While the Mohs’ Hardness test was developed originally for testing minerals, the same concept can be applied to industrial materials. Use this kit for “scratch testing” substances to determine their Hardness according to the Mohs’ Hardness scale, which ranges from 1 to 10, where Diamond is the hardest at 10, while Talc is softest at 1.
How do you use the hardness picks? Simply scratch a smooth surface of your material with the picks of various indicated hardness. As an example, if a No. 5 pick scratches the material, but a No. 4 pick does not, then your material’s hardness is 4.5.
Examples of materials on which industry uses this tool:
- Faucet finishes
- Touch screens
- Plastics and Glass materials
- Countertop materials
- Flooring products, etc.
Mineralab has assembled this customized configuration for those industrial uses, with these notable differences versus our Geology kit:
- Molded Plastic Case to withstand rugged use in an industrial environment
- Non-tarnishing Nickel-Plated Brass Pin Vise Holders for the Hardness Points
- Customized Instructions for Use on Industrial Materials
- Customized Hardness Tables that cover the range of common materials
- This version of our Kit is optimized for Concrete Hardness Testing
What is included in the Mohs’ Hardness Test Kit – Industrial version?
- Four double-ended picks, color-coded, with eight points comprising 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 on Mohs’ hardness scale, as shown above.
- Two Hardness Plates (of Mohs’ hardness of 3.5 and 5.5)
- A 100 grit Grinding Stone to keep the points sharp.
- Rugged and compact molded Plastic Case.
- Hardness Table for 80 common Materials.
- Complete Instructions, customized for Industrial applications.
- One year Warranty, and 30 day Money Back Guarantee
What is the size of the Mohs’ Hardness Test Kit?
- The carrying and storage case is 8″ x 5″ x 2″.
- Weight is 14 ounces. Shipping weight is about 1.1 pounds.