Bowers budget hardness tester

The 600 BDL Rockwell scale bench hardness tester, from Bowers, is said to provide the user with high standards of accuracy, reliability and durability at an extremely affordable price.

Boasting a rugged construction to help withstand the toughest of shop floor environments and a large working capacity, the 600 BDL is able to operate in Rockwell scales A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K, L, M, P, R, V. With a system accuracy conforming to EN-ISO 6508 and ASTM-E18, the 600 BDL has a hardness resolution 0.1 of a Rockwell unit. It is able to operate under test loads of 60, 100 and 150 kgf, with available dwell times from 0-30 seconds in 5 second steps. An OLED full colour, multi function display shows a progress bar for preload. Further displayed parameters include: preload applied; main load applied; dwell time; invalid reading; invalid measurement; invalid procedure and the Rockwell value, scale applied. Standard delivery includes a comprehensive range of test anvils, indenters and test blocks, enabling the 600 BDL to undertake accurate Rockwell hardness testing procedures across a wide range of specimens. Bowers is able to supply both a motorised and a Rockwell Superficial Scale variant of the hardness tester.