Hardness tester FH 31
The FH 31 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 31 complies with, or exceeds, all relevant international standards and is capable of performing all Rockwell and Superficial Rockwell scales. The FH 31 series comprises of two models with the key differentiation being the ability to perform Brinell indentations (one model up to 150kg, the other up to 187.5 kg)
The FH 31 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.
- Additional information
Easy calibration function.
Testing program storage.
Testing value storage.
Wireless mouse and keyboard
External Brinell microscope (FH-31-1)
Large workpiece accommodation.
Unmatched GR & R results in its class.
Fully automatic operation.
MS Windows embedded operating system.
Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system.
Meets or exceeds ISO, ASTM and JIS standards.
Shape correction settings for curved surfaces.
Large memory for measurements with statistical results.
Go/No Go function with visual and acoustic warning.
Standard workpiece clamping attachment.
USB-2 (3x), converter to RS-232, LAN RJ45, WLAN (optional), Wi-Fi onboard (optional), Bluetooth (optional) outputs.
Load range 2.5kgf/24.5N up to 187.5kgf/1838N (depending on model).
|Load application||Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system|
|Hardness scales FH-30-2||Rockwell and Superficial Rockwell all scales*|
|Hardness scales FH-30-3||Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell and Brinell scales (2.5kgf/24.5N to 187.5kgf/1838N)*|
|Rockwell pre-load||3kgf and 10kgf|
|Rockwell main load||15kgf, 30kgf, 45kgf, 60kgf, 100kgf, 150kgf|
|Rockwell test scales available||A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, R, S, V|
|Superficial Rockwell scales available||15N, 30N, 45N, 15T, 30T, 45T, 15W, 30W, 45W, 15X, 30X, 45X, 15Y, 30Y, 45Y|
|Brinell test load (model FH-30-3||2.5kgf/24.5N to 187.5kgf/1838N|
|Brinell test scales (model FH-30-3) available||HB1: 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
|Display||6.5in full color industrial touchscreen, testing results, statistics. Can also be operated by mouse and keyboard|
|Display overview||Conversion to other hardness scales such as Brinell, Vickers, Leeb, UTM. Convex, concave adjustment, machine settings, calibration|
|Standards||Meets or exceeds ISO, ASTM, JIS standards|
|Test cycles||Motorized, 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 time||Pre-load 1-99 seconds, Main load 1-99 seconds, Recovery 1-99 seconds|
|Connectivity||USB-2 (3x), converter to RS-232, LAN RJ45, WLAN (optional), WiFi onboard (optional), Bluetooth (optional)|
|Optical system FH-31-1||Brinell microscope|
|Workpiece accommodation||Vertical capacity 250mm Horizontal capacity 175mm (from indenter center-line)|
|FH-031-0000||Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell (2.5-150 kgf)|
|FH-031-0001||Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Brinell (2.5-187.5 kgf)|
|Operating temperature range||10-35°C (50-95°F) non-condensing|
|Machine dimensions||250 x 505 x 745mm (WxDxH)|
|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.
● Flat anvil 60mm
● Round testing table 150mm
● Brinell microscope (FH-30-1)
● Power cable
● Four adjustable feet
● Installation and user manual
● Wireless mouse & keyboard
● 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”
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|
|Library of Pre-Defined Testing Programs|
|Multiple Graphs/Reports for Output|
|Multiple Machine Controlled by one Horizon|
|RS232 Device Communication|
|Security Lockout 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.
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.
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.
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.