Buehler UH4000 series universal hardness tester for high-volume labs


Buehler has announced its latest addition to the world-renowned Wilson hardness testing range, the new UH4000 Series Universal Hardness Tester. This tester comes in two key configurations: UH4250 Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750 Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf.

The Wilson UH4000 series is a robust universal hardness tester, that tests Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Brinell hardness scales within the selected tester load range. Its sturdy design will withstand the toughest of production environment. The tester has a sturdy steel casting frame to ensure durability in production and workshop environments. The hardness test process is controlled by the industry leading DiaMet software, the most intuitive hardness control software on the market to make testing easy, repeatable and automatic. With this software integration, it is an ideal tester in QC and Process Control applications, whether it tests large or small manufactured components in the lab or directly on the production floor.

The testers feature a closed loop loading cycle for best accuracy, faster testing cycles and a new eight position turret to hold desired combination of indenters and objectives. It has a large 300 mm x 400 mm T-slot stage with high weight capacity, enabling the testing of heavy and large parts nondestructively. An optional clamping tool is available to ensure stability during the test process; both manual and automatic stage movement options are also available. Other features include:

Small parts can be handled with precision by using the anvil adapter/extension and the 80mm flat anvil, or other anvils with a 25mm diameter anvil pin.

The clamping device can be activated and deactivated by the software, depending on the need.

The ring light for accuracy in Brinell measurements improves the overall repeatability of soft Brinell indents.

The motorized vertical stage movement is automatic or can be moved with a safety clutched mechanical handle.

The red target laser cross helps position test locations and indents for big parts.

The workspace illumination ensures full visibility for test piece placement underneath the turret.

Automate Rockwell “fast mode” by using the clamping device on sample.

The UH4000 Series is designed for rugged environments and suits testing in the automotive industry, metals production and large components like: Castings and forgings, flat or cylindrical work pieces, steels, heat-treated materials, cemented carbides, ceramics and plastics, and carbon testing. To obtain a quote or for more information on the UH4250 or UH4750 please contact your Buehler sales representative.

Buehler is well established as the world’s leading manufacturer of materials preparation and analysis instruments and consumables.  Buehler also engineers and manufactures the complete Wilson hardness testing equipment line, accessories and ISO-certified blocks.

The company partners with leading industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, metals, medical device, energy, and other manufacturers. In addition, many universities and research and development centers use Buehler equipment in their materials laboratories.  For custom solutions, education or training, contact the Buehler laboratory team in your region.

Buehler, an ITW Company, is a premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and value-added consumables for use in materials analysis with offices in nine countries, sales distribution in more than 100 countries, and more than 45 solutions centers. Buehler was founded in 1936 by Swiss immigrant, Adolph I. Buehler, who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the United States.

Buehler maintains its legacy of industry partnership with affiliations such as the ASM international, American Society for Testing and Materials and International Metallographic Society, the American Ceramic Society, and more. In 2019 Buehler celebrates 75 years of  partnership with ASM International. The company also contributes to the study of material science through the endowment of the ASM Francis F. Lucas Metallographic Award since 1946 and the International Metallographic Society’s Pierre Jacquet Award.

In 2006, Buehler was acquired by ITW, a developer and processor of engineered components, industrial systems and consumables and became a part of the Test and Measurement Division which also includes Instron, North Star Imaging, Brooks Instruments, Magnaflux, Loma Systems, and Avery Weigh-Tronix. ITW is a global, Fortune 200 company with 51,000 employees across 56 countries.

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