The machine performs Rockwell or Superficial Rockwell hardness tests in accordance with established specifications, including BS EN ISO 6508:1999 and ASTM E18. The machine is supplied with a diamond cone indenter and a 1/16” diameter ball indenter, as standard. The machine is provided with a four-digit LED display. It is used to display measured hardness results, to monitor the progress of the test and to display derived statistical data. The SM1015 is an industrial instrument and if used in accordance with the following instructions, and given reasonable care and attention, it will maintain accurate and reliable hardness scales.
- Hardness testing using classical Rockwell methods according to ISO 6508 and ASTM E18