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Bowers Metrology has launched the advanced Nexus 700 series of closed-loop hardness bench testers.

The 703 unit is capable of Rockwell, Super-Rockwell, Vickers (HV) and Brinell (HB) hardness-testing procedures, while the 704 is designed for Rockwell, Super-Rockwell, Vickers (HV and HVT) and Brinell (HB and HBT) hardness testing.

Featuring full-colour operator panels displaying hardness values for all common hardness-test procedures, the Nexus 700 series employs advanced load cell, closed-loop technology with a force-feedback system that avoids overshoot and guarantees accurate, rapid test procedures.

Complying with all applicable EN/ISO and ASTM standards, Bowers’ flexible Nexus 700 series combines fully automatic controlled test cycles with a load range from 2 to 187.5kgf.

The series’ user panel gives instant access to stored test programs in three different hardness scales (HR, HB, HV), while the programmable user panel allows access to user-defined test programs, including test force, application time, conversion and shape-correction values for curved surfaces.

The 700 range’s microscope has interchangeable objectives that range from 37.5 to 140x.

Optional microscope accessories include an LED ring-light.

Further Nexus 700 options include a range of indenters, test blocks, a range of testing tables and XY stages, and a collection of V-Blocks and special clamps.

If required, the Nexus 700 range is able to download hardness values direct to printers and/or computers via USB-2, while specialised software solutions are available for advanced applications.

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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