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HARTIP-3000

PORTABLE HARDNESS TESTER


OPERATIONAL MANUAL

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1. Forewords ..............................................................................................................3
1.1 History ..............................................................................................................3
1.2 Leeb Hardness Test............................................................................................3
2. Features And Applications........................................................................................4
2.1 Specifications.....................................................................................................4
2.2 Features............................................................................................................4
2.3 Applications .......................................................................................................5
3. Designation Of Individual Parts ................................................................................5
3.1 Main Parts .........................................................................................................5
3.3 Special Features Of İmpact Devices .....................................................................6
3.4 Schematic Design Of The Impact Devices.............................................................7
4. Symbols And Illustrations.........................................................................................7
4.1 Symbols ............................................................................................................7
4.2 Measurement And Conversion Table ....................................................................8
5. Preparation Before Measuring ..................................................................................9
5.1 Requirements For The Sample ............................................................................9
5.2 Requirements For The Weight Of The Sample ......................................................9
5.3 Requirement For The Surface Hardened Layer Of The Sample ............................. 10
5.4 Surface Of The Test Sample Should Not Be Magnetic .......................................... 10
5.5 Spport ring for small curvature.......................................................................... 10
5.6 Supporting The Samples During Testing............................................................. 11
5.7 Samples With Curved Surfaces ......................................................................... 11
6. Operation ............................................................................................................. 12
6.1 Parameters Setting........................................................................................... 12
6.2 Operating For Setup And View Screen................................................................ 15
6.3 Measuring Procedure........................................................................................ 16
6.4 Delete ............................................................................................................. 17
6.5 Printing ........................................................................................................... 17
7.1 Maintenance Of The Impact Device ................................................................... 17
7.2 Change Battery................................................................................................ 17
7.3 Fault Diagnosis ................................................................................................ 17
8.Software For Hartip 3000 Operation Instruction ........................................................ 18
8.1 General ........................................................................................................... 18
8.2 Connection ...................................................................................................... 18
8.3 Installation Of Software .................................................................................... 18
8.4 Communication................................................................................................ 18
8.5 Data Transmitting ............................................................................................ 18
9. System Accessories ............................................................................................... 19

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1. Forewords
1.1 History
The Leeb measuring method was first brought into measurement technology in 1978. It is
defined as the quotient of an impact body’s rebound velocity over its impact velocity,
multiplied by 1000. Harder materials produce a higher rebound velocity than softer
materials. For a specific group of material (e.g. steel, aluminum. etc.), Leeb hardness
value represents a direct relationship to its hardness properties. For ordinary metal,
conversion curves of hardness HL versus other standard static hardness (HB, HV, HRC,
etc.) are available, enabling you to convert HL into other hardness values.

1.2 Leeb Hardness Test (definition)


An impact body with a spherical test tip made of tungsten carbide is propelled against the
sample surface by a spring force and then rebounds back. At a distance of 1mm from the
sample surface, the impact and rebound velocity of the impact body are measured by the
following method: A permanent magnet embedded in the impact body, when passing
through the coil in its coil holder, induces in the coil an electric voltage proportional to the
velocities of the magnet. Leeb hardness is expressed by the following formula:

HL=1000×(VB/VA)

Where: HL is Leeb Hardness


VB is the rebound velocity of the impact body
VA is the impact velocity of the impact body

The voltage characteristic of output signal, when the


impact body passes through the induction coil is illustrated in the following figure:

Voltage characteristic of output signal

A Leeb’s Hardness Tester measures the hardness of sample material in terms of


Hardness Leeb (HL), which can be converted into other Hardness units (Rockwell B and
C, Vicker, Briness and Shore D).

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1.3 Notation Of Leeb’s Hardness
When measuring the hardness of a sample material using the traditional static hardness
testing method, a change of applied pressure will result in a change in the hardness
reading. This will also happen during a Leeb’s Hardness test when you change the impact
device. In measuring the hardness of the same test sample with different impact devices,
the Leeb’s hardness values obtained will vary.

For example: 720HLD≠720HLC


Because different converting curves are obtained from different impact devices, when
converting hardness L into another hardness value the notation for the converted hardness
value should include the impact device used.

