Scratch Testers with integrated 3D Profilometers from Rtec-Instruments are designed for determining scratch resistance, coating adhesion, and mar resistance in research, development and industrial quality control. Integrated 3D Imaging
The 3D Inline Profilometer measures depth, roughness, crack, and more. It offers sub-nanometer performance.
Mix and match module as per requirement
Easy to add new modules in future
Nano to macro range Closed Loop Force Control
Closed loop force control helps to guarantee reproducible scratches.
Perform many ISO, ASTM, DIN tests
Incorporate modules any time
Interchangeable Modules on Same Platform
This offers the flexibility to perform scratch at any range on the same platform. Easily swap the heads with Rtec-Instruments’ rapid exchange mechanism.
Nano Scratch NS100
Coating thickness < 1000 nm
Max Down Force 1000 mN
Micro Scratch MS100
Coating Thickness < 5 µm
Max Down Force 50 N
Macro Scratch HS100
Coating Thickness > 5 µm
Max Down Force 200 N Inline Imaging
The sample automatically moves under the optical profilometer and develops a 3D stitched image. The optical profilometer is specially enhanced for scratch test. The head allows measurement of steep scratch slopes, transparent coatings (glass etc.) and measure volume wear, roughness, method of failure etc. with sub-nm resolution.
Sigma - 3D
White Light Interferometer
Microscope - 2D
Lambda - 3D
Confocal + White Light Interferometer
AFM - 3D
The platform offers a broad variety and range of sensors including: acoustic emission, electrical contact resistance, capacitance displacement sensors, potentiostat and more.
Temperature, humidity, and more.
Determination of Coating Adhesion, Scratch Resistance, and Mar Resistance - 3D Scratch Tester
Scratch setup with Profiler
Scratch Setup with Rockwell TIP
Scratch with Cutting Tool
Cross Section Profile - Picture 1
Cross Section Profile - Picture 2
Friction, Wear, Coating Failures Data Correlation