asp-6 Automated Softening Point Tester

ASTM D36, ASTM E28, EN 1427 & IP 58

Ergonomic, versatile and premium, the photo-electric device with a wide light beam is employed to ensure a reliable automatic detection of softening point. The automated asp-6 reliably tests the softening point of bitumen and other materials. Its compact size allows it to be installed in a fume hood, and includes a built-in safety shutdown in the event of harmful vapor generation from overheated glycerin. The softening point tester has an ergonomically color-coordinated display for high-visibility and intuitive switch operation. The all-in-one chassis design is compact, lightweight and premium. Meets ASTM D36, ASTM E28, EN 1427 and IP 58.

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  • ASTM D36, ASTM E28, EN 1427, IP 58

Easy Operation

  • Simple operation - set up the specimen, choose the bath liquid type and hit Start key. Heating, softenening point detection and cooling are performed automatically

Reliable Falling Detection

  • Due to wide light projector and wide light receiver, asp-6 detects ball even if the ball falls with some angle

Data Handling

  • asp-6 can store up to 200 test results
  • Exports to optional printer or to LIMS through RS232/Ethernet port

Safety Detection

  • Automatically shuts off and problem is reported in case:
    • sample falls on one side only within the temperature range
    • sample does not fall on either side within the set upper limit temperature
    • light projector or receiver is defective
    • temperature sensor is defective
    • temperature sensor is not placed in the correct position
    • built-in battery is drained
    • computer does not display properly

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