Micro Vickers and Knoop Hardness Testing from Indentec

Our micro Vickers and Knoop hardness tester is designed for testing in the micro Vickers and Knoop scales.

Customers desiring a different force range may be interested in our macro Vickers testers or our combined micro and macro Vickers testers.


ZHVμ-A Hardness Tester
  • Automatic turret
  • Motorised load change
  • Motorised test cycle
  • Up to 4 objective lenses
  • Optional 2nd Knoop indenter
  • Precision vice
  • Manual X-Y stage as standard, optional motorised stage
  • Conversions to other scales
  • Tolerance setting
  • Coarse and fine focus
  • Hard wearing membrane keypad


  • ISO 6507-2
  • ASTM E384

Full traceability is assured as Indentec is an ISO 17025 UKAS accredited hardness calibration laboratory.


Prices are available on request.

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Our Range of Micro Vickers Hardness Testers

The ZHVμ is available in three different configuration options:

Configuration Leadscrew Software Package
ZHVμ-M Manual None
ZHVμ-S Manual ZHμ.HD-S
ZHVμ-A Automatic ZHμ.HD-A

To find out more about our ZHμ.HD software packages, please click here.

If you are unsure which level of automation will best suit your needs, please use our Automation Savings Calculator to analyse the financial viability of each configuration.

ZHμ.HD Systems

ZHVμ-S Hardness Tester

ZHVμ-S with ZHμ.HD

ZHVμ-A Hardness Tester

ZHVμ-A with ZHμ.HD

Feature ZHμ.HD-S ZHμ.HD-A
PC Yes Yes
1.3 mega pixel camera Yes Yes
HD software with auto indentation measurement Yes Yes
Manual effective case depth determination Yes -
Automatic effective case depth determination - Yes
Sample scanning and stitching capability - Yes
Auto focus capability - Yes
3 axis controller and joystick for motorised stage - Yes
X2.5 objective lens - Yes