VH-1000AS2 Automatic Micro Vickers Hardness Tester
  • VH-1000AS2 Automatic Micro Vickers Hardness Tester

VH-1000AS2 Automatic Micro Vickers Hardness Tester


  • Product description
  • Specifications
  • VH-1000AS2 Automatic Micro Vickers Hardness Tester is integrated with several new technologies such as optical imaging, mechanical displacement, electronic control, digital imaging, image analysis, computer processing and so on. It controls the Micro Vickers hardness tester and automatic test table by the computer, and displays the indentation image on the computer screen. By means of automatic reading and manual reading, it accurately measures the HV hardness, hardening depth, film thickness, distance between two points of metals and some non-metallic materials and various films. It also can shoot metal surface morphology and taking fixed rate printing etc. This system breaks through the traditional test method, realize the hardness test of semi automatic, high precision, high repeatability, and it is the important equipment for materials analysis.

  • Machine Parameters:

    Test Force


    10gf, 25gf, 50gf, 100gf,

    200gf, 300gf, 500gf, 1000gf


    0.098N, 0.246N, 0.49N, 0.98N,

    1.96N, 2.94N, 4.90N, 9.80N

    Test Range


    Test Mode


    Loading Method

    Automatic (Loading/


    Shifting between

    Objective and


    Automatic Shifting

    Conversion Scale


    HRE, HRF, HRG, HRK, HR15N, HR30N, HR45N, HR15T,

    HR30T, HR45T, HS, HB

    Data Output

    Built-in Printer

    WORD or EXCEL Report

    with Curve Chart



    Indentation Displaying and

    Automatic Measuring on PC


    10× (Observe), 40× (Measure)



    Total Magnification

    100×  , 400×



    Dwell Time


    Light Source

    Halogen Lamp

    Motorized X-Y

    Test Table

    Size: 110×110mm;

    Travel: 50×50mm;

    Resolution: 0.002mm

    Max. Height

    of Specimen




    Power Supply


    Execute Standard

    ISO 6507,ASTM E384,

    JIS Z2244,GB/T 4340.2



    Packing Dimension: 600×360×800mm


    Net Weight: 31kg,

    Gross Weight: 44kg


    Software Function:

    ● System linkage: Through the communication interface it realizes the linkage between the system and the

    hardness tester. 

    ● Pressure linkage: When converting test force, the system percepts the test force change and displays in

    real time. 

    ● Turret linkage: The software controls the shifting between the objective and the indenter without manual


    ● Loading linkage: The software controls the loading without manual control. 

    ● Measuring linkage: The software controls the turret, loading and directly reading the Vickers hardness


    ● Light source linkage: Manual focus.

    ● Image acquisition: Real time display of hardness image, store and print image. 

    ● Automatic measurement: Automatically find the four vertices of indentation with fast speed and accurate

    data, there are many professional algorithms to be suitable for different indentation. It continuously and

    immediately measures at specified coordinates once loading. 

    ● Automatic point search: The system automatically finds the best vertices near the four vertices of the

    indentation, greatly reduce the human error. 

    ● Diagonal measurement: Click the top left and lower right corner of the indentation, you can read the

    hardness value. 

    ● Four point measurement: Click the four point of the indentation and you can read the hardness value.

    ● Hardness conversion: According to the national standard, automatically convert the hardness value

    between Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, real-time display. 

    ● Graphic report: Automatic record of measurement data, automatic generation of hardness-depth

    curves, saving or printing the hardness-depth curves and all indentation measurements. Save or print

    the indentation image and the current indentation hardness value. All the reports are saved in WORD file. 

    ● Results statistics: Output the multiple measured results of indentations by EXCEL and automatically

    count the measurement number, maximum value, minimum value, average value, variance, etc. of


    ● Linkage control: Through the communication interface the system percepts the test force changes,

    controls the turret, loads and directly reads.

    Automatic displacement: Equipped with high precision X-Y automatic test table.

