Universal hardness tester

NEMESIS 9000 Series

General information

NEMESIS 9000™ Series, represents the latest top of the range development on universal hardness testing by INNOVATEST®. Modern design, innovated technology, multi purpose hardness testing instrument, based on the application of precision mechatronic components and high resolution video machine vision systems.

A superior level of precision combined with High Definition imaging creates an almost unlimited field of applications.

The NEMESIS 9000™ Series represents universal hardness testing, in the most versatile meaning of Universal. Aircraft engine parts, automobile parts, production lines, general quality assurance and laboratory use, are all fields covered by the NEMESIS 9000™ Series.

Manual operation or full scale automation to the highest possible level are both standard on NEMESIS 9000™.

NEMESIS 9000™, Load Cell, Closed loop, Force feedback system, to give what is due, in a modern way, with unlimited flexibility, suitable for the following:


  • Vickers (HV), ISO 6507, ASTM E 92
  • Knoop (HK) ISO 4545, 4546
  • Brinell (HB) ISO 6506, ASTM E 10


  • Rockwell (HR) ISO 6508, ASTM E 18
  • Vickers depth measurement HVT VDI/VDE 2616-1
  • Brinell depth measurement HBT VDI/VDE 2616-1
  • Ball indentation hardness (H) (ISO 2039-1) (plastics)


  • Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop, HVT & HBT, Ball indentation for plastic ISO 2039/1
  • Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system
  • Load range 1Kgf - 250Kgf (9001),
    3Kgf until 750Kgf (9002),
    10Kgf until 3000Kgf (9003)
  • Rockwell Scales: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, R, S, V,
    15N, 30N, 45N, 15T, 30T, 45T, 15W, 30W, 45W,
    15X, 30X, 45X, 15Y, 30Y, 45Y
  • Vickers Scales: HV/1Kgf, 2Kgf, 3Kgf, 4Kgf, 5Kgf, 10Kgf, 20Kgf, 30Kgf, 50Kgf, 100Kgf, 120Kgf;
  • Brinell Scales: HB1/1Kgf, 2.5Kgf, 5Kgf, 10Kgf, 30Kgf;
    HB2.5/6.25Kgf, 15.625Kgf, 31.25Kgf, 62.5Kgf, 187.5Kgf;
    HB5/25Kgf, 62.5Kgf, 125Kgf, 250Kgf, 750Kgf;
    HB10/100Kgf, 250Kgf, 500Kgf, 750Kgf, 1000Kgf, 1500Kgf, 3000Kgf;
  • HVT Scales: HVT/5Kgf - 120Kgf
  • HBT Scales: HBT/5Kgf - 3000Kgf;
  • Ball indentation for plastic ISO 2039/1
    (scales depending on model)
  • Descending test head with 6, 7 or 8 position turret, standard 3 indenters, 3 objectives
  • 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
  • High accuracy depth measuring system
  • Built-in driver pack for X-Y or Jominy stages
  • Workpiece accommodation: maximum test height 300mm, maximum depth 220mm
  • Meets or exceeds ISO, ASTM and JIS standards
  • Wireless mouse and keyboard