Precise Impacts Tailored for Any Test Required

Direct impact and momentum transfer tests fall outside of most conventional split-Hopkinson methods. Our Direct Impact System can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the exacting requirements for generating impact events. The bar accelerator, speed sensor, camera integration, and test setups mounted on the REL Flat base open the possibilities for complex and dynamic test setups. Direct Impact, Momentum Transfer, 3-Point Bend Testing, Dynamic Pipe Burst Testing, Sled Impact, Simulated Drop Tests, 50kG inertia loading, and Battery Pierce Testing are just a few examples of tests this system can handle.

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REL Engineered Solutions High Strain Rate Testing Direct Impact Testing


  • Precision control
  • Machine aligned test configurations
  • Launcher supplies repeatable energy for an impact event
  • Handles a wide range of standard and experimental direct impact tests
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Visible Spectrum LED Lighting

Our Visible Spectrum lights are purpose-built for high-intensity, cost-effective, extreme frame rate scientific research cameras. 

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REL Engineered Solutions High Strain Rate Testing Elements

Essential Building Blocks

Upgrade your REL High Strain Rate Testing system with our Elements family of modular, quickly configurable, high-tech, and precision machined accessories.

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