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Celebrating 45+ years of Equotip Portable Hardness Testers

Since the 1970’s, Equotip have been global leaders in portable hardness testing equipment. Take a look at the incredible innovation and evolution of the world-renowned portable hardness testers, from the very first release in 1975 to the present day with ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration as...

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Ultrasonic Welding Inspection of a Wind Tower

This application note describes the process of an ultrasonic inspection of the welding on a wind tower. See how the inspection can be completed efficiently, with full traceability at every step and real-time data...


To convert or not to convert … your hardness values?

Many users are familiar with the Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell, or Leeb scales and use conversion curves in their work every day. However, few know how they are generated and how to use them properly. This article tells you what conversion curves are, how they are developed and how to use them...


The 3 Most Reliable Portable Hardness Testing Methods

When it comes to portable hardness testing, one thing is for sure - there is no silver bullet to fit all applications. See which are the top three portable hardness testing methods and how to find the right solution for each...

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Accurate Inspection of High-alloy Steels in the Power Industry

Measurement and correct evaluation of non-standard materials has always been a challenge for material inspectors around the globe, particularly with conversion to other units. To improve this, the Equotip 550 platform now supports the new conversion standard for high-alloy steel in the power...

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Bolt inspection: Internal Defect Assessment & Data Management

Detecting early failure of bolts along linear assets such as railway tracks is a crucial process. This note looks at the capabilities of ultrasonic testing to verify metal condition and detect defects without causing any damage or disturbance to the...

Application Note

Assessing the Hardness of Thin Medical Wires

Accurately assessing the hardness of small components such as very thin medical wires can be a challenging task. See how to achieve quick and reliable hardness measurements for thin wires using the direct-indentation...