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SonoDur3: Mobile UCI Hardness Testing Device

WORKS WITH A FULL SUITE OF PROBES

The SonoDur 3 hardness tester works with both manual probes – standard, long, thin and specialized (1N to 100N, 0.1 to 10 kgf) or motorized probes (1N to 8.6N, 0.1 to 0.9 kgf) to test the hardness of metals. The long, thin and special versions allow testing of difficult to reach areas. The SonoDur3 UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) probes work with a variety of different manufactured parts including serial parts after heat treatment, welds, coatings and in applications after surface processing.

Replaces MIC10/MIC20 & Conforms to ASTM/DIN

The SonoDur 3 (and SonoDur 2) replaces GE’s MIC 10 and MIC 20 series UCI hardness testers. Using rapid hardness measurements via a Vickers diamond, the SonoDur 3 will help you assess whether or not your parts meet your hardness quality assurance standards. The unit meets ASTM A 1038 and DIN 50159-1 and 2 standards and can convert readings to ASTM E 140-13 and EN ISO 18265 material tables. The Vickers diamond testing pressure displays digitally and refreshes after each measurement.

INTUITIVE MEUS/TOUCHSCREENS

The SonoDur3 features an intuitive touchscreen interface and enables reassessments for other hardness scales and adheres to applicable standards for the particular probe in use. The unit also features recognition and test controls with calibration, material reassessment table, time of probe penetration, operator name and tolerance thresholds.

CURRENT TECHNOLOGY

The SonoDur3 is kept up-to-date with free updates made available from NewSonic.

WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Wide-range testing ability: The SonoDur3 makes it possible to measure soft aluminum (20HB) to harder metals (approx. 1600HV) using a probe.

INSTRUMENT FEATURES

  • Carrying strap, edge protection, IP65, MIL-810G (vibration, shock, drop)
  • Brilliant color display in 5’’, smooth glass shield for easy cleaning
  • Direct function access just by touch, intuitive menu control, ideal for MIC10/MIC20 users and others
  • No set-up needed at beginning of shift – ready for immediate use

ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM AND DATA TRANSFER

  • USB: transfer of measurement data in txt-format using the file explorer
  • WLAN: automatic transfer of single values, completed data stets
  • Bluetooth: manual transfer of a set of measurement data
  • “Unlimited” storage capacity for measurement data and settings

INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT OF MEASUREMENT DATA AND SETTINGS

  • Simple access to data and qualified back-traceable assessment of results
  • File names can be predefined, automatic closing of data sets
  • “AllMeas”- summarized list of results in stored data sets

RELIABLE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE WITH LONG-TERM STABILITY

  • Efficient working tool, optimized for the daily needs of the inspector

UNIQUE

  • Can be calibrated in full according to DAKKS after DIN 50159-2 (calibration curve 150 – through 900 HV, diamond, nominal test force)
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Specification
Measuring Specifications 
Measuring Principle  UCI Method, corresponds to DIN 50159, ASTM A1038
Test Indenter  Vickers diamond 136°
Test loads 
Newton scale (1 kgf = 9.81 N)
Motor probes: 1N (0.1 kgf), 3N (0.3kgf) and 8.6 N (0.9 kgf)
Handheld Probes: 10N (1 kgf), 49N (5kgf), 98N (10kgf)
(Other test loads on request)
Hardness scales and range
(according to relevant standards), in this
case table A1 respectively T1, T2 (low
alloy steel). Different measuring ranges
are valid for other materials. When
exceeding the limits the conversion range
will be extended. The calculated values
are highlighted in red besides the original
data in HV.

Note:
Conversions are acc. to latest ASTM E140-12b (2013) and EN ISO 18265:2014.
Conversions into tensile strength: 98N (10kgf) test load only
Vickers HV 10 – 1999 (9999)
Brinell HB 76 – 618
Rockwell HRB 41 – 105
Rockwell HRC 20.3 – 68
Rockwell HRE 70 – 108.5
Rockwell HRF 82.6 – 115.1
Rockwell HRA 60.7 – 85.6
Rockwell (EN ISO 18265 only) HRD 40.3 – 76.9
Rockwell HR45N 19.9 – 75.4
Knoop (ASTM E140 only) HK 87 – 920
Shore (ASTM E140 only) HS 34.2 – 97.3
Tensile strength MPa 255 – 2180
Measurement uncertainity * < 4 % (HV5, HV 10). For other test loads and ranges see table below.
Relative repeatability* < 5 % (HV5, HV 10). For other test loads and ranges see table below.
*exceeds DIN 50159, dependent on test load and range (see table below). Specifications are valid for 5
measurements using Vickers reference blocks and according to test conditions given in standard DIN 50159.
Hardness scale  Measurement uncertainty [%] Relative repeatability [%]
<250 HV 250 HV – 500 HV 500 HV – 800 HV > 800HV <250 HV > 250 HV
HV 0.1 5 6 7 8 8 6
HV 0.3 5 6 7 8 8 6
HV 0.8 4 4 5 6 8 6
HV 1 4 4 5 6 8 6

 

Mechanical and Environmental (Instrument and probe)
Operating Time  >10 hours in measurement operation (depending on system
performance, temperature and instrument settings), up to 8 hours
continuous operation, quick exchangeable battery pack (3.7V
3900mAh LiPolymer)
Operating Temperature  Probe: 0°C to ~ +45°C
Instrument: -10° ~ +50°C // Charging +10°C ~ +40°C
Storage Temperature  -20°C ~ +70°C
Humidity  Max. 90%, non-condensing
Dimensions Instrument ca. 164x86x23 mm
Motor probe Ø38mm, L=190 mm
Handheld probe Ø25 mm, L=176 mm
(free length oscillation rod ca. 12.5 mm)
Handheld probe Ø25 mm, L=207 mm
(free length oscillation rod ca. 43 mm)
Weight Instrument ca. 320 gr (incl. battery pack)
Handheld probe ca. 280 gr
Motor probe ca. 370 gr

 

Instrument
Processor and memory  ARM® Cortex™-A53 Octa Core 1.3 GHz / System 2GB RAM /
storage memory 16 Gb eMMC / Micro SD card 4 GB (up to 32 GB)
Operating system  Android 5.1 (Android 7.0)
Keypad 4 function keys, system touch keyboard
Power Main battery: 3,7V / 3900mAh, LiPo hard pack, quick exchange
Charging time: <3h to 80% capacity (Instrument off)
Shelf Hours: Up to 6 month
AC Power supply/charger: 90V to 264VAC 50/60Hz to 5VDC
Display 5″ sunlight readable multi touch display (1280×720 pixel), LEDbacklight (500 Cd/m2), adjustable
Interfaces Round power jack 5VDC operating / charging
Docking connector (charging)
USB 2.0 Micro USB (PC) / probe connector Lemo 4 pos.
Micro SD-card 4 GB (up to 32 GB)
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 (supports BLE mode)
GPS / AGPS / GLONASS
2x SIM card
NFC
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (b2/b3/b5/b8)
WCDMA/HSDAP/HSPUA, FDD-LTE / TDD-LTE)
Speaker, microphone
Sensors / Camera / LED Light sensor, G-sensor, proximity sensor, rear camera 8 megapixel, multicolor status LED
IP-Proof IP65 according IEC 60529 Edition 2.1:2001-02
Drop test MIL-STD-810G Methode 516.6, 4 ft.
Shock Test MIL-STD-810G Methode 516.6 Prozedur I
Vibration Test MIL-STD-810G Methode 514.6 Prozedur I
Instrument Language D, EN, IT, FR, SP, PL, CZ, CN – more on request
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