The new IT800 impact tester integrates a number of unique features, including a following arm that monitors the travel of its pendulum. If the test-area safety doors are open (or the optional light curtain is broken), the IT800 immediately stops any additional motion of the pendulum. This following arm also acts as the pendulum return carrier and safely returns it to its latched release point once the test is complete. Control of testing is achieved by a front-mounted touch-screen display that facilitates setup and presents results in clear fashion. The IT800 has precision, friction-compensated, robust test frames and a range of safety features to ensure repetitive, secure testing.