The EW-9000 Series represents the latest top of the range development in universal hardness testing. Modern design, innovated technology, multi purpose hardness testing instrument, based on the application of mechatronic components and high resolution video machine vision systems. A superior level of precision combined with high definition imaging creates an almost unlimited field of applications.
The EW-9000 Series represents universal hardness testing in the most versatile meaning. Aircraft engine parts,automobile parts, production lines, general quality assurance and laboratory use are all fields covered by the EW-9000 Series.
Manual operation or full scale automation to the highest possible level are both standard on the EW-9000.
Superior range of test loads/force application ranging from 1kgf to 3000kgf (over 3 models)
Fixed work piece position (no spindle)
Descending test head with automatic work piece detection
Free definable, manual or motorised 6 position turret for objectives and indenters of choice
High definition optical system for images of 0.7x to 1000x magnification
PC based hardness testing firmware and database file system as standard
Large, adjustable 15’’ industrial touch screen (or mouse with normal 22’’ LCD screen)
Automatic or manual focus, manual or fully automatic indent measurement standard
Built-in hard disk offers nearly endless file storing, standard
LAN, WLAN, USB-2, RS-232, Printer and DVI connectivity, standard
On board built-in driver for (optional) motorised X-Y stage, standard
Free definable test patterns case depth, traverse, free style, etc., optional
Machine covers made of shock, damage and fire proof recyclable materials
Large range of optional accessories
Large test piece accommodation H=300mm, D=220mm
3 years free firmware upgrade, standard
Designed and manufactured in The Netherlands, 1 year limited guarantee
Optical Hardness Testing Methods:
Vickers (HV), EN ISO 6507, ASTM E 92
Knoop (HK) ISO 4545, 4546
Brinell (HB) EN ISO 6506, ASTM E 10
Depth Measuring Hardness Testing Methods:
Rockwell (HR) EN ISO 6508, ASTM E 18
Vickers depth measurement HVT VDI/VDE 2616-1
Brinell depth measurement HBT VDI/VDE 2616-1
Ball indentation hardness (H) (ISO 2039-1) (plastics)
6 Position Turret
A special feature of the EW-9000 is the motorised turret which comes as standard on each system. The turret can hold 3 different indenters and 3 objectives up to 40x magnification, or 6 different indenters on a PURE ROCKWELL model
Combine the turret with an optional X-Y stage, a rotary table or inclination table and create the worlds most comprehensive 4 or 5 axis hardness testing system.
Workpiece position is fixed. No hand wheels, no difficult supporting and no spindle to carry heavy parts. No wear and tear caused by heavy work pieces. No work load and no additional drive systems required.
Protection, Safety, Online Systems EW-9000 intelligent sensor systems will register any irregular or unusual forces being applied to the turret, and will stop the test head from descending. In this way the system cannot cause injuries. No significant force is applied when any of the objectives are in viewing position.
The EW-9000 test head with force actuator, with or without turret, can be used in on-line structures or integrated in to production lines requiring automatic testing procedures. The newly developed optical system allows stunning, high definition indent magnification (0.7x to 1000x). Refined algorithms guarantee accurate automatic measurement.
EW-9000 Firmware EW-9000 Firmware is the advanced user operating system of the EW-9000 Series. The software incorporates, manual and automatic measurement for all scales, image editing, file storing, image storing, report printing, turret operation, manual or automatic focussing and many other advanced functions.
The firmware converts to 3 different hardness (and tensile) scales simultaneously. The conversions can be set to material and standard (ISO/ASTM).
The system also controls an (optional) X-Y stage, rotary or inclining table that can be plugged into the standard built-in driver of the tester. No additional charges, no external devices.
In combination with an X-Y stage the tester offers the option of running case depth hardness programs, pre defined testing patterns and/or other specific or special tasks defined by the user.
All data can be copied or exported in to MS applications like Word, Excel, or a report generator that emails test results directly to your workstation, or server. All data can be accessed over the LAN or WLAN connections.
Anvils, Test Tables, Special Indenters Each EW-9000 is supplied with a standard set of test anvils and work tables. Each set includes 1 V-groove anvil, 1 flat anvil 80mm, 1 large round testing table ø200mm.
Additionally, you can opt for a large range of specific anvils such as a spot anvil, set of V-groove anvils, tungsten alloy or diamond surface anvils.
The tester can be equipped with a furnace or cooling unit to test work pieces under high or low temperature. Robot work piece loading and unloading can be supported by the built-in industrial computer.
To support large work pieces or cylinder blocks you can opt for the (350mm x 250mm) large working stage that incorporates T-grooves for solid work piece fixing.
X-Y Stages, Rotary Tables, Inclination Devices Being Universal means being ready for any task. The EW-9000 can be equipped with a variety of X-Y stages suitable for different applications. Different test forces require different specifications of the X-Y stages. Size, test load and positioning accuracy can be offered according to your particular requirement.
CNC rotary tables and inclining testing tables are available depending on the complexity of your work pieces.
Large testing table 350mmx250mm with T-grooves
Extra large testing table 450mmx350mm with grooves and support
Long bar supports, to ease testing long bars
Motorised X-Y stages, motorised rotary or tilting tables
Built-in 5 axis support driver
Certified indenters and reference blocks (DKD, UKAS, ASTM)