Proceq Piccolo 2 Hardness Tester (PICCOLO-2)

    Proceq Piccolo 2 Hardness Tester
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    The Equotip Piccolo 2 is a lightweight, easy-to-use Leeb hardness tester designed for metal hardness testing on a broad range of part shapes. Made with high-end electronics, the unit works a test cycle in one motion using a patented impact device. Compact and ideal for on-site hardness testing. Optional DL probe works with the unit for confined spaces and recessed surfaces.


    Proceq Piccolo 2 

    The Equotip Piccolo 2 enables measurements to be rapidly taken and displayed in any chosen hardness scale: HL (Leeb), HRC (Rockwell C), HB (Brinell), or HV (Vickers).

    Real-time monitoring and features user specific conversions. Data transfer connection with the PC can be established quickly and efficiently.


    • Entry model for quick on-site tests.
    • Compact housing and automatic angle correction which allows for use in a variety of settings.
    • Highly accurate and reliable.

    The Equotip Piccolo 2 offers the following features in addition to the Bambino 2:

    • User defined hardness conversions
    • Piccolink software for:
    • Systematic real-time monitoring of hardness
    • Automated testing during serial production
    • Evaluation and processing of measured data
    • Remote control of Piccolo 2 settings


    Standard to large objects


    Round objects

    In combination with support rings

    Light objects (<2kg)


    Very hard objects


    Cast objects


    Polished objects


    Limited accessibility

    With impact device Leeb DL

    Thin objects


    Heat treated surfaces


    Additional Applications:

    Fire damage assessment
    Machined steel parts
    Case hardened components
    Building industry
    Archeological inspection
    Thermal cutting
    Ancient Unesco Mogao caves in China




    Proceq Piccolo 2 Specifications

    Native Scale


    Measuring Range

    150 - 950 HL

    Measuring Accuracy

    ± 4 HL (0.5% at 800 HL)

    Available Scales

    HB, HV, HRB, HRC, HS, MPA (Equotip Piccolo 2 only)

    Available Probes

    Leeb D / DL

    Average Roughness Ra (µm / µinch)

    2 / 80

    Minimum Mass (kg / lbs)

    0.05 / 0.2

    Minimum Thickness (mm / inch)

    3 / 0.12



    With Impact device D

    With Impact device DL

    Measuring Range

    150-950 HLD

     250-970 HLDL

    Instrument dimensions

    147.5 x 44 x 20 mm (5.71 x 1.75 x 0.79 inches)

     203 x 44 x 20 mm (7.99 x 1.75 x 0.79 inches)

    Instrument weight

    142 g (5 ounces)

     152 g (5.4 ounces)


    General Specifications
    (applicable to both Equotip Piccolo 2 and Equotip Bambino 2)


    80-955 HV, 81-678 HB, 20-70 HRC, 38-102 HRB, 30-100 HS
    (Equotip Piccolo 2 only: 274-2193 N/mm2)


    1 HLD / HLDL, 1 HV, 1 HB; 0.1 HRC, 0.1 HRB, 0.1 HS (Equotip Piccolo 2 only: 1 N/mm2 Rm)

    Measuring accuracy

    ± 4 HLD / HLDL (0.5% at 800 HLD / HLDL)

    Maximum test hardness

    890 HLD (955 HV, 68 HRC)

    Impact direction / energy

    Automatic compensation / 11 Nmm

    Ball indenter

    Tungsten carbide (approx. 1’500 HV), 3 mm (0.12 inches) diameter


    Scratch-proof, hard-coated zinc alloy


    Rechargeable Li ion, operation period over 20’000 impacts, charging current 100 mA

    Integrated memory

    Non-volatile, RAM 32 kBytes, ~ 2’000 measured values (Equotip Piccolo 2 only)

    Operating conditions

    Temperature: -10 to +60 °C (14 to 140 °F), Humidity: 90% max.

    IP classification


    Bambino Standards & Guidelines


    ASTM A 956
    ASTM E 140
    ASTM A 370
    ISO 16859
    DIN 50156
    GB/T 17394
    JB/T 9378


    ASME CRTD-91
    DGZfP Guideline MC 1
    VDI / VDE Guideline 2616 Paper 1
    Nordtest Technical Reports 424-1, 424-2, 424-3



    Package Includes

    • Equotip Piccolo 2 device with impact body D
    • Small (D6a) and Large (D6) Support Rings
    • Cleaning Brush
    • USB Charger and Cable
    • Carrying Case
    • Proceq Neck / Wrist Strap (lanyard)
    • Equotip CD with Software and Product Documentation
    • Operating Instructions
    • Product Certificate

     For Unit D with Test Block, Includes: 

    • Equotip test block D/DC, Proceq calibrated (~775HLD/~630HV/~56HRC) with Certificate

    For Optional DL Accessory Kit:

    • Equotip impact body DL
    • Equotip support ring DL
    • Plexiglass sleeve for Equotip impact device DL


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