Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software

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  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Digital micrometer for Vickers hardness testing system
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
  • Macro Vickers Hardness Tester - Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software
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  • Spare parts for Vickers Hardness Testing System
  • Fully Automatic Knoop Hardness Testing System
  • Motorized XY Stage for Vickers Hardness Tester

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NG-5000 Series

NG-5000 Series Macro Vickers Hardness tester is the most advanced model for accurate measurements and ease of use. The NG5000 - Macro Vickers Hardness tester is equipped with a motorized turret and an optional CCD camera and software to take out all possibilities of human error.

This testers are equipped with a large display and a built in printer. The unit can be connected to a computer with the included USB/RS-232 cord for easy data transfer. The files can be easily exported to either a word or excel format for easy printing.

The NG-5000 CCD series - Macro Vickers Hardness Tester with CCD Optical Analysis Software has real time focus and the hardness indentation image can be displayed on the computer through the imaging system. This tester can provide the perfect solution for experimental analysis. Learn more about the Basics of Vickers Hardness Test.

Knoop Hardness Testing System with CCD Camera and Analysis Software

The automated turret allows the interchange of the objective lenses and the indenter for quick and simple analysis. The macro testing force is also fully automated to conduct the load, the dwell time, and the release. The objective lens will automatically returns to its initial focus state - over the indentation - after the unit conducts the test. This allows for a simple measurement of the diagonals of the indentation to determine the Vickers Hardness value.

NG 5/10/30/50 CCD

NG 5/10/30/50 CCD

CCD - Digital Macro Vickers Tester with CCD Optical Analysis Software with 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf and 50kgf loads, Motorized Turret and Built-In Printer.

CCD - Digital Macro Vickers Tester with CCD Optical Analysis Software measurements can be made through the eyepiece or it can be done through the analysis software and CCD camera. This Macro Vickers tester allows for the most accurate measuring and result reading options.

Standard Configuration Includes: Vickers Hardness Tester, 10X Digital Micrometer eyepiece, 10X and 20X Objective Lenses, Vickers Diamond indenter, NIST Traceable Vickers Test Block, Motorized Turret, X-Y Testing Stage, 3-Stage Fixtures, Power Cable, Dust Proof Cover, Instruction Manual, Hardness Conversion Table, Certificate of Quality, Warranty Card and Accessory Case, CD with Image Analysis Software, Digital CCD Camera, USB Drive with Software and USB Data cable.

  NG-5CCD NG10CCD NG30CCD NG50CCD
Testing Forces 300g (1.96N),
500g (4.9N),
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N)
500g (4.9N),
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N)
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N),
30kg (294N)
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N),
30kg (294N),
50kg (490N)
Vickers Scales HV0.3, HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5
HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5,
HV10
HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5,
HV10, HV20,
HV30
HV1, HV2,
HV5, HV10,
HV20, HV30
HV50
Conversion Conversion of Vickers value to:
HRA, HRC, HRD, HK, HBS, H15N, H30N, H45N, H15T, H30T, H45T
Minimum Measuring Unit 0.01μm
Vickers Value Range HV1 - HV4000
Vickers Value Displayed on the instruments on the LCD screen
Magnification 100X (for observation), 200X (for measurement), and can be extended to 400X
Loading Method Automatically - Load, dwell and unload the testing force
Duration 1-99 seconds
Turret Automatic Motorized Turret - Objective Lenses and Indenter
Maximum Height of Specimen 8.5cm 16cm
Maximum Depth of Specimen 11cm 30cm
Light Source LED Cold light source (no heat generated from light source - service life of light source can reach 100,000 hours)
Stage Dimensions of the X-Y Testing table are 10cmx10cm
Maximum Travel Range 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Moving Resolution Ratio 0.1mm
Data Output Built-in Printer: Hardness Value, the max, and min value, testing time, and average value
Power Source 110V/60Hz/1Ph
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.94x11.41x18.9"
40.5x29x48 cm
20.87x8.67x22.83"
53x22x58 cm
Weight 99lbs / 45kg
Warranty 12 Months

NG 5/10/30/50 CCD model can be upgraded to a Semi- or even a Fully-Automatic Hardness Testing System. The Fully-Automatic system has an XYZ stage. This allows the fully automatic system to offer an automatic focus feature. Therefore, after you position the samples and plot the path the unit will perform automatic test and measurement process of indentation, auto-focusing, measuring, and hardness curve plotting with a click of a button.

