The Bowers Metrology UK staff were kept busy demonstrating the recently launched Nemesis 9000 Hardness Tester Range, throughout the recent MACH 2012 Exhibition.
Making a UK exhibition debut, the Nemesis 9000 Series of multi-purpose hardness testing instruments is based on the most up to date hardness testing technology. Featuring a modern design with excellent access for large components, Bowers’ advanced new product delivers high-precision combined with high-definition imaging, creating an almost unlimited field of application.
Using a load-cell, closed-loop, force feedback system, Bowers’ new hardness tester range is capable of manual or full scale automated operation. The flexible testers are suitable for a wide range of applications including Vickers (HV), Knoop (HK), Brinell (HB), Rockwell (HR), Vickers depth measurement, Brinell depth measurement and Ball indentation hardness.
The Nemesis 9000 Series boasts a wide range of test-load/force applications, ranging from 500gf to 3000kgf and feature descending test heads with automatic workpiece detection and free definable, manual or motorised 6 position turrets, for objectives and indentor choice.
For ease of viewing and control, a large adjustable 15’’ industrial touch screen, or 22’’ LCD screen with mouse is provided. A high-definition Innovazoom optical system, providing images of 0.7x to 1000x magnification, is also supplied as standard.
User friendly, PC based Innovatest Impressions, hardness testing firmware and a database file system allows for class-leading ease of operation, whilst a built-in hard disk offers an almost endless file storing capacity.
Bowers claims that the universal nature of its new Nemesis 9000 series hardness testers mean that they are applicable to a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors including aerospace, automotive, production lines, general quality assurance and laboratory use.