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ATS Bending Beam Rheometers

  • Both models are fully compliant with ASTM and AASHTO requirements
  • Optimal solution for predicting low-temperature thermal cracking of asphalt pavements via flexural creep stiffness measurements
  • Air bearing systems ensure repeatable results and reliable loading

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Both models use an air bearing system to assure reliable loading with accurate and repeatable results


Special molds form small beam samples of binder for testing, and deflection of the beam is recorded as a constant load is applied


HM-59  Bending Beam Rheometers (BBR) by ATS measure the flexural creep stiffness of asphalt binder from ambient to -40°C to predict low-temperature thermal cracking of asphalt pavements. Special molds form small beam samples of binder for testing, and deflection of the beam is recorded as a constant load is applied. Load, displacement and bath temperature are displayed in real time via tabular and graphic forms.


Model is an air bearing system to assure reliable loading with accurate and repeatable results. A linear variable displacement transducer (LVDT) with a range of 6.35mm and accuracy to ±2µm measures deflection. The stainless steel three-point bend apparatus is easily removed and reinstalled in the base unit for convenient sample preparation and loading.


A fluid bath controls temperature of the Ethylene Glycol/Water/Methanol mixture down to -40°C (-40°F). Process temperature is controlled by two independent platinum RTD temperature transducers to maintain stability. Both models fully comply with ASTM/AASHTO requirements. A source of clean, dry, compressed air at 50 PSIG minimum must be provided by the user.


Models come with five aluminum specimen Molds with mylar strips, a Calibration Kit with required weights, and Confidence Beam. Calibrated test weights and a certified LVDT NIST-traceable standard are also provided.


HM-59 ATS Bending Beam Rheometer operates through an included desktop computer system with pre-loaded control, data acquisition and analysis software. Computer system includes monitor, keyboard and mouse. Safe, rapid cooling of the test fluid is provided by the mechanical refrigeration system.

Features:

  • Both models are fully compliant with ASTM and AASHTO requirements
  • Optimal solution for predicting low-temperature thermal cracking of asphalt pavements via flexural creep stiffness measurements
  • Air bearing systems ensure repeatable results and reliable loading
  • Fluid baths accurately control temperature of the Ethylene Glycol/Water/Methanol mixture down to -40°C (-40°F)


Included Items:

  • ATS Bending Beam Rheometer with pre-loaded computer (115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz),or
  • ATS Touch Screen Bending Beam Rheometer (115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz)
  • Five aluminum specimen molds with mylar strips
  • Calibration Kit with required weights and Confidence Beam
  • Calibrated test weights
  • Certified LVDT NIST-traceable standard


Accessories:

  • HMA-348R Aluminum BBR Beam Molds used in cold temperatures to measure flexural creep stiffness of asphalt binder
  • HMA-347 Mylar Strips adheres to the BBR mold and allows for easier sample extraction after testing


Meets Standard(s):

AASHTO T 313 , ASTM D6648

Temperature RangeAmbient to -40°F (-40°C)
Electrical

HM-59: 115V / 60Hz / 10Amps

HM-59F: 230V / 50Hz / 10Amps

HM-73: 115V / 60Hz / 10Amps

HM-73F: 230V / 50Hz / 10Amps

Product Dimensions49 x 49x 41in (1,245 x 1,245 x 1,040mm) WxDxH
Estimated Shipping Weight

HM-59: 379.0lb (171.91kg)

HM-59F: 379.0lb (171.91kg)

HM-73: 390.0lb (176.90kg)

HM-73F: 390.0lb (176.90kg)