The BRINtronic software offers:
Print out batch summary (batch size, batch mean, standard deviation, no. of high and low rejects), with or without individual test results.
User customisable to allow bespoke configuration including conversions, multiple data destinations, alternative data save formats, networking facilities, etc.
User interface in a wide variety of languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, as well as European script.
Information parameters can be user defined including annotation of individual test results.
In addition to the features listed above, the systems are fully networkable and can communicate with a remote computer and download/upload batch data if so required.
The BRINtronic offers the user the ability to interrupt batch testing to make individual tests and then resume batch without data corruption, it also signals if batch limits are violated and gives batch range and standard deviation of results.
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Steve Roberts, Quality Director, Alloy Heat Treatment.
Alloy Heat Treatment are the biggest sub contract heat treater in the UK dealing in only aluminium alloys. Serving sectors including aerospace, automotive, power generation, leisure, construction, covering all sectors that manufacture using aluminium. Alloy Heat Treatment work with a vast amount of prime approvals which includes Leonardo Helicopters, Airbus, Safran, Boeing, BAE Systems to name a few. Accredited to heat treat to these prime specifications often as a trusted supplier to other companies that deal direct with the Primes. Alloy Heat Treatments are proud to have BAE systems and Leonardo as direct customers. Generally, machinists will send the components requiring heat treatment direct to AHT and then these will be supplied back to the primes post treatment.
Part of the prime specifications dictate that Brinell hardness testing is carried out prior to releasing the components.
Steve please can you tell us why you settled on the BRINtronic?
“For Alloy Heat Treatments moving over to the BRINtronic was part of an efficiency drive, part of the release process for aluminium alloys is that you must do conductivity and hardness testing on every job that leaves Alloy Heat Treatments. As such we were looking at ways that we could gain efficiencies in this process. By using the BRINtronic from Foundrax, has allowed us to gain efficiencies”
“We did have a look at other pieces of kit, one of the things problems we needed to solve with equipment selection is that the microscope must get into quite intricate places, all the other scopes on the market have wide noses on them. So, the design of the Foundrax scope was right up our street. We’ve used the Foundrax manual scopes since as long as I’ve been here, but obviously, that’s on the manual side”
“We weren’t terribly impressed with the competitive equipment. The ergonomics of the BRINtronic are far superior to the competitors that we looked at. Obviously, the usability of the BRINtronic was far better because we could get it into the places that we would struggle with using the competitor’s equipment. The process of measuring was far simpler with the Foundrax BRINtronic because, with the others we had to try and hold it with both hands and press buttons, they weren’t particularly well balanced so in fact we were losing efficiencies rather than gaining them. The other advantage with Foundrax is your software, even though we haven’t taken full advantage of it yet to produce automatic reports as an excel file, it is something we plan to do. It is far simpler on the Foundrax BRINtronic than the competitors to generate automatic reports”