For example:
Hardness HV converted from hardness L using impact device
D+15 should be written as 22, 8 HV LD+15.
Where: 22=Hardness value HL
8=Hardness value HV
L=Leeb’s Method
LD+15=Impact device
Hardness HRC converted from hardness L using impact device
D should be written as 35, 9 HRCLD.
Where: 35=Hardness value HL
9=Hardness value HRC
L=Leeb’s Method
D=Impact device

2. Features And Applications


2.1 Specifications
• Accuracy : Main uncertainty +/- 0.5( referred to L=800 )
• Repeatability : +/-6 L-units
• Measuring range : Hardness value L-units 200 – 960
• Operating temperature : -10 - + 45 , Impact device : -20 – 120
• Power : DC 4.5-6.0V, 4x1.2-1.5V AA alkaline battery or rechargeable battery
• Weight : 550g
• Dimension : 195x84x38mm
• Standard package : HARTIP 3000 processor, Impact device type D, Test block,
4x1.5V AA alkaline battery, Cleaning brush, Carrying case, Operation manual
• Optional accessories : Micro-printer,
Impact device type DC, D+15, G, C, E, DL, Data managing software, Special
support rings, Leather case, Connection cable (to PC or printer )

2.2 Features
• Menu operation
• Large LCD display with back-light
• Impact devices : D, DC, D+15, G, C, E, DL
• L Value conversion to Brinell, Rockwell, Vicker and Shore value
• Measuring materials selection
• Measuring directions selection
• Probes are all interchangeable

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• 960 groups of data can be stored in individual 8 memory areas and can not be
removed when the instrument turned-off or replacing batteries.
• Delete
• Average value on 3 - 9 times
• Data acquisition and print out
• RS 232 interface to PC

2.3 Applications
• Hardness tests on installed machines or steel structures: e.g. on heavy and large
work-piece or on permanently installed system parts.
• Rapid testing of multiple measuring areas for examination of hardness variations
over larger regions.
• Measuring hardness for produced parts at production line.
• Identifying metallic material stored in a warehouse.
• Ineffectiveness analysis of permanent parts, pressure -vessel, turbo generator.

3. Designation Of Individual Parts


3.1 Main Parts : Processor and the impact device

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3.2 Types Of Impact Devices

1 Loading tube
2 Guide tube
3 Coil holder with coil
4 Release button
5 Connecting cable leading to the indicating device with coil plug
6 Large supporting ring
7 Impact body

3.3 Special Features Of İmpact Devices


Type Brief description
D Universal standard unit.
For the majority of hardness testing assignments.
DC Extremely short impact device, otherwise same a specifications as for type D.
Application : - in very confined spaces
- in holes, cylinders
- internal measurements on assembled machines
D+15 Particularly slim front section
Application : - hardness measurements in grooves and on recessed surfaces.
DL Extremely slim front section
Application : - in extremely confined spaces
- at the base of grooves
C Reduced impact energy (of that for type D).
Application : - on surface hardened
components, coatings
- minimum layer thickness of 0.2mm.
- on thin walled or impact sensitive components (small measuring
indentation).
E Synthetic diamond test tip (approx.5000 HV).
Application : - for measurements in the extremely high range
- e.g. cold work tool steel with carbide inclusions
- on rolls in the hardness range up to 1200 HV
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G Increased impact energy(approx. 9 times that of type D)
Application : - for measurements in the Brinell range
- e.g. on heavy casting and forging
- lower demands on measuring surface finish.

3.4 Schematic Design Of The Impact Devices


Status at the moment of triggering the impact (impact spring
stressed)

1 Loading tube
2 Guide tube
3 Coil with holder
4 Release button
5 Connection cable 3-pole
6 Large support ring
6a Small support ring
7 Impact body
8 Spherical test tip
9 Impact spring
10 Loading spring
11 Catch chuck
12 Material to be tested

The model DC is not equipped with a loading tube; since


it is loaded by means of a separate stick.
The devices should not be disassembled; otherwise
misadjustments in the spring system and the transmitter will
occur.

