CV Instruments

Reliable materials testing equipment is essential for the production of an endless variety of industrial and consumer products. Bowers’ CV Instruments range of products has evolved into an all-inclusive material testing quality instrument supplier, with cost effective solutions to coating thickness, surface finish and many other disciplines now available.

  • Rockwell Hardness Tester W-600A / W-600MA / W-600MA/S
    Basic regular Rockwell type tester (600A/MA) and Superficial Rockwell type tester (600MA/S) offering accuracy, reliability and durability at an extremely affordable price.
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  • CV Portable Analogue Hardness Testers - CV Instrumatic
    A fully mechanical instrument of the highest precision, robust, and maintenance free. The large clearly marked dials on these unique instruments cover a full range of hardness values in Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell A, B, C, covering national and international standards. The Instrument The system is entirely mechanical employing the use of special pre-loaded springs which provide a load of about 15Kg to the diamond. Maximum penetration of the diamond into the specimen is 0.125mm (0.005"). Operation and Use The simplicity of the tester enables it to be used in almost any direction, without affecting accuracy. It can be used ‘on site’ with complete success. The grips are depressed to the fullest extent by using the palms of the hands and the hardness value can be read off the appropriate scale. Repeatability is excellent and the calibration can be checked by the user against a UKAS certified reference test block supplied with each instrument. Each tester is supplied complete with case and detailed operating instructions.
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  • CV Shore Durometers - Analogue / Digital
    These advanced Shore Scale Durometers provide fast easy-to-read instruments ideal for testing rubber, plastic, leather and all other soft materials. The gauges can be used in hand held mode or mounted onto a sturdy bench stand for improved accuracy and repeatability.
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