Proceq, founded 60 years ago, manufactures high-quality portable testing instruments for the non-destructive testing of material properties of metal, concrete, rock, paper and composites. Proceq designs and manufactures its products in Switzerland and with its in-house Research and Development team continues to bring products to the market that set new standards for the industry. The Swiss company with subsidiaries in North and South America, United Kingdom, Russia, the Middle East, China and Singapore provides its international customers with excellent local support. Proceq is part of Tectus Group.

The Equotip 550 is the most versatile all-in-one solution for portable hardness testing. The electronically adjustable test load between HV1 and HV5 (~10 N and ~50 N) makes the Equotip 550 UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) the perfect measuring device for fine-grained material with any shape or for heat-treated surfaces.

The Equotip Touchscreen unit offers an elaborated interface designed by industry experts for increased efficiency and exceptional user experience. The enhanced software provides special UCI profile views, one-step calibration procedure, personalization options and custom report functions.

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Key Features

  • Adjustable test load: With this unique and patented feature a wide range of applications can be covered offering test loads ranging from HV1 to HV5, eliminating the need to purchase more than one UCI probe
  • One-step calibration allows fast adaption to the material to be tested
  • Special views as the profile view and unique industry settings allow a very smooth workflow
  • Quick and reliable measurements supported by the user guidance
  • Increased accuracy through conversion curve options: Select from preloaded established conversions. Create, edit and verify material conversion curves directly on the instrument (one-point, two-point shift or polynomial). PC software allows to share conversions with customers, suppliers and associated companies.
  • Time saving through customized reports: The Equotip 550 allows to easily create pdf reports on-site directly on the instrument and export to a USB stick. The reports can be fully configured and enhanced with customer specific information and company logo.
  • Reduce incorrect measurements with interactive guides: Intelligent on-screen notifications to obtain the most relevant settings for any application and to recognize and prevent faulty usage.
  • Traceable precision by verification management: Step by step verification wizard in line with applicable standards helps to regularly check the proper functioning of the instrument over time.
  • Reduced costs due to a future proof all-in-one solution: The high versatile Equotip 550 gives the possibility to apply three measuring principles and to connect nine different probes to only one device. There is no need to buy several instruments from now on.
  • Best-in-class reliability arising from 40 years of experience: Equotip solutions are recognised worldwide for providing best-in-class durability, high long-term accuracy and premium service.
  • Enlarged application range by combining methods: The step by step combined method wizard allows automatic on-site correlation of two different measuring principles to reduce dependencies on material and geometries.
  • Optimized production process with automation package: Comprehensive software tools and libraries help to easily include the Equotip 550 into existing production chains. Feed the measurement results directly into data management systems.
  • Housing specially designed to be used on-site in harsh environments (IP 54), including carrying strap, integrated stand and sunshield cover
  • High resolution color display
  • Battery lifetime of > 8h
  • 8 GB Flash memory
  • Dual core processor supporting diverse communication and peripheral interfaces: Probe Connector, USB Host, USB Device and Ethernet
  • Future proof investment through direct compatibility with upcoming developments