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, 19.614 Н)
– 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 sec.






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. 100 mm.
Max depth – ≈140 mm.
Z-axis – 60 mm.

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.