The improved Versitron Rockwell Hardness Testing System from Newage Testing Instruments achieves hardness test results in all operating conditions, making it suitable for lab or shop use. The tester eliminates the need to use jack rests for large parts or to frequently clean or cut parts to be tested. The modular and self-contained Versitron features a fast test cycle, robust frame, and a user-friendly system. An indenter system prevents test errors caused by deflection during the load, and a clamping shield securely holds test parts. Surrounding the indenter is a shroud to sense the position relative to the test surface when the preload is applied, maintaining test result accuracy. All testers have RS-232 output for data transfer and are available with DataView software for test data collection.