Wilson® VH1150 Macro Hardness Tester

Wilson VH1150

Macro Vickers Hardness Testers

The Wilson VH1150 Macro Hardness Tester is the ultimate macro-Vickers hardness tester. Boasting a unique load range of 300gf – 50kgf, enjoy its user-friendly operation with automatic load selection and a seamlessly integrated motorized turret in a fully automatic test cycle. Use its Smart-UI touchscreen controls or opt for a high-resolution camera for easy hardness tests through DiaMet software.

Wilson VH1150 Benefits

  • Segment leading load range – 0.3 – 50 kgf over ten individual load steps
  • High quality optical system for unparalleled image quality
Easy to Use
  • Integrated, motorized turret for a completely automatic test cycle
  • Menu-controlled automatic load selection eliminates the need for a load selector knob
Dynamic Software Options
  • Complete your system with optional DiaMet automation software

Diamet® Hardness Testing Software

Enhance sample throughput while ensuring consistency with minimal complexity through our DiaMet 2.0 software system.
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DiaMet - Automated


By prioritizing swift and simple operation for all users, DiaMet software can utilize high automation, ensuring flexibility for the future.

DiaMet - Fast


Achieving auto-focus and auto-measurement in 5 seconds or less, deliver the fastest test cycle for precise and efficient results.

DiaMet - Safe


Emphasize machine safety with collision-resistant indenters and objectives, ensuring safety meets flexibility.

DiaMet - Versatile


Optimized for Vickers, Knoop, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Brinell, and K1c fracture as per ISO and ASTM standards.


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Features Description
Hardness scales HV
Main-load 0.3 – 0.5 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 10 – 20 – 30 – 50kgf
Objectives 10x and 20x Long Working Distance
Sample Support Flat anvil (19mm pin) & Analog XY Stage
Vh1150 with DiaMet® Automation Software
Part # Description
W1151D31 DiaMet Basic: Manual (Analog)
W1151D33 DiaMet Basic: Manual (Digital)
W1151D35 DiaMet Semi Auto
W1151D37 DiaMet Full Auto
W1151D45 DiaMet Enterprise
Features Description
Automation included
DiaMet Basic: Manual (Analog) Camera only
DiaMet Basic: Manual (Digital) Camera, Digital Stage Readout
DiaMet Semi Auto Camera, Motorized 100 x 100mm Stage
DiaMet Full Auto Camera, Motorized 100 x 100mm Stage, Auto-Focus
DiaMet Enterprise Camera, Motorized 100 x 100mm Stage, Auto-Focus


Wilson VH1150 Specifications
Scales HV
Test Load range 300gf - 50kgf
Test load steps 0.3 – 0.5 – 1 – 2 - 3 -5 – 10 – 20 – 30 – 50kgf
Test Load Accuracy ±1.5% < 200g, ±1% > 200g
Force Application Motor controlled dead weight
Dwell Time 1 - 99 seconds
Standard Compliance ASTM E384 & E92; ISO 6507
Turret Motorized 5- position turret
Objectives 10x, 20x LWD standard
5x, 40x, 50x & 100x LWD optional
Eyepiece Digital, resoltion 0.01µm @200x
Light Source LED
Operating Temperature 50 - 100°F [10 - 38°C]
Humidity 10 - 90% non-condensing
Power 65W - 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz

Consumables and Accessories

Available in a wide range that set the standard for industry
Browse our selection of ISO & ASTM Certified Indenters
Find sample support that’s right for your application
Limit outside vibrations and ensure your specimen remains motionless during testing

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