AutoVicky ZHV-1000A Automatic Micro Vickers Hardness Tester

Mode/Code: ZHV-1000A / #823-140A
Hardness Range: Switch between HV and HK
Vertical Space: 110mm
Horizontal Space: 90mm

1. Product Application:

Vickers method is based on an optical measurement system, it specifies a range of light loads using a diamond indenter to make an indentation which is measured and converted to a hardness value. It is very useful for testing on a wide type of materials, but test samples must be polished to enable measuring the size of the impressions. A square base pyramid shaped diamond is used for testing in the Vickers scale. Typically loads are very light, ranging from 10gm to 1kgf, although "Macro" Vickers loads can range up to 50 kg or more.

Micro Vickers and Knoop hardness methods are used to test on metals, ceramics, and composites - almost any type of material. Since the test indentation is very small in a Vickers test, it is useful for a variety of applications: testing very thin materials like foils or measuring the surface of a part, small parts or small areas, measuring individual microstructures, or measuring the depth of case hardening by sectioning a part and making a series of indentations to describe a profile of the change in hardness. 

2. Brief Introduction:

Sinowon AutoVicky ZHV-1000A is Automatic micro Vickers and Knoop hardness tester with outfit of motorized X-Y auto-stage, auto-focus system, it has auto-measurement about the indentation of Vickers, and it can make measurement of case depth automatically, it eliminates human operation error, largely improves working efficiency, makes hardness testing measurement more accurate and uncomplicated. 

3. Product Characteristics: 

Auto-stage, Auto-measurement and Vickers hardness testing system; 

 Loading-force: Precise dead weights ensures the loading force system reliably and precisely;

 Optical-path: 160mm High-resolution optical microscopy path makes image of indention sharply and excellent; 

 Auto-Turret: the switch position of HV indenters and 10x/20X/40x/60x objectives is repeatable and accurately; 

 Auto-stage: it is driven by precise step motor with large travel size 100x100mm and heavy load ability ; 

Auto-Measurement: automatic hardness testing and measurement software:3A can control hardness tester and data communication, includes the switch of 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x objectives and Vickers indenter, auto loading, dwell and unloading, single or multiple indentation, set step distance, movement mode, auto record indentation dialog line and hardness value, auto generate CHD depth and hardness curve, error statistics, test times group statistics, generate Excel and Word format report. 

4. Technical Specifications:

Commodity Automatic Twin Micro Vickers/Knoop Hardness Tester
Model AutoVicky ZHV-1000A
Code# 823-140A
Focus-Mode Manual-focus
Load-System High-precision-weight
Test Load gf 10 / 25 / 50 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 500 / 1000
mN 98.07/ 245.2/ 490.3/ 980.7/ 1961/ 2942/ 4903/ 9807
Loading-Mode Automatic loading, dwell and unloading
Dwell Time 5 ~ 99 s can be adjustable
Turret System Auto-Turret
Dual Optical
Microscopy System
High-resolution Optical Microscopy Path
10x digital measuring eyepiece
20x, 40x, 60x objective for Vickers measurement
0.5x C-mount with camera for dual vision measurement
Magnification Optical observation magnification : 100x ( 10x Objective and 10x Eyepiece )
Optical measurement magnification :200x, 400x and 600x
( 20x, 40x and 60x Objective and 10x Eyepiece )
Digital observation magnification: 350x
Digital measurement magnification: 700x, 1400x and 2100x
Light Source LED parallel Illuminator
Digital Image System 0.5x C-adapter and 1.3Mpixel CMOS camera
Max. Specimen Height 90mm
Max. Specimen Depth 110mm
Hardness Scale Switch between HV and HK
Auto-Stage Type Motorized
Dimensions 200 × 180 mm
X-Y Travel 100 × 100 mm
Motorized Step motor
Resolution 0.5um
Driving Controller VickyControl2000
Hardness Testing Software 3A: Auto-stage; Auto-measurement
PC system DELL OptiPlex3046MT
LCD monitor 21.5” Dell LCD Monitor
Executive Standard ASTM E-92, ISO 6507, GB/T4340
Dimensions W190 × D 430 × H 520 mm
Net. Weight 80Kg
Power Supply AC 220V/50Hz or 110V/60 Hz

5. Automatic Measurement Software:

5.1 Software Interface: 3A 


5.2 Machine Control 

3A software is able to make the control of micro hardness tester, it can drive and setup the movement of X-Y auto-stage, and Z-axis auto-focus motor, and it can control the switch of the objectives and Vickers/Knoop indenter on auto-turret, it makes the loading/dwell/unloading automatically. 

5.3 Auto Measurement

3A software is able to make the indention measurement automatically in auto-focus mode, the vis ual depth is 1mm, and focus-resolution is 0.2um, the speed of autofocus is less than 5-second, and the cycle of auto-focus and auto-measurement is within 8-second. 

5.4 CHD-Measurement

3A software can make the measurement of case hardness depth programmly, it can auto-measure and make the CHD-report, and a depth-hardness curve is generated to perform functions such as measuring the nitriding layer of the part and measuring the carburized layer.

5.5 Route-plan-function

3A has the function of route plan, it can setup the select straight lines, zigzag lines, circles, arcs, random points, matrices, and it can be setup in different test sample requirements.

5.6 Data Management 

The testing data can be stored to print, and test report  comprises the mathematical statistics and hardened layer depth curves, as well as printed sample topography. Directly reflects the microstructure of the indentation and background.

5.7 Multi-language

English and Chinese is available now, and other language is coming soon. 

6. Computer Configurations:

Dell computer system will be delivered in standard accessories with hardness testing system, 3A hardness testing software is operating in English WIN10 OS.

No. Main Components Qty
1 DELL OptiPlex3046MT 1
2 Processor G4400 1
3 4G RAM DDR4 2133 1
4 Hard Drive 500G 1
5 Main Board Chip Inter H110
No CD-ROM/integrated graphics
6 21.5” LCD Monitor 1
7 Win7 32bit 1
8 Power supply 100-240V 1

7. Standard Delivery:

Commodity : AutoVicky ZHV-1000F Quantity
Main unit with auto-turret and loading system 1
Color touch screen control operating panel 1
10x digital Measuring Eyepiece 1
Objective: 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x ( Built-in ) 4
MicroVickers Diamond Indenter 1
Auto-stage and auto-focus system 1
LED illuminator (Built-in) 1
Power and electronic voltage supply device 1
Level Adjusting Legs 4
Camera adapter and camera System 1
Standard Test Block (700~740HV1, 400~500HV0.5) 2
Dell Computer host and 21.5” LCD monitor 1
Machine stage controller 1
Hardness testing software disc and dongle and operation manual 1
Instrument Anti-dust Cover 1
Auxiliary Tools ( Screw Driver:1pc ) 1
Instruction and Maintenance Manual 1

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