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Sauter Leeb - HK Series Hardness Tester

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The Sauter Leeb–HK Series Hardness Testers are premium durometers designed to test the hardness of metals including assembled machinery, die cavity of molds and heavy work pieces.

These hardness testers can also aid the user in carrying out material identification and failure analysis procedures. The Sauter Leeb-HK Series’ LCD backlit display, compact size and automatic compensation function, enabling 360° measuring, means that these products are easy to handle and can be used to carry out testing in visually challenging and/or tight spaces.

Mobility, flexibility and ease-of-use are at the forefront of the HK Series’ design. These products are able to automatically identify the impact sensor being used and so eradicates the need for re-calibration. Along with the seven types of impact sensor including an external Type-D sensor, the HK Series features five measurement values and all measurement are automatically converted into required hardness units. The measurement values featured on the HK Series are:

  • Rockwell (Type A, B, C)
  • Vickers (HV)
  • Shore (HS)
  • Leeb (HL)
  • Brinell (HB)

HB values of cast steel can be taken directly when the D/DC impact sensor is used.  Furthermore, the HK Series internal memory can store up to 600 data groups and uses 32 values per group to form the average; these recordings can be transferred to the user’s PC using the USB interface.

Furthermore, the statistics function on these products can be used to determine and display the measured results, subsequent average value, as well as the impact direction, date and time. In addition to this, the HK Series also contains a feature whereby the user can set the upper and lower measurement limits and, when these limits are transcended, the Sauter Leeb–HK Series Hardness Testers will issue an audible and visual alarm.

With its hard metal casing and robust carrying case, the HK Series Hardness Testers are ideal for those needing an accurate durometer which can sustain regular usage.

Sauter Leeb HK-Series Key Features

  • Handheld premium durometer for testing metals
  • Can be used for material identification
  • Can be used for failure analysis procedures
  • Compact
  • LCD backlit display
  • Automatic compensation function for 360° measuring
  • No need for recalibration as the HK-Series automatically identifies the impact sensor being used
  • Seven impact sensors including an external Type-D sensor
  • Five measurement values: Rockwell (type A,B,C); Vickers (HV); Shore (HS); Leeb (HL); Brinell (HB)
  • HB values for cast steel can be taken directly using the D/DC impact sensor
  • Internal memory can store up to 600 data groups
  • Determines average per group from 32 values in each group
  • Data groups can be transferred to PC using USB interface
  • Statistics function
  • Upper and lower limit function with visual and audible alarm
  • Metal casing
  • Hard carrying case
  • Matrix display shows multiple functions

What’s Included?

  • Your Choice of HK-Series Hardness Tester
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 2 Year Warranty from Sauter
  • Hardness Comparison Block– ONLY WITH HK-DB
Part CodeHK-D

Sauter Leeb-HK Series Hardness Tester Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications



Sensor Type D Type D
Measuring Range [Max] HL 170-960 170-960
Readout [d] HL 1 1
Test Block Type D/DC approx. 800 HL Not Included Included
Precision  ± 1 % at 800 HLD  ± 1 % at 800 HLD
Minimum Sample Radius (concave/convex) 50 mm (with support ring: 10 mm) 50 mm (with support ring: 10 mm)
Minimum Sample Material Thickness 8mm 8mm
Dimensions W x D x H 132 x 82 x 31 mm 132 x 82 x 31 mm
Permissible Ambient Temperature -10 °C/40 °C -10 °C/40 °C
Batteries 2× 1.5V AA, operating time up to 200 h 2× 1.5V AA, operating time up to 200 h
Net Weight  approx. 0,45 kg approx. 0,45 kg

Test Block (Only Included with HK-DB) Technical Specifications

Type Type D/DC, ∅ 90 mm (± 1 mm),
Net Weight  < 3 kg
Hardness Range

790 ± 40 HL, SAUTER AHMO D02

630 ± 40 HL, SAUTER AHMO D03

630 ± 40 HL, SAUTER AHMO D03

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