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Hardness test methods


The Vickers hardness test method, also referred to as a microhardness test method (ASTM E-384, E92 and ISO 6507), consists of indenting the test material with a diamond indenter. This indenter has the form of a pyramid...

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The Rockwell hardness test method, as defined in ISO 6508 & ASTM E-18, is the most commonly used method around the world to determine a material’s hardness and is suitable for almost all metals and to some degree for plastics...

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The Brinell hardness test method (as defined in ASTM E10 and ISO 6506) is mostly used for heavy casted materials such as cast iron, aluminun or steel. Although Brinell loads can be found ranging from 1kgf to 3000kgf, most ...

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The Knoop resulting indentation is not symmetrical as Vickers indentions and will be subject to more variations of the resulting hardness values when testing to Knoop scales, especially below 200gf. Knoop hardness is normally not being...

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Hardness testers

INNOVATEST manual or automatic hardness testing machines, often referred to as; hardness testers, can be applied for a wide range of samples and applications. Leading innovative mechanics, software and hardware technology provide advanced solutions for quality assurance, test laboratories or robotic in-line solutions. INNOVATEST offers hardness testers for test methods Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell and Knoop according to ISO and ASTM standards, when required fully accredited and certified for use in ISO 17025 laboratories. Our Universal hardness testers cover a wide range of test loads and measurement procedures providing user comfort of having one single tester covering all scales.

IMPRESSIONS™ hardness testing software and workflow control provides nearly endless functionality. Advanced algorithms for indent scanning making use of the latest state-of-the-art AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques. Accessories for hardness testers such as hardness test blocks and indenters with traceable certification. INNOVATEST hardness testing experts & our world-wide distributors welcome all your enquiries and if you have specific custom demands our engineers will look efficiently for the best possible standard or fit for purpose solution.

Our manufacturing head office in the Netherlands is our centre of excellence while our sales & service branches in Germany, Poland, USA, Japan and China together with our world wide distributors offer excellent service and an unbeatable warranty system. Fully automated hardness testers / testing machines or simple solutions for use in the workshop. At Innovatest you are talking to experts, all over the world.


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