4. Symbols And Illustrations


4.1 Symbols

(Table 1)
Symbols Illustrations
LD Leeb hardness value used with impact device D
LDC Leeb hardness value used with impact device DC
LG Leeb hardness value used with impact device G
LC Leeb hardness value used with impact device C
LD +15 Leeb hardness value used with impact device D+15
LE Leeb hardness value used with impact device E
LDL Leeb hardness value used with impact device DL

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(Table 2)
Symbols Illustrations
HB Brinell hardness value
HRB Rockwell B hardness value
HRC Rockwell C hardness value
HSD Shore hardness value
HV Vicker hardness value

4.2 Measurement And Conversion Table


Range for measurement and conversion :

(Table 3)
IMPACT DEVICE D,DC L D : 200-900
HRC HRB HB HV HSD
STEEL 20.0-67.9 59.6-99.5 80-647 80-940 32.5-99.5
CWT.ST 20.5-67.1 80-898
ST.STEEL 19.6-62.4 46.5-101.7 85-655 85-802
GC.
93-334
IRON
NC.IRON 131-387
C.ALUM 30-159
BRASS 13.5-95.3 40-173
BRONZE 60-290
COPPER 45-315

IMPACT DEVICE D+15 LD+15: 300-900


HRC HRB HB HV HSD
STEEL 19.3-67.9 80-638 80-937 33.3-99.3
CW. ST. 19.8-68.2 80-935

IMPACT DEVICE C L C: 350-950


HRC HRB HB HV HSD
STEEL 20.0-69.5 80-683 80-996 31.9-102.3
CW. ST. 20.7-68.2 100-941

IMPACT DEVICE G L G: 300-750


HRC HRB HB HV HSD
STEEL 47.7-99.9 90-646
GC.IRON 92-326
NC.IRON 127-364

IMPACT DEVICE E L E: 300-880


HRC HRB HB HV HSD
STEEL 21.9-70.5 84-656 84-1027 35.5-102.8
CW. ST. 22.2-70.2 83-1009

IMPACT DEVICE DL LDL: 560-950


HRC HRB HB HV HSD
STEEL 20.6-68.2 37.0-99.9 81-646 80-950 30.6-96.8

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5. Preparation Before Measuring
5.1 Requirements For The Sample
5.1.1 The surface temperature of the sample should be less than 120 °C.
5.1.2 The samples must feature a metallic smooth, ground surface, in order to
eliminate erroneous measurements brought about by coarse grinding or lathe scoring. The
roughness of the finished surface should not exceed the following values:

(Table 4)
Types of impact devices Surface roughness of sample Ra
D/ DC, D+15,DL,E 2μm
G 7μm
C 0.4μm

5.2 Requirements For The Weight Of The Sample

• For samples weighing over 5 kg and of compact shape, no support is needed.


• Samples weighing between 2-5 kg and also for heavier samples with protruding
parts or thin walls should be placed on a solid support, in such a manner that they do not
bend or move by the impact force.
• Samples weighing less than 2 kg should be firmly coupled with a stable support
weighing over 5 kg.

For coupling purposes,


¾ The coupling surface between the sample and base plate should be flat, plane
parallel and ground.
¾ A thin proper layer of coupling paste is to be applied to the contact surface of the
sample.
¾ The sample should be firmly pressed against the surface of the base plate by
moving it with a circular motion.
¾ The direction of impact should be perpendicular to the coupling surface.
For the coupling operation, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled:
¾ The contact surface of the sample and the surface of the base plate must be flat,
plane parallel and ground.
¾ The direction of the test impact must be perpendicular to the coupled surface.
¾ Minimum thickness of the sample for coupling.

(Table 5)

Types of impact devices


D/DC,D+15,DL,E 3mm
G 10mm
C 1mm

Proper Coupling:
Proper coupling requires a little experience. Insufficiently coupled samples produce large
variations of individual measurements, L-values which are too low and the operation is
characterized by a rattling noise upon impact of the test tip.
Example for coupling a test piece with a base plate:

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Application of the coupling paste
(As thin as possible).

Mutual rubbing of both parts while


firmly pressing the sample
against the base plate.

A particular advanced of coupling is the possibility of obtaining a


very uniform, rigid connection between the sample and the
support, totally eliminating stresses at the sample surface. The
resulting variation in measured values is very low.

5.3 Requirement For The Surface Hardened Layer Of The Sample


Surface -hardened steels and especially case-hardened steels produce L-values which are
too low when case-hardening depth is small because of their soft core .When measuring
with impact device D, DC, D+15, DL, E the depth of the hardened layer should be no less
than 0.8 mm.
When measuring with impact device C, the depth of the hardened layer should be no less
than 0.2 mm.

