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PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor

Conforms to ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59 and AS/NZS 3572.22

PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor
The PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor measures the hardness of soft metals such as aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, brass, and other materials such as harder plastics, and fiber-reinforced plastic. It is comparable to the 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester an dhas a user-adjustable measurement time with onscreen countdown.



  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Comparable to 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester
  • User-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown
  • Includes spare, field replaceable indentor with replacement tool
  • Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings
  • Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant, IP65-rated enclosure
  • Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
  • Hard-shell carrying case included
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe
  • Certificate of Calibration included
  • Hi-RES mode increases displayed resolution for precision applications
  • Includes hard and soft aluminum alloy test disks and leveling plate to verify gage operation
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ASTM
  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector 6000200RTRSPGDPMIRTSSTUTGSHDBHI, and GLS probes easily converting from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter, soluble salt tester, ultrasonic wall thickness gage, hardness tester, or gloss meter
  • 1 and 2 point calibration options with Cal Reset to restore factory settings
  • Selectable display languages
  • Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
  • Continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture, save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits
  • Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • Up to 30% longer battery life
  • USB Port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power
  • PosiSoft USB Drive, stored readings and graphs can be accessed using universal PC/Mac web browsers or file explorers. No software required.
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
  • Software Updates via the internet keep your gage current
  • Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing, analyzing and reporting data
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Technical Data

Technical Data
Range: 20 - 100 Barcol
Resolution: 0.1 Barcol
Accuracy: ±2 Barcol
Gage Body Size: 5.4" x 2.4" x 1.1" (137 x 61 x 28 mm)
Gage Body Weight: 4.9 oz. (140 g) without batteries

Probe Size:

5.7" x 3.8" x 2.5" (145 x 97 x 64 mm)
Probe Headroom: 5.5" (140 mm)
Probe Weight: 14.1 oz. ( 400 g)

Model Selection

Standard Models - Includes ALL features previously listed plus...

  • Storage of 1,000 readings per probe - stored readings can be viewed or downloaded

Advanced Models - Includes ALL features previously listed plus...

  • Storage of 250,000 readings from multiple probes in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Auto Sub-Batch - automatically create new sub-batches after the desired number of readings are taken
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols
  • Store thickness, profile, environmental, salt contamination, hardness, and wall thickness measurements in individual batches


Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Gages come with test disks (2), glass plate, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA batteries, instructions, hard shell case, protective lens shield, Long Form Certificate of Calibration, USB cable, PosiSoft Software, two year warranty.
Trade-in any Barcol Impressor to receive 20% off the purchase of a new BHI (cannot be combined with another offer)
HA-656200 PosiTector BHI Std Barcol Hardness $1,215.00
HA-656210 PosiTector BHI Adv Barcol Hardness 1,652.00
HA-656220 PosiTector BHI Barcol Hardness Probe 900.00
HA-656261 Test Disks Hard with plate (pack of 5) 30.00
HA-656263 Test Disks Soft with plate (pack of 5) 30.00
HA-656271 Replacement Indentors includes additional indentors (2) with replacement tool 80.00
HA-656281 Replacement Glass Plate for zeroing worn or replaced indentors 15.00


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