Specimen Preparation Systems

CEAST Specimen Preparation Notching Machines

Notching machines are designed to notch specimens for impact resilience according to Izod, Charpy and Tensile impact methods. These instruments use a linear knife cutting technique to avoid overheating and consequent stresses during the specimen's notching operations. Therefore, an accurate notch preparation is guaranteed. Manual, motorized and fully-automatic models are available to cover the different testing needs.

Features

  • Compact design of instrument for an easy and fast preparation
  • Manual and automatic models obtain specimens of different size and geometries for a wide range of plastics testing applications
  • High level of results repeatability and time saving test procedures
  • Range of Models
  • Manual and Motorized Models

Range of Models

Manual and Motorized Models

  • Notch thermoplasets and composite materials specimen
  • Notch obtained by a constant profile knife with an alternating linear movement
  • For high-precision, a micro metric head with digital display can be supplied to ensure a constant monitoring of the specimen notch

Automatic Model

  • Up to 50 specimens can be notched in a single cycle
  • Store key parameters for later use
  • Optional knife cooling system
  • Double notch loader
  • Adjustable cutting speed

Standards

  • ISO 2818
  • ISO 179
  • ISO 180
  • ISO 8256
  • ASTM 6110
  • ASTM D256
  • DIN 53453
  • Industry/customer specific geometries and dimensions

CEAST Specimen Preparation Punching Machines

These machines are developed to obtain specimens by punching, using hollow dies of different sizes and contours. Several hundreds of dies can be created by interchangeable socket punches with different profiles and size according to the standards and to the customer needs. Dies are made of steel with hand finished cutting edges and can be provided with ejector for easy removal of the specimen after punching.

Features

Compact design of instrument for an easy and fast preparation Manual and automatic models obtain specimens of different size and geometries for a wide range of plastics testing applications High level of results repeatability and time saving test procedures

Standards

  • ISO 2818
  • ISO 179
  • ISO 180
  • ISO 8256
  • ASTM 6110
  • ASTM D256
  • ASTM D412
  • ASTM D638
  • DIN 53453
  • Industry/customer specific geometries and dimensions