The Applications and Features of Portable Hardness Testers
The WEBSTER® Hardness Tester is a fast and accurate gauge. Webster Instrument, Inc. makes it in 3 distinct models for testing aluminum, brass, copper, and mild steel. These hardness testers quickly identify tempers and assess a variety of shapes that other testers can’t, such as extrusions, tubing, and flat stock.
Each of our hardness tester models operates the same way and differs only in penetrator design, load spring type, and hardness ranges. Operation is simple. The work being tested is placed between the anvil and the penetrator. Pressure is then applied to the handles until the “bottom” is felt, then the dial indicator is read. Contact us to learn more about our hardness tester model.
Applications for WEBSTER® Hardness Testers:
Can Be Used on Assemblies That Cannot Be Brought to the Labs
Checks for Proper Heat-Treatment Response
Differentiates Between Soft or Work-Hardened Material
Gives a Rapid 100% Check on Parts That Would Normally Take a Long Time to Test
Identifies Heat-Treated Parts
Identifies Parts Made from Improper or Substandard Alloys
Provides Correlation Between a Bench-Mounted Hardness Tester and the Production Line
Segregates Materials in Stock
Useful in Conjunction with Stationary Laboratory Hardness Testing Tools
Features of Our Hardness Testing Devices:
Can Be Operated with One Hand
Easy-to-Read Dial Indicator with 20 Graduations Permits Use as a “Go” and “No-Go” Gauge
Round 3/8-Inch Diameter Anvil Can Test a Variety of Shapes
Simple Operation Permits Readings Independent of the Operator’s Skill
Tests Materials Up to 1/4 Inch in Thickness with Increased Capacities Available Up to 1 Inch
Test Only Requires Applying Pressure to the Handles Until the “Bottom” Is Felt
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Note: WEBSTER® is the trademark of Webster Instrument, Inc., for our brand of hardness testing products. Any unauthorized use of our trademark will be prosecuted.