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Hardness-Testing Machine Shopping Tips

September 8, 2016

Tinius Olsen FH6 Model Tester

Shawn Byrd, the author of this article is the metal’s technical expert with Tinius Olsen. Narrowing down what best suits your organization’s material, QC, budget and future needs will help when purchasing a hardness-testing machine. The process of buying a new car can put us all through the paces. Read more…

FH-006 Hardness Pattern Testing

April 21, 2016

Tinius Olsen Pattern Testing

Pattern Testing is the user defined pattern/sequence of hardness measurement location on the specimen. The pattern is set at the beginning of the test and as the test starts the stage keeps shifting the specimen at the measurement location just below the indenter. Watch this interesting video for complete detail or visit FH6 Interactive Product Web Spot. Read more…

Testing Metal – Product Range

Rockwell Hardness Tester

Tinius Olsen has many types of hardness testers available that can rapidly and accurately determine the hardness value of a wide variety of materials including metals, plastics, large parts, small precision parts. The series of machines that are capable of Rockwell hardness measurements are as follows:

FH30 Series of bench mounted machines
FH31 Series of bench mounted machines
FH1 Series of bench mounted machines
FH2 Series of bench mounted machines
FH10 Series of bench mounted machines
FH11 Series of bench mounted machines
FH12 Series of floor mounted machines
FH22 Series of Portable Rockwell Testers
FH70 Series Rockwell digital retrofit

High Energy Impact Testers

Tinius Olsen manufactures a several high capacity pendulum impact testers, most of which can be that can be easily changed from a Charpy configuration to an Izod configuration, or even to a tensile impact configuration. These testers come in several capacities and are designed primarily for determining the impact resistance of metals and are designed to fully comply with the specifications outlined in ASTM E23, BS EN ISO 148-3, BS EN ISO 148-2 and ISO 442.

These machines have a number of different features and accessories that ensure safe and reliable testing while maintaining accuracy and repeatability of the results. These features include, motorised return, electric brake, 'Low Blow' impact where machine capacity is reduced by limiting the release height of the pendulum, safety shields and a variety of result display options. All testing hardware is fully complemented by Tinius Olsen developed Horizon software that turns your hardware into a sophisticated quality analysis system.

Super L

Tinius Olsen’s hydraulic testers have long been recognized as the standard for accuracy, dependability, and versatility in universal testing machines. The many thousands of testers currently in use throughout the world attest to this fact.

Now more than ever, the SL series represents the highest standard in hydraulically powered universal testing machines. It features a patented dual-pressure hydraulic loading system and a rugged four-column construction for exceptional load frame rigidity.

In addition, it has a space-saving console with a smaller footprint and comfortable working height design. A range of user interface options are available, including Bluetooth and/or tethered interfaces, to enable basic tests, comprehensive tests and everything in between, through Tinius Olsen’s Horizon materials testing software.

Super L (High Capacity)

Tinius Olsen has extended its popular Super “L” line of hydraulic testing machines to include machines that operate up to 600,000 lbf (3,000kN). In addition to the enhanced standard frames, we have modified machines to accomodate special needs at these high capacities. As an example of this, the model 600RB is designed to test sections of up to size 18 rebar and the tensile testing area has been moved to a safe, waist-high operating height to allow easy sample insertion and removal of these heavy samples.

Typical applications include testing reinforcing bars, standard plate and rod specimens, concrete cylinders, and other critical materials and products. The Tinius Olsen Super “L” has long been recognized as the standard for accuracy, dependability, and versatility in hydraulic testing machines and the many thousands of machines in use around the world attest to this fact. All Super “L” systems are guaranteed to meet ASTM, ISO, and other national and international specifications for accuracy.

Torsion Testers

For maximum torsion testing versatility and capability, Tinius Olsen offers a full range of torsion testing machines in capacities from 1,000 to 30,000 Nm. These uniquely superior torsion testers provide loading and weighing capabilities in both directions of rotation.

This feature makes it possible to conveniently determine not only the ultimate torque load of a specimen, but how that specimen behaves under conditions of continuous or intermittent torque loading in both directions.

Essentially, each torsion tester comprises a variable speed drive loading system and a digital control and indicating system in a fixed unit. The weighing head with its strain gage torque sensor is mounted on a moveable unit which can positioned on the rails to accommodate specimens of varying lengths.

All testing hardware is fully complemented by Tinius Olsen developed software that turns your hardware into a sophisticated quality analysis system. Be sure to examine the software products to determine which package is right for your application.