Hardness testing with Zwick Roell

The Zwick Roell Group are also specialists in hardness testing. We have suitable systems for all test methods.

The Zwick Roell product range includes a full range of hardness testing equipment for use on metals, plastics, rubber and special materials to all the principal and established standards employed worldwide. Zwick Roell supplies solutions for hardness testing - from manual standard applications to fully automatic testing systems.

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Universal hardness testing: testing machines and instruments

Universal hardness testing machines and instruments can be used for more than just one testing method – their versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of applications.



Vickers hardness testers

Hardness testers for optical test methods cover different load ranges and feature equipment for various degrees of operator convenience.



Rockwell hardness testers

The various instruments in the Rockwell product group are used for classical Rockwell methods, superficial Rockwell methods and combinations of Rockwell and superficial Rockwell methods.



Instrumented indentation test

The modern instrumented indentation test method (Martens hardness) is becoming increasingly important. Other parameters are available in addition to the hardness value for determining material properties, regardless of material.



Portable hardness testers

Many applications require the hardness tester to be transported to the specimen, or sometimes a standard-compliant, stationary hardness test is too expensive. In such cases portable hardness testers are often used.


Shore / IRHD hardness testers 

Shore / IRHD hardness testers

Shore and IRHD hardness testers determine the indentation depth of materials, from foams to rigid plastics and rubber.



Hardness testing software

The success of our hardness testing machines and instruments is founded on many years‘ experience, on our role as a global supplier and on maintaining close contact with our customers. The versatility and high level of ‘intelligence’ of our testing systems are the product of up-to-date engineering, powerful electronics and application-orientated software.