Rockwell hardness tester

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March 1, 2018

HR-530 series hardness testers feature an electronic control that tests Rockwell, Rockwell Superficial, Rockwell testing of plastics (A & B), and light force Brinell hardness testing. The systems can test inside-ring wall hardness without cutting the ring. Minimum diameter is 34mm, but inner diameters (IDs) as small as 22mm can be tested using an optional 5mm diamond indenter. When testing multiple workpieces with the same height, continuous testing is possible by pressing the foot switch or the start button.

Models in the series include:

  • HR-530 – Max. specimen size height: 250mm; depth: 150mm
  • HR-530L – Max. specimen size height: 395mm; depth 150mm
Mitutoyo Corp.

CAM software

Multi-task machining (MTM) functionality was designed to address CNC programming requirements of multi-task machines, providing powerful programming tools that are easy to learn and use, giving operators flexibility and configurability. Machining processes are defined with GibbsCAM's graphical user interface for seamless access to turning and milling capabilities. GibbsCAM's associativity allows operations to be updated when modifications are made. Factory-supplied post-processors output multi-flow NC code, complete with utility operations and sync codes.

3D Systems Inc. (GibbsCAM)

Laser-cutting for PCD tools

The LaserSmart 501 systems for cutting polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tools replaces multi-machine processes for creating circular chamfer or chip grooves. The laser cuts through the diamond grain smoothly, generating extremely sharp and clearly defined cutting edges that produce smoother surfaces.

A HSK63 workpiece holder and integrated standard automation process supports an array of different tool geometries that can be loaded and machined by the job manager without operator intervention. Machine designers were able to integrate a Fanuc robot without altering overall footprint.

Using 3D simulation, a tool can be visualized and machining procedures simulated before the machinery is loaded and the laser is activated.

Rollomatic USA