Automated hardness testing system with robot
The hardness testing station has a modular design and, according to requirements, can be supplemented by sample processing stations or additional test systems (e.g. geometric measurement or determination of the surface roughness). This means motor blocks, steel or aluminum rims and even housing parts can be tested. It is possible to adapt the system to the special requirements of every single customer at any time.
The robot takes over the central handling tasks between individual testing stations that previously required a high amount of time and manpower. Also, any faults that occur within the framework of the manual testing are eliminated. According to requirements, the automatic hardness testing centre works using the Vickers, Rockwell or Brinell procedure. This reliably tests a wide range of materials for their hardness, according to the respective requirements. The hardness tester module can be replaced or supplemented by a universal testing machine if required, depending on the modular system implemented. In this case, fully automated tensile, pressure and bending tests can be conducted.
A system also consists of following components:
- hardness tester with an integrated, fully automatic optical system (up to 3000 kp)
- robots designed for test objects with a weight up to 120 kg
- sample preparation station (milling machine)
- identification station for collecting information on component markings using a camera system
- marking station for marking the components
- feeding and magazining units