A new combined tester for Hardness and sigma break tests in one instrument.


The HARDTEST is a hand clamp system that accommodates your MKII or METALTEST with the ability to lock the sample to test and allows steady measurements avoiding sample movements. Easy and safe with a testing capacity of 30 x 30 mm. It comes with an anvil and various accessories. There are interchangeable bases for fitting particular shapes of samples like tubes, bars, tools, bullets, screws, wires and little components.


  • Conforms with standard ASTM B-724 & DIN 50157
  • An invaluable help in the warehouse or factory
  • Tests hardness on all types of metals
  • Tests the break module sigma
  • Doesn't require adjustments
  • Ready to test at moments notice - no warm up
  • 10 different conversion scales
  • Statistics and data output for printer or PC connection
  • Acoustic signals

Quick: in only 2 seconds the hardness and sigma are measured on large range of metallic products

Universal: designed to check sheets, metal rolls, shaped parts, tubes, on aluminum, brass, copper and steel

Accurate: products and surfaces down to 0.08 mm thick can be checked. It works using the innovative Affri system which measures the real indentation depth applying constant incremental load rates through a minor and major load (as in laboratory machines).

Technical Specifications

Hardtest-II Specifications

Height Capacity self adjustable from 0.08 to15 mm  (0.003" to 0.6") (other measures on request)
Conforms to Standard ASTM B-724 - DIN 50157
Hardness Scales HRA, HK, HRC, HRB, HB30T, HB5, HB30, HV R HR15N
Depth Capacity 25 mm (1")
Power Battery
Memory 500 data+ statistic, RS 232C out-data for printer or PC connection

Standard Kit Includes

  • Instrument w/bag
  • Test Block
  • Instruction Manual

Optional Accessories

  • Printer w/ cable
  • Special bases for special fixtures

Product Literature

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AFFRI Hard Test-II Kit Includes: Hard Test-II, Indenter (M3), Adjustable Caliper base, Clamping Handle 0-35mm, HRB & HRC Test Block with ILAC traceable certificate, Opening clamping conical base for support, User Guide & Carrying Case HT-AF-HTII-KIT Request Pricing