Fully Automatic Knoop Hardness Testing System
Automatic Vickers Hardness Testing System
Motorized XY Stage for Vickers Hardness Tester
Motorized XY Stage

The Semi-automatic system only has XY stage movement, therefore requires manual focus work for each of the plotted indentations. Once the manual focus is completed measurement process of indentation, measuring, and hardness curve plotting is completed with a click of a button.

NG 5/10/30/50 DGEN

NG 5/10/30/50 DGEN

DGEN - Digital Macro Vickers Hardness Tester with 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf and 50kgf loads, Motorized Turret and Built-In Printer.

DGEN - Digital Macro Vickers Hardness Tester The measurements are made through the eyepiece. This system is equipped with an encoder. After using the micrometers to measure the diagonals, the system will transmit your readings from the eyepiece into the system through a single click of a button. The system will generate your hardness reading and display it on the LCD.

Standard Configuration Includes: Vickers Hardness Tester, 10X Digital Micrometer eyepiece, 10X and 20X Objective Lenses, Vickers Diamond indenter, NIST Traceable Vickers Test Block, Motorized Turret, X-Y Testing Stage, 3-Stage Fixtures, Power Cable, Dust Proof Cover, Instruction Manual, Hardness Conversion Table, Certificate of Quality, Warranty Card and Accessory Case.

 

NG-5DGEN

NG10DGEN NG30DGEN NG50DGEN
Testing Forces 300g (1.96N),
500g (4.9N),
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N)
500g (4.9N),
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N)
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N),
30kg (294N)
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N),
30kg (294N),
50kg (490N)
Vickers Scales HV0.3, HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5
HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5,
HV10
HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5,
HV10, HV20,
HV30
HV1, HV2,
HV5, HV10,
HV20, HV30
HV50
Conversion Conversion of Vickers value to:
HRA, HRC, HRD, HK, HBS, H15N, H30N, H45N, H15T, H30T, H45T
Minimum Measuring Unit 0.01μm
Vickers Value Range HV1 - HV4000
Vickers Value Displayed on the instruments on the LCD screen
Magnification 100X (for observation), 200X (for measurement), and can be extended to 400X
Loading Method Automatically - Load, dwell and unload the testing force
Duration 1-99 seconds
Turret Automatic Motorized Turret - Objective Lenses and Indenter
Maximum Height of Specimen 8.5cm 16cm
Maximum Depth of Specimen 11cm 30cm
Light Source LED Cold light source (no heat generated from light source - service life of light source can reach 100,000 hours)
Stage Dimensions of the X-Y Testing table are 10cmx10cm
Maximum Travel Range 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Moving Resolution Ratio 0.1mm
Data Output Built-in Printer: Hardness Value, the max, and min value, testing time, and average value
Power Source 110V/60Hz/1Ph
Overall Dimensions 40.5cmx29cmx48cm (LxWxH)
Weight 45kg 53cmx22cmx58cm
(LxWxH)
Warranty 12 Months

NG 5/10/30/50 AGEN

NG-5000AGEN

AGEN - Analogue Macro Vickers Hardness Tester with 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf and 50kgf load options, Motorized Turret and Built-In Printer.

AGEN - Analogue Macro Vickers Hardness Tester measurements are made through the eyepiece. After using the micrometers to measure the diagonals, you must enter your measurements manually into the tester through the numbered keypad to generate your hardness reading on the LCD.

