The small area of the nose piece allows indentations to be read close up to shoulders, in corners etc. where Brinell hardness testers can make them but where other microscopes cannot reach, such as on pulleys, sheaves etc.
Consequently only a smaller surface area has to be prepared. When the piece to be tested has a convex or concave surface, the Foundrax Brinell Microscope measures more accurately, since the small base fits flush on the indentation.
The BRINscope is battery operated and completely portable, and since it is operated by a button switch which only puts the light on when the Microscope is actually in use the Lithium batteries will give over 360 hours of useable illumination – no mains power required.
The new, patent-pending, Duo models offer a step-change in ease of use; giving operators the additional facility of illuminating the graticule, a great help when measuring indentations on softer materials which have been hand-prepared and where the edge isn’t clear. In situations where the surface of the material is bright and there is low contrast between the indentation and the surrounding surface – such as on harder materials – the standard black graticule can be the best choice and this option is retained (see photos).
The completely assembled instrument offers precision ground optics; a special 3-way lens system that provides sharp viewing without further adjustments.
The BRINscopes are calibrated to the requirements of BS EN ISO 6506-2 and ASTM E10.
Made of stainless steel, the Foundrax Brinell Microscope is compact, lightweight and rugged – and it has its own built-in illumination.
The standard model offers the same features as the Duo but without the option of illuminating the graticule
The BRINscope series offers the following features:
Special 3-way, precision-ground, pre-focused lens system requiring no adjustment.
Stainless steel, practically indestructible, with lens protection.
Integral illumination to improve measurement accuracy and give best agreement between operators at 20x or 40x magnification.
A narrow nose for reading impressions where other microscopes will not fit.
An LED light source for superb readibility, with battery life proven in tests to give over 360 hours of useable illumination.
New Duo models give users the option of illuminating the graticule; a step-change in ease of use and ideal for measurements on dull / matt surfaces.
Download the BRINscope Microscopes brochure
The brochure for the new BRINscope with illuminated graticule is in preparation.