ARTIS has facilities for a comprehensive range of standard tests for measuring the physical properties of rubber compounds. This includes a computer controlled tensile test machine with Laser measuring facilities. This can be used for testing stiffness and strength in tension, compression, shear or peel. It can also be adapted to carry out more specialised testing dedicated to a given customer or product.
Standard tensile and tear sample cutters and moulds for hardness, compression set, and resilience are available, alongside sheet preparation for more specialised testing.
Many basic physical properties need to be measured after ageing in various media at high or low temperature. This can be accommodated in a wide range of ozone cabinets, hot air ovens and chill cabinet which can be used in conjunction with pressure vessels to age at temperatures above the boiling point of liquid media. Using reflux condensing equipment it is also possible to age at the boiling point of the liquid, and we can age under UV light, temperature and humidity in our QUV accelerated weathering tester.
Shore A Hardness Hand held
Shore A Hardness Mounted
Shore A Micro
Precisa 125A Balance 125g – 4 decimal places with SG facility
Sartorius LC2200 Balance
Hampden Resilience Tester
2 x Lloyd LR5K Tensometers – 50 N, 500 N, 5kN
Environmental Hot/Cold Box Conditioner Cabinet -80 to +200’C for tensometer
3 x Thickness Gauges – 2 digital, 1 dial
Wallace Stress Relaxometer
10 X Ovens 40’c to 250’c
2x Heraeus Air circulation drying ovens
2 x ozone Cabinets (Static)
1 x DSM – Electrochemical Degradation Kit
2 x Brabolyser – Electrochemical Degradation Kits – 6 sample station
Low Temperature Brittle Impact Test
Low temperature - Temperature of Retraction
Low Temperature Gehman
1 x Muffle Furnace
1 x Accelerated Weather Test – Q.U.V.
Heraeus H0710 Programmable freezer/oven -70 to + 200 °C
Tel: +44(0)1225 896507