Rockwell Hardness Testers

Rockwell Hardness Testers

Wilson Rockwell 574 Hardness Tester Wilson Rockwell 574

The 574 Series Rockwell Hardness Testers offer quality, durability, and an industry leading Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) making this hardness testing instrument best in class.

Segment-leading GR&R performance

  • High-precision depth measurement system for accurate and repeatable testing.
  • Auto pre-load brake and automated main load test cycle ensure repeatability

Ease of use

  • Powerful auto-braking system on preload ensures a seamless operation, as well as a high-precision load application
  • Built-in USB port offers rapid data transfer to Microsoft® Excel® or other applications.


  • Proven robust design with all stainless steel internal components


Hardness Capabilities:   Regular, Superficial & Twin
Hardness Scales: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, R, S, V
Preliminary Load: 10kg [98.07N]
Test Loads: 60, 100, 150 kg [588.4, 980.7, 1471 N]
Dwell Time:  Major Dwell Time: 1.0 – 50.0 seconds (more details in PDF)
Vertical Testing Capacity: 11.43in [289mm] accessories may decrease available capacity
Test Cycle: Motorized (Manual preload, auto trip, auto brake)
Specimen Illumination: Adjustable LED
Standards Compliance: ASTM E18, ASTM D785, ASTM B294, ISO 6508, JIS Z2245, GB/T 230
Conversion: ASTM E140, ISO 18265, DIN 50150, GB T1172 Convert up to 4 scales simultaneously
Statistics: No. of Tests, Mean, St. Deviation, Min., Max., Range, CP, CPk, individual readings list
Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Simplifed)
Data Memory: 999 per each hardness scale
Data Output: USB and RS-232
Resolution: 0.1 or .01 HR (adjustable)
Throat Depth: 6.93in [176 mm]  at the top, 6.13 in [155mm] at the bottom
Maximum Specimen Weight: 220 lbs [100kg]
Maximum Specimen Height: 165 lbs [75kg]
Applications: Steels, Coppers, Cast Irons, Thin Materials, Shallow and Deep Case Hardened Materials

Wilson Rockwell 2000

The Rockwell 2000 Series Hardness Testers achieve the highest level of depth measurement accuracy and resolution available and as a result, has the best GR&R performance in the industry.

Industry-leading GR&R performance

  • Load cell force application ensure fast, precise, and reliable testing. Highly accurate “in-line” depth measuring scale

Ease of use

  • One button start – tester controls load application speed and dwell times
  • A flexible and user-friendly LCD control panel for method set up and configuration.


  • Available in two sizes ranging from 10 – 14 in (254 – 356 mm) to accommodate varying sample sizes.
  • Available in three different variations: Regular, Superficial, or Twin hardness scales.
  • Large amount of accessories


2002R & 2003R Regular 2002S & 2003S Superficial 2002T & 2003T Twin
Pre-load 10kgf 3kgf 3, 10kgf
Main-load 60, 100 150kgf 15, 30, 45kgf 15, 30, 45, 60, 100, 150kgf
Hardness scales HRA, HRB, HRC, HRD, HRE, HRF, HRG, HRH, HRK, HRL, HRM, HRP, HRR, HRS, HRV, 15Y 15N, 30N, 45N, 15T, 30T, 45T, 5W, 30W, 45W, 15X, 30X, 45X, 30Y, 45Y HRA, HRB, HRC, HRD, HRE, HRF, HRG, HRH, HRK, HRL, HRM, HRP, HRR, HRS, HRV, 15N, 30N, 45N, 15T, 30T, 45T, 15W, 30W, 45W, 15X, 30X, 45X, 15Y, 30Y, 45Y
Test load type Electronic closed-loop loadcell
Test cycle type Automatic, one button start
Vertical test capacity 2002 models 10in [254mm]; 2003 models 14in [356mm]
Horizontal test capacity 8.5in [216mm]
Indenters (optional) 120° Diamond cone, 1/16in, 1/8in, 1/4in, 1/2in Ball
Resolution 0.1 or 0.01 HR (adjustable)
Data-out RS232
Standards Compliant ASTM E18, B254, ISO 6508, JIS Z2245
Power 100, 120, 220 or 240VAC +/- 10%, 47-63Hz

Indentron Series Hardness Tester

Indentron® Series Rockwell Hardness TestersThe Indentron Series hardness testers feature an innovative cantilevered indenter configuration that eliminates frictional inconsistencies typical of competitive testing systems. These systems comply with ASTM E-18.

Features & Benefits

  • Virtually Friction-Free Operation
    The only contact points in the load system are a set of bearings at the end of the lever beam carrying the major load and a leaf spring at the end of the lever beam carrying the minor load.
  • Dead Weights for Full Load and Preload
    Most competitive testers use dead weights for the full load due to their accuracy, but use springs to apply the preload. Dead weights are used on the Indentron Series for both full load and preload due to their excellent accuracy and stability under a wide range of conditions.
  • Full Load Is Applied Precisely at Preload
    Automation in the timing reduces the variations introduced by the flow of the material under load.
  • Preload Error Monitoring
    The system prevent the operator from completing a test if the preload is over- or under-applied.

Versitron® Series Rockwell Hardness Testers

Versitron® Series Rockwell Hardness TestersThe Versitron Series is a unique and exclusive hardness testing system which provides its users with the benefit of the top-loading and test surface referencing technology. Applying both the pre-load and full load in one test cycle makes it possible to perform a test in as little as 4 seconds!

Features & Benefits

  • Heavy-Duty Clamping
    Jack rests are eliminated. Specimens weighing up to 240 ft-lbs  can be clamped in seconds.
  • User Friendly and Tactile Design
    The icon driven colour display and the tactile button interface makes this hardness tester easy to use while at the same time it is build to last for decades in even the harshest environments.
    Protect Your Diamond
    The removable clamping shield protects the diamond indenter from damage due to accidents such as those caused by samples shifting under load and contacting the diamond.
  • Unaffected By Dirt
    Cleaning of your test part is eliminated.
  • Fast and Easy
    Tests are performed in as little as 4 seconds, even on manually activated testers. Minimal operator training required.
  • Test Surface Referencing
    Accuracy is maintained. Errors due to vibration or dirty environments can be eliminated.
  • Modular System Architecture
    Configure your testing system based on your needs today, but with the flexibility to update tomorrow. Select from multiple types of frames, drive mechanisms, indenters and accessories. Modular test heads can be easily removed, for example for calibration or for upgrading the embedded software with our latest features.