The CB500 mechanical tester from Nanovea is capable of scratch, hardness and wear testing across Nano or Micro load ranges all on one compact desktop tool. All test modes utilise true closed loop feedback load control from independent load and depth sensors giving unmatched accuracy and repeatability. 

This mechanical tester is a compact benchtop tool with a 100 x 50mm stage for labs where space is limited but quality of testing is still very important.

Nanovea Inc are based in Irvine, a tech hub of Southern California. They have been redefining standards in quality control and materials development internationally for over a decade. Nanovea’s instruments can be found in renowned education and industrial organisations around the world.

Nanovea CB500 Mechanical Tester

Key Features

  • Nano OR Micro scratch, indentation and wear testing all on one tool up to 400N max with quick easy transition between test modes
  • High resolution compressive load cell and closed loop feedback control with independent load and depth sensors
  • Compact design with 100mm x 50mm stage, table top-antivibration and isolation chamber
  • Technology allowing high accuracy testing of soft samples, higher speed testing and mapping
  • Video microscope for high resolution imaging of sample
  • Modular environmental options such as high temperature, low temperature, humidity and liquid

Testing Solutions

The CB500 mechanical tester has a wide range of testing capabilities all with high accuracy and repeatability.


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Nano or Micro

The CB500 is configured during the build for Nano or Micro testing.


Technical Specification

Base Specifications
X-Y Stage Travel 100mm x 50mm
XY Lateral Resolution 0.1µm
Z Motorized Approach 50mm
Test Modules
Nano Module Specification Micro Module
Indentation, scratch, wear & friction Modes of Testing Indentation, scratch, wear & friction
80 | 400 | 1800 | 4800mN Load Range 20 | 40 | 200 |400N
250 | 1500µm Depth Range 1mm
40 | 400 | 1800mN Friction Range 20 | 200N
150-400kHz Acoustic Emission Frequencies 150 – 400kHz
0.1 to 100Hz DMA/CSM Frequencies N/A
5 minutes for 100 indents Fastmap 12 minutes for 100 indents
275° | 450°C High Temperature 275° | 450° | 600°C
Down to -10°C | <-40°C Low Temperature Down to -10°C | <-40°C
5% to Dew Point Humidity 5% to Dew Point
Yes Liquid Yes
Values separated by | indicate different build options.

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