Micro/Macro Vickers hardness tester


General information

The FALCON 400 series, Micro Vickers, Vickers, Knoop and Micro Brinell hardness testing machines are a new generation of instruments, improving conventional hardness testing methods and focused on eliminating user influence on the test results.
The unique force actuator system utilizes an electronically controlled closed loop system and advanced force sensor technology, with force feedback to achieve absolute accuracy, reliability and repeatability, on each of the forces used for a test. The test range is unparalleled for a tester in this class.

Besides this advanced electromechanical force application system, the FALCON offers superior quality mechanical and optical components, used to complete the instrument.
The innovative software functions of I-Touch™ workflow control, allow file storing, test program setting and storing, limit settings, conversions to other hardness scales, system setup but also convex and concave test settings that contribute to the high reproducibility of test results.
Digital / optical image evaluation combined with intuitive operator software avoid operator influence on the test results.
A rock solid frame structure, that can withstand the harshest environment, is covered by shock and damage proof ABS covers. The covers avoid damage to the machines high tech interior and stay in a good condition over the years to come. No dents or paint damage from fallen work pieces. Replacement of the covers, if required at all, is easy and economic.
The FALCON series beating heart is a powerful embedded micro system controller with no moving or running parts. The system is easy to service and can be exchanged in just minutes if ever required.

Key functions / configurations

  • Multi load cell, closed loop, force feed back system 
  • Stunning test force range, from 1 gf up to 31,25 kgf
  • Up to 6 positions on turret
  • Precision movement Z-axis 
  • Micro Vickers, Vickers, Knoop & Brinell scales in one machine
  • Analogue or electronic digital eyepiece
  • Large working space
  • Long working distance objectives
  • Collision protection turret, avoids damage to indenters and objectives
  • Optional built in/integrated HD camera
  • ABS machine covers, avoids damage to paint or structure from falling objects
  • Full color industrial touch screen interface with I-Touch firmware
  • IMPRESSIONS XT indent evaluation and machine automation software, 4 different packages
  • View via eyepiece and camera simultaneously

Technical details:

  • Hardness scales (Micro-) Vickers, Knoop & Brinell
  • Load application Multi Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system
  • Load range 1 gf up to 31.25 kgf
  • Motorized turret Max. 6 positions; 2 indentor positions, 4 objectives positions
  • Optical system Electronic micrometer eyepiece or Analogue eyepiece
  • Objectives 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x
  • Overview camera Cam 2 (Optional) 5Mpx optical ZOOM camera, field of view 50 x 37 mm / 200 x 160 mm
  • Electronic system High performance embedded electronics system running Impressions LT firmware
  • Test loads 1 gf, 2 gf, 3 gf, 4 gf, 5 gf, 6 gf, 7 gf, 8 gf, 9 gf, 10 gf, 15 gf, 20 gf, 25 gf, 50 gf, 100 gf, (depending model) 200 gf, 300 gf, 400 gf, 1 kgf, 2 kgf, 2.5 kgf, 3 kgf, 4 kgf, 5 kgf, 6.25 kgf, 10 kgf, 15.625 kgf, 20 kgf, 25 kgf, 30 kgf, 31.25 kgf
  • Vickers test range
    HV0.001, HV0.002, HV0.003, HV0.004, HV0.005, HV0.006, HV0.007, HV0.008, HV0.009, HV0.010, HV0.015, HV0.020, HV0.025, HV0.050, HV0.1, HV0.2, HV0.3, HV0.5, HV1, HV2, HV2.5, HV3, HV4, HV5, HV10, HV20, HV25, HV30,
  • Brinell test range
    HB1/1 kgf, HB1/1.25 kgf, HB1/2.5 kgf, HB1/5 kgf, HB1/10 kgf, HB1/30 kgf; HB2.5/6.25 kgf, HB2.5/7.8125 kgf, HB2.5/15.625 kgf, HB2.5/31.25 kgf, HB5/25 kgf, HB5/31.25 kgf,
  • Knoop
    HK0.001, HK0.003, HK0.005, HK0.01, HK0.015, HK0.02, HK0.025, HK0.05, HK0.1, HK0.2, HK0.3, HK0.5, HK1, HK2, HK5
  • KiC Fracture
    KC/1, KC/3, KC/5, KC/10, KC/15, KC/20, KC/25, KC/50, KC/100, KC/200, KC/300, KC/400
  • Indenters 1 factory certified Vickers indenter included
  • Test cycles are manual or fully automatic
  • Complies to or exceeds, ISO, ASTM, JIS (Nadcap) standards
  • Test force tolerance <0.5% for all forces
  • Display resolution 0.1 HV, HK, 0.5 HB
  • Hardness conversion Rockwell, Rockwell Superficial, Vickers, Brinell, Knoop, Leeb & Tensile
  • Statistics Total test, max, min, average, range, standard deviation, all in real time after each test
  • Data storage capacity Integrated memory system
  • Connectivity USB, converter to RS-232, 1x for optional integrated CCD camera
  • Dwell time setting Default 10 seconds, user defined
    1 to 199 seconds (1 sec increments)
  • Printer Optional
  • Manual stage dimensions Stage 100mm x 100mm,
  • Travel 25 mm x 25 mm,
  • Reading 0.01 mm
  • Motorized stage dimensions See optional CNC X-Y stage dimensions in this catalogue
  • Operating temperature 10°C to 35°C, non-condensing
  • Humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Machine dimensions 525 mm x 323 mm x 773 mm
  • Machine weight 75 kg
  • Power consumption 75W
  • Power supply 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz, single phase