MIC 10 UCI Hardness Tester

Quick hardness testing made easy.Versatile in application and data storage.

The MIC 10 enables quick and convenient on-site hardness testing according to the UCI method (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance standardized according to ASTM A 1038 and DIN 50159). The diamond indent in the materialís surface is electronically measured and instantly displayed without using the cumbersome optical evaluation normally associated with conventional hardness testers.


  • On-site hardness testing according to the Ultrasonic-Contact-Impedance (UCI) method
  • Standardized according to ASTM A 1038
  • Probes with test loads from 1N (HV0.1) to 98N (HV10)
  • Automatic conversion into different hardness scales and tensile strength
  • Display of single value or average from a test series
  • Data Logger version with internal data memory for measurement data and instrument settings

The small, handy MIC 10 can be used virtually anywhere - on scaffolds for testing large containers and pipes, or for testing components at any location. The UCI principle is especially suited for fine-grained materials with various shapes and sizes, as well as on heat treated surfaces. The small narrow probes even allow measurements on positions difficult to access, such as tooth flanks or roots of gears. Guiding devices and stands allow for precise weld testing (HAZ).

RANGE: 20 - 1740 HV
CONVERSION: HV, HB, HRC, HRB
N/mm≤ (only with the 10 kgf handheld probe) according to DIN 50150, ASTM E 140
DISPLAY: 4-digit LCD with switchable backlight
STATISTICS: Display of the average value.
For version MIC 10 DL: printout with maximum, minimum, average value, absolute and relative range, absolute and relative standard deviation.
POWER: 2 x 1.5V AA batteries
OPERATING TIME: Approximately 15 hours without backlight
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Operation: -15degC to 55degC(5degF to 131degF)
Storage: -20degC to 60degC (-4degF to 140degF)
WEIGHT: Approximately 300 g (Approximately 0.7 lb)
DIMENSIONS: 160 mm W x 70 mm H x 45 mm D (6.3" W x 2.8" H x 1.8" D)
INTERFACE (for version MIC 10 DL): RS-232C bidirectional
DATA LOGGER (for version MIC 10 DL): Internal memory for up to 1800 measurments, memory card for up to 590 measurements. Dependent on the number of measurements per set. Warning given with memory overflow.
STATISTICS: Display of the average value.
For version MIC 10 DL: printout with maximum, minimum, average value, absolute and relative range, absolute and relative standard deviation.