The BRINscan MkIII shown in the example below has performed over 20 million tests and is used to test tank track links for the British Army.
The BRINscan MkIII shown in the example above has performed over 20 million tests and is used to test tank track links for the British Army.
The clamping system is independent of the indentation system. It clamps with a force greater than the indentation force (3500 Kgf) to ensure that there is no movement of the test piece during the Brinell hardness test.
The test cycle is fully automatic and authentic with no operator influence over the indentation or measurement process.
The length of the test cycle can be set or altered by authorised personnel via password-protected software and is held in the system memory (if required). The cycle time can also be set during the initial installation.
The automatic authentic optical Brinell measurement of the indentation is performed using an integral Foundrax BRINtronic fully automatic Brinell microscope which is fully networkable to allow for automatic downloading of batch parameters and uploading of results to the customer network if required.
The BRINscan fully meets the requirements of ISO 6506 and ASTM E10 and is available with UKAS certificate of calibration prior to despatch if required.
The fully automatic machine cycle means that all the operator needs to do is load the component onto the test table and press a footswitch.
After the test has been completed the result appears on the monitor and the operator removes the component. If the machine is put into a line, components may be fed to it automatically and the machine cycle initiated automatically.
All elements of the machine cycle are operator-variable and recorded, with the exception of calibration which is not operator variable.