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Impact Test

 

The impact tester has gained wide acceptance in testing the impact resistence of many types of coatings and substrates.

A light duty impact tester is perfect for use with materials that have the ability to be damaged by small impact forces. An impact test can show results in a short period of time so that products can be adjusted for long term durability.

A heavy duty impact tester tests the impact resistance of coatings from paints to varnishes to tough plated, plastic or laminated coatings. The substrate tested with this impact tester can be more rigid than the light duty impact tester. The extra heavy duty impact tester (SPI Modified Impact Tester) is also available for evaluating extrmemly rigid sheets of PVC and similar types of materials.  


An impact tester offers the following details.

1. a solid base with a guide tube support
2. a slot in the guide tube to direct the weight that slides inside the guide tube
3. a collar that fits on the tube that helps the user slide the tube weight to the accurate height.
4. graduated marks along the side of the slot to facilitate readings
5. a variety of dies, punches and weights to allow you meet ASTM specific test methods for testing impact resistance

 

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