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Advanced Pendulum Impact System

The Pendulum Tester uses microprocessor technology to determine the energy required to break or rupture specimens in plastic or ceramics. The apparatus can test Izod , Charpy or Tension Impact , as well as carry out small diameter pipe testing and component Impact & Puncture tests




The Pendulum Impact Tester utilises advanced microprocessor technology to determine the energy required to break or rupture specimens such as plastics, composites, ceramics and nonferrous metals to International testing methods for Izod, Charpy and Tension Impact Testing. Along with Pipe Testing, Component Testing and Puncture Impact testing the Ray-Ran Universal Pendulum Impact Tester should more than meet all your testing requirements.

Built with operator simplicity in mind, its ease of operation and high accuracy makes it ideal for product development and quality control within production, research and development labs and teaching institutions. The apparatus is extremely versatile. Impact velocities are variable from 1.5 m/s up to 3.8 m/s and combined with highly accurate variable weight hammers which are electronically released by a solenoid, impact energy ranges up to 50 Joules can be reached.

At start of each batch of tests, a simple calibration of the apparatus is conducted for bearing resistance and windage and after each test sample has been tested, the results are displayed on the LCD giving the Impact energy in KJ/Mand KJ/M². Batch statistics of mean, standard deviation and co-efficient of variation are automatically updated after each test and results are shown in graphical and tabular format for analysis when downloaded to the supplied Techni-Test PC software. For quality control purposes High and Low limits can be defined when test results are downloaded showing the user instantly if the material is a pass or fail.

Testing methods available:

Izod Test
Notched or Un-notched specimens can be tested using the Izod method. Complies to International Test Standards ASTM D256, ASTM D4812 and ISO 180. Impact hammer energies are available from 0.5 J up to 25 J

Charpy Test
Complies to International Test Standards ISO 179, ASTM D256, ASTM D6110, DIN 53453, DIN 53753, and BS 7413. Impact hammer energies are available from 0.5 J up to 50 J

Tension Impact
Complies to International Test Standard ISO 8256 Method A. Impact hammer energies are available from 0.5 J up to 50 J.

Pipe Testing
Sample diameter up to 25 mm can be tested with hammer energies of 7.5 – 15 J. The test specimen is supported as a horizontal beam similar to Charpy tests conditions and complies to International Test Standards ISO 7628 and ISO 9854.

Component Test
The component test examines the influences of both the design and the manufacturing processes of a component by measuring the impact energy in Joules, required to break a complete or part of a section of a finished component. If a component has a critical cross-sectional area that needs to be tested, then by entering this area into the microprocessor the energy in KJ/M² can be obtained. The apparatus is supplied as standard with Ray-Ran’s Techni-Test Windows based PC software. Test results can be printed directly from the Techni-Test software or can be saved and exported as .CSV files which can be opened with Microsoft Excel.

Optional Ancillaries:
Izod Vice
Charpy Rest
Tension Impact Rest (Specimen in bed method)
Puncture Impact Fixture
Pipe Rest
Component fixture to customer requirements
Variable weight impact hammers up to 50 Joules
Thermal printer
Full safety enclosure
Low temperature chamber

Weight:  110 kg

Dimensions:  630x500x760 mm (WxDxH)

Power:  110-240VAC, 50-60hz

Display:  160 x 128 dots graphic LCD module with alphanumeric keypad

Features & Benefits

Advanced dedicated microprocessor control

Touch membrane Alpha / Numeric keypad

Easy to read liquid crystal display

Sequence logic menu auto prompt selection

Mini USB

Ethernet Interface connector for LAN Networking

Self-calibration procedure for wind and bearing resistance

High resolution positional encoder

Variable pendulum velocity up to 3.8 m/s

Hammer energies up to 50 Joules Results in KJ/M and KJ/M²

Izod, Charpy, Tension, Component, Pipe and Puncture testing

Electronic levelling device

Safety guard

Solenoid pendulum release with audible pre-warning

Tabular and graphical statistical analysis

Techni-Test PC software

Product User Manual

CE declaration certificate

Traceable Calibration Certificate