Portable Metal Hardness Test – Equotip Piccolo 2
Portable Metal Hardness Test – Equotip Piccolo 2

The revolutionary portable metal hardness test of the Equotip Piccolo 2 convinces with precise measurements on most metals. It offers the same features as the Equotip Bambino 2 but also allows user defined hardness conversions, free Piccolink software for systematic real time monitoring of hardness, automated portable metal hardness test during serial production and full remote control of the Equotip Piccolo 2 settings. With this instrument for the portable metal hardness test customers can enjoy full bi-directional communication via USB interface and free online firmware updates. 

The DL Accessory Kit is used to extend the range of applications. It allows the portable metal hardness test in confined spaces and recessed surfaces through a long, slim testing nozzle.

  • Scratch proofed metal housing - rugged and durable, very portable at just 147.5 x 44 x 20 mm in size
  • The large LCD display and 3-button keypad provide easy readings and simple control
  • Rapid test mechanism and automatic correction for impact direction
  • Wide measurement range on common hardness scales (HV, HB, HRC, HRB, HS, Rm)
  • Users may apply custom conversions for uncommon alloys
  • Internal data storage of 2'000 readings includes important information like day, time, and measurement statistics
  • Intelligent on/standby modes for optimum battery performance
  • USB enables PC interface and free updates via internet.

Product Variation
  • Proceq offers a wide selection of support rings to permit the portable metal hardness test on a great variety of part geometries.
  • For the portable metal hardness test, Proceq also offers a version of the Equotip Piccolo 2 with fewer features, the Equotip Bambino 2.

  • ASTM A 956
  • ASTM E 140
  • ASTM A 370
  • ISO 16859
  • DIN 50156
  • GB/T 17394
  • JB/T 9378
  • ASME CRTD-91
  • DGZfP Guideline MC 1
  • VDI / VDE Guideline 2616 Paper 1
  • Nordtest Technical Reports 424-1, 424-2, 424-3
Technical Data
Testing methodLeeb rebound
Impact energy11 Nmm (Equotip D probe)
Spherical test tipTungsten carbide, 3 mm diameter
Minimum radius of surface curvature10 mm
Testing range150 - 950 HL
Resolution1 HL; 1 HV; 1 HB; 0.1 HRC; 0.1 HRB; 0.1 HS; 1 MPa (1 N/mm²)
Accuracy± 4 HL (0.5% at 800 HL)
Dimensions147.5 x 44 x 20 mm (5.71 x 1.75 x 0.79 in.)
Weight110 g
Housing materialscratch proofed anodized aluminum
Displaylarge, high contrast LCD
Internal data storage~ 2’000 readings (non-volatile memory)
CommunicationUSB, bidirectional, incl. remote control and operator lock through Piccolink software
PC applicationPiccolink software included
BatteryLi ion, charges through device USB port, over ~ 20,000 impacts on a full charge, intelligent wake-up/sleep mode
Operating temperature-10 to +60 °C (14 to 140 °F)
Humidity90% max.


  • Standard 2-year limited warranty on electronic parts
  • Optional extended warranty periods up to 3 additional years

Please feel free to contact us for more information on the Equotip Piccolo 2 for portable metal hardness test.