To test hardness of any solid sample up to 300 or alternatively 500 N (Newton) the PTB 111E is designed. The PTB 111E is equipped with a COM port for data transfer and a Pinter port to record the results. The test result is immediately displayed at the LED display of the unit. It offers load cell adjustment and 3-point calibration menus. The instrument meets the latest requirements of the EP <2.9.8> and USP <1217> monographs.