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Buehler Announces Universal Hardness Testers for Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Brinell

Two key configurations: UH4250 Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750 Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf

Published: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 13:00

(Buehler: Lake Bluff, IL) -- Buehler has announced their latest addition to the world-renowned Wilson hardness testing range, the new UH4000 Series Universal Hardness Tester. This tester comes in two key configurations: UH4250 Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750 Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf.

The Wilson UH4000 series is a robust universal hardness tester, that tests Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Brinell hardness scales within the selected tester load range. Its sturdy design will withstand the toughest of production environment. The tester has a sturdy steel casting frame to ensure durability in production and workshop environments. The hardness test process is controlled by the industry leading DiaMet software, the most intuitive hardness control software on the market to make testing easy, repeatable, and automatic. With this software integration, it is an ideal tester in quality control and process control applications, whether it tests large or small manufactured components in the lab or directly on the production floor.

The testers feature a closed-loop loading cycle for best accuracy, faster testing cycles, and a new eight-position turret to hold desired combination of indenters and objectives. It has a large 300 mm × 400 mm T-slot stage with high weight capacity, enabling the testing of heavy and large parts nondestructively. An optional clamping tool is available to ensure stability during the test process; both manual and automatic stage movement options are also available. Other features include:
• Small parts can be handled with precision by using the anvil adapter/extension and the 80-mm flat anvil, or other anvils with a 25-mm diameter anvil pin.
• The clamping device can be activated and deactivated by the software, depending on the need.
• The ring light for accuracy in Brinell measurements improves the overall repeatability of soft Brinell indents.
• The motorized vertical stage movement is automatic or can be moved with a safety-clutched mechanical handle.
• The red target laser cross helps position test locations and indents for big parts.
• The workspace illumination ensures full visibility for test-piece placement underneath the turret.
• Automate Rockwell “fast mode” by using the clamping device on sample.

The UH4000 Series is designed for rugged environments and suits testing in the automotive industry, metals production, and for large components, e.g., castings and forgings, flat or cylindrical workpieces, steels, heat-treated materials, cemented carbides, ceramics and plastics, and carbon testing. T

To obtain a quote or for more information on the UH4250 or UH4750 contact your Buehler sales representative.

Buehler is well-established as a leading manufacturer of materials preparation and analysis instruments and consumables. Buehler also engineers and manufactures the complete Wilson hardness testing equipment line, accessories, and ISO-certified blocks.

The company partners with industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, metals, medical device, energy, and other manufacturers. In addition, many universities and research and development centers utilize Buehler equipment in their materials laboratories. For custom solutions, education, or training, contact the Buehler laboratory team in your region.

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Buehler, a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in materials analysis, is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. Buehler products and analysis methods are applied in quality, R&D, and university laboratories across numerous industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, energy, medical, and primary metals. Based in Lake Bluff, Illinois, Buehler has offices in seven countries, sales distribution in more than 100 countries, and more than 45 Buehler Solutions Centers.