Analog Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers Hardness Tester NOVOTEST TB-BRV

Analog Universal Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers Hardness tester is designed for hardness testing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and hard alloys. Hardness tester TB-BRV can be used in industry, scientific research laboratories and workshops. It’s new design, provides high usability. The device provides high repeatability of the results and is very easy to use.

This hardness tester uses a multi-stage test load and different types of indenter to measure and determine the hardness value of tests products by Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers scales. The device can be used for hardness testing of ferrous metals (steel, cast iron, low carbon steel and tempered steel, etc) and non-ferrous metals (alloys from aluminum, copper, etc). It is also suitable for the hardness testing of hard alloys, carbonized and chemically treated layers. The microscope is built in. Hardness tester provides the high sensitivity and accuracy of the load level, and the high accuracy of the measuring values.

  • Hardness tester TB-BRV is one of the easiest device in operating and servicing, but at the same time it is universal and multi-functional instrument in its class. User can measure hardness in various scales and have no problems with hardness measurement in a wide range – from very soft materials up to some of the hardest materials.

  • Hardness tester is supplied with a special table which allows user to measure the diameters of prints without removing the sample from the device. The hardness tester has special stand for the microscope, which significantly simplifies operating the device.

  • The device has an electric actuator – the main test load is completely automated.

  • The device allows user to maximize the efficiency of the using portable hardness testers. Using this device user can verificate standard hardness test blocks and calibrate portable hardness testers according to any of the most popular hardness scales


Rockwell scale                                                      HRA, HRB, HRC, HRD, HRE, HRF, HRG, HRH, HRK

Testing load                                                          60kgf (588N), 100kgf (980N), 150kgf (1471N)
Brinell scale                                                       HBW2.5/31.25, HBW2.5/62.5, HBW5/62.5, HBW2.5/187.5      
Testing load                                                      31.25kgf (306.5N), 62.5kgf (612.9N), 187.5kgf (1839N)

Vickers scale                                                         HV30, HV100
Testing load                                                      30kgf (294.2N), 100kgf (980.7N)
Indication of hardness values                           Rockwell:display
                                                                          Brinell and Vickers: measuring microscope 

Standards                                                              ISO 6508, ASTM E 10, ASTM E92, ASTM E18, ASTM E384, ASTM E103

Microscope zoom                                               37.5X, 75X

Measuring time                                                    1 ~ 60 s

Maximum height of test sample                         Rockwell: 170 mm Brinell and Vickers: 140 mm

Maximum depth of test sample                          165 mm

Instrument dimensions                                       520*240*700

Net weight                                                            45 kg

Gross weight                                                         65 kg

Standard Package
  • Rockwell indenter, Vickers indenter

  • Hard alloy steel ball with a diameter of 1.5875, 2.5, 5 mm

  • Measuring microscope

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting kit

  • Large, medium and V-shaped tables

  • Power supply

  • Supply cable

Available Options 
  • Indenters

  • Standard hardness test blocks

  • Microscope