If merely the best and most versatile hardness testing machine has your interest…
The Innovatest® FALCON 5000 is the most revolutionary, advanced and powerful Micro Vickers, Vickers hardness testing machine currently available.
Apart from Micro Vickers, Vickers, Knoop and low force Brinell scales, configuration of the FALCON 5000 is freely to define and offers flawless upgrades to hardness testing according to standards of Superficial Rockwell, regular Rockwell & higher force Brinell hardness scales.
In its ultimate configuration and most advanced version, the FALCON 5000 offers fully automatic advanced coordinate pattern, weld pattern and free style testing of metallic and plastic parts in any common hardness scale;
• Micro Vickers
• Superficial Rockwell
• KIC fracture toughness
• HVT (Vickers depth)
• HBT (Brinell depth)
• ISO 2039 1 & 2 for plastics
Stunning test force range
The servo driven testers force actuator allows test forces from 10gf up to 250kgf, currently unique on the world market. Great efforts have been taken by INNOVATEST® in designing our own ultra-precise load cells and force control electronics, that are the foundation of this new product.
The load/force actuator driven by top class servo technology positions the test head at light speed and at sub-micron level accuracy, in any required position.
Setting the GLOBAL standards for advanced high speed turrets
The FALCON 5000’s high speed, 8 position turret, has the first in the industry, standard built in: laser positioning system.
Quick Change stage & anvil post
Alternatively to the standard ultra-fast motorized CNC stages, there is the option to install larger T-slot stages, fixed stages and a number of anvils. To save time exchanging the nearly unlimited choice of stage & anvil options, the tester has another unique feature: The ’’Quick Change‘’ accessories post. Tester reconfigurationat in just seconds!
Safety first / collision detection system
In order to ensure maximum safety for the user, and to protect the tester against user errors, all FALCON models have an advanced collision detection, warning & Z-axis/test head retraction system. This system is triggered by any uncommon force on the turret and will stop & retract the test head in milliseconds. Fingers, hands and work pieces are safe, but also damage to indenters and objectives belong to the past.
An integrated clamping device will firmly hold the work piece against the anvil or test table while performing Rockwell or other depth measuring tests. (Optional)
Single tests, running an earlier stored test program, pattern testing, CHD, NHT, or complex testing tasks such as welding patterns, jominy, are all part of the possible configuration of the IMPRESSIONS® software and work flow control.
2D/3D hardness chart
A newly developed tool for detailed screening of hardness distribution over the entire section of for instance heat treated samples. Welcomed in materials research, as well as testing of welded connections and last but not least to give visualisation to damage analysis. (Optional)
Crack Length measurement
For those investigators requiring more in depth knowledge on materials behavior, and wish to study on fracture and fatigue crack growth, the crack growth can be predicted by using the KIC tester set up. KIC testing is part of the tester’s standard configuration
and measurement possibilities.
Ultra fast, dedicated system controller
The heart of the FALCON 5000 is an embedded ultra-fast system controller with i7 processor and 2 INTEL SSD hard drives. Running on Windows 7 Embedded and protected against unwanted changes by ‘’Deep Freeze’’ software for al machine settings.
The advanced report generator allows report set up and output control or helps to easily export CSV files for use in Excel or other MS applications.
Connectivity is the magic word nowadays and this goes for the FALCON too. USB3, 5 Axis Stage drivers, RJ45 LAN connection and W-LAN are standard on board.
All components and software are designed, manufactured, and integrated by Innovatest®, or supplied by global leading manufacturers in their particular field of industry.
The FALCON 5000 is not only a state of the art product, it is also manufactured with great care, in The Netherlands, Europe, making use of the world’s best quality components, for both electronics and mechanics. Without a single doubt, quality is assured!
Innovatest® products are covered by 2 full years manufacturers guarantee, while software updates are guaranteed for 10 years.
