Rockwell hardness tester for sale is the best way to assess how resistant your metal alloys are to deformation. The instrument uses a diamond indenter or a steel ball to make an indentation on the surface of your metal sample and measures how deep the indentation is to determine the hardness level. You can find a variety of models that use different test methods and scales to measure the hardness levels of your samples, and some are designed for different industries.
Choose from a wide selection of portable hardness testing machines for use in your shop or field lab. Our inventory includes machines that are ideal for testing the hardness of carbon steel, alloy steel, cast iron, non-ferrous metals and engineering plastics. Each one offers an easy-to-read digital display that delivers ultra precise results, with the ability to select a specific scale and test force. Other features include automatic main test force loading/unloading, programmable dwell times and statistical capabilities. Some models also allow you to export data directly to your computer for further analysis.
The Rockwell hardness tester is the most popular model and can easily convert to the most common regular Rockwell scales, such as HB, HV, HLD, HK and more. Its advanced digital technology and blazing fast test speeds enable it to perform tests that are usually only possible with bench-mounted instruments. The clean crisp display provides you with incredible functions that are a must for today’s work shop, such as auto-probe detection, auto direction detector, single and multi-point calibration, as well as a variety of test modes.
Another option is the Vickers hardness tester, which makes an impression on your metal sample using a steel ball or diamond cone and measures the size of the indentation left behind. The results of this method are usually more accurate than the Rockwell results. However, the test process takes much longer and is not suitable for cylindrical samples.
Buehler metallographic equipment, including hardness testers, is used around the world by heat treating operations, tool rooms, workshops and laboratories. Their range of hardness testers covers all the major test methods including Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers. Some are designed to be portable and can be used on site in the shop, while others are suitable for larger-scale floor-mounted applications and even integrated into production lines.
You can also find a wide selection of ultrasonic hardness testers for your laboratory or field lab. This method of inspection uses sound waves to evaluate the quality of solid materials, including metals, concrete and bricks. These devices are non-destructive and can be used to inspect parts that are difficult to test with other methods. Choose from both contact and immersion models that can deliver results in minutes, as well as an array of load capacities.