01dB Tapping Machine TM01

The TM01 tapping machine is designed to carry out impact sound measurements in accordance with current regulations and standards.


01dB has joined with the British company Sound Solutions Products Limited to offer its customers its new simple and reliable tapping machine: TM01.

The TM01 tapping machine is designed to carry out impact sound measurements in accordance with current regulations and standards. The TM01 tapping machine includes an electronic speed controller that integrates an optical unit for information feedback. This system allows for the validation of the proper impact rate for the hammers. If the battery is too low to ensure the proper rate, the TM01 tapping machine delivers visual information through a red LED. Furthermore, the TM01 machine changes the impact rate so that it becomes irregular. This feature is particularly useful when the user is in the receiving room. He/she will then be able to remotely diagnose a dysfunction of the machine.

The TM01 tapping machine is fully integrated into the 01dB product range dedicated to building acoustics. Using the SWT001 module, the SOLO Black Edition sound level meter can indeed automatically start and stop the TM01 machine when doing impact noise receiving easurements. Using the dBSOLO-B software installed on a PC tablet, the user can control both the SOLO sound level meter and the TM01 tapping machine.

For more information on the 01dB Tapping Machine TM01, contact your local Air-Met office. 

01dB Tapping Machine TM01 Features Include:

The TM01 tapping machine includes the following technical features:
  • Light and robust
  • 2 hours of continuous operating life (integrated battery)
  • Verification through an optical system of the hammers’ impact rate and sequence
  • Visual (LED) and sound (change of rate) information in case of non standardised impact frequency
  • No lubrication required for the hammers
  • Drop height adjustment gauge fixed on the machine for simple and easy check
  • Programmable continuous operating time (5 or 20 min)
  • Remote operating through (provided) remote control or using the SOLO Black Edition sound level meter combined with its SWT001 module

01dB Tapping Machine TM01 Specifications Include:

Technical Specifications
Reference Standards  
  • ISO140 parts VI, VII and VIII
  • ISO 717
  • DIN 52210
  • BS 5821
  • ASTM E-492
  • ASTM E-1007
EC Compliance   EN50081-1 and EN50082-1
Features of the Hammers Number: 5
  Material: Stainless steel
  Weight: 500 g +/- 6 g
  Diameter: 30 mm +/- 0.2 mm
  Seperating Distance: 30 mm +/- 0.2 mm
  Rate Drop Height: 40 mm
  Rate: 10 impacts per second
  Sequence: 1, 3, 5, 2, 4
Overall Dimension   L x H x D: 650 x 215 x 275 mm
Weight   10.2 kg
Battery Type:  lead acid gel with no maintenance
  Operating Life:
> 2 continuous hours (guaranteed impact rate)
  Charging Time:  about 8 hours
Warranty   2 years for parts and labour


01dB Tapping Machine TM01 Applications Include:

  • Building acoustics
  • On-site measurement of impact noise level
  • Laboratory measurement of impact noise level