Vickers & Knoop
Hardness testers and micro hardness testers to test metals according to Vickers ISO 6507 and Knoop ISO 4545. After an indenter (cone) is pressed into the sample, the dimensions of the imprint are measured using a lens and camera. The measured data are then used to calculate the corresponding hardness values. Individual measurements can be assessed automatically, semi-automatically or manually. These hardness testers can also be used for measurements conducted using the Brinell ISO 6506 method with low loads.