Impulse Hammers feature TEDS capability.

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With head weight of 100 g, 5800BT Series of impulse hammers are available in 5 ranges, between 50-1,000 lbf. Acceleration compensated quartz force sensor ensures that hammer's self-resonances do not produce spurious bumps in output spectrum. Hammers include head assembly containing force sensor and handle with rubber grip, as well as interchangeable head extenders and variety of impact tips, including steel, aluminum and soft plastic.

Original Press Release:

Impulse Hammers with TEDS, 5800BT Series

Chatsworth, CA - October 22, 2009 - Dytran Instruments, Inc. now offers impulse hammers with TEDS capability. The 5800BT Series is a new family of impulse hammers (similar to the 5800B Series) which feature acceleration compensation and IEEE 1451.4 TEDS. With a head weight of 100 grams, they are available in five ranges, between 50 LbF and 1,000 LbF.

The 5800BT Series utilize an exclusive acceleration compensated quartz force sensor to ensure that hammer self-resonances do not produce spurious "bumps" in the hammer output spectrum. The high rigidity of the force sensor combined with acceleration compensation produces a clean, smooth output signal which is an exact representation of the forcing function, both in amplitude and phase.

Dytran's piezoelectric impulse hammers of a head assembly containing a force sensor and a handle with a rubber grip, as well as interchangeable head extenders and several different impact tips (steel, aluminum and soft plastic).

Permanently mounted to the front surface of the hammer head is an IEPE force sensor, with electrical connections conveniently routed through head and handle, and terminating to a BNC connector located at the end of the handle. This streamlined design concept was pioneered by Dytran and has since become the industry standard.

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Company Information:

Established in 1980, Dytran Instruments, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC accelerometers, force and pressure transducers, and associated electronics. Dytran products are used extensively in aerospace, test and measurement and industrial applications. Additionally, Dytran products are widely utilized for on-board measurements in a variety of aerospace, commercial, and military applications.

Dytran maintains a world-class manufacturing facility in Chatsworth (Los Angeles) California. This vertically integrated facility includes engineering, administrative, manufacturing, and automated machining capabilities. Dytran products are available worldwide via a network of distributors and representatives.


Technical Contact:

Ken Supin

Application Engineer

Dytran Instruments, Inc.

21592 Marilla Street

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Tel: 818-700-7818

Fax: 818-700-7880

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