Digital handheld hardness tester for the measuring of Shore hardness, with illuminated display and integrated compression sleeve for vertical support and standard contact pressure.

Measuring method

  • Shore A
  • Shore A0
  • Shore D
  • Shore 0
  • Shore 00
  • Shore 000
  • Shore 000S
  • Shore E
  • Shore B
  • Shore C
  • Shore D0
  • Asker C
  • Asker CS
  • Asker F


  • ASTM D2240
  • DIN ISO 48-4
  • DIN EN ISO 868
  • JIS K 7312

Sample geometry

Plate-shaped samples with at least 6 mm thickness
Cylindrical samples


0.1 Shore

Areas of application

The hardness tester is used for testing the hardness of composite materials, cellular plastics, elastomers and plastics. For a reliable hardness testing, according to the standard, a smooth and even sample with a diameter of >= 35 mm and a material thickness of >=6 mm is required.

Technical Specifications

Power supply: Lithium-Ionen Akku
Operating period: up to 30 hours
Protection type: IP 50
Measurements: 153 x 67 x 43 mm
Weight: 0,3 kg


RS-232 cable with USB connection for data transfer and charging


NMI – NMI (National Metrological Institute)

Metrological traceability (VIM 2.41):Property of a measurement result, whereby the result can be traced back to a reference, through a documented, uninterrupted chain of calibrations, each of which contributing to the measurement uncertainty.

Calibration reminder

In accordance with the calibration rhythm you have set, you will receive an automatic reminder that your hardness tester has to be calibrated soon, as a special service from our company. With the purchase of a new device, this reminder is initially sent annually, but it can be set at a specific interval you desire. You will usually receive the reminder approximately one month before the due date.

When it comes to determining the calibration rhythm, an optimum should be found between the calibration costs and the error costs.


We are happy to answer any questions you might have about hardness testing!

Telephone +49 7305 9642-46
Fax +49 7305 9642-22
Email service@bareiss.de

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 07.00 a.m. - 16.00 p.m.
Friday: 07.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

„Our handheld hardness tester HPE III Basic can be used for simple, manual measurements of Shore hardness, on flexible cellular plastics, polymers and composite materials. Thanks to its smart functions, the device prevents operating errors, and it is simple to use. “


„Für weitere Informationen nutzen Sie unseren Download-Service.“

DatasheetAreas of application

Factory Tour

„Take a look at our production facility in Oberdischingen and discover the precision with which we manufacture our hardness testers.“


Angebot anfordern

„Sie interessieren sich für dieses Gerät oder haben Fragen? Kein Problem, wir melden uns schnellstmöglich bei Ihnen zurück.“

Device: HPE III Basic

    Never miss out again! With the Bareiss newsletter, you will receive the latest information on a regular basis. Sign up now for free with your email.