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Pendulum Impact Tester 8 Joule

Pendulum Impact Tester 8 Joule

The compact, table mounted Impact tester operates with a pendulum-hammer principle. Testing is controlled from the computer. During testing, the angular-velocity/angular-movement curve is generated and displayed on the monitor. The computer converts the velocity of the hammer-head, just before and after hitting the sample, to kinetic energy. By using this unique principle, the actual kinetic energy absorbed by the sample is measured, enabling very precise recording of impact-energy. A further advantage is that there is no need for calibration of the equipment.v

The Pendulum Imact Tester offers a unique solution for generating, filing and displaying quality data. It is built around an instrumented impact tester and offers a fast and effective way of generating and presenting data for quality reports for products such as plastics and fibre-cement boards. It comes with Tram-QA, a Windows-based QA-software, which offers a data filing and retrieving system providing instant access to reports on previously tested specimens. It is ideally suited to quality assurance and process control as well as research and development. It can easily be set-up for relevant national standards.

The machine can be supplied with several set of supports for different sample sizes, and with several sizes of hammer-head for different impact energies. The supports are designed to ensure parallel contact between the edge of the hammer and the surface of the sample, even for a warped sample. The pendulum is then manually moved to the start position. When released, the hammer swings down on the sample.

Like others in the range of Tram Testers, the Pendulum Impact Tester offers an easy-to-use environment, and the possibility to create instant product-quality reports.

Supply VoltageVia computer control system.
Control systemPC with MS Windows - and USB connection.
Impact energy8 Nm
Impact energy resolution0.001 Nm

The test machine is based on stiff frame construction, with an anglular/velocity sensor connected to the impact-hammer.The addition of TRAM-QA Quality Assurance software for Windows makes the system a powerful "automatic machine" for generating, filing and displaying quality data from impact testing. The software is simple to use and the operator will grow familiar with the test machine after a very short time, even if he has no experience in operating a computer. The software can be supplied in national languages if required.

The unique principle of recording the kinetic energy of the hammer during the testing gives a “picture” of the energy absorbed during the different stages of the fracture. This feature is ideal for research and development of composite materials. At the same time the impact energy is calculated according to standards. The software even include a calibration procedure.

The equipment offers a great opportunity to improve quality management through instantaneous data generation. In spite of the highly advanced automatic testing procedure, operation is easy.

Due to the modular design of the software, a customized system can also be supplied.

Please contact Bent Tram A/S or your local distributor for additional information.

See also:
TramQA Import/Export module