Equipment for Dynamic Testing
Engenuity Drop Tower & Crush Fixture
We offer two pieces of equipments for dynamic testing – The Drop Tower & Crush Fixture. Both are custom-designed for high energy, accuracy and speed.
Engenuity’s state of the art Drop Tower impact test machine was fully designed in-house and has been through numerous prototype variations to get it to the world leading test machine of its type with easily removable masses to adjust energy output up to 4.6 kJ. Custom hardware and software available to process your data and speed up coupon preparation. Our solutions are available to purchase or license and we offer world class support to get you up and running. Contact us now and learn how we can improve your laboratory
A drop tower dynamic testing machine is used to determine the energy required to break or damage a material in which a defined weight falls onto a specimen or a component from a specific height and with a specific impact energy and velocity.
It is highly controlled impact testing developed for high accuracy and fast turnaround of composite samples. It includes a software which assesses the suitability of materials for dynamic applications.
Drop Tower Test Machine for Dynamic Testing
The Increasing Need for Dynamic Testing
The Engenuity drop tower has been developed for exactly this purpose, giving high accuracy and fast turnaround times for many key composite dynamic properties.
Range of Tests
Impact testing, Crush testing, dynamic compression testing, bespoke component drop impact testing.
- Crush stress – delamination free
- Crush stress – delamination suppressed
Overall Dimension :
W: 150cm wide
D: 110cm depth with door closed , 170cm depth with door open
H: 300cm not including foundations
Data Acquisition Rate & Points :
– High speed data acquisition (up to 500 kHz)
– Typical test can be over as quick as 60 microseconds (Dynamic Compression), however the system will record for up to 1 second (500,000 data points) and the area of interest can be selected after the test
Overload Capacity :
100% of the Drop Energy can be put into the base in the event of a component failure that does not absorb the energy that is expected
High Speed Camera Trigger :
-Integrated optical camera bar, camera adjuster tower and electronic trigger to conduct high speed photography and facilitate Digital Image Correlation (optional)
Load Measurement :
± 100kN Pancake Dynamic Loadcell with High Speed Amplifier
Touch Screen :
24” Touch Screen mounted to the Drop Tower frame
Operative System :
Windows 10 / 11 Professional with Data Acquisition Software pre-installed
Our network of experienced sales engineers at Engenuity are happy to assist you with any question on the use of these equipments. With over 30 years of experience, our team will find the configuration that will perfectly fit your needs.
Contact us now and learn how we can help you improve your Laboratory