Why measure the hardness of materials?
The hardness of materials is an informative property. It provides information on the wear resistance of materials. Especially in the field of tool cutting equipment, hardness plays a decisive role as a material property.
Which devices are used to measure hardness?
Since hardness is a central material property, all kinds of devices are available on the market. Especially the ZwickRoell instruments have proven to be reliable in the measurement of hardness of metals, plastics, rubber and special materials. Of course, all applicable standards are taken into account.
Hardness testing is used for quality management. The quality of the products and materials is checked at incoming and outgoing goods. For the management of the acquired data it is a good idea to use software for the correct flow of information.