The Foundrax X-BHD and X-BHD-E series of heavy duty bridge type Brinell hardness testers are available in a range of sizes from small static bridge machines with vertical test head movement only to fully automatic machines with powered X, Y and Z movement over an integral test bed giving an extremely robust machine suitable for use with very large components such as those found in the Oil Industry.
The X-BHD range of bridge type Brinell hardness testers offer the user a range of test head options.
These range from a simple machine using the Foundrax model 134 portable Brinell test head capable of indentation only and operating in a single Brinell hardness scale to a fully automatic machine incorporating the Foundrax ATH2 fully automatic Brinell test head with integral BRINtronic automatic Brinell microscope offering fully automatic Brinell measurements in scales from HBW 2.5/187.5 to HBW 10/3000.
The Foundrax Model X-BHD and X-BHD-E are heavy duty machines specifically designed to handle the forces generated in Brinell hardness testing.
The machines consist of a Brinell Test Head for applying the test forces of up to 29 420N (3000kgf) and a heavy duty frame. Depending on the configuration, the Test Head of the machine may be manoeuvred anywhere over the working area of the test bed to accurately and easily position it for one or more tests without moving the workpiece. Where the configuration allows the bridge may be moved out of the test area to allow the workpiece to be lowered onto the table by crane or alternatively if the bridge is fixed then the component t can be moved in and out of the machine via trolley or rail bogey.
As with All ATH2 type machines, the X-BHD-E may be networked to allow automatic downloading of batch parameters etc as well as automatic uploading and saving of the test results and batch statistics.