The CV portable analogue hardness testers with clearly marked large dial cover a full range of hardness values in Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell A,B,C
The system is entirely mechanical employing the use of special pre-loaded springs which provide a load of about 15kg to the diamond.
Maximum penetration of the diamond into the specimen is 0.125mm(.005")
The instrument does not require any regular servicing. Should the indentor become damaged, a new one can simply be fitted using the small tool supplied with the instrument.
A UKAS certified test block is supplied with the instrument.