BAQ AlphaDur II

Portable Hardness Tester

The AlphaDur II is a reliable and versatile hardness tester. It can be employed for simple manual measurements to fully automated production testing.

The operation of the AlphaDur II is very easy because all the information is shown on the large color LCD screen. Hardness scale and materials can quickly be changed by context-sensitive function keys.

Measurements are done quickly and accurately. The measured value is displayed directly after the test load has been applied. A test load between 1 and 10 kg can be chosen depending on the application and the sample surface.

baq alphadur II


  • Fast and easy hardness testing
  • Clear user interface with function keys
  • Measuring method according to DIN 50159 and ASTM A1038
  • Robust metal casing
  • Individual material calibration
  • Extensive storage and statistical functions
  • Applicable for automated measurements


  • Hardness testing of metals in productions
  • Testing of machine parts, weld seams, coatings and hardened parts, even at difficult to access locations and at any angle
  • Fully automated SPS driven hardness testing in production

The AlphaDur II includes:

  • Basic device with built-in battery
  • UCI probe with cable
  • Calibration Certificate
  • Power Supply / Battery Charger
  • Carrying Case
  • Instruction Manual

Optional Accessories:

  • Probe Support for flat and curved surfaces
  • High precision stand
  • Windows data management software
  • Carrier bag
  • Probe handle
  • Portable Mini Printer
  • Special probe SL for measurements at locations difficult to access
  • Hardness test blocks (Ø 90 x 16 mm) with MPA/DKD certificate
  • SPS - Interface for automated testing

Technical Data

Hardness Scale: HRC, HV, HB, HRB and Tensile Strength
Test Load: 10, 20, 30, 49 or 98 N, depending on the UCI Probe
Display: Color LCD Screen, 320 x 240 pixels
Interface: USB-Host, USB-Device, RS232
Data Memory: 500,000 data records with date, time and GOOD/BAD rating
Statistics: Average value, minimum, maximum and standard deviation
Battery: Built-in NiMH Battery
Battery life approximately 7 hours
Rechargeable by power supply/battery charger - 100 - 240 V AC
Dimensions: 198 x 160 x 78 mm / 7.8" x 6.3" x 3.1"
Weight: Device - 1400 grams / approx. 3 lbs., Probe - 190 grams / approx. 6.7 oz.
Minimum sample thickness is approximately 4 - 6 mm / 0.4 - 0.6 cm.

    Product Literature

    Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
    AlphaDur-II with 10kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-100 $6,500.00
    alphaDur-II with 5kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-050 $6,500.00
    alphaDur-II with 3kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-030 $6,500.00
    alphaDur-II with 2kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-020 $6,500.00
    alphaDur-II with 1kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-010 $6,500.00
    Carrier bag for AlphaDUR HT-BAQ-10-140 $125.00
    Handle for Probes HT-BAQ-10-141 $32.00
    Mobile Printer HT-BAQ-10-151 $475.00
    Protective Sleeve for Probe HT-BAQ-10-171 $50.00
    Probe Cable HT-BAQ-11-172 $175.00
    SL Housing Option (slender) - Add to Any Probe HT-BAQ-AD-10-129 $750.00
    alphaSOFT Windows Software HT- BAQ-AD-10-150 $555.00
    Flat Probe Shoe HT-BAQ-AD-10-131 $495.00
    Large V Probe Shoe HT-BAQ-AD-10-133 $565.00
    Small V Probe Shoe HT-BAQ-AD-10-132 $550.00