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Standard Ductilometer for Ductility test - Ductimeter

EN 13398 | ASTM D113 | AASHTO T51 | ASTM D6084
Main features
  • 4 tension line (briquette capacity) x 1500 mm 
  • Easy and free access to the large testing space
  • Closed-loop PID temperature control system
  • Stainless steel insulated water bath 
  • Exclusive in-built thermoregulation system compensating the exchange of heat and cooling, resulting in a very strict temperature control, optimized by the connection to chiller (optional)
  • Adjustable speed range from 5 to 100 mm/min
  • High carriage return speed of 500 mm/min for greater productivity
  • Elongation measurement by encoder read on display
General description
General description
The ductility test is performed for determining the ductility of bituminous materials by measuring the elongation before breaking when two ends of briquette specimens are pulled apart at a specified speed and temperature.

This model fully satisfies and exceeds ASTM D113, ASTM D6084, AASHTO T51 and EN 13398 requirements. To obtain the required 25° with ± 0.02° C tolerance, circulation of cold water is necessary. A water chiller (see accessories) is ideal for this and may already be available in the laboratory but mains water can also be used. If the ambient temperature goes over 25° C, as in the tropical areas, and cold mains water is not available, the use of a water chiller is mandatory.

Water bath
Insulated stainless steel water bath with a heating system located over the entire base surface and a cooling coil (for connection to water mains or chiller) distributed over the three side walls assuring temperature uniformity without water turbulence inside the bath. All parts in contact with water are made of stainless steel.

Carriage displacement
Double-screw rods and mobile carriage enable test speeds from 5 to 100 mm/min. The system also permits the fast return of the carriage at the end of the test (500 mm/min) to reduce dead time and increase productivity. The carriage return is automatic so manual intervention is not required.

Temperature control
  • A closed-loop PID system assures constant temperature within ± 0.2° C
  • Plate-type base heaters give better temperature uniformity
  • The thermoregulation system is based on controlling the heater (which increases the temperature of the bath) and the flow rate of the cooling coil (which decreases the temperature). This important feature assures control of the temperature within strict limits and permits the use of suitable standard water chillers
Machine control and elongation measurement
Control panel with digital display to set the testing speed: 5 to 100 mm/min, with the carriage return function. Elongation measurement by encoder.

The machine can be completed with a transparent cover.
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Technical specifications

Models 81-PV10A02
81-PV10A04
Conforms to Standards   EN 13398
ASTM D113
ASTM D6084
AASHTO T51
Machine control by Digital display panel
Thermostatically controlled 
water bath temperature
at 25±0.2°C
Temperature control system Heater and cooling coil for connection to cold water or water chiller
Structure Stainless steel tank
Briquettes capacity 4
Max carriage travel 1500 mm
Testing speed Adjustable from 5 to 100 mm/min
Elongation measurement by Encoder (linear scale)
Carriage return speed 500 mm/min
Power rating (approx.) 1200 W
Transparent cover As optional
Overall dimensions (l x d x h) 2434 x 412 x 385 mm
Weight approx. 100 kg

Ordering info

81-PV10A02 
DUCTIMETER 
Ductility testing machine. 4 briquettes capacity, 1500 mm carriage travel, 5 to 100 mm/min adjustable testing speed. 
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
 
81-PV10A04
As above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.

Accessories

Ductility briquette molds
81-B0141
Briquette mould conforming to EN 13398

81-B0141/A
Briquette mould conforming to ASTM D6084 and EN 13589

81-B0141/B
Briquette mould conforming to ASTM D113 and AASHTO T51

81-B0142 
Ductility mould plate 


Water chiller
Pump water flow (maximum): 6 litres/min
Dimensions: 450 x 450 x 825 mm (w x d x h)
Weight: approx. 35 kg

81-PV1002 (for 81-PV10A02)
Water chiller, flow rate 6 litres/min, 2° C minimum temperature
1200 W, 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

81-PV1004 (for 81-PV10A04)
Water chiller, flow rate 6 l/min at 1 bar, 2°C min. temperature.
1200 W cooling capacity, 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 pH


Machine base
81-PV10010
Support base for ductility machine, stainless steel table
Dimensions (l x d x h): 2370 x 600 x 670 mm
Weight: approx. 50 kg

Upgrading

81-PV10030
Transparent machine cover

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