Imatek has recently installed an IM10T-30HV Impact Tester at COMTES FHT based in the Czech Republic.
COMTES FHT is a leading research organisation providing R&D expertise in metallic materials for the mechanical engineering, automotive and energy industries.
COMTES has been operating since 2000 and is based in Dobrany. The company provides a wide range of services in the areas of analysis, testing and optimising the deployment of new technologies.
COMTES is also a materials testing laboratory accredited under ISO / IEC 17025:2005. The company co-operates with many universities and research institutes in Europe and Russia and employs more than 40 researchers and technicians.
The IM10T-30HV will be used primarily for conducting impact tests on metallic materials.
The machine included many of the available options offered on the IM10 range including Imatek's high velocity system which enables impact speeds of up to 25 m/s.
Other options included second impact prevention (SIP), which arrests the mass in the event of a rebound, direct displacement, for direct measurement of mass displacement during specimen impact and high rate tensile, cylinder crush (compression) and Charpy test options.
The machine was also supplied with an external temperature chamber which enables cooling or heating of specimens within the range -150 to + 200 degrees C.
COMTES will also be using Imatek's Integrated High Speed Video system.
Integrated High Speed Video combines test data with high speed video imagery which can provide a high level of qualitative information about a test event, in addition to the quantitative information provided by the software.
Integrated High Speed Video is becoming increasingly popular with Imatek customers and particularly where an impact tester is used in a research application.
Integrated High Speed Video can be supplied as an option with any of the Imatek range of impact testers or as a standalone system, making it a general purpose tool that can be utilised by other parts of a customers operation and on a wide range of test apparatus including UTM's, Pendulum and Drop Weight testers. As standard the Integrated High Speed Video option provides a complete package including C3008 data acquisition, software, camera, choice of lenses, lighting controller, lights and tripods/stands.
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 research.