Impulse Hammer

Broad range of impulse hammers to excite structures with definable impulse force

The Dytran dynamic impulse hammer product range comprise families of general purpose IEPE to compact, lightweight impulse hammers used to excite structures or machinery with a definable impulse force. The impulse is used to identify resonances, an important measurement parameter for the study of dynamic behavior, as well as to help determine the overall structural health of a test specimen.  Available in different models with frequency ranges from 22kgf to 2,200kgf, the Dytran Impulse Hammer family features a selection of head weight and is supplied with interchangeable impact tips.

 IEPE impulse sledge hammer type series is available and used to excite larger structures with a definable impulse force, for purposes of studying their dynamic behavior.  The impulse is used to identify resonances, an important measurement parameter for the study of dynamic behavior, as well as to help determine the overall structural health of a test specimen.


  • Standard size, general purpose impulse hammer series
  • Ultra miniature impulse hammer available
  • Various head weight type available
  • Available ranges from 22kgf to 2,200kgf
  • Optional TEDS capabilities
  • IEPE
  • Machinery parts
  • MIMO test
  • Modal and structural analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • General purpose use on car frames, bearing housings, brake rotors,  I-beams, plates and other small-to-medium sized structures and machinery
  • Impulse testing of very low mass, high resonant frequency components
  • Modal and structural analysis of very light structures such as small turbine blades, PC boards and disc drives
  • Modal and structural analysis of very heavy structures such as concrete castings, storage tanks,

pipelines, towers, bridges, dams

and concrete structures

  • Structural testing of locomotives,

ships and building foundations

  • Other low to very low-frequency

structural testing requirements

  • Incorporate a special acceleration compensated piezoelectric force sensor in the hammer head at the striking face, ensuring a smooth frequency spectrum that is free from anomalies.
  • Electrical connection is achieved via a 10-32 connector jack located at the end of the hammer handle.
  • Units feature optional TEDS capabilities (per IEEE 1451.4) for use in larger channel count applications.
  • Design of the compact impulse hammers series incorporates an ultra-miniature quartz force sensor built into the impact hammer tip, coupled with an onboard miniature IC amplifier.

The reduced size and weight of the compact hammer head series handle further reduce overall hammer inertia for quicker rebounding.  This produces a very high frequency excitation, allowing the user to excite smaller structures with higher frequency content and