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Dart Drop Impact Testers

Article No. 12953

DX-8385AB Dart Drop Impact Tester

The Dart Drop Impact Testers are electronic full-featured dart drop impact testers for film and sheet. They are a proven tool for more closely controlling nominal and peak strength characteristics to speed your production and additives settings and adjustments, research and development of new film and sheet products, inspection of incoming film and sheet products, and in-process checks to ensure on-spec product for converting operations.

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$8,580.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


  • Provides Advanced Safety Features plus Software and PC Connectivity.

  • Automate your Tester with the DX-8300 Dart Drop Software; allows Pass-Fail testing plus Staircase testing to automate ASTM D1709 testing requirements.

  • Operates with pneumatic-assist for dart release and film/sheet sample clamping. Pneumatic-assisted clamping and dart release is useful for higher clamping forces without the requirement for large, inefficient electromagnetic releases.

  • 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.

  • Economically priced. Comes complete with everything needed to run tests.

Technical Attributes

  • Data
    Mode of Operation:Off-line testing / lab use
    Materials:All sheet materials
    Test Method Drop Height:Methods A: 26 in. (66 cm) and Methods A&B: 26 in. (66 cm) and 60 in. (152 cm), adjustable
    Actuation Method:Electronic
    Dart Release Mechanism:Pneumatic
    Sample Clamp Mechanism:Pneumatic
    Dart Weight Sets Included:Method A - (412 gram): (2) 120 gr., (1) 60 gr., (1) 30 gr., (2) 15 gr., (2) 5 gr.
    Method B - (1318 gram), (2) 320 gr., (1) 160 gr., (1) 80 gr., (2) 40 gr., (2) 15 gr.
    Optional Weights: (ASTM D1709 Suggested for Staircase Test Method)Method A - (8) 60 gr., (8) 30 gr., (8) 15 gr., (2) 5 gr.
    Method B - (8) 90 gr., (8) 45 gr., (2) 15 gr.
    Dart Head Material Provided (Standard):Phenolic (Method A) / Stainless (Method B)
    Optional Dart Head Materials:Aluminum (Method A)
    Air Requirements:60 psi / Dry & Filtered
    Power Requirements:115 VAC / 60 Hz or 230 VAC / 50 Hz
    Overall Height:48 inch (Method A), 82 inch (Method A and B)
    Weight:65 lb (Method A), 75 lb (Method A and B)
    (Due to continuous product improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice.)

More Information


  • The DX-8300 Quality Control Software system includes Hardware and Software to add computer-based tester operation

  • Create Custom Recipes with Ease - Setup parameters allow data collection and display flexibility including starting missle weight, weight increment, test method, and many more.

  • Operator Recall of Recipes for Automatic, Error-free Setup and Operation of both Pass/Fail and Staircase Test Methods to meet ASTM testing requirements.

  • Export Data to SQL, Excel™, Access™, MiniTab™, other software packages

  • The Card Free™ design means no computer disassembly or ISA or PCI card installation. Just plug and play


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

Delivery Content

12974 - (Method A (26") includes 412 gr. Method A Dart Head/Stem/Weights/Collar Set)

12953 - (Method A&B (26" & 60"), adjustable, includes 412 gr. Method A and 1318 gr. Method B Dart Head/Stem/Weights/Collar Sets)


Dart Set ASTMd1709 Meth A Aluminum
Dart Set Meth A Calibration Wght S/S60G
Dart Set Meth A Calibration Wght SS 30G
Dart Set Meth-A Calibrtn Weight S/S 5G
Dart Head ASTM D1709 Meth A Phenolic
Dart Head ASTM D1709 Meth A Aluminum
Dart Stem Method A Aluminum 10G
Dart Set Meth B Calibration Wght SS 320G
Dart Set Meth B Calibration Wght SS 160G
Dart Head ASTM D1709 Meth B SS 1.00"Rad
Dart Stem Method B Aluminum (15 Gram)
Dart Collar Method A & B Stainless 5G
Dart Drop Software
Dx-8300 Pass/Fail Interface system
CE 2 Button Safety Option
Method B SS Calibrated Weight 15 gram
Method B SS Calibrated Weight 45 gram
Method B SS Calibrated Weight 90 gram
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