Rapid Monitoring of Melt Flow Rate with the Cflow Extrusion Plastometer

The compact Cflow extrusion plastometers are built as a stand-alone instrument for fast monitoring of melt mass flow rate (MFR). They are mainly used for goods inwards checks at plastics processing plants where extrusion tests are performed on an unscheduled basis.

Key Advantages and Features

  • The extrusion behavior of plastics is examined safely and quickly in compliance with Method A
  • The test weight is kept in the preheating position with the test weight supports available as an option
  • Extensive accessories, such as the manual or automatic extrudate cutter, are available as an option

Technical Overview

The Cflow is engineered for MFR tests to Method A and can be used for tests to the following standards: Method A as per ISO 1133, ASTM D3364, ASTM D1238, and JIS K 7210.

Description Value  
Type Cflow extrusion plastometer
Item no. 004949
Test load 0.325 to 21.6 kg
Dimensions:
Height with all weights 850 mm
Width 330 mm
Depth 395 mm
Weight, approx. 18 kg
Test temperature +120 to +400 °C
Display Two-line set/actual temperature display, illuminated
Resolution of the temperature display < 0.1 K
Temperature accuracy in the range of 0 to 75 mm above the die in the temperature range of 190 °C to 300 °C < 0.3[1] K
Error limit of time measurement (Method A) ±0.02 (with automated extrudate cutter) s
Included in the scope of delivery:
  • Weights for load stages 325 g and 2.16 kg
  • Filler funnel
  • Cleaning accessories (cleaning rod, cleaning brush, cleaning pads (500 pieces), die cleaning brush Ø 2.095 mm) for the extrusion barrel and die
  • Test granulate and filling chute for granulate
Power input specifications
Power supply 220 to 240 V, 1L/PE/N
Power consumption (full load), approx. 0.6 kVA
Power frequency 50/60 Hz

1 Spatial and temporal, to ISO 1133-2

Suitable Accessories

  • Test weights
  • Extrusion barrels
  • Extrudate cutter

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