Technical description


Range of forces available: from 100gf to 31.25kgf

Customization on request: 50kgf and 62.5kgf.

The forces are managed by means of load cells with high sampling frequency (20 bits at 1 kHz) closed loop control, which ensure unequalled precision even at very low loads and are managed without inertia with guaranteed accuracy.

Test cycle: manual focusing and automatic hardness calculation

Focusing is manual but assisted by the software: simply turn the elevation screw to bring the sample closer to the measuring head. To ensure maximum reliability, the test cycle is automatic: the indenter generates the indentation, the lens performs the optical analysis and the hardness value appears on the PC monitor.

Management software and optical analysis: Vx®

Micropixel-D1 comes with the same powerful software as our top-of-the-line instruments: thanks to the processing of the image based on an algorithm developed entirely by Axiotek, it allows fast and accurate optical analysis even on test specimens with a less than optimal surface finish.

Intuitiveness and ease of use are two important aspects our approach: we have followed the less is more principle to guide you in the execution of the tests, without renouncing to advanced functions for the more experienced users.

  • Dynamic zoom with high definition vision;
  • Image cleaning: to improve the contrast of the indentation in case of poorly polished samples;
  • Hardness value calculated in automatic or manual mode;
  • Basic and advanced statistical processing functions;
  • Data export and backup, with results also stored as image. All data collected during testing can be saved as .pdf, .xls, .xml, .txt, and .csv files, depending on the format needed for further processing;
  • Possibility of direct connection with process or project management software (like ERP programs), through further customized applications;
  • Creation and printing of customizable test reports with logo and company details, values and comments, photographs of the indentations analysed (using any printer connected to the system);
  • Possibility of combining a barcode scanner to scan sample barcodes, making all the information relating to the product immediately accessible at the time of testing.

Computer system

High-performance PC with pre-installed optical analysis and management software

  • Integrated Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10®;
  • Keyboard, mouse and 24″ Full HD monitor included.

Optical acquisition

  • Turret: 3 positions, with automatic transmission;
  • High quality optical lenses for optimal observation of the indentations;
  • Energy-saving LED lighting for natural colour vision;
  • 5 Mpx USB 3.0 high definition camera.

Movement of the test sample: using the manual elevation screw

Large working area: optimal for handling both small samples and medium-large specimens.

Accessories included

  • a Vickers indenter;
  • a 10X lens and a 40X lens;
  • a 60mm diameter flat anvil.
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