General Info

The Wilson VH1150 is the ultimate evolution of the deadweight Vickers hardness tester with a unique load range, 300gf – 50kgf, combined in one machine.

The automatic load selection eliminates the need for a hard to operate manual selector knob, and opens new possibilities in (semi-) automation applications. Together with the adjustable, pan and tilt user interface panel, the automatic load selection capabilities form the center of an ergonomic system.

Functions like multi-conversion, shape correction and USB data export, make hardness testing easier and help you focus on the your actual process control.



Key Features include:

  • 5 position motorized turret standard
  • 10 step deadweight loads, ranging from 0,3 kgf upto 50kgf
  • Motorized loadselection
  • Userfriendly touchscreen menu, with hard keys for frequently used functions
  • Best in class optics – ensures most accurate results


Technical Specifications

Hardness ScalesVickers & Knoop
Test Load (gf)0.3, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30,50kg
Test Load SelectionMotorized, UI selectable
Standards CompliantEN-ISO 6507, ASTM E384  and JIS
Test CycleAutomatic (loading/ dwell/ unloading)
Dwell Time5 – 99 seconds
Automatic Turret5 position: 1 indenter, max. 4 objectives
Turret Speed120° per second
StatisticsNumber, Mean, Standard Deviation, Minimum, Maximum and Range
Eyepiece Magnification10x
Digital Encoder Resolution0.1μm
Total Magnification (standard)100x, 200x
Standard Objectives10x, 20x (SWD)
Optional Objectives5x, 50x, 100x (LWD)
Measuring Range200μm at 10x
Optical PathDual, eyepiece or optional camera
Camera (Optional)1.3 MP integrated in pedestal
Specimen IlluminationLED
Display5.7 in (144.8 mm) SMART-UI touch screen display with tab interface
Diagonal Length4-digit (d1, d2)
Data OutputUSB memory stick (csv format), RS232
ConversionsBrinell, Vickers, Rockwell and Tensile Strength according to ASTM E140, ISO 18625 and GB
Vertical testing capacitywith standard flat anvil 200 mm (7.8 in)
Depth from Center line130 mm (5.1 in)
XY-Stage (Optional)Size: 100 × 100 mm (3.9 × 3.9 in)
Travel Range: 25 × 25 mm (1.0 × 1.0 in)
Operating Temperature Range10° to 38° C (50° to 100° F)
Humidity10% – 90% non-condensing
Power Supply110 – 220V AC, 60/50Hz

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