Hardness Testing Machines

Today’s state-of-the-art hardness testing machines can be used in the widest range of applications. They use innovative mechatronic technology for high-precision testing, particularly for quality assurance, production-line testing and in the laboratory.

The ZwickRoell Group is also a specialist in hardness testing. We have the ideal systems for all test methods. Our product line includes a full range of hardness testing equipment for use on metals, plastics, rubber and special materials to all the principal and globally established standards. ZwickRoell's hardness testing solutions range from manual standard applications to fully automatic testing systems.


Our hardness testing machines and instruments are based on our many years of experience supplying a wide range of equipment around the world and communicating with the people who use it. Our testing systems are versatile and highly intelligent thanks to their state-of-the-art mechanical components, powerful electronics, and user friendly software. The ZwickRoell Group has UKAS ISO 17025 and DKD-accredited calibration laboratories which are traceable to the national metrological standard, guaranteeing traceable certification of ZwickRoell hardness testers, hardness reference blocks, and indenters.


Universal Hardness Testing Machines

Today’s state-of-the-art universal hardness testing machines use innovative electromechanical technology for high-precision testing in a wide range of applications, particularly for quality assurance, production-line testing and in the laboratory.

Vickers Hardness Testers

Hardness testers for optical test methods cover different load ranges and feature equipment for various degrees of operator convenience. Thus the most suitable tester is available for each type of application.

Rockwell Hardness Testers

The various instruments in the Rockwell product group are used for classical Rockwell methods, superficial Rockwell methods, and depth measurement methods, such as ball indention tests on plastics.

Testing Instruments for Instrumented Indentation Tests

Working in collaboration with the German Federal Institute for Materials Research (BAM), the ZwickRoell Group is at the cutting edge of this innovative method and plays an active role in standards committees at the national and international levels.

Hardness Testers to Shore and IRHD

Shore and IRHD (International Rubber Hardness Degree) hardness testers determine the indentation depth of the most diverse materials, from foams to rubber and rigid plastics.

Our references in the World for hardness testing

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