Nanoindentation for professionals.

Reliable hardness measuring instrument for determining properties such as indentation hardness and the depth-dependent elastic indenter modulus – and all of that in the nanometer range.


Simplest and fastest
sample preparation on the market
Three available
Optical zoom
of the sample

Automated instrumented indentation testing for coatings larger than 1 µm.

The FISCHERSCOPE® HM2000 reliably and precisely determines properties such as indentation hardness and elastic indenter modulus – in the nanometer range. The semi-automated measurement is fast and without complex sample preparation, which is why it finds its use in laboratory and production. The design of the measuring system ensures high dimensional stability, low temperature expansion and reduces the influence of vibrations. This way you are always on the safe side.

Fast measurement.

The zero point is determined within only 30 seconds

Modular design.

Customized designs or later upgrades to the instrument

Quick-measure design.

Fast measurement without time-consuming sample preparation, even on dark surfaces

Easy to use.

Intuitive operation with the software WIN-HCU®

Built to last.

Robust design for a long product life cycle

Accomplishes more.

High sample throughput possible

  • Features

      Determining hardness and other material parameters according to DIN EN ISO 14577 and ASTM E 2546

      Testing of solid materials and coatings > 1 µm, test load range 0.1 - 2000 mN

      Fast measuring, zero point is determined within only 30 s

      Measuring Vickers hardness, elastic indenter modulus and storage and loss modules

      Temperature-stable and vibration-resistant: Possible measurements over several hours without external influences

      Powerful WIN-HCU® software for intuitive operation and evaluation

      Indentors: Vickers, Berkovich, carbide ball, Knoop or individual indentors

      Integrated microscope with 4-fold, 20-fold and 40-fold objective for exact positioning of the measuring point

      Expandable with heating table SHS200 as well as sound insulation box

  • Application examples

      • Measuring the hardness and elasticity of paint layers, for example automotive paint
      • Testing of anodized coatings
      • Instrumented penetrant testing of hard material coatings, such as on tools
      • Characterization of surfaces in research and development, e.g. hard chrome or ceramic coatings on medical implants
      • Series testing in electroplating
      • Quality assurance of PCBs, for example testing of thin gold layers or insulating layers
      • Hardness test on complex shaped parts, for example housings
      • Characterization of composite materials

      Do you have further applications? Then contact us!

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