This unit is surprisingly accurate for a rebound tester. I have used an older, less sophisticated version (not necessarily a LEEB devise) in the past and found their readings to spotty at best. But, this unit is very close, and with the averaging function, you can be pretty confident. It's onboard file-memory function is also nice to have and printouts are handy too. The manual is not quite as comprehensive as one might wish, and leaves a few unanswered questions. It's only physical drawback so far, is that the connector leaves just enough room for error when plugging in the cable, that you can easily bend over the small male connection pins in the unit. Just be careful making up the connection.
We purchased this hardness tester for checking larger parts that would not fit on our standard Rockwell testers. It has performed well for the applications that we needed. It was shipped in a timely manner and is cost effective for the process. It will also work when we need to visit customers that want parts referenced without tearing down the equipment. The unit is easy to use and understand.
I have been very pleased with the THX281 portable hardness tester. The ability to calibrate the unit is a huge advantage over the older EquoTip tester I have been using since 2001. (My order number 1108)
I have been using a portable hardness tester for the past 10 years, my old unit finally broke and required a replacement, this new product is an excellent replacement, used the unit in Northern Labrador a couple of weeks ago for an FOPS repair, it was extremely easy to use and preformed the task very well.
Great tester very accurate results. Take heed to the fact this is not for small parts or parts with thin cross section. If it weighs 10 plus pounds you will get accurate results! We had to get a Wilson type tester to do our smaller tooling parts.
As an engineer tasked with designing and qualifying oil and gas equipment, quality is paramount. This unit is great for providing and accurate gut check on components. It is fast, accurate and great for checking parts remotely. I would highly recommend it.
We are completely satisfied with the products that Cimetrix provided us with. They were very knowledgeable and responded to any question we had in a very timely manner. Overall they are a five star company and we will order from them again if we have any more needs for products they offer.
A great, affordable, compact unit. So simple to use. The API has changed some requirements that caused me to find this product. It was affordable and fits in my travel kit. Will be a great asset to my business.
Great Service!! Bede took time to answer all our questions before purchase and the product works great in our Qualitip hardness reader. The price can't be beat either, the original vendor who we purchased this reader from was going to charge over $500 for the same part. This was the best purchase we have made in a while!