VICAT / HDT Apparatus

Measuring and understanding the melting points of thermoplastics accurately can be incredibly difficult. Plastics soften rather than turn from solid to liquid instantly and as such understanding softening points becomes integral to understanding the behaviour of a plastic. Our catalogue features an advanced heat deflection and distortion testing system that measures not only Vicat softening temperature but also heat deflection temperature (HDT). 

These systems are ideal for use in labs, factories, and any other manufacturing or quality assurance environment. If you’re interested in finding out more or want to speak with our sales team please contact us today or use the buttons below to get a quote.

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Benefits of VICAT / HDT apparatus:

  • Robust build for longevity and accuracy
  • Working temperatures from ambient to +250 ºC
  • Accurate to within +/- 0.2 ºC
  • Variable weights included
  • Stainless steel interior for even heat distribution

ISO and ASTM Compliant

Adhering to testing standards is a key part of our equipment. Our VST products are built to test within ISO 306 and ASTM D 1525 requirements to give you highly accurate, provable results. 

Our HDT technology also features a similar pedigree and can carry out studies in accordance with ISO 75 (parts 1-3) as well as ASTM D648 Test Standards. This advanced system can accommodate various loads, specimen geometries, heating speeds, and other factors to create whatever scenario you require.

AML Instruments – Tried and Trusted

AML Instruments are industry leaders in instrumentation. We have spent 40 years sourcing, calibrating, and providing the very best in heating equipment and testing. We are happy to offer you our expertise and advice when it comes to selecting the right product for your needs.

We pride ourselves on our customer service and competitive pricing. For more information about our VICAT or HDT systems contact us today. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.