nanoindentation hardness tester / for the pharmaceutical industry / for the food industry / for the cosmetics industry



  • Tested parameter:

    for nanoindentation hardness

  • Applications:

    for the pharmaceutical industry, for the food industry, for the cosmetics industry, for environmental analysis

  • Configuration:



Nanoindentation tester: NHT³
The most versatile and user-friendly nanoindenter on the market
The NHT³ nanoindentation tester is designed for measuring hardness, elastic modulus, creep, and other surface properties from the nanometer to the micrometer scale. Its force range from 0.1 mN to 500 mN provides maximum versatility. With the unique top surface referencing technique, an instrumented indentation measurement can be made immediately without waiting for thermal stabilization. The “Quick Matrix” indentation mode allows high throughput (up to 600 measurements per hour).

Key Features
Straightforward nanoindentation measurements
With Anton Paar’s intuitive software you can easily define and analyze each type of instrumented indentation measurement, from standard to highly advanced methods. The integrated microscope offers a very large magnification range so you can observe the sample’s surface and allows you to directly define the measuring position. Moreover, the indenter is fully protected from collision by the reference ring and the exchange of a measuring tip can be done in less than 2 minutes.

High accuracy and short time to measure
The unique design of the instrument integrates a top surface reference ring that follows the sample’s surface throughout the indentation measurement. This means the indentation depth is always directly measured with respect to the current surface position. Anton Paar’s nanoindentation tester is the only instrument with this unique feature, meaning NHT³ delivers accurate results and not error-prone software corrections.