Vickers and Knoop Hardness Testers are used for measuring the hardness of metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous. The purpose of this metal hardness testing is to identify the material's resistance to deformation and permanent depth change. It is the most unique method of hardness testing due to its independent testing nature. The Vickers test allows for a uniform hardness testing value along the complete range of testing loads; regardless of which force is applied on any given material. Vickers Hardness Value, symbolized as HV, or the Diamond Pyramid Hardness Value, symbolized as DPH are the units of hardness in Vickers and Knoop Hardness Testing. The Vickers Hardness Scale has a very extensive load range to cover all possible testing applications.Read More...
NextGen Micro Hardness testers provide solutions for Vickers and Knoop hardness testing with micro loads ranging from 10gf to 1kgf. The NG1000 series is available in Analog, Digital and CCD configurations for Micro Vickers/Knoop testing.
NextGen Macro Vickers Hardness testers are available with different load capacities and are available in Analog, Digital or CCD configurations. With 5kgf, 10kgf, 30kgf and 50kgf maximum loads available, the NextGen Macro hardness testers can fit all of your Macro testing requirements.
Automated Vickers/Knoop and low load Brinell hardness testers are available with complete automation for CHD curves and detailed hardness analysis. Complete with automated stages, optional overview cameras and optical zoom, the NG automated series is capable of analyzing your materials with high precision and accuracy.