In the field of industrial quality control, the impact test is a widely used test method with which to quickly and easily determine characteristics for a material or component analysis.
The WP 400 experimental unit is a solid-pendulum impact tester based on DIN EN ISO 148-1, designed for the Charpy notched-bar impact test. The clean layout and simple operation mean the experimental sequence can be observed in all details and phases.
In the experiment, the hammer attached to a pendulum arm describes an arc. At the lowest point of the hammer path, the hammer transfers part of its kinetic energy to the notched specimen. The specimen is either destroyed or bent by the impact and pushed between the supports.
The notched-bar impact work required to deform the specimen is read directly off a large scale. By using the WP 400.20 system for data acquisition, the measured values can be transferred to a PC where they can by analysed with the software.
In order to vary the output energy, the mass of the hammer can be changed by adding or removing weights.
A brake reduces the residual energy of the hammer on each swing until it reaches zero.
The required protective cover for the operating area allows the experiments to be conducted safely and is available as accessory WP 400.50. The hammer is triggered with two hands for safer operation.
The experimental results allow quality control and an analysis of the fracture behaviour of different metallic materials. Non-metallic specimens can also be used. Specimens with different notch geometries, in different materials and specimen dimensions are included in the scope of delivery.