October 1, 2006
Newage Testing InstrumentsNewage Testing Instruments released the B.O.S.S.® model OS300-WT3 Brinell Optical Scanning System for automatic measurement of Brinell impressions. This instrument combines all the Brinell-measurement-accuracy capabilities of larger systems, but it is combined with the much smaller Ultra-Mobile PC using Windows XP with a screen resolution of 800x480, memory of at least 512 megabytes and 20-60 gigabytes of data storage. The computer measures 9 inches x 5.5 inches x 1 inch, and the scan head is 7 inches tall x maximum 2.5-inch diameter. A virtual keyboard screen can be switched on so descriptive information on the samples can be entered and saved in the database for each type of test part. The B.O.S.S.® uses built-in LED illumination, minimizing the power draw on the computer batteries.