ecos™ III - Next level efficiency.

The most efficient hardness testing software.

ecos™ III - Next level efficiency.

Our passion for perfecting testing software, which began with ecos Workflow, has reached new heights with the successor ecos­™ III. The new hardness testing software ecos­™ III combines highest efficiency, simple operation and perfect clarity. Inspired by years of experience with ecos Workflow, ecos­™ III  represents a completely new development. The software is already available for selected machines. 

Welcome to the world of ecos­™ III – the world’s most unique hardness testing software on the market! 

Our software is based on the latest AI technology and enables reliable and time-saving evaluation of indents. But what makes ecos­™ III truly unique in the field of hardness testing machines is its ability to seamlessly continue your work even while the machine is still carrying out test jobs. 

I a world in which data acquisition and processing are becoming increasingly complex, ecos­™ III keeps you on top of things. You can summarise test data into orders, for example to document the quality of components over a longer period of time or to structure the test data of groups of people. A multitude of helpful tools enables precise positioning of test points and test series. Thanks to the ability to save recurring test settings as a template and flexibly reuse them, you can increase your efficiency and precision to an unprecedented level.

ecos­™ III – the future of hardness testing software is already a reality with us today. Increase your productivity, save valuable time and experience the revolution in hardness testing. 

What makes our software so special?




Thanks to an intuitive operating structure with simple rules, quick familiarization is no problem. Even complicated and extensive test samples can be defined and placed on the sample with just a few clicks.


With ecos™ III, the overview is the top priority. All test elements are clearly divided into orders and samples. This means that an overview is maintained even with large amounts of data and test reports can be created for multiple samples and trend analyses.


With ecos™ III, you benefit from a sophisticated operating concept in which all processes have been optimized. This reduces operating time by up to 65% and reduces the amount of personnel required for testing.

The work area is divided into three sections:

1. Configure test

The work area is divided into three sections:

Create the elements for your samples, such as test points and test series, in the respective order according to your specifications and place them on the panoramic image. Select the appropriate test specification (e.g. for CHD series), set the necessary parameters such as method, revaluations, test point pattern and limit hardness and place the elements on your samples. 

2. Perform test

Check your test settings such as the standard to be used or the test sequence, change the order of the samples to be tested and start the test. Maintain an overview of the ongoing measurement and correct the evaluation during the measurement if necessary. Thanks to the use of reliable AI-based impression detection, this will only be necessary very rarely.

3. Analyse Results

Summarise the results of one or more samples of an order, create trend analyses, reports or export your data as xlsx or txt files. Design your test reports with the integrated and very easy-to-use Report Designer. 

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Important functions.

Important functions.

Just a quick test?
For simple tasks, there is the uncomplicated "Quick Mode". Define only the required method, optionally revalue and find the appropriate checkpoints. The results are recorded in a clearly organised list and can also be printed or exported.

Improved evaluation of impressions
The newly developed method for analysing hardness impressions is based on artificial intelligence and recognises the impressions even when scratches or dirt cause conventional algorithms to fail. Very good results are achieved even on etched surfaces.

Hardness curves - quick and easy
Select the gradient tool and place any number of test series on your component quickly and precisely with 2 clicks per row. Frequently used settings can be saved as templates, saving additional time and avoiding operating errors. Test point patterns can be easily created in the editor or specified via parameters.

Work with your hardness tester
Efficient work is demonstrated not only by the well thought-out processes that support the user even with complex tasks, but also by the fact that work does not have to be interrupted when the hardness tester is running and processing samples and test series fully automatically. This means that test impressions can be measured manually, results can be analysed and test reports can be created. Another advantage is that new inspection tasks can be defined at the same time and added to the queue of pending inspections.

Extensive template mode
Templates can be easily created for recurring inspection tasks, which can then be loaded at any time. This simplifies and speeds up operation and, above all, effectively prevents operating and setting errors. Templates can be created for entire samples, series and test samples. 

Organisation of the test data 
All test results are grouped into samples. Each sample contains test series and individual hardness impressions. Samples can also be bundled into test orders. This structure enables a clear presentation of the test results for each physical sample that is Test reports can be presented. In addition, orders offer the possibility of creating trend analyses over longer periods of time or consolidating the test data of specific customers or employees. This ensures that you always have a comprehensive overview.

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