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Toe Cap Impact Tester

Toe Cap Impact Tester
Toe Cap Impact Tester
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Product Code : 05
Product Description

The toe portion of safety / protective footwear shall be sufficiently rigid so as not to get pressed down beyond a specified limit when a heavy block falls down on it, thus preventing crushing of or injury to the toe of the user.

The toes of such footwear are generally reinforced with a steel toe-cap to provide rigidity to them. Whether these toe-caps are sufficient robust so as to fulfill their desired function is ascertained by subjecting the toe-cap assembled in a cut-out shoe to an impact by a falling weight. The toe-cap shall not press down beyond a specified limit during the impact.

Related Standard:

  • IS 15298 (Part 1) – 2002 : Safety, Protective, and Occupational Footwear for Professional Use

  • ISO 8782 (Part 1) – 1998 : Requirements and Test Methods

  •  Clause 5.3: Determination of Impact Resistance

  • EN 344 - 1993 : Requirements and Test Methods for Safety, Protective and occupational Footwear for Professional Use.

Technical Specifications:-

  • Height of fall - 1020 +- 10 mm

  • Mass of Falling Block - 10.0 +- 0.1 kg and 20.0 +- 0.2 kg

  • Impact Energy - 100 +- 2 Joule and 200 +- 4 Joule

  • Striker - Wedge shaped having an included angle of 90o, length of at least 60 mm, edge  rounded to 3 mm radius, hardness 50 to 60 HRC

  • Clamping Block - 150 x 150 x 19 mm, hardness at least 60 HRC


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