Imatek has recently
completed the successful installation of an IM10 Impact Test system at the University
of Malaysia, Perlis (UniMap).
UniMap is located in Perlis which is the smallest state in Malaysia at the
northernmost part of the Malaysian peninsula, less than 35 km from the border
The university was originally known as KUKUM (Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan
Utara Malaysia, or Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering), it
was approved by the cabinet as a public institution of higher learning in May,
UniMap now has roughly 5000 students, and a workforce of more than 1000 people
comprising academic and non-academic staff. There are eight engineering schools
offering undergraduate and postgraduate academic degree programmes.
The IM10R-15 machine will be used by engineering students at the university
to conduct research into the impact properties of a wide variety of materials.
Initially UniMap will be focussing on Polymer research although they intend
to extend the capabilities of the IM10 machine in the future to accommodate
a wider range of tests, including charpy and high rate tensile testing of metallic
specimens. UniMap are also expected to select additional machine options in
the future to enable the testing of advanced composites.
Imatek’s IM10 range of Impact Testers accommodates a wide range of medium
energy tests on materials, specimens and end products of various geometries.
All machines are fitted with laboratory grade instrumentation as standard. Very
rigid construction ensures the highest possible accuracy of test results with
the minimum of machine compliance.
A wide range of options are available on the IM10 system which enable testing
in accordance with standard geometries, as well as custom testing. One of the
options selected by UniMap was the high velocity impact option which uses an
aircraft grade bungee to accelerate the mass carriage to speeds in excess of
Other IM10 options include sample strippers for extracting the striker from
tough ductile specimens, a temperature conditioning chamber and high speed fully
integrated video system which provides visualisation of the specimen failure
Imatek is a leading UK based manufacturer of materials testing equipment primarily
in the fields of impact testing. Imatek’s products are used all over the
world to test the properties of materials, components and assemblies in industries
such as aerospace, polymer processing, steel production, automotive and academic