Eight Important Questions

Purchasing a new hardness tester? Here are some important questions to ask your supplier.

1. Are The Test Forces Verified Directly?

United´s model TRU-BLUE II forces are verified automatically using a force measuring device traceable to NIST –both at the factory and in the field!

2. Is The Depth Scale Verified Directly ?

United´s model TB-II depth measurements are verified using a scale traceable to NIST– both at the factory and in the field!

3. Are The Test-Cycle Times Precisely Controlled?

United´s model TRU-BLUE II forces are verified automatically using a force measuring device traceable to NIST –both at the factory and in the field!

4. Does The Tester Meet All Of The Latest ASTM E-18 Changes?

The United TB-II hardness tester hardware and software were designed to comply with the latest revision of ASTM E-18. United guarantees compliance.

5. Can The Supplier Provide Accredited Field Service Support?

United’s Quality System conforms to ISO 17025 and we offer calibration services accredited by NVLAP and/or A2LA.

6. Is The Tester Certified With The New NIST-Traceable Standards?

United’s Quality System conforms to ISO 17025 and we offer calibration services accredited by NVLAP, IAS and/or A2LA . Every United TRU-BLUE II is certified with NIST-traceable standards.

7. Can It Make Tests On Oversize Parts Without The Use Of A Jack Rest?

United´s TB-II comes standard with a clamping device allowing for accurate testing on oversize or awkwardly shaped parts.

8. Where Is The Tester Manufactured?

Every United TB-II hardness tester is manufactured and assembled at our facility located in Huntington Beach, California. Be aware that many testers that are touted as being “American Made” are in fact only assembled in the USA with all parts procured from non-US vendors.

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