Micro Hardness Testers

Anti Vibration for Micro Hardness Testers

Micro hardness testers, more properly known as microindentation hardness testers, are used to study fine scale changes in hardness in materials for a variety of purposes, such as engineering. Because microindentation testers are used to observe effects at the microscopic level, with results measured in micrometres (one-millionth of a metre), it goes without saying that they are extremely sensitive pieces of equipment with issues of precision and bias being of the greatest important.
Amongst the many factors that can jeopardise the readings generated by microindentation testers — angle of indentation, non-uniform illumination — lateral movement of the indenter or specimen is particularly problematic. Given the scale at which this equipment operates, such lateral movement does not have to be, in itself, significant; even the smallest vibrations can have a measurable impact. It is, therefore, vital that microindentation hardness testers be thoroughly isolated from all sources of vibration.
The CMS Vibrations Solutions not only offer fast-turnaround products that can effectively treat vibration isolation issues relating to microindentation hardness testers, we can also provide full technical support and, if necessary, implement a comprehensive and bespoke vibration isolation solution specifically designed to meet and overcome all your vibration isolation challenges.
With almost any vibration isolation project, the natural frequency of the isolation material or system is crucial to its performance and a successful outcome. Selecting a product with the wrong natural frequency can not only result in an ineffectual solution but can, in some cases, make matters considerably worse.
Our main solutions for isolating microindentation hardness testers from sources of vibration are the ISR Air Spring System and the SLM Pneumatic Isolator Mount. The ISR offers natural frequencies as low as 1.5Hz and the SLM offers natural frequencies of between 3Hz and 5Hz.

Our Vibration Isolation Systems for Micro Hardness Testers


ISR Air Spring System


  • Natural Frequency: As low as 1.5Hz
SLM Pneumatic Isolator Mounts

FH Isolation Hangers

  • Natural Frequency: 3Hz-5Hz