HP Series

The Birth of HP - Bareiss has built the evergreen of hardness testers in a nearly unchanged design since 1954. The HP is still as modern and precise as it was 50 years ago. Having sold more than 100,000 units all around the world, it is the most frequently used manual hardness tester. The entire chassis of HP is made of aluminum which provides light weight and durability. Every unit of HP is carefully assembled and calibrated by Bareiss technicians. To avoid the indenter from traveling with friction, we adopted a technique of combining different size bearing balls to create smooth traveling for the indenter. Bareiss HP Series is available in different Shore and non-Shore scales and with the possibility of a customized presser foot to suit different requirements.


  • thickness
  • standards

  • applications

technical specifications


BS 61 II - manual stand

The measuring bracket on this manual stand is designed for our HP/HPE II durometers. When the portable hardness tester is used together with BS 61 II, it can effectively eliminate the measurement Angle and force error caused by improper operation. The same BS 61 II can be loaded with both shore A and shore D durometers (shore D needs to be loaded with additional weight). BS 61 II is also suitable for loading shore 00 or 000 durometers.

Length x width x height (cm) :  19.9 x 15.8 x 44.2

Weight (kg) : 5.5

Standard Rubber Blocks

Standard rubber blocks are used to ensure the metrological capability of the measuring device according to Shore, during the frequency of recalibration. The rubber blocks are embedded in a  holder made of stainless steel. 

These blocks are available in :
single, 3, 5 or 6 plates including a DAkkS/DKD accredited calibration certificate

Control ring Shore 20/40/60/80

Control of the measuring distance with DAkkS/DKD / WKS Certificate

  • 20 Shore
  • 40 Shore
  • 60 Shore
  • 80 Shore

DAkkS/DKD calibration certificate

When a measuring instrument is being calibrated, the given deviation is determined by various measurements versus standard references. A calibration certificate is then issued indicating the measuring results and the corresponding measurement uncertainties and the instrument is marked as calibrated. 

All documents together with the calibration certificate provide traceability of national standards.

BS 61 II - manual stand
Standard Rubber Blocks
Control ring Shore 20/40/60/80
DAkkS/DKD calibration certificate