Bridge Type (or Gantry-Type) Brinell Hardness Testers
The Foundrax X-BHD series of heavy duty bridge type / gantry type Brinell hardness testers are custom-designed to precise customer requirements.
From small, static bridge machines with vertical test head movement only, to fully automatic machines with powered X, Y and Z movement over an integral test bed, giving an extremely robust machine suitable for use with very large components such as those found in the oil industry.
The X-BHD range of bridge-type Brinell hardness testers offer the user a range of test head options. These range from a simple machine using the Foundrax model 134 portable Brinell test head, capable of indentation only and operating in a single Brinell hardness scale, to a fully automatic machine: the Foundrax type D Brinell test head with integral BRINtronic® automatic Brinell microscope offers automatic Brinell measurement in scales from HBW 2.5/187.5 to HBW 10/3000.
The Foundrax X-BHD range are bespoke machines specifically designed for Brinell hardness testing. The machines consist of a Brinell test head in a custom-built, heavy-duty frame. Depending on the configuration, the test head of the machine can be manoeuvred anywhere over the working area of the test bed to easily and accurately position it for one or more tests without moving the workpiece.
Where the configuration allows, the bridge may be moved out of the test area to allow the workpiece to be lowered onto the table by crane or, alternatively, if the bridge is fixed then the component can be moved in and out of the machine via trolley or rail bogey. As with all type-D test head machines, the X-BHD may be networked to allow automatic downloading of batch parameters etc as well as the automatic uploading of test results and batch statistics.