The concrete test hammers are the most widely used portable NDT measuring instruments for a rapid assessment of the condition of a concrete structure. Proceq‘s Schmidt Hammer portfolio is the most comprehensive available.
The concrete test hammer was developed by Ernst O. Schmidt and introduced by Proceq at the beginning of the 1950’s. Since then, Proceq has continuously developed its Schmidt Family to cover the entire range of compressive strength classes.
The Schmidt concrete test hammers can be applied to all concrete structures such as bridges, buildings, retaining walls, barrages and many more. But they are also the perfect instruments to test in tunnels (e.g. the formwork stripping strength which is the concrete compressive strength fc to be achieved before removal of the formwork).
Proceq’s rebound hammers have been used for decades for the reliable on-site estimation of concrete compressive strength, and the rapid assessment of variations in uniformity. Each family of Proceq’s rebound hammers is built for a different purpose to meet the specific needs of the customers’ applications.
Original Schmidt Live is the world’s most advanced R-value hammer, operating as a stand-alone analog or digital hammer when connected to an iPhone. It can also connect to a Bluetooth printer for direct print-out of results. The full productivity potential of the hammer is unleashed by the Schmidt Live app, which significantly reduces the time required for testing and reporting according to all major standards.
Construction & Infrastructure