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Hardness Testing

Hardness Testing

Manufacturers producing mechanical testing instruments and welding machines must gather data in order to measure physical displacement.


Manufacturers producing mechanical testing instruments and welding machines must gather data in order to measure physical displacement. Solartron Metrology’s products are suitable for this type of application due to their rugged construction and high accuracy.

 

Hardness testers are used to measure the density of hard alloy, carbon steel, alloy steel and non-ferrous metals. Compact dimensions of sensors were needed for ease when incorporating the sensors into the machine.

Solartron Miniature Displacement transducers cover two standard linear ranges from ±1 mm to ±3 mm.  They are designed for measuring displacement in applications where infinite resolution and repeatability are required in a very small size.

 

The core and push rod assembly moves friction-free within the sensor, an alternative design is available where only the core, threaded at both ends, is provided. Recommended push rod material is titanium; other materials can be used, but with varying effects on the electrical characteristics.

Conditioning electronics must often be added to a LVDT sensor to interface with real world environments.

Combining multiple sensors using the Orbit Digital Measurement network is easy and data can be read using a Solartron readout or the Gauge Computer Software making system integration simple.

Miniature Displacement Transducers