The Brinell Testing Method


Although there are several forms of hardness testing, Brinell is both the oldest and most reliable method. The use of a ball and load determines the hardness of certain metals, in a three-step process:

  • Apply a specific force to a metal with an indentation device at a perpendicular angle
  • Hold for a specified time before measuring the diameter of the indentation
  • Repeat multiple times to calculate a mean diameter

The quality control tests for shipments of metals will likely include the Brinell method to aid them in finding the finest materials. The hardness of a metal correlates with its density, ductility and durability – three key components of the highest-quality products.


The Best Test

Whilst the variety of testing equipment available is expansive, the Nexus3400FA is clearly a superior choice. It may not be the newest model, but the product is durable, powerful and reliable. With three separate indenter positions and a six-position motorized turret, the tester is the perfect balance of affordable and dependable. Additionally, the equipment is automated with a simple start switch for ease of use. Compared with the unreliable and outdated Nexus3100, and the over-expensive and unnecessarily large Nemesis 9600RS(B), the Nexus3400FA is the obvious choice for a value-for-money, high-quality Brinell Hardness Tester.


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