Microhardness Measuring System

The catalog describes the FischerscopeR H100C measuring system for measuring microhardness and evaluating material properties.

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The catalog describes the FischerscopeR H100C measuring system for measuring microhardness and evaluating material properties. It details the measuring process, the device's measuring head, control and evaluation unit, and different models along with its WIN-HCUR software and various applications.

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