Brinell hardness tester / BIOS


General information

The NEXUS 8003HBT is a Brinell hardness tester with a test load ranging from 5kgf/49N until 3000kgf/29kN.
Beside the testing and indentation measurement with a Brinell microscope the NEXUS 8003HBT also has the option of Brinell depth procedures. Automatic Brinell hardness testing by measuring indentation depth.

The NEXUS 8003HBT Brinell hardness tester includes all standard hardness testing methods between 5kgf/49N until 3000kgf/29kN). All procedures meet or exceeds ASTM-E10, ISO 6506 standards.

The tester contains high-quality mechanical components and is based on a load-cell, closed loop force feed-back system. The advanced user interface IMPRESSIONS™ controls the automatic testing procedure and offers many functions, such as fully automatic indent measuring and data storage.


  • Brinell, HBT (Brinell depth measurement)
  • Heavy duty
  • Descending test head with extended indenter base to access difficult to reach test surfaces
  • Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system
  • Load range 10Kgf to 3000Kgf (depending on model)
  • Automatic force setting
  • Motorized spindle (optional)
  • Ergonomic height adjustable worktable
  • Brinell Scales: HB1/10Kgf, 30Kgf
    HB2.5/15.625Kgf, 31.25Kgf, 62.5Kgf, 187.5Kgf;
    HB5/25Kgf, 62.5Kgf, 125Kgf, 250Kgf, 750Kgf;
    HB10/100Kgf, 250Kgf, 500Kgf, 750Kgf, 1000Kgf, 1500Kgf, 3000Kgf;
    HBT Scales: HBT/62.5Kgf - 3000Kgf
  • Force application tolerance <0.5%
  • 15’’ Industrial HD Touch screen, Embedded Powerful Fanless System Controller, 2x 80GB SSD data storage drive Windows 7 Embedded, RJ45 LAN, WLAN, USB, RS-232
  • IMPRESSIONS™, full tester & configuration control, graphic indent simulation, test program setting for user defined test programs, large test results storage, 3 simultaneous conversions to other hardness scales, limit settings, advanced test report generator, CSV export, graphics display engine & many more functions
  • Indent ZOOM function
  • Meets or exceeds ISO, ASTM and JIS standards
  • Standard workpiece clamping attachment
  • Wireless mouse and keyboard
  • Workpiece accommodation: 350mm workpiece height, 260mm throat depth
  • Brinell Indent Optical Scanner, BIOS, hand scanner with 5Mpx camera for automatic Brinell measurements
  • Motorized spindle (optional)