Capitalizing on the cutting edge technology we are able to design and develop optical brinell system for hardness testing. The optical brinell system is similar in design with b-3000(h) model with an additional 'optical device' with 14 x magnification provided in front to project dia of ball impression on glass screen with a micrometer measuring system with 0. 01 mm accuracy. The indenter swivels and projects diameter of ball impression immediately after unloading operation and avoids additional time for measurement of ball impression. This gives real brinell number on production testing.