Optimizing Routine Hardness Testing with ZwickRoell's DuraScan

The ZwickRoell DuraScan G5 series facilitates Vickers, Knoop and Brinell test tasks across a load range between 0.25 gf and 62.5 kgf. This device features a high level of efficiency, flexibility, and process reliability.

From setting the indent to displaying the hardness value, the test sequence is always entirely fully automated, eradicating any potential operator influence to the greatest extent possible. The DuraScan models 10 G5 & 20 G5 are ideal when used as semi-automatic hardness testers for routine applications.

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The pioneering standard load range of the DuraScan G5, from 10 gf to 62.5 kgf, considerably stretches the application range of the hardness tester. As an option, it can be extended to a range from 0.25 gf to 62.5 kgf at any given time.

The force is electronically monitored continuously and precisely utilizing a sequence of electronic force measuring sensors. So, in addition to Vickers and Knoop, this ensures that Brinell tests can also be conducted in compliance with globally recognized standards.

With the new patented rapid traverse for the height adjustment, the test unit’s height can be adjusted 10x faster, saving invaluable time when accommodating different specimen heights. The scanning function guarantees automatic positioning of the test unit to the optimal working distance, and the camera image focuses immediately, offering the top level of efficiency in the laboratory.

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ecos Workflow Touch delivers an efficient, intelligent solution for all traditional hardness testing tasks. The user is guided step-by-step through the entire process, from measuring all the way to data backup. The intuitive user interface reduces familiarization time and limits any operational errors.

From straightforward single measurements and curve measurements to effective data storage and reporting, almost anything is possible with ecos Workflow Touch - minimum effort is guaranteed.

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The 10 Mpix camera deployed in all devices of the DuraScan G5 series sets a new pace and standard where image quality is concerned. Intelligent use of the high-resolution camera chip facilitates 4x zoom without loss of quality.

This state-of-the-art solution covers an extensive range of applications with very few lenses. To maximize this potential, the DuraScan G5 only employs lenses that deliver maximum optical resolution, reducing investment and set-up costs.

The proven fully automated evaluation process faithfully regulates the image brightness and automatically assesses the indentation.

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DuraScan 10 G5 and DuraScan 20 G5 can be operated via a modern capacitive 10” touchscreen with exceptional image reproduction. The surface is fabricated using mineral glass and is considerably more resistant to scratches than plastic surfaces: only components that have been designed for use in an industrial environment are used.

The DuraScan 10 G5 offers a plain anvil covering all the requirements for rapid and easy-to-acquire single measurements. The DuraScan 20 G5 can be enhanced by including a manual X-Y cross slide, facilitating reliable series measurements. Optional digital spindles are also available.

Fully automated versions of this hardness testing machine are also available.

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This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by ZwickRoell.

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