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Operating Manual

TH-160

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C ONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION
1.1
1.2

1.3

1.4

2 STRUCTURE &
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2.2

TH160 advantage
Main applications & testing range
1.2.1 Main applications
1.2.2 Testing range
Configuration
1.3.1 Standard configuration
1.3.2 Optional configuration
Working conditions

TESTING PRINCIPLE

Structure
2.1.1 The hardness tester appearance
2.1.2 Names of the parts
2.1.3 Names of the parts of D type Impact device
2.1.4 Different types of Impact devices
Testing principle

3 SPECIFICATIONS
4 PREPARATION &
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4.2

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6.2
6.3

6.4
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PROMPT

6 OPERATION

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Preparation & inspection before testing


4.1.1 Preparation for sample surface
4.1.2 System setting
4.1.3 Preset test parameters
Testing
4.2.1 Fix printing paper
4.2.2 Start-up
4.2.3 Loading
4.2.4 Testing
4.2.5 Read measured value
4.2.6 Print out the result
4.2.7 Press On/off to switch off.
4.2.8 Test result processing
4.2.9 Testing result

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EXPLAIN IN DETAILS

Switch on
Switch off
Testing
6.3.1 Instruction of the main display interface
6.3.2 The main display interface testing operation
6.3.3 The main display interface key operation
6.3.4 Instruction of the secondary display interface
6.3.5 The secondary display interface testing operation
6.3.6 The secondary display interface key operation
Menu structure
Preset test parameters
6.5.1 Preset impact direction
6.5.2 Preset average times

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6.8
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6.10
6.11
6.12
6.13
6.14
6.15
6.16

6.5.3 Preset material


6.5.4 Preset hardness scale
6.5.5 Preset tolerance limit
6.5.6 Preset histogram display range
6.5.7 Preset hardness / b
Print function
6.6.1 Print current data
6.6.2 Print data by memory group no.
6.6.3 Print all data of memory
6.6.4 Print current data and histogram
6.6.5 Print data and histogram by memory group no.
6.6.6 Print all data and histogram of memory
Memory management
6.7.1 View from No. 1 group / view from the last group
6.7.2 View from selected group
6.7.3 Data transfer
6.7.4 Delete selected group
6.7.5 Delete all
6.7.6 Deletion confirmation
Browsing display screen
System set
6.9.1 Preset LCD brightness
6.9.2 Preset time and date
6.9.3 Preset language
Software information
Software calibration
Charging
Background light
Auto power off
Battery replacing
Connection of data transmission cable

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SHOOTING

8 MAINTENANCE
8.1
8.2
8.3

9 NOTICE

Impact device maintenance


Conservation of printing record
Maintenance
OF TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

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1.

I NTRODUCTION
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TH160 ADVANTAGE
Printer and main unit are designed together.
320*200 matrixes LCD show beautiful font, figure, and abundant information.
Lithium ion rechargeable battery and charge control circuit are without memorial
reaction, convenient to charging and longevity.
Thermal line printer works quiet and could print any number of copies of testing
results. Trouble of exchange ribbon is avoided.
Menu operation with a few keys is simple and convenient.
With RS232 interface, alternative communication modes satisfy personal
requirement of different users.
Identification of ordinary impact direction automatically is designed (except G type
impact device).
6 kinds of different impact devices; no readjust is needed while exchanging,
identification impact device automatically.
Large memory can remember 240~1000 groups (Relative to average times 32~1 )
information includes single measured value, mean value, testing date, impact
direction, impact times, material and hardness system etc.
Preset limit value of hardness and alarm automatically. Be convenient for the
requirement of the batch measuring.
Screen with backlight makes it convenient for test in darkness.
The main display interface increased the contents of date, time, memory
information, battery information, analogue indicator, exceed limit value alarm, type
of impact device and on line help etc., more convenient and practical.
Display interfaces have on line help make it convenient to handle.
screen has the display of charging process. With charging indicating lamp, if it is in
the condition of charging is clear at a glance.
TH160 has function of software calibration.
Data-View software for TH160 satisfies the higher requirement of quality guarantee
and management.

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1.2

MAIN

APPLICATIONS

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TESTING RANGE

1.2.1 MAIN APPLICATIONS


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Installed machinery and permanently assembled parts.


