Rockwell Hardness Tester

Rockwell Hardness Testing Loads


About: Determines the hardness by measuring the depth of penetration on a surface.

Location: Materials Lab

Access: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm (when the Shop is open) or by appointment with Lara Dienemann

Materials: Metals


Use appropriate materials

Safe Operation

  1. Move side handle forward
  2. Preload with wheel until small black needle is on the black dot
  3. Adjust larger dial to zero with knurled collar
  4. Press trip level to release preload
  5. Wait 30 seconds (for dial to settle)
  6. Move side handle forward slowly to get hardness number

Clean Up

  • Remove sample from stage.

Detailed Instructions