Universal hardness tester

NEXUS 8000 Series

General information

The NEXUS 8000™ Series can be used for all hardness procedures according to standards.Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers and Knoop. But it also can do ball and indentation hardness testing for thermoplastics and the new Vickers depth (HVT) and Brinell depth (HBT) procedures.

The NEXUS 8000™ universal hardness testers includes all standard hardness testing methods between 1kgf/9.8N - 250kgf/2.45kN(8001), 3kgf/29N until 750kgf/7.35kN(8002),10kgf/98N until 3000kgf/29kN(8003). 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 automatic testing procedure and offers many functions, such as fully automatic indent measuring and data storage. The integrated camera with calibrated zoom function guarantees fast, and accurate user-independent Vickers or Brinell measurement.

The NEXUS 8000™ 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 NEXUS 8000™ Series.


  • Hardness of castings and forgings
  • For flat and cylindrical work pieces
  • Wide application within the automotive and aerospace industry
  • Laboratory and workshop testing
  • Sample testing or quality control testing
  • Steels, non-ferrous metals
  • Cemented carbide, ceramics, stainless steels


  • 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 (8001),
    3Kgf until 750Kgf (8002),
    10Kgf until 3000Kgf (8003)
  • 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 330mm, maximum depth 260mm
  • Standard workpiece clamping attachment
  • Meets or exceeds, ISO, ASTM and JIS standards
  • Wireless mouse and keyboard
  • Motorized spindle (optional)