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Computerized AUTO Melt Flow Indexer MFI-500/AUTO

Melt Flow Indexer Automatic MFI-500/AUTO

Available markets: Worldwide

  • The melt index meter is used to determine the melt flow rate of an extruded polymer in a molten state through a calibrated nozzle and using a reference weight.

    Fluency Index Meter model MFI-500 / AUTO – Fully Automatic with automatic weight application system,

    Direct Reading of the VALUES Index of Fluidity VOLUMETRICN, GRAVIMETRIC and of DENSITY of the molten plastic material (Using in Volumetric method, it does NOT need to weigh in the Precision Scale the extruded material to calculate later the Index of Fluency).

    • VOLUMETRIC and GRAVIMETRIC methods selectable
    • Computerized by Fluency Index Software (PC included in the supply)
    • MOTORIZED Weight Application System
    • Low cost
    • Sturdy design with great rigidity
    • Output to PC through port with SOFTWARE MFI compatible with Windows 
    • Automatic cutting of extruded samples
    • Temperature controller (keeping +/- 0.1ºC)
    • Equipment prepared to work with corrosive materials such as PVC
  • Principles

    The determination of the Index of Fluency “Melt Flow Index” MFI is essential for the characterization of thermoplastic materials and mainly when great reliability, precision and repeatability are required. Also these teams are very effective in Quality Control and Research and Development work.

    Selecting the GRAVIMETRIC Method, an auxiliary Weighing Scale is needed to calculate the Fluency Index (if the scale has RS-232 it can be linked to the PC and the weighing data go directly to the program, without input errors of weights of extruded samples through the keyboard on the PC

    Standards

    ASTM D1238, DIN 1133, EN 1133, ISO 1133
  • Basic Applications

    - Measurement of the Melt Flow Index of Thermo-plastic Materials by the VOLUMETRIC and GRAVIMETRIC methods

    Extended applications

    Equipment prepared to work with corrosive materials such as PVC

    • The standard equipment includes all standard work-cleaning tools, piston and nozzle.
    • Temperature Range up to 325ºC (*) with resolution of 0.1ºC
    • Piston travel: Up to 25 mm with a resolution of 0.1 mm
    • Measurement of piston travel: Via a rotary encoder
    • Digital Stopwatch: with a range of up to 9999 seconds with sound alarm programming.
    • Automatic sample cutting
    • MOTORIZED test weights application system
    • High strength powder paint
    • Chromed and polished weights included in the standard supply: 0.15 Kg – 0.875 Kg – 0.96 Kg – 1.64 Kg – 1.2 Kg – 5 Kg & 11.6 Kg
      * The weight of 21.6 kg is achieved by combining all the weights + 0.175 kg of piston weight

    APPLICATION OF WEIGHTS ON THE POLYMERIC SAMPLE:
    By combining the weights with each other, plus the weight of the piston, total weights are obtained on the thermoplastic raw material sample of:

    • 1 = 0.175 kg piston weight + 0.15 Kg number 1 = 0.325 Kg total weight applied
    • 2 = 0.325 kg total number 1 + 0.875 Kg number 2 = 1.2 Kg total weight applied
    • 3 = 1.2 kg total of number 2 + 0.96 Kg of number 3 = 2.16 Kg total weight applied
    • 4 = 2.16 kg total of number 3 + 1.64 Kg of number 4 = 3.8 Kg total weight applied
    • 5 = 3.8 kg total number 4 + 1.2 Kg number 5 = 5 Kg total weight applied
    • 6 = 5 kg total number 5 + 5 Kg number 6 = 10 Kg total weight applied
    • 7 = 10 kg total of number 6 + 11.6 Kg of number 7 = 21.6 Kg total weight applied
    WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS:
    Approximate dimensions:
    Equipment; 580 x 350 x 1140 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
    Transport Box 1: 750 x 550 x 1260 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
    Transport Box 2: 480 x 460 x 380 mm (Width x Depth x Height) (weights and accessories)
    Net Weight / Gross: 125 kg / 165 Kg
  • Melt Flow Indexer for Thermoplastic Materials MFI-500/AUTO with 20 “All-in-One PC + MFI Software Methods (Volumetric and Gravimetric) with MOTORIZED weight application system

    The standard equipment includes all standard work-cleaning tools, piston and nozzle.
    Controller with temperature range up to 325ºC with a resolution of 0.1ºC
    Digital Stopwatch: with a range of up to 9999 seconds with sound alarm programming.
    Automatic sample cutting system
    Complete set of chromed and polished weights included in the supply: 0.15 Kg – 0.875 Kg – 0.96 Kg – 1.64 Kg – 1.2 Kg – 5 Kg & 11.6 Kg
    (* The weight of 21.6 kg is achieved by combining all the weights + 0.175 kg of piston weight)

    Accessories included in the standard supply: Tungsten Carbide Nozzle, Piston, pellet for grabs, wrench, sample insert in the heater drum, material feeder, funnel, heater cleaner, tweezers, nozzle cleaner.

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