(Table 6)
Types of impact Min. layer thickness for surface
devices hardening
D/DC, D+15,DL,E 0.8mm
C 0.2mm

5.4 Surface Of The Test Sample Should Not Be Magnetic


5.5 Spport ring for small curvature

5.5 For test sample of curving surface with radius of curvature R less than 30mm, a small
support ring should be used.

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5.6 Supporting The Samples During Testing

(Table 7)
Types of impact devices Classification of samples
heavy medium-weight light-weight
D/DC, D+15,DL,E more than 5 kg 2 – 5 kg 0.05– 2 kg
G more than 15 kg 5 – 15 kg 0.5 – 5 kg
C more than 1.5kg 0.5–1.5kg 0.02–0.5kg

When measuring hardness with HARTIP 3000, the following has to be noticed: Despite the
low mass of the impact body and low impact energy, a relatively large impact force of short
duration is generated when the impact body hits the measuring surface.

(Table 8)
Types of impact devices D/DC, D+15, DL, E G C
Max. impact force 900N 2500N 500N

For heavy samples of compact shape, no particular precautions are necessary.


Smaller and lighter samples or workpieces yield or flex under this force, producing L-
values which are too small and of excessively large variation. Even with big or heavy
workpieces it is possible for thin-wall regions or thinner protruding parts to yield upon
impact. Depending on the frequency of the resilient yielding action, the measured L-value
may be too small or too large. In many situations, potential problems can be checked in
the following manner:
a) Medium-weight samples and also heavier samples with protruding parts or thin
walls should be placed on a solid
support in such a manner that they do not move or flex during the test impact.
b) Light-weight samples should be rigidly “coupled” with a non-yielding support such
as a heavy base plate. Clamping in a vice is of no value, since the samples become
exposed to stress and because complete rigidity is never attained. As a rule, the measured
L-values would be too small and show excessive variations.

5.7 Samples With Curved Surfaces


Impact testers only work properly, if the impact body has a certain position in the guide
tube at the moment of impacting the test surface. In the normal position, automatically
present when testing flat and convex-cylindrical samples (such as round samples), the
spherical test tip is located exactly at the end of the guide tube.
However, when testing spherically or cylindrically shaped concave surfaces, the impact
body remains further within the guide tube or protrudes further therefrom. Thus, with such
types of curved surfaces, it is to be observed that radii of curvature do not drop below the
values indicated in the following Fig.
Curved surfaces should always be tested with the small support ring.

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Impact device types D/DC, D+15, C and E Rmin=30mm
Impact device type G Rmin=50mm
For impact devices D, DC, D+15, C and E, special support rings are available to
accommodate smaller radii on convex or concave surface.

6. Operation
Keyboard

ON/OFF : Turn-on / off the instrument


ESC : Exit from the screen
←→ : Move the cursor left or right
↑↓ : Move the cursor up or down
START : Start measuring
O : Back light
ENTER : Confirm the set up
PRINT : Print out
DEL : Delete error data
PC : To computer
HARTIP 3000
(Fig 1)

Turn on the instrument


Press ON/OFF to turn on the instrument. When initial use, if you want to change the
parameters, press ESC back to the mode of main menu (Fig 2) if the current screen is not
in the main menu.

6.1 Parameters Setting


6.1.1 Main menu
There are 7 items of selection in two screens
1. Impact Device 5. Memory
2. Material 6. Date
3. Conversion 7. Language
4. Setup and view
(Fig 2)
By pressing ↑↓ to determine and then press ENTER to confirm.
6.1.2 Selection of Impact device
In the mode of main menu, choose item 1 and press ENTER into the mode of impact
device selection as Fig 3. By press
↑↓←→ to choose the impact device you want and then press
ENTER to confirm.

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D DC
D+15 C
G E
DL

(Fig 3)

6.1.3 Materials selection


In the mode of main menu, choose item 2 and press ENTER into the mode of Materials
selection as fig 4. Nine materials will be shown on the three pages .Then press arrow to
move the cursor to select the material requested and then press ENTER to confirm.

