warranty on gauge body AND probe


  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST included

  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for precision applications

  • Includes hard and soft aluminum alloy test disks and leveling plate to verify gage operation

  • Conforms to national and international standards including ASTM


  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector BHISHD6000200DPMIRTRTRSPGSST, and UTG probes easily converting from a hardness tester to a coating thickness gauge, dew point meter, infrared thermometer, surface profile gauge, soluble salt tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gauge

  • 1 and 2 point calibration options with Cal Reset to restore factory settings

  • Selectable display languages

  • NEW Auto rotating display with Flip Lock


  • Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while measuring

  • NEW Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review

  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits

  • NEW Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gauge if recently powered down

  • NEW Up to 30% longer battery life

  • 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.

  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped

  • Software Updates via the internet keep your gauge current

  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing, analysing and reporting data

BI Specs

All gauges come complete with test disks (2), leveling plate, replacement indentor with replacement tool, 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 (2) year warranty.

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PosiSoft Software

Learn about the DeFelsko PosiSoft software to assist with your BHI gauge


All the useful accessories to accompany your PosiTector BHI can be found here.