Maximizes efficiency for Vickers and Knoop hardness testing

The Wilson Hardness Tukon™ 3100 is a newly developed single indenter Vickers-Knoop hardness tester from ITW Test & Measurement, Esslingen/Germany, specifically designed to maximize efficiency, accuracy and usability.

The new Wilson Hardness Tukon™ 3100 Micro-Hardness Tester has been specifically designed to maximize efficiency and optimize usability for Vickers and Knoop hardness testing.

The device advanced microscope quality optics, patent pending safety collision control, high speed stage, and the versatile, user-friendly software package make the Tukon™ 3100 a groundbreaking step forward in the field of fully automated routine and R&D hardness testing in compliance with all related ASTM and ISO standards.

Laboratory and production environment
Core features of the new testing system include its motorized test head, automated x-y-stage, available in three sizes (standard 180 mm x 180 mm) and an advanced image analysis system. The Tukon™ 3100 is very robust and suitable for use in both a laboratory and a clean production environment, in industrial quality control as well as in the development of products and materials. Its proprietary collision protection system for the indenter and the objectives helps to avoid any accidental operator damage. Maximum specimen heights are 125 mm, 170 mm or 210 mm, depending on the selected option. Test loads range from 50 g to 10 kg, supporting a wide range of applications.

User friendliness
The Tukon™ 3100 comes with a high resolution digital camera as well as microscope quality, long working distance optics, providing a magnification range from 30x to 2000x, realized by an innovative calibrated digital zooming system. All system control is handled through the Wilson Hardness automation software, where test method setups, data collection, case hardness depth graphing, statistical calculations, data export along with a host of other functions are provided for rapid testing and analysis.

To answer customers’ needs
Marcel van Banning, Product Manager at Wilson Hardness, comments: “Our vision was to utilize direct customer feedback to develop a fully automated Vickers-Knoop hardness tester for the global market. This was done through an ITW directed voice of the customer (VOC) process that involved dozens of customers globally. Resulting from this process the new Tukon™ 3100 is positioned as an absolute premium product in terms of accuracy, repeatability, usability, and ease of handling. As such it meets around 80% of the requirements for automated micro-hardness applications.”

ITW Test & Measurement GmbH
Hanneke Maas-Litjens
Marketing Communications
Boschstr. 10
D-73734 Esslingen
[email protected]

You can discover this new device at Control Stuttgart this week (Halle 1, booth 1522)