Take the tester to the job. TH-170 TIME5100 series portable hardness testers are ideal for use in applications where bench mounted hardness testers can't be used.  The TH-170 is powered by AAA batteries and has onboard memory making it ideal for use in the field or on the factory floor.

Using rebound technology, results are measured in the LEEB Scale (HL) which can then be converted and displayed directly in common scales: Rockwell C, Rockwell B, Brinell, Vickers & MpA. Metals that can be tested include Steel, Stainless steel, Aluminium, copper and other variations.


TH-170 (TIME5100) - Standard unit for general testing

The TH-170 uses a D type impact device for general purpose testing of metal samples greater than 5mm thickness.  

TH-172 (TIME5102) - Thin material

Featuring a C-type impact device and a lighter impact force the TH-172 can test surface hardened components, coatings and thin walled components from 1mm thickness, provided they are coupled.  Samples that are not coupled can lose rebound energy through vibration which can result in a false, low hardness reading.  

TH-174 (TIME5104) - Needle Point for hard to reach Testing

To test in hard to reach locations we recommend the TH-174.  The needle point indenter is ideal for accessing deep recessed and other narrow shaped surfaces such as teeth on gears, o-ring grooves or any notched or stepped parts.


Basic Kit Supply:

  • Portable Hardness tester
  • Aluminium hard shell, padded carry case
  • Data Cable
  • Driver CD-ROM
  • Cleaning Brush
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • Factory Calibration Certificate

Complete Kit Supply:

  • All items in the Basic Kit plus:
  • LEEB Reference Test Block for self calibration of the Hardness Tester
  • Dataview Windows-based software for detailed results analysis and reporting
MODEL TH-170 (TIME5100) TH-172 (TIME5102) TH-174 (TIME5104)
Impact Device D integrated C integrated DL integrated
Hardness Scales HLD, HB, HRC, HRB, HV, HS  HLC, HB, HRC, HRB, HV, HS  HLDL, HB, HRC, HRB, HV, HS 
Accuracy ±6 HLD ±12 HLC ±12 HLDL
Surface of Workpiece 1.6µm (Ra) 0.4µm (Ra) 1.6µm (Ra)
Max Hardness 900 HLD 960 HLC 950 HLDL
Min Thickness coupled 5mm 1mm 5mm
Min Weight supported 2 ~ 5Kg 0.5 ~ 1.5Kg 2 ~ 5Kg
Min Weight coupled 0.05 ~ 2Kg 0.02 ~ 0.05Kg 0.05 ~ 2Kg
Memory Storage 270 average readings in 9 group files
Power 2 x AAA batteries
Dimensions 155x55x25mm 160x60x25mm 215x60x25mm
Weight 166g 180g 180g


Model # TIME5100
Brand Time

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