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Penetrometer:
PNR 12

  • Determines plasticity and consistency of pasty, creamy, semi-solid, or highly viscous samples
  • Test kits for standardized methods covering measuring petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food
  • Available with needles, cones, perforated disks, rods, and rams
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PNR 12 automatically measures the resistance a material provides to being pierced by a specifically shaped test body. The harder the test material, the more pointed and needle-like the test body should be.
The penetrometer is used for consistency and plasticity determination of pasty, creamy, semi-solid or highly viscous samples.

Key features

Benefits at a Glance

  • The patented force sensor plunger (optional) will detect the surface of samples even underneath a layer of water. It starts the standardized test sequence automatically and digitally reports the results on the display.
    Suitable samples are bitumen < 160 PU (1 Penetration Unit = 0.1 mm), waxes and other comparable hard materials.
  • 20 programs (16 of which are individually user-definable)
  • Automatic data conversion (NLGI-class, EN-bitumen value, ¼-cone to solid cone and ½-cone to solid cone)
  • Limit indicator which gives an alarm when the test value falls outside preset values
  • Statistical and database functionality (storage of 200 tests, evaluation of Min, Max, Mean)
  • Data readout with USB stick, conversion to Excel®
  • Automatic measurements of electrically conductive samples

Convenient Operation

  • Magnifier and extra bright LED sample illumination for reliable manual surface detection
  • Jog wheel driven menu (turn and push)
  • Password protection

Customized User Flexibility

  • Typical PNR 12 accessories:
    Needles are suitable for measurements on bitumen, wax, food, cosmetics, etc.
    Cones are used for measurements on fats, greases, jellies, creams and similar materials
    Perforated disks are primarily used for measuring fluid and highly viscous materials
    Rods & rams are suitable for semi-liquid fats, greases and pastes, emulsions, honey, paints, varnishes, potting compounds, ceramic pastes, bread and confectionery
    Test kits for grease, waxes, food, cosmetics, sealing mass, pharmaceuticals, etc. are available.
  • Calibration kit (optional), officially certified for time, distance and temperature check
  • Sensor (optional) for temperature measuring and recording
  • Due to the variety of available test bodies PNR 12 is a modular system and comes without a test body

Technical specifications

Measuring range 0 mm to 80 mm (plunger-dependent)
Max. test load 2 kg
Resolution ±0.01 mm
Test duration 0.1 s to 999,999 s
Start delay up to 9999 s
Interfaces USB, LAN, LIMS compatibility
Power supply 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 1.5 A, 70 W
Dimensions 300 mm x 380 mm x 570 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 11 kg

Standards

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ABNT

NBR 6576
NBR 11345

ANP

Nº 804

ASTM

D5
D217
D943
D1321
D1403
D7342

DIN

51579

EN

1426
13880-2

ISO

2137

JIS

K 2207
K 2235

Pharmacopoeia Europe (Ph. Eur.)

2.9.9 - Measurement of consistency by penetrometry

RANP

19
32
36
39
804

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Aluminum cone, 31.5 g, Unilever 40°

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Bitumen needle 2.5 g, ASTM D 5, EN 1426

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Bitumen needle 2.5 g, extended version

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Half cone, 22.5 g

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Hollow cone, 102.5 g brass/SS

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Hollow cone, 102.5 g brass/SS pharmacop.

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Micro cone, 7 g, aluminum, Euro-Pharma

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One-quarter cone, 1.08 g

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Standard hollow cone, 15 g

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Standard solid cone, 102.5 g

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Test kit, aluminum cone Unilever

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Test kit, ASTM D 5

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Test kit, micro cone, Euro Pharma

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Test kit, one-quarter cone ASTM D 1403

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Test kit, stand. hollow cone ASTM D 217

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Wax tapered needle 2.5 g, standard

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Base plate, glass f. wax test cylinder

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Electronic surface-detector, cpl.

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Grease sample cont., 3-parts, Euro-Pharm

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LOAD WEIGHT CENTER-BORED, 50 g

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Load weight for sensor plunger, 100 g

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Part number: 106919

Load weight for sensor plunger, 50 g

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Part number: 106918

Load weight, central bore, 100 g

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Part number: 106828

Micro grease worker f. 1/2 cone method

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Micro grease worker f. 1/4 cone method

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Mini spirit level for PNR 12

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Plunger 10 g, 107 mm, aluminum

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Plunger 15 g, 118 mm, aluminum

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Part number: 106824

Plunger 16.8 g, 116 mm, alu/brass

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Plunger 47.5 g, 162 mm, brass

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Plunger 48.5 g, 135 mm, brass

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Plunger 8.3 g, 99 mm, elektron

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Part number: 106863

Plunger 97.5 g, 154 mm, brass

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Part number: 106826

Sample container D= 55 mm, 35 mm

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Sample container D= 55 mm, 45 mm

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Sample container D= 55 mm, 70 mm

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Part number: 106839

Sample container D= 70 mm, 45 mm

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Part number: 106836

Sample container D= 70 mm, 60 mm

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Part number: 106837

Sample container D= 77 mm, 64 mm

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Sensor plunger, 47.5 g

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Part number: 106904

Sensor plunger, 97.5 g

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Special additional weight, 80 g Unilever

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Temperature sensor for PNR 12

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