Temperature is a crucial factor in rubber hardness testing. Samples moved to a testing location are exposed to temperature variations which will yield inaccurate results. TD-1000 tests without exposing samples to changes in temperature while the durometer remains at room temperature for proper operation.
Air lock technology
TD-1000 auto durometer features a temperature-controlled sample chamber to stabilize samples at a desired temperature (-40° to 150°C) and an air lock chamber to maintain samples at the desired temperature during the test. In addition, all samples are placed in individual metal holders which also maintain temperature while testing is being done.
Simple touch screen operation
Operation and program functions are controlled using the touch screen LCD panel or remotely using an ethernet connection. Digital speed control and a unique, flexible coupling ensure perfect contact for consistent results. Dual timers record “creep” and data can be sent in CSV format to a PC with optional data acquisition software.