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ZHV30 low-load Vickers hardness tester

Low-Load Vickers Hardness Tester Download
Test methods
  • Vickers
  • Knoop
  • Brinell
Test load
  • 0.2 - 30 kg
  • Manual
  • Semi-automatic
  • Fully automatic
  • ISO 6507
  • ASTM E92
  • ASTM E384
  • ISO 4545
  • ISO 6506
  • ASTM E10

Standard compliant from manual to fully automatic

The ZHV30 low-load Vickers hardness tester covers Vickers and Knoop hardness tests to ISO 6507, ISO 4545 and ASTM E 384 in the load range from HV0.2 to HV30. For more sophisticated or for automated applications, PC controlled versions are available as semi or fully automatic systems based on the high definition software (HD). 

Fully automatic ZHV30 hardness tester tests welded seams

Welding is the generally accepted method for permanently joining all metals. The British company Code-A-Weld operates three independent services that offer a high standard of professionalism and care: testing of welding methods and qualification, non-destructive testing and mechanical testing. 

Advantages & features

Advantages & features

Advantages of the ZHV30 hardness tester
Advantages of the software controlled version

Advantages of the ZHV30 hardness tester

  • 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 the software controlled version

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.

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  • Product brochure: Hardness Testing with ZwickRoell PDF 13 MB
  • Product information: ZHV30 Vickers hardness tester PDF 719 KB
  • Product information: Mounts for metallographical specimens PDF 252 KB
  • Product information: Indenter PDF 106 KB
  • Product information: Hardness reference blocks PDF 121 KB
  • Product Information: mapXpert – image of hardness testing results PDF 271 KB