The Starr LHT Series hardness tester has been designed with ultimate portability in mind, whilst retaining important functions and features.

Features include automatic detection of test direction, switchable display, 500 record internal memory and one-touch printing to wireless printer (* complete kit only). The test data can be reviewed and transferred to your PC via the included USB cable for report writing and detailed assessment.

The hardness value is obtained using the LEEB method which measures the energy loss of a specified impact body after impacting on a test surface.  The results are directly convertible to common scales such as HRC, HRB, HB, HV.


* Standard kit does not include calibration reference test block or mini printer.

Please add these to your kit when proceeding to checkout at a special discounted "kit" price.



• Ultra compact size
• Fully integrated indenter
• Auto direction sensor
• USB charging and communication
• Wireless printing
 *optional mini printer required


There are different types of impact devices to cover a range of testing applications.  


For measuring the hardness of surface hardened, light weight or thin test samples with minimum 1mm thickness. The LHT-C employs a lighter weight impact device and lower impact test force than the D-type device. It is important to securely couple the test piece when testing to ensure there is no impact absorption from vibration which can produce low, inaccurate readings. 


The DC-type indenter stands only 80mm tall in total and can squeeze into all kinds of unusual spaces to test hardness. Examples include; inside bore of pipes, edges of i-beam steel girders, chassis rails and similar. Fitted with standard D-type indenter it has a wide measuring range suitable for testing most common metals. 


Is specific for use on very large, rough samples and unmachined surfaces such as ductile iron and other raw castings. Measurement range: 300 ~ 750 HLG (127 ~ 364 Brinell).

For information about these models please contact us.



TEST RANGE LEEB (HLD) 170 ~ 900 350 ~ 960 300 ~ 750 (HLG)
HRC (Rockwell C) 20 ~ 68 20.0 ~ 69.5 -
HRB (Rockwell B) 13 ~ 101 38.4 ~ 99.5 -
HB (Brinell) 19 ~ 655 80 ~ 683 90 ~ 646
HV (Vickers) 80 ~ 955 80 ~ 996 -
HSD (Shore D) 32 ~ 100 31.9 ~ 102 -
Accuracy ±4HL ±6HL
Test Direction All Directions (Automatic)
Communication USB with PC
Power Li-Ion Battery, Rechargeable
Dimensions (mm) 86x35x22 141x35x22 254x52x32
Weight (grams) 75 100 230



SKU LHT-Series

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other Test Equip users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review