Impact Tester

The CEAST 9050 impact pendulum is designed for determining the resilience of thermoplastic materials to impact. Tests conform to internationally recognized standards belonging to Charpy, Izod, Pipe and Tensile Impact methods, ranging in energy from 0.5 – 50J. Plastics, composites and metals can be tested using various configurations of the 9050 pendulum.


The CEAST 9050 consists of a monolithic metal structure, testing components such as hammers, vises, and supports and a high-resolution touch-screen display. The monolithic frame lends the pendulum remarkable rigidity, and the testing components are readily interchangeable with different sizes of hammer and support vice. Additionally, the versatile on-board touch-screen is used by the operator to insert and select test parameters, view results, and, in the motorized version, control and automate the pendulum. Connection ports on all versions of the model include an Ethernet for connection directly to the customer network, a USB for printer and flash memory, and an RS232 for direct PC control and results analysis. Self-identifying hammers are mounted to the frame with a quick change connector and their speed is electronically measured by means of a magnetic, non-contacting encoder. Additionally, a transparent safety enclosure is fitted around the pendulum, making it very safe to use

Test to following standards : ISO 179, ISO 180, ISO 8256, ISO 9854, ISO 7628, ASTM D6110, ASTM D256, ASTM D1822, ASTM 23, BS 7413, DIN 54353, DIN 53753, DIN 50115

CEAST 9050 Motorized Model

This version has a pneumatically operated hammer release and braking system as standard; hammer repositioning is executed by an on-board motor to enable faster throughput of results and make the system much easier to use, particularly when larger hammers are fitted. Additionally, a hold-up feature prevents the system striking unbroken specimens a second time during Izod tests.

CEAST 9050 Manual Model

This model is just as versatile as the motorized version, having many of the same options and conforming to many of the same standards. However, hammer repositioning on this system is done by hand, and the braking system is operated by the user. The hammer release, which is two-handed as standard, can be specified as pneumatic.

Notching machines are designed to notch specimens for impact resilience according to Izod, Charpy and Tensile impact methods. These instruments use a linear knife cutting technique to avoid overheating and consequent stresses during the specimen’s notching operations. Therefore, an accurate notch preparation is guaranteed. Manual, motorized and fully-automatic models are available to cover the different testing needs.


  • Compact design of instrument for an easy and fast preparation
  • Manual and automatic models obtain specimens of different size and geometries for a wide range of plastics testing applications
  • High level of results repeatability and time saving test procedures
  • Range of Models
  • Manual and Motorized Models

Manual and Motorized Models

  • Notch thermoplasets and composite materials specimen
  • Notch obtained by a constant profile knife with an alternating linear movement
  • For high-precision, a micro metric head with digital display can be supplied to ensure a constant monitoring of the specimen notch

Automatic Model

  • Up to 50 specimens can be notched in a single cycle
  • Store key parameters for later use
  • Optional knife cooling system
  • Double notch loader
  • Adjustable cutting speed


  • ISO 2818
  • ISO 179
  • ISO 180
  • ISO 8256
  • ASTM 6110
  • ASTM D256
  • DIN 53453
  • Industry/customer specific geometries and dimensions