BYK Additives & Instruments

Impact Testers

Impact Tester

The Impact Tester is a widely used device for the coating and plastic industries. In both industries impact resistance is measured by a falling weight from a controlled distance. For plastic materials the force is increased until structural failure occurs. In the case of a coated surface, failure will appear as a crack in the paint film. The impact tester creates a deformation in the surface that can also be used to measure a coating’s flexibility. BYK-Gardner offers a wide variety of models and accessories to comply with ASTM and ISO methods related to a resistance tester.

Light-Duty Impact Tester

ISO Impact Tester

Heavy-Duty Impact Tester

The light-duty impact tester is used for products that are easily damaged by impact force.
The ISO Impact Tester is specifically designed for ISO method 6272-1.
The Heavy-Duty Impact Tester has a very versatile design to comply with ISO and ASTM standards for the coating and plastic industries.
  • Small compact design to save on bench space
  • Indenter is built into the weight for an economic design
  • 0.5, 2, and 4 pound weights are available
  • Anodized guide tube with scale
  • Clamping device to hold the sample in place
  • Optional weights
  • Indenter built into the weight
  • Can be configured in metric or imperial units
  • Heavy duty construction for long life
  • More than 10 weights to choose from in either gram or pound units
  • Large selection of die and indenter sizes
  • Easy change-over of weight, dies, and indenters
  • Economically priced
  • Prices and Products
  • 1115
    Light-Duty Impact Tester
  • Comes complete with
  • Basic plate
    Guide tube with collar
    Scale in inches
    Weight(s)
    Impact tester
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 1187
    Strike Plate
    1188
    Falling Weight 2 lbs, for 1115
    1189
    Falling Weight 4 lbs, for 1115
    1191
    Falling Weight 0.5 lbs, for 1115
    1192
    Tube, for 1115
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 2794

    ISO
    6272-1
  • Prices and Products
  • 5512
    ISO Impact Tester
  • Comes complete with
  • Basic plate with clamping device
    Guide tube with collar
    Scale in mm and inch
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 5532
    Falling Weight 1kg, for 5512
    5525
    Die, 27 mm diameter, for 5512
    5527
    Added Weight 1kg, for 5512
    5520
    Falling Weight 2 lbs, 0.50 in. ball diameter, for 5512
    5522
    Falling Weight 2 lbs, 0.625 in. ball diameter, for 5512
    5521
    Large Die, 17 mm diameter, for 5512
    5528
    Small Die 13.9 mm diameter, for 5512
    5523
    Large Die 21.2 mm diameter, for 5512
    5529
    Small Die 16.3 mm diameter, for 5512
    5526
    Added Weight 2lbs, for 5520/5522
    5533
    Set of Distance Rings, for 5512
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 2794, D 3029, D 4226, D 5420

    ISO
    6272-2
  • Prices and Products
  • 1120
    Heavy-Duty Impact Tester Engl
    5545
    Heavy-Duty Impact Tester Metric
  • Comes complete with
  • Anvil
    Guide tube with collar
    Scale in inch or cm
    Weight(s)
    DiePunch (Tup)
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 1240
    Falling Weight 2 lbs, for 1120/5545
    1241
    Falling Weight 4 lbs, for 1120/5545
    1231
    Lift Screw
    1243
    Ball Punch 0.625 in.
    1264
    Die 0.640 in.
    1210
    Die 0.313 in.
    1211
    Die 0.563 in.
    1212
    Die 1.00 in.
    1213
    Solid 1.25" Diameter
    1243
    Ball Punch 0.625 in.
    1220
    Ball Punch 0.500 in.
    1221
    Ball Punch 0.375 in.
    1222
    Ball Punch 0.250 in.
    1223
    Ball Punch 0.125 in.
    1224
    20° Punch, 0.125 in. radius
    1225
    Detachable Tip Punch, 1.0 radius
    1226
    Detachable Tip Punch, 1.0 in. Diameter
    1227
    3-sided Tip Punch, (Boeing BSS7271)
    1219
    Falling Weight 0.5 lbs, for 1120/5545
    1218
    Falling Weight 1 lbs, for 1120/5545
    1242
    Falling Weight 6 lbs, for 1120/5545
    1203
    Falling Weight 8 lbs, for 1120/5545
    5539
    Falling Weight 500 g, for 1120/5545
    1249
    Falling Weight 1 kg, for 1120/5545
    1250
    Falling Weight 2 kg, for 1120/5545
    1252
    Falling Weight 100 g, for 1120/5545
    1253
    Falling Weight 300 g, for 1120/5545
    5542
    Base Assembly, for 1120/5545
    1248
    Guide Tube, for 1120
    5538
    Guide Tube, for 5545
    5544
    Label 0 - 200 kg-cm
    5543
    Label 0 - 100 kg-cm
    1229
    Scale Label, for 2 lbs weight
    1228
    Scale Label, for 4 lbs weight

