The MKII is a small, light portable hardness tester where load forces are applied through a dynamometric load cell is operative up to 360° of positioning, even upside down. With the MKII it is possible to perform quick and precise Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers hardness measurements, as well as determine ultimate strength anywhere, inside in a lab or on location including tubes, profiles, valves, bulky or small places. The MKII can be used to test almost all metals; chromed surfaces, nitride surfaces, aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, metal wire, hard and soft steel, hard and soft plastics, ceramic and glass materials, starting from a thickness of 0.002" (0.06 mm). A diamond indenter ensures precise hardness readings on all surfaces. Three interchangeable test accessories allow the user to run tests on differently shaped samples or on finished items. A variety of accessories to facilitate testing on small or oddly shaped items is available upon request.