Tinius Olsen Hardness Tester

Improved hardness testing that is less varied than convention manual testing

Tinius Olsen F14-1 Vickers & Knoop Indentation Hardness Tester

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Location: Jesser Hall 162

The Tinius Olsen model FH 14-1 Micro Vickers, Vickers, and Knoop hardness testing machine belongs to a new generation of digital instruments, which improves conventional hardness testing methodology by eliminating user influence on the test results. The unique force actuator system utilizes an electronically controlled closed-loop system and advanced force sensor technology with feedback to achieve optimal accuracy, reliability and repeatability. Besides this advanced electromechanical force application system, the FH 14-1 offers superior quality mechanical and optical components for ease of use and repeatable measurement.


Features & Benefits

  • Hardness measurements for both Vickers and Knoop
  • Adjustable size micro-indentation
  • Auto turret - automatically moves from Lens to Indentor and then back to the Lens for measurement
  • Smart-touch work flow control
  • Two lenses - 50x an 10x objectives
  • Load range calibrated for 100g and 500g
  • Manual or Automatic measurement
  • Hardness value calculation and statistical report generation
  • Meets or exceeds ISO, ASTM, and JIS standards



Tinius Olsen Instrument Usage: $5/use




Tinius Olsen Instrument Usage: $8/use




Tinius Olsen Instrument Usage: $10/use


.*Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.