Accurate measurements of Heat Build-up or Blow out processes and the determination of the thermal set can be realised by our GABOMETER® system – a development based on the established Goodrich Flexometer.
Both, force and elongation controlled tests can be carried out with this modern type of Flexometer. The GABOMETER® is suitable to improve the thermal dissipation and the durability of semi-finished tire components, dampers or absorbers.
Additionally, the new generation provides the measurement of the material stiffness (E modulus, tan δ - option) and damping.
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- Heat build-up and blow out tests according to Goodrich (DIN 53 533, ASTM D 623, ISO 4666/3,ISO 4666/4, BS 903 part A50 and JIS K 6265)
- Goodrich flexometer tests
- Static: strain or stress controlled load mode available
- Dynamic: strain or stress controlled load mode available
- Wide frequency range (option)
- Wide temperature range (option)
- Frequency range:
0.5 up to 50 Hz continuously (option, depending on model)
- Static Strain Range:
up to 60 mm
- Dynamic Strain Range:
± 1.5 mm
(optional up to ± 10 mm)
- Force Range:
up to 2500 N
- Temperature Range:
RT up to 300°C
- Test Specimen size:
Diameter: up to 30 mm (optional < 40 mm), depending on model
Length: 25 mm
Pair of insulated compression sample holders aimed for Flexometer tests equipped with a contact thermocouple for recording the sample temperature on the surface of the test specimen during Heat Build-up tests.
Recording of the sample “centre” temperature within the core of the test specimen during heat build-up tests with a needle type thermocouple (horizontal operation) manual mode (Option).
Automatic recording of the sample “centre” temperature within the core of the test specimen after heat build-up tests with a needle type thermocouple (vertical operation) driven by a pneumatic penetration system automatic mode (Option).