Standard Configuration Includes: Vickers Hardness Tester, 10X Digital Micrometer eyepiece, 10X and 20X Objective Lenses, Vickers Diamond indenter, NIST Traceable Vickers Test Block, Motorized Turret, X-Y Testing Stage, 3-Stage Fixtures, Power Cable, Dust Proof Cover, Instruction Manual, Hardness Conversion Table, Certificate of Quality, Warranty Card and Accessory Case.

  NG-5AGEN NG10AGEN NG30AGEN NG50AGEN
Testing Forces 300g (1.96N),
500g (4.9N),
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N)
500g (4.9N),
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N)
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N),
30kg (294N)
1kg (9.8N),
2kg (19.6N),
3kg (29.4N),
5kg (49N),
10kg (98N),
30kg (294N),
50kg (490N)
Vickers Scales HV0.3, HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5
HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5,
HV10
HV1, HV2,
HV3, HV5,
HV10, HV20,
HV30
HV1, HV2,
HV5, HV10,
HV20, HV30
HV50
Conversion Conversion of Vickers value to:
HRA, HRC, HRD, HK, HBS, H15N, H30N, H45N, H15T, H30T, H45T
Minimum Measuring Unit 0.01μm
Vickers Value Range HV1 - HV4000
Vickers Value Displayed on the instruments on the LCD screen
Magnification 100X (for observation), 200X (for measurement), and can be extended to 400X
Loading Method Automatically - Load, dwell and unload the testing force
Duration 1-99 seconds
Turret Automatic Motorized Turret - Objective Lenses and Indenter
Maximum Height of Specimen 8.5cm 16cm
Maximum Depth of Specimen 11cm 30cm
Light Source LED Cold light source (no heat generated from light source - service life of light source can reach 100,000 hours)
Stage Dimensions of the X-Y Testing table are 10cmx10cm
Maximum Travel Range 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Moving Resolution Ratio 0.1mm
Data Output Built-in Printer: Hardness Value, the max, and min value, testing time, and average value
Power Source 110V/60Hz/1Ph
Overall Dimensions 40.5cmx29cmx48cm (LxWxH)
Weight 45kg 53cmx22cmx58cm
(LxWxH)
Warranty 12 Months
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FAQs

The Vickers method can be classified into three hardness testing load ranges: in the micro, low-load, and conventional (macro) hardness range depending on the ISO standard test force magnitude (and therefore on the Vickers Method, e.g., HV 0.01; HV 1; HV 10).

Depending on the appropriate load range, different applications exist for the Vickers techniques.

The benefits of the Vickers approach include:

Since the Vickers method covers the full hardness range, it can be applied to any materials and test specimens, from soft to hard.

There is just one kind of indenter that works with all Vickers techniques.

Since non-destructive testing is an option, the test specimen can serve additional functions.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Main Application Purpose:

  • Steel, nonferrous metals, tinsel, cemented carbide, sheet metal, metallographic structure.
  • Carburization, nitriding and decarburization layer, surface hardening layer, galvanized coating, coating.
  • Glass, chip and ceramic material.

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Here are the main functions of NextGen’s NG-5000 - Macro Vickers Hardness tester:

  1. Automatic hardness measurement: With the push of a button, the program instantly calculates the hardness value, statistics, and the diagonals of the indentation (also assistance with manual measuring);
  2. Hardness curve: The software automatically plots the hardness curve using the depths of test points provided by the user. Durometer curve (s). A depth template file can be used by the user to save and load the depths for further testing for convenience;
  3. Converts HV to different hardness scales, including HRA, HRB, HRC, HBW, HK and others);
  4. Data memory/store function: All measurements' data will be saved in the appropriate lower sheet;
  5. Statistics: Updates statistical information such as average, minimum and maximum, and standard automatically deviation;6
  6. Test report: automatically produces a Word report using a template that is customizable;
  7. Data archiving: Images and measurement data can both be archived in a single file for access at a later time;
  8. Knoop Scale: This measurement method is configurable;
  9. Additional Functions: Consists of fundamental imaging system operations such as image capture, camera calibration, image processing, etc;
  10. An integrated camera that the software can use to measure and analyze indentation images; The Machine Turret and Lightness can be controlled via THVS-A software.

