BAQ alphaDur Mini UCI Hardness Tester

BAQ alphaDur Mini UCI Hardness Tester

Made in Germany, Well Supported and Good Replacement for discontinued MIC-10

Fast and Easy Hardness Testing

Made in Germany and designed and manufactured by Hardness Testing experts, the alphaDUR mini is the small and handy variant of the alphaDUR which has been successfully used in hardness testing for 10+ years. The technology is well supported and the accessories are compatible. Operating the alphaDUR mini is very easy because all information is shown on the large LCD display. Hardness scale and material can quickly be changed by special keys. Measurements can be done fast and accurately. The measured value is displayed directly after the test load has been applied. A test load between 0.3 kg (HV 0.3) and 10 kg HV 10) can be chosen depending on the application and the sample surface.


  • Measuring method according to DIN 50159 and ASTM A1038
  • Conversion according to EN ISO 18265 and ASTM E140
  • New stainless steel probe housing
  • Robust metal casing
  • Large color display
  • Built-in Li-ion battery
  • Serial measurements can now be programmed for repeated measuring tasks. 
  • Extensive storage and statistical functions
  • USB interface and PC Software


  • Incoming goods inspection
  • Hardness testing of metals in production
  • Testing of (even at difficult to access locations at any angle):
    • machine parts
    • weld seams
    • coating
    • hardened parts 


Probe Selection:

The selection of load is based on:

  1. Thickness
  2. Surface Finish
  3. Materials Grain Size
  4. Hardness Range

The most common probes are:

  • 5 kg (49N) - typically recommended for machined surfaces and materials in the HRC range.
  • 10 kg (98N) - typically for pipe and materials in the Brinell or Rockwell B range
  • Lower loads are recommended for plated parts and those with surface treatments, case hardened materials, etc...

*The lower the load the better the finish needs to be and more critcal handling of the probe
*For best results, calibrate to a sample of the material being tested. The sample should be tested with a regular hardness tester first and made into a secondary standard.


alphaDUR Mini Specifications

Hardness Scale: HRC, HV, HB, HRB and tensile strength
Test Load: 3, 10, 20, 30, 49, 98 N, depending on the UCI Probe (HV0.3 - HV10)
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 app. 5mm (depending on the sample geometry)
Uncertainty of Measurement: <2% of the value of the hardness test block
Display: Color LCD display, 320 x 240 pixels
Interface: USB
Data Memory: 100,000 data records with date, time, Good/Bad rating
Data Transfer: Direct protocol printout with mini thermal printer
Data transfer on USB flash device
Statistics: Average value, minimum, maximum, standard deviation
Battery: Built-in Li-ion battery
Battery life approximately 8 hours
Rechargeable by charging adapter or USB port
Languages: Menu: English, German, French, Polish, Russian, Turkish
Manual: English, German, French, Polish
Dimensions: 135 x 80 x 23 mm / 5.3" x 3.15" x 0.9"
Weight: Device: 320 grams / 11.3 oz.
Probe: 190 grams / 6.7 oz.
Minimum sample thickness is approximately 5mm (depends on the dimension and shape of the sample)

The alphaDUR Mini Kit Includes:

  • Basic UCI hardness tester with built-in battery
  • Probe (3N, 10N, 20N, 30N, 49N or 98N) with cable
  • USB cable
  • USB charging adapter
  • Carrying case
  • Manufacturer's certificate
  • PDF instruction manual on USB flash drive

Optional Accessories:

  • Probe support for flat and curved surfaces
  • High precision stand
  • Probe handle
  • Portable mini printer
  • Special probe SL for measurements at locations difficult to access
  • Certified UCI hardness test blocks (90 x 16mm)
  • Carrier bag
  • alphaSOFT software for alphaDUR
Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
BAQ alphaDUR Mini Kit with 10 kg (98 N) HT-BAQ-AD-12-100-98 $5,495.00
BAQ alphaDUR Mini Kit with 5 kg Probe (49 N) HT-BAQ-AD-12-100-49 $5,495.00
BAQ alphaDUR Mini Kit with 3 kg Probe (30 N) HT-BAQ-AD-12-100-30 $5,495.00
BAQ alphaDUR Mini Kit with 2 kg Probe (20 N) HT-BAQ-AD-12-100-20 $5,495.00
BAQ alphaDUR Mini Kit with 1 kg Probe (10 N) HT-BAQ-AD-12-100-10 $5,495.00
BAQ alphaDUR Mini (WITHOUT PROBE) Main unit with power supply/battery charger, cable and documentation in a case (10-100-xx without probe) HT-BAQ-AD-12-102 $2,620.00
BAQ Probe, 1 kg with test load 10 N HT-BAQ-11-122 $2,875.00
BAQ Probe, 2 kg with test load 20N HT-BAQ-11-123 $2,875.00
BAQ Probe, 3 kg with test load 30 N HT-BAQ-11-124 $2,875.00
BAQ Probe, 5 kg with test load 49 N HT-BAQ-11-125 $2,875.00
BAQ Probe, 10 kg with test load 98 N HT-BAQ-11-126 $2,875.00
BAQ Special Probe SL additional charge HT-BAQ-10-129 $925.00
BAQ High Precision Stand HT-BAQ-10-130 $1,495.00
BAQ Probe Support for Flat Specimen HT-BAQ-10-131 $495.00
BAQ Probe Support for Round Specimen 10 -50 mm (0.4 - 2") HT-BAQ-10-132 $550.00
BAQ Probe Support for Round Specimen 50 - 250 mm (2 - 10") HT-BAQ-10-133 $565.00
BAQ Handle for Probes HT-BAQ-10-141 $32.00
BAQ alphaSOFT - Windows data management software for alphaDUR II HT-BAQ-12-150 $475.00
BAQ Mobile Printer HT-BAQ-10-151 $475.00
BAQ USB Data Transfer software HT-BAQ-11-152 $305.00
BAQ Protective Sleeve for Probe HT-BAQ-10-171 $50.00
BAQ Probe Cable HT-BAQ-11-172 $175.00
BAQ Power Supply / battery charger + Adapter for Charger (US/CA) HT-BAQ-12-173 $95.00
BAQ Calibration of the probe including certificate HT-BAQ-R-S-KALIB $125.00
BAQ Hardness Test block for UCI, Rockwell Calibration with ISO and ASTM certificate (specify hardness value: approx. 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 60, 65 HRC) HT-BAQ-HVP-9016HRC-EP $595.00
BAQ Hardness Test block for UCI, Vickers Calibration with ISO and ASTM certificate (specify hardness value: approx. 240, 300, 400, 510, 600, 700 or 830 and Test Load: HV0.3, HV1, HV2, HV3, HV5, HV10) HT-BAQ-HVP-9016HV-EP $595.00
BAQ Wooden box with foam tray for Hardness test blocks Ø90x16 mm, Measurements: 135x125x42 mm HT-BAQ-HVP-9016-BOX1 $35.00
BAQ Carry bag with shoulder strap for the alphaDUR Mini with probe HT-BAQ-12-140 $125.00