• High Temperature Dropping Point Apparatus

High Temperature Dropping Point Apparatus



The ASTM D2265 dropping point test permits higher temperatures than the ASTM D566 method and uses a different heating procedure: the test cell is inserted in an aluminum block oven maintained at a constant temperature that is higher than the expected dropping point of the sample. The sample temperature then rises to the dropping point without operator control.

  • Conforms to ASTM D2265 and D4950 specifications
  • Six-sample testing capability
  • Microprocessor programmable high accuracy temperature control

Tests dropping points of lubricating greases at temperatures of up to 400°C (752°F). Includes thermostatically controlled aluminum block oven and six complete dropping point assemblies. Six-place oven has large viewing ports with fluorescent backlighting for excellent visibility. Microprocessor PID control provides quick temperature stabilization without overshoot and the bath is protected by an overtemperature control circuit that interrupts power should block temperature exceed a programmed cut-off point. Dual LED displays provide actual and setpoint temperature values in °C/°F format. Communications software (RS232, etc.), ramp-to-set and other enhanced features are available as extra cost options. Contact your Koehler representative for information. Microprocessor temperature control with digital readout and overtemperature safety cut-off maintains block temperature with ±0.5°C stability. Insulated cabinet has a chemical resistant polyurethane finish.

  • Dropping Point Assemblies (6) consisting of: test tube, grease cup, thermometer clamp, upper and lower bushings and bushing support ring
  • Thermometer Depth Gauge
  • Polished Metal Rod
  • Cup Support

Conforms to the specifications of: 

ASTM D2265, ASTM D4950

Maximum Temperature: 400°C (752°F)

Control Stability: ±0.5°C (±1°F)

115V 60Hz, Single Phase, 6.5A
220-240V 50/60Hz, Single Phase, 3.4A

lxwxh,in.(cm): 11 1⁄2x9x14 (29x23x36)
Net Weight: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)

Shipping Weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)

Dimensions: 24x20x18 in. (61.0x50.8x45.7 cm)

  • 250-000-03F ASTM 3F Thermometer  - Range: 20 to 760°F
  • 250-000-03C ASTM 3C Thermometer - Range: –5 to +400°C
  • K194E7 Cup Plug Gauge  - Per Fig. 1, ASTM D566 and Fig. 1-E-7, ASTM D2265
  • K194EA Grease Cup
  • K194EB Test Tube, 13x100mm
  • K194EC Cup Support
  • K194E1 Thermometer Clamp
  • K194E2 Upper Bushing
  • K194E3 Lower Bushing
  • K194E4 Bushing Support Ring
  • K194E5 Thermometer Depth Gauge
  • K194E6 Polished Metal Rod