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The system uses a compact scanning head attached to a computer using B.O.S.S software to measure impression diameters in seconds, and yields a measurement resolution of 0.01mm.

Improved Brinell Optical Scanning System

Feb. 20, 2023
The B.O.S.S system uses a compact scanning head attached to a computer and proprietary software to measure impression diameters in seconds, and yields a measurement resolution of 0.01 mm.

AMETEK Newage Testing Instruments launched an improved Brinell optical scanning system – called B.O.S.S. – for measuring the hardness of metals. Brinell testing can be used for all types of metals and it offers a very accurate and simple testing method. However, manual reading via microscope has a high risk of human error and requires training and concentration to achieve accurate results. Because the formula for the Brinell Hardness Number (BHN) calculation depends on the indent impression reading, these readings require high accuracy.

The B.O.S.S system virtually eliminates operator influence on the test result, and represents the most significant technological improvement since the introduction of Brinell testing. It measures Brinell impressions faster, more accurately, and more consistently than other solutions, and it improves quality control with advanced data acquisition and analysis capabilities.

The B.O.S.S. System uses a compact scanning head attached to a computer using the B.O.S.S software to measure impression diameters in seconds, and yields a measurement resolution of 0.01mm. The B.O.S.S software is used to set up the criteria for the reading and performs the necessary Brinell Hardness Number calculations to ASTM standards.

The system also accounts for such anomalies as impression roundness and surface finish of samples.

In this latest launch, the popular B.O.S.S software has been optimized with an even better user interface that is very intuitive in a familiar window-based environment and with faster and easier installation. The new configurable display shows the 10 most recent readings and features customizable measurement screens you can configure to tailor the software to your specific application. An updated demonstration mode allows for multiple impressions, creating an improved sales and training experience.

It is impossible to find a more accurate or easier way to perform your Brinell testing than with the improved market-leading updated B.O.S.S system. The new software version is available now.

Learn more at www.hardnesstesters.com.