The Nanovea Platform and Compact Base indentation Hardness Testers from Hylec Controls are designed with versatility primarily in mind to allow the use of both the Nano Hardness Module up to 400mN or Micro/Macro Hardness Module from 40N-200N.
The 3D non-contact profiler and AFM Module are some of several optical imaging options available for high resolution 3D imaging of scratch, indentation and wear track in addition to other optical measurements such as roughness.
The image pattern recognition software option is now a breakthrough on both nano and micro modules which allows automated indentation hardness testing for quality control use.
Ideal solution for budget limitations and small research facilities, the compact base hardness tester is a cost-effective solution with 25mmx100mm XY motorized tables and Z motorized approach of 25mm. Also available is a video zoom lens for scratch, indentation, wear analysis or to view another area of interest.
Ideal option for diverse and expanding measurement needs, the Platform Base model is equipped with a full microscope and gains access to a wide variety of microscopy options. This hardness tester has two motorized tables, with 150mm range and a Z motorized approach of more than 50mm, with a gas-spring slide for maximum clearance of 140mm for larger samples. It also comes with a standard sample holder with the available option of producing a custom holder. The Platform Base hardness tester also integrates a position control joy pad and an emergency stop button.