Drop Weight Testers up to 230 Joules

Developed in close collaboration with our customers. This allows the HIT230F drop weight tester to satisfy all relevant requirements from the fields of research & development and quality assurance. The HIT230F is available in two versions:

  • HIT230F drop weight tester for plastics
  • HIT230F drop weight tester – pre-damaging fiber composites for CAI tests

 It is not possible to combine the two tests.

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Key Advantages and Features

Plastics

HIT230F drop weight tester for plastics

The HIT230F drop weight tester is ideally equipped for performing multiaxial impact tests on plastics. The range of application includes material characterization of standard specimens in accordance with established research and development and quality assurance standards.

Advantages of the drop weight tester for plastics testing

  • Tests possible over a wide temperature range without installing an expensive temperature chamber in the test frame.
  • The innovative design of the entire force measurement chain leads to a low noise measurement data. This allows a reliable determination of the materials characteristics to be achieved from the force deformation curve.
  • Safety device plus operator-friendly specimen clamping for high specimen throughput.
  • High measured-value acquisition-rate (4 MHz) combined with high (16-bit) resolution.

CAI test

HIT230F drop weight tester for plastics

The HIT230F drop weight tester is ideally equipped for performing multiaxial impact tests on plastics. The range of application includes material characterization of standard specimens in accordance with established research and development and quality assurance standards.

Advantages of the drop weight tester for plastics testing

  • Tests possible over a wide temperature range without installing an expensive temperature chamber in the test frame.
  • The innovative design of the entire force measurement chain leads to a low noise measurement data. This allows a reliable determination of the materials characteristics to be achieved from the force deformation curve.
  • Safety device plus operator-friendly specimen clamping for high specimen throughput.
  • High measured-value acquisition-rate (4 MHz) combined with high (16-bit) resolution.

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Predamaging of composites

HIT230F drop weight tester - pre-damaging fiber composites for CAI tests

Technical Overview

Applications

The HIT 230F drop weight tester is available in two different versions. It is not possible to combine the two tests. The principal applications are listed below.

  • Multiaxial impact tests to ISO 6603-2, ASTM D3763, ASTM D3029 (Method B) at room temperature and in an extended temperature range
  • Pre-damaging composites plates for the compression after impact (CAI) test to Airbus AITM 1-0010, Boeing 7260, DIN 65561, ASTM D7136 / D7136 M, EN 6038.

Plastics

HIT230F basic instrument for testing plastics

Item No.

048404

Drop height (program-controlled via motor drive)

adjustable from 0.11 to 1

m

Speed range (without acceleration unit)

at 1 m drop height, 4.4

m/s

Speed measurement

before impact via optical measuring device

Energy range

≤ 230

J

Force signal resolution

16

bits

Measured-value rate (force signal)

≤ 4

MHz

Required floor load capacity

20

kN/m2

Leveling feet concentrated load

200

N/cm2

Specimen clamping

pneumatic, with safe two-handed operation

Pressing force for specimen clamping

6 to 9

kN

Compressed air supply

6

bar

Air consumption, approx.

20

l/impact

Required air-supply output-rate

600

l/min

Service unit

mounted on instrument

Dimensions (H x W x D)

2600 x 1000 x 600

mm

Weight

400

kg

Power supply (automatically adjustable)

85 to 132 or 170 to 264

VAC

Power consumption

500

VA

CAI test

HIT230F basic instrument for CAI tests

Item No.

047518

Drop height (program-controlled via motor drive)

adjustable from 0.11 to 1

m

Speed range (without acceleration unit)

at 1 m drop height, 4.4

m/s

Speed measurement

before impact via optical measuring device

Energy range

10 to 120

J

Force signal resolution

16

bits

Measured-value rate (force signal)

≤ 4

MHz

Required floor load capacity

20

kN/m2

Leveling feet concentrated load

200

N/cm2

Specimen clamping

pneumatic, with safe two-handed operation

Pressing force for specimen clamping

6 to 9

kN

Compressed air supply

6

bar

Air consumption, approx.

20

l/impact

Required air-supply output-rate

600

l/min

Service unit

mounted on instrument

Dimensions (H x W x D)

2600 x 1000 x 600

mm

Weight

400

kg

Power supply (automatically adjustable)

85 to 132 or 170 to 264

VAC

Power consumption

500

VA

Specimen Preparation for Plastics

Good testing starts with a good specimen.

Testing solutions for the plastics industry
Standard thermoplastics and thermoset molding specimen are produced by injection or compression molding. Material characteristics are significantly influenced by production parameters such as pressure, temperature, and flow speed. Specimen are taken from slabs and components through mechanical processing such as per ISO 2818.   

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