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Nanovea Mechanical Testers provide unmatched direct load multi-function Nano, Micro or Macro modules on a single platform. Both the Nano, Micro or Macro modules include ISO and ASTM compliant indentation, scratch and wear tester modes providing the widest and most user friendly range of testing available on a single module. Nanovea's unmatched range is an ideal solution for determining the full range of mechanical properties of thin or thick, soft or hard coatings, films and substrates. Applications range from low loads to measure hardness and elastic modulus of biomaterials to high loads required to test the fracture toughness of hard coatings in the tooling industry. Nanovea indentation, scratch and wear tester modes use independent force & depth sensors to obtain depth versus load curves during indentation, plastic and elastic deformation during scratch testing and friction coefficient and wear rate during pin-on-disk or linear wear testing. Additionally, force feedback controlled loops insure high precision load control during indentation, scratch and wear tester modes. Both the Nanovea Platform and Compact Bases have been designed with versatility in mind to allow either the Nano Module up to 400mN or Micro or Macro Module from 40N-200N. 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. Image pattern recognition is now a breakthrough Software option on both the Nano and Micro Module to allow automated indentation testing for quality control use (Nanovea PRVision). Additional options include rotational table and heating module.

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M3 | Fully Automated Nanoindentation

M3 | Automated Nano or Microindentation
The M3 is a breakthrough in technology that aims at two distinct aspects missing in the hardness testing market. First, the combination of three factors never before available: automated controlled load & depth, nano through micro range (ASTM E2546) with a competitive price to compete in the $20K market.
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Low Price Nano or Microindentation (ASTM E2546) Fully automated with touchscreen Compact contained design • First of its kind

Compact Base

Compact Base | Limited Budget
The Compact Base allows a single module, either the nano, micro or macro, each with the full range of testing modes including hardness, scratch and wear. It is equipped with automated 50mm x 100mm X-Y stages and a 25mm Z stage. A videozoom camera can be combined with an optional 3D Optical Profiler. Ideal solution for budget limitations and small research facilities.

Low Price Instrumented Upgrade Compact Size Broad Application Use 50mm x 100mm XY
& 25mm Z

Platform Base

Platform Base | Nanovea Standard
The Platform Base allows up to two modules on a single system providing the widest testing capability available. Equipped with automated 150mm XY motorized tables and a 50mm Z motorized table. A gas-spring slide allows to adjust height clearance up to a total of 140mm for varying sample sizes. An optional rotational stage is available for wear testing. The base also integrates a position control joypad and an emergency stop button. In addition to the full video microscope, an AFM and an Optical Profiler are optional. Further customizations are possible. The Platform is the ideal option for diverse and expanding measurement needs.

150mm XY & 50mm Z Full Video Microscope Spacious Platform Area for Unique Sample Size
Adjustable Height Clearance • Customizable

Ergonomic Workstation

Ergonomic Workstation | Strict Environment
An anti-vibration table is recommended for nano metric level tests. The Ergonomic Workstation integrates a high quality air table in addition to a stand-alone, moveable keyboard and monitor stand. A Plexiglas enclosure, independently supported by the table, protects against air movement and sound waves. Ideal option for strict environment mechanical testing.

• Anti-Vibration Table • Stand-Alone, Moveable Computer Station • Enclosed Air & Sound Wave Protection