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Concrete Test Hammer

Original Schmidt® Test Hammer

Type N Schmidt Test Hammer
The Type N hammer is designed for testing concrete items 4” (100 mm) or more in thickness, or concrete with a maximum particle size less than or equal to 1.25” (32 mm).

Type N hammer is also used for the testing of massive rock. Impact energy is 1.6 ft-lbs (2.207 Nm). Units have 1,450 psi to 18,150 psi (10 to 70 N/mm2) compressive strength. Testing Standards for N: ASTM C 805, D5873; BS 1881: Part 202

Type L Schmidt Test Hammer
The Type L hammer operates with significant lower impact energy, making this hammer the ideal option for testing thin walled items with a thickness between 2” and 4” (50 to 100 mm) or for testing small components.

The Type L is suitable for testing cast stone components which are sensitive to impact. In rock mechanics, the Type L hammers are commonly used for classification testing of rock cores and brittle rock.

Testing Standards for L: ASTM D5873; ISRM Suggested Method for Rebound Index of Rock Cores

Schmidt Concrete Test Hammer





Hammer Diagram




To operate, place impact plunger against test surface and apply pressure until plunger disappears; hammer will release. Scale pointer reading gives rebound value in percent of the forward movement of the hammer mass. Includes grinding stone, plastic case and instruction manual.

Hardened steel test anvil used for periodic performance tests and on the HA-832000 series (type “N” only) test hammers. Shipping weight is 49 lbs. (22.2 kg). Refer to ASTM C 805 for instructions.






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

HA-832001 - Original Schmidt Concrete Hammer, Type N (PSI) consisting of: test hammer, carrying case, grinding stone and operating instructions.

HA-832003 - Concrete Test Hammer, Type N consisting of: test hammer, carrying case, grinding stone, operating instructions and certificate.

HA-834211 - Original Schmidt Concrete Hammer, Type L consisting of: test hammer, carrying case, grinding stone and operating instructions.

HA-832001 Schmidt Concrete Test Hammer (Type N) (psi scale) $969.00
HA-832003 Schmidt Concrete Test Hammer (Type N) (metric scale) 969.00
HA-834211 Schmidt Concrete Test Hammer (Type L) (metric scale) 1,300.00
HA-832015 Verification/Calibration Testing Anvil (N/NR/ND/L/LR/LD) 1,165.00




SilverSchmidt Concrete Test Hammer

The first integrated Concrete Test Hammer

EN12504-2 (European Standard), JGJ/T 23-2001 (Chinese Standard), ASTM C 805 (North American Standard)

The SilverSchmidt features true Rebound Value, unmatched Repeatability and intuitive Operation all in a rugged and ergonomic Unit.




Traditional Hammers vs. SilverSchmidt
The classical hammers suffer from the following insufficiencies:
  1. The rebound value is dependent on the impact direction.
  2. The rebound value is affected by internal friction.
  3. Limited tightness of sealing causes premature loss of accuracy.
The unique design and high quality construction of the SilverSchmidt address all of these issues and makes rebound hammer testing quicker and more accurate than ever before.
Customer Benefits
Ergonomics: The SilverSchmidt body lies very comfortably in the hand. The display is highly readable under any conditions.
Robustness: A two-layer seal prevents dust and dirt from penetrating to the interior of the instrument.
Impact direction independence: The forward and the rebound velocity of the hammer mass are both measured in close proximity to the point of impact. The rebound value requires no angular correction.
Measurement accuracy and repeatability: The new measurement principle and the design of the mechanics enable the SilverSchmidt to ouperform its predecessors.
Objective evaluation: A larger number of measurement points can be easily collected by the instrument and automatically evaluated according to statistical criteria.
PC connection: The application “Hammerlink” allows all data to be uploaded via USB. Firmware upgrades
are also possible over this connection.
Improved Performance
Two factors contribute to the improved performance of the SilverSchmidt over its predecessors:
  1. Velocity based detection of the rebound quotient.

  2. The lightweight hybrid design of the impact plunger is made from aerospace alloy, matched to the elastic properties of the concrete and equipped with a hardened steel cap.


