Fully automatic
micro hardness tester

Hardness testing acc. to
Vickers, Knoop & Brinell

Test methods & force application

Test force variant

Q10 A/A+

0.25g
50 g
10 kg
*Test force extension (optional)
Vickers

Vickers

DIN EN ISO 6507, ASTM E-384, ASTM E92

  • HV 0.00025
  • HV 0.005
  • HV 0.001
  • HV 0.002
  • HV 0.005
  • HV 0.01
  • HV 0.02
  • HV 0.025
  • HV 0.05
  • HV 0.1
  • HV 0.2
  • HV 0.3
  • HV 0.5
  • HV 1
  • HV 2
  • HV 3
  • HV 5
  • HV 10
Knoop

Knoop

DIN EN ISO 4545, ASTM E-384, ASTM E92

  • HK 0.00025
  • HK 0.0005
  • HK 0.001
  • HK 0.002
  • HK 0.003
  • HK 0.005
  • HK 0.01
  • HK 0.02
  • HK 0.025
  • HK 0.05
  • HK 0.1
  • HK 0.2
  • HK 0.3
  • HK 0.5
  • HK 1
  • HK 2
Brinell

Brinell

DIN EN ISO 6506, ASTM E-10

  • HBW 1/1
  • HBW 1/2.5
  • HBW 1/5
  • HBW 1/10

Integrated conversions:
DIN EN ISO 18265, DIN EN ISO 50150, ASTM E-140

Q30 A/A+

0.25g
100 g
31.25 kg
*Test force extension (optional)
Vickers

Vickers

DIN EN ISO 6507, ASTM E-384, ASTM E92

  • HV 0.00025
  • HV 0.0005
  • HV 0.001
  • HV 0.002
  • HV 0.005
  • HV 0.01
  • HV 0.02
  • HV 0.025
  • HV 0.05
  • HV 0.1
  • HV 0.2
  • HV 0.3
  • HV 0.5
  • HV 1
  • HV 2
  • HV 3
  • HV 5
  • HV 10
  • HV 20
  • HV 30
Knoop

Knoop

DIN EN ISO 4545, ASTM E-384, ASTM E92

  • HK 0.00025
  • HK 0.0005
  • HK 0.001
  • HK 0.002
  • HK 0.003
  • HK 0.005
  • HK 0.01
  • HK 0.02
  • HK 0.025
  • HK 0.05
  • HK 0.1
  • HK 0.2
  • HK 0.3
  • HK 0.5
  • HK 1
  • HK 2
Brinell

Brinell

DIN EN ISO 6506, ASTM E-10

  • HBW 1/1
  • HBW 1/2.5
  • HBW 1/5
  • HBW 1/10
  • HBW 1/30
  • HBW 2.5/31.25

Integrated conversions:
DIN EN ISO 18265, DIN EN ISO 50150, ASTM E-140

Q60 A/A+

0.25g
200 g
62.5 kg
*Test force extension (optional)
Vickers

Vickers

DIN EN ISO 6507, ASTM E-384, ASTM E92

  • HV 0.00025
  • HV 0.0005
  • HV 0.001
  • HV 0.002
  • HV 0.005
  • HV 0.01
  • HV 0.02
  • HV 0.025
  • HV 0.05
  • HV 0.1
  • HV 0.2
  • HV 0.3
  • HV 0.5
  • HV 1
  • HV 2
  • HV 3
  • HV 5
  • HV 10
  • HV 20
  • HV 30
  • HV 50
Knoop

Knoop

DIN EN ISO 4545, ASTM E-384, ASTM E92

  • HK 0.00025
  • HK 0.0005
  • HK 0.001
  • HK 0.002
  • HK 0.003
  • HK 0.005
  • HK 0.01
  • HK 0.02
  • HK 0.025
  • HK 0.05
  • HK 0.1
  • HK 0.2
  • HK 0.3
  • HK 0.5
  • HK 1
  • HK 2
Brinell

Brinell

DIN EN ISO 6506, ASTM E-10

  • HBW 1/1
  • HBW 1/2.5
  • HBW 1/5
  • HBW 1/10
  • HBW 1/30
  • HBW 2.5/31.25
  • HBW 2.5/62.5
  • HBW 5/62.5 (> 30 HBW)

Integrated conversions:
DIN EN ISO 18265, DIN EN ISO 50150, ASTM E-140

Full automation
in perfection

up to 16 samples

Closed loop

Closed loop

Electronically controlled test forces ensure quick and precise hardness testing as well as rapid test method changeover (maintenance free) and automatic recognition of the focus height.

6-fold measurement turret

6-fold measurement turret

The 6-fold measurement turret is supplied as standard in all models and offers space for various test methods. For example it can be equipped with 3 different magnification lenses and the corresponding penetrators for Vickers, Knoop or Brinell.