All of this, just to offer you an additional feeling of ‘’being certain’’.
|Hardness scale||Micro/Macro Vickers, Knoop|
(Optional Brinell, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, HVT, HBT,
ISO 2039 1/2)
|Load application||Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system|
|Load range||10gf up to 250Kgf|
|Motorized turret||8 positions; 2 indenter positions, 4 objectives positions,|
overview camera, laserpointer
|Optical system||High definition, 5Mpx machine Vision system|
|Objectives||2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, 100x|
|5Mpx optical ZOOM camera, field of view 50 x 37mm / 200 x 160mm|
|Electronic system||High performance embedded micro system controller,|
MS Windows®, 15” full color industrial touch screen,
automatic and manual measurement
|Software||IMPRESSIONSTM Workflow system & tester control|
10gf, 15gf, 20gf, 25gf, 50gf, 100gf, 200gf, 300gf, 500gf, 1kgf, 1.25kgf,
|Vickers||HV0.010, HV0.015, HV0.020, HV0.025, HV0.050, HV0.1, HV0.2,|
HV0.3, HV0.5, HV1, HV2, HV2.5, HV3, HV4, HV5, HV10, HV20,
HV25, HV30, HV40, HV50, HV100, HV120;
All test forces are also available for the HVT scales
|Knoop||HK0.01, HK0.02, HK0.025, HK0.05, HK0.1, HK0.2, HK0.3, HK0.5,|
HK1, HK2, HK5, HK10, HK20, HK30, HK50
|Pre Load 3kgf & 10kgf|
Main Load 15kgf, 30kgf, 45kgf, 60kgf, 100kgf & 150kgf
|Brinell||HB1/1kgf, HB1/2.5kgf, HB1/5kgf, HB1/10kgf, HB1/30kgf;|
HB2.5/6.25kgf, HB2.5/15.625kgf, HB2.5/31.25kgf, HB2.5/62.5kgf;
HB5/25kgf, HB5/62.5kgf, HB5/125kgf HB5/250kgf;
All test forces are also available for the HBT scales
|ISO 2039 1/2||For plastics|
|Indenters||Certified indenters (ISO / ASTM) (standard included, 1 Vickers,|
|Test cycles||Fully automatic, automatic and manual|
|Standards||Complies to or exceeds, ISO, ASTM, JIS (Nadcap) standards|
|Test force tolerance||<0.5% for test force 100gr to 62.5kg,|
<1% for test force below 100gr
<0.1% for test force 100gr to 62.5kg, (Optional standardizing model)
<0.1% for test force below 100gr, (Optional standardizing model)
|Display resolution||0.1 HV, HK, 0.5 HB, 0.01HR|
|Hardness conversion||Rockwell, Rockwell Superficial, Brinell, Vickers, Leeb & Tensile|
|Statistics||Total test, max, min, average, range, standard deviation,|
all in real time after each test
|Data storage capacity||Dual SSD 80Gb, RAID system|
|Connectivity||USB, RJ45 LAN, W-LAN & HDMI|
|Dwell time setting||Default 10 seconds, user defined|
1 to 99 seconds (1 sec increments)
|Printer||A4, A3 full colour laser printer (optional)|
|Motorized CNC X-Y stage|
Stage 400mm x 225mm,
|Operating temperature||10°C to 35°C, non-condensing|
|Humidity||10% to 90% non-condensing|
|Machine dimensions||695mm x 425mm x 1100mm|
|Power supply||100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz, single phase|
|FALCON 5000HV||10g– 62,5kgf||MicroVickers, Vickers, Knoop, low force Brinell, KiC|
|FALCON 5000HVR||10g– 150kgf||MicroVickers, Vickers, Knoop, low force Brinell, KiC|
|FALCON 5000 HVRB||10g - 250kgf||MicroVickers, Vickers, Knoop, low force Brinell, Brinell, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, KiC, Hvt, Hbt, ISO 2039 1/2|
Standard configuration & accessories