What use are all those channels?

Imatek System’s standard data acquisition hardware gives you the ability to record the signals from 4 different transducers. An optional upgrade increases that number to 8 channels. And if that is not enough, since V3.4.19 the Impacqt software has had the ability to connect with up to four C3008s, allowing you to record data from no fewer than 32 channels.… Read More

How to specify an impact tester

Impact testers come in different shapes and sizes, corresponding to different capabilities and areas of application: so how do you go about selecting the right one? If your requirement is only to test to one or more recognised standards, then your task is clear and simple: browse the product pages on our websites to find a system that covers the… Read More

What exactly does a rheometer do?

Rheology (from Greek ῥέω rhéō, ‘flow’ and -λoγία, -logia, ‘study of) is the branch of physics that deals with the deformation and flow of matter, most commonly the flow of liquids. When liquids are made to flow – when you squeeze toothpaste out of a tube, for example – they tend to resist that flow, and that resistance is called… Read More

What are the benefits of high-speed video?

High rate tests, such as performed on servo-hydraulically powered and instrumented impact test apparatus have become widely used as a method of investigating the properties of materials and structures. As technology moves forward, so does the quality of the instrumentation, with gradual improvements in all areas: accuracy, dynamic range, bandwidth and sometimes cost. The quantities most commonly measured during a… Read More