Universal hardness tester

NEMESIS 9100 Series

General information

A Really Universal Hardness testing machine!

Featuring wide test loads, advanced software, choice of stages and anvils and unparalleled test speed…

The INNOVATEST® NEMESIS 9100 is the most revolutionary, advanced and powerful Universal Hardness Testing machine currently available.


Apart from Micro Vickers, Vickers, Knoop and a full range of Brinell scales, the standard configuration of the NEMESIS 9100 includes Regular and Superficial Rockwell scales, test forces for ISO 2039 (plastics) and HR for Carbon materials. For the more demanding users, the tester has the HBD (HBT) and HVD (HVT) and KiC (fracture toughness) parameters on board, too. In its ultimate configuration and most advanced version, the NEMESIS 9100 offers fully automatic advanced coordinate pattern, weld pattern and free style testing of metallic and plastic parts in any of the hardness scales. The CNC automatic X-Y stages carry test loads and workpieces up to 4000kg(f).

  • Rockwell
  • Superficial Rockwell
  • Micro Vickers
  • Vickers
  • Knoop
  • KIC fracture toughness
  • Brinell
  • HVD (Vickers depth)
  • HBD (Brinell depth)
  • ISO 2039 1 & 2 for plastics
  • HR for Carbon material

Stunning test force range
The servo driven force actuator allows test forces from 100gf up to 250kgf or from 200gf up to 3000kgf with laser positioning system and overview camera technology, all in one machine, technology leading, unique on the world market.

Great efforts have been taken by INNOVATEST® in designing our own ultra-precise load cells and force control electronics. These are the foundation of this new product. The load/force actuator driven by top class servo technology, positions the test head at high speed and at sub-micron level accuracy, in any required position. Safe, due to a collision protection & retraction system.

Setting the GLOBAL standards for advanced high speed turrets
The NEMESIS 9100’s high speed, 8 position turret, has the first in the industry, standard built in: laser positioning system.

  • The 8 position turret also contains 2 HD camera’s, with auto focus and optical zoom system, allowing stage (over)viewing at indenter position. 
  • Optical ZOOM system. No need for image stitching. Fast and reliable.
  • Quick change stage & anvil post
  • Ultra-fast, dedicated system controller with i7 processor and 2 large INTEL SSD hard drives.
  • Advanced report generator with extended export functionality, including CSV  files forc MS Excel, Word etc. (Certified Q-DASS optional).


  • Hardness scales:
    Micro/Macro Vickers, Knoop, Brinell, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, HVD, HBD, Plastic ISO 2039 1/2, Carbon
  • Load application:
    Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system, fully automatic, servo motor driven
  • Load range:
    100gf - 250kgf (9101)
    200gf – 3000kgf (9103)
  • Motorized turret:
    8 positions; 3 indenter positions, 3 objectives positions, overview camera, laser position ndicator, multi load cell system
  • Optical system:
    4K, Full HD, 18 Megapixels, Machine vision system
  • Objectives:
    0.7x, 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x
  • Overview camera:
    Cam 2 5MP optical ZOOM camera, variable field of view 50 x 37mm / 200 x 160mm
  • Class 2 laser:
    Laser positioning system
  • Electronic system:
    High performance embedded micro system controller, MS Windows®, 15” full color industrial touch screen, automatic and manual measurement, Dual Vision. Multi Screen solution (optional).
  • Software:
    IMPRESSIONS    V2, work flow system & tester control
  • Test loads:
    100gf, 200gf, 300gf, 500gf, 1kgf, 1.25kgf, 2kgf, 2.5kgf, 3kgf, 4kgf, 5kgf, 6.25kgf, 7kgf, 7.8125kgf, 10kgf, 15kgf, 15.625kgf, 20kgf, 30kgf, 31.25kgf, 40kgf, 50kgf, 60kgf, 62.5kgf, 80kgf, 100kgf, 120kgf, 125kgf, 150kgf, 187.5kgf, 250kgf, 500kgf, 750kgf, 1000kgf, 1500kgf, 3000kgf
  • Vickers:
    HV0.1, HV0.2, HV0.3, HV0.5, HV1, HV2, HV2.5, HV3, HV4, HV5, HV10, HV20, HV25, HV30, HV40, HV50, HV60, HV100, HV120, HV125, HV150; all available for the HVD scale
  • Knoop:
    HK0.1, HK0.2, HK0.3, HK0.5, HK1, HK2, HK5, HK10, HK20, HK30, HK50
  • Rockwell & Superficial Rockwell:
    Pre Load 3kgf & 10kgf, Main Load 15kgf, 30kgf, 45kgf, 60kgf, 100kgf & 150kgf
  • Brinell:
    HB1/1kgf, HB1/2.5kgf, HB1/5kgf, HB1/10kgf, HB1/30kgf; HB2.5/6.25kgf, HB2.5/15.625kgf, HB2.5/31.25kgf, HB2.5/62.5kgf; HB5/25kgf, HB5/62.5kgf, HB5/125kgf HB5/250kgf; HB10/100kgf, HB10/250kgf, HB10/750kgf, HB10/1000kgf, HB10/1500kgf, HB10/3000kgf,  *All test forces are also available for the HBD scales
  • ISO 2039 1/2 for plastics:
    49,03 N, 132,9 N, 357,9 N, 961 N
  • Carbon:
    HR 2,5/7, HR 5/7, HR 5/15, HR 5/20, HR 5/40, HR 5/60, HR 5/100, HR 5/150; HR 10/20, HR 10/40, HR 10/60, HR 10/100, HR 10/150
  • Indenters:
    Certified indenters (ISO / ASTM) available at choice
  • Test cycles:
    Fully automatic, automatic and manual.
  • Standards:
    Complies to or exceeds, ISO, ASTM, JIS (Nadcap) standards
  • Test force tolerance:
    <0.5% for test force 200gr to 3000kgf
  • Display resolution:
    0.1 HV, HK, 0.5 HB, 0.01HR
  • Hardness conversion:
    Rockwell, Rockwell Superficial, Brinell, Vickers, Leeb & Tensile, material depending
  • Statistics:
    Total test, max, min, average, range, standard deviation, all in real time after each test
  • Data storage capacity:
    Dual SSD 120gb, RAID system
  • Connectivity:
    USB, RJ45 LAN, W-LAN, HDMI, 5 axis; stage, rotary table, rotary head connector
  • Dwell time setting:
    Default 10 seconds, user defined, 1 to 999 seconds (1 sec increments)
  • Printer:
    A4, A3 full color laser printer (optional)
  • Motorized CNC X-Y stage:
    Several models available, choice of fixtures for special applications dimensions.
  • Operating temperature:
    10°C to 35°C, non-condensing
  • Humidity:
    10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Machine dimensions:
    695mm x 425mm x 1100mm
  • Machine weight:
  • Power consumption:
  • Power supply:
    100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz, single phase