Detect change in physical properties of plastics with ESCR tester

Detect change in physical properties of plastics with ESCR tester

Detect change in physical properties of plastics with ESCR tester

Environmental stress cracking (ESC) is a problem that has been plaguing the plastic industry for years. This type of cracking can occur in any type of plastic that would affect its quality. Environment stress cracking will occur when a plastic product is exposed to a combination of environmental factors, such as UV light, chemicals, and temperature changes. The stress from these factors can cause the plastic to crack or break. While ESC is not necessarily a safety hazard, it can be a serious issue for businesses that rely on plastic products. That’s why it’s important to test plastics for ESC before using them in any type of product. We at Presto have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as an environmental stress cracking resistance tester. This is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that has been designed to detect changes in the physical characteristics of the materials.

 
Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about Presto's environmental stress-cracking resistance chamber.  But before that, let us focus on what environmental stress cracking is. So, let us get started!
 

What is environmental stress cracking?

Environmental stress cracking is a type of damage that can occur in plastics when they are exposed to certain types of environmental conditions, such as high temperatures, UV light, and chemicals. This type of damage can cause the plastic to become brittle and break.
 
There are several reasons why it is important to test plastics for environmental stress cracking. One reason is that this type of damage can lead to safety hazards. For instance, if a plastic bottle cracks open because of environmental stress cracking, the contents might spill out and cause injuries.
 
Another reason why it is important to test plastics for environmental stress cracking is that this type of damage can cause products to fail prematurely. This can be a problem for companies because it can lead to lost revenue and customers.
 
Thus, it is important for plastic manufacturers to test their products against environmental stress cracking. You can also read more about environmental stress cracking and its testing. Presto offers high-quality environmental stress cracking tester that is used to test the material against environmental stress cracking that helps manufacturers to assess its quality.
 

All about Presto environmental stress cracking tester

The effects of environmental stress cracking can be devastating to a product. Environmental stress cracking (ESC) is a type of failure that can occur when a material is exposed to certain environmental conditions. ESC can lead to cracks, crazing, or even complete failure of the material. To overcome this challenge, you can easily test your material with the help of a high-quality lab testing instrument known as environmental stress cracking resistance tester. This high-quality lab testing equipment is accompanied by standard accessories such as a cutting die, glass tubes, a digital temperature controller, and foils. The aesthetic appeal provided in this highly advanced lab testing equipment is enhanced by the autumn gray and blue combination finishing and bright chrome/zinc plating to ensure resistance to corrosion.
 
In the plastic product manufacturing industry, the products are prone to get cracked and thus will result in the poor quality of the product delivered. These conditions such as humidity, temperature, and chemicals will lead to potential failures of products. This will lead to cracks and potential failure of the overall product. Environmental stress cracking is one of the major concerns for plastic product manufacturers.
 
Below we have listed the features and technical specifications of the Presto environmental stress cracking resistance tester.
 

Features of Presto ESCR testing instrument

Presto ESCR tester has been equipped with high-end features that help in studying the environmental stress cracking of plastics. Below we have listed the advanced features of the Presto ESCR tester:

  • Temperature controlled through PID controller
  • Highly accurate test results under uniform temperatures in the chamber
  • Advanced Digital Microprocessor based PID based temperature controller
  • Provision of Set Value(SV) and Process Value(PV) on the temperature display
  • Inbuilt Auto tuning function
  • Bright LED display
  • Equipped with rapid heaters for uniform and homogenous heating and maintaining the temperature inside the chamber
  • Integral water drain system
  • Inbuilt Calibration features with reference to the master PID controller
  • Stirrer motor for the precise stirring of the sample inside the tank and uniformity of temperature
  • A set of Test tubes along with a fixture to hold samples inside the tank
  • Standard: ASTM D1693-15

 

Technical Specifications of Presto ESCR

  • Power : 220 V, 50 Hz, single
  • Temperature Range(For Silicone Oil): From ambient to 250° C.
  • Temperature Range(For Water): Ambient to 90ºC
  • Least Count/Resolution: 0.1ºC
  • Accuracy: ± 2ºC
  • Display: LED(Digital)
  • Motor: 1/70 HP, 1350 RPM
  • No of stations: Six.
  • Material of Construction: Inner bath: Stainless Steel
  • Outer body: Mild Steel duly powder coated      
  • Accessories: Cutting dies, nicking jig, bending cum transfer tool, and Aluminum foil – 1 no. Specimen holder, Test tube, and Rubber cork – 6 nos. each
  • Paint: Powder coated
With these high-end features & technical specifications, one can easily conduct environmental stress-cracking resistance tests on the materials. If you want to conduct free sample testing using this quality lab testing equipment then you can give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.
Author : -Gaurav Malhotra

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