The high-speed HSV option is available for any of the Imatek
range of impact testers, to greatly enhance understanding of the behaviour of
a specimen as it undergoes an impact. Imatek offer a fully integrated system
under the control of the ImpAcqt software. This is used to both control the
camera and analyse the resulting video sequence.
Since the camera and the data
acquisition share the same
trigger, data points and images
can be precisely correlated. A
video sequence provides a great
deal of qualitative information
about the impact event, and the
software also allows quantitative information to be extracted.
High-speed video offers an advantage in many application areas, but is particularly
when complex structures are being tested, and for high-rate tensile testing.
two video systems can be operated in stand-alone mode, independently of the
impact tester and ImpAcqt software. This makes them general purpose tools that
can be utilised by other parts of a customers operation, helping to justify
the capital outlay.
offer colour or monochrome systems. In general, Imatek recommends the use of
monochrome cameras as these provide higher sensitivity and have a lower processing
As standard the HSV option provides a complete package including software, camera, choice
of lenses, lighting controller, lights and tripods/stands.