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The Vickers Hardness Test entails utilizing a diamond indenter to apply force (also known as a "load") to the test material in order to produce an indentation. The measurement of the specimen's hardness is determined by the depth of the indentation in the material. Generally speaking, the harder the object is, the smaller the depression. Depending on the force used to indent the test material, hardness testing can be divided into micro-indentation tests and macro-indentation tests. (Micro-indentation tests normally employ loads up to 200 gf; macro-indentation tests typically employ loads up to 1000 gf.) The two most popular tests that can be used for both micro- and macro-indentation are the Vickers and Knoop hardness tests.

By pressing the diamond indenter into the surface being tested, the test is carried out. The indenter has a square base, a pyramidal shape, and opposite faces that are at an angle of 136 degrees with one another. Loads typically range from 1 to 100 kgf. Typically, the entire load is applied for 10 to 15 seconds.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG-5 has the following Vickers Scales: HV0.3, HV1, HV2, HV3, HV5.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG-10 has the following Vickers Scales: HV1, HV2, HV3, HV5, HV10.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG-30 has the following Vickers Scales: HV1, HV2, HV3, HV5, HV10, HV20, HV30

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG-50 has the following Vickers Scales: HV1, HV2, HV5, HV10, HV20, HV30, HV50

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Micro hardness testing is one of the many applications for which the Vickers hardness test is appropriate. You may find a description of the Vickers hardness test, instructions on how to use it, and a catalogue of our Vickers microhardness testing equipment on this website.

The hardness depth of surface-hardened steels is frequently assessed via hardness testing. To do this, a succession of hardness imprints are made on the cross-sectioned sample, working their way toward the centre. The distance from the surface to the hardness limit (HL) is computed when the hardness evolution is shown on a graph.

The hardness depth of surface-hardened steels is frequently assessed via hardness testing. To do this, a succession of hardness imprints are made on the cross-sectioned sample, working their way toward the centre. The distance from the surface to the hardness limit (HL) is computed when the hardness evolution is shown on a graph.

It's crucial to follow the guidelines for indent spacing while completing a hardness progression. To guarantee an accurate measurement of CHD, edge retention is also necessary during the mechanical preparation of samples.

Case depth is the distance between the surface and the hardness limit.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis has the following Data Output:

Built-in Printer: Hardness Value, the max, and min value, testing time, and average value

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Almost every type of material can be examined using microhardness procedures, including ceramics, metals, composites, and others. Vickers tests can be used for a variety of purposes because the test indentation is too small; examples include measuring individual microstructures, testing extremely thin materials like foils, determining the surface of one small part or several smaller parts, or determining the depth of case hardening by segmenting a portion and making a series of indentations to define a profile of the change in hardness.

According to the Vickers hardness test method, test material is indented using a diamond indenter in the correct pyramidal shape with a square base at an angle of 136 degrees with respect to a weight of 1 to 100 kgf. Typically, the full load is applied for 10 to 15 seconds.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis uses the following loading method: Automatically - Load, dwell and unload the testing force.

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Magnification is the process of enlarging something. Additionally, it means expanding the seeming size rather than the actual size. It is possible to measure this expansion.

Magnification Definition:

It describes the process of using lenses to enlarge an object visually. Additionally, the thing simply appears larger and does not actually become bigger. Additionally, this idea comes from two different forms.

First, use a microscope to magnify small things, and then a telescope (that makes a distant object appear closer and the images are more clear and more defined).

Additionally, both of these forms and tools use two distinct formulas. Additionally, microscopic magnification aids in our understanding of the composition and structure of items.

There are two types of magnification lenses Simple and Compound lenses.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis magnification is 100X (for observation), 200X (for measurement), and can be extended to 400X.

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The size of the diagonal impression that the indenter leaves behind is measured by the Vickers hardness test, an optical method. However, depth measurement methods gauge the size of the indentation made by the indenter (only Rockwell is standardized).

The depth of the indentation the indenter leaves on the surface of a workpiece (specimen) when applying a particular test force depends on how soft the material being tested is.