Die cavity of molds
Heavy work piece
Failure analysis of pressure vessel, steam generator and other equipment.
Testing surface of a small hollow space.
Bearing and other parts.
Material identification in the warehouse of metallic materials.
Rapid testing on multi-point measurement for Large-scale work piece.

1.2.2 TESTING

RANGE

Testing range see Table 1 and Table 2.


Table 1

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Table 2
No.Material
1 Mild steel
2 High-Carbon steel
3 Cr steel
4 Cr-V steel
5 Cr-Ni steel
6 Cr-Mo steel
7 Cr-Ni-Mo steel
8 Cr-Mn-Si steel
9 Super strength steel
10 Stainless steel

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HLD
350~522
500~710
500~730
500~750
500~750
500~738
540~738
500~750
630~800
500~710

Strength b(MPa)
374~780
737~1670
707~1829
704~1980
763~2007
721~1875
844~1933
755~1993
1180~2652
703~1676

1.3

CONFIGURATION
1.3.1 STANDARD

CONFIGURATION

Main unit
D type impact device with cable
Small support ring
Cleaning brush
Standard test block
Charger
Thermal printing paper
Communication cable

1.3.2 OPTIONAL

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CONFIGURATION

Types of impact device and the shaped support ring see Table 3 and Table 4.
Data-View software for TH160 is also optional.

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1.4

WORKING

CONDITIONS

Environmental temperature: 0C~40C;


Relative humidity:
90%;
The surrounding environment should be no vibration, strong magnetic field, corrosive
medium and heavy dust.

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2.

S TRUCTURE

2.1

FEATURE

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TESTING PRINCIPLE

STRUCTURE
2.1.1 THE

HARDNESS TESTER APPEARANCE

1. Main body
2. Impact device cable
3. Impact device

2.1.2 NAMES

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OF THE PARTS

Socket for impact device


Reset
Charging indicate lamp
Socket for charge
Menu in key
Left/save key
Back light key
LCD screen
On/off key
Upper/ paper feed key
Menu esc key
Right/delete key
Down/ print key

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Enter key
Print compartment cover
Buzzer
Socket for communication cable
Paper compartment
Handle of printer
Screw
Screw
Name plate
Screw
Battery compartment and cover
Battery compartment and cover

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2.1.3 NAMES

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OF THE PARTS OF

TYPE IMPACT DEVICE

Release button
Loading sheath
Guide tube
Coil part
Cable
Impact object
Support ring

2.1.4 DIFFERENT

2.2

TESTING

TYPES OF IMPACT DEVICES

PRINCIPLE

The basic principle is: The impact object of certain weight pounds at the testing surface
under certain test force. Measure the impacting velocity and the rebounding velocity of
the impact object respectively when it is 1mm above the testing surface. The calculation
formula is as followed:

HL=1000VB/ VA
Where,
HL-- Leeb hardness value
VB-- Rebounding velocity of the impact object
VA -- Impacting velocity of the impact object
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S PECIFICATIONS
Accuracy and repeatability of displayed value see Table 5.

Table 5
No.

Type of
impact device

DC

DL

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Hardness value of
Leeb standard
hardness block
76030HLD
53040HLD
76030HLDC
53040HLDC
87830HLDL
73640HLDL
76630HLD+15
54440HLD+15
59040HLG
50040HLG
72530HLE
50840HLE
82230HLC
59040HLC

Error of displayed
value

Repeatability of
displayed value

6 HLD
10 HLD
6 HLDC
10 HLDC
12 HLDL
12 HLDL
12 HLD+15
12 HLD+15
12 HLG
12 HLG
12 HLE
12 HLE
12 HLC
12 HLC

6 HLD
10 HLD
6 HLD
10 HLD
12 HLDL
12 HLDL
12 HLD+15
12 HLD+15
12 HLG
12 HLG
12 HLE
12 HLE
12 HLC
12 HLC

Measuring range: HLD(170~960)HLD


Measuring direction: 360
Hardness test method: HL, HB, HRB, HRC, HV, HS
Display: 320200 dot matrix LCD
Data memory: 240~1000 groups( Relative to impact times32~1)
Limits range: Same as testing range.
Width of thermal printing paper: 57.50.5mm
Diameter of printing paper roll: 40mm ( Thermal paper )
Printing speed: 0.27~17.36mm/sec (Grey scale=1)
Printing resolution: 8dot/mm
Working voltage: 3.7V
Charging duration: 2.5~4 hour
Charging power source:6V/500mA
Continuance working period: about 100 hour ( Without printing )
Communication interface:RS232
Dimensions: 2309046.5 mm.
Weight: about 0.42kg ( main unit only ).