Steel /Cast Steel Spherical Iron Wrought Copper


Alloy Tool Steel Cast Aluminium
Stainless Steel Brass
Grey Cast Iron Bronze
(Fig 4)

6.1.4 Conversion of hardness


In the mode of main menu, choose item 3, press ENTER into the mode of conversion
screen as fig 5
HV HSD
HB ------
HRB
HRC

(Fig 5)
Choose the right conversion you want and press ENTER to confirm. If you choose ------,
only Leeb hardness value will be shown on the LCD when measuring.
6.1.5 Setting of the memory
In the mode of main menu, move the cursor to item 5 and press ENTER, the screen will
display as fig 6.
/1
/2
OFF /4
/8
(Fig 6)
HARTIP 3000 has a memory capacity of 960 data on the whole memory region. The
memory region has a choice of 1, 2, 4 or 8 sub-region which represents the whole memory
region is divided into 1, 2, 4 or 8 sub-region. Each sub-region has a memory capacity of
960/n (n is the number of sub-region). For example, if you choose 8, it means the whole
memory region is divided into 8 memory sub-regions that is1/8, 2/8 . . . 8/8. Each sub-
region has a memory capacity of 120 data. The function can distinguish the different data
acquired under the different measuring condition and parameters and it is convenient for
view and collective printing.
In this screen, firstly choose memory segmentation (1, 2, 4, 8) by press→, ↑ or ↓
and press ENTER. Then press ←, ↑ or ↓ to choose sub-region or memory OFF and press
ENTER to confirm. Once you choose a memory sub-region say 1/4, the screen appears
Load and Save needed to set as Fig 7.
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1
2
2/4 Load Save
8
(Fig 7)
Load means download the data stored in this sub-region to working screen. If this
sub-region is empty, this function means open a new sub-region. But the parameters will
remain as last operation. Save means all updated data and parameters on working screen
will be stored in the sub-region you just selected.
There are two ways to store test values. One is opening a memory region at first, and then
take measurement. The other way is to take measurement at first in memory OFF and
then open a memory region to save.
Please note, if you change memory segmentation (1, 2, 4, 8) from one to another, the data
stored in last one will be removed by this change.
6.1.6 Setting of the Test Date
In main menu, choose item 6, press ENTER into the mode of setting date screen as
fig 8.

07, 12
1996

(Fig 8)

Month and Day will be shown on the first line; Year will be shown on the second line
.Press ← or → to determine Month, Day or year and press ↑ or ↓ to input the current test
date. Then press ENTER to confirm.

6.1.7 Language selection


In main menu, choose item 7, press ENTER into the language selection screen .Press ↑ or
↓ to choose and press ENTER to confirm.
6.1.8 Setup and view
In main menu, choose item 4 and press ENTER into Setup and view screen as fig 9. In
this screen, you can choose the impact
direction, mean values, print or transfer to PC. Furthermore, you can also review updated
test measurements, all kinds of conversed value, max. & min., mean square error of total
test, ser. value and stored data in memory.

(1) (2) (3)


NO. LD HRC

↓ OFF 0 SN PC
(4) (5) (6) (7) (8)

(Fig 9)

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In the Setup and view screen
(1) Number
(2) Setting of Leeb hardness
(3) Setting of conversion value
(4) Setting of impact direction
(5) Setting of memory sub-region, OFF means memory off.
(6) Counter of measuring
(7) Setting times of mean value: 3 - 9 times available to choose, SN means no impact
times to be set.
(8) Setting of connection to printer or computer, PR means to connect to printer, PC
means to connect to PC.

6.2 Operating For Setup And View Screen (Fig 9)


6.2.1 Setting of Leeb hardness value
Move the cursor by ← or → to the place (2), press ↑ or ↓ to change Leeb value or space. If
you choose space, the display in working screen will only show conversion value in large
letters.
6.2.2 Setting of conversion value
Move the cursor by ← or → to the place (3), press ↑ or ↓ to change conversion value you
desired. If you choose space, the display in working screen will only show Leeb hardness
value in large letters.
6.2.3 Setting of impact direction
Move the cursor by ← or → to the place (4), press ↑ or ↓ to
change the impact direction.
6.2.4 Setting of memory sub-region
Move the cursor by ← or → to the place (4), press ↑ or ↓ to change memory sub-
region. You can read data stored in the sub-region you opened by press ↑ or ↓ and delete
any data by press ESC. If you want to delete all data in this sub-region, press and hold ←,
then press ESC.
Every time of entering into Setup and view screen, the LCD always displays the updated
measurements in working screen. Although you may changed sub-region and displayed,
when you move out the cursor ,the LCD will automatically redisplay the updated data in
working screen.
6.2.5 Setting times of mean value
Move the cursor by ← or → to the place (7), Press ↑ or ↓ to change impact times on
average. There are 3 - 9 impact times available to choose. By pressing ↑ or ↓, when you
choose SN, the LCD will automatically display maximum, minimum, mean value on total
measurements and mean square error value.
Please note, if the updated display is just SN, you must press ↑ or ↓ to read the above
display.
6.2.6 Setting of connection to printer
Move the cursor to the place (8), press ↑ or ↓ to choose PR or PC. PR means to print and
PC means to connect to computer. Space shadow means not to transfer data out. There
are two ways to transfer data out. One way is to transfer out data while taking every
measuring. The other way is used as a data logger. That is after all measurements are
completed, print out the data you want.
Please note: In Setup and view screen, every change should be confirmed by pressing
ENTER. Press ESC back to main menu or press START to enter into working screen at
any mode. At working screen, you can quickly enter into Setup and view screen by
pressing and hold ENTER, and then press ESC.

