DeFelsko® PosiTector® BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor


The PosiTector BHI – DeFelsko’s solution for measuring hardness on hard plastics and soft metals, such as aluminum, copper, brass, and more.

  • Familiar.  The BHI probe is interchangeable and compatible with the tried-and-true PosiTector instrument platform.  It is available as a package with either the Standard or the Advanced Gage/Body, or as a probe-only.
  • Specialized.  Compares to the 934-1 Barcol Hardness Tester.
  • Capable.  Numerous advantages over conventional analog instruments (as well as competitive digital instruments) including:
    • Memory.  Enhances convenience and reliability of reporting by saving readings for archiving or reporting.
    • Reporting options.  The PosiTector BHI includes the PosiSoft suite of software for viewing and reporting.
    • Test Time.  To improve accuracy when testing some materials that continue to deform during the test, the PosiTector Barcol Hardness Impressor offers on-board elapsed time setting capability.

Note:  The PosiTector BHI is factory calibrated. A glass zero-plate is included in the BHI package for use when replacing the indentor, compensating for wear, etc.  A full listing of items included in the probe kit is shown on the brochure under the documents tab.

DeFelsko® PosiTector® BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor


Web price i
Please sign in to your account to see your pricing, which may be different from the price displayed.

$920.00 - $1,695.00

Ship to 20149



The DeFelsko® PosiTector® BHI Barcol Hardness Impressor represents the forefront of material hardness testing technology, specifically engineered for professionals who demand accuracy, reliability, and versatility in their instruments. This handheld device is perfectly suited for assessing the hardness of a variety of materials, including soft metals such as aluminum and its alloys, as well as copper, brass, harder plastics, and fiber-reinforced plastics.

Equipped with an intuitive 2.8″ impact-resistant color touchscreen, the PosiTector® BHI offers unparalleled ease of use, allowing for quick menu navigation and efficient operation. The device’s robust, weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant design ensures it can withstand the rigors of use in any environment, from laboratory settings to field applications.

Connectivity options such as USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth provide seamless integration with PosiSoft PC, Mac, and smartphone software, enabling users to easily manage, analyze, and report data. The PosiTector® BHI’s compatibility with the PosiTector interchangeable platform further enhances its utility, allowing it to function as part of a comprehensive testing system capable of performing a wide range of measurements.

Tthe PosiTector® BHI not only meets but exceeds industry standards, including ASTM B648/D2583, DIN EN 59, and AS/NZS 3572.22, ensuring that users can confidently rely on its measurements. The device also features a user-adjustable measurement time with on-screen countdown, a Hi-RES mode for increased displayed resolution, and includes both hard and soft aluminum alloy test disks and a leveling plate for verifying operation.