FutureTech FLV-10AR Hardness Tester

The FLV-10AR is part of the new generation of hardness testers. Allowing for multiple hardness scales, this is a modular system that can be configured to suit specific requirements and budgets. The magnification can be tailored to suit the application and multiple indenters can be fitted to offer greater versatility carrying out micro-Vickers, Vickers, Brinell and Knoop hardness testing.


  • The Future-Tech FLV-10AR with load cell technology is a high performance universal hardness tester.

    The load cell type loading mechanism is offered as a alternative technology to dead weight systems. Calibration advantages are offered on load cell and each load is certified independently to ensure calibration across the range of loads available.

    The ultra-wide range of 10g to 10kg is offered to effectively replace a range of hardness testers to offer both micro hardness and conventional Vickers hardness with the additional facility for low load Brinell. One unit can cover the very wide range from the "micro" to the "macro".

    Manufactures with a precise Central Processing Unit and feedback control system stabilises the test load accuracy across the range of hardness for a hardness methods micro Vickers, Vickers and Brinell. The test load rage is offered at 1 gram increments to allow for adaptation of hardness load to meet the most demanding hardness test and material control applications.

    when a requirement for a Multi-Function for Hardness Testing, offering the most comprehensive hardness scales we can test more material types.

    The advantage for many testing labs is combining different test methods in one Universal hardness tester, which allows significant cost and space savings, flexibility and user-friendliness. Spectrographic offers a competitive range of dead-weight models up to best selling load-cell type systems. These Universal hardness testers can cover Rockwell Regular, Superficial as well as Brinell and Vickers scales in one single machine with support from an established manufacturer and a responsive local support company.






    • Focusing Methods - Automatic operation (by integrated auto-reading software) / Manual operation (by motorised positioning system)
    • Turret Rotation - Automatic-motorised (by integrated auto-reading software)
    • Measurement of indentation - Automatic reading/manual reading (by integrated auto-reading software)
    • Camera - Automatic measurement by Built-in Type 1.3Mpixel / 5Mpixel (optional)
    • Safety Device - Protection cover on turret for indenter and each objective lens
    • Conforms to ISO 6507 / ASTM E92 / JIS Z 2244
    • Test loads
      • Vickers: HV 0.01, 0.02, 0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 10 Kgf
      • Knoop: HK 0.01, 0.02, 0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2 Kgf
      • Brinell: HBW 1/1, 1/2.5, 1/5, 1/10, 1/30, 2.5/6.25 mm/Kgf
      • Optimal load setting: Possible to set max 64 kinds of test load in a range of 01-10Kgf by min 0.01Kgf
    • Loading system - 0.01-10Kgf Test Load: Automatic direct loading system with load-cell closed-loop feedback
    • Load-Cell Type - 0.01-10Kgf: by double load-cell (apply test load by 10gf)
    • Load Applying Speed
      • Initial Descending Speed (to 0.15mm level on specimen surface): Approx. 180_m/s
      • Effective Loading Speed: Approx. 30_m/s for under 1kgf Test Load and Approx. 80_m/s for over 1kgf Test Load
    • Dwell Time - 5-99sec
    • Indenter
      • For Vickers Test (HV): 1pc
      • For Knoop Test (HK) and Brinell Test (HBW): Tungsten Ball 1mm, dia. 2.5mm (OPTION)
    • Objective Lens
      • Infinity Corrected Long Working Distance (LWD) Lens 2pcs: X10 & X50
      • Infinity Corrected LWD Lenses / Max. 5pcs: X1.25, X2.5, X5, X20, X40, X100 (OPTION)
    • System control
      • Software - FT-ZERO (Windows 10 / 64bit) / Display Size 23
      • Output Signal - USB (RS232C Converter: built-in)
      • Dimensions - Manual 110_110 mm
      • X-Y Stage Movement - Manual (X)50_ (Y)50mm
    • Max height of specimen - 110mm From Manual Stage Top
    • Max depth of specimen - 180mm
    • Light Source
      • Bulb - LED illumination
      • Filter - Manual Adapting/Removing
      • Aperture Diaphragm - Flexible Type Aperture (OPTION)
    • Power Supply - 240v
    • Dimensions - 720x415x650mm
    • Weight - 90Kg
  • Spectrographic can offer UKAS calibration on our full range of Tensile Impact and Hardness equipment through one of our service suppliers.

    With our tailor-made service contracts, we can ensure your equipment is always kept in a current state of calibration.




    Direct verification of Vickers hardness testing machines - HV0.2 to HV100

    Indirect verification of Vickers hardness testing machines - HV0.1 to HV100


    To back up our range of Hardness Tensile and Impact machines we have an agreement with a 3rd Party UKAS laboratory to provide on-site UKAS calibration over the whole of the UK and overseas.




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