Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
Testing Unit
1 Test method  Constantpressure extrusion system using weights.  

2 Type of tests  Constant temperature test and constant heatingrate test.  
3 Extruding pressure range  CFT500D  0.490349.03 MPa (5500 kgf/cm^{2}). 0.4903 MPa (5 kgf/cm^{2}) step selection 
CFT100D  0.0989.807 MPa (1100 kgf/cm^{2}) 0.098 MPa (1 kgf/cm^{2}) step selection 

Pressure precision  Better than ±1% of the set value  
4 Measuring range  CFT500D  8 x 101 (*1)1 x 10^{6} (*2) Pa • s 
CFT100D  1.6 x 101 (*1)2 x 10^{5} (*2) Pa • s (*1) for 0.5 ID x 1.0 mm length die (*2) for 1.0 ID x 1.0 mm length die 

5 Heating method  Electric, 500W  
6 Test temperature  Range (Ambient + 20 °C) 400°C Heat sensor 100Ω platinum resistor Measuring precision error of heat sensor + (±0.3 °C) Control precision ±0.2°C in stable state Heating rate 0.56.0°C/min (0.1°C step). (For constant heatingrate tests) 

7 Piston stroke  Effective stroke 15mm Stroke detector Linear potentiometer Measuring precision ±0.5% (for 15 mm stroke) Resolution 0.01mm 

8 Maximum sample size  1.5cm^{3}  
9 Piston diameter  11.282mm (1cm^{2} in cross sectional area)  
10 Cylinder diameter  11.329mm  
11 Standard dies (interchangeable)  0.5 ID x 1.0mm length 1.0 ID x 1.0mm length 1.0 ID x 2.0mm length 1.0 ID x 10.0mm length 

12 Operational requirements  Power source 100VAC, 50/60Hz, 7A max. Pneumatic source About 0.5 MPa (4 kgf/cm^{2}), 15NL/run Temperature 1035°C (below 29°C in wet bulb reading) Humidity 3080% (No condensation) 

13 Approximate dimensions and weight  Rheometer main body 840^{W} x 650^{D} x 1,530^{H} mm, 200kg Attachments 60kg 
Control Unit
1 CPU  Single chip microcomputer, 16 bit  

2 Memory size  512 Kbyte ROM and 320 Kbyte RAM  
3 Display  5.7* monochromatic LCD, touch panel type  
4 Personal computer Interface  RS232C  
5 Clock incorporated   
Standalone System Specifications  Personal Computer System Specifications  
1 Parameters  Selection of constant temperature method (hereafter called constant) or constant heatingrate method (hereafter called heatingrate), piston cross sectional area, piston drive condition, testing load, preheating period, sample name, sample number, test temperature (Constant), number of test repeats (Constant), density, calculation start/end positions (constant), test start temperature (Heatingrate), test final temperature (Heatingrate), heating rate (Heatingrate), interval of flow rate measurement(Heatingrate), die dimensions (orifice and length), selection of flow rate calculation methods (limiting method or automatic method), full scale time, full scale stroke  
2 Data processing items.  Shear stress τ(Pa), flow rate Q (cm^{3}/s), shear rate γ (s^{1}), viscosity η (Pa • s), melt flow rate (MFR)^{(*)}, softtening temperature (Constant), flow beginning temperature (Heatingrate), 1/2 method and offset temperature method (Heatingrate)  
3 Graph generation  Stroketime curve (Constant), stroketemperature curve (Heatingrate)  
Viscosityshear rate curve (Constant) Shear stressshear rate curve (Constant) Viscositytemperature curve (Constant) Shear ratetemperature curve (Constant) Viscositytime curve (Constant) Shear ratetime curve (Constant) Viscositytemperature curve (Heatingrate) Shear ratetemperature curve (Heatingrate) Overlay of up to 10 curves Zooming display (Constant and Heatingrate) Viscosity correction by the Bagley plot method Shear sensitivity N 
(*) The cylinder dimensions of CFT500D/100D system is different from that of the melt indexer based on ASTM/JIS.
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