Thursday, 2 February 2017

Obsnap Instruments’ Commisionary & Testing visit for TIME TH320 – Bench Hardness Tester, at MIROS, at Kajang.

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 

Obsnap’s technical team visited Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research’s (MIROS) office, at Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

They were there to install, calibrate, test; provide training and commissionary on the TIME TH320 Bench Hardness Tester (manufactured by Beijing TIME High Technology Ltd) that was delivered to MIROS’s office about two weeks ago.
Obsnap’s Sales & Application Engineer, Arif (left) and Obnsap’s Service & Technical Engineer, Ameerul (right) were unboxing the package of the TIME TH320 – Bench Hardness Tester at MIROS office at Kajang.

After unboxing the product, Obnsap’s Service & Technical Engineer, Ameerul, was setting up the TIME TH320 Bench Hardness Tester, on-site.

Obsnap’s technical team placing the Bench Hardness Testeer - TH320 onto the most suitable spot in the lab, to suit accordingly to the client’s request.

Arif and Ameerul providing consultation and testing for the Bench Hardness Tester - TIME TH320 to the Dealer, Anwar and Ms Afiqah.
MIROS, an agency under the Ministry on Transport, Malaysia, sent a tender to Obsnap Instruments to suggest a hardness tester product that can help MIROS’s staff to test and measure the effectiveness of the function and the hardness of the brake pads and the brake caliper of multiple vehicles.

Arif, Obsnap Instruments’ Sale & Application Engineer, mentioned that it is important to have testing procedures for the brake pad’s connection with the brake calipers to ensure that when the driver brakes his/her car, the brake works properly and efficiently.

A vehicle’s brake calipers are connected to the brake pads. While the brake pads are connected to the brake rotors (which is attached to the rim/wheel of the car), which are squeezed by the brake pads to slow and stop your vehicle.

If the material of the brake caliper and the brake pad are too hard onto each other when the connection is made, it will cause too much friction thus creating heat and gas in which will result the lack of braking power known as brake fade.

While if both the brake pad and the brake caliper were too soft, the connection may be too smooth to allow the driver to brake in time.

Thus why MIROS’s needed a Hardness Tester machine to measure and analyse the best material and hardness level to give the best braking result without causing brake fade.

MIROS will also be using the same testing procedure on braking system manufacturers,so that that they know who is using the suitable material for their braking system too.

The TIME TH320 Hardness Tester has its uniqueness to apply forced insertion of weight onto a material (to test its hardness level) under a total of load of: 

Rockwell (Major Load):
to the Rockwell scale of:
A (60 kg), B (100kg), C (150 kg); D, E, F, G, H, L, M, P, R, S, V.
Rockwell Superficial (Minor Load):
Subsequently to the Rockwell Superficial scale of:
15T (15kg), 30T (30kg), 45T (45kg); 15N, 30N, 45N, 15W, 30W, 45W, 15X, 30X, 45X, 12Y, 30Y, 45Y.
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