Reed R9030-NIST Pen-Style Hardness Tester




Reed R9030-NIST Pen-Style Hardness Tester

Reed R9030-NIST Datasheet (PDF)

Displays measurements in Rockwell (HRC, HRB, HRA), Brinell (HB), Leeb (HL), Vickers (HV) and Shore (HS) hardness values.


R9030-NIST Offers

This rebound hardness tester features a universal D impact device and is capable of displaying measurements in 7 hardness scales. The R9030 features a rechargeable battery, internal memory to store up to 350 measurements and software to further analyse saved data.


  • Measures a wide range of materials including; cast steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, copper and cast irons.
  • Measures 7 types of hardness scales; Rockwell (HRC, HRB, HRA), Brinell (HB), Leeb (HL), Vickers (HV) and Shore (HS)
  • Compact pen style design
  • Bright OLED display
  • Real-time clock and internal memory stores up to 350 measurements
  • USB connectivity and software allows for further measurement analysis
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
  • Low battery indicator


REED R9030 Specifications

Hardness Scales Rockwell (HRA, HRB, HRC)
Brinell (HB)
Leeb (HLD)
Vickers (HV)
Shore (HS)
Measuring Ranges HRA:  59 to 85
HRB: 13 to 100
HRC: 20 to 68
HB:  19 to 651
HLD: 170 to 960
HV:  80 to 967
HS:  30 to 100
Measuring Direction 360°
Sampling Time Less than 1 sec (when triggered)
Display Dot Matrix OLED
Battery Life Approx. 40 hours
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Power Supply Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Charge Time Approx. 2 hours
Internal Memory Yes (up to 350 readings)
PC Connectivity USB Cable
Software Yes (Included)
Software OS Compatibility Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Product Certifications CE
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Operating Humidity Range 0 to 90%
Dimensions 5.7 x 1.3 x 1″ (146 x 32 x 26 mm)
Weight 5.6oz (160g)


What’s included with the REED R9030-NIST

  • Hardness Tester
  • D Impact Device
  • Leeb Test Block
  • Small Supporting Ring
  • Nylon Brush
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Calibration Certificate


Ideal Applications for the REED R9030

  • Ideal for hardness testing of large and heavy objects
  • In production lines of mass produced components
  • Materials identification in stores and warehouses
  • In locations with difficult access, or in confined spaces

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 14 in

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