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Indentron Rockwell Hardness Tester

A hardness tester with superior design for higher accuracy Rockwell testing. Unique design eliminates frictional inconsistencies. Even tests inside diameters without fixturing. Regular, superficial and combination units available to operate in all Rockwell scales in regular and superficial Rockwell ranges. Available in several capacities.
Indentron Rockwell Hardness Tester
The Indentron Series hardness testers feature an innovative cantilevered indenter configuration that eliminates frictional inconsistencies typical of competitive testing systems. These systems comply with ASTM E-18.

Using precision dead weights, the Indentron system ensures accurate and repeatable measurements. The dead weights are used for both the major load and the preload. Automation in the timing reduces the variation introduced by the flow of the material under load. If the operator inadvertently over loads or under loads the preload, the Indentron system prevents the test from being performed.

The indenter design is ideal for testing inside diameters and recesses, often impossible with more traditional hardness testers. Inside diameters as small as 1-1/2-inches can be tested with the standard indenter. Optional indenters can test diameters as small as 1/2-inch. Operators can test close to vertical surfaces, to within 1/4-inch with the standard indenter and up to 3/32-inch with optional special indenters. Testing is fast, accurate and there are fewer broken diamonds due to an outstanding viewing area.

Two models of the Indentron Series are available- the basic 500 Series and the advanced 600 Series. The 500 Series can be supplied for Regular or Superficial testing while the 600 Series can be supplied for Regular, Superficial or combination testing methods.

The Indentron 600 Series features an advanced digital electronics and display panel. Averaging of 2-99 tests, hardness scale conversion, round correction, minimum thickness and time at load are advanced features supplied standard on the 600 Series.

An RS232 output can be used to produce X-Bar/R Charts, histograms or integrate to a personal computer with our DataView application software for more detailed analysis. Tolerances may be applied for Pass/Fail or Go/No Go results.

Indentron Series can be supplied with vertical testing capacities of 10- or 15-inches.

Indentron Features and Benefits

Virtually Friction-Free Operation
The only contact points in the load system are a set of bearings at the end of the lever beam carrying the major load and a leaf spring at the end of the lever beam carrying the minor load.

Dead Weights for Full Load and Preload
Most competitive testers use dead weights for the full load due to their accuracy, but use springs to apply the preload. Dead weights are used on the Indentron Series for both full load and preload due to their excellent accuracy and stability under a wide range of conditions.

Full Load Is Applied Precisely at Preload
Automation in the timng reduces the variations introduced by the flow of the material under load.

Preload Error Monitoring

The system prevent the operator from completing a test if the preload is over- or under-applied.

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    • DataView Software Version 1.6.1
      • Software Version 1.6.1 11-Sep-20. Fixed: 1) Crashing issue when previewing the report, 2) Now properly installs the Versitron USB-RS232 drivers, 3) Customers running DataView on non-English Microsoft Windows will correctly parse results from a tester regardless of the decimal separator settings.
    • DataView Software Version 1.6.0
      • Software Version 1.6.0 17-Jul-18. Added Features or Enhancements: 1) DataView now supports Rockey4ND license key in addition to the Rockey4, 2) Verification mode is improved for easier retrieval of previous verifications, 3) Added option to start DataView in Online mode, 4) Added option to include the original measurement in the data table when correcting for roundness, 5) DataView can now prompt a user to enter a note on every reading. Fixed: 1) Removed Newage and AMETEK logos from the reports, 2) The minimum thickness is now preserved between the closing and opening of a file, 3) Rockey4 drivers are now installed by the DataView installer, 4) Fixed formatting issues on reports in Excel, pdf, and tiff formats, 5) The Scheduled verification is now working correctly, 6) Users can no longer add/remove/edit data points without permission from an Administrator, 7) Added a user access right for note editing, 8) Issues relating to using files from version 1.4.3 are fixed, 9) Test files created with older versions of DataView now work properly.
    • DataView Software Version 1.5.2
      • DataView Software Version 1.5.2 28-Feb-17. Improved the roundness correction found in versions 1.5.0 and 1.5.1. Fixed: 1) Removed double roundness correction in hardness measurement, 2) Configured security is re-enabled on restart, 3) Results panel shows 0.0 until all measurements in the group size are read.
    • DataView Software Version 1.5.0
      • Software Version 1.5.0 27-Jun-16. Added Features: 1) Added Versitron USB-RS232 driver to the installer, 2) Dataviewer no longer requires Administrator privileges to run, 3) Improved installer is easy to complete. Fixed: 1) Option to turn off CP and CPK on report, 2) Fixed error when printing the report, 3) Fixed labeling error of converted measurements on the report, 4) The edited measurement is not saved to file, 5) The removed measurement isn't permanently removed, 6) Modified default page size for reports to A4.