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Elcometer 1615 Variable Impact Tester

The Elcometer 1615 Variable Impact Tester is a simple to use gauge ideal for evaluating the resistance of a coating to impact (elongation, cracking or peeling).

  • Heavy-duty passivated base plate and anodised arm for long life
  • Graduated tube with engraved markings
  • Quick, safe weight release mechanism
  • Integrated bubble level to ensure the tester is perpendicular for accurate results
  • Stop collar with 10 settings between 2mm and 15mm (0.08 and 0.60") to change the depth of impact when working in accordance with ISO Standards, supplied with Kits A, D and F
  • Easy fix sample clamp - the test sample can be sercured or released by a simple twist of the clamp handle supplied with Kits A, D and F
  • Magnifier x 10

There are two impact test methods: either a weight with a hemispherical punch attached falls on a coated metal sheet or a weight falls on to a hemispherical punch which is resting on the coated metal sheet.

The Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester comes as one universal assembly with the option of six different kits providing the functionality for various impact testing methods.

The test specimen is fixed into position by the quick release clamp. The weight is lifted to the predetermined height and can be set by the adjustable collar device. The weight is then released and the resulting deformation is observed.

The base unit is common to all tests. Simply select the appropriate impact tester kit to meet your requirements.


Variable Impact Tester Kits

Variable Impact Tester Kits

In order to test a sample in accordance with a specified standard, a number of kits have been created to provide a single Impact Tester which, by using the appropriate kit allows, the user to work in accordance with a wide range of National and International standards.

Graduated tube

Graduated Tube

The tube has clearly engraved, graduated markings in both kg-c and lb-inch to ensure accuracy and a quick, safe weight release mechanism which holds the weight safely and allows a smooth release.

Tube height: 1000mm (39").



Stop collar

Stop Collar

The stop collar, supplied with Kits A, D and F or as an optional accessory, allows the penetration depth to be limited. By rotating the stop collar, the user can selet the depth required between 2-15mm (0.08 - 0.06").

Values: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and 15mm (0.08, 0.12, 0.16, 0.20, 0.24, 0.28, 0.31, 0.35, 0.39 and 0.60")

Each Impact Tester is supplied with an integrated bubble level ensuring accurate setup prior to anytest.



punch, die and accessories

Base Unit

The Elcometer 1615 Variable Impact Testers are designed to meet a wide range of National and International Standards. Simply select the appropriate kit and attach the punch, die and accessories to the base unit. Interchangeable die - enables the user to match the die to the size of the relevant punch to conform to the required Standard or method.

The optional easy to fix sample clamp enables the user to quickly and safely secure the sample.

Elcometer 1615 Variable Impact Tester

Technical Specification

Variable Impact Tester

Part Number Description
K0001615M201 Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Universal Base Unit and Tube
Weight 10.6kg (23.34lb)
Dimensions 1460 x 200 x 165mm (57.5 x 8.0 x 6.5")
Packing List Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester with passivated base, integrated bubble leveller, graduated tube, collar release mechanism and operating instructions

Impact Tester Kits

Part Number Description Certificate
KT001615KITA Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Kit A to meet ISO 6272:1993 Standard ο
KT001615KITB Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Kit B to meet ISO 6272 Part 2:2002 Standard ο
KT001615KITC Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Kit C to meet ASTM D2794 Method 2, BS6496:1984, EN 12206-1 Standards ο
KT001615KITD Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Kit D to meet ISO 6272 Part 1:2002, BS EN ISO 6272-1:2004 Standards ο
KT001615KITE Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Kit E to meet NF T30-017:1989 Standard ο
KT001615KITF Elcometer 1615 Impact Tester Kit F to meet ISO 6272:1993, ISO 6272- 2:2002 Standards ο


Elcometer 1615 Kit G to meet BS EN ISO 6272-2:2011


Packing List       Kit A: Sample damp, 27mm (1.06”) die,1kg (2.2lb) falling weight with a 20mm (0.79”), punch, stop collar, 2 x hexagonal wrench and operating instructions
Kit B: Indenter with 15.9mm (0.6”) punch, die 16.3mm (0.64”), falling 1kg (2.2lb) weight, hexagonal wrench and operating instructions
Kit C: Indenter with 15.9mm (0.6”) punch, 2lb (0.91kg) falling weight and operating instructions
Kit D: 1kg (2.2lb) falling weight with 20mm (0.79”) punch, 27mm (1.06”) die, stop collar, hexagonal wrench and operating instructions
Kit E: 400g (0.88lb) falling weight with a 23mm (0.9”) punch, 22mm (0.87”) die, sample clamp, hexagonal wrench and operating instructions
Kit F: Sample clamp, stop collar, 27mm (1.06”) die,1kg falling indenter with a 20mm (0.79”) punch, indenter with 15.9mm (0.6”) punch,12.7mm (0.5”) punch, 16.3mm (0.6”) die, falling 1kg weight, 2 x hexagonal wrench and operating instructions

Kit G: Falling 1kg (2.2lb) weight with a 15.9mm (0.62”) static indenter with handle and punch; 12.7mm (0.5”) static indenter with handle and punch; 16.3mm (0.64”) die with fixing screw; guide bracket with two fixing screws; 3mm (0.12”) hexagonal wrench; 4mm (0.16”) hexagonal wrench

ASTM D 2794, ASTM D 5420, AS/NZS 1580.406.1, BS 6496:1984, BS 3900-E13, ECCA T5, EN 12206-1:2004, EN 13523-5, ISO 6272:1993, ISO 6272-1, ISO 6272-2, JIS K 5600-5-3:1999, NFT30-017:1989

Standards in grey have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.


ο Optional Calibration Certificate available.



Punches are universal and can be used either fitted to a falling weight or as a punch resting on the sample


Suitable for Kit

    A B C D E F G
KT001615N201 Additional 1kg (2.2lb) Falling Weight, 24.6mm (0.97") Diameter      

KT001615N221 Additional 1kg (2.2lb) Falling Weight, 25.0mm (0.98 ) Diameter



20mm (0.79”) Diameter Punch (Outside Diameter 25mm)


KT001615N215 12.7mm (0.5") Diameter Punch  


KT001615N205 15.9mm (0.6") Diameter Punch    


KT001615N206 20mm (0.79") Diameter Punch      

KT001615N207 23mm (0.9") Diameter Punch        



Static Indenter with 12.7mm/0.5” Diameter Punch





Static Indenter with 15.9mm/0.6” Diameter Punch




KT001615N208 Stop Ring Collar



KT001615N209 Sample Clamp Mechanism



KT001615N210 Weight Release Mechanism

KT001615N211 Replacement Graduated Tube

KT001615N212 16.3mm (0.64") Die  




16.3mm (0.64”) Die (with 1.5mm Radius)






KT001615N213 22mm (0.67") Die        

KT001615N214 27mm (1.06") Die