The Drop Weight Impact Testing Machine Software 
Bluehill Impact Software for Drop Towers

Bluehill Impact is built from the ground up for touch interaction. The Operator Dashboard features large touchpoints to make the user experience simpler and smarter. Easy-to-understand icons and workflows make it easy to train new or experienced users, simplify operator training, and allow you to start testing even faster than ever before.


Effortless Drop Weight Impact Testing Workflows

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Smart Defaults

Bluehill Impact provides a set of pre-configured defaults that cover the most common impact testing scenarios.

Flexible Data Analysis

Users can define unique data flow and procedures ensuring data processing flexibility. Bluehill Impact reports on anomalies and inconsistent results when they are outside set parameters.

Guided Workflow

Thanks to prompted tests and the touch panel, procedures set up takes just a few clicks. Users can be guided through the entire testing process with step-by-step instructions, ensuring that their tests remain repeatable, simple, and error-free. The prompts are customizable with your own text messages.

Fast Data Acquisition and Results

Increased productivity thanks to the combination of the new Dashboard with data acquisition system and Bluehill Impact.

Speed Up Collaboration

Move from task to task: easily share test method and results within your Company or your Customers with Bluehill Impact file management system.

Advanced Capabilities for Advanced Drop Weight Impact Testing

Bluehill Impact Specimen Multiselection

Specimen Multi Selection
Edit parameters for many specimens at the same time with one click.
Bluehill Impact Smarter Test Analysis

Break Type Recognition
Automatic recognition of the break type according to the shape of the curve (ISO 6603-2). This ensures associations to the break type remain the same operator-to-operator.
Automatic Testing

Automatic Testing
Once a test method has been created in Bluehill Impact, you can use AutoMate Software module to customize how the specimens in the automatic feeder are tested, assigning different test velocities and temperatures.

Safety with High Throughput 

Secure Access

Secure Access
Bluehill Impact security allows the Lab manager to configure permissions granting full access to super users and limiting access where needed.
Calibration Alert

Tups Calibration Alert
Automatic alerts are generated when Tup calibration period is expiring. This feature helps to reduce the risk of invalid tests and protect your results against inaccuracies.
Built-In Safety Notifications

Built-In Safety Notifications
The Dashboard gives clear visual information on the instrument status, so users always know when a test is in progress.


Powered by Instron Connect
Instron Remote Technical Support (RTS), powered by Connect, allows our technical support team to connect directly to your Instron systems by either remote screen share or through integrated augmented reality (AR), providing fast and high-quality system diagnostics which should increase your Instron systems uptime.


Learn About Upgrading your Drop Weight Impact Testing Software

9400 and 9300 Drop Tower Systems

Bluehill Impact & Dashboard with Data Acquisition System

The state-of-the-art controller can be retrofitted on all the 9340 with Firmware version later than 1.00 and on all the 9350 Drop Weight Impact Testing Machines with FW version later than 3.00, including machines with automatic feeding option.


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