Jump to the content of the page

DuraScan micro hardness tester

Vickers laboratory hardness tester – from manual to fully automatic Download
Test methods
  • Vickers
  • Knoop
  • Brinell
Test load
  • 0.00025 – 62.5 kgf
Versions
  • Manual specimen positioning
  • Fully automatic
  • Fully automatic & overview camera
  • Fully automatic & overview camera & linear slide
  • Lite version without PC and display
Standards
  • ISO 6506
  • ISO 6507
  • ISO 4545
  • ASTM E384
  • ASTM E92
  • ASTM E10

DuraScan micro hardness tester – standards are not our benchmark

  • The DuraScan micro hardness tester is ideal for solving a wide variety of test tasks providing you with an efficient laboratory companion for hardness testing. A wide variety of applications are covered through the use of templates and help settings according to the current specifications of the standard. Hardness values can be determined for a wide variety of materials and shapes. Perform tests on steel, aluminum, sintered parts, copper and many other materials in the form of flat surfaces, tubes and even spheres.
  • The DuraScan series with which all Vickers, Knoop and Brinell test tasks can be tested in a load range between 0.25 g and 62.5 kg features a high level of efficiency, flexibility and process reliability. The DuraScan 10 / 20 models are the ideal semi-automatic micro hardness testers for simple applications. The fully automatic DuraScan 50 / 70 / 80 models are ideal for complex and comprehensive test tasks. The entire test sequence, from setting the indentation parameters to displaying the hardness value, is always fully automated, eliminating operator influence to the greatest possible extent.

Product advantages

  • Load range 0.00025-62.5 kg
  • Ideal for Vickers, Knoop and Brinell tests
  • Automatic test sequence
  • Control via touch display or PC
  • Semi-automatic and fully automated version

Video: DuraScan Micro Hardness Tester Applications

From the single Vickers test point to fully automatic CHD (case hardness depth) testing

  • Easy and efficient operation is a focal point in the development of our hardness testing machines, and is supported by our hardness testing software, which offers useful assistance and practical automation functions.
  • The DuraScan series with which all Vickers, Knoop and Brinell test tasks can be tested in a load range between 0.25 g and 62.5 kg features a high level of efficiency, flexibility and process reliability.

Hardness testing according to current standards

  • Our hardness testing machines support a wide load range for the Vickers, Brinell and Knoop test methods. All methods are covered with the ISO 6506, ISO 6507, ISO 45452, ASTM E384, ASTM E92 and ASTM E10 standards. With the option to extend the load range from 0.25 g to 10 g, we surpass the limits of the standards, giving you access to experimental hardness testing.
  • For every method, your specimens are tested with the highest level of precision.
  • The automated test point evaluation and easy remeasurement of indentations make hardness testing more efficient and precise than ever before.

Testing the hardness of different materials and shapes

  • Whether steel, aluminum, copper, brass, tin, gold, anodized layers, ceramics, glass or plastics. Our micro and small load hardness tester produces precise test results with the appropriate method. With the use of dedicated grips for embedded specimens, several components can be subjected to hardness testing simultaneously. Plane parallel work pieces can be placed directly on the worktop of the machine. Special specimen fixtures such as collet chucks or vises also provide the necessary support for round or complex components without embedment.

Our hardness testers ensure accurate and reliable hardness values regardless of specimen shape and material.

Hardness testing methods – deep insights into your specimen

  • With Vickers, Knoop and Brinell, your test tasks are carried out in a load range between 0.25 g and 62.5 kg Depending on the hardness of the specimen to be tested and the selected method, different lenses enlarge your test indentation.

  • Your hardness measurements are displayed on your screen in high resolution. The captured images of your test indentations are razor sharp.

  • Based on the standard, your results can also be converted to other test methods.

DuraScan - Reliable Results & High Return on Investment

  • An investment in the DuraScan hardness tester will significantly reduce costs in your laboratory. The fast preparation of test tasks, the ability to store templates for identical parts, many automated processes, and the fully automated test process reduce the operation time of hardness testing and save our customers money on a daily basis. With an intuitive and user-guided software platform, familiarization with the program and reliable operation take no time at all.
  • The high precision of our instruments ensures reliable results. Every detail of the micro hardness tester was developed to ensure absolute accuracy and repeatability. At any point in time, you can access your test results which are documented in a traceable manner.

Comparison of DuraScan versions

DuraScan 10 LiteDuraScan 20 LiteDuraScan 10DuraScan 20DuraScan 50DuraScan 70DuraScan 80
DuraScan 10 micro hardness tester DuraScan 20 micro hardness tester DuraScan 50 micro hardness tester DuraScan 70 micro hardness tester DuraScan 80 micro hardness tester
Load range0.00025 - 62.5 kg0.00025 - 62.5 kg0.00025 - 62.5 kg0.00025 - 62.5 kg0.00025 - 62.5 kg0.00025 - 62.5 kg0.00025 - 62.5 kg
Measuring turretManualManualManualMotorizedMotorizedMotorizedMotorized
DisplayPC with monitor
(not included)
PC with monitor
(not included)
DisplayDisplayPC with monitorPC with monitorPC with monitor
Level of automationSemi-automaticSemi-automaticSemi-automaticSemi-automaticFully automaticFully automaticFully automatic
Softwareecos Workflow Touchecos Workflow Touchecos Workflow Touchecos Workflow Touchecos Workflow Proecos Workflow Proecos Workflow Pro
Positioning of component-Manual cross slide-Manual cross slideLinear tableLinear tableLarge linear table
Overview camera-----

Do you have any questions regarding our products?

