Pendulum Charpy/Izod Impact Testing is a high strain-rate test to determine the amount of energy absorbed by a material during fracture.The Impact tester involves a pendulum of known mass and length which is dropped from a known height to strike an Impact Specimen. Impact specimens are of standard or subsize dimensions that can be found in a variety of industry standards including ASTM E23, ASTM A370, EN 10045-1 and ISO 148. Various strikers and specimen vises are available to suit all requirements of Charpy or Izod Testing. Specimens are notched using a broaching machine to specific dimensions and geometries. The energy transferred to the material after impact can be inferred by comparing the change in height of the hammer before and after striking the specimen.
NextGen's Class C provides an economical single column solution for measuring Charpy Pendulum Impact Testing. ISO and ASTM strikers are available along with a variety of protective barriers from half to fully enclosed.
NextGen's Class D is a dual column Charpy Impact Tester providing a higher level of rigidity. With a maximum capacity of 750J, Class D can also include automatic cooling and specimen feeding systems.
NextGen's Class G is an advanced Charpy and Izod Impact tester commonly used in R&D laboratories. Equipped with a servo motor, the Class G can test at any preset angle and includes automatic braking of the pendulum.
NextGen's Class H provides a most durable Charpy Impact Tester with dual column configuration. Fully upgradable and designed for the highest volumes of Charpy testing.
Training and installation is quoted as an optional line item within your quotation. The cost covers the physical training and installation as well as all accommodation and food costs.
Outside of warranty, our standard service hourly rate for on-site visits are $ 216.00 / hour and travel expenses. Remote sessions are free and included with our Life-Time Consultation Benefit.
Most all impact testers come standard with 1-phase, 220V, 50/60Hz power supply requirements. They only require 2 lines (phase line and neutral line). And they are 5A (Amps) to operate.
Some of the larger capacity models are 3-phase 380V systems. Your quality consultants will be sure to confirm the specific power requirements to help meet your facility's needs.
The Impact testing machines offered by NextGen are specifically designed with simplicity in mind. This applies to both maintenance and spare part installation. Should you require any spare parts, they will be readily available and we can send you the spare parts along with clear instructions, allowing you to make the changes and installations yourself.
Normally, our customers order a few extra consumables such as striker knife and anvil to keep on hand. This can be offered to you by request.
NextGen's impact testers vary in level of complexity. For example our Class C and Class D models do not require formal training and installation session. The two classes of impact testers can be comfortably set up and operated by following the operational manual. It is worth noting that remote installation support is always available at no additional charge.
Class G and Class H models are more complex, therefore we suggest either a 3 or a 5 day training and installation procedure. The following is an example of what a 5 day training and installation procedure may look like.
Erect the machine and install the system in full. Then grout the anchor bolts with quick-dry grout. The trusted brand previously used by large manufacturing sectors is called Five Star 100 Grout
The second day is allocated for level adjustment and base grouting.
The third day to assist to impact NIST reference specimens based on customers specific needs.
Both days are dedicated for extensive training and trial tests with the impact testing system.
A 3-5 day training session is sufficient to offer technical knowledge and utter most comfort to the end-users when operating the impact testing equipment.
This would depend on the model. For example, our Class G impact testers require a 0.4~0.8 MPa air connection. These types of details will be indicated on your detailed quotation.
As of recent, we had stopped quoting the computer systems. The main reason is because any computer with Windows 7 or above is compatible with the TestPilot software. It is highly likely that you may already have a computer in-house for this purpose.
Should you require a quotation for a computer system, we will be happy to quote ours.
TestPilot Software is NextGen's advanced and user-friendly software that works with both impact and tensile testing systems. The original data is saved to a MDB (Access) file and it can be exported to EXCEL an RTF format. Most commonly, the end users export the data to EXCEL or .csv file.
Since the recent upgrade, the software allows all data fields to be exported as needed. This allows the test report to be competely customizable.
NOTE: Additional details can be found on NextGen?s Software Manual. You may request it by call or form submission.
Automatic cooling and feeding systems are offered in optional accessories. These systems provide high efficiency and accuracy for your impact testing needs. Typically, we include them in the quotations for your reference.
Class H and G Systems:
Class H and G models offered by NextGen are globally ranked for top reliability. Without exaggeration, prior to dispatch, we run the machine 1000 times. In addition, the mechanical structure is simple, therefore requires minimum repair and maintenance. This means that 99% of all issues can be resolved remotely.
In the extremely rare situation where your trained engineers along with our remote assistance cannot seem to resolve the technical issue, our engineers can make it out within 5-10 business days.
Training of Operators:
We will be parallel training your engineers/operators on how to take care of the unit long-term during the training and installation process. In conjunction with our immediate service and support as well as excellent remote training sessions, this will bring you a peace of mind.