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Vickers Hardness Testing 100 gf - 10 kgf





Vickers/Knoop Micro/Macro-Hardness Tester

Smart hardness testing with smashing performance

DUROLINE LV-Series are based on the latest technology available, focused on fast cycle time with high reproduceable accuracy within international hardness standards ISO and ASTM. The system features a smart and very service-friendly synergy of a robust loadcell controlled load application and fully integrated electronics system control featured by a fast CANBUS technology and a high-quality Windows based mini-pc. 

The easy-to-operate test & measurement program, clear images capture by integrated camera, LED illumination and high-resolution display on 22” multi-touch screen monitor provide the lab staff easy access and shared visibility of indent results to analyze together. Operators are guided by the user-friendly program logic combined with quick manual system settings such as fast weight setting by the load icon on screen. Vickers or Knoop hardness values are automatically generated on screen by use of the standard provided Auto-Measurement function. In short, the DUROLINE LV Micro/Macro-Vickers hardness testers offer a highly functional and reliable automated indentation test & measurement system.

DUROLINE LV4 model is equipped with motorized spindle and autofocus software module. It automatically sharpens the image in seconds.

DUROLINE LV4 is also equipped with a high precision motorized XY-stage with 100x150 mm travel range and Autostage software module. It provides multiple tests & measurements fully automatically without operator intervention.

• Versatile micro+macro load range for HV/HK scales from 100gf to 10kgf
• Closed-Loop Controlled load application by load cell technology
• Auto Measurement with Zoom Window for more accurate measurement
• Flexible Windows 10 based hardness test & measurement program METKON N-Sure
• Database generating test results and reports
• 22” Full HD Capacitive 10-point Multi-Touch desktop monitor
• Integrated high-res camera 5.0 MP with USB3.0 interface with zoom capability
• Integrated LED light source with controller
• Integrated Windows operated mini-pc, Intel, SSD specs
• Interface network USB (x4), Displayport (x2), LAN (x1) and Wireless LAN
• Very robust opto-mechanical system
• New generation electronics and motors in full system integration ensuring reliable performance
• Service friendly, remote accessability
• Meets latest ISO, ASTM and JIS standards

Technical Specifications

Metkon A.Ş.
Order No 72 08
Model LV4
Vickers HV as per ISO 6507, ASTM E384, E92 HV0,1 - HV0,2 - HV0,3 - HV0,5 - HV1 - HV2 - HV3 - HV5 - HV10
Knoop HK as per ISO 4545, ASTM E384, E92 HK0,1 - HK0,2 - HK0,3 - HK0,5 - HK1 - HK3
Hardness conversions to other scales As per ISO 18265
Test Loads (gf) 100gf, 200gf, 300gf, 500gf, 1kgf, 2kgf, 3kgf, 5kgf, 10kgf
Test Loads (N) 0,9807N - 1,961N - 2,942N - 4,904N - 9,807N - 19,631N - 29,420N - 49,033N - 98,067N
Test Load Accuracy 10gf - 200gf: +/- 1,5% and > 200gf: +/- 1,0%

As per ISO standard (and ASTM E-384, JIS B7725, JIS B7734)
Test Load Dwell Time from 5 - 99 sec with 1 sec increments

As per ISO standard (and ASTM E-384, JIS B7725, JIS B7734)
Test Load Application Speed 10gf - 200gf: < 0.070 mm/s and > 200gf: < 0.200 mm/s

As per ISO standard (and ASTM E-384, JIS B7725, JIS B7734)
Load Force Application Motorized force application with closed loop load cell control, Automatic load, dwell, unload
Load Selection By METKON N-Sure test settings
Turret Configuration Motorized 3-mount turret: 1 indenter, 2 objectives Position Auto-indication
Indenter Including 1 Vickers Diamond Indenter (ISO/DaKKs certified, Made in Germany)
Objectives Standard objectives 10X, 40X, optional 5X, 20X (Made in Germany)

