LHT-160 portable LEEB Hardness Tester from Starr Instruments is suitable for testing Steel and cast steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, gray cast iron, nodular cast iron, cast aluminium alloy, copper zinc alloy (brass), copper alloy (bronze), tin, pure copper, forging steel etc.

It has a large, colour display for easy reading with dual display of the current hardness value and conversion to another hardness scale.

The built-in printer allows quick output of test data so that it can be attached to each job batch. The LHT-160 also has internal memory for saving test set data with software included for reporting.

The LHT-160 can accept all kinds of LEEB impact device. It is supplied as standard with D-type impact device for all general hardness testing.

You can add other types to extend the testing capabilities as required at additional cost.


Type C for surface hardened materials and thin, lightweight sample pieces

Type DC for measurements with low height space

Type DL for stepped, recessed parts such as gear teeth and o-ring grooves

Type G for big, rough raw castings of iron, steel and aluminium that have no surface preparation



  • Large, colour display
  • Built in printer
  • Internal memory 600 results
  • Test set result summary (incl min/max/avg)
  • Material selection
  • Hardness scale selection and conversion (HRC, HRB, HRA, HB, HV, HS)


Standard "Basic" kit includes:

  • Tester 
  • Impact device
  • Charger
  • Software
  • Data cable
  • Indenter cleaning brush
  • Small tip for indenter
  • Spare printer paper roll.
  • Aluminium hard case


The "Complete" kit comes with everything in the standard kit as well as: 

  • Standard calibration reference test block 




HL Display Range 170 ~ 960 HLD (HRC 18~69)
Repeatability ±6 HLD
Test Direction All (selectable)
Impact Device D, DC, DL, C, G
Display Colour LCD
Printer Thermal built-in
Weight 550 grams
Communication USB 2.0
Calibration Certificate Factory supplied



Impact Device D/DC/DL C G
Impact Energy 11mJ 2.7mJ 90mJ
Mass of Impact body 5.5g/5.5g/7.2g 3.0g 20g
Hardness of spherical test tip 1600HV
Material of spherical test tip Tungsten Carbide
Diameter of impact device 20/20/6mm 20mm 30mm
Length of impact device 147/86/202mm 141mm 255mm
Weight of impact device 75/50/60g 75g 250g
Surface Roughness of workpiece ≤1.6µm ≤0.4µm ≤6.3µm
Min weight of workpiece (direct) >5Kg >1.5Kg >15Kg
Min weight of workpiece (supported*) 2 ~ 5Kg 0.5 ~ 1.5Kg 5 ~ 15Kg
Min weight of workpiece (coupled**) 0.05Kg ~ 2 0.02 ~ 0.5Kg 0.5 ~ 5Kg
Min thickness of workpiece (coupled) 5mm 1mm 10mm
Min thickness of hardened layer 0.8mm 0.2mm 1.2mm


Width: 85mm

Height: 210mm

Depth: 45mm

Weight: 600 grams

Model # kh530

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