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The Mechanical Tester has been designed with leading edge technologies in order to give the highest accuracy and repeatability on the widest range of measurements. This focus on quality ensures durability with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. The Nano and Micro Modules perform all modes of testing including indentation, scratch and wear; no interchange of modules needed and with true feedback load control from independent load and depth sensors. With indentation testing, users obtain depth versus load curves giving hardness, elastic modulus, yield strength, loss and storage modulus and many others. While with scratch testing, users can quantify the scratch and marring resistance of coatings and substrates in addition to measuring plastic and elastic deformations. With wear testing at constant load, users can precisely measure coefficient of friction and wear properties. The powerful software offers a unique combination of features for each test modes. A complete system, the Mechanical Tester is the ideal solution for determining the full range of mechanical properties of thin or thick, soft or hard coatings, films and substrates. Many advanced software features including Fast Map, Tracking zoomed View, Navigation Plus, Broadview Map Selection and Single Indent Area Function (EP No. 3076153) makes the Mechanical Tester the most automated and user-friendly system on the market. For technical specification please use Brochure Download


Nano through Macro Range


M3 | Fully Automated Nanoindentation

M3 | Automated Nano or Micro Hardness and Elastic Modulus
A Breakthrough in technology with no need for visual measurement of indents, the M3 is the first automated ASTM E2546 Hardness and Elastic Modulus tester on the market. Easy to use for operators with touch screen and full automation, average and standard deviation for 5 measurements are automatically calculated in less than 5 minutes. M3 works on all types of elastic and plastic materials. Nano and Micro models are offered at a competitive price in the 20k range as to replace aging Micro Hardness Testers.

• Fast Hardness & Elastic Modulus (ASTM E2546) • Fully Automated with Touchscreen • Auto Calibration • Compact Design No Outside Cabling • Ideal for all Materials
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CB500 | Affordability
The CB500 allows a single module, either the nano or micro, each with the full range of testing modes including hardness, scratch and wear. Nowhere else can you find this wide use with a single module and at competitive compact price. It is equipped with automated 50mm x 100mm X-Y stages, a 50mm Z stage and a video zoom microscope. A CB500 version with manual X-Y table offers full indentation capabilities at the most affordable price. All CB500 bases can also accommodate the heating oven and the cooling/humidity control chamber for environmental control testing. It is the ideal solution for quality control and research applications with focus in one broad load range. Compact & modern design, broad application use, robust with low cost of ownership and a highly competitive price.

• Compact & Modern Design • Broad Application Use • Robust with Low Cost of Ownership • Highly Competitive Price & Financing Option Now Available


Platform Base

PB1000 | Standard
The PB1000 allows up to two modules on a single system providing the widest load and most accurate testing capabilities available. Equipped with automated 200mm x 150mm XY motorized tables and a 50mm Z motorized table. A gas-spring slide allows adjusting of the height clearance to up to a total of 140mm for varying sample sizes. This base can also accommodate the heating oven and the cooling/humidity chamber for environmental control testing. In addition to the full video zoom, an AFM and an Optical Profiler are optional. The Platform is the ideal option for diverse and expanding measurement needs. Nano to micro range with no need to exchange, spacious platform with adjustable height clearance, fully upgradeable, robust and low cost of ownership.

• Nano to Macro Range with no need to exchange • Spacious Platform with Adjustable Height Clearance • Fully Upgradeable • Robust and Low Cost of Ownership

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