Falling Dart Impact Testers - Impact Drop Towers

Falling dart impact testing & drop tower testing help you improve and maintain the quality of your product or products through impact and sample testing.

By free falling a dart from a certain drop height, you can test the impact resistance/toughness of plastic films, laminates and paper.

Impact resistance of materials is a critical property for many applications and industries with the test results aiding the improvement of product development and research.

For a specific instrument datasheet, features and specifications, please look at the model listings below. If you have any questions or queries or need a quotation, then please contact our sales team.

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Falling Dart Impact Testers

A Falling Dart Impact Tester (FDIT) is used to test the impact strength of packaging & building materials such as plastic film, sheets, and laminated packaging. This test uses variously weighted darts to measure the failure point of a test specimen. This test method is highly accurate & repeatable and is ideal for quality control and packaging manufacturers.

By testing your packaging materials with an FDIT you can improve the quality of sheets, films, and laminates. This leads to fewer failures, waste production and costs. All of our test equipment is customisable and can be made to meet whatever conditions you want to throw at your materials.

Benefits of Falling Dart Impact Testers:

  • Determine the impact strength of your material such as plastics.
  • Ascertain pass/fail
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile range of darts & weights to simulate a large range of force properties
  • Highly accurate readings and results

Leading Falling Dart Impact Testers

Our range of our very own FDITs, as well as those from Oakland Instruments, are incredibly accurate and versatile. We can calibrate and service existing testers as well as supply you with spare parts and the latest advancements in impact testing. Whether you want a precision load cell, velocity meter, or drop heights between 30mm and 2m, we have the perfect FDIT for your testing needs.

We have Falling Dart Impact Testers that conform to the following standards (test methods).

Impact Drop Tower – Drop Weight Tester

Primarily for the impact testing of plastic pipes, it has many applications and conforms to the requirements of the following standards:

ISO 3127 Round-the-clock method

EN 744, Round-the-clock method

EN 1411 Staircase method

ASTM D2444 A B & C impact strikers

ISO 11173,  DIN 11173, IEC 61386-24, IEC 61386-1, IEC 60794-1-21, DIN BS UNE EN 60794-1-21,  DIN BS UNE-EN 61386-1, DIN BS UNE-EN 61386-24,

BS 2782 – Methods of testing plastics.

Our Impact Drop Tower – Drop Weight Testers feature touch screen control/display and a motorised hammer lifting and cover drop heights from 0 to 3000mm with a maximum drop energy of 300 Joules.

AML Instruments – Tried and Trusted

AML Instruments are industry leaders in test equipment and instrumentation. We have spent 40 years sourcing, calibrating, and providing the very best in testing and calibration. Our team is on hand to offer expertise and advice when it comes to selecting the right product and providing you with helpful advice and support.

We are more than happy to discuss the various FDIT models, to ensure you choose the correct one for your business.

We pride ourselves on our customer service and competitive pricing. For more information contact us or click on the Ask a Question button.

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