During June 2020 a new testing device was installed and put into operation.
It is a Charpy’s pendulum impact tester, type Instron 450MPX with range up to 450 J. The equipment allows standard and instrumented pendulum impact tests, even under reduced or elevated temperatures. Measured values are more precise and safety of operators is improved compared to the original device with an impact energy of 300 J. New pendulum impact tester is equipped with safety enclosure with interlocks, motorized winding and data connection to PC with a program for processing measured values.