Microindentation Tester evaluates load range hardness.

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Producing forces from 10 gf to 50 Kgf, Tukon(TM) 2100B can perform tests for various micro and macro Knoop and Vickers applications. Closed-loop control facilitates operation while promoting reading accuracy. Load cell, located between indenter and drive mechanism, forms error-free, precision test axis, while resistance sensing circuitry eliminates accidental load cell and indenter damage. Fully automatic computer controlled system provides stage control and image analysis.

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Wilson® Instruments Announces Increased Capabilities for the Tukon(TM) 2100B Microindentation/Knoop/Vickers Testers

Wilson Instruments, an Instron® company, and the originator of the Rockwell® hardness tester, announces increased capabilities for its Tukon 2100B Microindentation Tester. Designed to perform both micro and macro load range hardness testing, the Tukon 2100B can test a broad range of specimens. With test forces as low as 10gf and as high as 50Kgf, the system is able to perform tests for a variety of micro and macro Knoop and Vickers applications. The state of the art optical system on the 2100B provides image quality unmatched in the industry.

Wilson's Tukon is designed with closed-loop control for easier operation and more accurate hardness readings and testing results. Wilson replaces conventional deadweights with its unique closed-loop control system, making the Series 2100B the most stable and repeatable microindentation/Knoop/Vickers tester on the market. This system places a load cell between the indenter and the drive mechanism to form an error-free, precision test axis that eliminates test result errors caused by test force inaccuracy. The use of load cells versus deadweights ensures against force errors that can result over time from friction and wear. Resistance sensing circuitry eliminates accidental load cell and indenter damage.

For 2007, a new fully automatic computer controlled system is offered to provide the latest in automatic stage control and image analysis automatic measurements of the indents. Designed for maximum flexibility, measurement accuracy and ease of use, the new system can significantly increase your testing efficiency. Extra large stages are available for mounting multiple fixtures that can farther reduce your testing costs.

Wilson's Tukon 2100B is available with an automatic turret that reduces operator input and source of error. This special design provides push button selection of up to five turret positions, allowing for two load cell indenter combinations and three measuring objectives, or one load cell and four objectives. The Tukon increases productivity and lowers operator fatigue with dedicated keys for repetitive functions such as: exclude test, clear stats, auto print and print report.

About Wilson® Instruments

Wilson® Instruments is the leading provider of testing equipment for hardness testing in the metals and plastics markets. Wilson, the originator of Rockwell® Testers, designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of Rockwell, Knoop, Vickers, and Brinell scale testers in both bench and portable hardness testing instruments. A full range of software and accessories are also available.

The hardness testing companies of Instron® Corporation are Shore® Instruments and Wilson® Instruments. A global company providing single-source convenience, Instron manufactures and services products used to test the mechanical properties and performances of various materials, components and structures in a wide array of environments.

Instron systems evaluate materials ranging from the most fragile filament to advanced high-strength alloys, providing customers with comprehensive solutions for all their research, quality and service-life testing requirements. Additionally, Instron offers a broad range of service capabilities, including assistance with laboratory management, calibration expertise and customer training.

For more information, contact Instron, 825 University Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062-2643; 1-800-695-4273; fax 1-781-575-5770; email info_news@instron.com. Information is also available on the company's enhanced website at www.wilsoninstruments.com.

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