OilLab 500 – Ring and Ball

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ASTM D36 – ASTM E28
EN 1427
IP 58
ISO 4625
DIN 52011
NF T 66-008
AASHTO T53
JIS K2207

CE marked

Subject

Softening point of bitumen, bituminous binders, hot coatings, tar, tall oil rosins, waxes, polymeric resins.

Measuring Ring-and-Ball Principle

The sample is heated in a liquid bath respecting the heating rate prescribed by the standards test methods. During this procedure the product gradually become softer and when the test ball fall a distance of 25 mm the softening point is determined.

Measuring Ring-and-Ball Devices

  • Testing unit equipped with 2 steel balls 9.5mm Ø 3.5 gr
  • Mechanical ring holder and assembly, made of brass, support for 2 test rings, centering guide
  • Heating plate
  • Heat resistant glass Beaker, 800 ml capacity
  • 2 indipendent detection systems including high precision laser emission and accurate phototransistor receiver

Measuring Temperature Probe

  • Platinum resistance PT100 class A

Measuring Parameters

  • Temperatures: in °C
  • Measuring range: 0°C … +250°C
  • Resolution: 0.06 °C
  • Accuracy: ± 0.1 °C
  • Repeatability / Reproducibility: as per standards methods or better

Integrated panel PC

  • TFT/LCD 8”
  • Resolution 1024 × 768 16.2 M colours
  • 2 USB ports for connection to an external printer and/or external PC
  • Storage capacity for more than 60’000 analysis

LabLink Operating Software

  • All analytical parameters recoded
  • Customizable analysis parameters and methods
  • Customizable results report
  • Printable graphs and results
  • Self-identification of the typology of the analysers connected

The software includes:

Analysis Menu

  • Standard method as per ASTM / IP / ISO / EN / DIN… norms of reference
  • Unknow sample
  • Audible alarm and displayed messages at the end of the analysis and in case of errors and/or malfunctions

Diagnostic Menu

  • Direct access to all analog, digital, inputs and outputs
  • Selectable value displaying: °C / Volt

Calibration Menu

  • Automatic calibration of each temperature probe
  • Last calibration date referred to each single probe displayed and relative data printable
  • Display of calibration diagram
  • Insertion of offset values
  • Standard and advanced calibration modes

Data Utilities

  • Fields for introduction of operator and product name
  • Archive viewer for files recall
  • All analysis stored in Excel® compatible format
  • Storage capacity for more than 60’000 analysis
  • LIMS compatible

Heating

  • Electrical heater
  • Equipped with over temperature cut-out

Cooling System

  • Air forced ventilation fan

Electrical Supply

  • 220V ± 15% / 50 to 60 Hz
  • 115V ± 15% / 60 Hz

Cord cable

  • 3 conductors flexible cable 2 m (7 feet) length with PVC sheath oil and heat resistant as per CENELEC directives

Ambient Temperature

  • Max 35°C
  • H.R. 80%

Dimensions (cm)

  • width 48
  • depth 30
  • height 52

Weight

  • 25 kg

Accessories

  • LAB-500/005-06: PT100 bath
  • LAB-500/008-05: protective shields
  • LAB-500/008-18: forceps
  • LAB-500/171-01: steels balls, 50 pz.