Microprocessor-Based Digital Penetrometer. Koehler
A new microprocessor based penetrometer loaded with advanced features to provide ease of operation and highly reproducible consistency measurements of petroleum products. Microprocessor control provides a full range of measurement and reporting options, and operation is simplified by four user programmable presets that facilitate lowering the penetrator tip to the sample surface. The penetrometer defaults to the standard ASTM interval of 5.0 seconds, or the operator may conveniently program a different interval in the range between 0.1 and 9999.9 seconds (in 0.1 second increments). A curing or temperature stabilization period may also be programmed by the operator (to delay the release of the penetrator into the sample) and for added convenience all selected parameters are retained in memory and automatically repeated in subsequent tests until changed by the operator. Separate keypad controls for each parameter simplify operation. Penetration and delay intervals count down on a large, easy to read LCD on the head of the unit. Penetration measurements in the full range of 0 - 620 in 1/10mm scale are reported in either 1/10mm or 1/100mm increments at the operator's option. For quality control testing, a penetration range can be entered into memory prior to testing. If a test result falls outside of the programmed range, an audible signal and visual error message alert the operator of a failed sample. Test results are displayed in digital format on a large LCD readout on the head of the penetrometer and can be communicated to a printer or computer via a built-in RS232 interface. A built-in rechargeable battery pack permits field operation and provides back up in the event of power interruption. Battery recharges automatically during operation of the penetrometer on standard AC electrical service. Included Accessories: Standard Plunger, 47.5g; Weights, 50 and 100g. Conforms to the specifications of: ASTM D5, D217, D937, D1321, D1403, D2884, D4950; IP 49, 50, 179, 310; ISO 2137; DIN 51804, 51580, 51579; FTM 791-311, 791-312, 791-313; AOCS Cc 16-60; AACC 58-14. Shipping Weight: 48 lbs (21.8kg). Dimensions: 8.2 Cu. ft.