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P REPARATION &
4.1

PREPARATION &
4.1.1 PREPARATION

TESTING

INSPECTION BEFORE TESTING


FOR SAMPLE SURFACE

Preparation for sample surface should conform to the relative requirement in


Table 3.
- In the preparation process for sample surface, the hardness effect of being
heated or cold processing on the surface of sample should be avoided.
- Too big roughness of the measured surface could cause measure error. So, the
measured surface must be metallic luster, smoothing and polish, without oil
stain.
- Curved surface: The best testing surface of sample is flat. When the curvature
radius R of the surface to be tested is smaller than 30mm while use D, DC,
D+15,C, E and DL type of impact device or smaller than 50mm while use G type
of impact device, the small support ring or the shaped support rings should be
chosen.

Support of test sample


Support is not necessary for heavy sample.
Medium-weight parts must be set on the smoothing and stable plane. The
sample must set absolutely equability and without any wobble.
The sample should have enough thickness, minimum thickness of sample
should conform to Table 3.
For the sample with hardened layer on surface, the depth of hardened layer
should conform to Table 3.
coupling
Light-weight sample must be firmly coupled with a heavy base plate. Both
coupled surfaces must be flat and smooth. And there should be no redundant
coupling agent exists. The impact direction must be vertical to the coupled
surface.
When the sample is a big plate, long rod or bending piece, it can be deformed
and become unstable, even though its weight and thickness is big enough, and
accordingly, the test value may not be accurate. So should be reinforced or
supported at its back.
Magnetism of the sample itself should be avoided.

4.1.2 SYSTEM

SETTING

See 6.9.

4.1.3 PRESET

TEST PARAMETERS

See 6.5.
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4.2
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TESTING

If necessary, calibrate the TH160 with the standard test block. The accuracy and
repeatability displayed should be within the regulation of Table 5.

4.2.1 FIX
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PRINTING PAPER

Hold lightly on the prismatic area at two ends of paper compartment cover by
pollex and middle finger, turn the paper compartment cover upward, press print
handle fore-upwards, make paper entry at open condition.
Put printing paper into the paper compartment, draw printing paper out and put
it into the paper entry at the end of paper compartment.
Press Upper/paper feed key to make printing paper feed in the cutting exit,
then press down the printer handle. Hold lightly on the prismatic raised area at
two ends of paper compartment cover by pollex and middle finger and press
down, until heard a click, the two ends of paper compartment cover fall in the
lock entirely.
If the printer handle does not return, TH160 will indicate: <Printer Head Unload!
> It can not print now.

4.2.2 START-UP
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Insert the plug of impact device into the socket on the tester.
Press on/off key, now power is connected. The tester is into testing condition.

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Pushing loading-sheath downwards until contact is felt, then allow it to slowly


return to the starting position to lock the impact body.
For DC type of impact device, place loading stick next to test area. Plunge face
of impact device(support ring side) over stick and press down till it reaches the
stop position.
Press impact device on the surface of sample firmly, the impact direction should
be vertical to testing surface.

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4.2.4 TESTING
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Press release button at top of impact device to test. The sample and the impact
device as well as the operator are all required being stable now, and the action
direction should pass the axis of the impact device.
Usually, test 5 times on each measure area of sample. The data dispersion
should not be more than mean value15HL.
The distance between any two indentations or from the center of any
indentation to the edge of tested sample should conform to the regulation of
Table 6.

Table 6
Type of Impact Device

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DL
D+15
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the two indentations
no less than (mm)
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Distance of center of the


indentation to sample edge
no less than (mm)
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For special material, if accurate conversion from the Leeb hardness into other
hardness method is wanted, contrastive test must be done to get conversion
relations. Use inspected qualified Leeb hardness tester and corresponding other
hardness tester to test at same sample respectively. For each hardness value,
measure 5 Leeb hardness values. using Leeb hardness arithmetic average value
and corresponding hardness method average value as correlative value to make
individual hardness contrastive curve. Contrastive curve at least should include three
units of correlative data.

4.2.5 READ

MEASURED VALUE

4.2.6 PRINT

OUT THE RESULT

See 6.3.3 and 6.6.

