How to Install Izod/Charpy Tester in 3 Easy Steps?

How to Install Izod/Charpy Tester in 3 Easy Steps

If you are working in the plastic industry, then you probably have an idea about how important it is to test the strength and toughness of materials. These types of materials are subjected to collisions and this will impact their quality. It will lead to huge product rejection rates of the product among your customers. Thus, to make sure that you as a manufacturer will experience less rate of rejections while delivering your products, we will provide you with one of our quality testing instruments. This testing equipment is Izod/charpy tester. It will help you to test the ruggedness and strength of the material.

The PRESTO IZOD/CHARPY IMPACT TESTER has been specially designed to evaluate the impact resistance of plastics. This equipment will cover two tests mainly:

  1. Izod(Vertical impact on vertically clamped specimen)
  2. Charpy (Horizontal impact on the horizontally placed specimen).

Here in this article, we are going to discuss a brief about this lab testing equipment and how you can easily install this lab testing machine.

Introduction about Izod/charpy tester

The Izod/charpy test is one of the common methods that will help you to identify the strength of materials. This lab testing instrument will help you to determine the energy that is required to break a standard test specimen using the pendulum method. This highly reliable instrument is a must for all plastic testing laboratories and quality control departments. The Presto Izod / Charpy Impact Tester (Digital) strictly adheres to ASTM D – 256 -10 standard. The equipment comes complete with an instruction manual, electric wiring diagram, and conformance certificate from NABL approved labs.

The main purpose of this lab testing equipment is to measure the impact value of different materials and test whether the material will be able to withstand the impact force. This will help to make sure that your product will be suitable for delivery or not. You can also read about the difference between Izod and Charpy impact tests here.

Features of Izod/charpy tester (digital model)--h3

This amazing lab testing equipment has been equipped with several advanced sets of features that will help you to conduct the test with ease. With augmenting weights attached to the pendulum, the system can perform the test with different ranges of energy. Here we have listed the top features of this lab testing equipment.

  • Offers high capacity up to 21.68 Joules.
  • Four scales with different ranges are provided for more accurate and reproducible results.
  • Equipment duly powder coated for corrosion resistance.
  • Separate fixtures for Izod and Charpy test.
  • Electromagnetic Pendulum release mechanism.
  • Feather touch controls.
  • Additional motorized notch cutters can be provided (optional).
  • Bright LED display.
  • In-built calibration facility

These are the features you will get with Presto digital Izod/charpy tester. Now, let us focus on the technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.

Technical Specifications of Presto Izod/charpy tester (digital model)

  • The release angle of the pendulum: 150 degrees.
  • Capacity: Up to 21.68 Joules.
  • Range of four scales: 0-2.71 Joules; 0-5.42 Joules; 0-10.84 Joules and 0-21.68 Joules.
  • Minimum resolution on the scale: 0.02 Joule; 0.05 Joule; 0.1 Joule and 0.2 Joule respectively.
  • Display: LED (Digital)
  • Pendulum Release Mechanism: Electromagnetic
  • Paint: Powder coated
  • Optional Accessory: Motorized Notch Cutter
  • Electrical Requirement: Single Phase 220 V 50 Hz
  • Dimensions : 615x565x965mm
  • Standards: ASTM D256 – 10, ASTM D618 – 13, ASTM D883 – 12, ASTM D1204 – 14, ASTM D1248 – 12, ASTM E691 – 14

This Izod and charpy tester will help in testing the quality of plastic products and determine the energy which will be required to break the required test specimen. This is highly reliable testing equipment that can be used in the laboratories and quality control departments.

3 easy to follow steps for installing Izod/charpy tester

The Digital impact tester and all its components have been designed and fitted to assure its reliability and long life. The correct operation of the electric and electronic components depends on proper use and regular maintenance.

This testing equipment will consist of the following elements:

  1. Pendulum incorporating an arm in the form of a circular arc of 150°.
  2. Sample clamping test fixtures with adjustable screws.
  3. Interchangeable weight: R1, R2, R3 & R4, R5.

To install these elements properly in this testing machine, you can easily follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Open the wooden box by keeping it in the upward direction.

Step 2: Now, Place the Machine on a firm Concrete base preferably on a rubber mat to avoid unnecessary vibration of the machine.

Step 3: Fix up the leveling legs in holes provided at the base of the Izod /Charpy tester.

In this way, you can easily install this testing machine accurately and conduct the test.  You can also get information about Plastic Injection Molding Testing Instruments. For more information about the price, or it's working give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at Our technical experts will easily connect with you regarding all your queries.

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