AUTOMATED
HARDNESS TESTING

Clemex CMT macro/micro hardness testing solutions produce accurate and repeatable results. Choose either a single or dual indenter option depending on your testing requirements. These field proven systems offer unparalleled capabilities and are fully ASTM and ISO compliant.

TYPES OF
ANALYSIS

Our automated hardness systems are designed to generate reports according to most recognized standards. Bundled with four metallography modules, the tester can act as an image analysis system.

VICKERS

KNOOP

BRINELL

All Analysis Types and Standards

Grain Size 
Layer Thickness
Phase Analysis
Particle Size


ASTM E384
Standard Test Method for Microindentation Hardness of Materials

ASTM E92 
Standard Test Methods for Vickers Hardness and Knoop Hardness of Metallic Materials

ASTM E10
Standard Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials

ASTM E18
Standard Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

ASTM E140
Standard Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, and Scleroscope Hardness

ISO 4545
Metallic materials – Knoop hardness test

ISO 6506
Metallic materials – Brinell hardness test

ISO 6507
Metallic materials – Vickers hardness test 

ISO 6508
Metallic materials – Rockwell hardness test

KEY
FEATURES


AUTOMATED FOCUS

Obtain sharp images thanks to automated focus and fast image optimization, ensuring reproducible results.


IMAGE ANALYSIS MODULES

Turn your tester into a fine-tuned image analysis solution. Analyze grain size, phase area percentage, nodularity, and more!


RELIABLE RESULTS

Our built-in validation function uses invariant dimensional calibration for increased accuracy. Indent and measure a certified test block automatically at specified intervals.


CASE DEPTH

Create hardness traverses automatically using a preview of the sample background, a T-bar tool for a perpendicular alignment of the test points with the sample surface, and options for spacing and staggering indents.


STAGGERED TRAVERSES

Stagger indents on thin samples or samples with a small heat affected zone.

SCAN OF FULL SAMPLE 

Obtain a detailed map of the entire sample. Navigate around the whole sample and view microstructural changes, heat-affected and heat-treated zones. 

 

PRECISE POSITIONING

Position indents at even distances from each other or at precise distances from the edge of the sample using the Reference Circle tool. 

 

MORE FEATURES

ANNOTATION TOOLS
Find the center of the sample or draw parallel lines to position patterns precisely where they are required.

AUTO FOCUS
Use an auto-focus pattern to compensate for the unevenness of a sample.

AUTOMATIC SHADING CORRECTOR
Ensures even illumination for images captured using the system’s camera.

AUTOMATIC Z-REPOSITIONING
For multi-level samples requiring automatic z-repositioning during indentation.

DEFINE REGION
Set three coordinates using the joystick and let the system define the region to analyze automatically.

GENERATE REPORTS
Generate standard or customized reports with images, tables and graphs using an Excel template.

FREE RUN
Position indents anywhere on the sample and click on Run to obtain graphs and statistics.

MULTIPLE CONVERSION TABLES
Conversion tables for HRA, HRB, and HRC scales are in compliance with ASTM E-140 (native hardness measurements are in HV or HK).

RESULTS WINDOW
Results are updated dynamically in the results window during an analysis.

SAVE AND RELOAD PATTERNS
Once a pattern has been created, you can save it and reuse it later to execute another analysis.

3D HARDNESS MAP
Export your hardness values and plot the results as a 3D Excel graph.

PRODUCT
DETAILS

Depending on your requirements, we will help you select the right hardness tester, objectives, indenters, a motorized stage, and a high-resolution camera. We ensure a seamless integration of all components.

  • Analysis of your needs by a technical representative
  • Configuration, fine-tuning, and calibration
  • On-site installation and training of your team

Increase productivity in a high throughput lab using a very simple workflow. The operator follows a 3-step procedure to obtain repeatable results: 

  • Position a sample on the stage
  • Start an analysis on the sample
  • Review data and export results

HARDNESS
TESTERS

 

AUTOMATED SINGLE MICROHARDNESS TESTER

Test load type A tester with either Vickers or Knoop indenter. Test load range from 5 gf to 1000 gf.

 

AUTOMATED DUAL MICROHARDNESS TESTER

Test load type B tester with both Vickers and Knoop indenters. Test load range from 1 gf to 2000 gf.

 

AUTOMATED MACROHARDNESS TESTER

Macro tester with Vickers indenter. Test load range from 0.3 kgf to 30 kgf.

 

AUTOMATED SINGLE MICROHARDNESS TESTER WITH MOTORIZED LOAD

Micro tester with Vickers indenter and motorized load control. Test load range from 10 gf to 2000 gf.

 

AUTOMATED DUAL MICROHARDNESS TESTER WITH MOTORIZED LOAD

Micro tester with Vickers and Knoop indenters and motorized load control. Test load range from 10 gf to 2000 gf.

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