The demand for portable hardness testing instruments has seen a sharp increase, with a rapid shift from testing tasks being undertaken by stationary machines in a laboratory, to the development and application of mobile instruments that allow for on-site measurements during the production process.
In response to a growing need to test products too large for conventional Rockwell, Brinell or Vickers hardness testing methods, quality and manufacturing professionals are increasingly making use of portable hardness testers. Large parts, or those with surfaces that are difficult to access, are particularly suited to the use of portable hardness testing instruments. For production testing, the ability to test complex shapes and access difficult test areas allows portable testers to complement stationary testers.
The new Swiss-made Proceq Live devices are compatible with and connect wirelessly to any iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using Bluetooth. Digital reporting, data sharing and back-up are possible with the Equotip application (app), all while using highly secure cloud services.
The unique Proceq Live Logbook feature records key parameters associated with every test including settings, time stamps, photos, site notes and geolocation. Reports can be sent directly from the device on-site or from the office, and all measurements are accessible through the Proceq Live web platform - live.proceq.com, from anywhere in the world.
Features of the Equotip app and Proceq Live cloud include:
- Clean user interface and logbook for full data traceability
- Continuous online back-up to prevent data loss
- Secure web platform on live.proceq.com
- Centralised report template and profilemanagement
- Available on Apple Watch
As a leading manufacturer of high quality portable testing solutions for a wide variety of industries, Proceq continues to create Swiss-manufactured products which feature the latest technology and set new industry standards.