5 May 2009

Imatek Test World's Number 1 Air Spring

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Imatek has recently completed the successful installation of an IM100 Impact Tester at Firestone Industrial Products, NL.

The new Impact Tester will be used to test and develop the impact properties of air springs and their component parts which are extensively used in suspension systems for the automotive and rail industries.


Firestone Industrial Products specialises in air spring manufacturing and technology with breitling replica watches a history of more than 70 years of research and development of technologically advanced air springs for the global marketplace. The company has headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., and quality-certified manufacturing/assembly plants and technical centres throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.


replica watchesImatek’s IM100 is an instrumented Impact Tester providing impact speeds up to 6 metres/second and uses a variable mass system of up to 200kg to provide impact energies from 1000 Joules to 5000 Joules.

Instrumentation is based around a 250KN precision load cell coupled to Imateks C3008 data capture system and a PC running the ImpAcqt system control and data analysis software.

Imatek’s world-class ImpAcqt software is swiss replica watches designed to allow for the configuration of the drop parameter, the data capture and the analysis of resulting data. The software is designed for high productivity and includes many ease-of-use features and very powerful analysis and reporting. There is no limit to the number or complexity of results that may be defined, so analysis can be tailored to specific applications. The software provides a rich set of functions for analysing measured and calculated data. Of particular use to this customer is reconfiguring reporting requirements between metric and US Imperial takes just a couple of mouse clicks.


The IM100 features a highly versatile and configurable specimen support area accommodating a best replica watches wide range of specimen types to replicate typical in-use conditions found in the range of vehicle applications.

Firestone intends using the Impact Tester for quality control and research purposes to test and improve the performance of air springs and their component parts. In particular they will be investigating the transition of components to brittle failure due to temperature change.