Hardness tester FH 30

The FH 30 Rockwell hardness tester is built with a cast frame to provide the ultimate stiffness and rigidity. The machine uses a closed loop loadcell based control system to guarantee superior results.
The FH 30 complies with, or exceeds, all relevant international standards and is capable of performing all Rockwell and Superficial Rockwell scales. The FH 30 series comprises of two models with the key differentiation being the ability to perform Brinell indentations (one model up to 150kgf, the other up to 187.5 kgf).
The FH 30 system control is managed via a 6.5″ industrial touch screen utilizing Horizon software which allows for user test setup, configuration, saving results, recalling results, etc.



Excellent accuracy.

Fully automatic operation.

Easy calibration function.

Testing program storage.

USB-2 connectivity.

Large workpiece accommodation

External Brinell microscope (FH-30-3).

Standard workpiece clamping attachment.

Shape correction settings for curved surfaces.

Meets or exceeds ISO, ASTM and JIS standards.

Go/No Go function with visual and acoustic warning.

Load cell based force feedback, closed loop system.

Load range 2.5kgf/24.5N up to 187.5kgf/1838N (depending on model).

Load applicationLoad cell, force feedback, closed loop system
Hardness scales FH-30-2Rockwell and Superficial Rockwell all scales*
Hardness scales FH-30-3Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell and Brinell scales (2.5kgf/24.5N to 187.5kgf/1838N)*
Rockwell pre-load3kgf and 10kgf
Rockwell main load15kgf, 30kgf, 45kgf, 60kgf, 100kgf, 150kgf
Rockwell test scales availableA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, R, S, V
Superficial Rockwell scales available15N, 30N, 45N, 15T, 30T, 45T, 15W, 30W, 45W, 15X, 30X, 45X, 15Y, 30Y, 45Y
Brinell test load (model FH-30-32.5kgf/24.5N to 187.5kgf/1838N
Brinell test scales (model FH-30-3) availableHB1: 2.5kgf/24.5N, 5kgf/49N, 10kgf/98N, 30kgf/295N HB 2.5: 6.25kgf/61.29N,15.625kgf/153.2N, 31.25kgf/306.45N, 62.5kgf/612N, 187.5kgf/1838N HB5: 25kgf/245.16N, 62.5kgf/612N, 125kgf/1225N HB10: 100kgf/980.7N
Display8.5in full color industrial touchscreen, testing results, statistics, Can also be operated by mouse and keyboard
Display overviewConversion to other hardness scales such as Brinell, Vickers, Leeb, UTM. Convex, concave adjustment, machine settings, calibration
StandardsMeets or exceeds ISO, ASTM, JIS standards
Test cyclesMotorized, fully automatic, Pre-load, Load, Dwell, Unload process
Indenters (optional)Rockwell Diamond cone: 120°
Rockwell balls: 1/16in, 1/8in, 1/4in, 1/2in
Brinell balls: 1mm, 2.5mm, 5mm, 10mm
Dwell timePre-load 1-99 seconds, Main load 1-99 seconds, Recovery 1-99 seconds
Connectivity USB-2
Optical system FH-30-3 Brinell microscope
Workpiece accommodation Vertical capacity 250mm Horizontal capacity 175mm (from indenter center-line)
Operating temperature range10-35°C (50-95°F) non-condensing
Machine dimensions250 x 505 x 745mm (WxDxH)
Weight82kg (181lb)
Power 100V AC to 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz, single phase

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
Hardness testers are widely used in many fields such as: manufacturing, quality control and engineering services.

Standard Accessories

●  V-anvil
● Flat anvil 60mm
● Round testing table 150mm
● Brinell microscope (FH-30-1)
● Power cable
● Four adjustable feet
● Certificate
● Installation and user manual
● Wireless mouse & keyboard

Options Accessories

● Certified indenters
● Rockwell C indenter
● Rockwell B indenter
● Brinell ball indenters 1mm, 2.5mm, 5mm, 10mm (FH-30-1)
● Certified reference hardness blocks
● Custom testing tables
● Precision vise for small parts, jaw width 36mm
● Precision vise for small parts, jaw width 42mm
● Precision vise for small parts, jaw width 75mm
● V-blocks and special clamps
● Solid tester table and storage cabinet
● Firmware service over internet ‘Team Viewer”

Horizon Software
Computer assisted data acquisition and machine control system which can be supplied with most Tinius Olsen testing equipment. The Horizon software package allows data to be collected, analyzed, graphed (where appropriate), and stored. If the testing machine allows, it can also provide control over testing operations.
Horizon has a comprehensive selection of pre-defined testing programs which includes powerful analysis of testing data, complex control, and sophisticated reporting. These programs can be modified and further enhanced to fit a customer’s particular requirements. The testing data collected by these programs may be exported to an outside source then later transferred to other data analysis systems. The Horizon databases may also be configured to be shared across several computers on a company’s network thereby allowing the testing programs and testing data to be utilized by multiple systems.
Using Horizon will make easy work of your materials testing, whether it’s designed for the demanding rigors of R&D or the charting and analysis functions of QC testing.

Key Features Overview

Advanced Machine Segment Control
Customizable Report Layout
Data Archiving and Backup
Data Exporting (Results/Limits/Statistics/Points)
Data Importing (Result Entries/Limits)
Data Stored with SQL Server Express
Formula Generation
Library of Pre-Defined Testing Programs
Method/Output Editor
Multiple Graphs/Reports for Output
Multiple Machine Controlled by one Horizon
Multiple Users
Networking Databases
Report Consolidation
RS232 Device Communication
Security Lockout Capability
Touchscreen Capability
Video Extensometer Capability

Test & Recall
The testing area allows for the viewing of live data from the machine while the test is being performed. Multiple tabs showcase the recalling of previous testing data as well as each testing machine connected to the software. Once a testing tab is created, it never has to be destroyed. When a new testing program needs to be run, simply change the Tab Options and load a new program. Each testing tab can be configured to display custom results, multiple graphs, multiple plots on a single graph, and live data (including custom formulas). Each tab may be customized to suite a user’s preferences.

Method/Output Editor
The testing program transferred from the Library may be customized for the customer in the Method and Output Editors. Create custom batch/sample identifiers for reporting and recalling purposes. Enhance the control of the machine with advanced machine segments. Automatically accept tests then print or email the report based on pre-defined limits. Customize multiple reports for various recipients. Import specimen data (such as dimensions or limits) from an outside file based on an identifier. Export results, limits, statistics, and/or curve points to an external file.

Custom Results
Methods transferred from the Library contain a number of results which have been standardized. In the Result Editor, however, custom result can be created. Such results can might be defined as entry type, a single point along a curve, a calculation between two points along a curve, a live source, or even a calculated formula. Depending upon how the result is created, it can be added to a testing panel to be viewed during the test or added to a report.

Library of Methods
A searchable database containing a variety of pre-defined testing routines. These methods are based on Standards from ASTM, ISO, EN, BS, DIN and many more. These routines include testing in tension, compression, flexure, torsion, melt index, heat distortion, hardness, impact, and more. Each method may be transferred into the user’s main database and customized with their own identifiers, units, report layouts, etc. With each new version update of Horizon, more and more routines are added to the Library.

Help Desk
Access to the tutorials which guide a user is various activities in the software.Displays details of the Software Key including items purchased. System Information displays valuable data regarding the software as well as the computer which it is installed upon. This guides the Tinius Olsen support staff when there are questions regarding system functionality. Please also note this page offers quick access to the Horizon QS program which will allow our Tinius Olsen support staff to take control of the computer when assistance is requested.

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