Test Method - Hardness Tests


Our portfolio includes the Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell testing methods for determining the hardness of metallic connection elements in line with current standards. In addition, the laboratory tests the depth of the case hardness on products such as tapping screws and self-tapping screws.

Thanks to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, simultaneous testing is also possible — after all, speed is of the essence in the event of damage as well as in product development.

Standardised hardness testing for metals, in line with:

  • DIN EN ISO 6506-1
  • DIN EN ISO 6507-1
  • DIN EN ISO 6508-1
  • DIN EN ISO 2639
  • DIN EN ISO 2702
  • DIN 7500


Plastics and rubber are tested for their hardness in an air-conditioned room at a constant temperature and humidity. We offer standardised testing using the Shore A and Shore B methods for elastomers or thermoplastic elastomers depending on their hardness. For very small specimen dimensions, we use the standardised IRHD micro hardness test (method M). We are even able to test components with a minimum material thickness of 0.5mm by using the Micro Shore a method.

Standardised hardness testing for plastics, in line with:

  • DIN ISO 7619-1
  • DIN EN ISO 868
  • DIN ISO 48