Martin Hawkins, Bowers Group sales director, says: “Bowers Group is the sole distributor for Innovatest products in the UK, and we’re very pleased to introduce such a user friendly and highly accurate hardness tester onto the market. As the 3rd generation of the popular range of Rockwell hardness testing machines from Innovatest, the FENIX offers high-end testing technology at very affordable pricing.”

Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell & Brinell scales are included as part of the machine’s capabilities and the entry model 300RS provides a smart User Interface that is easy to learn and includes internal and external data storage options. An extended length version is available in the FENIX 300XL, which has a working height of 470 mm, and can be used or both Rockwell scales as well as for the Brinell scales.

Other models include the FENIX 300RS-IMP, which includes the IMPRESSIONS LT Software, combining the force application and measuring system with an advanced machine controller running on Windows 10.

Finally, the FENIX 300U is a universal tester capable of Rockwell, Vickers, Brinell and Knoop, perfect for use in educational settings such as technical schools, universities and versatile general workshops.

The FENIX 300 range is covered by Innovatest’s new up-to-25-year warranty programme.