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Mitech MHR-150A High accuracy Durable High quality and inexpensive Manual Rockwell Hardness Tester

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Brand Name: Mitech
Model Number: MHR-150A
Certification: ISO..
Place of Origin: Beijing,China
Payment Terms: T/T, Western Union,Paypal
Supply Ability: 5 sets per day
Delivery Time: 8-10 days after paid
Packaging Details: carton box
Preliminary Testing force: 98.07N,tolerance ±2.0%
Testing force: 588.4N, 980.7N, 1471N , tolerance ±1.0%
Hardness Measuring range: HRA:20-88、HRB:20-100、HRC:20-70、HRD:40-77、HRE:70-100、 HRF:60-100、HRG:30-94、HRH:80-100、HRK:40-100
Testing Force Application Mode: Manual operation
Indenter specification: Diamond cone Rockwell indenter,Φ1.5875mm steel ball indenter
Display: Mechanical dial
Indication error: 0.1HR
Indicator scale: 0~100(C),30~130(B)
Maximum height of specimen: 170mm
Distance of Indenter to outer wall: 135mm
Dimension: 510×212×700mm
Main unit weight: 85kg
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Mitech MHR-150A High accuracy Durable High quality and inexpensive Manual Rockwell Hardness Tester

Mitech MHR-150A Manual Rockwell Hardness Tester


Mitech MHR-150A Manual Rockwell Hardness Tester, based on the mechanical principle of conical diamond or hard alloy indenter pressing into the sample surface to produce indentation, realizing the material hardness measurement by measuring the depth of the indentation. Capable of inspecting the finished or semi-finished parts of the machined sample, it is suitable for high accuracy hardness testing for batches parts with various metal or non-metallic materials. According to statistics, Rockwell hardness testing is the most widely used hardness testing method in metal processing industry, which utilization ratio is more than 70%. With novel appearance, stable performance and convenient visual reading of the classical dial, It is widely used in metal processing and manufacturing, various metal material’s failure analysis and other fields like colleges and research institutions. It is the new type Brinell hardness testing instrument for testing the hardness of the materials like cast iron, steel, soft alloy and so on.

Technical Parameters

Technical specificationsTechnical Parameters
Preliminary Testing force98.07N,tolerance ±2.0%
Testing force588.4N, 980.7N, 1471N , tolerance ±1.0%
Hardness Measuring range



Testing Force Application ModeManual operation
Indenter specification

Diamond cone Rockwell indenter,Φ1.5875mm

steel ball indenter

DisplayMechanical dial
Indication error0.1HR
Indicator scale0~100(C),30~130(B)
Maximum height of specimen170mm
Distance of Indenter to outer wall135mm
Main unit weight85kg

Indication error

ScaleStandard Hardness RangeAllowed Maximum Tolerance

Working Principle

The Rockwell hardness test is taking the diamond cone with 120°apex angle or the hardened steel ball with specified diameter as the indenter to press into sample surface with specific test force, then get the Rockwell hardness of the measured metallic materials according to the sample surface indentation depth.

The Rockwell hardness measurement principle is shown as below figure. 0-0 is the position that the diamond indenter is not yet in contact with the sample. 1-1 figure is the indenter position under the affect of the preliminary test force, the indentation depth is h1. The preliminary test is to eliminate the influence to the testing result accuracy caused by the roughness of the sample surface. 2-2 in the figure is the indenter position under the influence of the testing force (the preliminary test force and the main test force). The depth is h2. 3-3 in the figure is the indenter position after dismounting the main test force. As the metal elasticity will recovery some degree after deformation, the really indentation depth of the indenter is h3. The plastic deformation caused by the main test force make the indenter pressing into the depth is h=h3-h1. Rockwell hardness value is determined by the size of h, the greater the depth h, the lower the hardness, otherwise, the higher the hardness.

In the traditional concept, usually use a constant C minus h to represent the level of hardness, while the depth of indentation per 0.002mm as a unit of hardness. The hardness value obtained is called the Rockwell hardness value, denoted by the symbol HR.

In the formula, c is a constant (for HRC, HRA, c is 0.2; for HRB, c is 0.26). The Rockwell hardness value HR obtained is an unknown number which is usually read directly on the test machine indicator when testing.

