Impulse Hammer

An alternative method available to excite a structure without the complication and expense of a shaker system, involves striking it with a calibrated dynamic impulse hammer. A force sensor mounted in the head of the hammer transforms the input force pulse into an analogous waveform that contains the necessary amplitude and phase information to completely describe the forcing function. Impact tip material stiffness helps determine the frequency content of the input forcing function by controlling the impact pulse duration.

By defining the frequency and amplitude of the forcing function, impulse hammers present a fast, simple way to excite structures in a well defined fashion. Spectrum analyzers in conjunction with hammer systems (with accelerometers) can instantaneously plot transfer functions greatly simplifying testing and saving valuable man hours.

Impulse Hammer

Featured Products

DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER, MODEL 5800B2

Features:

  • 100 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 50 lbf range
  • 1,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis

General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery
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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER WITH TEDS, MODEL 5800B2T

Features:

  • 100 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 50 lbf range
  • 1,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • 1451.4 IEEE TEDS
  • • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER, MODEL 5800B3

Features:

  • 50 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 100 lbf range
  • 1,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER WITH TEDS, MODEL 5800B3T

Features:

  • 50 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 100 lbf range
  • 1,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • 1451.4 IEEE TEDS
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER, MODEL 5800B4

Features:

  • 10 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 500 lbf range
  • 1,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER WITH TEDS, MODEL 5800B4T

Features:

  • 10 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 500 lbf range
  • 1,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • 1451.4 IEEE TEDS
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER, MODEL 5800B5

Features:

  • 5 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 1,000 lbf range
  • 2,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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DYNAPULSE IMPULSE HAMMER WITH TEDS, MODEL 5800B5T

Features:

  • 5 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 1,000 lbf range
  • 2,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 100 gram head weight
  • 1451.4 IEEE TEDS
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery

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ULTRA MINIATURE IMPULSE HAMMER, MODEL 5800SL

Features:

  • 100 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 50 lbf range
  • 75 lbf maximum force
  • 10-32 connector
  • 2 gram head weight
  • Ultra miniature
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Impulse testing of very low mass, high resonant frequency components
  • Modal and structural analysis of very light structures such as small turbine blades, PC boards and disc drives

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IMPULSE SLEDGE HAMMER, MODEL 5802A

Features:

  • 1 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 5,000 lbf range
  • 10,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 3 pound head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Modal and structural analysis of very heavy structures such as concrete castings, storage tanks, pipelines, towers, bridges, dams and concrete structures
  • Structural testing of locomotives, ships and building foundations
  • Other low to very low frequency structural testing requirements

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IMPULSE SLEDGE HAMMER WITH TEDS, MODEL 5802AT

Features:

  • 1 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 5,000 lbf range
  • 10,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 3 pound head weight
  • 1451.4 IEEE TEDS
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Modal and structural analysis of very heavy structures such as concrete castings, storage tanks, pipelines, towers, bridges, dams and concrete structures
  • Structural testing of locomotives, ships and building foundations
  • Other low to very low frequency structural testing requirements

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IMPULSE SLEDGE HAMMER, MODEL 5803A

Features:

  • 1 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 5,000 lbf range
  • 10,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 12 pound head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Modal and structural analysis of very heavy structures such as concrete castings, storage tanks, pipelines, towers, bridges, dams and concrete structures
  • Structural testing of locomotives, ships and building foundations
  • Other low to very low frequency structural testing requirements

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IMPULSE SLEDGE HAMMER WITH TEDS, MODEL 5803AT

Features:

  • 1 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 5,000 lbf range
  • 10,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 12 pound head weight
  • 1451.4 TEDS capabilities
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Modal and structural analysis of very heavy structures such as concrete castings, storage tanks, pipelines, towers, bridges, dams and concrete structures
  • Structural testing of locomotives, ships and building foundations
  • Other low to very low frequency structural testing requirements

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IMPULSE SLEDGE HAMMER, MODEL 5805A

Features:

  • 1 mV/lbf sensitivity
  • 5,000 lbf range
  • 10,000 lbf maximum force
  • BNC connector
  • 1 pound head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Modal and structural analysis of very heavy structures such as concrete castings, storage tanks, pipelines, towers, bridges, dams and concrete structures
  • Structural testing of locomotives, ships and building foundations
  • Other low to very low frequency structural testing requirements

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IMPULSE SLEDGE HAMMER, MODEL 5850B

Features:

  • Selectable sensitivity of 1, 10 or 100 mV/lbf
  • Selectable range of 50, 500 or 5,000 lbf
  • Maximum force between 1,000 and 8,000 lbf
  • BNC connector
  • 150 gram head weight
  • IEPE

Applications:

  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors, I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery
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