It makes sense for the technician to have the use of a portable hardness testing tool. Not at all difficult to apply and carry with him from site to site, the webster hardness testing device allows the technician to test a range of materials such as aluminum, brass, copper and steel. The machine is able to deliver accurate and fast results.
The operator is also able to use the device to test a variety of shapes, shapes which other testing devices would not be able to test. Examples of tempers and shapes that the webster hardness testing device is able to test include extrusions, flat stock and tubing. All work that needs to be tested is placed between an anvil and penetrator. Pressure will then be applied to the tester’s handles until a ‘bottom’ is felt.
And at this stage, the dial indicator can be read. The hardness tester is able to identify heat-treated parts, telling them apart from non-heat treated parts. correlations between a bench-mounted hardness tester and the production line is able to segregate materials in stock. Differences between soft or work hardened materials can be tested. The testing device is also able to identify parts that have been made from improper or sub-standard alloys.
The device also checks for proper heat treatment responses. Just the use of this one single testing device allows for work that would have eaten up many labor intensive hours and with the use of slower testing equipment. Yet another important feature of the portable device is that it can be applied to assemblies that would not be able to be brought into laboratories. An operator is able to utilize the device in just a single hand.
Dial indicators installed are also easy to read.