In order to measure the Vickers hardness, an ISO 6507-compliant pyramid-shaped indenter (with an interfacial angle of 136°) is pressed into a specimen (workpiece) with a specified test load beginning at 1 gf (HV).

The Vickers hardness (HV) is calculated by dividing the surface area of the remaining indent on the specimen by the test force (F in newtons N) (see formula below). The surface area of the remaining pyramidal indentation is determined using the average of the two diagonals because the base area of Vickers indents is normally not square (d1 and d2 in mm).

The standard specifies the Vickers hardness range (ISO 6507). Depending on the specimen material used and the test force, the Vickers hardness value might range from 1 to 3.000 HV.

Test duration for NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis is 1-99 seconds.

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For quick and easy analysis, the automated turret enables the exchange of the objective lenses and the indenter. The load, dwell period, and release phases of the macro testing force are all entirely automated. After the unit completes the test, the objective lens will automatically return to its original focus condition, which is over the indentation. This makes it possible to calculate the Vickers Hardness value by taking a quick measurement of the indentation's diagonals.

The test load for this Vickers method ranges from 1 gf according to ISO standards and from 1 gf up to 120 kgf according to ASTM standards. These standards demonstrate that this method may be used to measure hardness for all load levels, from micro to macro to low.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester uses Automatic Motorized Turret - Objective Lenses and Indenter.

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A material's resistance to permanent deformation, such as piercing or scratching, is referred to as hardness. One method of determining hardness is through static indentation tests. A cone, pyramid, or ball is driven into the material's surface to create a static depression. The hardness is determined by the relationship between the stress applied for a specific amount of time and the size or depth of the indentation. A square pyramidal diamond indenter with predetermined face angles is used in Vickers hardness testing.

The test should be run on a flat specimen with a polished or prepared surface for high-accuracy measurement. The amount of force applied determines the quality of the necessary surface. The indentation perimeter and depth must always be distinct under a microscope in all tests.

For NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG-5 the Maximum Height of Specimen is 8.5cm and Maximum Depth is 11cm.

For NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Testers NG-10, NG-30, NG-50 the Maximum Height of Specimen is 16cm and Maximum Depth is 30cm.

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A flexible hardness test technique, the Vickers hardness test is used to measure both macro and micro hardness. It is appropriate for a variety of applications and materials and has a wide load range.

Many people believe that the Vickers hardness test is simpler to use than other hardness tests: The procedure can be carried out using a universal or micro hardness tester, the calculations necessary are independent of the indenter size, and the same indenter (a pyramidal diamond) can be used for all materials, regardless of hardness.

When you do a Vickers hardness test, your indentation will distort the surrounding material and change its properties regardless of the microhardness tester you choose. The Vickers hardness testing standards provide a specific spacing between multiple indentations in order to prevent erroneous interpretations of perceived hardness.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis has the following stage:

  • Dimensions of the X-Y Testing table are 10cmx10cm
  • Maximum Travel Range 2.5cm x 2.5cm
  • Moving Resolution Ratio 0.1mm

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Volts are SI-derived units representing electromotive force, electric potential difference, and potential energy (symbol: V). One volt is the potential created when an electric current of one ampere spends one watt of energy between two points on a conducting wire. For every coulomb of charge that crosses the potential difference between two locations, one joule of energy will be transferred in its stead.

A power source's electrical potential, or, to put it another way, the amount of pressure required to get electrons to flow through an electrical connection, is 220V. There are several countries where 220V is the standard for residential power.

The International System of Units (SI) uses the hertz (symbol: Hz) as the unit of frequency, which is equal to one event (or cycle) per second. One hertz is equal to one second, according to the hertz, a SI-derived unit whose expression in terms of SI base units is s1.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software has the following Power Source: 110V/60Hz/1Ph

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ASTM E384 is the approved test method for determining a material's Knoop and Vickers hardness.

Test loads can range from 1 gramme to 1,000 grammes, despite the fact that they are typically between 100 and 500 grammes.