4.2.7 PRESS ON/OFF


4.2.8 TEST

TO SWITCH OFF.

RESULT PROCESSING

Take the arithmetic average value of 5 efficient testing points as a Leeb hardness
testing data.

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RESULT

In front of Leeb hardness symbol HL, expresses the hardness value; behind HL
expresses type of impact device. For example: 700HLD expresses using D type
of impact device measured Leeb hardness value is 700.
For other hardness method converted from Leeb hardness, put the symbol of
corresponding hardness method in front of Leeb hardness symbol. For example:
400HVHLD expresses using D type of impact device measured Leeb hardness
value converted Vickers hardness value is 400.

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S PECIAL

PROMPT

Exchange the impact device in the power off condition. Otherwise it can not identify
impact device automatically, and the circuit board of tester might be damaged.

In normal condition, it could not print present testing value while not reach
setting Average . If want to print, press Menu esckey at the main display interface
to end the testing in advance, then print.

When the test is end in advance as mentioned above, all the functions of Auto
save, Auto print and Auto transfer etc., of System set menu will not work.

When the Impact direction was set as AUTO, if the Impact direction is or,
the user need to confirm it manually.

G type impact device has not the function of identifying impact direction
automatically. So its Impact direction can not be set as AUTO ( the cursor could
not be moved at this symbol in the menu). If the user used other impact device and
set Impact direction as AUTO , then exchanges to G type impact device, the
Impact direction will be changed to? automatically.

Only D type impact device has the function of strength measure. So, when other
type of impact device is used,Set Hardness or b can not be select ( The cursor
could not be moved at Set Hardness or b). If the user used D type impact device
and set to b, then exchanged to other type impact device, Set Hardness or b
will be set as Hardness automatically.

When the user sets b to measure, he can not set hardness method ( the cursor
could skip over Hardness Scale).

Not all hardness methods can be converted to each other for all materials. The
setting of hardness scale will recover to HL automatically after material setting is
changed. So select material first then select hardness method when setting
measure condition.

Reset switch is used to cut off the power thoroughly. All settings will be recovered
to ex-work settings after it is turned off. It needs readjustment using standard
hardness block when the TH160 is used again. Data in memory will be lost too. The
switch is sealed by a round piece of paper in 'On' position. Break it first when the
switch must be used.

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6.

O PERATINO
6.1

SWITCH

EXPLAIN IN DETAILS

ON

Press On/off to switch on, the screen shows:

Then, it enters the main display interface.


Note:
The tester will switch on automatically, while connecting charging power in the condition of switch off.

6.2

SWITCH

OFF

In any conditions, Press key On/off , it will be switch off.


Note:
In the charging state, the tester will switch on again automatically on the instant when switch off, to monitoring
charging condition.

6.3

TESTING

This tester can measure in two display interfaces named the main display Interface and
the aecondary display Interface.
The tester displays the main display Interface automatically after switch on as follows:

Adopting large character to display measured value and rich information, with fast
operation of memory and printing, this interface is used in most conditions.

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6.3.1 INSTRUCTION

OF THE MAIN DISPLAY INTERFACE

Date: Current date:


Time: Current time:
Memory information:
Battery information:
Over tolerance alarm:

Lower than tolerance alarm:

Analogue indicator:

Impact device type:


Impact direction:
Average value indicator:
Hardness scale:
Measured value:

Material:
Impact times' count:
Impact times:
On line help:

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month/day/year.
hour/minute/second.
Percent of memory used in the whole memory
capacity.
Display the percentage of rest capacity or display
charging degree while the tester is charging.
When the present measured value or average
value is over the tolerance limit, it will appear,
otherwise it will not.
When the present measured value or average
value is lower than tolerance limit, it will appear,
otherwise not.
Use the height of the black post to display the
position of present measured value or average
value in the tolerance.
Showing the impact device type in use.
Showing the present impact direction.
After reaching the preset impact times, It appears
to show the mean value.
Hardness method of the present measured value.
Display present single time measured value
(without average value indicator), or display the
present average value (with average value
indicator). Display means over conversion or
measured range, means lower than
conversion or measured range.
The present preset material.
Times that have been impacted.
The preset impact times.
Instruction of main operation that could proceed
presently.

