Consistency & Ductility
High precision in material texture testing
Benefit from Anton Paar’s longstanding experience in consistency and ductility testing. From essential tools for surface penetration, grease working and softening point testing to reliable breaking point testers and force-ductility meters – Anton Paar’s widely applicable solutions for consistency and ductility testing guarantee full compliance with a vast range of relevant standards.
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Unlimited application possibilities
With an extensive assortment of test accessories together with a patented force sensor plunger that will automatically detect your sample’s surface, Anton Paar’s penetrometer is an essential tool for the consistency and plasticity determination of bitumen, greases, waxes, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and others in accordance with ASTM D5, ASTM D214, ISO 2137, EN 1426 and more.
Hard labor turned into an easy job
The grease sample preparation with Anton Paar’s automatic grease working machine simplifies the tiresome and laborious working procedure typically required for shear stability tests. This solution guarantees compliance with the methods ASTM D214, ASTM D7342, ISO 2137, JIS K 2220, IP 50 and FTM 791-313.
Various ways to measure softness
The ring-and-ball softening point tester is mainly used for bitumen, resins, adhesives and polymers. The instrument can be upgraded with unique automatic ball centering and dispensing devices. The common methods covered by this tester are ASTM D36, ASTM E28, ISO 4625-1, EN 1238, EN 1427, EN 13179-1, JIS K 2207, AASHTO T53, IP 58.
Identify the cracking temperature
Another typical instrument for the characterization of bitumen is the Fraass breaking point tester with an integrated permanent bending program. It determines the brittle behavior at low temperatures in accordance with the standards EN 12593, IP 80 and JIS K 2207.
Three in one for tensile properties
The force-ductility meter from Anton Paar offers three procedures to measure bitumen properties: ductility or elongation, elastic recovery and force ductility according to the following standards: ASTM D113, JIS K 2207, AASHTO T51, DIN 52013; ASTM D6084, EN 13398, IP 516; EN 13589, EN 13703, AASHTO T300, IP 515, IP 520.