Buehler Ltd.

LAKE BLUFF,  IL 
United States
http://www.buehler.com
  • Booth: 3408


Buehler is the Source for Intuitive Metallography Equipment

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Buehler is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) - a global, Fortune 200 company and manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses.    Buehler’s is a premier manufacturer of metallographic equpment and supplies.  The  Buehler Solutions Centers and its network of PhDs and applications specialists are available to assist customers worldwide in the steel, iron and related industries.

Buehler manufactures the reknown Wilson line of hardness testers and through its ISO-certified laboratory produces hardness reference blocks.  Hardness testers range from Rockwell, Knoop/Vickers to Brinell. Buehler also provides verification assistance to customers needing to meet Nadcap and also has its own service technicians and maintenance programs to minimize downtime.  Visit www.buehler.com for the complete product offering or shop online at https://shop.buehler.com .

Brands: Hardness Testers, Wilson, Grinder / Polishers, AutoMet, EcoMet , Sample Cutters, IsoMet Mounting Press, SimpliMet, AbrasiMet, Consumables, CarbiMet, Mosaic , MetaDi, microscopes


 Press Releases

  • Buehler is excited to announce their latest addition to the world renowned Wilson hardness testing range, the new UH4000 Series Universal Hardness Tester.  The UH4000 comes in two key configurations:   UH4250   Hardness Scale 0.5-250 kgf and UH4750  Hardness Scale 3-750 kgf .   The Wilson UH4000 series tests include Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop and Brinell hardness scales within the selected tester load range.  Its sturdy design withstands the toughest of production laboratories.

    The UH4000 tester has a steel casting frame to ensure durability in factory or workshop environments. The hardness test process is controlled by the industry leading DiaMet software, the most intuitive hardness control software on the market to make testing easy, repeatable and automatic. With this software integration, it is an ideal tester in QC and Process Control applications, whether it tests large or small manufactured components in the lab or directly on the production floor.

    The testers feature a closed loop loading cycle for best accuracy, faster testing cycles and an eight position turret to hold indenters and objectives.  It has a large 300 mm x 400 mm T-slot stage with high weight capacity, to enable the testing of heavy and large parts nondestructively.  Other features include:

    • Small parts can be handled with precision by using the anvil adapter/extension and the 80mm flat anvil, or other anvils with a 25mm diameter anvil pin

    • The clamping device can be activated and deactivated by the software, depending on the need.

    • The ring light for accuracy in Brinell measurements improves the overall repeatability of soft Brinell indents

    • The motorized vertical stage movement is automatic or can be moved with a safety clutched mechanical handle.

    • The red target laser cross and the workspace illumination features.

    • Automate Rockwell “fast mode” by using the clamping device on sample

    The UH4000 Series is designed for testing in the automotive industry, metals production and large components like:  castings and forgings, flat or cylindrical work pieces, steels, heat treated materials, cemented carbides, ceramics and plastics and carbon testing.  To obtain a quote or for more information on the UH4250 or UH4750 please contact your Buehler Sales Representative or visit www.buehler.com

  • The Mosaic line of diamond grinding discs (DGD) for superb material removal in the grinding process of sample preparation will be debuted at AISTech booth #3408.   This is Buehler’s fifth line of DGDs in the grinding consumable offering.   The Mosaic DGD is especially suited for demanding laboratories working with heavy duty metals or durable materials.

    Buehler developed the high strength abrasive surface of the DGD to effectively grind steel, sintered carbides, alloyed metals, thermal spray coatings, and other hard materials. The new DGD Mosaic provides users with an enhanced material removal rate, consistency in results, labor savings and an extended lifetime that saves on repeat purchases.

    The Mosaic DGDs are available with a magnetic backing and come in 8”, 10” or 12” discs in 120, 220, 320, 400 and 1000 grit sizes.  For ultimate results, they are partnered with Buehler’s EcoMet or AutoMet family of grinders.  The Mosaic DGDs are a time saver for production quality control technicians in many industries including:

    • A -  Mosaic DGDs are optimal for grinding hard and heat treated steels and other alloyed metals used in the automotive industry.

