Buehler, an ITW Company headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois, USA, has celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its hardness brand Wilson, originally known as the Wilson Mechanical Instrument Company.
According to Buehler, Stanley Rockwell and founder Charles H Wilson introduced the Rockwell hardness tester as an industry standard. Wilson went on to become the home of the Tukon line of micro-indentation testers renowned for Knoop and Vickers testing. The company states that these early inventions revolutionised the industry and paved the way for its Wilson brand that improves usability and allows for full connectivity and automation like the DiaMet software and the Universal hardness tester.
“We are proud to continue the 100-year legacy of innovation and excellence in Wilson Hardness,” commented Julien Noel, General Manager, Buehler. “By having our engineering, manufacturing, and service in-house, Buehler’s Wilson products have become the preferred choice for demanding labs that need to consistently meet quality standards. In the coming year, Buehler will continue to focus on exceeding customer expectations with a new and improved Rockwell tester, and an extended range of hardness reference blocks according to ISO, ASTM and JIS standards.”
The company’s affiliation with Wilson began in 2012 when the Wilson brand of hardness testers encompassing Reicherter, Wilson, and Wolpert products became part of Buehler’s offering. Buehler’s Wilson hardness line includes a comprehensive range of hardness testers including Rockwell, Knoop/Vickers, Universal, and Brinell as well as the comprehensive DiaMet software that provides control, data management and reporting options up to and including fully automatic production systems. Buehler’s hardness testers are complemented by a range of ISO, ASTM and JIS-certified hardness reference test blocks, accessories, and fixtures.