Dynamic height adjustment

Dynamic height adjustment

The electronic movement control allows quick, accurate and sensitive positioning of the test head. Forceless, precise and collision-proof positioning of the test head via rotating the control knob. (0.01 up to 20 mm/s). An additional Z-axis makes this helpful function possible.

 

Exact positioning and large test room

The sophisticated construction in anodized aluminium offers a large and well arranged test area. The fully automatic XY-slide with high precision optic path measurement system can be equipped i.e. with an 8-fold sample holder. Beyond that, customer specific magazines can be managed and created in the software.

Contour scan

Contour scan

Users can choose whether to approach the entire section or a partial segment of a contour. The measurement lens scans the entire route and stores all data in the program. Subsequently, a chosen number of the test points can be programmed into the system, or at chosen distances, relative to the edge. This programming enables the hardness testing sequence to be conducted completely automatically.

2D/3D Plane hardness chart

2D/3D Plane hardness chart

Hardness distribution across partial segments or whole planes of test samples. Colourized representation in 2D and perspectively free twistable 3D on sample image.

IPC-technique / Penetrator turnable

IPC-technique /
Penetrator turnable

IPC - Indenter Parallel to Contour
The operator can adapt the indenter to the respective contour, either manually or fully automatically. Based on this new development diff erent material layers can be tested precisely.

IPC-technique / Penetrator turnable

IPC-technique /
Penetrator turnable

For the first time in hardness testing the indenter adapts itself fully automatically parallel to the contour during the test cycle.

Edge recognition

Edge recognition

Working with program templates and the edge recognition software module makes fine-positioning of test rows irrelevant. The machine moves to the start points automatically and corrects their positions before the test sequence is started.

A software
sets new standards

 

Maximum repeatability. All test specific data are stored for every single test point. Test points can be easily checked or tested a second time.

- Fully automatic row- and progression measurement
- Across-the-line and intuitive test cycle

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Revolutionary 3D operating concept

Revolutionary 3D operating concept

Intuitive, structured and professional: Qpix Control2 heralds a new generation of hardness testing software. It has been developed based on customer input and feedback to guarantee maximum user-friendliness.

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Professional data management

Professional data management

Configurable protocol and data presentation. Wide range of structuration options for stored test item data. Adaptable content for export files and protocol content simplifies daily operation with Qpix Control2 software.

Well-arranged sample management

Well-arranged sample management

- All information at a glance
- Quick creation of new test jobs
- Pattern can be stored and loaded easily

Customer specific sample holder

Customer specific sample holder

Identical samples can be set up in the software in scale as 3D model.

CHD/SHD/NHD with Optimum Stop

CHD/SHD/NHD with Optimum Stop

Time-saving test mode ‘Complete all indentations – then evaluate’ and ‘Optimum Stop’ to complete test series as soon as the lower hardness limit has been undercut.

Fully automatic hardness testing

Fully automatic hardness testing

Several progessions and samples are created and completed "unmanned" (i.e. 60 progressions on 8 different samples in one test run)

Surface indentation recognition

Surface indentation recognition

The adjustable surface indentation recognition function reduces the required eff ort of sample preparation for testing the hardness of non-optimum surfaces. Hence, automatic indentation recognition is also possible on critical surfaces (etching, grinding...).

Automatic minimum distance

Automatic minimum distance

The distances of test points are automatically set to minimum norm distance for more accurate execution of test results.

3 Steps to the result

load samples, load row, start

Load samples

1. Load samples

The machine moves automatically to sample holder height. Image of sample is taken automatically.

Load row

2. Load row

SRS - Speedy Row Set-up: Drag the row of test points to the desired position. The serial Auto-Snap function corrects the starting point of the test row automatically

Start test sequence

3. Start test sequence

The test sequence is executed according to the applicable hardness testing standards.

Overview in large format

Optimum orientation via simultaneous macro and micro view. Ideal for welding test or test point positioning. Test points can be norm-positioned based on the graphic presentation.

1. Scan sample with sample image camera

1. Scan sample with sample image camera

2. Sample image is assembled

2. Sample image is assembled

3. The sample image can be shown on a 2nd monitor or included into a test report

3. The sample image can be shown on a 2nd monitor or included into a test report

Practical Applications

Automatic height control

Automatic height control

Due to the unique design of the ultra dynamic measurement turret, samples of different heights  can be positioned in the test area. The innovative CAS technology prevents collisions.

Template function

Template function

- Ideal for repeated tests / components
- Alignment of „test point layers“ directly on the work piece with reference lines and bench marks
- No „fix stop“ or sample holder needed
- The sample image can be used in the test report

Tooth flank testing

Tooth flank testing

The time-consuming creation of test points, especially with tooth flank testing, is minimized by means of pre-defined test templates. With the Q30A+ the entire normed procedure between HV30 and HV0,5 can be done by one single device. Certainly a corresponding report is stored. The report can be adapted to customer specification.

