Instron® CEAST HV500 is the latest instrument design to perform HDT and VICAT tests at high temperatures, up to 500°C, making this instrument ideal for research and quality control applications as it is ensuring the capability to test the new generations of techno-polymers, characterized by their excellent properties at high temperature. Using three independent testing stations and with a new cutting-edge heating system for specimens, the CEAST HV500 is simple to use and eliminates environmental concerns associated with oil based systems, such as vapor emissions and oil disposal.
Features of the Instron® CEAST HV500 include:
New innovative heating medium that uses an Aluminum Oxide micrometer-sized powder, which is "fluidized" by compressed air rather than oil
The pneumatic system, which automatically lowers all three test stations at the beginning of the test and raise them at the end of the test, eliminates the need for operator manual handling
Automatic pneumatic system to apply and remove weights on the specimens at the start and end of the test
Both HDT and Vicat tests can be performed simultaneously
For additional operator safety, the protective cover remains closed until the bath temperature returns to the threshold temperature
Available as a stand-alone instrument, controlled by microprocessor and soft-touch keyboard, the instrument can be as well connected to a PC for data handling using the VisualTHERM software, ensuring parameters management and process control
The Instron® CEAST HV500 can perform tests according to to relevant HDT and Vicat standards.
Met 121 C
NT T 51-005
Met 120 C
NT T 51-021