Qualitest range of Micro Vickers Hardness Tester - QIV-1000Z is our newst and precise testing systems suitable for microhardness analysis of metallic specimens in metallography laboratories or production environments.
Mirco Hardness Tester / Vickers Hardness Tester is a key piece of equipment that is indispensable to metallographic research, product quality control, and the development of product certification materials.
Vickers / Microhardness test procedure as per ASTM E-384, EN ISO 6507, and ASTM E-92 standard specifies making indentation with a range of loads using a diamond indenter which is then measured and converted to a hardness value. For this purpose as long as test samples are carefully and properly prepared, the Vickers / Microhardness method is considered to be very useful for testing on a wide type of materials, including metals, composites, ceramics, or applications such as testing foils, measuring surface of a part, testing individual microstructures, or measuring the depth of case hardening by sectioning a part and making a series of indentations.
Two types of indenters are generally used for the Vickers test family, a square base pyramid shaped diamond for testing in a Vickers hardness tester and a narrow rhombus shaped indenter for a Knoop hardness tester.
The Vickers hardness test method requires a pyramidal diamond with square base having an angle of 136° between the opposite faces. Upon completion of indentation, the two diagonals will be measured and the average value will be considered.
The loads for Micro Vickers or Knoop hardness testing methods are typically very low, ranging from a few grams to 2 kgs. The load range for Macro Vickers hardness test procedure can range up to 50kgs.
Normally the prepared specimens, using metallography mounting presses are mounted in a plastic medium to facilitate the preparation and testing. In order to enhance the resolution of measurement, the indentations should be as large as possible. A new line of Case depth hardness testers are also available from Qualitest, that can non-destructively, within a few minutes and using minimal surface preparations, measure the case depth hardness of materials.
Qualitest’s Digital Micro Vickers Hardness Tester - QV-1000/2000Z adopts unique precision design of optics, mechanic and electrics features, make the indentation image clearer, and get more precise measurements.
Micro Vickers and Knoop Hardness Tester - QVK-1000 is a new model equipped with both Micro Vickers and Knoop indenters.
Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - QV-5Z/10Z/30Z/50Z adopts load cell control system, improves the precision of the test force and the repeatability and stability of the indicating value.
Fully Auto Load Cell Universal Hardness Tester - QualiUniversal is a ideal tester for reliable Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers testing.
New innovative HTD-Series Case Depth Hardness Tester, have revolutionized heat treat industries by offering a technology to accurately, non-destructively and within a couple of minutes, measure case depth hardness of the heat treated parts.
Handy ESATEST X is a portable electronic hardness tester which operates according to the principle of hardness determination through measure of electrical resistance.
High-end Vickers/Knoop hardness tester featuring Closed Loop, Load Cell, Force Feedback technology for a reliable fast measurement procedure.
Clemex CMT advanced image analysis software is a flexible yet affordable software solution that enables you to acquire, measure and even analyze the results of your Vickers or Knoop hardness test.
MTR X-Series perfect for testing of large and small specimen, irregular shapes, interiors, gear evolvents and difficult, until now inaccessible, points, not influenced by deflection and bending operates according to Din 50158 standard ESATEST principle.
We offer the largest Hardness Test Block selection in the industry, Rockwell Full range, Brinell, Micro, Vickers, Knoop and Master Calibration Kits. All of our Hardness Test Blocks come with Certification.