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Proceq’s SilverSchmidt concrete test hammer ... many benefits.

Proceq’s SilverSchmidt concrete test hammer ... many benefits.

Proceq puts its hammer to test

November 2011

PROCEQ has launched the new SilverSchmidt concrete test hammer, in a standard version (ST) as well as a PC version (PC) incorporating additional features, such as the Hammerlink software for PC.

With this new model, Proceq offers the market a hammer that builds on the strengths of its predecessors while ensuring higher accuracy and enhanced user-friendliness.

Commenting on the new release, Ahmad Abdul Qadeer, general manager – Middle East and Africa says: “For decades, Proceq’s Original Schmidt concrete test hammer has been the industry standard for a rapid assessment of the condition of a concrete structure. Test objects to which this method is applied may range from freshly-prepared test cubes to historical wall segments.

“Independent testing at the renowned Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, BAM Berlin (Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und –prufung, Germany) has confirmed that SilverSchmidt has less dispersion than all of its predecessors over the entire compressive strength range,” he says.

There are many benefits of the SilverSchmidt concrete test hammer. In terms of ergonomics, the SilverSchmidt body lies very comfortably in the hand and display is highly readable under any conditions. It is robust with a two-layer seal preventing dust and dirt from penetrating to the interior of the instrument.

The hammer offers independence of impact direction. The forward and the rebound velocity of the hammer mass are both measured in close proximity to the point of impact, with the rebound value requiring no angular correction.

“Its new measurement principle and redesign of mechanics enable the SilverSchmidt to outperform its predecessors, therefore offering measurement accuracy and repeatability,” says Qadeer.

In terms of objective evaluation, a larger number of measurement points can be easily collected by the instrument and automatically evaluated according to statistical criteria. Furthermore, the Hammerlink software application allows all data to be uploaded via USB (PC version only). Firmware upgrades are also possible over this connection.

“Proceq is confident that the SilverSchmidt hammers will become the new industry standard, just like the Original Schmidt hammer has been for the last 50 years,” says Qadeer.

As with all Proceq products, sales and full service support is available from the company’s Middle East subsidiary, Proceq Middle East, located in Sharjah Airport International Free (Saif) Zone.

Proceq of Switzerland, founded in 1954, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality portable test equipment for concrete properties, metal hardness, and paper hardness applications. With technology-driven solutions, Proceq gives its customers the support they need to develop and conduct their business successfully, he says.

The company’s strong research and development team continues to create products that set industry standards for portable test equipment. Since 1994, Proceq has been certified to ISO 9001 standards that guarantee the quality of processes, products and services. To provide its international customers with local support, Proceq continually increases its presence through worldwide subsidiaries and through a global network of agents and partners.

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