Vickers Härteprüfmaschine inherits the name from a military industrial complex, Vickers limited. Sandland and Smith developed this type of hardness tester in 1924 at Vickers Ltd. Vickers hardness testers were designed as an alternative for Brinell testers to meter the hardness of various items. Compared to other hardness tests, Vickers hardness testing is generally simpler to use as the necessary measurements do not depend on the indenter’s size. Additionally, you can use a Vickers hardness tester’s indenter on any material, regardless of its hardness.
A Vickers Härteprüfmaschine helps you determine how well a material can resist plastic deformation. The scale on a Vickers hardness tester is broader than most of the other hardness testers and can be used on all metals. A Vickers hardness test gives the measurement of hardness as Vickers Pyramid Hardness or Vickers Pyramid Number.
How Vickers Hardness Testers Work
The hardness tester’s indenter is pushed into the surface of the material under hardness testing, forming a square indent. Next, the indentation caused by the indenter is determined using a magnifying device such as eyepieces or microscopes. For more accurate results, other people may use software instead of these magnifying devices.
Advantages of Using Vickers Hardness Testers
- Vickers Härteprüfmaschine can be used to measure the hardness of any material since Vickers hardness tests procedures envelop the entire hardness range.
- After the procedure, you can use the item for other purposes as Vickers hardness testers do not cause significant indentation on the surface of the object under testing.
Vickers hardness testers can give accurate results for both micro and macro hardness testing.