Free-Falling Dart drop tester - ASTM D1709

The Dart Drop Impact Tester is an easy-to-use, ergonomically designed instrument used to measure the impact resistance of plastic fi lm, coated paper and other materials utilizing the free falling dart method.

A pneumatic sample clamp is used to secure the specimen in place for ease of operation and operator safety. The operator needs to simultaneously activate dual switches mounted on either side of the instrument to engage the clamp and initiate the free falling dart.

The final phase of the test is completed with an automatic dart release. A two second delay is in place for the safety of the operator. Once the switches have been pressed, the dart will release automatically.

  • ASTM D1709 – Method A
    Dart 38.1 mm diameter
    Drop height .66 m (26 in)
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    41 cm x 41 cm x 120 cm (16 in x 16 in x 47 in)
  • ASTM D1709 – Method B
    Dart 50.8 mm diameter (stainless steel)
    Drop height 1.524 m (60 in)
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    41 cm x 41 cm x 206 cm (16 in x 16 in x 81 in)
  • Ergonomic tabletop design
  • Pneumatic dart release
  • Wide range of incremental weights
  • Weight set included
  • Cushioned dart landing area
  • Dart Options
    Phenolic head: 38.1 mm (1.5 in) diameter, 50 g
    Aluminum head: 38.1 mm (1.5 in) diameter, 50 g
    Stainless Steel head: 50.8 mm (2 in) diameter, 300 g
  • Industry
    Corrugated, Foil/Metals, Nonwovens, Paper, Paperboard, Plastic Film, Rigid Plastic, Rubber/Foam, Tissue, Textiles