MAIN DISPLAY INTERFACE TESTING OPERATION

The user can measure under this Interface. It displays the current measured value
after each measurement; Analogue indicator displays according to measured
value; 1 is added to the impact times' count. If the measured value exceeds the
tolerance limits, Over tolerance alarm or Lower than tolerance alarm will
appears, and the buzzer will alert a long howl. After reaching the preset impact
times, the buzzer will alert a long howl, and after 2 seconds, the buzzer will alert a
short howl, and display the average value.

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MAIN DISPLAY IINTERFACE KEY OPERATION

Press savekey to save present number value only valid in condition of


displaying the average value, and only conserve it for one time.
Press delete key to delete the latest single measured value, after conform it as
following interface:

Press delete key, move the cursor to Yes and press enter key to confirm to
delete the latest single measured value.
Press delete key, move the cursor to No and press to cancel the delete
operation.
Press esc key could cancel the delete operation also, no matter where the
cursor is.
Press paper feed key to feed the paper for the thermal printer.
Press print to print present unit value. It is only valid after displaying the
average value. The user can print multi-times.
Press esc key could end the testing even if it does not reach the preset impact
times, and display the average value.
Press back light key could switch on or off the background light of LCD
Press enter key could enter the secondary display interface.
Press menu key could enter the main menu.

At the main display interface, press enter key to enter the secondary display
interface, as following:

This interface displays all single measured value, average value, maximum,
minimum value and histogram at any moment after each measurement. It is used
in the case of immediate detailed analysis for the value.

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6.3.4 INSTRUCTION

OF THE SECONDARY DISPLAY INTERFACE

Histogram:

Average value:
Maximum:
Minimum:
Single measured value:
Impact times:

Cursor position:
On line help:

6.3.5 THE

The two transverse lines are the preset tolerance limits,


the whole display range could be 2~5 times of the
tolerance limit.
The average value of all measured values of present
group.
The maximum value in all measured values of present
group.
The minimum value in all measured values of present
group.
every single measured value of present group.
Arrangement order is from left to right.
Preset and finished impact times. The first number is the
impact times which has been finished, the second
number is the preset impact times.
The cursor is on one of the single measured values.
Instruction of present main operation available.

SECONDARY DISPLAY INTERFACE TESTING OPERATION

The user can measure under this interface. It displays the current measured value
after each measure. The measured value of this time is increased into histogram
also. The tester recalculates and displays the average value, maximum and
minimum value and impact times +1. If the measured value exceeds the tolerance
limits, the buzzer will make a long beep. After reaching the preset impact times, the
buzzer will make a long beep too.

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SECONDARY DISPLAY INTERFACE KEY OPERATION

Press left, right, up or down key to move the cursor.


Press enter to delete the single measured value at the cursor.
Confirm to delete as followed :

Press left or right key to move the cursor to Yes , and press enter to confirm it.
Press enter could confirm deleting the last single measured value.
Press left or right key move the cursor to No , press enter to cancel deleting
operation.
Press esc key can cancel deleting operation too, no matter where the cursor is.
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Press esc key to return to the main display interface.


Press back light to open or close the background light of LCD.
Press menu to enter the main menu.

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6.4

MENU

STRUCTURE

Both preset tester parameters and the additional functions can be performed by the
menu operation. At the main display interface or the secondary display interface, press
menu to enter the main menu.

The Main Display Interface

Set Test Parameter


Print Function
Memory Manager
System Set
About Software

The Secondary Display Interface

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Impact Direction
Average
Material
Hardness Scale
Tolerance Limit
Histogram Display Range
Set Hardness or b:Hard

Print current data


Print data by Memory No.
Print All Data of Memory
Print Current Data & Map
Print Data & Map by Mem No.
Print All Data & Map Memory

View from No.1


View from End
View from select No.
Transfer
Delete by No.
Delete All

Auto Save: Off


Auto Print: Off
Auto Delete: Off
Auto Transfer: Off
Key Sound: On
Warning Sound: On
Print Intensity: 1
LCD Brightness
Time Date Set
Language

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6.5

PRESET

TEST PARAMETERS

At the main display interface or the secondary display interface, press menukey to
enter the main menu.

Press key enter key to enter Set Test Parameter menu.

