HDT VICAT Testers

The Instron HV Series of HDT Vicat testing machines bring you an enhanced user experience and outstanding productivity. Our HDT and Vicat testers with Bluehill® HV Software make materials testing SIMPLER, SMARTER, SAFER.

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HV Series Family


SIMPLER
HDT Vicat Testing Made Fast and Effortless


HV Series SIMPLER
Ergonomic HDT and Vicat Testing Machines
The testing stations are safe and easy to raise and lower thanks a smooth lifting mechanism and ergonomic handles.

Intuitive Weight Application
The intuitive design of the weights eliminates the risk of selection mistakes. The weights are stackable, enabling the user to handle them with confidence. A wide range of stress values can be achieved with no additional tools needed.

Touch Screen Interface
HDT and Vicat tests setup and data export are quick and easy to perform thanks to a user friendly touch screen that can be operated without a computer. TThe pre-formatted templates enable you to run a test in a few simple touches.

Effortless Workflows
The optional Bluehill HV Software enhances the ease of use. The user can run tests, edit methods, analyze results or configure the system with a few clicks. The user-friendly software allows you to run tests with minimal effort increasing your laboratory efficiency and throughput.



SMARTER
Integrated Innovations for Efficient HDT Vicat Tests


Oil degradation control
The system constantly monitors the oil, alerts when the bath level is out of range and reports when oil degradation, that could adversely affect test results, has occurred. This feature helps reduce the risk of running invalid test and increases productivity.

Efficient Cooling
The HV Series is designed for superior cooling efficiency, rapidly returning the oil to the starting temperature after a test run. This allows you to begin the next test with minimal wait time and reduces water consumption costs.

Advanced Electronic Technology
The advanced electronics on the HV Series automatically zero the position of the LVDT measuring sensors before starting a test, reducing test time and human errors.

Small Footprint
The HV Series compact design helps maximize valuable laboratory space resulting in enhanced testing efficiency.

Superior Results and Repeatability
Our factory trained engineers provide comprehensive verifications, checking the dimensions of critical components and temperature behavior, to assure results are accurate and repeatable.
HV Series SMARTER

SAFER
Safe HDT Vicat Testing, High Throughput


HV Series SAFER
Protection of the Test Area
The full shield on the HV6X model restricts access during test execution, protecting the user from moving parts. It is the ideal solution for open access workplaces, where many testing instruments are simultaneously in use and a risk of test interruption exists.

Secured Test Access
Bluehill HV Software secures the test methods, preventing inadvertent changes, to ensure repeatability and standards compliance, over multiple shifts and numerous operators. The software suite allows for creation of specific user profiles based on the operator's level of expertise.

Maximum Temperature Control
The HV Series has a built-in temperature control system which limits the maximum temperature allowed for the oil bath. This helps conform to the specifications of each oil type, and prevents improper temperature settings that can generate dangerous fumes and inaccurate test results.

Effective Training Program
Instron engineers offer comprehensive on-site training courses to minimize operator's exposure to risk, improve efficiency, optimize the system's capabilities and to support the laboratory's health and safety policies to enhance the ownership experience.



How to Set Up a HDT Vicat Tester Quickly and Effortlessly





HV Series Models

HDT Test : ISO 75, ASTM D648 | Vicat Test: ISO 306, ASTM D1525


HV3S Video
HV3S
HV6M Video
HV6M
HV6X Video
HV6X
Station modularity (includes two)
Up to six stations can be added based on the model.
Temperature probe each station
Automatic stations movement

Automatic weights application

LVDT
Resolution 0.001mm/0.00004in
LVDT stroke 15 mm
Touch screen interface
Methods and Results stored
Data Export (LAN or USB)
Full enclosure

Software control
Oil level control
Oil degradation control
Oil type control
Programmed maintenance warning

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