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John Guest, a manufacturer of push-fit fittings for use in a range of demanding industries, has purchased a digital EW-650 hardness tester from Bowers Metrology.

The West Drayton-based company — which supplies its products to the automotive, plumbing, drinks dispensing, pneumatic and fibre-optic markets — uses the EW-650 hardness tester to ensure quality control throughout all stages of manufacture, including the goods-inward raw material stage, in-process manufacturing checks and final inspection.

According to Bowers, the machine is able to check materials and components that have been hardened off site, as well as to undertake sample tests on incoming bar stock and on semi-finished products.

In addition, the EW-650 carries out measurements in all standard Rockwell hardness scales and provides simultaneous conversions to HV, HB and other scales.

Machine features

• Large cast frame for accommodating bulky specimens

• Motorised load application system

• Heidenhain depth measuring transducer

• Automated measuring procedures

• High-speed preload facility

• Touchscreen operating panel

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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