    ● Automatic identification: Leading indentation automatic identification technology, read D1 / D2 and

    HV value in 0.3 seconds.

    ● Stable performance: The indentation of non mirror polishing, uneven light, not in the center can be

    read automatically.

    ● Powerful functions: Such as manual reading, automatic reading, hardness conversion, depth-

    hardness curve, indentation image, picture and text report.

    ● Easy to use: Through the hardness block calibration, in line with the users’ habits. It can be normal

    used with half day training.

    ● Automatic reading: Original algorithm of automatic reading to automatic read a variety of indentation

    with fast speed and high accuracy.

    ● Good repeatability: It is automatic reading with high repeatability and can satisfy the requirement

    of professional users.

    Automatic scanning: Can automatically scan the sample edge and shape.



    1. Computer: CPU: I3, SSD: 240G, Memory: 8G, 22 inch LCD screen

    2. Ink jet printer

    3. Operating system: WIN XP、WIN7

    4. Digital imaging system

    High resolution: 130 million pixel(1280×1024)

    High speed acquisition: 1280×1024  resolution: 25 FPS

    High definition: Black and white images and clarity is better.

    Target surface size: 1/2 inch

    5. X-Y automatic test table

    Table size: 110×110×50 mm

    Maximum travel: 50×50 mm

    Minimum step: Less than 2μm

    Movement speed: Adjustable

    Control mode: Manual control, electric control, computer control

    6. X-Y test table - computer control mode

    Location movement: The test table directly moves to the software settings;

    Point movement: Select any point of the sample, moved to the below of the indenter;

    Directional movement: Click the eight directions to make the test table move and the moving step

    can be set up;

    Arbitrary movement: Click any directions to make the test table move and make it easy for users

    to browse the specimen surface;

    Variable speed movement: There are two speeds (fast and slow) when moving the test table and

    the speed is optional and adjustable;

    Other function: Original position arbitrary setting, automatic reset, mechanical limit, and other

    professional features to meet various requirements.

    7. Measuring method

    Automatic mode——Automatic test table moving (X and Y direction) + automatic reading

    Manual mode 1——Automatic loading + manual eyepiece scribed line measurement

    Manual mode 2——Manual test table moving + manual focus + Automatic / manual measurement

    8. Automatic / manual reading

    Automatic reading time: Single indentation reading time is about 300 milliseconds;

    Automatic measurement precision: 0.1μm;

    Automatic measurement repeatability: ±0.8%

    Manual reading: Manual pick, automatic search points, 4 points measurement, 2 diagonal measurement

    9. Results save / output

    Save / output measurement data and experimental parameters, including D1,D2,HV,X,Y etc.;

    Save / output effective hardening layer depth curve report;

    Save / output image.


    Standard accessory





    Instrument Main Body

    1 set

    10×Digital Measuring


    1 pc

    Diamond Micro

    Vickers Indenter

    1 pc

    10×、40× Objective

    each 1 pc


    6 pcs

    Weight Axis

    1 pc

    Motorized Test Table

    1 pc

    Flat Clamping Test Table

    1 pc

    Thin Specimen

    Test Table

    1 pc

    Filament Clamping

    Test Table

    1 pc


    Regulating Screw

    4 pcs


    1 pc

    Fuse 1A

    2 pcs

    Halogen Lamp


    1 pc

    Power Cable

    1 pc

    Screw Driver

    2 pcs

    Hardness Block

    400~500 HV0.2

    1 pc

    Hardness Block

    700~800 HV1

    1 pc

    Anti-dust Cover

    1 pc

    Usage Instruction


    1 copy

    Computer (CPU: I3, SSD:

    240G, Memory: 8G, 22

    inch LCD screen)

    1 set

    Ink Jet Printer

    1 set

    CCD Camera

    1 set

    1.5× Adapter

    1 pc

    USB Softdog

    1 pc

    Control Cables

    1 pc

    RS232 Cable

    1 pc

    Motorized Test

    Table Control Box

    1 pc

    Measuring Software

    1 pc


    1 pc

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