Dynatup Impulse Data Acquisition for Impact Testing Machines
Engineered product designs requiring extensive data to determine material behavior at the point of impact in a Charpy Impact test can be obtained using Instron Dynatup® Impulse™ software and hardware. This data is useful when evaluating the type of failure and the dynamic response of the material. Both Instron systems: SI Series Pendulum Impact Testers & MPX Motorized Pendulum Impact Testers can be configured for this PC-based data acquisition and analysis system.
As an option for new impact machine systems, the Dynatup Impulse system includes fully integrated electronics, hardware and the Impulse software package to provide high-speed data acquisition, analysis and enhanced reporting capabilities. The standard Charpy striker would be replaced with an instrumented striker. A 2-Channel Transducer Support Data Acquisition PC card provides for a simultaneous sampling rate of 4.1 MHz per channel. This card is acceptable for tests that are less than 4 ms.
Existing Instron® impact test systems can be retrofitted to add Impulse to increase productivity by creating test and measurement solutions through data acquisition, analysis and visualization.
The Instron® MPX Series of motorized pendulum impact testers are preferred for metals impact testing to Charpy and Izod standards.
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