The Vickers indenter frequently produces an indentation that is geometrically equivalent at all test forces.

The Knoop indenter does not produce a geometrically similar indentation as a function of test force. Because of its rhombic shape, a Knoop indentation has a shallower indentation depth than a Vickers impression under the same test conditions. Therefore, it can be very useful to evaluate thin coatings or hardness gradients on sectioned samples using the Knoop indenter.

ASTM E140 can be used to convert Knoop and Vickers hardness values into other hardness scales.

To answer your question, yes, NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software implements ASTM E384 Standard

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This specification relates to the determination of the Vickers hardness of metallic materials with applied forces between 1 kgf and 120 kgf. Part B is covered by the validation of the Vickers hardness testing equipment. Additionally, section C talks about the standard test block calibration. All requirements are available from ASTM International.

This standard covers two classes of standardized tests: the Routine test (with routine accuracy) and the Verification, Laboratory, or Referee test (with a much higher degree of accuracy required). WMT&R specializes in the Referee Test.

In the Vickers Hardness Test, a small diamond indenter with an apical angle of 136 degrees is employed and is driven into the test material at a specific load. The resulting indentation is then measured from tip to tip along both axes. The average of the two axis readings is converted into a Vickers Hardness number using a formula, or more typically, a chart based on the formula. The test will yield the most accurate results if the specimen is subjected to the maximum load possible. A higher load results in a larger indentation, better measurement resolution, and more trustworthy data.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software implements ASTM E92 Standard.

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For the three separate test force ranges for metallic materials, including hard metals and other cemented carbides, ISO 6507 specifies the Vickers hardness test technique.

Principle: A diamond indenter is pressed into a test piece's surface in the shape of a right pyramid with a square base and a predetermined angle between opposing faces at the vertex.

The area of the sloped indentation surface, which is considered to be a right pyramid with a square base and the same angle as the indenter at the vertex, is divided by the test force to give the quotient, which is used to determine the Vickers hardness.

NOTE 1 The centre of the base and the apex of a right pyramid are in line.

NOTE 2 This document has incorporated hardness as appropriate.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Softwarehas ISO 6507 certification.

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LEDs are solid-state electronics that instantly transform electrical energy into a single colour of light. LEDs don't waste energy by converting it into heat that doesn't produce light since they use "cool" light-generating technology, in which the majority of the energy is provided in the visible spectrum. In contrast, an incandescent bulb emits the majority of its energy in the infrared (or non-visible) region of the spectrum. As a result, both HID and fluorescent bulbs generate a lot of heat.

LEDs don't just provide cold light; they also:

  • Can be powered by a solar panel or even a portable battery pack.
  • Can be included in a control system.
  • Are compact, shock-resistant and vibration-resistant.
  • Enjoy a quick "on-time" (60 nsec vs 10 msec for an incandescent lamp).
  • Possess good colour resolution and a little or nonexistent shock danger.

NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software uses LED Cold light source (no heat generated from light source - service life of light source can reach 100,000 hours)

DGEN is a digital macro Vickers hardness tester with a built-in printer, motorized turret, and 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf, and 50kgf loads.

Vickers Hardness Digital Macro Tester (DGEN) Through the eyepiece, measurements are taken. An encoder is part of this system. The device will communicate your data from the eyepiece into the system with only one button press after utilizing the micrometres to measure the diagonals. Your hardness reading will be generated by the system and displayed on the LCD.

The following items are included in the standard configurationof NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG 5/10/30/50 DGEN: a Vickers Hardness Tester, a 10X Digital Micrometer eyepiece, 10X and 20X Objective Lenses, a Vickers Diamond indenter, a NIST Traceable Vickers Test Block, a Motorized Turret, an X-Y Testing Stage, 3-Stage Fixtures, a power cable, a dust-proof cover, an instruction manual, a hardness conversion table, a certificate of quality, Warranty card and Accessory case.

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AGEN is an analogue macro Vickers hardness tester with a built-in printer, motorized turret, and load options of 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf, and 50kgf.

