How to easily commence the test with Testronix dart impact tester?

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Plastic films are widely used for various purposes in different industries. The biggest use of these plastic films is in the packaging industry. The films are used for shrink wrap, bubble wrap and so forth. When plastic films are used for packaging products, it is essential for the films to be strong enough to provide the best protection to the products packaged within.

Thus, we at Testronix have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as a dart impact tester. This is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that is used to test the freely falling dart on flexible packaging films.

With the use of this high-quality lab testing equipment, manufacturers can easily test the impact of freely falling darts on flexible films. In this blog, we will discuss a brief about dart testers for plastic films and how you can easily commence the test with the help of this quality testing equipment.

What is the dart impact test on plastic films?

The dart impact test is a commonly used method to evaluate the impact resistance of plastic films. It is particularly relevant for films used in packaging applications, where the ability to withstand impacts and punctures is crucial to protect the packaged goods.

This quality test will ensure that the plastic film will securely be clamped onto a circular opening in a testing apparatus. Testronix dart impact tester has been designed as per industry standards that include IS 2508:1984(R2003), and ASTM D1709-16A.

This quality testing instrument will easily be used to calculate the impact and force at which a particular weight can rupture the plastic film.

This quality testing equipment has been built on a rigid metallic base with an electromagnetic hold and release mechanism for the dart. You can easily test the impact of darts on plastic films with the help of this quality testing instrument.

Now, let us discuss brief information about the Testronix dart impact testing instrument.

All about Testronix dart impact tester

The Testronix dart impact tester is a versatile lab testing instrument that can be used for a variety of testing applications & is used to ensure accurate testing results for dart impact forces. This testing instrument is relatively simple to conduct the dart impact test on the material and ensure that quality materials will be delivered to the customers.

The dart impact resistance tester from Testronix will easily ensure that the film is resilient and strong enough to withstand any dart impact forces. This testing equipment is enhanced through an electromagnetic hold mechanism for the dart.

The dart impact tester from Testronix comes with a dimension of 415x500x2153 mm, which means space is never going to be an issue. It has been built on a rigid metallic base with an electromagnetic hold & release mechanism for the dart.

You can easily test the quality of plastic films with a Testronix dart impact tester. Our quality testing instrument has been designed with a quality edge that makes it easy for you to conduct dart tests on the materials.  

Now, let us discuss easy-to-follow steps for conducting the dart impact test on the materials.

Easy-to-follow steps for conducting dart impact test on the materials

  • Turn ON the machine by plugging the mains socket of the machine into a 3-pin 15 amp socket.

  • Take a specimen of plastic film user want to test with the dimensions that allow the specimen to flow out of the clamping unit for at least 25 mm.

  • Remove the outer clamping ring and separate it from the unit.

  • Now place the specimen on the inner clamping ring.

  • Put the back of the outer clamping ring in its place.

  • After placing the specimen, insert the pipe from the vacuum pump into the vacuum pressure ports and plug the vacuum pump into a 3-pin 5 amp socket.

  • Make sure that the specimen does not have any wrinkles. The specimen must be completely wrinkle-free during the test.

  • Now adjust the height of the protective shield of the dart.

  • Once the height of the dart has been adjusted and the specimen has been placed, put on the vacuum pump to stretch the specimen and remove any wrinkles from it and start the test.

These are the following steps, one can do for conducting a dart impact test on the materials. If you need a sample testing session for this quality testing equipment, then give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.

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