KingScan IVe Instructions

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The KingScan IVe automatic Brinell microscope makes reading impressions as easy as the click of a button!

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First, let’s take a look at what’s in the box: You’re going to find the KingScan® unit itself, along with a USB flashdrive that contains the installation files and the calibration files, a product manual, a 6’ and 15’ foot cord, certified test block, a calibration certificate, and some extra lenses. Now keep in mind the KingScan® will work on any computer or tablet running Windows 7 or newer.

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To start, you need to complete the initial set up. Plug the USB flash drive into your computer and download the software by selecting the .exe file. Once the installation file has been downloaded, you will see a KingScan icon on your desktop. Now you are ready to upload the calibration file.
Start by clicking the setup at the top of the screen. Next, click calibrate from the drop-down menu. Once that opens up on the left-hand side click upload cal. Then select the calibration file and last just hit okay.

NOTEPlease note the calibration file is specific for each individual KingScan® can, so if you have multiple units or are buying a new unit you must make sure you are using the correct calibration file. We also recommend you keep the KingScan unplugged from your computer when downloading these files.

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In order to ensure an accurate reading, you need to make sure you have prepped your test piece.

ASTM E-10 Standard section 6.1.3 states when necessary, the surface on which the indentation to be made should be filed, ground, machined, or polished flat with abrasive material so that the edge of the indentation can be clearly defined to permit the measurement of the diameter to the specified accuracy.

At King Tester, we recommend a 200 grit surface finish and make sure you wipe down the test piece and polish the rough edges of your indentation before you take your measurement to make sure it is as accurate as possible.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Measurement Pt 1″ custom_font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23456db7″ custom_use_theme_fonts=”yes” use_custom_heading=”true”]Now that you have prepped your test piece, you are ready to take your measurement. Go back to the main page of the KingScan® software and click on the part we created earlier. Put the KingScan® camera end down on your Brinell indent. You will see the image on the left side of your screen with 2 circles. Make sure the small circle fits inside the indent and the large circle outside. If the circles do not fit, we need to adjust the max. and min. diameter in the part setting.
[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Measurement Pt 2″ custom_font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23456db7″ custom_use_theme_fonts=”yes” use_custom_heading=”true”]Once you have your circles lined up, press the button on the KingScan® or the space bar on your keyboard to capture your image and make sure you don’t lift the camera while you’re doing this as it will affect the measurement. Now the screen will light up green on the left side and you will see the hardness value and the diameter on the right side. From here move on to your next indent and it’s as easy as that to take a measurement with your automatic Kingscan Brinell microscope.

Interested in saving up to 40% on your King Portable Test Head and/or KingScan® IVe calibration and service?
The NEW KING Tester Service Plans offer convenience, control, and a significant cost savings. Under these 5 year plans, we provide you with detailed services that allow you to manage and maintain your KING Portable Test Head and/or your KingScan® IVe at peak performance.

Download the details or call our Customer Service Team at 1 (610) 279-6010 for more information!

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