CEAST 9310 Drop Tower Impact System
The 9310 Drop Tower System is used for the study of impact on films and laminates using the guided falling weight technique. This system can be equipped with instrumented strikers DAS 64K, as well as a wide range of darts that are available to test to standards including ISO, ASTM, BS, NF.
The 9310 offers a maximum impact energy of 20.4 J (15.1 ft-lbs), a maximum impact speed of 3.7 m/s (12.1 ft/s), and a maximum falling height of 0.7 m (27.5 inches). This bench-type tester can be used with non-instrumented strikers for statistical control of materials impact resistance, as well as with instrumented tups and CEAST DAS 64K Data Acquisition Systems. The falling crosshead is guided by twin calibrated steel columns and the impact energy is released directly through the specimen and its support system, giving maximum structural strength and minimum dynamic interference. The 9310 offers a specially designed clamping arrangement that allows both films and rigid sheets to be tested with the same fixture by easily reversing the clamping plates. Tups are available in different geometries in both instrumented and non-instrumented mode. The Standard machine can be equipped with the anti rebound system to allow for single impact or rebound tests.
Designed and built to meet the following standards:
- ISO 6603-1
- ISO 6603-2
- ISO 7765-2
- ASTM D3763
- ASTM D5628 Method FD
- ASTM D7192
- and other equivalent standards
Impact resistance is one of the most important properties for component designers to consider, as well as the most difficult to quantify. Impact resistance is a critical measure of service life and more importantly these days, it involves the perplexing problem of product safety and liability. With the combined experience of Dynatup® and CEAST, Instron® has more than 80 years experience in designing impact testing systems to simulate real-life impact conditions.
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The new CEAST DAS 64K is a state-of-the-art Data Acquisition System designed for impact testing instruments. Compatible with the full range of CEAST impact testing systems, including pendulum type machines (CEAST 9000 Series) and drop towers (CEAST 9300 Series), it’s the key for instrumented impact testing. The DAS 64K also enables the data collection from instrumented tups or hammers on older models and non-CEAST impact machines.
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