Brinell Hardness Tester

Brinell Hardness Tester

The Brinell hardness tester is used for testing permanent change of metal specimens using a tungsten carbide ball indenter of various sizes. It measures the resistance of the material to permanent deformation. The diameter of the indentation having deformed the material is then used to calculate the Brinell hardness value. The Brinell indentation is commonly measured using a manual 20x/40x magnification microscope or through the use of CCD optics for removing all aspects of human error. The Brinell Hardness Tester is a destructive unit of hardness calculations and is conducted according to the ASTM E10 and the ISO 6506 industry standard.Read More...

There are three commonly used tungsten carbide ball sizes for the Brinell hardness test. These include a 2.5mm (0.098"), 5mm (0.20") and 10mm (0.39") diameter indenter. There are also various test forces that are applied with the different balls ranging from 62.5kg (615N) to 3000kg (29,420N). The test force for Brinell hardness value is independent and uniform providing that the correlation between the ball size and the test force is consistent.

Due to the large indenter and the heavy forces used with Brinell hardness testing, the hardness scale is commonly used on non-homogenous metals, where no other hardness testing method is quite as effective. The Brinell hardness tester used to measure large components such as castings and forgings that have a grain structure too course for other hardness testing methods. The testers applies a specific force through the indenter on your material for a specific amount of time, also known as dwell time. After measuring the diameter of the indentation, you can easily determine the Brinell Hardness Value symbolized as BHL which is generally between HB50 to HB750.

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BringGen 3000 is a digital and automatic Brinell testing system equipped with closed loop technology. The forces range from 62.5kgf to 3000kgf and are electronically controlled according to ASTM E10 for precise and repeatable measurements.

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BrinGen Scope - is a Optically Advanced CCD Brinell Measuring Scope for Manual or Digital designed as Brinell Hardness Testing automatic scanning system. It is engineered to work with a computer or a laptop to make your testing program faster and more accurate. The Optical Brinell Scope is equipped with real-time result support.

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