MEC-FD range
Falling dart impact testers

Pneumatic A&B
MEC-FD3

The Mecmesin MEC-FD3 Falling Dart Impact Tester is designed to measure the impact resistance or toughness of plastic films in compliance with ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 free-falling dart Test Methods A and B.

The machine is supplied with all the relevant weights and darts required to perform the Test Methods.

The sample clamp and dart drop are pneumatically-operated for optimum test reproducibility.

The tester is small enough to conveniently stand on a desktop or laboratory bench.

MEC-FD3 Pneumatically-operated falling dart impact tester for ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 free-falling dart Methods A and B
Pneumatic A
MEC-FD2

The Mecmesin MEC-FD2 Falling Dart Impact Tester is designed to measure the impact resistance or toughness of plastic films in compliance with ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 free-falling dart Test Method A.

The machine is supplied with all the relevant weights and darts required to perform the Test Method.

The sample clamp and dart drop are pneumatically-operated for optimum test reproducibility.

The tester is small enough to conveniently stand on a desktop or laboratory bench.

MEC-FD2 Pneumatically-operated falling dart impact tester for ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 Test Method A
Manual A
MEC-FD1

The Mecmesin MEC-FD1 Falling Dart Impact Tester is designed to measure the impact resistance or toughness of plastic films in compliance with ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 free-falling dart Test Method A.

The machine is supplied with all the relevant weights and darts required to perform the Test Method.

The sample clamp and dart drop are manually-operated for ease of use.

The tester is small enough to conveniently stand on a desktop or laboratory bench.

MEC-FD1 Manually-operated falling dart impact tester for ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 Test Method A
MEC-FD3 Pneumatically-operated falling dart impact tester for ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765 free-falling dart Methods A and B

The Mecmesin MEC-FD Falling Dart Impact Tester range is designed to measure the impact resistance or toughness of plastic films in compliance with ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765-1 free-falling dart Methods A and B.

Dart and weight accessories required to perform these test standards—or equivalents such as BS 2782—are included.

Benchtop fixing brackets and a safety guard are also supplied and there is a choice of versions with pneumatic or manual operation.

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Overview

The Mecmesin MEC-FD Falling Dart Impact Tester range is designed to measure the impact resistance or toughness of plastic films in compliance with ASTM D1709 and ISO 7765-1 free-falling dart Methods A and B.

The machine is available in 3 different versions, each supplied with all the relevant weights and darts required to perform one or both Methods, using the ‘standard’ (staircase) or ‘alternative’ techniques. Additional weight sets and darts are available to test a wide range of film materials to, or based on, the industry standards ASTM D1709, ISO 7765, BS 2782 or to internal bespoke requirements.

Versions with manual or pneumatically-operated sample clamping and dart release are available. The pneumatic versions also feature a drop counter.

Applications

Impact resistance of:

  • Plastic film
  • Thin sheets
  • Flexible packaging material
  • Paper

Product brochures

MEC-FD Falling Dart Impact Testers datasheet MEC-FD Falling Dart Impact Testers datasheet

Key specs

Falling Dart Impact Testers
Model Dimensions Weight Method Drop Operation
MEC-FD3 355 x 430 x 2060 mm 26 kg A and B 660, 1500 mm Pneumatic
MEC-FD2 355 x 430 x 1200 mm 23 kg A 660 mm Pneumatic
MEC-FD1 355 x 430 x 1140 mm 20 kg A 660 mm Manual

Accessories

Spare darts and weight sets are available for specific missile weights to test a wide range of film materials to the international standards or in-house methods.

Spare Dart Types and Weight Sets
Dart Types | Weight Sets
Type Weight (g) Head Dia. (mm) | Set Total (g)
1 20 38.1 | A 980
2 60 38.1 | B 2240
3 100 50.8 | B Extra 1260

For full specifications, please see the datasheet.

 

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