Plastic Materials are not only a part of domestic or commercial appliances they are also contributing towards highly complex industrial machinery, automotive sector and even in the Aerospace industry. Being involved in such sensitive applications, plastic material must deliver strength and high-quality. Use of Rigid Plastic Testing Instruments can be a solution for assuring top-quality in plastic material. However, it is to be noted that every test instrument is made for evaluation of a particular property only. Thus choosing the machine requires careful attention and understand.
In today’s post, we will discuss one of the most common test and its related equipment for plastic quality assurance. Digital IZOD/CHARPY Impact Tester is used for conducting Izod impact test of plastics. It is popularly used in leading industry involved in plastic manufacturing. The test evaluates the resistance of a plastic material against sudden impact with specified force and weight. The test instrument complies with ASTM D256 – 10,
ASTM D618 – 13, ASTM D883 – 12, ASTM D1204 – 14, ASTM D1248 – 12, and ASTM E691 – 14 test standards. It is capable of performing two mode test – IZOD and Charpy. Uses a microprocessor-based program which precisely converts test forces into values. The test sample angle and the amount of impact energy absorbed is displayed on a digital screen with LED light. Different fixtures for both test which assure strong grip on the test specimen. The pendulum release uses electromagnetic forces.
Digital IZOD/CHARPY Impact Tester has a capacity of simulating an impact of up to 21.68 Joules. Uses 150° angle for pendulum release. A motorized Notch Cutter is an optional accessory delivered on request. An inbuilt calibration feature is available for precise Izod impact test of plastics.
The industry standards define two types of tests – IZOD and Charpy Impact test. Both are responsible for the evaluation of plastic strength. However, the methods of the test have some differences in angle of the specimen during the test, to know more you may read – Difference between IZOD and Charpy Impact Testing