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6.3 Measuring Procedure
After all selections are completed, press START, the LCD displays the selected material
and date for about 2 seconds. Then into working screen which has two screen versions A
and B. (Fig 10)
The screen A means to individually display Leeb hardness value
or its conversion value and the screen B means to display both Leeb hardness value and
its conversions simultaneously.


↓ NSV 0 X5
Working Screen A

NO LD HRC

_
↓ NSV 0 X5

Working Screen B
(Fig 10)
Take measuring with impact device:

Loading: Press down the loading tube to lock the


impact body inside the impact device.

Placing: Place and press the support ring beneath


impact device on the surface of measured work-
piece. The distance of two test points should be no
less than 3mm.

Starting: Press the button on top of the impact device


to release the locked impact body to complete the
measurement.

When one measurement is finished, the measured

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hardness value, total measuring times, number of impacts for average and testing
numbers will be shown on LCD.
While testing, the impact device, work-piece and body must be
stable.

6.4 Delete
While testing, if a value with significant error, press DEL to delete the data.

6.5 Printing
6.5.1 PT micro printer (optional)
Baud: 9600
6.5.2 Connect the instrument to a printer with a connection cable, at the same time,
connect the power adapter with 220V 50Hz power to the printer and a red/green lamp on
the printer will light up. Press SEL key to disable the green lamp to be ready for printing.
For further information, please read the instruction of printer.
6.5.3 Printing on line
At the Setup and view screen as Fig 9, move the cursor to the place 8, press ↑ or ↓ key to
select PR, then press ENTER to
confirm and then press START. After one test is completed, the value will be automatically
printed out.
6.5.4 Printing off line
After all testing finished, press ESC key and select Setup and View screen as fig 9, shift
the cursor to the place 8, press ↑ or ↓ key to select PR, if the printer is already connected
with instrument, press PRINT key to have the data printed out.
If you want to print stored data in memory, firstly recall the stored data on to Setup and
View screen, then press PR key to activate printing.
6.6 To end the testing by press ESC key.
7. Maintenance And Repair
Do your best to avoid shock, heavy dust, damp, strong magnetic field, and oil stain.

7.1 Maintenance Of The Impact Device


The devices do not require any particular care other than periodic cleaning of the impact
body and the guide tube after performing approximately 1000-2000 tests. During cleaning,
the following procedures need to be observed:
⎯ Unscrew support ring and remove impact body from guide tube.
⎯ Clean off any dirt and metallic dust from the impact body and the spherical test
tip.
⎯ Clean guide tube with the special brush provided.
⎯ Do not apply oil to any parts for the impact device.
7.2 Change Battery
You can change the battery at any time, if use AA alkaline battery, please take out of the
battery from battery house if no use for a long time.

7.3 Fault Diagnosis


If finding any abnormalities, please read our fault diagnosis first.
7.3.1 No digital readout-dead batteries/batteries improperly poled/no contact at
negative battery pole/no battery in holder/indicating device too cold (temp. <0 )/fuse
broken.
7.3.2 Digital display does not move-Poor cable contact or cable broken/the tested
material is extremely homogenous.

