The Mechanical Testers have the highest accuracy on the widest range of measurements. Only Nanovea’s Nano, Micro or Macro module have all modes of testing including indentation, scratch and wear; no interchange of modules needed. In order to give accurate and repeatable data, the Nanovea modules are designed with high quality leading edge technologies. This ensures durability with low cost of use. With indentation testing, one obtains depth versus load curves giving hardness, elastic modulus, yield strength, loss and storage modulus and many others. With scratch testing, one can quantify the scratch and marring resistance of coatings and substrates in addition to measuring plastic and elastic deformations.
With wear testing at constant load, one can precisely measure coefficient of friction and wear properties. The wide range is the ideal solution for determining the full range of mechanical properties of thin or thick, soft or hard coatings, films and substrates. The powerful software offers a unique combination of features for each test modes. Furthermore, the FastMap feature allows mapping of indentations at a rate of 3 seconds per indentation. With these features, the Mechanical Tester is now the most automated and user-friendly system on the market. Several optical imaging options including 3D non-contact profiler and AFM Module are available for high resolution 3D imaging of indentation, scratch and wear track in addition to other surface measurements such as roughness.