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Original Schmidt Test Hammer Type N

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In rock mechanics, The Type N Original Schmidt (TR-0563 is commonly used for the classification of rock cores and brittle rock.

TR-0563 Type N Hammer is a portable and relatively inexpensive instrument for measuring the surface hardness of rock. The hammer can be used efficiently in both laboratory and field settings.

The mechanism of operation is simple; a hammer, released indirectly from a spring, impacts against the rocks surface through a plunger and the rebound is read on a scale. The compressive strength is then read directly from the curve ranging from 10 to 70 MPa (1,450 to 10,152 psi).

The type N hammer is used on NX or larger core specimens or block specimens having an edge length of at least 6 cm.

TC-3040 Calibration Anvil, manufactured from a special steel alloy, is used for the calibration of test hammers.


  • ASTM D 5873


Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.

Measuring Range N/mm^2 10-70
Impact Energy Nm 0.735
Dimensions mm (W x D x H)

Weight (approx.) Kg
Original Schmidt Test Hammer Type N
340 x 120 x 120 2
Rock Cradle
250 x 250 x 450 27
Calibration Anvil
150 x 150 x 230 16