A rockwell hardness tester for sale can be an essential piece of equipment for a variety of industries including metal alloys, automotive and aerospace. It determines the stiffness or strength of a material by using a diamond cone or steel ball to make an indentation in a workpiece then measuring the depth of the indentation and converting it into a hardness number. Choosing the best model for your application will help you get consistent results with minimal effort and ensure that your workpieces meet their intended specifications.
There are a number of different methods for hardness testing, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The main types of hardness testers include benchtop units and portable units, each with its own unique set of features that will allow you to test different kinds of materials. Benchtop models are designed to use traditional testing methods such as the Brinell, Rockwell or Vickers method and are often more expensive than portable models.
The Rockwell test is the most versatile of these types and uses a steel ball or diamond cone to indent a workpiece. It is capable of measuring the hardness of many metals, including alloy steel and cast iron.
When choosing a Rockwell hardness tester for your shop, look for one that has a high level of precision so you can be confident in the accuracy of your measurements. A digital Rockwell hardness tester is ideal for industrial applications and offers a large, clear display that is easy to read. It is also programmable, with adjustable dwell times and statistical capabilities. Some digital models are even capable of displaying multiple hardness scales, making it easy to choose the right one for your needs.
The 900-332 digital Rockwell hardness tester is an advanced model that offers a high level of dynamic precision only found in Phase II machines. It is capable of calculating and recording hardness readings in all regular Rockwell scales with the touch of a button. Its easy to operate interface makes it ideal for heat treat operations, tool rooms and inspection labs. The 900-332 hardness tester is shipped with an extensive calibration test block set that meets all ASTM E-18 standards.
Allied is proud to carry a full line of portable and benchtop hardness testers for all types of materials. We also have a selection of accessories and replacement parts for your hardness tester. Contact us for more information or to discuss your testing needs. We are happy to assist you with finding the perfect hardness testing solution for your shop.