Press up or down to move the cursor to the line you need to set, and press enter to
confirm it.
Note:
1. When switch Hardness or b to b , The hardness scale could not be selected,
The cursor will skip over Hardness Scale while moves the cursor.
2. Only D type of impact device has the function of b measure, so, the cursor could not move to
Hardness or b while use other impact device.

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6.5.1 PRESET

IMPACT DIRECTION

Press left or right key to move the cursor to the impact direction that you will
preset, and press enter key to confirm it. Press esc key to cancel it.
Note:
1. The tester could adjust the value according to identified impact direction while preset impact direction
as automatic.
2. G type impact device has not the function of identify impact direction automatically.
3. But if the direction is at or , the user need to confirm it manually.
Press left or right key to move the cursor to the actual impact direction, and press key to confirm it.

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6.5.2 PRESET

AVERAGE TIMES

The average times can be set within the range of 1~32.


Press left or right key to move the cursor.
Press up to increase the number or press down to reduce the number at the
cursor.
Press enter to confirm the modifying.
Press menu esc key to cancel the modifying.

6.5.3 PRESET MATERIAL


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In Set Hardness or b, if preset to hardness, it will display the following material:

Press up or down key to move the cursor to the material want to preset, and
press enter key to confirm it.
Press esc to cancel the preset.

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1. Preset of hardness scale will be recovered as HL automatically after material preset is changed.
2. Please select material first, and then select hardness scale.
3. The symbol at left-down side of the menu means that the menu is not end, press down key to
continue downward.
The symbol at left - up side of menu means that the menu is not end, press to find upward.

In Set Hardness or b, if preset to b, it will display the following material:

Press up or down key to move the cursor to the material want preset,
Press enter key to confirm it.
Press menu to cancel preset.
Note
1. The symbol
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at left-down side of menu means that the menu is not end, press down to continue.
at left -upside of menu means that the menu is not end, press up to find upward.

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6.5.4 PRESET

HARDNESS SCALE

Press left or right key to move the cursor to the hardness scale need to set.
Press enter to confirm or press menu esc key to cancel the setting.
Note:
1. Here only displays the hardness scale existed for the present selected impact device and material.
2. Please select material first, then select hardness scale.
3. Preset of hardness scale will recover to HL automatically after preset of material is changed.

6.5.5 PRESET

TOLERANCE LIMIT

Press left or right key to move the cursor.


Press up or down key to remark the value at the cursor.
Press enter key to confirm the setting.
Press menu esc to cancel the setting.
Note:
1. If the set value exceeds the measuring range, the tester will remind you to set again.
2. If the bottom limit setting is bigger than the upper limit, they will exchange automatically.

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6.5.6 PRESET

HISTOGRAM DISPLAY RANGE

The ratio of display range of histogram value to tolerance limit range could be set in
2-5 times.
Display range to maximum at 5 times, minimum at 2 times.
Press up or down key to choose the multiple.
Press enter key to confirm the setting.
Press menu keys to cancel the setting.

6.5.7 PRESET

HARDNESS OR

Press enter to choose Hardness or b.


The cursor switch between Hardness and b.

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6.6

PRINT

FUNCTION

In the main display interface or the secondary display interface, press menu key into
the main menu.

Press up or down key to move the cursor to?Print Function?.


Press enter key to enter Print Function menu.
Press up or down key to move the cursor to the printing function wanted,
then press enter to printing.

6.6.1 PRINT

CURRENT DATA

Note:
1. During the printing process, keep pressing menu esc key can halt the print after printing present line.
2. After a group of test, press down to printing present number value of any group.

Print Current Data can print: tester name, number,


operator, time, date, impact device type, impact direction,
average times, material, single measured value and
average value.
If it is not switched off, and the testing condition is not
changed, only single measured value and average value
will be printed when print again.
Note:
Number and operator need to be filled manually.

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6.6.2 PRINT

DATA BY MEMORY GROUP NO.

In Print Data by Memory No. , select the groups range first. The display shows the
preservative group range in the memory.
Press left or right to move the cursor.
Press up or down to modify the value at the cursor.
Press enter to start printing.
Press menu esc keys to cancel the printing order.
Note:
1.
If the preset group number exceeds actual range, print available group.
2. To print 1~5 group, you can preset from 1 to 5, or from 5 to 1.
3. The bigger the number of the group is, the closer the group to current group number.

