Amsler HDT/Vicat Allround 6-300


Amsler HDT/Vicat Allround 6-300 with six measuring stations, touchoperation
Testing system, dimensions

Applications

The Amsler HDT/Vicat Allround instrument is designed for convenient testing in research anddevelopment, goods inwards checks and production monitoring.
Depending on the requirement, the instrument can be equipped with two, four or six measuring stations.

Determination of heat deflection temperature (HDT)
• To ISO 75 Parts 1 to 3, and ASTM D648 on thermoplastics, hard rubber, as well as fiber-reinforced plastics and filled thermosetting plastics.

Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)
• To ISO 306 and ASTM D1525 on thermoplastics.

Determination of creep behavior
• Under flexural load

Reliable test results

Through an automated test sequence, operator influence is minimized and errors are prevented. After the specimens have been inserted, the test is only started once. The weight is automatically applied and the measuring stations lowered. Once the measuring stations are completely lowered,the instrument begins to heat up automatically.

Aged silicone oil loses its typical characteristics required for reliable test results. The instrument monitors the level and aging of the silicone oil and signals when an oil change is needed. This ensures that testing conditions are always optimal, and that reliable test results are achieved.

Digital displacement measurement provides a high level of accuracy over the entire measurement range. Accurate test results are also guaranteed during the time

between calibration points, since the digital displacement transducers remain stable throughout.

Heat expansion of the measuring stations influences the accuracy of the test results. The designof the measuring stations, including the selection of special materials, ensures that no additional compensation, i.e. via the software, is necessary.


Smart solutions

The weights are securely held at the top during specimen insertion and do not have to be secured individually. This leaves the operator with both hands free,and allows for optimal and convenient insertion and positioning of the specimens.

To provide the operator with a high level of convenience and efficiency, the oil bath is equipped with a protective feature that prevents overfilling or the possibility of complete emptying. Overfilling can lead to contamination and therefore damages to the environment and of the instrument components. The protection ensures that the oil bath cannot be overfilled when adding the silicone oil. It is also important, when changing the silicone oil, that the full amount of oil can be drained to ensure that the residue is not filled with the new oil that is to be poured in.

It takes less than one minute to open the cover for the oil bath. This allows for quick and easy access, for example to remove a lost specimen from the oil bath and prevent it from melting during the next test, in which case the oil would have to be changed.

Downtime for inspection and maintenance is greatly reduced through easy access to all the instrument components.




Protection for operator and instrument

A redundant system with two overheating protection devices for the silicone oil and the heating element provides maximum safety. The oil and the heating element are independently controlled and are optimally protected against overheating.

To speed up the instrument cooling process for the next test, it includes an integrated cooling system. If the outlet of the cooling water system were to be blocked,steam would accumulate in the cooling pipes at very high pressure, which would present a risk of injury to the operator and lead to serious damage to the equipment. The safety circuit with integrated pressure control valve protects the operator and the instrument.

The test area is optimally protected by a safety switch with mechanical guard locking, preventing external access during the test. As a result, the operator cannot reach in and is protected during high temperatures and automatic movements of the instrument. The risk of test interruptions due to external intervention is also minimized. A status display indicates at all times when the safety device can be opened.

The instrument is designed to be both CE and UL compliant. All safety aspects were extensively tested and verified by TÜV SÜD, an independent and one of the most renowned German certifying organizations.This process ensures safe operation of the entire system and careful selection of electrical and electronic components.

Instrument touch operation

Intuitive and workflow oriented touch operation

All test-related settings are grouped logically and are separated from higher-level system settings. The operator is guided through test configuration step by step.The stored test configuration can be easily exported and transferred to other devices.

Quick familiarization with user management also applies to stand alone

Integrated user management reduces the number of operator input options to a minimum. Users see only what is important to them so they can focus on the task at hand right from the start.

Flexible use with or without PC

Thanks to the new, standardized operating philosophy, the user can easily switch between the device and the PC.

Powerful functionality through testXpert III testing software

The simple and straightforward structure of the intuitive testXpert III interface mirrors the work processes in the laboratory. testXpert III is workflow-based from start to finish, reducing training time to a minimum and ensuring efficient and reliable testing. With testXpert III, available functions are expanded through features such as measured value and control graphics, result determination,data storage, and export functions.




