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UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2

NOVOTEST T-U2 is the best price hardness tester in the world that works on UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) technology.

Unlike the Leeb hardness tester, such as the Leeb Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-D2 and the Leeb Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-D3, UCI hardness tester can also be used with small or thin-walled products, as well as parts of complex shape or with areas that need to be tested in hard-to-reach places.

The device with wide functionality and high reliability is UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2. This is a device that has been manufactured by our company for more than 10 years, and has established itself as the most optimal option in the world market for the combination of price – quality.



Innovation! NOVOTEST Lab is your real laboratory in your pocket! Optionally with T-U2 (Lab) model only!

Do hardness measurements, calibrate the device, set up a convenient display of values, save the results of hardness measurements, synchronize the archive with your other devices and a PC, transfer measurement results to your colleagues – all this is available with your smartphone thanks to the special NOVOTEST app for Android.

Hardness testers have never had such opportunities! Using a Bluetooth connection, your smartphone connects to the hardness tester and you have a completely new device – a new generation hardness tester! The intuitive interface, ample opportunities for documenting results, Internet access, touch screen, camera, microphone and GPS receiver of a smartphone turn your hardness tester into something completely unique and previously inaccessible.

With NOVOTEST Lab App you are able:

– setting and calibration of the hardness tester;

– display of measurement results in real time in numerical form with the construction of a graph, histogram or statistics;

– take a picture of the test object with the puting of hardness marks;

creation of a video of the controlled product;

– recording audio notes fro the tested object;

– automatic saving of measurement geolocation on Google maps;

– displaying a Google map with markers of places of measurements made on it and the ability to view these measurements;

– displaying the calendar of measurements (presentation of the archive in the form of measurements grouped by date);

– formation of the final comprehensive report on the measurement;

– sending a finished report to e-mail, messenger (or in any convenient way) directly from the application;

– flexible structure of the archive of measurements – completely similar to the usual explorer, with the ability to create folders and files with any names;

– synchronization with PC and other smartphones;

– cloud service for storing the archive of measurements;

– automatic and manual synchronization of cloud measurement archives between devices;

– launching the Google navigation mode, building a route and accompanying to the point at which the measurements were made

– the ability to store archives of other devices with Bluetooth in one application.


The main advantages of the UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 are:


The UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 can be used for samples from 1 mm, and even less with special tool for thin sheets.

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Using this device, the operator can, without additional fixation and accessories, carry out hardness testing of products weighing just 100g or even less.


The UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 main purposes are products of complex shape (gear teeth, bearings etc.) and hard-to-reach places that need to be tested (grooves, radius surfaces, welds and heat affected zones etc.)

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The imprint after measuring with UCI hardnes tester is very small, the method is considered the most non-destructive of the known implemented in portable hardness testers. Also, the shallow penetration of the indenter makes it possible to measure the hardness of hardened layers, such as nitriding, cementation, etc.


The UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 can be equipped with probes with different loads according to customer choice. Descriptions of possible options are presented in the table below:

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The UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 probe has a nozzle that helps the user to maintain the perpendicularity of the indenter penetration into flat surfaces, which significantly reduces the possibility of operator error. Also, using a special washer, the UCI probe can be installed on radial surfaces, or it can be used without a nozzle at all to measure the hardness of small parts and grooves.


The UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 comes with a shockproof silicone case that prevents the device from malfunctioning when dropped from a height of up to several meters, which makes the device reliable and durable.

UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 also comes with special software for operate with the device archive and subsequent data transfer for processing in convenient formats.

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  • Possibility of measuring the hardness value of products with any weights and thickness from 1 mm (small items, thin-walled structures, pipes, tanks, steel sheets, the products of complex shape, hardness control of metal coatings, etc.) and from 100g.
  • Small imprint on the surface of the tested product (user can test mirror surfaces, necks shafts, knives, gear teeth, etc.)
  • Hardness testing the hardening layer of the surface
  • Wide range of hardness measuring
  • Usability of measuring
  • Minimum number of controls
  • Extended temperature range (frost protected, operating temperature up to -20 °C)
  • Device has internal memory and allows user to connect with PC
  • Intuitive menu
UCI probe types
  • 1kgf (10N) 2.2 lbf
  • 5kgf (50N) 11lbf
  • 10kgf (98N) 22lbf
  • Diamond indenter (UCI)
Measurement hardness range:

  • Rockwell, HRC
  • Brinell, HB
  • Vickers, HV
  • Tensile strength, MPa
  • User calibrations
  • Factory calibrations:

    – HRC: 20~70

    – HB: 90~650

    – HV: 100~750

    – Tensile strength MPa: 370~1740

  • User calibrations for any scale and range (for example: 1-2000HV)
Hardness scale
  • UCI probe: HRC, HB, HV, MPa
Measurement accuracy
  • HRC: 2HRC
  • HB: 10HB
  • HV: 15HV
  • UCI probe – pre-calibrated for steel.
  • Additional custom scales and materials for calibration.
Measuring direction Any direction 360°
  • ASTM A1038
  • ASTM E140
  • ISO 18265
  • DIN50159
  • GB/T 34205
PC cable connection
Wireless connection with Android gadgets via NOVOTEST Lab App
  • T-U2 – No
  • T-U2 (Lab) – Yes
Storage capacity of measurement results
  • T-U2 – 256
  • T-U2 (Lab) – 256 in the device + in NOVOTEST Lab App limited only by the memory of the Android gadgets
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Russian

*additional languages available by request

Dimensions, mm 122*65*23
Operating temperature range, ° C -20 to +40
Power 2pcs AA batteries
Bateries life, hours, not less 20
Weight of electronic unit with batteries, no more, kg 0.2
Package gross weight, kg 2
  • Additional UCI probes
  • Also, after the purchase user can order the additional Leeb probe (D, DC, DL, C, D+15, E, G), with activation code and will get combined hardness tester with two probes (UCI+Leeb)
  • Stand for thin sheets
  • Hardness test blocks
  • Portable grinding machine


  • Hardness tester
  • UCI probe (10N, 50N or 98N for choice)
  • 2pcs AA batteries
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Operating manual
  • Software for PC
  • Case
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Combined Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2. Video review 


UCI Hardness Tester NOVOTEST T-U2 (T-UD2). UCI probe application 


Calibration UCI probe of Combined Hardness Tester T-U2 (T-UD2)