The AutoLoad is an innovative design made to accommodate for the needs of the modern testing laboratory, this basically puts the machine into fully automatic mode, thus utilizing and permitting laboratory personnel time to perform other tasks while testing takes place. This Automation module can be equipped to our Rheoline Multi-Function Rheometer or Rheoline Moving Die Rheometer.
As with the AutoTest we use our patented belt design to eradicate any slippages between tests. The real difference between the two is that the AutoLoad is fully automated and does not require as much supervision as does the AutoTest; this again boosts productivity rates even more.
The AutoLoad comes complete with two tray slots of 16 samples. Samples are placed on the trays and the trays are inserted into the loader, the samples are transferred automatically to the die cavity by way of a fabric belt. During the test the rubber is not completely covered but allowed to flow to the surface of the dies thus ensuring a positive test result with no slippage.
When the test is completed, the sample is removed from the die cavity complete with the fabric belt and the next sample is loaded into the die cavity.
The flexible software makes the AutoLoad extremely easy to use, for example, with the ability to configure set sample priorities, you can simply increase the priority any sample which will then be tested ahead of the other samples. Samples tested can be given pass/fail criteria and the net-workable software system is then able to send the pass/fail information to any destination on the network for instance the Laboratory manager or Quality manager.
The AutoLoad is compatible with any of the following Prescott Instruments’ Rheoline MFR and MDR in calibration with the full version of the Labline analytical software. All standard instruments are supplied with three trays of sixteen samples and the full flexible software.