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Versitron Rockwell Hardness Tester

The Versitron Rockwell hardness testing system is the industry workhorse of hardness testing - designed to meet the toughest challenges: clamp large parts, operate in poor environments, and test high volumes - all with less service problems and less operator skill requirements.
Versitron Rockwell Hardness Tester
The Versitron Series is a unique hardness testing system which provides its users with the benefit of the top-loading and test surface referencing technology. Applying both the pre-load and full load in one test cycle makes it possible to perform a test in as little as 4 seconds!

This hardness testing machine is ideal for applications ranging from high volume to sampling, from production floor harsh environments to the lab and from testing awkward shaped parts to precise small part testing applications.

The clamping ability is an inherent part of this Rockwell hardness tester and provides the user with the ability to clamp and hold parts in place prior to testing with up to 240 foot pounds (325 Nm). By clamping instead of using jack screws or cutting specimens, the test accuracy is improved and the testing time is decreased.

The removable clamping shield protects the diamond indenter from being struck by the specimen during handling and when test samples are clamped the indenter is protected from damage resulting from test samples shifting under load.

The Versitron features test-surface referencing. Test surface referencing immediately surrounding the indenter is an indenter shroud. The purpose of the shroud is to sense the position of the indenter relative to the test surface when the preload has been applied. Should the test specimen deflect under major load, the shroud travels with the test surface to compensate by maintaining that precise reference position with the test surface, so the test result will remain accurate. The error resulting from deflection can be eliminated or substantially reduced as the test results are not sensitive to dirt. A hair under a test block will completely ruin most testers’ results but the Versitron remains accurate. And situated in good environments it requires less cleaning and maintenance.

The Versitron hardness tester features a full color, icon driven display that facilitates easy intuitive navigation. Test results are shown in a large font size making them easy to read. The display is dirt and oil resistant and is easily cleaned. The BT130 interface is designed to last in even the harshest environments.

With only a few buttons to push you are offered an easy access to histograms and statistical summary reports with an optional printer.

The Versitron hardness tester can take on heavy duty work while at the same time offering its users easy access to on-screen test results, such as x-charts, ranges and min/max, during the test. The Versitron is build to last in even the harshest environments.

The Versitron hardness testing machine is known as the “Industry Workhorse”, as earlier models have lasted for more than 30 years and is still running smoothly.

The entire load system is modular and self-contained within the test head. The test head can easily be exchanged to measure different Rockwell scales.

Versitron hardness testers can have different types of drive options from the standard level actuated drive, pneumatic drive or electric drive. Electric and pneumatic drives can be controlled with either a pushbutton or footswitch.

Test results can be exported directly to DataView for further analysis or as a CSV file.

The Versitron hardness testing system is CE marked and complies with ASTM E-18, DIN, EN, ISO and other applicable standards.

Versitron Features and Benefits 

Heavy-Duty Clamping

Jack rests are eliminated. Specimens weighing up to 240 ft-lbs  can be clamped in seconds.

User Friendly and Tactile Design
The icon driven colour display and the tactile button interface makes this hardness tester easy to use while at the same time it is build to last for decades in even the harshest environments.

Protect Your Diamond
The removable clamping shield protects the diamond indenter from damage due to accidents such as those caused by samples shifting under load and contacting the diamond.

Unaffected By Dirt
Cleaning of your test part is eliminated.

Fast and Easy

Tests are performed in as little as 4 seconds, even on manually activated testers. Minimal operator training required. 

Test Surface Referencing
Accuracy is maintained. Errors due to vibration or dirty environments can be eliminated. 

Modular System Architecture
Configure your testing system based on your needs today, but with the flexibility to update tomorrow. Select from multiple types of frames, drive mechanisms, indenters and accessories. Modular test heads can be easily removed, for example for calibration or for upgrading the embedded software with our latest features.

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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.