OilLab 500


ASTM D36, ASTM E28, EN 1427, IP 58, ISO 4625, DIN 52011, NF T 66-008, AASHTO T53, JIS K2207


CE marked



Softening point of bitumen, bituminous binders, hot coatings, tar, tall oil rosins, waxes, polymeric resins.


Measuring Ring-and-Ball Principle

The sample is heated in a liquid bath respecting the heating rate prescribed by the standards test methods. During this procedure the product gradually become softer and when the test ball fall a distance of 25 mm the softening point is determined.


Measuring Ring-and-Ball Devices

  • Testing unit equipped with 2 steel balls 9.5mm Ø 3.5 gr

  • Mechanical ring holder and assembly, made of brass, support for 2 test rings, centering guide

  • Heating plate

  • Heat resistant glass Beaker, 800 ml capacity

  • Automatic falling ball detection system by video camera


Measuring Temperature Probe

  • Platinum resistance PT100 class A


Measuring Parameters

  • Temperatures: in °C

  • Measuring range: 0°C … +250°C

  • Resolution: 0.06 °C

  • Accuracy: ± 0.1 °C

  • Repeatability / Reproducibility: as per standards methods or better


Integrated Touch Screen Panel PC

  • TFT/LCD 8”

  • Resolution 1024 × 768, 16.2 M colours

  • 2 USB ports for connection to an external printer and/or external PC

  • Storage capacity for more than 60’000 analysis


Software Features

All analytical parameters recorded

Customizable analysis parameters and methods

Customizable results report

Printable graphs and results

Self-identification of the typology of the analysers connected

The software includes:


Analysis Menu


  • Standard method as per ASTM / IP / ISO / EN / DIN… norms of reference

  • sampleAudible alarm and displayed messages at the end of the analysis and in case of errors and/or malfunctions


Diagnostic Menu

  • Direct access to all analog, digital, inputs and outputs

  • Selectable value displaying: °C / Volt


Calibration Menu

  • Automatic calibration of each temperature probe

  • Last calibration date referred to each single probe displayed and relative data printable

  • Display of calibration diagram

  • Insertion of offset values

  • Standard and advanced calibration modes


Data Utilities

  • Fields for introduction of operator and product name

  • Archive viewer for files recall

  • All analysis stored in Excel® compatible format

  • Storage capacity for more than 60’000 analysis

  • LIMS compatible



  • Electrical heater

  • Equipped with over temperature cut-out


Cooling System

  • Air forced ventilation fan


Electrical Supply

  • 220V ± 15% / 50 to 60 Hz

  • 115V ± 15% / 60 Hz


Cord cable

  • 3 conductors flexible cable 2 m (7 feet) length with PVC sheath oil and heat resistant as per CENELEC directives


Ambient Temperature

  • Max 35°C

  • H.R. 80%


Dimensions (cm)

  • width 48

  • depth 30

  • height 52

  • Weight

  • 25 kg



LAB-500/005-06: PT100 bath

LAB-500/008-05: protective shields

LAB-500/008-18: forceps

LAB-500/171-01: steels balls, pack of 50 pcs.


Spare Parts

LAB-500/005-13: heater

LAB-500/005-26: PT100 bath

LAB-500/009-05: Pyrex jar

LAB-500/171-06: ring ASTM, pack of 2 pcs.

LAB-500/171-07: collar ASTM, pack of 2 pcs.

LAB-500/011-02: magnetic stirring bars


Tools Required for Routine Calibration

OilLab 80: calibration decade box PT100 simulator

OilLab 81: set of connectors and cables for cold range



OilLab 500

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