Concrete Test Hammer
Used in the non-destructive testing of the strength of concrete.
A device to measure the elastic properties or strength of concrete or rock for surface hardness and penetration resistance.
This high-quality concrete test hammer is designed for use in the non-destructive testing of the strength of concrete. Therefore, it saves time and money when compared with more destructive methods of testing. As a result, the use of a concrete test hammer to measure the strength of concrete is the most commonly used non-destructive method globally.
The device goes by several different names, for example, it is also known as a rebound hammer, Swiss hammer or Schmidt hammer.
This is a device that can be effectively used to measure the elastic properties or strength of concrete or rock, in particular surface hardness and penetration resistance.
With a concrete test hammer, results can be obtained quickly and easily, allowing the user to get an accurate indication of the compression strength of the concrete being tested.
When using the hammer for non-destructive testing of concrete or rock, a spring in the hammer is loaded. Once the tension in the spring is released, the hammer strikes the surface of the concrete or rock with a pre-set amount of force. The impact creates a measurable rebound value (or 'R' value). From this 'R' value, the compression strength can be revealed simply by referring to a corresponding conversion chart.