Universal hardness tester for instrumented indentation tests

Instrumented indentation, also known as depth-sensing indentation or nano-indentation, is an increasingly popular method of measuring the mechanical response of a wide range of materials.

The ZHU/zwickiLine universal hardness testing machine can be used both for classical hardness testing methods (Rockwell, Vickers, Brinell, ball-indentation) and for the instrumented indentation method for determining hardness plus other material parameters of metallic materials (Martens hardness, ISO 14577).  The system may be configured to perform  cyclic indentation tests with increasing test load or indentation depth giving you a flexible and complete testing system.

If you would like to discuss equipment suitable  for instrumented indentation tests,  Contact Mark Deven for more information,