K18860 Low Temperature Torque Test Apparatus


 

Test Method
Significant for the design and specification of greases for low temperature service, the low temperature torque test measures the extent to which a grease sample retards rotation of a bearing assembly at the test temperature.

Features and Benefits
• Digital torque indication for two samples

• Choice of test rig combinations

• Mechanically refrigerated, with standard –65F (–54C) operating range

• Optional cooling range to –100F (–73C)

• Optional strip chart recorder or data acquisition software

• Conforms to ASTM D1478, D4693 and D4950 specifications

• Data acquisition software available


 

K18860 Low Temperature Torque Test Apparatus
Refrigerated two unit apparatus for ASTM low temperature torque tests on lubricating greases. Includes an insulated, thermostatically controlled air chamber with test rigs, drive shafts and externally mounted gear motors. Rotates drive shafts at 1rpm while electronic load cell-strain gauge indicators measure the torque required to restrain the test rigs. Digital LED displays indicate torque for each drive unit and cold chamber temperature. On ASTM D4693 models, spindle temperature is also indicated for each drive unit. An optional factory installed strip chart recorder provides a hard copy record of starting torque, running torque and maximum torque. Includes drive shaft overtorque protection—when drive shaft torque exceeds a preset value, the drive motors automatically shut down to prevent breakage of shaft insulators. Standard cooling range of –65F (–54C) meets ASTM requirements for D1478 and D4693 test methods. Optional –100F (–73C) range is available for special testing requirements.

ASTM D1478 Model for Ball Bearing Greases – Equipped with two test cages and two 6204 ball bearings per ASTM D1478 specifications.

ASTM D4693 Model for Automotive Wheel Bearing Greases – Equipped with two spring loaded spindle-bearings-hub assemblies, bearing packer assembly and bearing installation and removal tools.

Combined ASTM D1478-D4693 Model – Equipped with one test cage and one 6204 ball bearing for ASTM D1478 testing and one spindle-bearings-hub assembly with bearing packer and tools for ASTM D4693 testing.

Data acquisition software – Data acquisition software facilitates running both ASTM D1478 and D4693 tests. Graph of torque versus time details starting torque, running torque and time elapsed. Includes software, data acquisition board and cable.

Specifications
Conforms to: ASTM D1478, D4693, D4950; FTM 791-334

Cooling Range:
Standard: –65F (–54C)
Optional: –100F (–73C)

Temperature Uniformity: 1F (0.5C)

Refrigeration: air cooled mechanical cascade hermetic system

Cabinet: floor-mount, polished stainless steel exterior, rides on swivel casters

Dimensions lxwxh,in.(cm)
48.5x34x45.5 (123x86x116)
Net Weight: 600 lbs (272.2kg)

Shipping Information
Shipping Weight: 697 lbs (316.1kg)
Dimensions: 6.4 Cu. ft.


Ordering Information

 

Catalog
Number

Test Method

Electrical Requirements

Cooling Range

K18862

ASTM D1478

220-240V / 60Hz

-65F
(-54C)

K18852

220-240V / 50Hz

K18863

220-240V / 60Hz

-100F
(-73C)

K18853

220-240V / 50Hz

K18860

ASTM D4693

220-240V / 60Hz

-65F
(-54C)

K18850

220-240V / 50Hz

K18861

220-240V / 60Hz

-100F
(-73C)

K18851

220-240V / 50Hz

K18864

Combined
ASTM D1478 and D4693

220-240V / 60Hz

-65F
(-54C)

K18854

220-240V / 50Hz

K18865

220-240V / 60Hz

-100F
(-73C)

K18855

220-240V / 50Hz


Accessories

 

Catalog
Number

Product Description

K18870

Strip Chart Recorder
2-pen recorder provides hard copy record of torque measurements for each test rig. Installed at factory.

K18870

Data Acquisition Package

289-001-006

Test Bearing, 6204.
For ASTM D1478

K18860-0-24

Inboard Test Bearing.
For ASTM D4693, LM-67010-LM-67048 tapered roller bearing

K18860-0-16

Outboard Test Bearing
For ASTM D4693, LM-11910-LM-11949 tapered roller bearing


 

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