Technical data
General technical data for HDT/Vicat Allround 6-300

Measuring stations, equipped 2 
Measuring stations, possible 6  
Controllable temperature range +20 ... +300°C
Temperature sensor
1 x per station and 1 x per bath
Pt 100  
Temperature measurement   
Display accuracy at 300 °C ± 0.5°C
Spatial temperature gradient ± 0.1°C
Temperature measurement resolution 0.01°C
Displacement measurement    
Measurement range 1 ... 16 mm
Display resolution 0.001 mm
Measurement accuracy of the sensor ± 0.002 mm
Measuring system Linear displacement transducer (digital)  
Dimensions   
Height 878mm
Width 1280mm
Depth 625mm
Weight, with two measuring stations,without weights,
without heat transferfluid, approx.
188 kg
Required PC interface Ethernet 

Amsler HDT/Vicat Allround 6-300

Type
Item No.
Amsler HDT/Vicat Allround 6-300
08.0556 1)2)
Amsler HDT/Vicat Allround 6-300
08.0562 1)2)
Power input specifications     
Power supply 230 120 V, 1Ph/N/PE
Permissible voltage fluctuation ± 10± 10 %
Power consumption (full load), approx. 3.8 3.8 kVA
Power frequency 50/6050/60 Hz
1) Water supply required
2) The instruments are supplied without heat transfer fluid as standard. Order the corresponding amount from the accessories.

Description Value  
Specimen data   
VST specimen dimensions, max. 10 x 6.5 x 10 mm
HDT specimen dimensions, max. 13 x 15 x 130mm
HDT spans 64, 100 and 101.6 mm


Accessories required

Heat transfer fluid for HDT/Vicat 
Description Item number
Heat transfer fluid for tests up to 200 °C, 100 cSt viscosity, 20 liters 1) 08.0434
Heat transfer fluid for tests up to 300 °C, 100 cSt viscosity, 20 liters 1) 08.0456
1) The instruments are supplied without heat transfer fluid as standard. Order the corresponding amount. Please see the information for the basic instruments (oil capacity) for the required amount of heat transfer fluid.

Optional accessories
Measuring stations

As standard, the basic instrument is equipped with two measuring stations. Six measuring stations are possible.
Accordingly, two or four additional measuring stations can be selected.

Description Item number
Two measuring stations including digital displacement transducers, temperature sensors and rods including weight support 08.0464
Four measuring stations including digital displacement transducers, temperature sensors and rods including weight support 08.0427


HDT/Vicat with two measuring stations
HDT/Vicat with option of four additional measuring stations

Measuring station barrier

Description Item number
The measuring station barrier (half-open) prevents specimens from floating into the oil and soft specimens from dissolving in the oil 08.0565
The measuring station barrier (closed) prevents very light specimens from floating into the oil and soft specimens from dissolving in the oil 08.0566

Lifting the rod


External suction device for oil fumes

Description Item number
Prevents the release of oil fumes into the environment; integrated ionization collector  08.0436

Closed-loop chillier unit

Description Item number
For cooling of heat transfer fluid; integrated 35 L water tank; recooling from 300 °C to 30 °C in approx. 20 minutes; supply voltage: 230 V 08.0435

HDT/Vicat with external extraction of oil fumes and closed-loop chillier unit.

Accessories for HDT tests
HDT upper anvil

Description Item number
HDT upper anvil to ISO 75 Part 1-3 and ASTM D648, incl. declaration of conformity (1 x required per measuring station) 08.0429

HDT test method
HDT test method, testing station incl. barrier (half open)
Centering tool for HDT

Description Item number
HDT centering tool for alignment of the HDT upper anvil (1x required) 08.0430

HDT centering tool

Weight sets for HDT tests

Description Item number
Universal weight set for HDT tests (1 x required per measuring station)All loads from 1 ... 2047 g can be adjusted in 1 g increments. 08.0432
Weight set for HDT tests to ISO 75-2 08.0509

Description Item number
Tailored to fit ISO 75-2 A, B and C specimens, for stresses of 1.80 MPa, 0.45 MPa, 8.00 MPa,and specimen dimensions 10 x 4 x 80 mm (W x H x L)  

HDT and Vicat weight sets with storage case
HDT upper anvil
Certificate for the dimensions of the HDT upper anvil

Description Item number
Numbering of the HDT upper anvil and individual calibration certificate 08.0459

Calibration certificate

Description Item number
Calibration certificate for the universal HDT testing weight set, numbering of all individual weights and individual calibration certificate 08.0460
Calibration certificate for the HDT testing weight set to ISO 75-2, numbering of all individual weights and individual calibration certificate 08.0461

Accessories for Vicat tests
Vicat needle

Description Item number
Vicat needle to ISO 306 and ASTM D1525, incl. declaration of conformity (1 x required per measuring station) 08.0428

Vicat test method
Vicat test method, testing station incl. barrier (half open)
Vicat weight set

Description Item number
Vicat weight set 10 N and 50 N to ISO 306 and ASTM D1525 (1 x required per measuring station) 08.0431

Vicat weight set
Vicat needle
Calibration certificate

Description Item number
Calibration certificate for the Vicat weight set, numbering of all individual weights and individual calibration certificate 08.0458

Certificate for the dimensions of the Vicat needle

Description Item number
Numbering of the Vicat needle and individual calibration certificate 08.0457

All data at ambient temperature. We reserve the right to make technical changes in the course of ongoingdevelopment.