Fully automated hardness testing after heat treatment
Compared to the Brinell process, which is mostly used in testing aluminium, the Rockwell processes offer various advantages:
Thanks to the new design, the compact testing modules can be integrated into existing production lines. They can be mounted almost in any order and measure, because of the new function, on inclined surfaces as well. The size of the parts that can be tested is not limited in contrast to hardness testing machines in the usual construction.
Each testing machine consists of the hardness testing module and a seperate control unit, which can be e.g. placed into a control box. In the manual mode the operation is carried out via the control unit. The automatic operation with a higher-level control unit uses input and output switches. The measuring result is evaluated according to the set limits and the switching outputs are set accordingly. The hardness value can be queried via USB or the RS232 interface.
BAQ GmbH is operating in the field of material testing since 1992. The product range covers stationary and portable hardness testers (Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell, Shore, impact hardness and ultrasonic contact impedance (UCI) method) as well as devices for testing layer thickness, abrasion resistance, scratching resistance and coating adhesion strength. These devices are used in all areas of material testing, e.g. inspection of incoming goods, production, research and development. More than 20 years of experience and continuous cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films and others as well as in-house development and production in Germany guarantee good quality and optimal service. BAQ also offers optimized solutions for special requirements.
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