Proceq Equotip 550 UCI Portable Vickers
Equotip 540 UCI as a direct replacement for the MIC10 that includes the Proceq UCI probe, Equotip Platform display and carry case with the option to purchase additional features and accessories.
Equotip 550 UCI is the full package that also allows the Equotip Platform display to utilise the Equotip Leeb probes and Equotip Portable Rockwell Probe.
The UCI Measuring Principle
The UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) method uses the same pyramid-shaped diamond as a conventional Vickers hardness tester. Unlike Vickers testing, no optical evaluation of the indentation is required, enabling fast and portable measurements.
The UCI method excites a rod into an ultrasonic oscillation. The test load is applied by a spring and typically ranges from 1 to 10 kg of force (HV1 – HV10). As the diamond is forced into the material, the frequency of the rod oscillation changes in response to the contact area between the diamond and the material under test. The instrument detects the shift in frequency, converts it to a hardness value which is immediately displayed on the screen.
The electronically adjustable test load between HV1 and HV10 (~10 N and ~98 N) makes the Proceq Equotip 550 UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) the perfect measuring device for fine-grained material with any shape or for heat-treated surfaces.
The combination with the Proceq Equotip Leeb Impact Devices and Portable Rockwell Probe additionally allows automatic on-site correlations of two measuring methods.