FALCON 5000 Series

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.


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
•    Vickers
•    Knoop
•    Superficial Rockwell
•    Rockwell
•    KIC fracture toughness
•    Brinell
•    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.

  • The 8 position turret also contains 2 HD, camera’s, with auto focus and optical zoom
    system, allowing stage(over)viewing at indenter postion
  • Quick change stage & anvil post
  • Ultra fast, dedicated system controller with i7 processor and 2 INTEL SSD hard drives.
  • Advanced report generator with extended CSV export functionality

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.

Clamping device
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)

Software features
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’’.

Technical specs

Hardness scaleMicro/Macro Vickers, Knoop
(Optional Brinell, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, HVT, HBT,
ISO 2039 1/2)
Load applicationLoad cell, force feedback, closed loop system
Load range10gf up to 250Kgf
Motorized turret8 positions; 2 indenter positions, 4 objectives positions,
overview camera, laserpointer
Optical systemHigh definition, 5Mpx machine Vision system
Objectives2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, 100x
Overview camera
Cam 2
5Mpx optical ZOOM camera, field of view 50 x 37mm / 200 x 160mm
Electronic systemHigh performance embedded micro system controller,
MS Windows®, 15” full color industrial touch screen,
automatic and manual measurement
SoftwareIMPRESSIONSTM Workflow system & tester control
Test loads

10gf, 15gf, 20gf, 25gf, 50gf, 100gf, 200gf, 300gf, 500gf, 1kgf, 1.25kgf,
2kgf, 2.5kgf, 3kgf, 4kgf, 5kgf, 6.25kgf, 7.8125kgf, 10kgf, 15kgf,
15.625kgf, 20kgf, 30kgf, 31.25kgf, 40kgf, 50kgf, 60kgf, 62.5kgf,
80kgf, 100kgf, 120kgf, 125kgf, 150kgf, 187.5kgf, 250kgf

VickersHV0.010, 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
KnoopHK0.01, HK0.02, HK0.025, HK0.05, HK0.1, HK0.2, HK0.3, HK0.5,
HK1, HK2, HK5, HK10, HK20, HK30, HK50

Rockwell &
Superficial Rockwell

Pre Load 3kgf & 10kgf
Main Load 15kgf, 30kgf, 45kgf, 60kgf, 100kgf & 150kgf
BrinellHB1/1kgf, 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;
HB10/100kgf, HB10/250kgf;
All test forces are also available for the HBT scales
ISO 2039 1/2For plastics
IndentersCertified indenters (ISO / ASTM) (standard included, 1 Vickers,
1 Rockwell)
Test cyclesFully automatic, automatic and manual
StandardsComplies 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 resolution0.1 HV, HK, 0.5 HB, 0.01HR
Hardness conversionRockwell, Rockwell Superficial, Brinell, Vickers, Leeb & Tensile
StatisticsTotal test, max, min, average, range, standard deviation,
all in real time after each test
Data storage capacityDual SSD 80Gb, RAID system
ConnectivityUSB, RJ45 LAN, W-LAN & HDMI
Dwell time settingDefault 10 seconds, user defined
1 to 99 seconds (1 sec increments)
PrinterA4, A3 full colour laser printer (optional)
Motorized CNC X-Y stage

Stage    400mm x 225mm,
Travel     X-Axis: 220mm x Y-Axis: 120mm
Repeatability     0.002mm

Operating temperature10°C to 35°C, non-condensing
Humidity10% to 90% non-condensing
Machine dimensions695mm x 425mm x 1100mm
Machine weight180kg
Power consumption100W
Power supply100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz, single phase

Order details

FALCON 5000HV10g– 62,5kgf MicroVickers, Vickers, Knoop, low force Brinell, KiC
FALCON 5000HVR10g– 150kgfMicroVickers, Vickers, Knoop, low force Brinell, KiC
FALCON 5000 HVRB10g - 250kgfMicroVickers, Vickers, Knoop, low force Brinell, Brinell, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, KiC, Hvt, Hbt, ISO 2039 1/2

Standard delivery

Standard features on all models
  • Load cell, closed loop force control
  • IMPRESSIONS™ operator workflow control & advanced report generator
  • Auto Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness
  • Auto Focus
  • Automatic indent measurement
  • Anti-collision system for objectives, indenters & illumination
  • Calibrated step less Indent ZOOM system
  • Auto save, program setup, data storage,
  • Motorized Z-axis
  • Z-axis intelli control
  • Motorized CNC X-Y stage
  • Click & Go software for random point testing
  • Pattern testing for advanced pre program test patterns
  • CHD, Nht, Rht according to standard
  • KiC fracture toughness measurement
  • Stage overview camera
  • Laser position system
  • Best in class optical system
  • 5Mpx HD indent viewing camera
  • Powerfull Embedded Micro Controller; MS Windows™, 80gb dual SSD data storage keyboard & mouse
  • 15’’ portrait mode, HD industrial touch screen
  • Connectivity; USB, RJ45 LAN, W-LAN & HDMI

Standard configuration & accessories

  • 2 Indenter positions installed
  • Turret skirt
  • 5Mpx overview ZOOM camera, field of view 50 x 37mm / 200 x 160mm
  • Laser pointer
  • Standard objectives supplied
    5000HV, 5x,10x, 20x, 40x
    5000HVR, 5x,10x, 20x, 40x
    5000HVRB, 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x
  • Motorized CNC X-Y stage 400mm x 225mm,
    travel 220mm x 120mm
  • Wireless mouse and keyboard
  • Vice for small work pieces
  • Clamp for thin work pieces
  • Chuck for round work pieces
  • 4 Vibration dampers
  • Installation & Operator manual
  • Power cable
  • Spare fuse
  • Certificate of direct & indirect calibration


ISO weld pattern testing
Automatic edge detection
Automatic product recognition
2D/3D hardness chart
Advanced communication protocol
5th Axis accessory control
Certified indenters (UKAS, DKD, ASTM)
Certified reference hardness blocks (UKAS, DKD, ASTM)
Motorized CNC precision,
ultra-fast positioning X-Y stages
Motorized CNC rotary table
Motorized CNC dividing head
High resolution, 13Mpx
enhanced overview camera
(CAM 2, Zoom Overview, auto focus)
Quick change anvil base
Flat anvil 80mm
Flat testing table round 200mm
V-anvil 80mm, 3.3-20mm
V-anvil 80mm, 12-80mm
V-anvil 80mm, 20-140mm
Anvil 80mm swivel ball
Irregual parts table support 150mm
Spot anvil 10mm
Jominy fixtures
Objective 2,5X
Objective 5X
Objective 10X
Objective 20X
Objective 40X
Objective 60X
Objective 100X
Precision vice 42mm
Precision vice 75mm
Precision vice 100mm
Single sample holder 30-40-50mm
4 Sample holder 30-40-50mm
6 Sample holder 30-40-50mm
Round 3-jaw chuck 80mm
Vibration free table for low force testing
Vibration free table top, for low force testing
Full colour laser printer (A4, A3)
Manual X-Y stage 150x150mm, travel 25x25mm
1 or 2 axis digital micrometer head
for manual X-Y stage