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Flexible hardness testing solutions for

Production lines of industrial customers

Flexible hardness testing solutions for production lines of industrial customers

Industrial customers require tailor-made solutions from a single source. If a customer is planning an entire production line for a manufacturing facility where a hardness tester needs to be integrated, then a competent, service-oriented partner is required; one who offers flexible hardness testing solutions that can be integrated easily into a production line.

It must also be possible for the hardness tester to be controlled by a higher-level customer system, so that the hardness tester can perform its job in the line. Another customer requirement is automatic data export of the measurement results or connection of the hardness tester via a network to the in-house database for quality assurance purposes. This means that the hardness tester's interfaces and software must be well documented.

Hardness testing in mechanical engineering


Automated hardness testing - with DuraVision Semi-Automatic or DuraJet G5

It is possible to integrate a hardness tester into a production line via a hardware interface. This enables external control of the machine.

  • External machine control
  • Option to connect foot switch

Both the DuraVision Semi-Automatic universal hardness tester and the DuraJet G5 Rockwell tester are equipped with an additional interface. This additional interface allows 100% tests to be conducted without having to remove test specimens from the production process.

Another option is to connect the available foot pedal to the interface, in order to use this for performing the clamping movement to fix a workpiece. The significantly simplifies handling in tests on large, unwieldy components.  

Micro hardness testing of welded joints - with DuraScan Automatic (70,80)

Weld sample testing according to DIN EN ISO 9050 can be conducted simply, in a time-saving manner, with the fully automatic DuraScan micro hardness tester.

  • Simple test sequence creation
  • Positioning with a panorama function
  • Time-saving template mode

First, the test type (sequential) and test method (HV0,1-HV5) are selected in the ecos Workflow operating software. The test points can be arranged conveniently in a grid pattern in the test point editor. The test sequences can be adapted automatically to the contours of the workpiece using the line and polygon tool. Another integrated tool makes it possible to adhere to the standard-compliant spacings. The position of the test sequences can then be defined simply and transparently in the real-time image. Larger specimens are likewise completely mapped using the panorama function.

A template for every measured and archived specimen is also created automatically. This template can then be used with the next weld seam and positioned on the workpiece using the rotation axis. In this way, even complicated test tasks can be carried out quickly in a matter of clicks.

Test data management - with DuraJet G5

In order to save all available test data simply and clearly, the DuraJet G5 Rockwell tester can archive the data in a structured manner.

  • Standard test data management
  • Grouped test data management, e.g. for batches, departments, etc.

The preferred type of test data management is selected prior to testing. In the standard test data management system, all results are stored in a collective list.

If test data needs to be associated with individual users or user groups, specific components, batches or departments, then the grouped data management function should be used. All the determined test results are compiled in separate lists, allowing them to be clearly represented, exported or saved as a report. The groups created can be reloaded at any time and augmented with additional test results.

Multiple testing of embedded specimens - with DuraScan Automatic and ecos Workflow software module

Up to twelve embedded specimens, each comprising several test sequences, can be measured fully automatically with the DuraScan micro hardness tester in combination with the ecos Workflow multi-specimen software module.

  • Automatic testing of up to twelve embedded specimens
  • Test points positioned quickly and easily with the help of the overview camera
  • High travel through asymmetric arrangement

Up to twelve embedded specimens can be inserted and processed in parallel using the ecos Workflow multi-specimen software module. The test data and test sequence can be specified for each individual specimen, and the measurement can then be executed fully automatically. Positioning of test points and test sequences is simplified by the overview camera.

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