The King Portable Brinell Tester is the most reliable, user-friendly and affordable portable Brinell tester and the ONLY portable Brinell tester on the market that is Directly Verifiable.
On the market for over 70 years, Brinell Hardness Tester - King Brinell Tester units are lightweight, easy to maneuver and require only one operator, making them ideal for use as portable or bench units. Versatile enough to test virtually any size and shape of the metal specimen, these testers are easy to use. The operator simply places the specimen between the anvil and the test head, cranks the test head down onto the specimen, locking the tester in place, closes the pressure release valve, and pulls the hydraulic lever until the desired load is reached.
The tester applies up to a 3,000 kg load on a 10mm ball, making a lasting impression, which is available for re-reading at any time. A by-pass valve is automatically activated at the calibrated load, eliminating the chance of overloading. The impression is then read and recorded by the operator using a Brinell microscope such as "Deep reading microscope" or KingScan®IV automatic Brinell microscope. This portable Brinell hardness tester meets all international standards for Brinell testing including ASTM E-110, British Standard #240, Pt.2, Sect.1 and JIS Standards, and is calibrated to 1/2 of 1% of the load on equipment traceable to NIST Standards.