Technical Data

Technical Data
Mechanical Data Type N Type L
Impact Energy: 2.207 Nm (1.63 lb ft) 0.735 Nm (0.54 lb ft)
Concrete Compressive Strength Range: 10-100 N/mm2 (1450-14500 psi)
Hammer Mass: 135 g
Spring Extension: 2.95” (75 mm)
Dimensions of Housing: 2.16” x 2.16” x 9.84” (55 x 55 x 255 mm)
Weight: 1.3 lb (570 g)
Memory Data
Max. No. of Impacts in Series: 90
Memory Capacity: Dependent on length of test series
Example >400 series with 10 values per series
Example >200 series with 20 values per series
Electrical Data
Display: 17 x 71 pixel, graphic
Battery Life: >5000 impacts between changes
Charger Connection: USB type B (4 V, 100 mA)
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature: 14 to 158°F (-10 to 70°C)


Intuitive User Interface

The language independent user interface is simple to use and provides all of the functionality necessary for a rapid assessment of the structure. An inclination sensor allows the user to navigate from left to right within the menu. By depressing the single push-button (SELECT), the particular function is activated. The menu structure is simple, similar to the interface of a mobile phone. Practically every command can be activated either directly or via no more than 2 consecutive steps.


Data Acquisition and Processing

Pre-programmed statistical methods in-line with all of the major standards allows an error-free, rapid determination of the rebound value. Summary views in Hammerlink make uniformity testing a simple matter. Reduced dispersion and direct conversion to compressive strength based on validated curves, regional curves or user defined curves bring improved accuracy to compressive strength estimates.


Hammerlink - Data Analysis made simple

The Windows based software Hammerlink unlocks the full capabilities of the SilverSchmidt, making it an even more powerful instrument for structural assessment (SilverSchmidt PC version only).


Hammerlink Features

  • Extended memory usage
  • Rapid uniformity assessment with the summary view
  • Sorting of data
  • User-defined conversion curves (polynomial and exponential)
  • User-defined statistical methods
  • Highlighting of mean, median and outliers
  • Carbonation correction
  • Print outs
  • Export to third party software


Technical Information Hammerlink Software

System requirements: Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, USB-connector. An internet connection is necessary for automatic Hammerlink software updates and for SilverSchmidt firmware updates (using PqUpgrade), if available. PDF Reader is required to show the “Help Manual”.


SilverSchmidt Models

ST Standard model. Software provided for performing firmware upgrades and selecting presets only.
PC Extended memory usage. Custom curves. Download to PC. Full Hammerlink Software functionality.
N-Type standard impact energy. The test object should have a min. thickness of 100 mm and be firmly fixed in the structure.
L-Type low impact energy. Suitable for brittle objects or structures less than 100 mm thick.



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

SilverSchmidt hammer, Battery charger with USB cable, Chalk, Documentation, Data carrier with software, Carrying strap, Grinding stone, Carrying bag
HA-835203 SilverSchmidt ST Type N $1,860.00
HA-835205 SilverSchmidt ST Type L 1,860.00
HA-835213 SilverSchmidt PC Type N 2,365.00
HA-835215 SilverSchmidt PC Type L 2,365.00
HA-835221 Testing anvil SilverSchmidt 1,440.00
HA-835222 SilverSchmidt adapter for testing anvil Euro 153.00
Parts/ Accessories
HA-835241 Mushroom Plunger for SilverSchmidt PC/ST (Type L Only) with Plunger Spring 271.00
HA-835243 Plunger for SilverSchmidt 174.00
HA-835245 Cover for USB port 25.00
HA-835247 Carrying bag 23.00
HA-835255 Grinding stone 31.00
Standard Warranty: • Electrical portion of the instrument: 24 months • Mechanical portion of the instrument: 6 months
Extended warranty: When acquiring a SilverSchmidt, max. 3 additional years of warranty coverage can be purchased (for the elctronic portion of the instrument). The additional warranty must be requested at time of purchase or within 90 days of purchase.


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