The L.S. Starrett Co.
The company significantly expanded its line of benchtop hardness testers, adding seven Rockwell systems, eight Vickers systems and one Brinell systems. The Starrett Rockwell hardness systems include two regular Rockwell digital testers, two Superficial Rockwell testers, (one dial and one digital), two Twin Rockwell-Superficial testers (one dial and one digital) and two Twin Rockwell-Superficial testers with a dolphin-nose design that are fully automated digital systems with output to PC capable of measuring 30 different Rockwell scales. New Vickers hardness testers include six Micro Vickers for handling a testing range of 1 HV-2967 HC and eight test forces; two with Digicam basic manual software for manually selecting edges of indentation; two with Digicam auto software for automatically detecting edges of indentation; and two testers with auto-turret control (one with basic software, one with auto software). In addition, there are two Macro Vickers Testers for handling up to 17 test forces; one featuring Digicam basic manual software and one featuring Digicam automatic software. The digital Brinell hardness tester includes automatic loading and can handle 10 scales.