Hardness Test Tools from Innovatest

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Innovatest offers several hardness testing tools for various applications. There is a choice of portables and bench and floor types. The portable testers work with software installed on a standard laptop. They have easy-to-operate knobs and an optical scanner that accurate data in Word, Excel, or CSV files. The devices are powered via the USB power supply and can be used for hardness test tasks on the go. On the other hand, the bench and floor testers come in various models. Each model has an electronic eyepiece with a touchscreen system along with a manual fine adjustment of the Z-axis. The controller comes with proprietary software that has various features and add-ons for enhanced functionality.

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Various Testing Methods

The company employs several hardness test methods for its instruments. You can choose Brinell, Knoop, Vickers and Rockwell, among others. The Brinell test method is commonly used on heavy materials such as aluminium and steel for loads up to 3,000kgf. Rockwell test works well with most metals and some plastics. This test method is considerably faster than Brinelland results are displayed directly after penetrating the material in question. On the other hand, Vickers test calculations are usually independent of the indenter size and can be used on any material. However, if you have a very thin material, consider using Knoop tester as it measures hardness over very small distances. Rockwell uses a cone-like diamond indenter, while Vickers uses a pyramid-shaped indenter. However, the Brinell tester uses a tungsten alloy ball. These testing methods cover all known materials used in commercial and manufacturing sectors.

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The huge importance of reliable WiFi for internet providers

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The usage of online streaming is rising rapidly. The popularity of video services like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Apple TV is increasing year by year and this growth will only continue over the coming years. In order to perceive a great watching experience, a stable, high speed internet connection is mandatory. In this article, I will tell you more about the importance of a reliable WiFi connection.

The streaming era has arrived

History has shown us that the movie and entertainment industry experiences a shift roughly around every three decades. The latest shift has been an obvious one: the rise of on demand streaming services. This latest development is strongly inherent to the digital revolution and the increase of mobile data usage. We are connected 24/7, either via WiFi or 4G or even 5G on the go. In the course of this digital revolution, our expectations have also increased. We want to be able to access content whenever and wherever we are. That’s why the video services that I mentioned in the introduction of this article are so extremely popular nowadays. According to several forecasts, the streaming industry is expected to be worth more than 30 bilion dollars by 2022.

The costs of poor quality internet

It needs no further explanation that internet providers need to do what they can to offer their customers a smooth streaming experience. A smooth streaming experience requires a stable, high speed connection. If customers don’t receive the high quality service they pay for, they are very likely to contact their provider in order to fix that issue. Around 30% of all customer support is related to WiFi problems and research has shown that the average internet operator is loosing around 45 dollars per subscriber per year on WiFi related customer care (source: Divitel).

Mesh WiFi: take control from a distance

Traditionally, it has been impossible for internet operators to manage the speed and the stability of the WiFi at the customer’s home. With the introduction of Mesh WiFi, that issue has become a reality. With Mesh WiFi, internet operators can offer their customer real-time, end-to-end support which leads to a significantly higher quality of the service. For the customer, it also results in a higher perceived value and it has financial benefits as well (around 40 dollars per household). On this website you can read more about Mesh WiFi.