High Temperature Hardness Tester (up to 1200°C)

Characterizing hardness properties of steels and ceramics at high temperature is essential in applications like engines, turbines, metal working and catalysis. The Hot Hardness Tester is eligible to measure Rockwell and Vickers hardness in a temperature range RT to 1200°C. Dedicated materials are used to provide excellent insulation to the heating chamber (the external body maintains cool, even when the internal temperature is at 1200°C).


High resolution load cells are further isolated using innovative design and methods resulting in negligible thermal drift during the test. An optional oxygen reduction chamber allows testing under an inert gas atmosphere to reduce oxidation of the material and indenter.

ICON-key-features-grey high temperature hardness tester pageKey Features and Benefits

♦   Vickers, Rockwell & Brinell hardness testing up to 1200°C

♦   Force range up to 5000N and ASTM/ISO

♦   Multi-specimen holder and automated testing


♦   Hot rolling and metal forming

♦   Investigation of welded materials

♦   Investigation of materials with respect to ductile-to-brittle transition

About Rtec Instruments

Rtec Instruments develops and manufactures advanced mechanical and surface testing and measurement solutions for research and industrial applications. They specialize in combining techniques which provide an unique perspective in material testing.

Why Rtec Instruments?

♦   Produces most robust platform in the market

♦   Strive to meet tomorrow’s requirements in

     research and industry

♦   Unique patented technologies

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