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Strength Meter NOVOTEST IPSM-U+T (Pulse Velocity Tester)

The device allows to measure the strength and homogeneity of concrete, bricks and other materials under the composition and surface sounding in objects, according to ASTM C597-16 (Standard Test Method for Pulse Velocity Through Concrete), and designed for construction projects inspection of buildings and structures. Has the determining the depth of cracks by the surface sounding probe function.


Measuring the strength and uniformity of construction materials by ultrasonic method NOVOTEST IPSM-U+T is designed for:

  • detection of voids, cracks and defects encountered in the production and operation of structures (for process control and inspection of facilities);
  • measure and uniformity of concrete strength (Guidelines MDS 62-2.01), construction and composite materials, structures, bridges and waterworks;
  • measure the depth of cracks in the tested materials;
  • determine the density and elastic modulus fiberglass and so on;
  • definitions of sound index of construction ceramics and abrasives;
  • estimates of the porosity, fracturing and anisotropy of the material;
  • assess the degree of maturity of the concrete in a monolithic concreting.


Brochure of Strength Meter NOVOTEST IPSM-U+T+D.pdf

  • Calculating the strength, density and elastic modulus of the pre-installed calibration graph
  • Calculation of the sound of the index of abrasive products
  • Memory of the results
  • Communication with PC
  • Further processing of the results using a specialized computer program
  • Lack of critical results to the pressing force on transducers
  • Ability to operate on large databases with transducers for through-sounding
  • Improved ratio of “signal-to-noise”
  • Universal converters for emission and reception of high-impact
  • The increased excitation voltage probe pulses


The increased power of the excitation probe pulses, high-quality amplification path can significantly increase the base of sounding and operating on materials with high damping.

The probe for surface sounding has a base of 120 mm, suitable for sounding concrete cubes samples.

The range of measurements of the propagation of ultrasonic vibrations, µs 10 … 9999
The measurement resolution of the propagation time of ultrasonic vibration, µs 0.1
The operating frequency of the ultrasonic oscillations, kHz 50-100
The base surface sounding measurements in mm 120
The output voltage, V to 600
Overall dimensions of el. unit, mm 122x65x23
Operating temperature, ° C -20…+40 C°
Power 2 AA batteries
Time of continuous operation, h, not less 10

Available options of Strength Meter NOVOTEST IPSM-U+T

  • Leather protected case
  • Ultrasonic transducers for through-sounding testing
  • Ultrasonic probe for surface-sounding testing

Modifications of Ultrasonic Tester of building materials strength:

  • IMSP U – the most simple modification to measure the strength of materials
  • IMSP U+T – additionally allows test for homogeneity and measure the depth of cracks
  • IMSP U+T+D – the most versatile modification, in which implemented all the functions of previous modifications, and also available flaw detection mode (A-scan)
  • Electronic unit
  • Surface sounding probe with cables
  • Standard sample
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Charger
  • Operating manual
  • Packing container

Strength Meter NOVOTEST IPSM-U+T. Video review


Strength Meter NOVOTEST IPSM-U+T. Checking the accuracy of the device on the calibration sample