VICKERS HARDNESS TESTER
 
 

Microhardness / Vickers Hardness Tester

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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.

Microhardness / Vickers Hardness Tester

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.

Micro / Macro Vickers / Knoop/ Case Depth Hardness Tester Range/span>
Automatic Hardness Tester - Qness10/30 A-A+ Series

Automatic Hardness Tester - Qness10/30 A-A+ Series

The most versatile quality series hardness testers - Qness Hardness Testers. Electronically controlled loads secure a quick and precise hardness testing as well as quick method change (maintenance free) and automatic recognition of the focus layer.Read More

QV-1000/2000 Series Micro Vickers / Knoop Hardness Tester

QV-1000 Series Micro Vickers / Knoop Hardness Tester

Qualitest range of QV-1000 Series Micro Vickers / Knoop Hardness testers are our popular and precise testing systems suitable for microhardness analysis of metallic specimens in metallography laboratories or production environments. As standard configuration coming with motorized turret system, and available as low cost analog model, digital or with advanced automatic image analysis software, loads ranging from 10 to 1,000 grf. QV-1000 series Micro Hardness Tester offer the best value for the quality/precision they offer on the market. Read More

QV 4500 High End Closed Loop Micro / Macro Vickers Hardness Tester

QV 4500 High End Closed Loop Micro / Macro Vickers Hardness Tester

High-end Vickers/Knoop hardness tester featuring Closed Loop, Load Cell, Force Feedback technology for a reliable fast measurement procedure. The QV 4500 series of Micro/Macro Vickers, Knoop & Brinell hardness testers combines a practical design with universal specifications. State-of-the-art closed loop, load cell technology and a - Patent Pending - force feedback system, assure fast test results at the highest possible accuracy. Read More

QV-400 Series Macro Vickers Hardness Tester

QV-400 Series Macro Vickers Hardness Tester

With loads ranging from 1 kgf up to 30kgf for QV-430 models and from 1 kgf to 50 kgf for QV-450 models, and also available in analog or digital configurations, our customers benefit from the most desirable selection of Macro Vickers hardness testers on the market that are extremely precise, durable quality and offer the best value for investment. Read More

QV-CCD Video Filar Systems

QV-CCD Video Filar Systems

Fast and easy determination of Vickers / Micro hardness on PC, featuring hardness depth graphics. Unique, user-friendly system combines the power, speed and flexibility of PC with the precision of our Vickers / Microhardness testers’ series, to accommodate a full spectrum of micro hardness testing requirements. Simple test procedure, user defines simple or complex pattern for automatic positioning and indentation. The software automatically measures and records indentation size and hardness measurement. Results display includes depth versus hardness XY plotting as well as statistics and individual indent results. Read More

Clemex CMT Package for Upgrade / Retrofit    of Existing Micro Hardness Tester

Clemex CMT Microhardness / Vickers / Knoop Image Analysis Software

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. The automatic image analysis software measures the size or area of your indentation and calculates the Vickers hardness of your test piece. The Clemex CMT software will guide you while testing case depth or other test patterns and the result of your complete test can be analyzed using the software. The Clemex CMT package is also offered as an upgrade/ modernization kit for laboratories that require a package to retrofit an existing microhardness tester. Using your own PC, install easy to use Clemex CMT software, an acquisition board, and high-resolution camera. Read More

Case Depth Hardness Tester

Case Depth Hardness Tester

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. Such advanced technology in other words minimizes the need of sample preparation in metallography labs eliminating the need and use of metallography cutters, polishers, mounting presses and most importantly the time spent to destroy and analyze the sample. The HTD-900s model can perform case depth analysis up to maximum 1.5mm below the surface. With a new model soon to be released the case depth measurement possibility has been increased to up to 2.8mm below the surface Read More

 

MTR EsaTest Motorized Hardness Tester for Hard to Access Areas

MTR EsaTest Motorized Hardness Tester for Hard to Access Areas

Advanced Motorized Hardness Tester for Hard to access areas. Most suitable for Automotive & Aerospace components, large or small samples, irregular shapes, inside bores, gear teeth in various positions, MTR Esatest hardness tester offers unique possibility to apply loads progressively and as a result with one hardness test, different hardness values conforming to the entire range of applied loads can be measured. This is extremely useful for testing of surface treated specimens, for quick evaluation of the depth of superficial treatment and possible rectification of ground parts. Read More

Vickers Hardness Tester MTR-X Series

Vickers Hardness Tester MTR-X Series

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. The bench hardness tester MTR X- Series operates according to the principle of hardness determination through measure of electrical resistance. Read More

Hardness Test Blocks, Indenters and Accessories

Hardness Test Blocks, Indenters and Accessories

Qualitest offers an extensive range of hardness testing accessories such as fully certified hardness test blocks, indenters, penetrators, balls, fixtures, anvils and much more. Read More

 
Hardness Tester Product Range

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