The Phase II hardness tester group has made some dramatic changes since our last update. The dolphin nose portable hardness tester systems have really taken hold and become top hardness tester sellers. The 900-367 dolphin nose rockwell hardness tester is the most popular model, the 900-346 is the superficial rockwell hardness tester in that series and the 900-387 is the twin rockwell/superficial rockwell hardness tester, which has become the anchor of the group. This series of rockwell hardness testers have seen a massive upgrade mid year 2018, and has really taken off since then. Larger screens, greater repeatability and smoother drive system all have been the basis for this upgrade. The 900-384 twin rockwell/superficial rockwell hardness tester is an addition to the 900-388 model introduced in late 2017. This hardness tester has a manual pre load system in place of the 388’s auto z drive system. This provides a more economical manual aspect to the test, but does not compromise on hardness tester accuracy or repeatability. A new series of bench rockwell hardness testers has recently been added. The 900-410 is the baby of the bunch and is a weight driven, touchscreen, digital rockwell hardness tester. USB stick with memory in excel is part of the package. It is the most economical we now offer. The 900-415 hardness tester is the closed loop load cell version of the 410. The 900-420 is the superficial rockwell hardness tester version that is load cell driven. And the 900-440 is the twin rockwell/superficial rockwell hardness tester at the top of that series. The PHT-6011 is our new addition to the portable ultrasonic hardness tester series of product. This model adds a special application probe for difficult to reach places, such as gear teeth and corners among others. This portable hardness tester design was influenced by our DL probes on the dynamic portable hardness testers. The PHT-1900 portable hardness tester is in the process of a major update and we should see the latest version in the 2nd qtr of 2019.
An updated UTG-4000 ultrasonic thickness gauge is sharing a new platform with the PHT-1900. We also expect this to be showing in the 2nd qtr of 2019. A new addition to the UTG group will be the UTG-2675 Ultrasonic thickness gauge. This model will take over and eventually replace the UTG-2650 used for thin material inspection. The main feature will be the ability to read through coatings, while maintaining resolutions down to 0.0001”. Live A/B scan are also a main feature of this highly advanced ultrasonic thickness gauge. This will also share the same platform as the UTG-4000 ultrasonic thickness gauge and the PHT-1900 portable hardness tester.