Brinell hardness tester / bridge / for non-ferrous metals / metal
X-BHD Series



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  • Product applications:

    for non-ferrous metals, metal, for steel, for aluminum, for railway applications, for heavy loads, sheet, for tubes, for quality control, for measurement instruments, for large components, for ferrous metals, for bulky products, for stainless steel, for cast parts, for crankshafts, for wheels, for camshafts, for production machines

  • Other characteristics:

    with control panel, automatic, motorized, multifunction, with data logger, with image analysis, with PCT touch screen, with XY positioning table


The Foundrax X-BHD range are heavy duty machines specifically designed to handle the forces generated in Brinell hardness testing. The machines consist of a Brinell test head for applying the test forces of up to 29 420N (3000kgf) and a heavy duty frame. Depending on the configuration, the test head of the machine may be manoeuvred anywhere over the working area of the test bed to accurately and easily position it for one or more tests without moving the workpiece.

From small static bridge machines with vertical test head movement only to fully automatic machines with powered X, Y and Z movement over an integral test bed, the range covers many options. The X-BHD is an extremely robust machine which is suitable for use with very large components such as those found in the oil Industry.

The X-BHD range of bridge type Brinell hardness testers offer the user a range of test head options. These range from a simple machine using the Foundrax model 134 portable Brinell test head capable of indentation only and operating in a single Brinell hardness scale to a fully automatic machine featuring the Foundrax type D test head with integral BRINtronic automatic Brinell microscope capable of operating in all Brinell scales from HBW 2.5/187.5 to HBW 10/3000.

Where the configuration allows, the bridge may be moved out of the test area to allow the workpiece to be lowered onto the table by crane or alternatively if the bridge is fixed then the component can be moved in and out of the machine via trolley or rail bogey.