Image capture by integrated CCD-camera (no eyepiece)
Sample Image Capture By Integrated CCD Camera, 5.0 MP, USB 3.0 (Made in Germany)
Indent Measurement Resolution 0,00002 mm (0,02 μm)
Illumination Source Built-in LED Light Source
Automatic Brightness Control Standard for highest contrast and sharpnes
Z-axis (Spindle Vertical Movement) Motorize
Auto-Focus AF Standart
Multiple Test & Measurements)
Multiple Test & Measurements)
Travel Distance 100x150 mm
Controller Built-in Windows operated mini-PC,

communicates the hardness tester electronics by CANBUS Protocol
Interface Network Interface network USB (x4), Displayport (x2), LAN (x1) and Wireless LAN
Auxilliary Optional Keyboard, Mouse (wireless)
Monitor External 22” Full HD Capacitive 10-point Multi-Touch Desktop Monitor, IPS Panel,

Antistatic Shield, Tiltable, Integrated Power Adaptor
Operating System Windows 10
User Interface Software METKON N-Sure
Test Settings Scale, Load Dwell Time , Start, Turret positioning, Hardness Conversion,
Illumination, Screen preference settings, Alerts for errors
Measurement Settings Surface Image capture, Indentation capture, Manual measurement and Auto-measurement, Single indents, Manual pattern, Preset pattern, CHD, EHT, NHT, GO/NG judgement, Statistics, Conversion, Cilindrical correction, Language, Database, Test Reports with image analysis data, Data export, User management, Service and Calibration Settings
Operational Environmental Conditions "Ambient Operating Temperature Range: 23°C +/- 5°C
Ambient Humidity Range: RH 40% to 70% relative humidity, non-condensing"
Dimensions, WxDxH 240x560x625 mm
Specimen Accommodation Vertical 185 mm, Horizontal (throat depth) 160mm
Weight 65 kgs
Mains 100-240 V, 1-phase, 50/60 Hz, autosetting


Operational Accessories for Vickers/Knoop Hardness Testing
    Anvils and XY-Stages Hardness Testing
  GR 2021 Flat anvil diameter 80mm
  GR 2022 Flat Anvil with V-groove, diameter 80mm
  GR 2023 Manual XY-stage 100x100mm, travel 25x25mm, 
    with two analogue micrometers
  GR 2024 Manual XY-stage 120x120mm, travel 25x25mm, 
    with one digital Slyvac micrometer incl. cable and one analogue micrometer
    (To be ordered simultaneously together with the machine order)
Object Lenses for Vickers/Knoop Hardness Testing
  GR 2040 Optical Kit for 3rd Objective Mount (To be ordered simultaneously with the machine order)
  GR 2041 Object lens 5x
  GR 2042 Object lens 10x
  GR 2043 Object lens 20x
  GR 2044 Object lens 40x
Indenters for Vickers/Knoop Hardness Testing
  GR 2047 ISO/ASTM Certificated Vickers diamond indenter
  GR 2048 ISO/ASTM Certificated Knoop diamond indenter
Specimen Holders for Vickers/Knoop Hardness Testing
  GR 2025 Precision vise (opening 43mm)
  GR 2026 Thin specimen holder
  GR 2027 Fine specimen holder (Horizontal type)
  GR 2028 Fine specimen holder (Vertical type)
  GR 2031 Specimen holder for Ø25 mm specimens
  GR 2032 Specimen holder for Ø30 mm specimens
  GR 2033 Specimen holder for Ø40 mm specimens
  GR 2034 Specimen holder for Ø50 mm specimens
  GR 2035 Multiple specimen holder for 6xØ25 mm specimens
  GR 2036 Multiple specimen holder for 6xØ30 mm specimens
  GR 2037 Multiple specimen holder for 6xØ40 mm specimens
Verification Tools for Vickers/Knoop Hardness Testing
  GR 2061 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 200HV0.3 (30x30mm)
  GR 2062 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 450HV0.3 (30x30mm)
  GR 2063 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 700HV0.3 (30x30mm)
  GR 2064 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 200HV1 (30x30mm)
  GR 2065 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 450HV1 (30x30mm)
  GR 2066 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 700HV1 (30x30mm)
  GR 2067 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 200HV5 (60x60mm)
  GR 2068 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 450HV5 (60x60mm)
  GR 2069 ISO Dakks Germany Certified standard block 700HV5 (60x60mm)
  GR 2071 ISO Certificated calibration scale glass.
*Other standard test blocks are on request
Software Modules for Vickers/Knoop Hardness Testing
  GR 2081 Software Module for CDH Testing (EHT)
    (Digital XY-Stage (GR2024) or Motorized stage is required)
    (To be ordered simultaneously with the machine order)