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NDT.net Issue - 2016-10 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2016-10
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Hardness testing innovation from Swiss-based Proceq

Proceq S.A.22, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland

World's first UCI hardness testing probe with adjustable test load on the Equotip® metal hardness testing platform

Schwerzenbach/Switzerland, April 1st, 2016 – Global leader in portable measurement solutions for non-destructive testing, Proceq, has today announced the first in a series of upcoming product launches with the new Equotip® UCI - the world’s first Ultrasonic Contact Impedance hardness testing probe with adjustable test load. For the first time, this will allow users to set five different test loads – eliminating the need to purchase more than one probe to conduct UCI tests.

Proceq’s brand-new Equotip® UCI probe comes with a globally unique feature – the adjustable test load, allowing the user to set five different test loads (HV1 to HV5), as well as permitting finding and selecting the ideal load for a specific application. In addition, this technology provides a novel user guidance to make measurements much more stable and user independent. Equotip® UCI complies with International Standards (ASTM, DIN and others).

With Leeb, Rockwell and UCI, Equotip® now combines the key portable hardness test methods in a single instrument. Furthermore, the combination of Rockwell with either Leeb or UCI can now be utilized to overcome material and geometrical limitations while remaining completely portable. The advanced user interface, unique touchscreen features and personalized screens further improve usability for smooth on-site testing. Fully customizable test reports can be generated on the instrument itself.

Proceq CEO Ralph Mennicke said: “The launch of Equotip® UCI heralds the dawn of a whole new era for portable non-destructive testing aimed at providing end-users with greater functionality, flexibility and an intuitive user experience. We are not only providing the very latest reliable portable testing equipment, but also saving our customers time and money - at purchase and during service life.”

Marcel Poser, Proceq Executive Chairman and Tectus Group CEO commented: “This is the first in a series of new products that Proceq will be rolling out over the next months. The company has exciting plans for the future with many organic growth initiatives, but is also actively pursuing partnerships and acquisitive growth in the portable NDT space.”

About Proceq SA
Proceq has been designing and manufacturing high-quality portable instruments for the non-destructive testing of metal, concrete, rock, paper and composites since 1954. The company’s products are developed and manufactured in Switzerland, where the in-house R&D team at its Swiss headquarters continues to produce instruments which set new industry standards. With subsidiaries in North and South America, United Kingdom, Russia, the Middle East, China and Singapore, the company provides its international customers with excellent local support. Proceq is part of the Tectus Group. www.proceq.com

About Tectus Group
The Tectus Group and associated companies is a family-owned multi-national business with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has diverse investments and operations across seven market segments: construction & engineering, devices & solutions, bio-medical, lifestyle, media & entertainment and real estate. No matter what their specialist area or territories covered, all of the organizations share the goals of being best-in-class and setting new benchmarks. www.tectusgroup.com

Proceq SA| Andre Näf| Head of Global Marketing| andre.naef@proceq.com| Phone +41 43 355 38 46| Mobile +41 79 846 43 41|

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