Measurements are taken using the AGEN - Analogue Macro Vickers Hardness Tester through the eyepiece. You must manually enter your measurements into the tester through the numbered keypad after using the micrometres to measure the diagonals in order for the tester to display your hardness reading on the LCD.

The following items are included in the standard configuration of NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG 5/10/30/50 AGEN: a Vickers Hardness Tester, a 10X Digital Micrometer eyepiece, 10X and 20X Objective Lenses, a Vickers Diamond indenter, a NIST Traceable Vickers Test Block, a Motorized Turret, an X-Y Testing Stage, 3-Stage Fixtures, a power cable, a dust-proof cover, an instruction manual, a hardness conversion table, a certificate of quality, warranty & accessory case.

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CCD - Digital Macro Vickers Tester with Built-in Printer, Motorized Turret, and CCD Optical Analysis Software with 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf, and 50kgf loads.

Vickers Tester for Digital Macro with CCD Optical Analysis Software measurements may be performed using the eyepiece or the CCD camera and analysis software. The Macro Vickers tester offers the most precise options for measuring and reading results.

The following items are included in the standard configuration of NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester NG 5/10/30/50 CCD: Vickers Hardness Tester, 10X Digital Micrometer eyepiece, 10X and 20X Objective Lenses, Vickers Diamond indenter, NIST Traceable Vickers Test Block, Motorized Turret, X-Y Testing Stage, 3-Stage Fixtures, Power Cable, Dust Proof Cover, Instruction Manual, Hardness Conversion Table, Certificate of Quality, Warranty Card and Accessory Case, CD with Image Analysis Software, Digital CCD Camera, USB Drive withSoftware and USB Data cable.

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A material's resistance to localized permanent deformation is gauged by its hardness. Plastic deformation is another name for permanent distortion. When a material deforms elastically, it does so only when force is applied; whereas, when a material deforms plastically, it does not change back to its previous shape.

Varied types of loading cause different behaviours from materials. For instance, a metal that can withstand a significant one-time impact very well could not behave the same way under continual loads.

To make an informed decision for the application, hardness testing must be done in each scenario.

Scratch, rebound, and indentation hardness are the three different types of hardness. Each sort of hardness can only be measured with a certain set of tools.

Also, the same material will have different hardness values for the types mentioned above.

The commonly used units for hardness measurement are:

  • Brinell Hardness Number (HB)
  • Vickers hardness number (HV)
  • Rockwell hardness number (HRA, HRB, HRC, etc)

The minimum measuring unit of NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software is 0.1μm.

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A material's hardness is a quality, not a fundamental physical trait. Its definition is "resistance to indentation," and its measurement is the indentation's permanent depth.

Simply put, the harder the material is when tested with a fixed force (load) and a specific indenter. Using one of more than 12 distinct test procedures, the depth or area of the indentation is measured to determine the indentation's hardness.

Based on an optical measurement technique, the Vickers method. In order to create an indentation that can be measured and translated into a hardness value, a diamond indenter is used in the Microhardness Test Procedure, ASTM E-384. Although test samples must be well polished to permit quantifying the size of the impressions, it is particularly useful for testing on a variety of materials. For testing purposes, a diamond with a square base and a pyramidal shape is employed. Although "Macro" Vickers loads can be up to 30 kg or more, most loads are quite light, ranging from 10gm to 1kgf.

The Vickers Value Range of NextGen’s Macro Vickers Hardness Tester – Analogue, Digital and Digital with CCD Optical Analysis Software is HV1 - HV4000

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When it comes to macro Vickers hardness testers we have 3 primary options to meet your metal testing requirements. Our NG-5000 Series - Macro Vickers Hardness Testing Systems has you covered for virtually all Vickers applications. The categories of the macro hardness testers include the AGEN - Analogue Macro Hardness Tester Series, DGEN - Digital Macro Hardness Tester Series and CCD - Digital Macro Hardness Testers with Optical Analysis Software. Each unit provides a unique competitive advantage for your macro hardness testing needs. Whether you are looking to perform low or high testing volumes, softer or harder materials, or require minimal to no operator error, the NG-5000 Series - Macro Vickers Hardness Testing Systems is the logical solution. Request quote today to learn more.

