Portable Hardness Tester Calibration

Applied Technical Services offers portable hardness tester calibration. These pieces of equipment measure the hardness of materials. The four methods of hardness testing are Rockwell, Brinell, Knoop, and Vickers Hardness Testing. Rockwell hardness testing tends to be the most performed because of its precision and ease of use. At ATS, we offer both Rockwell and Vickers hardness testing methods in our metallurgy lab. The Vickers hardness test is for all solid materials, including metals. Rockwell, on the other hand, measures the bulk hardness of metallic and polymer materials. Technicians perform the Rockwell hardness method by pressing an indenter, often a steel ball or diamond, onto the sample’s surface with a specific load and then measuring how far down it penetrated.

Manufacturers of portable hardness tester recommend owners maintain a regular calibration schedule to verify their accuracy. Because hardness testers measure the resistance of materials by measuring the dents, bends, and scratches created by indentation, small misalignments can develop over time that would require the tester undergo recalibration and readjustment.

Portable hardness testers use ultrasonic contact impedance technology to measure certain surfaces that are small and thin. They can detect metals as thin as 2mm, hard or soft.

Manufacturers that make Rockwell and Vickers portable hardness testers: 

Applied Technical Services has been performing superior testing, inspection, and calibration services for over 50 years. Our experts understand the importance of calibration to maintain accurate measurements. Portable Hardness Testing is one of the many services we offer!

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