Charpy Impact Test Machine

Ashhurst Engineering offers in house Charpy Impact testing to ensure material compliance with the relevant industry standards. The tests can be undertaken at various temperatures to meet your requirements.


The machine has been certified by Australian Calibration Services in accordance to BS EN ISO 148-2:2008 and the impact tests are done in accordance with BS EN ISO 148-1:2010.

The Charpy testing machine is available with 2 Pendulums depending on the test requirements:

  • 0-150J x 1J increment Pendulum
  • 0-300J x 2J increment Pendulum

Standard specimens are 10x10x55mm for materials 12mm and greater.

Sub size specimens can also be tested:

  • 10x7.5x55mm for materials 10-11mm thick
  • 10x5x55mm for materials 7-9mm thick
  • 10x2.5x55mm for materials 5-6mm thick

All specimens are internally cut and machined to the required known thickness before U or V notching.

High precision is required for notching and is undertaken on our specialised notching machine. All notch test samples meet BS EN ISO 148-3 2008.

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