Print contents include: tester name, number,


operator, time, date, impact device type, impact
direction, average times, material, single
measured values and average value.
If the date, impact device type, impact direction,
averaging times, material or hardness scale of the
next group are the same as those of the former
one, only the number of unit, single measured
values and average value are printed. Otherwise,
all content as figure display are printed.

6.6.3 PRINT

ALL DATA OF MEMORY

Print All Data of Memory Print the values of all groups in the memory as same
format.

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6.6.4 PRINT

CURRENT DATA

&

HISTOGRAM

Print Current Data & Map: Besides tester


name; numbering; operator; time; date;
impact device type; impact direction;
averaging times; material; single measured
values and average value, the histogram of
present group is also printed.
The two cross-lines are tolerance limits in the
histogram.
If not switched off, and the testing condition
has not be changed, only single measured
values, average value and histogram are
printed when printing again.

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6.6.5 PRINT

DATA

&

HISTOGRAM BY MEMORY GROUP NO.

Print Data & Map by Memory No. Need to select


group range for printing too. The operation is the
same as Print Data by Memory No. . Comparing to
Print Data by Memory No., histogram is added .

6.6.6 PRINT

ALL DATA

&

HISTOGRAM OF MEMORY

Print All Data & Map Memory Prints the number values and histogram in all
groups of the memory in the same format.

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6.7

MEMORY

MANAGEMENT

In the main display interface or the secondary display interface, press menu key to
enter the main menu.

Press up or down key to move the cursor to Memory Manager .


Press enter key to enter Memory Manager menu.
If there is no data in the memory, it displays: <No Memory! > and return.

6.7.1 VIEW

FROM

NO. 1

GROUP

/ VIEW

FROM THE LAST GROUP

Press up or down key to move the cursor to the function wanted, press enter
to confirm.
View from No. 1:Start to display number value in the memory from the first group.
View from End: Start to display number value in the memory from the last group.

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6.7.2 VIEW

FROM SELECTED GROUP

View from Select No.: Selecting the beginning group.


Press left or down to move the cursor.
Press up or down to modify the number at the cursor.
Press enter to display data in the memory from the selected beginning group.
Press menu esc key to cancel the operation.

6.7.3 DATA

TRANSFER

Transfer : Export the number value in the memory as text format from interface
RS232 .

6.7.4 DELETE

SELECTED

GROUP

Delete by No.: Select the range of deleting group.


Press left or right key to move the cursor.
Press up or down to remake number at the cursor.
Press enter to delete the selected group.
Press menu esc to cancel the operation.
Note:
1. If the preset group number exceeds the actual range, then deletes the actual group among them.
2. To delete 1~5 group, you can preset from 1 to 5, or from 5 to 1.
3. After operation finished, the order of the rest groups number will realign.

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6.7.5 DELETE AALL


Delete All: Delete all data in the memory.

6.7.6 DELETE

CONFIRMATION

Press left or right key to move the cursor to YES , Press enter to confirm to
delete.
Press left or right key to move the cursor to NO , press enter to cancel the
delete operation.
Press menu esc could cancel delete operation, no matter where the cursor is.

6.8

BROWSING

DISPLAY SCREEN

Press up or down key to turn the page for browsing.


Press menu esc exit browsing.

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6.9

SYSTEM

SET

In the main display interface or the secondary display interface, press enter key to
enter the main menu.

Press up or down to move the cursor to System Set.


Press enter key to System Set menu.
Press up or down to move the cursor to the project demand to set, press enter to
modify directly or into corresponding screen.
Press menu esc return.

For Auto Save, Auto Print, Auto Delete, Auto Transfer, Key Sound and Warning
Sound, use enter key to choose On or Off. When Auto Save is set On, it stores the
data of current group automatically after measuring and displaying average value.
When Auto Print is set On, it prints the number value of current group automatically
after measuring and displaying average value. When Auto Delete is set On, according
to 3s rule, it cancels gross error automatically after measuring the preset average times
or press menu esc key in advance. If there is data canceled, supplemental
measurement is needed to reach the preset times.
When Auto Transfer is set On, it exports the number value of present group in text
format from interface RS232 after measuring and displaying average value.
When Key Sound is set On, the buzzer will make a short hoot while pressing the key
each time. When Warning Sound is set On, when the measured value exceeds the
tolerance limit, after reaching the preset average times or deleting data, the buzzer will
make a long hoot.

