4/3/2011 7:42 PM

Bowers’ BDL Tester; a ‘Hard’ Bargain to Beat

Bowers Metrology UK has further expanded its growing range of material testing instruments with the launch the 600 BDL Rockwell scale bench hardness tester. The company claims that the cost effective manual machine provides 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, enabling the largest of test specimens to be accommodated, 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, Bowers’ budget priced tester boasts a hardness resolution 0.1 of a Rockwell unit. The easy to operate 600 BDL is able to operate under test loads of 60, 100 and 150kgf, with available dwell times from 0 - 30 sec in 5 seconds steps.

An easy to read 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.

To ensure that each potential customer is able to receive a 600 series Rockwell bench hardness tester that exactly matches their specific needs, Bowers is able to supply both a motorised and a Rockwell Superficial Scale variant of its cost effective new hardness tester. Bowers’ Sales Engineers are happy to demonstrate the advanced ability of any of the 600 series at customer’s premises.