Rockwell Hardness Tester NOVOTEST TS-R
Rockwell Hardness Tester NOVOTEST TS-R implements the Rockwell hardness test method in line with ISO 6508-2 and ASTM E18.
The metal hardness test method is based on the testing of resistance to indentation. The Rockwell hardness tester TS-R is reliable, easy in operation and service.
TS-R is a bench-type hardness tester on a rigid rack. TS-R allows measuring the hardness value by three hardness scales (HRA, HRB, and HRC) with loads of 60, 100, and 150 kgf. The device has 2 indeters: a classical Rockwell diamond indenter with the 120-degrees tip, and the indenter with hard-alloy ball tip of 1/16 inch (1.5875 mm) in diameter. The operator can see the results of hardness testing on the large, easy-to-read dial. The testers offer high sensitivity and stability and are suitable for testing in workshops and laboratories.
Key Features of NOVOTEST TS-R:
Wide coverage of hardness values
The range of Rockwell scales of Analog Rockwell Hardness Tester NOVOTEST TS-R is wide – HRA / HRB / HRC scales cover the Vickers scale in its entirety. The measurement value obtained can be also manually recalculated into Vickers or Brinell scale by the ASTM table of conversion.
Simplicity of use and measurements
The measurement using TS-R is pure simplicity – users set the test force quickly and conveniently by the special knob, and the test force is applied by the weights installed on the rod. The measurement result is displayed on the easy-to-read analog dial. The Rockwell hardness test employed in this model does not provide for the measurement of the imprints, so it is widely used in the hardness testing industry. Also, test objects shall not be perfectly machined for the testing, and this can be winning in comparison with Vickers methods, where measure the dimensions of the print with a microscope and require surface polishing.
A wide variety of test parts
The device can be used to test the hardness of almost any metal. It is mainly suitable for the measurement of the hardness of smaller parts yet the thickness of the test object should be 10 times thicker than the indentation depth. Rockwell testing is applicable to the parts with medium roughness and such metals as steel, hard cast irons, pearlitic malleable iron, titanium, deep case hardened steel and other material.
The simple construction and absence of electronic parts, as well as the simple measurement procedure make Analog Rockwell Hardness Tester NOVOTEST TS-R №1 choice among users. What is more, the device is the most affordable among all the other benchtop hardness testers and it is suitable for most test objects. The operation is simple and fast, and no electronics are involved in the measurement. So the device is fully autonomous and can work even without a power supply. The durable and solid build ensures a long service life and error-free operation.
2 indenters for 2 Rockwell scales
The presence of 2 Rockwell indenters in the delivery set allows using the device for HRA, HRB and HRC scales. The Rockwell indenter with 1/16 inch ball at the tip allows getting readings under HRB hardness scale in the range 20-80 HRB. The major load regarding this hardness scale is 100 kgf. This scale is useful in measurement of the hardness of materials such as copper alloys, soft steels, aluminum and its alloys, and malleable iron. The Rockwell indenter with a diamond cone at the tip is used for higher loads up to 150 kgf. This scale is useful in measuring the hardness of materials such as steel, hard cast iron, pearlitic malleable iron, titanium, deep case-hardened steel, and other hard materials.