The concrete test hammer is an instrument which is easy to use, for
quick and approximate measurement of the resistance to pressure of
manufactured concrete products. The principles on which it works
are based on the rebound impact of a hammer on a piston which
rests against the surface of the concrete products. The Greater the
resistance of the concrete, greater is the rebounded impact. By
reading this rebound impact on a scale and relating it to curves on
graphs supplied with the instrument, the resistance to compression
in MPa or PSI can be found, with 20% of actual.
Consists of a barrel in which is housed a hammer mass attached to an impact spring which slides on a guide bar. A plunger is attached to the guide bar which is pressed against the surface to be tested. As the piston is pressed against the surface to be tested, on reaching the compressive strength, the hammer mass is released and rebounds to a certain extent (according to the strength of the surface) which is indicated by a rider on a calibrated scale. A lock button fixed on the body of the hammer locks the rider in place and the rider can be recared to zero position by using the same button. The equivalent compressive strength can be computed from the chart supplied. Each hammer is calibrated against at standard test hammer, and is suitable for specimen of compressive strengths 100 - 700 kg/cm. The instrument, complete with a grinding stone for polishing the test surface, is supplied in carrying case.