    SPI Heavy-Duty Impact Tester

    Coverall Bend and Impact Tester

    Falling Dart Impact Tester

    The SPI Modified Impact Tester has a re-enforced construction compared to the Heavy Duty Impact Tester.
    The Coverall Bend and Impact Tester is designed to test the flexibility and impact resistance of coatings.
    The Falling Dart Impact Tester  determines the mechanical properties of packaging materials such as plastic film, laminates, and paper.
    • Extra heavy duty construction for the most demanding applications
    • Sample platform to hold larger samples
    • Redesigned guide tube to easily hold the weight during sample change-over
    • Large selection of weight, dies, and indenters
    • Compliant with ASTM methods D2794, D3029, D4226, D5420
    • Stop position clamp ensures the proper drop height position
    • Graduated guide tube up to 160 inch-pounds of force
    • Redesigned guide tube to easily hold the weight during sample change-over
    • Indenter built into the weight
    • Adjustable dart height positioning
    • Additional weights can be added
    • Clamping device to properly hold the sample
    • Two models are available
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 2794, D 3029, D 4226, D 5420, G 14
  • Prices and Products
  • 5513
    SPI Heavy-Duty Impact Tester
    Scale: English, Weights included: 3.6 kg (8 lbs), Dimensions: 127 x 15 x 33 cm(50 x 6 x 13 in), Net Weight: 16.8 kg(37 lbs), Shipping Weight: 19.5 kg(43 lbs)
  • Comes complete with
  • Basic plate
    Guide tube with collar
    Scale in inches
    Weight(s)
    Die
    Punch (Tup)
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 1190
    Calibration Tool, for 5513
    1260
    Falling Weight 8 lbs,for 5513
    1231
    Lift Screw
    1220
    Ball Punch 0.50 in.
    1264
    Die 0.640 in.
    1266
    Tube,for 5513
    1269
    Base Plate
    1270
    Arm Support
    1271
    Arm
    1275
    Base, for 5513
    1274
    Stop Position Clamp
    1210
    Die 0.313 in.
    1211
    Die 0.563 in.
    1212
    Die 1.00 in.
    1213
    Solid 1.25" Diameter
    1243
    Ball Punch 0.625 in.
    1221
    Ball Punch 0.375 in.
    1222
    Ball Punch 0.250 in.
    1223
    Ball Punch 0.125 in.
    1224
    20° Punch, 0.125 in. radius
    1225
    Detachable Tip Punch 1.0 Radius
    1226
    Detachable Tip Punch, 1.0 in. Diameter
    1227
    3-sided Tip Punch (Boeing BSS7271)
    1207
    Falling Weight 0.5 lbs, for 5513
    1208
    Falling Weight 1 lbs, for 5513
    1201
    Falling Weight 2 lbs, for 5513
    1209
    Falling Weight 3 lbs, for 5513
    1202
    Falling Weight 4 lbs, for 5513
    1214
    Falling Weight 6 lbs, for 5513
    1215
    Falling Weight 10 lbs, for 5513
    1204
    Falling Weight 12 lbs, for 5513
    5514
    Anvil, 3.0 in. ID, for 5513
    1206
    Falling Weight 16 lbs, for 5513
    5516
    Sampe Platform, for 5513
    1230
    Scale 8 lbs weight
    5515
    Die Adapter, 1.25 in. ID
    5517
    Anvil Kit, includes 5515 & 5516
    5519
    ASTM G14 Accessory Kit*
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 3281
  • Prices and Products
  • 1125
    Coverall Bend - Impact Tester
  • Comes complete with
  • Base with arm support
    Guide tube with collar
    Scale in inches
    Four pound weight
    Punch
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 1574
    Hinge Plate, for 1125
    1573
    Anvil, for 1125
    1571
    Falling Weight 4 lbs, for 1125
    1231
    Lift Screw, for weight
    1128
    Weight 2 lbs, for 1125
  • International Standards
  • ASTM  D 1709

    ISO   7765-1
  • Prices and Products
  • 5530
    Dart Drop Impact Tester, A
    Falling Height : 660 mm (26 in.), Dart Diameter: 38.1 mm (1.5 in.), Dart Weight: 50 gm ±0.5%, Weight: 19 kg (42 lb), Dimensions: 100x60x49 cm(39.4x23.6x19.3 in.)
    5531
    Dart Drop Impact Tester, A/B
    Falling Height : 1500 mm (59 in.), Dart Diameter: 50.8 mm (2.0 in.), Dart Weight: 300 gm ±0.5%, Weight: 48 kg (105 lb), Dimensions: 193x60x60 cm(76.0x23.6x23.6 in.)
  • Comes complete with
  • Base with holding device, Vertical column, Dart, Release mechanism, Nylon clamp,
    Additional weights:
    For 5530:
    10 pcs of 5 grams
    8 pcs of 15 grams
    8 pcs of 30 grams
    8 pcs of 60 grams

    For 5531:
    8 pcs of 15 grams
    8 pcs of 45 grams
    8 pcs of 90 grams
  • Specifications (PDF)