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7.3.3 No impact occurs-impact body is not or improperly located in the impact
device/impact body does not release or cannot be loaded.
7.3.4 Marked deviation of individual L-values or L-values constantly too low-
measuring area inadequately prepared/the tested material is extremely inhomogeneous or
porous/sample is insufficiently supported/sample exhibits large local hardness differences
e.g. at the transition seam to the base material/impact direction has been change between
the individual impacts.
7.3.5 L-values at the standard test block constantly too low-impact device
contaminated/spherical test tip cracked (e.g. due toimpact against tungsten
carbide)/support ring does not have rubber pad.
7.3.6 L-values at the standard test block constantly too high-spherical test tip
flattened (impact against tungsten carbide, wear)/standard test block damaged or full of
indentations.

8.Software For Hartip 3000 Operation Instruction


8.1 General
The Hartip 3000 software requires running in the condition lf Windows.
Before transmitting the data from Hartip 3000 to PC, you must install the software in the
PC with Hartip 3000 software disk. Using the software, you can store, print, change
conversion and
means, view graphs on bar and line, delete unworkable data
and so on.

8.2 Connection
Connect Hartip 3000 hardness tester to com1 serial port of PC (or com2 using standard
adapter 9 pin to 25 pin which can be ordered optionally) with connection cable.

8.3 Installation Of Software


8.3.1 Insert the disk to PC driver A (or B depands on the user’s system) and enter
into driver A (or B).
8.3.2 Double click the file “setup” and then follow the given instructions till
installation finished. A file “HARTIP” will be automatically created in the hard disk of PC.

8.4 Communication
8.4.1 Open the file “HARTIP”, a software title page will display. You can press any
key or click the button on the title page with mouse or wait for a few seconds to go into
indicates to wait for connecting on line.
8.4.2 Turn on the tester and go into the “SETUP/VIEW” screen. Move the shadow to
the place 8 as Fig 9, press ↑ or ↓ key to select PC until the words “Login please” on PC id
replaced by the words “On line”.

8.5 Data Transmitting


There are two ways to transmit the data from Hartip tester to PC. One is transmitting on
line when testing and the other is block transmitting after testing.
8.5.1 Transmitting on line when testing
After communicating, press key “START”. The parameters which are set on the Hartip
such as probe type, material selected and
impact direction will be transmitted to the software screen. Then take measurement, the
results will be displayed while testing.

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8.5.2 Transmitting data after testing
Firstly load the data from memory onto the screen of Hartip 3000. After communicating,
press key “PC” and all data selected will be loaded to the computer software page.

9. System Accessories
Support Rings for:

Impact Devices D/DC/D+15/C/E


Suitable for the following test
Part designation and dimensions:
surfaces
D6 Φ 19.5×5.5mm plane
cylindrical
R≥60mm hollow-cylindrical
spherical
hollow-spherical
D6a Φ 13.5×5.5mm plane
cylindrical
R≥30mm hollow -cylindrical
spherical
hollow-spherical
D6b/D+15 Φ 13.5×10.8×5.5mm plane
cylindrical
R≥30mm hollow-cylindrical
spherical
hollow-spherical
cylindrical
Z 10-15 20×20×7.5mm R 10mm-15mm
Z 14.5-30 20×20×6.5mm R 14.5mm-30mm
Z 25-50 20×20×6.5mm R 25mm-50mm

R<10mm not possible


R≥30mm D6/D6a

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hollow-cylindrical
HZ 11-13 20×18×5mm R 11mm-13mm
HZ 12.5-17 20×20×5mm R 12.5mm-17mm
HZ 16.5-30 20×20×5mm R 16.5mm-30mm
R<11mm not possible
R≥30mm D6a
spherical
K 10-15 Φ 20×7.7mm R 10mm-13mm
K 14.5-30 Φ 20×6.7mm R 14.5mm-30mm
R<10mm not possible
R≥30mm D6/D6a
hollow-spherical
HK 11-13 Φ 17×5mm R 11mm-13mm
HK 12.5-17 Φ 18×5mm R 12.5mm-17mm
HK 16.5-30 Φ 20×5mm R 16.5mm-30mm
R<11mm not possible
R≥30mm D6a
UN Φ 52×20×16mm

Impact Device G
Part designation and Suitable for the following test
dimensions: surfaces
G6 Φ 29.5×7mm plate
cylindrical
R≥100mm hollow-cylindrical
spherical
hollow-spherical
G6a Φ 19.5×7mm plate
cylindrical
R≥50mm hollow-cylindrical
spherical
hollow-spherical
<: less ≥: equal to or greater than…
than…

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