Instron 9440 and 9450 follow the ASTM D2444 standards for falling weight impact resistance of thermoplastic pipes and fittings.
For materials made of PPS and recycled carbon fiber, use a CEAST 9050 Impactor to perform Izod impact tests in compliance with ASTM D256.
With the high versatility of plastics, they have become the most used material in the world and require stronger standard for its mechanical and chemical properties.
A CEAST 9050 can find a plastic's resistance to damage from the pendulum tester, a hammer arm, and a three point bend configuration.
ElectroPuls Test Instruments measure impulse and fatigue of athletic footwear in accordance with ASTM F1614, as well as testing other properties of the shoe.
A CEAST 9050 Pendulum machine with impact hammers can test a plastic's resistance to breaking in a bend, following ISO 179-2 for charpy and impact properties.
Tests can be performed to determine the impact resistance of composite materials on outer and inner layers of boats used in the nautical industry.
The impact drop tower 9450 is able to test how helmets reacts to shocks from impacts by simulating force and other impacts that can happen.
ISO 179-1 gives methods for uninstrumented determination of charpy impact properties and the energy needed to break a plastic specimen.
Following ASTM D7192, thin, non-rigid plastic film can be tested with various multi-axial conditions and impact velocities with a 9400 Series machine.
With a swinging pendulum, a tensile impact test investigates high quality PVC playing cards in simulated playing conditions to prevent easy degradation.
Among popular shooting sports, shotgun events use shells containing plastic wadding that needs to be impact testing to ensure proper reactions.
The 9450 machine with a high energy system can tensile impact test at high capacity to determine how materials will act when faced with a real impact event.