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