What is hardness testing equipment?

Hardness testing equipment is used to help engineers and technicians to determine the hardness of a large range of materials to ensure parts conform to specification or are fit for purpose.

The hardness testing system usually involves making an indent into the materials being tested and the size of the impression made is viewed through a magnifying system and software is then used to determine the hardness of the test material expressed in a range of hardness scales.

Why do we need hardness testing equipment?

Hardness testing equipment is used to measure the hardness of materials and components in a repeatable and accurate fashion in order to ensure that parts are hard or soft enough after heat treatment or annealing in order to meet the requirements of the intended applications.

Good quality hardness testing equipment, not only ensures repeatable results but with regular maintenance and good testing practices, the equipment will last for many years in QA labs and other environments.

Why choose the INNOVATEST hardness testing range?

INNOVATEST is a world market leader in the design, manufacture, supply, and service of a quality range of hardness testing instruments, systems, software, and accessories. The products are used to evaluate the hardness properties of all types of steel, metals, alloys and plastics.

The INNOVATEST hardness testing equipment range includes Universal, Rockwell, Vickers, and Brinell systems – in bench-mounted, floor-standing, and portable models.

INNOVATEST hardness testing equipment range

Verzus, Nemesis and Nexus

Fenix, Nexus, Verzus, Nemesis

Nova and Falcon

Nexus, Nemesis and BIOS


Service and support for INNOVATEST hardness testing equipment.

Our customer support services are aimed at complimenting our range of products with a full suite of after sales support and service.

Support services range from basic technical telephone consultations, progressing through to on-site calibrations, repair and maintenance and finally more complex tasks such as machine or equipment upgrades, complete the picture.

High quality

All of the products that we supply, including the INNOVATEST hardness testing equipment range, are of the highest quality and are sourced from leading manufacturers from around who are the leaders in their field!
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Selection & Advice

We know hardness testing equipment and can help you choose the right product for your application and to suit your budget. With many years of industry experience you can rely on our advice to make the right choice.
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Competitive pricing

We aim to provide the best products available at a competitive price in order to provide our customers with the best value proposition for all the very latest metrology and testing products.
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After-Sales Support

Once the product is installed and commissioned it up to us to make sure that your measurement system operates efficiently and to your complete satisfaction.
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Latest catalogue

INNOVATEST develops a range of hardness testers for all applications and materials.

With a steady increase in the numbers of Innovatest hardness testers in the ANZ market over the last 12-months, a growing list of users can now enjoy the benefits and the technology that this equipment brings.

Find out why and please get in touch for more information!

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INNOVATEST hardness testers range

Innovatest are world-famous for their hardness testing technology. Here is a summary of the extensive range of equipment offered.

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