Your Macro Vickers hardness tester is to be expected within 2-4 weeks of the purchase order issue and payment term completion. The Vickers hardness testers are our best selling quality control unit therefore the manufacturing process for the macro Vickers hardness testers is ongoing all year round. The unit is manufactured to order within 2 weeks, inclusive of the quality inspection and certification processes. It then takes 3-5 business days to deliver the macro Vickers hardness tester to your facility anywhere in North America. Contact us today to help expedite the delivery of the macro Vickers hardness tester into your facility.

Yes. NextGen Material Testing, Inc. offers marketing leading Universal Hardness Testing systems. Our hardness testers are manufactured to suite virtually any technical specification. NextGen's Universal Hardness Testers are equipped to perform various test scales such as Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers Hardness testers all-in-one. Our Universal Hardness Testers come in semi- and fully automatic options with user-friendly advanced software. The hardness testers are capable of testing the softest and the thinnest of metals to super-hard engineered alloys. Learn more at Advanced Automatic Vickers/Knoop/Brinell Hardness Tester.
Yes. NextGen Material Testing, Inc. offers a full range of semi- and fully-automatic Macro Vickers and Micro Vickers Hardness Testing Systems. Please refer to our Advanced Automatic Vickers/Knoop/Brinell Hardness Tester for more information.
All equipment supplied by NextGen Material Testing, Inc.'s comes pre-calibrated and certified before leaving our facility. All of our Vickers Hardness Testers and other quality control equipment is manufactured in accordance to the latest applicable industry standards. Request a quotation today.
NextGen Material Testing, Inc. is partnered with major ISO certified organizations globally. This means that your Vickers Hardness Tester is going to be accommodated for annual calibration worldwide. NextGen does not charge annual fees for your Vickers Hardness Testing calibrations because majority of calibration procedures can be done over the phone, Skype or TeamViewer.
In using the AGEN Model the measurements are conducted through the eyepiece. The micrometers are then aligned with the diagonals for measurement. The reading provided using the micrometers is then manually entered into the tester using the number keypad to receive the hardness reading on the LCD screen. In using the DGEN Model the measurements are conducted through the eyepiece. There is an encoder provided with this system. The micrometers are aligned with the diagonals and the reading will be transmitted into the system with a simple click of a button. The generated hardness reading will be displayed on the LCD screen. In using the DGEN CCD Model the measurements can be conducted using the eyepiece of through the CCD Camera with the Analysis software. In conducting measurements through the CCD Camera and the Analysis software, the micrometers will automatically align with the diagonals of the indentation and the reading will be displayed in your PC through the included USB/RS-232 cord.
Both AGEN and DGEN Models have the following testing force ranges:

NG5

NG10

NG30

NG50

Testing Forces

300g (1.96N), 500g (4.9N), 1kg (9.8N), 2kg (19.6N), 3kg (29.4N), 5kg (49N)

500g (4.9N), 1kg (9.8N), 2kg (19.6N), 3kg (29.4N), 5kg (49N), 10kg (98N)

1kg (9.8N), 2kg (19.6N), 3kg (29.4N), 5kg (49N), 10kg (98N), 30kg (294N)

1kg (9.8N), 2kg (19.6N), 3kg (29.4N), 5kg (49N), 10kg (98N), 30kg (294N), 50kg (490N)

Every Macro Vickers Hardness tester is covered by our 12 months manufacturing warranty as well as our market leading Life-Time Consultation Advantage. Please refer to the Warranty Support page for more details.
The Macro Vickers Hardness tester offers conversion of Vickers values to the following scales: HRA, HRC, HRD, HK, HBS, H15N, H30N, H45N, H15T, H30T, H45T
Each purchase Macro Vickers Hardness tester comes standard with certified test blocks. All we ask is that you provide us your desired hardness value and hardness load.

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