Introducing the RH-150AUTO
H-150AUTO Portable Hardness Tester
The RH-150AUTO is a
modular, portable hardness
tester (Rockwell). It performs
true Rockwell tests, all in
a portable package!
Monthly archive for October2014

Hardness Testing Can Provide Info About Past Environment on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has drilled into the surface of Mars twice in the past and is now being prepared to do so again.  Their hope is that by drilling into the environment, they will be able to gather information about what Mars was like when…

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SpaceShip Two Crashes

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two was on its fourth powered flight when it crashed over Mojave, California.  One of the two pilots on board survived.  This flight was going to be a step on the way to completing test flights so that spaceships for customer flights…

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Cheetah Robot Developed: Watch it Run!

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a robot animal made to run and jump like a cheetah, the fastest terrestrial animal in the world.  Currently, Cheetah can reach up to 10 miles per hour and does not make the loud noises that a…

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Metal Eating Plant Discovered

Normally, plants become poisoned by high levels of nickel; however, researchers recently discovered a plant in the Philippines that, unlike all the others, thrives on metal.  These plants, called rinorea niccolifera, can hold metal up to 18,000 parts per million in their leaves which is…

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Rockwell Hardness Tester is Essential for the Metal Fabrication Industry

In the metal fabrication industry or any company that provides products constructed from metal, it is vital that the material is of the best quality. To ensure the highest grade metal, it must be tested under laboratory conditions before releasing it for sale and public…

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Printable Solar Panels in the Works

Solar panels have proved an energy efficient method for many industries now and might soon be implemented in a new way.  Australian scientists have been working on printable solar panels which can be used in the near future to power personal electronic devices such as…

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New Smart Robot Could Possibly Save Lives

A new robotic tool was developed by researchers at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico that could possibly save lives.  This new tool is able to differentiate between humans and other objects and will, therefore, be used during search and rescue missions to help workers…

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Methods of Testing the Hardness of Steel

Sometimes when you are using metal such as steel for projects, it is beneficial to understand how hard the metal is. Knowing the hardness of steel lets you know how well it will hold up under certain types of force. When choosing a steel hardness…

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What Is a Metal Hardness Tester?

Different industries think of metal hardness in different ways. Metallurgists think of a metal’s resistance to penetration when they think of hardness testing. Design engineers typically refer to the flow stress measurement of metal when they talk about metal hardness. Workers in the metals industry…

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The Importance of Hardness Testing in Production

New products are constantly being created and contributing to society’s advancement.  Many of those products are made up of high-tech materials.  In order to successfully create these products, a person must have a good understanding of the materials they are using.  One crucial test used…

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