DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Tester

DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Tester

DeFelsko PosiTector BHI
Barcol Hardness Tester
Measures the hardness of soft metals such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass and other materials such as harder plastics and fiber-reinforced plastic

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  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester
  • User-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown
  • Includes spare, field replaceable indenter with replacement tool
  • Lightweight, portable device can be used in any orientation
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • 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 and leveling plate to verify gauge operation
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ASTM


  • 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
  • Hi-Lo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Sealed 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 Update via web keep your gauge current
  • Software Solutions for viewing, analyzing and reporting data
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped


  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant - weatherproof
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt clip
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • 2 yr. warranty on gauge body and probe


  • 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 gauge, dew point meter, infrared thermometer, surface profile gauge, soluble salt tester or ultrasonic thickness gauge.
  • 1 and 2 point calibration options with Cal Reset to restore factory settings
  • Selectable display languages
  • High contrast LCD and backlit display
  • Flip display enables right-side-up viewing
  • Uses alkaline or rechargeable batteries (built-in charger)


Measurement Range: 200 - 100 Barol
Resolution: 0.1 Barcol
Accuracy: ± 2 Barcol
Gauge Body Dimensions: 5.4" x 2.4" x 1.1" (137 x 61 x 28 mm)
Gauge 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)

Select a Model
Choose a gauge body from the one of these 3 options:

  • Standard
  • Advanced
  • Probe Only

Standard Models Include all features listed above plus:

  • Storage of 250 readings per probe - stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models Include all features listed above plus:

  • Storage of 100,000 readings from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Auto Sub-batch - automatically creates sub-batches after the required number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • 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
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with and downloads the software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 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.
  • Integrate with third party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols.

Probe Only Models:
PosiTector gauge bodies are compatible with the full range of PosiTector 6000, 200, DPM, IRT, SPG, RTR, SST, SHD, BHI and UTG probes.


PosiSoft Desktop
Powerful desktop software for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data. No internet connection required.

  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Import readings directly from the gauge via USB or from legacy PosiSoft Desktop versions
  • Synchronize measurement data including readings, notes and pictures to and from

The intuitive and familiar user interface of PosiSoft Desktop brought to your web browser. Data is securely stored in the cloud.

PosiTector App
An easy-to-use mobile app (iOS/Android) that connects to your PosiTector Advanced, PosiTector Smartlink or PosiTest AT.

PosiSoft USB
A simple gauge interface to retrieve data in a manner similar to a flash drive. No software to install or internet connection required.


PosiSoft Custom PDF Report Generator
Easily create reports from your measurement data in seconds

  • Generate custom, professional PDF reports
  • Include inspection information such as on-site pictures, screen captures, notes and more to communicate important details.
  • Create and save multiple custom layouts as templates - insert cover pages, add logos / images and select "responsive-table">
    PosiTector Probes
    PosiTector Probes
    PosiTector bodies accept all PosiTector probes easily converting from a coating thickness gauge to a surface profile gauge, dew point meter, soluble salt tester, hardness and ultrasonic thickness gauge.
    Bluetooth Printer
    Battery operated and lightweight, this Bluetooth printer prints readings and statistical summaries via Bluetooth from Advanced models.
    Replacement Indenters
    Includes additional spare indenter tips (2 pk) with replacement tool for the PosiTector BHI.
    Test Disks
    For verifying the operation of Barcol hardness impressors. Choose from hard or soft aluminum alloys. (Pack of 5)
    Replacement Glass Plate
    For zeroing worn or replaced indenters on the Positector BHI.
    Protective Lens Shield
    Pack of 5 thin plastic lens shields to protect the PosiTector display from pain overspray. One lens shield included in every PosiTector purchase.

    The PosiTector BHI comes complete with:

    • PosiTector BHI with probe
    • 2 test disks
    • Leveling plate
    • Replacement indenter 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
    • 2 yr. warranty


Product Literature

Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Standard Body + Probe HT-DF-BHI1-G $1,245.00
DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Advanced Body + Probe HT-DF-BHI3-G $1,695.00
DeFelsko PosiTector BHI Probe Only HT-DF-PRBBHI $920.00