High Capacity Tensile Impact Testing
When approached by a customer for a tensile impact test of metal parts we recommended a 9450 with optional High energy system. We developed a custom fixture with integrated 30kN load cell, dedicated tup for high rate tensile impact tests DAS and Bluehill IMPACT software.
Samples were manufactured specifically for the vice and were either 130x65mm or 80x40mm in geometry and 0.5mm thick. The 9450 provides test velocities up to 24m/s and allows the investigation of the tensile properties at high rates.
Sample tests showed failure loads in the region of 20kN at 6m/s. The fixture could also be utilized for testing composite materials and large plastic specimens.
The 9450 is well suited for helping customers determine the performance characteristics of their materials when subjected to an impact event. The information gathered by doing instrumented impact testing can be used to provide the customer with a data baseline whereby they can determine how changes made in the mix of raw materials will perform in real life situations. A broader range of testing could be accomplished with the inclusion of an environmental chamber to study impact characteristics at different temperatures as well as using different fixtures and inserts to simulate other unsupported spans and impact events.
Instron Drop Towers are used to develop, fine tune, and validate material models. Testing materials under real impact conditions is a crucial step prior of product design. Using the characterization data obtained with the Instron 9400, coupled with customer supplied high-speed video, you can have confidence in your results and deliver new materials to your customers faster. Our Drop Tower impact systems, fixtures, and tups are designed to meet a wide range of applications and testing standards including: ISO, ASTM, ANSI, Airbus, Boeing, BSI, DIN, EN, FDA, Ford, GM, JIS, NASA, GOST, and more.
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Bluehill® Impact is built from the ground up for touch interaction. The Operator Dashboard features large touchpoints to make the user experience simpler and smarter. Easy-to-understand icons and workflows make it easy to train new or experienced users, simplify operator training, and allow you to start testing even faster than ever before
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