Bowers Group Announce UK Launch of New Innovatest BIOS Brinell Optical Scanner

As the sole UK representative for Innovatest products, Bowers Group is pleased to announce the launch of the Innovatest BIOS Brinell optical scanner. This hand held optical scanning device can be easily connected to a standard laptop, tablet, or any device running a Windows 10 operating system, and includes easy to install software providing an excellent way to measure Brinell indents in just a tenth of a second.

UK Sales Manager for Bowers Group, Martin Hawkins, said: “The Innovatest Brinell BIOS Scan system has been carefully designed to make the daily testing of Brinell indents faster, more accurate, and more reliable. Because all materials have different finishes; fast light adjustment is mandatory for Brinell indent measurement. The scroll wheel provides an ultra-fast way of experimenting with correct light setting, which can then be stored for the current application. The software supplied is easy to install and provides a fast and effective way to measure Brinell indents.”

Suitable for Brinell indents of 10, 5, 2 & 1mm, the BIOS™ features a camera and electronics built around a TELECENTRIC lens with an adjustable direct LED light module. This enables the illumination of the shadowed areas around the indents, resulting in a crisp, high-resolution image.

Martin Hawkins continued: “The ability to quickly perform repeatable, high accuracy measurements is critical to maximise efficiency of Brinell measurements. The telecentric lens featured on the Innovatest BIOS Brinell optical scanner allows the highest possible accuracy to be achieved. Not only that, it’s very easy to use; no special skills are required for operating the unit, meaning all operators can take advantage of the entire system.”

The Innovatest BIOS Brinell optical scanner also allows results to be directly saved in a CSV file, which can be can easily be imported in to MS applications such as Word and Excel for further statically processing or reporting.

Innovatest has a fantastic reputation across the world as an innovative testing instruments manufacturer, providing hardness testing solutions that suit both the customers’ need and their budget. Manufacturing the majority of its high end and medium range hardness testers in The Netherlands, Innovatest’s top quality products meet or exceed all applicable global standards such as ASTM, DIN-ISO, JIS, and GB, which is why Bowers Group is so proud to represent Innovatest in the UK.

To find out more and speak to a member of our team and to receive a demonstration, please contact us by calling 01276 469 866, or emailing