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.
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.