This machine, one of a long and distinguished line of large Foundrax Brinell testers (they can be found all around the Globe) enables the in-situ testing of sizeable steel components and its new owner will enjoy a dramatic improvement in test times and very significant cost savings.
Brinell hardness tester components
Foundrax’s bridge machines feature the automatic indentation measurement system that was pioneered in the early 1980s. Foundrax was the first hardness tester manufacturer to offer an automated system and it has proved its worth on some exceptionally demanding production lines. In one case it was integral to a machine that performed over 30 million tests before being retired (as a precaution – it was still working). The system – the ‘BRINtronic’ – makes multiple diameter measurements in a fraction of a second and its accuracy is still vastly higher than that demanded by the international Standards. Other manufacturers have laid claim to inventing automated indentation measurement but Foundrax got there first – by a huge margin – and development of the system continues to this day.
Trade mark certificate for the original automatic Brinell measurement system
The system was incorporated into a new, heavy-duty production hardness tester and the machine was launched as the ‘BRINscan’.
Here’s the original model, 1983
The latest version of the BRINscan (the Mark V) is now in service
Our BRINscan machines have made the Brinell hardness test a much more reliable method than had been thought possible for the first eighty years of its deployment and have prevented catastrophic component failures.