Impact Testing


‘Impact Testing’ is used to measure natural frequencies of objects; in the case of machining, this applies to the machine & tool as well as the workpiece setup.

Equipment Setup

  • An accelerometer is connected to the tool tip
  • Impact the hammer across the accelerometer to make a measurement
  • The Data Acquisition Card then reads the input/output values of the measurement
  • Laser Displacement Sensors may be used in place of Accelerometers if needed

Impact Testing Examples

For this hardware application, we recommend using one of our Hardware Sets.


Individual hardware components used: Data Acquisition Cards, Modal Impact Hammers, Accelerometers, Cables & Accessories.