How To Use A Rockwell Portable Hardness Tester

Using An Ames Portable Metal Hardness Tester

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We’re going to be testing a customer’s sample piece on her Model 1 a standard Ames portable hardness tester.  The purpose of this demonstration is to show you just how easy it is to operate the duster as a sample piece or using a small clip. It is a hard material spring-type steel.  I’m using a diamond penetrator for the flat Anvil.   I’m going to be measuring in the C scale which requires a 10-kg minor load and I’ve got a  150 kg major load.  First thing I want to do is initialize the Dow indicator Itself by rotating the setting of the stylus of the indicator. Next we’re going to trap the part between the Anvil and the penetrator and I’m going to establish my 10 kg. load. Simply do that by rotating the handwheel and the pin correctly. Next we want to establish the zeo point on the tester itself. To do that we  rotate barrel downl and rest the  pin directly on the magnifer. Next we will rotate the handwheel to 150. Once that is set, reverse the handwheel back to the set point. What you see ia the c scale numbers in black and b numbers in red. We are looking at the c scale.You can see the line or underneath the number 40 there’s a thick line and then off on the left hand side there’s  little hash marks each one of those small hash marks is 2 points.  The large broad line underneath the number itself is the whole number or in this case 40.  You can see it set up in 10 point increments.  So what we’re looking at is 40 which is the black line underneath the 40 and then we’re sitting right between the broad and hash mark which makes it a 41.  We want to thank you for your attention should you have questions please feel free to contact us by email telephone or fax.

How To Use A Rockwell Portable Hardness Tester

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