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  • Brand: NewSonic

NewSonic SonoDur3 Mobile Hardness Tester (Instrument Only)

The SonoDur 3 is the latest generation of portable UCI Hardness Tester from NewSonic. Featuring the Android Operating System, the SonoDur 3 has data transfer...
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The SonoDur 3 is the latest generation of portable UCI Hardness Tester from NewSonic. Featuring the Android Operating System, the SonoDur 3 has data transfer and export functions via USB, WLAN or Bluetooth with virtually unlimited storage capacity of measurement data. 

Works with a Full Suite of Probes

The SonoDur 3 hardness tester works with both manual probes - standard, long, thin and specialized  (1N to 100N, 0.1 to 10 kgf) or motorized probes (1N to 8.6N, 0.1 to 0.9 kgf) to test the hardness of metals. The long, thin and special versions allow testing of difficult to reach areas. The SonoDur3 UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) probes work with a variety of different manufactured parts including serial parts after heat treatment, welds, coatings and in applications after surface processing.

Replaces MIC10/MIC20 & Conforms to ASTM/DIN

The SonoDur 3 (and SonoDur 2) replaces GE's MIC 10 and MIC 20 series UCI hardness testers. Using rapid hardness measurements via a Vickers diamond, the SonoDur 3 will help you assess whether or not your parts meet your hardness quality assurance standards. The unit meets ASTM A 1038 and DIN 50159-1 and 2 standards and can convert readings to ASTM E 140-13 and EN ISO 18265 material tables. The Vickers diamond testing pressure displays digitally and refreshes after each measurement.

Intuitive Menus/Touchscreen

The SonoDur3 features an intuitive touchscreen interface and enables reassessments for other hardness scales and adheres to applicable standards for the particular probe in use. The unit also features recognition and test controls with calibration, material reassessment table, time of probe penetration, operator name and tolerance thresholds.

Current Technology

The SonoDur3 is kept up-to-date with free updates made available from NewSonic. 

Wide Range of Applications

Wide-range testing ability: The SonoDur3 makes it possible to measure soft aluminum (20HB) to harder metals (approx. 1600HV) using a probe.


Measuring Specifications 
Measuring Principle UCI Method, corresponds to DIN 50159, ASTM A1038
Test Indenter Vickers diamond 136°
Test loads 
Newton scale (1 kgf = 9.81 N)
Motor probes: 1N (0.1 kgf), 3N (0.3kgf) and 8.6 N (0.9 kgf)
Handheld Probes: 10N (1 kgf), 49N (5kgf), 98N (10kgf)
(Other test loads on request)

Hardness scales and range
(according to relevant standards), in this
case table A1 respectively T1, T2 (low
alloy steel). Different measuring ranges
are valid for other materials. When
exceeding the limits the conversion range
will be extended. The calculated values
are highlighted in red besides the original
data in HV.

Conversions are acc. to latest ASTM E140-12bԐ1 (2013) und EN ISO 18265:2014.
Conversions into tensile strength: 98N (10kgf) test load only

Vickers HV10 - 1999 (9999)
BrinellHB76 - 618
RockwellHRB41 - 105 
RockwellHRC20.3 - 68
RockwellHRE 70 – 108.5
RockwellHRF82.6 – 115.1
RockwellHRA60.7 – 85.6
Rockwell (EN ISO 18265 only) HRD40.3 - 76.9
RockwellHR45N19.9 – 75.4
Knoop (ASTM E140 only)HK87 – 920
Shore (ASTM E140 only)HS34.2 – 97.3
Tensile strengthMPa255 - 2180
Measurement uncertainity *< 4 % (HV5, HV 10). For other test loads and ranges see table below.
Relative repeatability*< 5 % (HV5, HV 10). For other test loads and ranges see table below.
*exceeds DIN 50159, dependent on test load and range (see table below). Specifications are valid for 5
measurements using Vickers reference blocks and according to test conditions given in standard DIN 50159.
Hardness scale Measurement uncertainty [%]Relative repeatability [%]
<250 HV250 HV - 500 HV500 HV - 800 HV> 800HV<250 HV> 250 HV
HV 0.1567886
HV 0.3567886
HV 0.8445686
HV 1445686


Mechanical and Environmental (Instrument and probe)
Operating Time >10 hours in measurement operation (depending on system
performance, temperature and instrument settings), up to 8 hours
continuous operation, quick exchangeable battery pack (3.7V
3900mAh LiPolymer)
Operating Temperature Probe: 0°C to ~ +45°C
Instrument: -10° ~ +50°C // Charging +10°C ~ +40°C
Storage Temperature -20°C ~ +70°C
Humidity Max. 90%, non-condensing
DimensionsInstrument ca. 164x86x23 mm
Motor probe Ø38mm, L=190 mm
Handheld probe Ø25 mm, L=176 mm
(free length oscillation rod ca. 12.5 mm)
Handheld probe Ø25 mm, L=207 mm
(free length oscillation rod ca. 43 mm)
WeightInstrument ca. 320 gr (incl. battery pack)
Handheld probe ca. 280 gr
Motor probe ca. 370 gr


Processor and memory ARM® Cortex™-A53 Octa Core 1.3 GHz / System 2GB RAM /
storage memory 16 Gb eMMC / Micro SD card 4 GB (up to 32 GB)
Operating system Android 5.1 (Android 7.0)
Keypad4 function keys, system touch keyboard
PowerMain battery: 3,7V / 3900mAh, LiPo hard pack, quick exchange
Charging time: <3h to 80% capacity (Instrument off)
Shelf Hours: Up to 6 month
AC Power supply/charger: 90V to 264VAC 50/60Hz to 5VDC
Display5" sunlight readable multi touch display (1280x720 pixel), LEDbacklight (500 Cd/m2), adjustable
InterfacesRound power jack 5VDC operating / charging
Docking connector (charging)
USB 2.0 Micro USB (PC) / probe connector Lemo 4 pos.
Micro SD-card 4 GB (up to 32 GB)
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 (supports BLE mode)
2x SIM card
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (b2/b3/b5/b8)
Speaker, microphone
Sensors / Camera / LEDLight sensor, G-sensor, proximity sensor, rear camera 8 megapixel, multicolor status LED
IP-ProofIP65 according IEC 60529 Edition 2.1:2001-02
Drop testMIL-STD-810G Methode 516.6, 4 ft.
Shock TestMIL-STD-810G Methode 516.6 Prozedur I
Vibration TestMIL-STD-810G Methode 514.6 Prozedur I
Instrument LanguageD, EN, IT, FR, SP, PL, CZ, CN - more on request


Base Package Includes

  • SonoDur3, Hardness Tester with Data Logger and Data Export, Data Transfer to PC (USB, WLAN or Bluetooth)
  • SONO3-NG, Power Source incl. Cable, coutry specific line adapter
  • SONO2-NG/USB USB-Cable for Power Supply SONO-NG loading and data transfer SonoDur2/SonoDur3
  • SONO2-HM, ca. 1,5 m Probe Connection Cable
  • SONO3-TK-1, Transportation Case
  • SONO-CD, Product-USB-Stick incl. Operating Manual
  • SONO3-Protect, Protection Foil for Touchscreen