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Vickers hardness tester Download
Test methods
  • Vickers
  • Knoop
  • Ritz hardness
Test load
  • 0.1 - 10 kg
  • Analog with ocular
  • With image analysis on PC
  • ISO 6507
  • ASTM E92
  • ASTM E384
  • ISO 4545

Progress with tradition

The ZwickRoell/ZHV 10 has a proven track record, especially in determining Vickers hardness.

Two versions are available:

  • With the analog instrument the hardness value is evaluated using hardness tables
  • The PC version uses testXpert hardness edition testing software to evaluate results

Old ZwickRoell 3212 becomes modern ZHV10 Vickers testing system

Experience the conversion from an old ZwickRoell 3212 Vickers hardness tester to the new ZHV10 with connection to testXpert.

Advantages & features

Advantages & features

Analog version and PC version
Advantages of the ZHV10 Vickers hardness tester


The ZwickRoell ZHV10 Vickers hardness testing machine has a proven track record, particularly for determining the following values:

  • Vickers hardness
  • Knoop hardness
  • Brinell hardness
  • case hardening, hardness penetration and nitriding depth.
  • Ritz hardness (analog version)

Analog version and PC version

The ZHV10's various load stages (HV0,2; HV0,3; HV0,5; HV 1; HV 2; HV3; HV5 and HV10) are attained by the use of multiple load-weights (200g basic weight; can be upgraded with 100 g, 200 g, 500 g, 2 x 1 kg, 2 kg, 5 kg). The Optics unit with up to 5 interchangeable lenses for different magnifications and image ranges is available for both versions.

  • With the analog version (Item No. 311814) the hardness value is evaluated using hardness tables.
  • The PC version (Item No. 353439) uses testXpert testing software "hardness edition". As well as being simple to operate, testXpert adapts to varying test conditions with great flexibility. The indentation is measured on-screen via manual or automatic application of the measuring lines and is evaluated automatically. A Master test program for series measurement for Vickers, Knoop and Brinell hardness testing is available and can be expanded to include hardness traverse tests and automatic indentation measurement. A wide range of accessories is available, in addition to manual and digital X-Y tables.

Advantages of the ZHV10 Vickers hardness tester

  • Simple operation
  • Flexible test area height, can be swivelled by 180°
  • Direct mass (weight) loading with low friction guided indenter
  • Hand crank for starting the loading procedure at generation of an indentation, as well as for load removal
  • Various prisms and clamping devices as well as a parallel vice for fixing the specimens are optional extras

Technical overview

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  • Product brochure: Hardness Testing with ZwickRoell PDF 13 MB
  • Product information: ZHV10 Vickers hardness tester PDF 1 MB