Suitable for finish components like thin sheets, fine wires, etc. Watch parts like springs, pivot bearings, gears, cutting edge of Razor blades, drills, file teeth, etc. Metallic foils, surgical needles, pen points & so on.
To determine hardness on - surface coatings (like electroplating, etc.), extremely thin case hardened parts, anodized castings of alluminium, shot blasted or rolled faces, etc.
A range of test loads can be used to suit particular application. Test loads from 10 grams to 1000 grams.
Magnifications - 125X, 250X & 625X available.
X-Y stage is provided with least count of 0.01mm, which can move the job as per the requirements.
A precision Diamond Indentor (136° pyramid) is used to make sharp indentations on the specimens / samples.
Maximum Test height x Throat : 115 x 70 mm.
Load accuracy well within ± 1% of nominal load value. Machine conforms to IS:1754.
Computerized model is available .Computerized model has built in CCD and suitable advanced software. Hardness will be displayed on computer monitor automatically. Results printout can be taken.
Extra (Optional) accessories like – Knoop Indentor, Knoop test block, Precision vice, Thin specimen holding device, V-shape anvil, Vertical & Horizontal fine specimen holding device, Rotary table, etc. are available.
Technical Specifications - For Micro Vickers Hardness Tester (FMV-1) -
Maximum Test Height
Throat of Machine
10, 25, 50, 100 gms. & 200 to 1000 gms. in steps of 100 gms.
± 1% of nominal load value
Type of Indentor
Micro Vickers Diamond Indentor (136° Pyramid)
Magnifications - a) Objective Magnification b) Eyepiece Magnification c) Total Magnification
10X, 20X and 50X selectable
125X, 250X and 625X
Max. Diagonal Measurement
(Field of view)
with 10X Objective - 1 mm
with 20X Objective - 0.5 mm
with 50X Objective - 0.2 mm
Least count of Measurement
with 10X Objective - 0.001 mm
with 20X Objective - 0.0005 mm
with 50X Objective - 0.0002 mm
X-Y Stage - a) Size of table top b) Max. travel XX & YY axis c) Least count of Measurement
100 mm x 100 mm
50 mm each
Vertical Positioning of sample
By raising and lowering of main screw with handwheel. Additional knob provided for fine focusing.
Application of test load
By a two position hand operated lever.
Removal of test load
Single Phase, 230 V, 50 Hz, AC
Weight of Machine (Net)
110 kg. (Approx)
Overall Dimensions of machine
500 L x 500 W x 1450 H (mm) (Approx).
(with machine stand)
Standard Accessories Supplied with the Machine -
Diamond indentor (136° Pyramid)
Objective lenses - 10 X
- 20 X
- 50 X
Standard Test Block (HV-1)
Legs for level adjustment
Set of tools
Hardness calculation table
Extra Accessories -
Knoop hardness test block (HK).
Precision Vice - Max. Opening 100 mm.
Thin specimen holding device 0.4 to 3 mm.
‘V’ shape Anvil - For measuring cylindrical Surfaces.
Vertical fine specimen holding device for holding 0.5 to 4 mm Round samples for measurement on cross section.
Horizontal Fine specimen holding device - For holding fine Round specimen dia - 0.5 to 4 mm.
Rotary table - To be used with precision Vice Dia. 90 mm, graduation at 5°.