Revolutionising Material Testing with Nano-Mechanical Innovation

In the realm of conventional material testing, universal test machines and hardness testers have long been the go-to tools for measuring the strength and mechanical properties of metallic and non-metallic materials. Tensile and compression testing methods, as well as indentation-based hardness measurements, have been the standard techniques employed in this field.

However, as industries evolve and push the boundaries of material applications, a new breed of components has emerged. From jet turbine blades to artificial joints and medical devices, these cutting-edge parts incorporate thin coatings that enhance their resistance to high temperatures and mechanical wear. Consequently, the testing of these innovative films necessitates an entirely different approach, one that demands machines offering nano-mechanical and nano-tribological capabilities.

Enter Hylec Controls, a pioneer in material testing technology. Our state-of-the-art machines empower researchers and engineers with a comprehensive suite of nano-testing methods. With our advanced equipment, you can perform static and dynamic nano-indentation, nano-impacting fatigue, nano-scratch, nano-wear, and nano-fretting tests. These tests cater to a wide range of applications, including metals, hard-coatings, ceramics, composite materials, micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), thin films, and polymers.

Our machines are engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, operating efficiently in environments ranging from -40°C to 1000°C. They are designed to accommodate liquid immersion, reduced oxygen and purged conditions, control humidity levels, and even vacuum environments. With load capacities ranging from 3nN to 500mN, our machines offer precise displacement resolution as low as .002Nm and exceptional positioning accuracy of 0.4Mm.

By utilising our cutting-edge equipment, you can now conduct testing and development of new films and materials directly in your laboratory. Gone are the days of relying solely on expensive and time-consuming field testing. Our machines bring material testing to the atomic level, bridging the gap between traditional universal test machines and hardness testers. While our machines may come with a higher price tag, their value is easily justified by the substantial savings in cost and time associated with new product development. Moreover, they greatly enhance our understanding of novel materials.

At Hylec Controls, we understand the importance of providing personalised assistance to our customers. We encourage you to reach out to our team of expert engineers, who can guide you through the digital nano test machine options suitable for your specific laboratory needs. To inquire or discuss further, simply email

Experience the future of material testing with Hylec Controls and unlock a world of possibilities for your research and development endeavours.

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