Hardness test benches

The hardness testing systems are automated and/or integrated into the production process, with and without component feed. 

Hardness tests on components with complicated geometries or tests in the running production can sometimes not be covered with standard hardness testers. In these cases the company Hegewald & Peschke GmbH offers you the complete engineering know-how for the realization of the testing task. Our already produced hardness testing systems include: Hardness testing stations for crankshafts, automatic rim hardness testing systems, hot hardness testing systems, circular blank testing systems and portal hardness testing systems.

robot-based hardness testing station
robot-based hardness testing station

Brinell hardness testing station for components and finished products

Hardness testing in combination with robot technology

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


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