Micro Vickers & Knoop hardness tester

NOVA 130/240 Series

General information

The new NOVA 130 & 240 series, Vickers and Knoop hardness testing instruments offer a versatile and user friendly solution for a wide range of micro-hardness scale testing.

For Micro-Vickers & Knoop hardness testing, the NOVA 130 is equipped with a three (3) position turret which includes one indenter position as well as a 10x and 40x objective. For more demanding applications, the NOVA 240 is equipped with a four (4) position turret, including one indenter position as well as 5x, 10x and 40x objectives.

Both units include USB output, up to nine (9) dial selectable test forces and a full color touch screen with interaction dialog support telling the user about the testers current status and what to do next to perform one or more tests.

The intelligent dialog system leads you step by step through the handling of the tester and the bright colors on the display inform in green fields or give warnings in red fields & figures about the outcome of the test results.

The advanced but traditional dead weight NOVA 130/240 series leads in its field of application due to the following key points:


Load selection:

  • 8 positions knop; selectable loads, 10gf up to 1kgf (NOVA 130)
  • 9 positions knop; selectable loads, 10gf up to 2kgf (NOVA 240)
    (no need to exchange weights)


  • Analogue or Digital/Electronic eyepiece
  • Eyepiece with 15X magnification
  • Standard objectives 10X and 40X installed (NOVA 130)
  • Standard objectives 5X, 10X and 40X installed (NOVA 240)
  • Optional High Resolution CCD camera system can be integrated, directly or afterwards
  • High quality objectives providing maximum viewing comfort
  • Vertical LED Illuminator
  • Laser adjusted optical path
  • Dual Channel optical system
  • Measuring confirmation button on digital eyepiece


  • Automatic, high speed, motorized multi position turret
  • ‘’Shortest path’’ program with anti-back lash positioning

Interface & connectivity

  • 6,5’’ Full color high resolution touch screen, tablet type
  • Language selectable interaction dialog system
  • Graphic tester motion control interface
  • Easy operation, no expert skills required, short training time
  • Save and load test programs, tester settings
  • Limit settings, real time statistics
  • Shape correction settings for testing on round parts
  • Host and Device USB connectivity
  • Integrated high speed thermal printer


  • Prepared for optional remote operation
  • Prepared for optional IMPRESSIONS HD Camera & auto measurement systems
  • Prepared for optional motorized CNC, X-Y stages
  • Prepared for optional motorized Z axis / auto-focus