With new technology replacing mechanical methods of hardness testing, a more inclusive hardness testing is imminent. Universal hardness tester is a combination of the Vickers, Rockwell and Brinell testing. It encompasses all hardness testing standards to create a universal method applicable to all materials. It uses less effort and applies the tests on the material for a more accurate outcome.
Why Universal Hardness Testing is Unique
It covers a variety of test loads using hybrid measurement procedures. This is an improvement from the other hardness testing approaches that use one scale to measure material hardness.
It is also versatile as it makes hardness testing of any material easier. You do not have to change the set every time you want to measure a different material’s hardness. It saves space and cost.
The Universal hardness tester uses the closed-loop system, which is less mechanical than the traditional hardness testers. It covers all hardness testing materials of all weight and depth.
Types of Universal Hardness Testing Models
- Nemesis (5100, 9100, 9600 and 9800) – can test between 10gf and 3000kgf. They all have the Impressions system and are all ISO 2039/1 certified.
- Nexus (7700, 8100, 8100XLM, 605U) – can test from 200gf to 3000kgf. Only the 8100 model is ISO 2039/1 certified.
- Verzus 750U – 1kgf to 250kgf with IMPRESSIONS MT system.
- Fenix – tests from 1kgf to 250kgf and has an iTouch system for direct depth measurement.