    • Aerospace - They are ideal for super alloys and thermal spray coatings.

    • Tool making – In machine shops and they can be used to grind cemented carbides and hard metals.

      The extended lifetime of the Buehler Mosaic allows customers to use their DGDs longer before needing replacement and provides a cost effective yet fast and high quality solution for diamond grinding discs.    

      Mosaic is Buehler’s fifth line of DGDs in the grinding consumable offering.  Buehler offers these diamond grinding disc options to meet different application needs:

      DGD Mosaic has high material removal rate and is great for high strength materials and rapid removal of sectioning damage.

      DGD Color has a moderate removal rate for enhanced surface quality, and can be used with the widest range of applications, including soft and ductile materials.

      DGD Terra has a moderate removal rate, excellent flatness, great surface quality, and is ideal for very hard and brittle materials such as ceramics and glass.

      DGD Ultra  has moderate removal rate and is good for samples that combine both hard and soft materials and where flatness is critical.

      CGD is a coarse diamond grinding disc, used where the fastest removal rate is needed. An additional post-grinding step is normally used to reduce grinding damage.

      All Buehler DGDs are available either directly from Buehler or through a global distributor. Visit https://www.buehler.com/diamond-grinding-discs.php  to review the product specifications, options and ordering information.

  • The latest in grinding and polishing from Buehler includes the programmable AutoMet 250 Pro and AutoMet 300 Pro grinder-polishers.  They are ideal for customers in material testing or demanding environments needing to process a high volume of samples. They feature a brand new intuitive touch screen interface that is simple to learn and quick to operate. The AutoMet Pro models also include advanced programming features such as method storage and z-axis material removal to ensure consistent results regardless of operator.

    AutoMet Pro Saves Time and Money with Intuitive Programming

    Matthew Callahan, Buehler’s Global Product Manager, explains, “From speaking to our customers, we knew that today’s production labs need to move quickly, and they need a reliable grinder polisher that can be programmed no matter who is working the shift.  So, the Buehler innovation team created the AutoMet Pro grinder polishers to expedite the sample preparation process and improve the quality of the samples while saving time and money in the training of laboratory technicians. Customers have already noted the difference it makes in their daily production.  It has eliminated constantly setting the machine and the possibility of human error.   The AutoMet supports complex lab applications and is also ideal for high throughput labs especially in the automobile, aerospace, medical device, electronics, heat treat, metals  and other manufacturing industries.”

    AutoMet 250  Model - Reliable and Quick to Clean

    Buehler’s AutoMet 250 Grinder-Polisher offers push-button controls and digital readouts. All AutoMet models have been redesigned for a new look and feel, while retaining the reliability that comes with the Buehler name. Quick cleaning features like an adjustable water spout, 360-degree bowl rinse, and bowl liners save time and effort during daily cleaning.  

    Burst System, Accessories and Consumables

    Reproducibility and automation can be further improved by integrating the Burst Dispensing System, which also optimizes abrasive usage to save on consumables spend. Another new highlight of the AutoMet grinder-polishers is “Rinse and Spin” which cleans polishing surfaces and the platen at the press of a button.   Buehler also offers a complete line of compatible accessories (splash guard, recirculation tank, disposable bowl liner and more) and consumables (silicon carbide grinding discs, diamond grinding discs, polishing cloths and diamond suspensions and pastes) that are available in the online shop.

    For a quotation on equipment contact a Buehler Sales Representative for more information.


 Products

  • Wilson® UH4000 Universal Hardness Testers
    The Wilson® UH4000 hardness testers feature a rugged cast steel frame, provide durability and are designed for harsh environments. They enable accurate hardness measurements to Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop and Brinell....

  • The Wilson UH4000 series are robust hardness testers for fast testing cycles.  They are available in two models:  The UH4250 model features hardness scales from 0.5 to 250 kgf and the UH4750 model  from 3 to 750 kgf .

    Buehler engineered these new hardness testers to assist high throughput manufacturing with a new 8-position turret that is designed to hold the desired combinations of indenters and objectives.  This contributes significantly towards speeding up testing cycles in batch testing. The operator can test to a variety of test methods without the need for manual indenter/objective changes. A sturdy turret cover protects the highly accurate measurement system and turret assembly against external influences and collisions, e.g. with test pieces. The integrated DiaMet software is intuitive to operate and makes testing easy, repeatable and automatic.

