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Mechanical Surface Testing Platforms:
Step

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Model:
  • One measuring head (MCT³) can be mounted
  • Motorized X (75 mm), Y (75 mm) and Z (30 mm) stages
  • Various microscope configuration choices

Step platforms are the basis for Anton Paar’s mechanical surface measuring heads and are the most versatile on the market. With these platforms you can conduct up to four testing methods on a single platform: scratch, indentation, Vickers hardness, and basic tribology. Take advantage of the improved sample navigation features while retaining the high positioning accuracy (<1 µm) over a great length. Customized synthetic granite ensures enhanced vibration damping. Tailor-made glove box / vacuum / humidity chamber platforms are available on request. 

Key features

The most versatile surface testing platform on the market

The most versatile surface testing platform on the market

Revolutionize your testing capabilities with an all-in-one platform! Combine scratch, instrumented indentation, automatic conventional hardness, and tribology testing over a wide force range. Save time by transitioning from one method to another with zero setup adjustments. Whether you buy a single head or a full all-in-one setup, our Step platform solution keeps the door open for a future upgrade.

Navigate two times faster

Navigate two times faster

Go twice as fast when it comes to sample visualization thanks to the unique features of the dual view microscope: continuous zoom with a remarkable magnification range (20x to 10000x) and seamless transition from a panoramic surface overview to maximum magnification.

Help when you need it

Help when you need it

Whether it's technical, after-sales, or application support you need, we have 37 subsidiaries around the globe ready to help wherever you are. We’re confident in the high quality of our instruments. That’s why we provide a full 3-year warranty.

Reduce costs via automation

Reduce costs via automation

We can help you integrate your Step platform into the QC area of your production plant for automatic sample handling, loading, and testing. This reduces costs and increases measurement throughput.

Reduce effort, save time

Reduce effort, save time

You can mount differently sized samples on the instrument and measure them directly off the production line. Unlock bespoke solutions designed specifically for your sample holding needs, available upon request.

Anton Paar Certified Service

The Anton Paar quality in service and support:
  • More than 350 manufacturer-certified technical experts worldwide
  • Qualified support in your local language
  • Protection for your investment throughout its lifecycle
  • 3-year warranty
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Accessories

Accessories

Accessories

Accessories

Not all items are purchasable online in specific countries.

To find out if you can purchase online from your location, check the online availability below.

Accessory for Scratch Testers:
Friction Module 

Compatible with:
Step 101 | 301 | 501 | 701
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Product details
  • Material’s frictional behavior assessment
  • Complementary tool in the assessment of adhesion failures
  • Combines scratch and tribology testing

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Accessory for Step Platforms:
Heating module 

Compatible with:
Step 101 | 301 | 501 | 701
Online price only | excl.incl. 0VAT
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Product details
  • Excellent thermal stability with testing temperatures up to 450 °C
  • Correlation of surface mechanical properties with temperature
  • Installation directly on the Step platform

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Accessory for Step Platforms:
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) 

Compatible with:
Step 101 | 301 | 501 | 701
Online price only | excl.incl. 0VAT
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Product details
  • Versatile AFM solution for various scientific and industrial applications
  • Imaging and analysis capabilities offering nanoscale surface information
  • Non-destructive interaction with samples

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