Basic low cost entry
level system for simple heat distortion and
vicat softening point testing
Designed to evaluate the strength characteristics of plastic polymers when the temperature is increased at a set rate. Heat distortion determines the point on a temperature ramp at which a test sample, subject to a given bending stress, will deflect a predetermined amount. Vicat determines the point on a temperature ramp at which a loaded tip, having a precise area, will penetrate a test sample by a predetermined amount.
Basic entry level system for simple heat distortion and vicat softening point testing. Advanced dedicated microprocessor technology designed specifically for the apparatus. Design incorporates a communication link to the temperature controller enabling the control of the oil bath temperature to be accurately measured and recorded. Outputs from the Mitutoyo displacement gauges are accepted, analysed and directed by the microprocessor.
The station design is such
that the test stations do not have to be removed from the apparatus to
unload a sample.
The following features are
supplied as standard and are included in the basic cost of the apparatus.
- Advanced dedicated
- 0-400 °C digital
temperature measurement, control and display
- Unique Archimedean pump
design for highly accurate temperature distribution
- Built-in cooling system
- Overheat safety
- 2 x HDT heads
- 2 x vicat nibs
- 2.5 mm ball driver
- Dip stick and filling
- Calculation spreadsheet
for modular binary HDT test weight system
- Product user manual
- Fully traceable
certificate of calibration
- CE declaration of
- 1 year return to base
Optional Test Weights
Test weights are priced
individually per station. If only one type of test is required it will
only be necessary to purchase one type of test weights.
A new system using a progression of weights has now been incorporated for HDT. A set of 14 different test weights with 1 gram progression is available which combine to give any load from 1 gram to 3119 grams. Loads are easily calculated based on the test sample dimensions and the fibre stress selected. A spreadsheet is provided to facilitate this calculation.
: Set of 14 Modular Binary HDT Test Weights
: 1.000 kg Vicat Test Weight
: 5.000 kg Vicat Test Weight
Optional Heat Transfer Medium
The internal bath capacity
of the Ray-Ran 2 Station Heat Distortion And Vicat Softening Point
Apparatus is approximately 8 litres.
: 5 litres Silicone Oil
Optional Spares And Ancillaries
: HDT Head
: Vicat Nib
The product is available
with either of the following electrical characteristics.
- 220-240 volts 1 ph 50 Hz
- 100-120 volts 1 ph 60 Hz
(available on request)
All Ray-Ran products are
securely packed in a strong durable wooden packing crate suitable for
export shipment to any country in the world by air, land or sea.
- 71 kg / 86 cm x 46 cm x
All weights and dimensions