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Hardness Testing Problems Met Their ‘Nemesis’ at MACH 2012

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.