The Brinell Hardness Tester uses the earliest universally accepted testing method. It was first invented in the 1900s in Sweden and is commonly used in engineering and metallurgy. This particular machine is fully automated, and it also features force feedback and a closed loop. The Z-axis can either be manual or motorized. You should consider using this machine if the grain structure of the castings is too coarse to be tested using Rockwell or Vikings methods. With about 25 different load and ball combinations, the machine can be used to test almost all metals. All you need to do is alter the ball size and test force. The tool is designed to withstand the harshest conditions, so you can expect it to last for many years.
What Are the Benefits of the Brinell Hardness Test?
The most significant advantage of this tester is that it can be used to determine the hardness of a material that has an irregular surface. Also, it can be used to check the hardness of a non-homogenous sample. This is because the ball will come into contact with different crystals and will, therefore, offer a mean value of hardness. Another benefit of this tester is that it can be used for various applications since it has many different load and ball combinations. On the downside, this method can be relatively slow, especially when compared with the Rockwell method.