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Micro Hardness Testing Picodentor HM 500

Microhardness testing instrument - picodentor HM500 is checked for quality by our expert professionals as per the DIN EN ISO 14577-1 standards. It works on indentation depth method in which indenter is continuously pressed into the material tested with an increasing test load, and then unloaded. This microhardness testing instrument - picodentor HM500 is widely demanded in different industrial applications. Furthermore, it is extensively used for bulk material and coatings thinner than 1 μm (0.04 mils).

Design
  • High resolutions for load (≤ 1 μN) and distance (40 pm); PICONDENTOR can be used for a broad range of applications
  • Motorized z-axis and fully automated surface detection for higher productivity
  • Enhanced high resolution optical system with auto focus and multiple objective turret
  • Custom granite structure for enhanced frame stiffness and low noise floor
  • Minimal sample preparation due to large working area and open layout
  • Measurement of dark surfaces without sample pretreatment
  • Measure on the smallest structures and cross-sections with high precision programmable X/Y table with a repeatability of ≤ 0,5 μm
  • Vickers, Berkovich, spherical and custom indentors are available
  • Additional vibration damping through closed measuring chamber and active anti-vibration table
  • Easy operation through the customizable WIN-HCU® Software
Typical areas of application are:
  • Hard material coatings, general
  • Ultra thin DLC coatings
  • Protective coatings on glass
  • Soil-resistant coatings (sol-gel coatings)
  • Coatings of PC hard disks and CDs
  • Very thin paint coatings
  • Ion implanted surfaces
  • Nanocoatings for sensors
  • Medical technology (e.g. Implants)
  • Matrix effects in alloys
  • Biological materials
  • Ceramic materials
  • Hardness determination on cross-sectioned specimens
  • Plasma-applied coating systems

General Specification
  • Intended use:Micro hardness measurement system for measurements according to DIN EN ISO 14577 of lacquer coatings, electroplated coatings,|hard coatings, polymers, metals, glass and much else.
  • Design: Bench top unit with PC, measuring head, positioning device (granite),programmable XY-stage, motorized z-axis, auto focus,joystick for controlling the XY-stage and Z-axis, measurement chamber.
  • Damper system:Active anti-vibration table

Measuring head
  • Hardness measurement range: 0,001 – 120.000 N/mm2: near diamond hardnes
  • Test load range: 0.005 – 500 mN
  • Load resolution: ≤ 100 nN
  • Distance resolution: ≤ 40 pm

Microscope / Camera Magnification
  • Objective :5x, 20x and 50x
  • Video picture (field of vision):1400 μm x 1000 μm, 350 μm x 250 μm, 140 μm x 100 μm Automatic objective detection

Indenters
  • Design:Standard: Vickers Optional: Berkovich, Knoop, hard metal spheres Ø 0.4 mm or Ø 2.0 mm, Special shapes on request
  • Approach speed of the indenter: ≤ 0.1 μm/s
  • Maximum indentation depth:150 μm
Sample Stage
  • Design: Programmable XY-stage
  • Sample placement area: 180 mm x 150 mm
  • Maximum Travel: 170 mm x 140 mm
  • Repeatability precision XY: ≤ 0,5 μm (unidirectional)
  • Max. specimen height:130 mm
  • Max. specimen weight:2 kg

Options
  • Objective / Video picture: 100x / 70 μm x 50 μm
  • Atomic force microscope (AFM): 100x / 70 μm x 50 μm
  • Base Frame:-
  • Sample holders:-

Electrical Data
  • Main voltage, mains frequency:100 – 240 V +/- 10 %, 47 – 63 Hz, 360 VA
  • Power consumption: max. 120 W (without evaluation PC)
  • Protection class:IP40

Dimensions
  • External dimensions:Width x depth x height [mm]: 630 mm x 650 mm x 610 mm
  • Weight:120 kg
  • Weight including measurement chamber and anti-vibration table: 220 kg

Environmental Conditions
  • Operating temperature:Climatic chamber class 2 10 °C – 40 °C / 50 °F – 104 °F
  • Storage temperature:0 °C – 50 °C / 32 °F – 122 °F
  • Admissible air humidity:≤ 95 %, non-condensing

Evaluation Unit
  • Software:WIN-HCU®
  • Operating system:Windows®

Standards
  • CE approval: EN 61010
  • Standards: DIN EN ISO 14577, ASTM E 2546