Proceq Launches PaperSchmidt Roll Hardness Tester

Proceq announces the launch of the new PaperSchmidt, continuing the company's tradition of bringing high quality, innovative products to the market.

Singapore, Singapore, December 02, 2009 --( The PaperSchmidt is the first rebound hammer designed specifically for paper roll hardness testing. Extensive field tests carried out at major manufacturers and converters in the US and Europe have consistently shown that it provides previously unachievable roll-profiling accuracy and repeatability.

The instrument is fully compliant with the TAPPI T834 om-07 standard used in North America to regulate roll hardness testing and it delivers instantly all of the key parameters required for assessing the quality of paper rolls.

"Proceq has collected feedback over many years from existing customers worldwide and on dedicated site surveys. They all identified the same issues: Repeatability of results, quick access to key parameters, documentation of data, durability of the instrument, easy maintenance. The PaperSchmidt was designed to meet all of these requirements. Not only has it successfully done that, it has even managed to exceed our expectations," said David Corbett, Product Manager of Proceq.

The PaperSchmidt has three unique features:

(1) It has a high compliance plunger and a revolutionary measurement principle that is independent of the angle of impact. This gives the PaperSchmidt its "Best in Class" roll profiling performance.

(2) The paper roll profile can be viewed directly on the integrated display. The user interface is highly intuitive and language independent. The instrument provides an automatic calculation of the average paper roll hardness, the range and standard deviation. It can also be programmed to indicate immediately if pre-set max/min values are exceeded.

(3) A high quality robust construction, a sealing system and specially treated impact plungers greatly extend the lifetime of the instrument beyond that of any comparable product - significantly reducing maintenance costs in a heavy usage industry.

The PaperSchmidt is supplied with standard Proceq documentation and accessories with full sales and service support available at all Proceq locations in Asia, Europe, China, the Americas, Middle East and Russia.

The PaperSchmidt comes with a 24-month equipment guarantee on the electronic parts. When purchasing a PaperSchmidt, the buyer is also offered the possibility to extend the standard warranty coverage.

About Proceq

Proceq was founded in 1954 and manufactures quality nondestructive portable testing instruments for metal hardness, concrete properties and paper roll hardness. Proceq invented the Equotip portable metal hardness tester and the world's first portable concrete test hammer, the Schmidt concrete test hammer. The SilverSchmidt portable concrete test hammer belongs to the latest generation of Schmidt hammers. Proceq also produces other concrete test equipment, such as the Profometer 5+/Profoscope Rebar Detector and covermeter, the Canin+ Corrosion Analyzing Instrument and the Tico Ultrasonic Instrument.

For additional information about Proceq and the new PaperSchmidt Roll Hardness Tester, please contact your Proceq sales representative or visit Alternatively, email your enquiries to

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