MHT-Module-01-300x220The Microindentation Tester is ideally suited to the measurement of mechanical properties such as the hardness and elastic modulus of thin hard coatings, thick soft coatings and bulk materials such as PVD and CVD hard coatings and ceramic surface layers. It provides accurate and reproducible values.

Excellent mechanical characterization

  • Automated optical microscope
  • Automatic hardness and elastic calculation
  • Feedback-controlled normal force
  • PC software package for data acquisition, analysis and storage
  • Conforms to ISO & ASTM standards


  • ConScan 3D chromatic imaging microscope
  • Temperature stage (-20 °C to 450 °C)
  • Liquid cell
  • Vacuum or environmental control enclosure (humidity)
  • In-situ microscope