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Impact Tester evaluates components' mechanical properties.

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December 21, 2006 - Utilizing Impulse® software and electronics package, Dynatup(TM) 9250 captures, plots, and analyzes entire impact event to let user determine characteristics such as incipient damage, ductile-to-brittle transition point, max load, and total energy absorbed. Drop tower features complete computer control, with impact velocities of up to 20 m/s, to measure energy absorption and related impact properties of polymers, metals, composites, and resulting final components.

Instron

825 University Avenue, Norwood, MA, 02062-2643, USA

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Instron® Announces Its Dynatup(TM) 9250 Impact Tester

Press release date: December 12, 2006

Instron®, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, announces the Dynatup(TM) 9250, an impact testing instrument designed to measure energy absorption and related impact properties of polymers, metals, composites and resulting final components. It is ideally suited for use in aerospace, automotive, biomedical and packaging market applications.

The Dynatup 9250 drop tower features complete computer control, with impact velocities of up to 20 m/s for rigorous testing in the fields of R&D and quality control. Unlike most competing instruments, the Dynatup 9250 captures, plots and analyzes the entire impact event, enabling the user to determine important characteristics such as incipient damage, ductile-to-brittle transition point, maximum load, and total energy absorbed. In addition, Instron's Dynatup 9250 has the capacity to test materials in extreme temperatures and harsh environments. To streamline control, data acquisition, and analysis of the impact event, the Dynatup 9250 utilizes Impulse®, a complete software and electronics package designed specifically for impact testing.

About Instron

Instron® is a leading provider of test equipment for the material and structural testing markets. A global company providing single-source convenience, Instron manufactures and services products used to test the mechanical properties and performances of various materials, components and structures in a wide array of environments.

Instron systems evaluate materials ranging from the most fragile filament to advanced high-strength alloys, providing customers with comprehensive solutions for all their research, quality and service-life testing requirements. Additionally, Instron offers a broad range of service capabilities, including assistance with laboratory management, calibration expertise and customer training.

For more information, contact Instron Corporation, 825 University Ave, Norwood, MA 02062, USA. Toll-free: 1-800-564-8378; Fax: 1-781-575-5725; Email: info_news@instron.com or visit our website at pr.instron.com.

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