Materials testing, measurement of the characteristics and behavior of such substances as metals, ceramics, or plastics under various conditions. The data thus obtained can be used in specifying the suitability of materials for various applications, building or aircraft construction, machinery, packaging etc.
The tester is used to determine the Heat Deflection Temperature or the Vicat Softening Point. All the specimens are charged with a constant load and immersed in a bath where temperature is increased at a standard velocity. The attained heat resistance rate of plastic material is a widely required parameter for product characterization.