Rockwell hardness tester working principle Figure

It should be noted that the measured hardness values would be different with different indenter and test force. Therefore, the Rockwell hardness testing specifies 15 different hardness test scales according to the different indenter specification and test force sizes. And the HRB, HRC, HRA are the most widely used.


  • Widely used for high-precision hardness testing for parts with a variety of metal and non-metallic materials,
  • Using the classic design of mechanical and manual device, data reading intuitive and convenient, without external power supply, performance stable and reliable;
  • Option for various specifications of the indenter, support 15 types of Rockwell hardness scales testing.
  • With diamond indenter, durable and wear-resistance, the measurement is accurate. accurate measurement;
  • Consistent with GB/T230.1, GB/T230.2, JJG112, GB/T230.2, ISO 6508-2, ASTM, E18 and other related domestic and foreign standards.


ScaleIndenter type

preliminary testing force


Testing force (N)Measuring RangeApplication



98.07(N)588.4(N)20-88HRAhard alloy, carbide, surface quenched steel, carburizing steel
D980.7(N)40-77HRDthin steel sheet, surface quenched steel
C1471(N)20-70HRCquenched steel, tempered steel, chilled cast iron


1/16 inch steel ball

588.4(N)60-100HRFcast iron, aluminum, magnesium alloy, bearing alloy
B980.7(N)20-100HRBmild steel, copper alloy, annealed steel
G1471(N)30-94HRGphosphorus iron, beryllium bronze, malleable cast iron


1/8inch steel ball

588.4(N)80-100HRHaluminum, zinc, lead etc.
E980.7(N)70-100HREbearing alloy, tin, hard plastics and other soft materials


1/4 inch steel ball

588.4(N)50-115HRLHard plastic ,hard rubber, aluminum, tin, bronze, mild steel, synthetic resin, friction materials and etc.


1/2 inch steel ball



  • Used for quality control in metal processing manufacturing
  • Used for failure analysis testing of metallic materials;
  • Demonstration experiment for education and teaching in Colleges and Universities;
  • Hardness testing of materials in scientific research institutions

Working Conditions

  • Operation Temperature:10~30℃;
  • Relative Humidity:≤65%;
  • The surrounding environment should avoid of vibration, strong magnetic field, corrosive medium and heavy dust.



Standard Configuration

1Main unit1
2Diamond Rockwell indenter1


1/16in steel ball indenter

5Small Testing Table1Dia 60mm
6Large Testing Table1Dia 150mm
7V-shape Testing Table1Test cylindrical specimens

Rockwell Standard Block



Rockwell Standard Block


2High value and low value
10Big screw driver1
11Small screw driver1
12Plastic Dust Cover1
13Attached files1
14ABS instrument case1
Optional Configuration1


1/8inch steel ball indenter

1Mainly use to testing Rockwell hardness for non-ferrous materials like hard plastic and so on.


1/4inch steel ball indenter



1/2inch steel steel ball indenter


Maintenance and care

  • During testing, to ensure accuracy, please make sure the distance between the adjacent indentation center and the distance from the indentation center to edge of the specimen is greater than 3mm.
  • Normally, the first point is only used to offset the gap of each support surface without needing to record the test result. Record the statistical test result from the second point.
  • Screw protective cover is designed to protect the screw from dust invasion. When instrument idle or test specimen height less than 100 mm, it should be set on the outside of the screw. For testing the specimen with height above 100mm, it should be taken out for normal use.
  • It is strictly prohibited to turn the variable loading handwheel when the instrument load or unload the test force. Rotating the handwheel forcibly will cause the internal gear dislocation, test force in chaos and even damage the internal parts of the instrument
  • If the specimen has visible deformation marks on the back and edges, the test result would be useless. It should choose the intender or test force to test again.
  • The test personnel shall strictly observe the operating procedures. Please use the standard blocks often to calibrate the instrument before and after testing.
  • Pay attention to palm the instrument for carrying to forbid falling across. Please fix well the measuring lever, counterweight and boom before carrying.
  • When not in use for a long time, please cover the dust cover to prevent dust into the instrument interior. And the hardness block, indenter should be coated with antirust oil to prevent rusting after using.
  • Please regularly put a small amount of oil on the screw and the handwheel interface
  • The hardness tester should be calibrated at least once a year to ensure its accuracy
  • Don’t disassemble the instrument without authorization, for maintenance related matters, please contact MITECH after-sale service department with 4000600280
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