Let’s bust some myths about the King Portable Hardness Tester…

 

Fiction: The King Portable Brinell Tester is bulky and heavy.

Fact: The King Portable Tester weighs 38 pounds. Compared to bench testers, which weigh upwards of 1000 pounds, this is a very light tester. Although it is light, the King Portable Brinell Tester is still able to deliver a full 3000kg load and perform consistent, reliable tests.  


Fiction: The King Portable Brinell Tester is not sturdy.  

Fact: The King Portable Brinell Tester is made out of stainless steel. The elevating screws are durable alloy steel and the test head is casted stainless steel. King Portable Brinell Testers have been used in the field since the 1930s making them not only sturdy but long-lasting as well.  


Fiction: I have pieces that can only be tested on bench units despite being extremely difficult to move because they are too big for the King Portable Brinell Tester.

Fact: King offers portable testers in many different sized bases and test head configurations and the chain adapter to allow you to the capability to test virtually anything in the field or in house.  


Fiction: The King Portable Brinell Tester needs to be repaired frequently.   

Fact: The King Portable Brinell Tester is the most durable tester available.  Most functionality repairs are a result of user error.


Fiction: When I send in my King Portable Brinell Tester for repair or calibration I will not have a tester to use in the meantime.

Fact: When you send in your King Portable Brinell Tester for repair we have loaners available so you will not experience any downtime for testing.  


Fiction: I can calibrate my own King Portable Brinell Tester.

Fact: While you may be able to calibrate your King Portable Brinell Tester, it will not be certified under ISO-17025.  King Tester, certified under ISO-17025, is an accredited laboratory for calibration and Direct Verification required by ASTM-E10 standards.  

 

 

 

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