Identification of single test points

Identification of single test points

All test points can be identified individually or to customer specifi cs. The label is shown in the test result list and in the test protocol. This is an important function for later analyses.

Test data import and export

Test data import and export

Order data and test plans can be loaded directly from a central system by means of a bar code scanner. So that incorrect input can be avoided.

Application vice

Application vice

The large, clearly-structured and robustly designed test area allows the machine to perform a wider range of tests. In addition to that direct clamping of samples in vices reduces sample preparation and extends the operational area for future test work.

Welding test samples

Welding test samples

- Ideal for welding test samples or test point positioning jobs
- Test points can be positioned accurate based on the graphic design acc. to standard

Sophisticated Software tools

Sophisticated Software tools

Picture top: Images with graphic design of impression size and distance diameter
Picture bottom: Graphic hint with undercut of minimal distance (3 x d)

Same parts testing

Same parts testing

Recurring samples can be saved as a template. Using defined sample magazines all relevant data such as test samples, test method and user fields to be activated.

Bedded samples for CHD, NHD, SHD

Bedded samples for CHD, NHD, SHD

The sample patterns can be easily selected through the Program. In addition to the single and row measurement the user can select CHD NHD and SHD.

Rail testing

Rail testing

One application is to measure the testing of rail profiles. The complete track can be scanned via the standardized panorama function and thus allows an accurate and fast positioning of the individual test series at the same time.

Pipe testing

Pipe testing

With the Q10/Q30 A or A+, you can check your pipes economically according to the applicable API standards.

Qpix REMOTE

Qpix REMOTE

Qpix REMOTE Control via SPS/PCI

Crack lenght measuring

Crack lenght measuring

For evaluating the K1C value the 4 cracks are measured according to the norm. After that the MPa√m value is evaluated automatically.

2D/3D Plane hardness chart

The optional software module „Plane hardness chart“ is the perfect aid for the detailed securing of the hardness distribution over the total cross section, especially of heat treated samples. This is extremely important in material exploration, and also for weld testing or in damage analysis.

In 3 steps to a plan hardness chart

1. Create area

1. Create area

2. Define grid

2. Define grid

3. Display in 2D or 3D

3. Display in 2D or 3D

Further applications

Homogenous plane hardness chart on wire cross section

Homogenous plane hardness chart on wire cross section

Transparent hardness chart in 3D on a welded sample

Transparent hardness chart in 3D on a welded sample

Test point pattern on a non-bedded specimen

Test point pattern on a non-bedded specimen

Flexible data connection in data bank system

Qpix CONTROL2 plug-in module: universal bi-directional data interface for order management. The hardness tester collects all order data and test plans fully automatically. After the test the data is added with results and returned to the order management system. File import and export is freely configurable and individually adaptable.

Flexible data connection in data bank system

Data input device integration

Qpix CONTROL software module Barcodescanner (Option): Scanning, splitting and processing of barcodes and QR-codes. Data input devices can load test program templates or fill out data fields.

Fully automatic unmanned operation

Qpix CONTROL software module Remote-Plug-in (Option): The main control unit of a production line sends commands to the hardness tester - the Remote interface enables a fully automatic and unmanned operation via complete remote command

 

Technical data

Q10/30/60 A/A+ Variant

 
Test force range 50 g - 10 kg (0,49 - 98,1 N) 100 g - 31,25 kg (0,98 - 306,6 N) 200 g - 62,5 kg (1,96 - 613,1 N)
with test force extension 0,25 g - 10 kg (0,00245 - 98,1 N) 0,25 g - 31,25 kg (0,00245 - 306,6 N) 0,25 g - 62,5 kg (0,00245 - 613,1 N)
Tool changer 6-fold, motor-driven    
Software Qpix Control2    
Sample image camera No Yes No Yes No Yes
Camera system 18 MP color camera 2 x 18 MP color camera 18 MP color camera 2 x 18 MP color camera 18 MP color camera 2 x 18 MP color camera
Traverse path X/Y/Z X 150 / Y 150 / Z 145 mm X 150 / Y 150 / Z 145 mm X 150 / Y 150 / Z 145 mm
Weight of basic machine 58 kg
Data interface 1xUSB3.0: Interface PC-Hardness tester
Max. Werkstückgewicht 50 kg
Power supply 230~1/N/PE, 110~1/N/PE
Max. work piece weight ~200 W
Accessories and Options
General Lenses (2,5x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 65x, 100x), Penetrators (Vickers, Knoop, Brinell)
Sample holder 1-fold, 4-fold (Ø 30 / 40 / 50 mm), 8-fold (Ø 30 / 40 mm)
Cross anvil X 300 x Y 150 mm

 

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