Please feel free to contact our product experts.
We look forward to discussing your needs.

 

Contact us

Features of the semi-automatic DuraScan 10/20

Features of the semi-automatic DuraScan 10/20

Single measurement
Series measurements & CHD, NHD and SHD processes
User management
Measurement data evaluation
Control
Template feature
Single measurement DuraScan 10/20Single measurement DuraScan 10/20

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Single measurement

The software will guide you through the test process in just a few steps. Establish the test method you would like to use and look for the right location on the specimen to start the test. All test points are summarized in bar charts or statistical tables and provide an informative overview of your results. For a more precise analysis of individual test points, we offer the lists generated in the “Results” field.

Series measurements & CHD, NHD and SHD processes DuraScan 20Series measurements & CHD, NHD and SHD processes DuraScan 20

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Series measurements & CHD, NHD and SHD processes

As of the DuraScan 20, you are able to run series measurements as well as CHD, NHD and SHD processes. The required distances are manually controlled and checked point by point via the spindle on the test table. At the end of your measurement, you will find complete lists and a graphical hardness gradient of your test points.

User management DuraScan 10/20User management DuraScan 10/20

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

User management

Establish individual rights for each user. User rights are defined by creating different groups and assigning them to each user. Users log in via password protected access.

Measurement data management DuraScan 10/20 - grouped measuringMeasurement data management DuraScan 10/20 - grouped measuring

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Measurement data evaluation

Plan your test in advance, and assign a specific measurement data group to each component. Use the grouped measurement data management feature to assign test data to specific users, user groups, components, batches or departments.

Control DuraScan 10/20Control DuraScan 10/20

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Control

Find the right position by moving your specimen via manual spindles. As soon as the test position has been defined, the magnification is determined by swinging in the desired lens and adjusting the focus as needed. Your hardness tester is now ready for the next test.

Template function DuraScan 10/20Template function DuraScan 10/20

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Template feature

Save frequently required parameters in the form of a template. Required methods, test loads, reassessments and component corrections are quickly activated once your template has been loaded. Specimens that have already been measured can also be used as templates. This significantly reduces the time required and possible operating errors when working with your semi-automated hardness tester.

Functions of the fully automated DuraScan 50/70/80

Functions of the fully automated DuraScan 50/70/80

CHD, NHD, SHD testing
Template feature
User management
Single measurement
Series measurements
Panoramic view of the specimen
Overview camera
Individual specimen grips
Re-measurement
CHD, NHD, SHD testing with the DuraScan 50/70/80CHD, NHD, SHD testing with the DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

CHD, NHD, SHD testing

Working with the template function on the DuraScan 50/70/80Working with the template function on the DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Template feature

DuraScan user managementDuraScan user management

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

User management

Single measurement DuraScan 50/70/80Single measurement DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Single measurement

Series measurement DuraScan 50/70/80Series measurement DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Series measurements

Panoramic view of the specimen DuraScan 50/70/80Panoramic view of the specimen DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Panoramic view of the specimen

Overview camera DuraScan 50/70/80Overview camera DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Overview camera

Individual specimen grips DuraScan 50/70/80Individual specimen grips DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Individual specimen grips

Remeasurement of indentations DuraScan 50/70/80Remeasurement of indentations DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Re-measurement

Optional functions of the DuraScan 50/70/80

Optional functions of the DuraScan 50/70/80

Automatic detection of specimen edges
Hardness mapping
Reference lines
Gear wheel testing
Polyline
Detection of specimen edges DuraScan 50/70/80Detection of specimen edges DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Automatic detection of specimen edges

Hardness mapping DuraScan 50/70/80Hardness mapping DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Hardness mapping

Reference lines DuraScan 50/70/80Reference lines DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Reference lines

Gear testing with gearMASTER Dura Scan 50/70/80Gear testing with gearMASTER Dura Scan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Gear wheel testing

Test point distribution along polyline DuraScan 50/70/80Test point distribution along polyline DuraScan 50/70/80

By playing this video, you agree to the use of cookies as well as to the transfer of data to YouTube in the USA. Additional data privacy notices.

Polyline

Accessories for the DuraScan micro hardness tester

When looking at the hardness testing machine in detail, you will clearly see the many hidden benefits stemming from our many years of development. The DuraScan is currently in its fifth generation and includes numerous improvements, which are a result of decades of feedback provided by our customers. Today, we continue using the latest technology on our machines to maintain our position as pioneer in the hardness tester market.

Other micro hardness testers

Currently, no elements available.

Interesting applications

Brinell hardness test metals
ISO 6506, ASTM E10
to Brinell hardness test metals
Rockwell hardness test metals
ISO 6508, ASTM E18
to Rockwell hardness test metals
Vickers hardness testing metals
ISO 6507, ASTM E92, ASTM E384
to Vickers hardness testing metals

Downloads

Name Type Size Download
  • Product Information: DuraScan 10/20 PDF 2 MB
  • Product Information: DuraScan 50/70/80 PDF 1 MB
Top