Brinell hardness tester / BIOS


General information

The sturdy design of the NEXUS 8003HBT XL allows rough workshop conditions.

The tester can be used for measuring hardness according to global standards in several common hardness scales.

The tester is equipped with a single indentor and has no turret. The high accurate depth reading system allows Brinell HBT testing and Vickers HVT testing. Further available are all common Rockwell scales and when equipped with a Brinell Indent Optical Scanner (BIOS) crisp images of the indent appear on the screen and can be measured automatically at the touch of a button.

The NEXUS 8003HBT XL Brinell hardness testers applies all common test forces between 10kgf/98N until 3000kgf/29kN.

All procedures meet or exceed DIN, ISO, ASTM and JIS 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 testing procedure and offers many advanced functions, such as fully automatic indent measuring* and data storage. The optional BIOS scanner with calibrated ZOOM function guarantees fast and accurate user-independent Brinell measurement.

The NEXUS 8003HBT XL offers large components testing by either depth reading or optical scanning. Suitable for heavy aircraft engine parts, automobile parts, train components or general quality assurance or laboratory conditions, are all fields covered by the NEXUS 8003HBT XL.


  • Brinell, HBT (Brinell depth measurement)
  • Heavy duty, XXL Brinell tester
  • 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
  • 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: 520mm workpiece height, 300mm throat depth
  • Brinell Indent Optical Scanner, BIOS, hand scanner with 5Mpx camera for automatic Brinell measurements