The small drop tower was designed to service the highway box-beam guardrail industry while the big drop tower is used to test API line pipe. Both machines is controlled through plc's using an iPad.
The big DWTT machine possesses a few additional features that the small machine does not, such as a sliding specimen carriage that automatically returns to the out position after each test to receive a new specimen. At twenty feet tall, the building and the slab had to be modified to accommodate the height and impact velocity. It is capable of generating up to 40 kJ (~29,000 ft. lbs.) of energy at impact, and testing material from 0.325" - 2.00" wall material, at full wall thickness, making it the largest commercially available machine in the country.
Given our experience with high volume turn-around servicing pipe and tubing manufacturers, we are uniquely positioned to serve as overflow testing partners. We are capable of providing same day/next day turn-around to ensure that production remains on schedule in case of equipment failure or breakdowns.
Call 1-888-611-3076 or contact us to discuss your specific drop-weight testing needs.