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SALEFalling Dart Impact Testers

Full-Featured Dart Drop Impact Testers for Film and Sheet

Meets ASTM D1709 Methods A & B Standard Test Method for Free Falling Dart Impact Testing of Plastic Film.

The Series DX-8000 is a simple to use stand-alone, non-instrumented tester, for measuring impact resistance of film, sheet and laminated materials.

The Series DX-8000 is a proven tool for more closely controlling nominal and peak strength characteristics to speed your:

Falling Dart Impact Testers
  • Production and additives settings and adjustments

  • Research and development of new film and sheet products

  • Inspection of incoming film and sheet products

  • In-process checks to ensure on-spec product for converting operations

Advanced Technical Features in Each Model:

Easy, Manual or Pneumatic Operation
Two versions of operation available: Operate as a manual system or with pneumatic system for dart release and film/sheet sample clamping. Pneumatic clamping and dart release is useful for laboratories with higher volume sampling requirements.

Expandable; Flexible Operation for Method A & B Testing
Portable and expandable with models for Method A testing, or Method A & B combination testing. Extensions and custom dart stems & weights available for testing to your in-house developed. requirements.

Affordable
Best of all, the series 8000 is economically priced.


Technical Data
  Model DX-8165A Model DX-8285A Model DX-8165AB Model DX-8285AB
Mode of Operation:

Off-line testing/
lab use

Off-line testing/
lab use
Off-line testing/
lab use
Off-line testing/
lab use
Materials: All sheet materials All sheet materials All sheet materials All sheet materials
Test Method Drop Height: Method A
26 inch (66cm)
Method A
26 inch (66cm)
Method A
26 inch (66cm) and
60 inch (152 cm)
Method A
26 inch (66cm) and
60 inch (152 cm)
Dart Release
Mechanism:
Manual -
Thumb Screw

Pneumatic
Manual -
Thumb Screw

Pneumatic
Sample Clamp
Mechanism:
Manual -
Toggle Clamp
Pneumatic Manual -
Toggle Clamp
Pneumatic
Dart Sets Included: Method A
(412 gram)
Method A
(412 gram)
Method A & B
(412 gram & 1310 gram)
Method A & B
(412 gram & 1310 gram)
Dart Head
Material Provided:
Phenolic Phenolic Phenolic (Method A)
Stainless (Method B)
Phenolic (Method A)
Stainless (Method B)
Air Requirements: None 60psi
Dry & Filtered
None 60psi
Dry & Filtered
Power Requirements: None None None None
Overall Height: 48 inch 48 inch 80 inch 80 inch
Weight: 55 lb 55 lb 65 lb 65 lb

Available Items - Literature
Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices
Method A Impact Testers
PT-605011 April Product of the Month SALE - Model DX-8165-A Dart Drop Tester, Manual Dart Clamp, Manual Sample Clamp, Method A (26”), 412 gr. phenolic dart set/weights Was $3,915.00
Now $3,719.25
PT-605021 April Product of the Month SALE - Model DX-8285-A Dart Drop Tester, Dart Clamp, Pneumatic Sample Clamp, Method A (26”), 412 gr. phenolic dart set/weights Was $5,415.00
Now $5,144.25
Method A/B Impact Testers
PT-605111 April Product of the Month SALE - Model DX-8165-AB Dart Drop Tester, Dart Clamp, Manual Sample Clamp, Method A&B (26” & 60”), 412/1310 gr. phenolic & stainless dart sets/weights Was $4,415.00
Now $4,194.25
PT-605121 April Product of the Month SALE - Model DX-8285-AB Dart Drop Tester, Manual Dart Clamp, Pneumatic Sample Clamp, Method A&B (26” & 60”), 412/1310 gr. phenolic & stainless dart sets/weights Was $5,765.00
Now $5,476.75
Replacement Dart Sets
PT-605205 Dart Set (ASTM D1709 Method A) w/weights, stem, phenolic dart head and collar 545.00
PT-605207 Dart Set (ASTM D1709 Method A) w/weights, stem, aluminum dart head and collar 600.00
PT-605209 Dart Set (ASTM D1709 Method B) w/weights, stem, stainless dart head and collar 845.00
Method A Calibrated Weights (stainless steel) Replacements
PT-605311 120 gram (2 per Method A Set), each. 80.00
PT-605313 60 gram (1) 80.00
PT-605315 30 gram (1) 80.00
PT-605317 20 gram (Optional - not needed in ASTM Method A ), each 80.00
PT-605319 15 gram (2), each 80.00
PT-605323 10 gram (Optional - not needed in ASTM Method A), each 47.00
PT-605325 5 gram (2), each 47.00
PT-605327 Method A Dart Head, phenolic, 0.75” radius (21 gram) 94.00
PT-605329 Method A Dart Head, aluminum, 0.75” radius (15 gram) 167.00
PT-605331 Method A Dart Stem, aluminum (10 gram) 40.00
Method B Calibrated Weights (stainless steel) Replacements
PT-605405 320 gram (2 per Method B Set), each 80.00
PT-605410 160 gram (1) 80.00
PT-605415 80 gram (1) 80.00
PT-605420 40 gram (2), each 80.00
PT-605425 15 gram (2 - Method A Weights), each 47.00
PT-605435 Method B Dart Head, stainless steel, 1.00” radius (310 gram) 400.00
PT-605437 Method B Dart Stem, aluminum (15 gram) 47.00
Replacement Parts
PT-605439 Stainless Dart Collar (5 gram) Method A & B 20.00
PT-605511 Manual Clamp 190.00
PT-605513 Pneumatic Clamp Ring Cylinder 300.00
PT-605515 Rubber Clamp Ring 85.00
PT-605517 Cushion, felt coil 60.00
PT-605519 4-Way Valve 120.00
PT-605521 Thumb Screw 15.00
PT-605523 Pneumatic Dart Release Cylinder 120.00
PT-605525 Acrylic Safety Shield 310.00
PT-605527 Plum bob for centering dart. 70.00
PT-605529 Leveling Foot, 1/4-20 thread 15.00
PT-605531 Backpost, Spare, Method A 340.00
PT-605533 Backpost, Spare, Method B 405.00
PT-605535 Adapter, Extension, Stainless Steel (24”) 235.00
PT-605537 Tubing, 1/4 in. dia., Poly-Flo, per Foot (Note: 8 ft. Recommended for Method B Conversion) 10.00

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