Microhardness Shimadzu HMV-2T

Microhardness HMV-2T (Shimadzu) to determine the Vickers hardness, Knoop and Brinell. The load applied from 0.01-120 of exposure time 5-1000 seconds.


technical characteristics

maximum load

19.614 Н


Automatic switching to any of the nine types of force
(98.07, 245.2, 490.3, 980.7 мН, 1.96, 2.942, 4.903, 9.807, 19.614Н)
– HV 0.01, 0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2.

block loading

 Automatic load transfer

Duration of load application

from 5 to 999 seconds






No (model HMV-2) / yes (model HMV-2T)

The effective measurement range

250 microns with increasing lens x40


 0.01 microns

 X- Y  objective table

Surface area: 120x120 mm
Stroke: ± 12.5 mm
Height of the test specimen: max. height above the Stage: approx. 100mm
Max. Depth: pribl.140 mm
Z-axis: 60mm

statistical calculation

256 data elements
Mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, the maximum value,
minimum value, a graphical display of the converted quantity (XY graph, histogram)

 test conditions

Test Mode: series / single test
Load: 9 variants
Duration of load application: 5-999 sec., Step 1 sec. (optional)
The setup Ability to upper and lower limits for selection decisions on the reliability of the test.
Adjustment (only for measuring the Vickers): correction of the form of the sample.
Can store up to 10 test methods

 Showing results

Number, diagonal length, hardness, converted value, mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, maximum value, minimum value, valid / invalid decision, editing data.