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Bowers Metrology has launched the universal Nemesis 9000 series of multi-purpose hardness-testing instruments, applicable to a range of industrial and commercial sectors.

These include aerospace, automotive, production lines, general quality assurance, and laboratory use.

The Nemesis 9000 series is based on the application of advanced mechanical and electronic components and a high-resolution video vision system.

Featuring a modern design with improved ease of access for large components, Nemesis 9000 provides the user with a high level of precision, combined with high-definition imaging, creating an almost unlimited field of application.

Using a load-cell, closed-loop, force feedback system Bowers’ hardness tester range is capable of manual or full-scale automated operation.

The flexible tester is suitable for a range of applications, including: Vickers (HV); Knoop (HK); Brinell (HB); Rockwell (HR); Vickers depth measurement; Brinell depth measurement and Ball indentation hardness.

The Nemesis 9000 series offers a range of test-load/force applications, ranging from 500gf to 3,000kgf.

The Bowers testers feature descending test heads with automatic workpiece detection and free definable, manual or motorised six-position turrets, for objectives and indentor choice.

For ease of viewing and control, a large, adjustable 15in industrial touch screen, or 22in LCD screen with mouse is provided.

A high-definition Innovazoom optical system, providing images of 0.7x to 1,000x magnification, is also supplied as standard.

User-friendly, PC-based Innovatest Impressions, hardness testing firmware and a database file system allows for ease of operation, while a built-in hard disk offers an almost endless file-storing capacity.

The Bowers Metrology Group specialises in delivering a full and comprehensive range of precision measuring systemss to some of the most competitive and demanding shop-floor environments. Over the years, Bowers has proven its success with rapid, sustained growth and now prides itself on being the world’s leading bore gauge manufacturer in terms of both production volume and breadth of product range. 

Already working in some of the most challenging industries such as oil and gas, defence, aerospace and automotive, the Bowers Metrology Group delivers cost-effective solutions to the most testing measurement problems, further strengthening its reputation for the superior quality, accuracy and usability of its precision measuring equipment. Striving for excellence in both the comprehensive range of products supplied and the many services offered to its customers, the Group’s aim is to build on this hard-won reputation and continue to exceed customers’ expectations.

As a member of the Bowers Metrology Group, Bowers UK supplies UK industry with an unrivalled choice of high-quality precision measuring equipment, bespoke system design and laboratory-based UKAS calibration services. Its pre-eminent position in the metrology market allows Bowers UK to provide its customers with a truly complete metrology service. What’s more, customers also benefit from the ‘one stop shop’ nature of the company's centralised sales, service, training and customer support for the complete range of Bowers, Moore & Wright, Baty International and CV Instruments products.

The all-inclusive nature of the Bowers Metrology Group can also be demonstrated by the wide range of superior hardness testers, surface finish and other material testing instruments supplied by CV Instruments.  

Bowers’ vision for the future is clear: to develop its position as a total metrology solutions provider, offering its customers a full range of products and services that are borne from its continued investment in both people and technology. 

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