• 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 over-temperature control circuit that interrupts power should the 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

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