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Determines Melt Flow Index of thermoplastics with minimum user of user

Melt flow systems are used to test the flow characteristics of various polymers. This melt-flow index is an automatic model to determine the fluidity index of thermoplastic materials exposed to heat.

This test method covers measurement of the rate of extrusion of molten resins through a die of a specified length and diameter under prescribed conditions of temperature, load and piston position in the barrel as the timed measurement is being made. Based on this analysis, it is possible to calculate the breaking stretching ratio, which improves controls on incoming materials.

Therefore melt strength properties are an important aid for plastic producers – it helps them to evaluate the material quality before production and to determinate the best parameters in advance.

The instrument carries out a volumetric procedure (MVI) and, by means of an optical system, determines the volume of the material extruded at a pre-set time. Supplied with 1 x 0.325 Piston with weight-supporting head.

Complies with ASTM D1238, D2116, D3369, BS 2782/105C, AFNOR T 51/016, ISO 1133, DIN 53735, UNI 5640

Optional Weights available.

Controls incoming materials that can be susceptible to breaking during processing (e.g. blow moulding or spinning) Runs rheological determination of up to a 21.6 kg max. load – and calculates then thermal degradation of the product under test
Equipped with a microprocessor that acquires, elaborates and displays both the single values and the mean values (max. 12 values) Combines a comparatively low cost with easy operation
Serial output RS-232
Hasteloy test chamber, piston and die for determinations of corrosive materials Personal computer and printer
Software and cable Different masses
Thermal control PID digital thermoregulator governed by a microprocessor and equipped with a four LED digital display, 0.1 °C resolution and keyboard for temperature setting
Temperature range From ± 50 °C to + 400 °C
Thermal stability 0.2 °C in the heating area
Power supply 220 V, 50/60 Hz, single phase
Heating system Two resistance set
Dimensions 33 x 25 x 63 cm (L x W x H)
Net Weight 36 kg

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Automatic Melt Flow Indexer (MFI) Extrusion Plastometer