Impact Testing

HomeImpact Testing

Impact testing is designed to measure the performance of a device under sudden high rate loading. Compliance Engineering specialise in a wide variety of impact, drop and shock compliance testing services for various devices and components to specific customer requirements:

  • Chipping Resistance of Coating (Gravel projecting) in accordance with ASTM D 3170 (SAE J-400)
  • Fracture & Adhesion Test of laminated windows in accordance with AS/NZS 2080:2006
  • Laminated safety glass body side window and window unit loads and impact resistance in accordance with GM/RT2100: June 2012
  • Environmental testing in accordance with AS 60068-2-75, EN 60068-2-75, IEC 60068-2-75.
  • Shock testing in accordance with IEC 60255-21-1,2 & 3, and  EN 60068-2-47

Impact Environmental Testing (IK Rating)

Impact environmental testing is performed to confirm that a devices enclosure will not be damaged when subjected to sudden bumps and knocks. Impact environmental testing can be performed using a spring hammer or ball drop in accordance with AS 60068-2-75, EN 60068-2-75, IEC 60068-2-75.

IK Rating Impact Energy
(Joules)
Radium of
striking element
(R mm)
Material Mass (kg) Pendulum Hammer Spring Hammer Free Fall Hammer Height of Fall
above impacted surface
00 No protection
01 0.14 10 Polymide 0.25 Yes Yes No 56mm
02 0.2 10 Polymide 0.2 Yes Yes No 100mm
0.25 Yes Yes No 80mm
03 0.3 10 Steel 0.2 Yes Yes No 150mm
0.35 10 Steel 0.25 Yes Yes No 140mm
04 0.5 10 Steel 0.2 Yes Yes No 250mm
0.25 Yes Yes No 200mm
05 0.7 10 Steel 0.25 Yes Yes No 280mm
06 1 10 Steel 0.25 Yes Yes No 400mm
07 2 25 Steel 0.5 Yes Yes Yes 400mm
08 5 25 Steel 1.7 Yes No Yes 300mm
09 10 50 Steel 5 Yes No Yes 200mm
10 20 50 Steel 5 Yes No Yes 400mm
11 35 50 Steel 10 Yes No Yes 350mm
12 50 50 Steel 10 Yes No Yes 500mm
13 75 50 Steel 10 Yes No Yes 750mm
14 100 50 Steel 10 Yes No Yes 1000mm
15 125 50 Steel 10 Yes No Yes 1250mm
16 150 50 Steel 10 Yes No Yes 1500mm

Please note that EN 60068-2-75 does not allocate codes above IK10.

The following codes are extrapolated and assigned IK references by Compliance Engineering Pty Ltd.