The Aflow is noted for being highly automated: Whether simple cleaning and defined pre-compaction at the press of a button, or infinitely settable test loads, the Aflow adapts to your test tasks. The extrusion plastometer supports all globally common standards and procedures, including ISO 1133, ASTM D1238 to Methods A, B, C and D.
The pneumatic pre-compaction feature allows the polymer to be defined and evenly pre-compacted at the press of a button—saving time and effort. Pre-compaction offers a great degree of operator independence, even if the operator performing the test changes often.
Furthermore, Zwick Roell testing software determines the test results in the automated, field-dependent parameterization, ensuring that the Aflow automatically selects the correct test parameters.
To further accelerate the test procedure after the test, you have the possibility to eject the remaining material from the extrusion barrel with a force of up to 80 kg and then to clean the extrusion barrel with a pneumatic cleaning device at the press of a button.
Space-saving, multi-instrument operation lets you connect up to six Aflow or Mflow extrusion plastometers to a PC. Of course, you can also use the Aflow in standalone mode without a PC.
- The basic version of the Aflow extrusion plastometer is designed to perform MFR and MVR tests to Methods A, B, C and D. They are performed using an automatic extrudate cutter and scale. Tests can be performed to the following standards:
- ISO 1133, ASTM D1238, ASTM D3364, JIS K 7210.