Made in Germany, Well Supported and Accurate UCI Portable Hardness Tester

Fast and Easy Hardness Testing

Made in Germany and designed and manufactured by Hardness Testing experts, the alphaDUR II is a reliable and versatile hardness tester. It can be employed for simple manual measurements to fully automated production testing.  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.


  • Clear user interface with function keys
  • Measuring method according to DIN 50159 and ASTM A1038
  • Conversion according to EN ISO 18265 and ASTM E140
  • Serial measurements can be programmed for repeated measuring tasks 
  • Direct data transfer to USB flash device
  • Stainless steel probe housings with serial numbers engraved on upper housing part
  • Robust metal casing with space for accessories
  • Individual material calibrations
  • Extensive storage and statistical functions
  • Applicable for automated measurements


  • Incoming goods inspection
  • Hardness testing of metals in production
  • Fully automated SPS driven hardness testing in production
  • Testing of (at difficult to access locations at any angle): 
    • machine parts
    • weld seams
    • coatings
    • hardened parts


alphaDUR II Specifications

Hardness Scale: HRC, HV, HB, HRB and Tensile Strength
Test Load: 10, 20, 30, 49 or 98 N, depending on the UCI Probe
Testing Materials: Preferably metals, material calibrations can be saved in the device. Measurements on glass, ceramic and plastic are possible if comparison measurements for calibration are done. Minimum thickness for steel application is 5mm.
Uncertainty of Measurement: <2% of the value of the hardness test block
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
Data Transfer: Direct protocol printout with mini thermal printer
PC Software
Data transfer on USB flash device
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 VAC
Languages: Menu: English, German, Russian
Manual: English, German, French, Italian, Russian
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

The AlphaDur II Kit Includes:

  • Basic device with built-in battery
  • UCI probe (3N, 10N, 20N, 49N or 98N) with cable
  • USB charging adapter
  • Calibration certificate
  • Power supply / Battery charger
  • Carrying case
  • PDF instruction manuals on USB flash drive

Optional Accessories:

  • Probe Support for flat and curved surfaces
  • High precision stand
  • alphaSOFT II Software for AlphaDur
  • Carrier bag
  • Probe handle
  • Portable mini printer
  • Special probe SL for measurements at locations difficult to access
  • Hardness test block (90 x 16 mm) with MKA/DKD certificate
  • SPS - Interface for automated testing
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BAQ Mobile Printer HT-BAQ-11-151 $820.00
BAQ AlphaDur-II with 10kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-100 $6,500.00
BAQ AlphaDur-II with 5kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-050 $6,500.00
BAQ AlphaDur-II with 3kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-030 $6,500.00
BAQ AlphaDur-II with 2kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-020 $6,500.00
BAQ Handle for Probes HT-BAQ-11-141 $160.00
BAQ AlphaDur-II with 1kg Probe and Cable HT-BAQ-10-010 $6,500.00
BAQ Carrier bag for AlphaDUR HT-BAQ-10-140 $125.00
BAQ Protective Sleeve for Probe (Screwed on the probe for protection of the UCI-Rod) HT-BAQ-11-171 $165.00
BAQ Probe Cable HT-BAQ-11-172 $280.00
BAQ SL Housing Option (slender) - Add to Any Probe HT-BAQ-AD-10-129 $750.00
BAQ AlphaSOFT Windows Software HT- BAQ-AD-10-150 $555.00
BAQ Flat Probe Shoe HT-BAQ-AD-10-131 $495.00
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