|K18860 Low Temperature Torque Test Apparatus|
Significant for the design and specification of greases for low temperature service, the low temperature torque test measures the extent to which a grease sample retards rotation of a bearing assembly at the test temperature.
Features and Benefits
Digital torque indication for two samples
Choice of test rig combinations
Mechanically refrigerated, with standard 65°F (54°C) operating range
Optional cooling range to 100°F (73°C)
Optional strip chart recorder or data acquisition software
Conforms to ASTM D1478, D4693 and D4950 specifications
Data acquisition software available
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|K18860 Low Temperature Torque Test Apparatus
Refrigerated two unit apparatus for ASTM low temperature torque tests on lubricating greases. Includes an insulated, thermostatically controlled air chamber with test rigs, drive shafts and externally mounted gear motors. Rotates drive shafts at 1rpm while electronic load cell-strain gauge indicators measure the torque required to restrain the test rigs. Digital LED displays indicate torque for each drive unit and cold chamber temperature. On ASTM D4693 models, spindle temperature is also indicated for each drive unit. An optional factory installed strip chart recorder provides a hard copy record of starting torque, running torque and maximum torque. Includes drive shaft overtorque protectionwhen drive shaft torque exceeds a preset value, the drive motors automatically shut down to prevent breakage of shaft insulators. Standard cooling range of 65°F (54°C) meets ASTM requirements for D1478 and D4693 test methods. Optional 100°F (73°C) range is available for special testing requirements.
ASTM D1478 Model for Ball Bearing Greases Equipped with two test cages and two 6204 ball bearings per ASTM D1478 specifications.
ASTM D4693 Model for Automotive Wheel Bearing Greases Equipped with two spring loaded spindle-bearings-hub assemblies, bearing packer assembly and bearing installation and removal tools.
Combined ASTM D1478-D4693 Model Equipped with one test cage and one 6204 ball bearing for ASTM D1478 testing and one spindle-bearings-hub assembly with bearing packer and tools for ASTM D4693 testing.
Data acquisition software Data acquisition software facilitates running both ASTM D1478 and D4693 tests. Graph of torque versus time details starting torque, running torque and time elapsed. Includes software, data acquisition board and cable.
Conforms to: ASTM D1478, D4693, D4950; FTM 791-334
Standard: 65°F (54°C)
Optional: 103°F (75°C)
Temperature Uniformity: ±0.1°F (±0.5°C)
Refrigeration: air cooled mechanical cascade hermetic system
Cabinet: floor-mount, polished stainless steel exterior, rides on swivel casters
Net Weight: 600 lbs (272.2kg)
Shipping Weight: 697 lbs (316.1kg)
Dimensions: 6.4 Cu. ft.