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20 Jun 2011

Prestigious German research institute takes delivery of Imatek Impact Tester

Imatek has delivered and installed an IM10 Impact Tester at the Fraunhofer Institute in Teltow, near Berlin, Germany. 


rolex replicaFraunhofer was founded in 1949 and is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation with more than 80 research units, including 56 Fraunhofer Institutes, at 40 different locations in Germany.

The majority of the 12,500 staff are qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of €1.2 billion. Of this sum, more than €1 billion is generated through contract research derived from industry and from publicly financed research projects.

Fraunhofer has affiliated research centres and representative offices in Europe, the USA and Asia providing contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

Fraunhofer is a recognized non-profit organization and takes its name from Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826), the illustrious Munich researcher, inventor and entrepreneur.


The machine supplied to Fraunhofer was an Imatek IM10T-12 Impact Tester. The IM10T-12 provides a drop height of 1.2 metres, a velocity range of 1m/s to 4.85m/s and an energy range from 4J to 317J as standard.

The machine fake rolex was fitted with Imatek’s high velocity system which will allow impact velocities up to 16m/s and up to 1,280J impact energy.

Also supplied was a removable temperature chamber providing specimen cooling and heating in the range -70 to +200 degrees Celcius. 

A key feature of the machine supplied to Fraunhofer was Imatek’s unique Dynamic Displacement option, which allows direct measurement of mass displacement during the specimen impact.

Fraunhofer will be using the machine for testing both metallic and composite specimens, typically used in automotive and aerospace applications.

In particular, they will be carrying out compression strength after impact tests on fibre reinforced plastics (carbon and glass).











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