Affri LD 3000 AX Automatic Hardness Tester

Affri LD 3000 AX Automatic Hardness Tester

Fully Automatic Hardness Tester for Vickers, Rockwell and Brinell Testing Methods

Versatile, Fully Automatic Hardness Testing

The Affri LD 3000 AX is an automatic universal hardness tester for Vickers, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell and Brinell hardness test methods in compliance with ASTM and ISO hardness standards. It features a 360° Swivel Turret with 9 positions, allowing the user to switch between the 4 indenters, 4 optic lenses and 1 milling probe more quickly and easier than ever before. On top of that, the user-friendly touchscreen interface grants quick access to a plethora of automatic functions, such as Auto-Contact, Auto-Clamping, Auto-Indenting, Auto-Switching with Auto-Focus and Auto-Measure, all with the push of a button.

Features & Applications:

  • Automatic reading with infinite resolution camera
  • Autofocus, Auto-Clamping, Auto-Contact and more
  • 15" touchscreen with user-friendly interface
  • Motorized turret with 9 positions / 360° rotation
  • Intuitive and strong clamping system
  • Very quick cycle time - 10 to 15 seconds
  • Adjustable vertical stroke height
  • Hardness testing on all metals, including: iron, steel, tempered steel, cast iron, nitriding, cementation and hardfacing
  • Knoop testing on ceramic and glass materials


One Button Hardness Measurement

A plethora of automatic functions are accessible through the LD 3000 AX's user interface using the 15" touchscreen. For example, for Auto-Contact, the hardness tester measuring head moves down until contact is made, applies the force and makes the indentation. The software will move to the camera view mode where the indent is automatically measured.


Motorized Turret & Measuring Heads

Each of the 9 positions features a measuring head that makes automated movements. These movements are made with automatic loading when contact is made. The approach of the head to the sample (and not the other way around) makes for more accurate, stable and safe measurements. Additionally, there is one slot for an indenter and one slot for an objective. Auto-Rotate and Auto-Switch functions make complete measurement cycles a breeze.


Patented Affri Clamping System

Secure contact with the specimen is always maintained, even in the unlikely event of a specimen moving during the operation cycle. The clamping system assures perfect stability of any test piece throughout the cycle, and can support more than 4,000 lbs.


LD 3000 AX Software

The software for the Affri LD 3000 AX comes pre-installed and controls the whole instrument, avoiding setting errors or operator mistakes. This powerful software package is for test cycle managing and automatic indent reading. A wide array of settings and parameters can be set, including measurement setup, image adjustments, statistics, data storage and more, all to ensure that whatever your application, the LD 3000 AX will get the job done.

Technical Specifications

LD 3000 AX Specifications

Conformity Standards EN-ISO 6506-2 / EN-ISO 6507-2 / EN-ISO 6508-2 / EN-ISO 2039 / ISO 868 / ASTM-E10 / ASTM-E18 / ASTM-E103 / ASTM 2240 / ASTM-E384 / JIS
Load Accuracy Better than 0.05 %
Readout Division 0.1 HBW / HBWT / HV - 0.01 HR
Lighting and Objectives LED - Objectives for HB - HV - HK measurements
Focus and Reading Automatic and Manual
Dwell Time From 1 to 99 seconds
Indenter Stroke Motorized 0.8” / 20 mm
Height Capacity 7.8" - 9.4” / 200 - 240 mm (More on request)
Depth Capacity 7.4" / 190 mm
Tolerable Weight ~4409 lbs (2000 kg)
Temperature Range 50° - 95° F (10° - 35° C)
Data Output USB - Ethernet (RS 232C, wireless upon request)
Power Supply 110 or 220 V / 50/60 Hz
Software Affri - OMAG
Principle of Operation Load Cell and Closed Loop (Affri patent)
Applications For all metals: iron, steel, tempered steel, cast iron, brass, aluminum, copper and metal alloys. Heat treatment, hardening, nitriding, cementation and hardfacing. Hard and soft plastics.
Shipping Weight ~1323 lbs (600 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 44" x 43" x 70” (110 x 108 x 174 cm)

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