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For Print Intensity, use to select 1?2?3?4?5, totally 5 grade of grayness. The bigger the
number is, the dark the printed literal or symbol will be. It applies to the condition of
lower environment temperature etc. But meanwhile, the print speed will be lower.

6.9.1 PRESET LCD

BRIGHTNESS

The higher the brightness is, the darker the color is.
The lower the brightness is, the shallower the color is.

6.9.2 PRESET

TIME AND DATE

Press left or down key to move the cursor.


Press up or down to modify the number at the cursor.
Press enter to confirm.
Press menu esc to exit.

6.9.3 PRESET

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Press up or down key to move the cursor to the Language wanted.


Press enter key to confirm it.
Press menu esc to cancel the presetting.

6.10 SOFTWARE

INFORMATION

In the main display interface or the secondary display interface, press enter key to the
main menu.

Press up or down key to move the cursor to About Software.


Press enter into About Software .
This interface displays the information about the tester and firmware.

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6.11

SOFTWARE

CALIBRATION

The tester and impact device should be adjusted using standard test block before use
this tester for the first time, or reuse after a long time, or use it after switched off the
reset switch.
While one main unit configures with multi-type of impact devices, each type needs to
adjust for one time only. No readjust is needed after changing probe later.
Press enter key and on/off key simultaneously. The TH160 is switched on and it
enters the software calibration state.

Preset the impact direction as

Measure 5 points on the standard hardness block.


It will display average value after measurement.

Press up or down key to input nominal value.


Press enter key to confirm it.
Press menu esc to cancel.
Range of adjustment: 15HL.

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6.12 CHARGING
-

When battery capability run out, the battery display symbol will glint:

Please charge as soon as possible for the tester.


-

Charging indicating lamp will be lighting while charging, indicates that charge
power is connected. If the tester is in power off condition, it will switch on
automatically. The battery symbol alternately shows:

When the charging is finished, it will glint:

The reset switch should be at On condition when charging.

6.13 BACKGROUND

LIGHT

The LCD screen has background light. It is convenient to use in dark condition. Press
back light key to open or close back light at any moment after switched on.

6.14 AUTO
-

POWER OFF

The tester has the function of auto power off to save the power of battery.
If there is neither measurement nor any key operation within 5 minutes, the tester
will shut off automatically. The screen will glint for 20 seconds before power off.
Except on/off key, press any key to stop the twinkle of LCD screen and stop the
operation of power off at the moment.
While voltage of battery is too low, the tester will show < Battery Empty!>, then
power off automatically.

6.15 BATTERY
-

REPLACING

Screw off four screws on the battery cover, take off the cover of battery;
Take off the battery;
Insert the connection plug of new battery into the socket on the circuit board.
Reset the battery cover.

6.16 CONNECTION

OF DATA TRANSMISSION CABLE

Insert one connection plug of transmission cable (Optional parts) into the RS232 socket
on the left side of main unit, and insert the other plug into the 9 pin socket in the back
of computer box.

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7.

T ROUBLE

Problem
Fail to switch on

Analysis
The reset switch is not open.

Recharge failure

Battery is exhausted
The reset switch is not open.

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SHOOTING

Trouble shooting
Open the reset switch in one
side of the TH160.
Charging
Open the reset switch in one
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M AINTENANCE
8.1

IMPACT

DEVICE MAINTENANCE

After the impact device is used for 1000--2000 times, use the cleaning brush provided to
clean the guide tube and the impact body. To clean the guide tube, unscrew the
support ring first, then take out the impact body, spinl the cleaning brush in counterclock direction into the bottom of guide tube and take it out for 5 times, and then install
the impact body and support ring again.
- Release the impact body after use.
- Any lubricant is absolutely prohibited inside the impact device.

8.2

CONSERVATION

OF PRINTING RECORD

Because the print paper is thermal, please avoid high temperature and direct light
irradiation during preservation. If record of long time is need, please copy for
preservation.

8.3
-

MAINTENANCE

When using standard Rockwell hardness block to test, if all the error is bigger than 2
HRC, maybe the test tip is invalid because of abrasion. Changing the test tip or
impact object should be considered.
When the hardness tester appears any other abnormal phenomena, please do not
dismantle or adjust any fixedly assembled parts by yourself. You can contact with
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N OTICE

OF TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

Please keep it away from vibration, strong magnetic field, corrosive medium,
dumpiness and dust.

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