ZHV30 Vickers hardness tester

The ZHV30 low-load Vickers hardness tester covers Vickers and Knoop hardness tests to ISO 6507, ISO 4545 and ASTM E384 in the test-load range from HV0.2 to HV30. For wider-ranging or automated applications, PC controlled versions are available as semi automatic systems based on Diamond Software or fully automatic systems based on the High Definition Software (HD).
ZHVµ-S semi-automatic micro Vickers hardness tester

Advantages and Features

  • Load levels with motorized load change: 0.2, 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 (in kgf).
  • Motorized turret for changing between indenter and lenses enables automatic test sequence.
  • Turret for four lenses and one indenter eliminates risk of confusion.
  • Load application via dead-weights guarantees test-force repeatability and long-term stability.
  • Freely adjustable dwell times from 5 to 60 seconds.
  • Individual lighting setting for each lens.

Advantages of Diamond Software

  • Operational control of the hardness tester is handled by Diamond hardness testing software:
  • The intuitive and workflow-based test procedure is adapted to the ZwickRoell testing software. Operators can move seamlessly from one testing machine to another - thus training is reduced to a minimum.
  • Diamond features a deep learning algorithm which mimics human behavior. It is especially suited for samples whose surface is not ideally suited to automatic indentation measurement. This improves the reproducibility of measurements between operators and sample preparation time is minimized.
  • All data associated with the test is stored automatically, for example, the test method, hardness value, tolerances, and an image of the indentation with measuring lines. This allows the operator to reassess an automatic measurement even after the test has been completed and the sample removed from the hardness tester.
Diamond Hardness Testing Software
Vickers Testing with Diamond Software

Advantages of HD software

  • Software-controlled versions for semi to fully automatic hardness testing systems offer the following additional advantages.
  • Operation and control of hardness tester via high-definition software.
  • 1.3-megapixel USB camera.
  • Fast, easy positioning of test points in overview image.
  • Automatic indentation measurement with lighting and shadow correction eliminates operator influence during determination of the hardness value.
  • Motorized X-Y table with 100 mm x 60 mm travel.
  • Automatic hardness traverse testing.
Semi-automatic version of ZHV30-S connected to PC with high-definition hardness testing software
ZHVµ-S semi-automatic micro Vickers hardness tester

Technical overview

Overview of different operating equipment levels of the ZHV30

Type

ZHV30-M

ZHV30-S

ZHV30-A

Test

manual

semi-automatic

fully automatic

Macro Vickers test loads

0.2 to 30

0.2 to 30

0.2 to 30

kgf

Display

line display

PC monitor[1]

PC monitor[1]

Data input

membrane keyboard

PC keyboard[1]

PC keyboard[1]

Focusing

via handwheel

via handwheel

via handwheel

Optics

integrated measuring microscope

USB camera

USB camera with HD connection

Testing software

-

Diamond

ZHμ.HD-A

Test area (height x depth)

250 x 150

250 x 150

250 x 150

mm

Dimensions (H x W x D)

850 x 300 x 650

850 x 300 x 650

850 x 300 x 650

mm

Weight

50

50

50

kg

Power supply

3A single-phase, 240/120V, switchable

3A single-phase, 240/120V, switchable

3A single-phase, 240/120V, switchable

  1. PC, monitor and keyboard included in delivery.

Including accessory box and operating manual

Fully automatic hardness tester ZHV30 testing weldings

2:15

Customer Case - Code a weld

Accessories for ZHV30 Vickers hardness tester

X-Y tables

ZHVµ-S semi-automatic micro Vickers hardness tester

X-Y tables

Type

Dimensions
[mm]

Adjustment

Item No.

Manual X-Y table

100 x 100

manual micrometers

2111222

Manual X-Y table

100 x 100

digital micrometers

2111221

Manual X-Y table

100 x 100

manual micrometers

2111224

Manual X-Y table

100 x 100

digital micrometers

2111223

Manual single-axis table

-

manual micrometer

2111226

Manual single-axis table

-

digital micrometer

2111225

Motorized X-Y table

250 x 135

-

2111227

Motorized X-Y table

250 x 135

-

2111229

Indenter

  • Available for EVERY make and model of hardness testing machine.
  • High quality, manufactured in UK.
  • Diamonds calibrated using special machines.
  • Batch calibration of balls.
  • Optionally supplied with UKAS calibration certificate.
  • Full NADCAP compliance.
  • Manufactured in accordance with quality assurance system 17025:2005.
  • Supplied in individually marked containers.
  • Relapping where possible.
  • Measurement uncertainties included in delivery for each indenter with UKAS calibration certificate.

Objective lenses

Lenses

Lens for

Image area
[mm]

Item No.

2.5x individual magnification

0.500 to 4.000

2111210

5x individual magnification

0.200 to 2.000

2111211

10x individual magnification

0.100 to 1.000

2111212

20x individual magnification

0.050 to 0.500

2111213

40x individual magnification

0.025 to 0.250

2111214

50x individual magnification

0.016 to 0.160

2111215

Specimen holders

ZHVµ-A with motorized X-Y table

  • Long service life thanks to robust and simple construction
  • Light and stiff design from powder-coated aluminum alloy
  • Base with removable loading device to increase flexibility and reduce costs for specimens with varying diameters and shapes
  • Suitable for all X-Y tables by Indentec
  • Only one pressure point facing up: level alignment of the specimen surface with the indenter and lens, parallel to the X-Y table
  • Mounting possible on a prominent point on the X-Y table

Operation

The holder consists of either two or three parts: a base, a drawer and insert rings. Each base can hold drawers for single or multiple molded or welded specimens. The base is located at a fixed position on the table. The appropriate drawer-ring combination is selected according to the specimen size and the specimen is secured in the drawer. The drawer is then slid into the base. The specimen can now easily be located and testing can take place.

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