Future-Tech FV300e Vickers Hardness Tester w/ Computer
Mfg Date: 7/2003
The Vickers hardness test method has two significant advantages as shown below:
- Similar indentation and constant hardness values are obtained, regardless of magnitudes of loads applied, as far as test specimens are homogenous.
- Undivided hardness measurement is possible from extremely soft to extremely hard materials using the same scale.
With these advantages, the FM Series Digital Microhardness Tester is the most suitable for testing metal structures including small or minute parts, thin plates, metal foils, fine drawn wires, thin hardened layers, as well as non-metallic materials such as glass, jewels, and ceramics, which can hardly be measured with Rockwell or other hardness testers using relatively large test loads. In particular, it is indispensable to hardness measurements while observing the metal structures, testing internal hardness distribution of induction-hardened or carburized materials, etc.
In addition to the above mentioned Vickers hardness tests, Microhardness tests include Knoop hardness test method using Knoop indenter having a different shape. The Knoop Microhardness test is suitable for continuous measurement at points quite close to each other or measurement of extremely thin plates that are hardly be measured by ordinary Vickers hardness testers (including Microhardness testers).