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Hamco 65B Semiautomatic Softening Point Apparatus by Ring & Ball Method as per ASTM D 36

Test Method:

The sample is cast in shouldered rings and heated at a controlled rate under the weight of a steel ball. The softening point is the temperature at which the bitumen disks soften and sag downward a specified distance.

  • conforms to ASTM D36 and related specifications
Consists of 800ml beaker, 2 standard balls, shouldered rings, ball centering guides, ring holder, bottom plate and beaker cover with support rods. With microprocessor based. Profile temperature controller. Order thermometer and heater separately.

Conforms to the specifications of: ASTM D36, E28; AASHTO T 53; IP 58, 198; NF T 66-008

  • Temp. Rise: set able from range 0.1deg c to 9.9 Deg. c.
  • Method of detecting softening point: manual.
  • MICROPROCESSOR BASED TEMPERATURE CONTROL UNIT WITH ALL NECESSARY INTERLOCK.
  • YOU CAN SET 10 DEG PRIOR TO EXPECTED DROP POINT. ONCE IT WILL REACH THERE IT WILL GIVE YOU AUDIO VISUAL ALARM AND WILL MAINTAIN THAT TEMPERATURE UNTIL YOU PRESS A RESET BUTTON.( UPTO THIS TIME YOU DON’T HAVE TO ATTEND THE EQUIPMENT.)
  • AFTER REACHING PRESET TEMPERATURE, YOU HAVE TO SET RAMP RATE OF TEMPERATURE RISE RANGE FROM 0.1 DEG C TO 9.9 DEG C PER MINUTE. AFTER SETTING THE RAMP RATE, YOU HAVE TO PRESS THE START BUTTON.
  • NOW, WHEN YOU DETECT DROP POINT, PRESS HOLD BUTTON THE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY WILL HOLD UNTIL YOU PRESS RESET BUTTON. THE HOLD DISPLAY OF TEMPERATURE INDICATE YOUR DROP POINT.
  • HEATING LOAD: 800 WATT.
  • POWER SUPPLY: 230V AC, 50 HZ, 10 AMP.
  • STIRRER: MOTORISED.
  • ILLUMINATION: BRIGHT LED TYPE.
  • SAFETY FEATURES:
    • OVER TEMPERATURE PROTECTION.
    • OVER LOAD PROTECTION.
    • SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION.
    • INPUT POWER FLUCTUATION PROTECTION.
  • IT WILL FOLLOW EXACT ASTM PROCEDURE WITHOUT MUCH MORE MANUAL INTERVENTION.
  • OPERATOR WILL REMAIN FREE UNTIL IT REACHES PRESET TEMPERATURE.
  • THE FACILITY OF RAMP RATE ALLOW THE OPERATOR TO CARRY THE TEST AT THE SPEED IT DESIRE.
  • ALL NECESSARY INTERLOCK WILL DETECT THE PROBLEN AUTOMATICALLY.
  • USER FRIENDLY.
  • THE HOLD DISPLAY OF SOFTENING POINT FACILITY WILL ALLOW THE OPERATOR TO NOTE DOWN THE READING WITH SOME TIME.
  • PRINTER FACILITY (OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA PRICE). WILL REDUCE THE ERROR OF MANUAL MISTAKE.

Maximum Temperature:

477°f (250°c)

Bath Medium:

A high temperature heat transfer fluid having a flash point in excess of 400°C is recommended. Silicone fluid (P/N 355-001-002) is suitable.

Electrical Connection :

230V 50/60Hz, Single Phase, 6.5A

Included Accessories :

  • Beaker 800 ml
  • Sample Holder – 2 No’s
  • Guide – 2 No’s
  • SS Ball – 2 No’s.
  • Stand for above -1 No’s
  • Stirrer and Heater assembly for above -1 No’s

Dimensions in inches :

  • 11” x8” x31”
  • Nett Weight : 16.5 kg

Shipping Information :

  • Shipping Weight :20 kg
  • Dimensions : 4.2 cu ft.

Ordering Information:

CATALOGUE NO PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT
Hamco 65B Semiautomatic softening point apparatus 220-240v, 50/60hz, 10.8 amp
Hamco 65b EXP Semiautomatic softening point apparatus 115v, 50/60hz,20.8 amp