Automated Hardness Testing Systems

Study the past, be loyal to your future…Automated testing systems provide compliance with the increasing requirements of industry in reducing labor intensive testing, abandoning the possibility of human operation error and achieving ever lower measurements of uncertainty for the process.

Material failure is actually no longer accepted. In recent years we have seen a trend of an increasing number of tests required in all fields of materials testing. A larger volume of parts to be tested and an increasing number of tests, require faster specimen throughput times.

INNOVATEST hardness testing machines are perfectly suited to be integrated in automated materials testing systems. Depending on the customer’s specific requirements additional test and measuring devices can be added to the automated system, such as; tensile and compression testing, specimen thickness, roughness and weight measurement which are just some of the options.
Linear measuring devices and other transducers can be easily added to the automated process as well.

Even the process of testing device calibration and verification can be automated and be part of the entire set-up.

Hardness testers used in the process can be both depth measuring machines (Rockwell) or optical systems (Brinell/Vickers) with Artificial Intelligence on board to provide the highest level of accuracy. The AI system also ads intelligence to visualize and measure indents of relatively poor quality resulting in less refused specimens.

The graphical user interfaces of the entire system provides the best possible operator control and high efficiency with just limited down time. Browser programs allow operation from nearly any location.

Nearly any test procedure for hardness testing between 1gf and 3000kgf can be automated where the robot takes over the handling tasks between the individual system stations that would previously require a high amount of manpower and consume a lot of time; all a base for error.

INNOVATEST partners with TINIUS OLSEN, the first name in materials testing, a leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of static tension and/or compression materials testing machines. Tinius Olsen invented the first wide scale commercially available Universal Testing Machine in 1880, and throughout its history, the company has been at the forefront of development and innovation in this field.

The cooperation of 2 world leaders in materials testing provides an ultimate knowledge base, whether you are looking for a single (hardness) (tensile & compression) testing machine or a fully automated system that runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, you can be sure that every element has been designed and tested to the highest standards.