Impulse hammer are intended for universal use in structural investigations. With the help of an impulse hammer, structure-borne sound is generated in a component, which is recorded by vibration sensors. The analysis of the applied force impact and the structure-borne sound data allows conclusions to be drawn about the structure of the component.
Depending on the component to be excited, different sizes or masses of impulse hammer are used. For small structures (e.g. brake discs), 100 gram impulse hammer, such as the 5800B5, are used.
For heavier structures such as truck transmissions or large rotating machines, the 500 gram impulse hammer 9726A5000 is used. This can even be weighted down with an additional weight. To change the frequency content to be stimulated, all impulse hammers are equipped with exchangeable impact tips. An uncomplicated connection to the VibroMatrix measuring system for determining natural frequencies is immediately possible through the IEPE output of the impulse hammers.