    In addition, the large T-slot stage offers a clamping surface of 300mm x 400mm and high weight capacity, thus enabling testing of heavy and big parts. The new Wilson® UH4000 hardness testers are therefore flexible tools suited to a variety of tasks in quality control and process-related quality assurance, in laboratories and directly on the shop floor, for large or small components in the automotive sector and in metal production, for hardness measurements on large, flat or cylindrical castings or forgings, steels, heat treated materials, cemented carbides, ceramics, plastics and composite materials.

  • Wilson VH1202 Micro-Hardness Tester
    The VH1102 and VH1202 micro hardness tester machines designed for both Knoop and Vickers offer a versatile, affordable, and reliable solution for accurate micro-hardness testing, both for quality control and for metallurgical research applications....

  • The VH1102 and VH1202 micro hardness tester machines designed for both Knoop and Vickers offer a versatile, affordable, and reliable solution for accurate micro-hardness testing, both for quality control and for metallurgical research applications. The VH1002-series allows it´s operator to take measurements using the digital eyepiece in standalone mode or by using an optional integrated high-resolution camera and the powerful DiaMet™ software.Designed for both Vickers and Knoop testing conform international standards ISO 6507 and ASTM E384. 

    Experience the comfort and accuracy of a higher segment

    • The manual load selector knob is replaced with a durable motor to change the loads automatically.
    • The fast & quiet motorized turret is integrated as part of completely automatic test cycle. One push off the start button is all it takes.

    Versatile

    • Designed for both Vickers and Knoop testing conform international standards ISO 6507 and ASTM E384
    • Segment leading load range - 0.01 - 2 kgf load range over nine (9) individual load steps

    Increased ease of use with Automation

    • Basic – fully control the tester and measure the indents on your PC screen with a built-in camera and the DiaMet software. A powerful data management tool allows you to evaluate and store your data.  
    • Semi-Automatic - Helps you setting up easy traverses for a CHD or NHT measurement with it's motorized XY-stage and eliminates the user influence by measuring the indent diagonals automatically.  
    • Full-Automatic - Using a camera, motorized XY-stage and auto-focus, the full automatic DiaMet systems can take and measure hundreds of indents without operator interference.
    For more information on DiaMet™ software, click here: DiaMet.
  • Mosaic Diamond Grinding Disc
    Buehler's Mosaic line of diamond grinding discs are for superb material removal in the grinding process of sample preparation. They effectively grind steel, sintered carbides, alloyed metals, thermal spray coatings, and other hard materials....

  • Buehler’s fifth line of DGDs in the grinding consumable offering,  the Mosaic DGD is especially suited for demanding laboratories working with heavy duty metals or durable materials.   The Mosaic DGDs are available with a magnetic backing and come in 8”, 10” or 12” discs in 120, 220, 320, 400 and 1000 grit sizes.  

    Buehler developed the high strength abrasive surface of the DGD to effectively grind steel, sintered carbides, alloyed metals, thermal spray coatings, and other hard materials. The new DGD Mosaic provides users with an enhanced material removal rate, consistency in results, labor savings and an extended lifetime that saves on repeat purchases.

    The Mosaic DGDs are available with a magnetic backing and come in 8”, 10” or 12” discs in 120, 220, 320, 400 and 1000 grit sizes.  For ultimate results, they are partnered with Buehler’s EcoMet or AutoMet family of grinders.  The Mosaic DGDs are a time saver for production quality control technicians in many industries including:

    • A -  Mosaic DGDs are optimal for grinding hard and heat treated steels and other alloyed metals used in the automotive industry.

    • Aerospace - They are ideal for super alloys and thermal spray coatings.

    • Tool making – In machine shops and they can be used to grind cemented carbides and hard metals.

      The extended lifetime of the Buehler Mosaic allows customers to use their DGDs longer before needing replacement and provides a cost effective yet fast and high quality solution for diamond grinding discs.    

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