Modal Impact Hammer Rental

Modal Testing Excitation | PCB Series

Each PCB® Modally Tuned®, ICP® instrumented impact hammer features a rugged, force sensor integrated into the hammer’s striking surface.  The hammers are tuned to ensure the structural characteristics of the hammer do not affect measurement results. This is accomplished by eliminating hammer resonances in the frequency range of interest that corrupt test data, resulting in more accurate and consistent measurements.

ModelForce Range (±lbf pk)Sensitivity
(mV/lbf ±%15)
Typical Max Freq (Hz)Effective Mass (lb)Length (in)Typical Uses
086E805010012 0000.174.2Disk drives, circuit boards, turbine blades
086C011005010 0000.238.5Lightly damped panels and frames
086C02100508 0000.348.5Machine tool parts, small engines
086C03500108 0000.348.5Automobile frames, engines
086C041 00058 0000.348.5Automobile frames, engines
086D055 00015 0000.79Light trucks, pumps, turbines
086D205 00011 0002.414.5Tool/turbine foundations, storage tanks
086D505 000150012.135Heavy foundations, ships, buildings
087B505 000150012.116Heavy foundations, ships, buildings
086M92‑ES50010-1716Repeatable impacts for industrial applications
088A500102 0000.46.6Reaches areas normally inaccessible for an impulse hammer
086C09500108 000--Controlled, repeatable impulse force

 

Modal Impact Hammers

The general rule to follow is that the larger the structure to excite, the larger the impact hammer required.  See table above for examples.


086E80

Rental Includes

  • 001A20 - Case
  • 018G10 - 10 ft vinyl insulated miniature coaxial cable, 5-44 to 10-32 coaxial plug
  • 084A13 - Extender mass
  • 084A14 - Plastic handle assembly
  • 084A17 - Aluminum handle with 5-44 connector
  • 084A28 - Red vinyl impact cap
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See  notes on calibration for additional information

086C01

Rental Includes

  • 081B05 - Mounting stud 10-32 to 10-32
  • 084A06 - 0.6" diameter aluminum extender mass
  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084C05 - Soft black hammer tip
  • 084C11 - Super soft red hammer tip
  • 085A10 - Blue cover for medium tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information

086C02

Rental Includes

  • 081B05 - Mounting stud 10-32 to 10-32
  • 084A08 - 0.6" diameter steel extender mass 
  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084C05 - Soft black hammer tip
  • 084C11 - Super soft red hammer tip
  • 085A10 - Blue cover for medium tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information

086C03

Rental Includes

  • 081B05 - Mounting stud 10-32 to 10-32
  • 084A08 - 0.6" diameter steel extender mass 
  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084C05 - Soft black hammer tip
  • 084C11 - Super soft red hammer tip
  • 085A10 - Blue cover for medium tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See  notes on calibration for additional information

086C04

Rental Includes

  • 081B05 - Mounting stud 10-32 to 10-32
  • 084A08 - 0.6" diameter steel extender mass 
  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084C05 - Soft black hammer tip
  • 084C11 - Super soft red hammer tip
  • 085A10 - Blue cover for medium tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information

086D05

Rental Includes

  • 081B05 - Mounting stud 10-32 to 10-32
  • 084A09 - 1.0"" diameter steel extender mass
  • 084A50 - Grey super soft tip
  • 084A51 - Adaptor for 084A50
  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084C05 - Soft black hammer tip
  • 084C11 - Super soft red hammer tip
  • 085A10 - Blue cover for medium tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information

086D20

Rental Includes

  • 084A60 - Grey super soft hammer tip
  • 084A61 - Brown soft hammer tip
  • 084A62 - Red medium hammer tip
  • 084A63 - Black hard hammer tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See  notes on calibration for additional information

086D50

Rental Includes

  • 084A31 - Brown soft hammer tip
  • 084A32 - Red hard hammer tip
  • *084A30 - Soft grey hammer tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information> 
  • Rental Shipping Cases - Hammer and all items above ship in a case with custom foam unique to The Modal Shop Rental Program, pictured  here. No additional packaging is required. Case with hammer and items is 44" x 16" x 6"”, 36.5 lbs.

*Note: The soft grey tip is no longer supplied by PCB.  The Modal Shop can provide this tip upon request.


087B50

  • Instrumented head assembly for mounting to user's impactor
  • 5000 lbf range
  • 12.1 lb hammer mass
  • 10-32 coaxial jack electrical connector
  • Full specs from manufacturer

Rental Includes

  • 084A31 - Brown soft hammer tip
  • 084A32 - Red hard hammer tip
  • *084A30 - Soft grey hammer tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information> 

*Note: The soft grey tip is no longer supplied by PCB.  The Modal Shop can provide this tip upon request.


086C09

The Electric Impulse Hammer is designed for applications requiring controlled, repeatable impulse force. Meant to be used for Modal Testing, not for high volume production line applications.

Rental Includes

  • 085A10 - Covers for Medium Tip (2)
  • 084C11 - Super Soft (2)
  • 084C05 - Soft Tip (2)
  • 084B04 - Medium Tip
  • 084B03 - Hard Tip
  • 342-0285-01 - Force Adjustment Rod
  • 017 - Power Cord
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-4) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H004). See notes on calibration for additional information

electric impact hammer

086M92-ES

Heavy duty automated electric impactor

Full specs from manufacturer

Rental Includes

  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hard hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084C05 - Soft black hammer tip
  • 084C11 - Super soft red hammer tip
  • Foot Pedal Trigger - With 6 foot cable
  • SDC003-PS24P - AC/DC power supply
  • 003C10- 10 ft sensor cable
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-2) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H002). See notes on calibration for additional information

088A

Instrumented modal punch: Perform structural testing on automotive axles, gearbox shafts, machine tools and other points inaccessible by standard impact hammers. Use with your own non-instrumented hammer.

  • 500 lbf range
  • 0.4 lb mass
  • 10-32 Coaxial Jack electrical connector

Rental Includes

  • 085A25 - Foam grip
  • 084B03 - Stainless steel hammer tip
  • 084B04 - White plastic hammer tip
  • 084A10 - Blue soft hammer tip
  • 084A20 - 2"x1/8" stainless steel hammer tip
  • Calibration - NIST traceable and ISO 17025/A2LA accredited calibration for single tip (PCB: HCS-4) or each tip (TMS: MCS-H004). See notes on calibration for additional information

Notes on Calibration

Calibration data is provided electronically (on CD or USB memory stick) or as printed copies, depending on quantity rented and end-user preference.

The Modal Shop has internal calibration intervals set for most test products at 1 year. ANSI/ISO/IEC 17025:2000 makes clear that it is the responsibility of the end-user organization (in this case, the renter) to determine the appropriate calibration interval under the requirements of its own quality system. Per this, calibration certificates of rented equipment have "calibrated on" dates, but blank "calibration due" dates. Rentals ship with a customer specific expected return date in mind - if equipment is expected out for 5 months, the last calibration date will be within the past 7 months. Calibration to additional standards (e.g. Z540 or specific FAA requirements) are possible, but there may be an additional charge.

When a new hammer is rented, it generally includes calibration from PCB with one tip type. Upon recalibration of any hammer at The Modal Shop per the intervals detailed in the paragraph above, the unit is calibrated with each hammer tip. If calibration values are required for each tip, please request at time of rental.

The Modal Shop's Scope of Accreditation can be found  here. An example of a calibration certificate can be found  here. Please contact us with questions or if a different calibration will be needed for your rental sensors.