Fraass Breaking Point Tester: BPA 5
The automatic breaking point tester determines the brittle behavior of bitumen at low temperatures. The Fraass breaking point is the temperature at which the first crack appears in the coating of a thin, flat steel plaque, flexed under descending temperatures.
  1. Features
  2. Specification
Benefits at a Glance
·         Peltier cooling for the refrigeration of the test chamber
·         Touchkey panel with large LC-display
·         Software BPACon (optional)
·         Calibration set (optional)
·         Melting apparatus BPM 5 (optional) for steel plaque coating
Convenient Operation
Test chamber refrigeration by Peltier elements. These solid-state cooling elements require a light auxiliary refrigerant only and you therefore avoid investing in a bulky and highly energy-consuming cooler.
BPA 5 Set (incl. a circulation cooler)
Application range
-45 °C to +60 °C
(dependent on the temperature of the cooling circuit)
Standard (cooling rate 1 K/min)
for Fraass breaking point
Rapid (cooling rate 2 K/min)
for very low breaking points
Search mode to find the approx. breaking point
User-definable to set up program modifications
Peltier elements and optional circulation cooler
Detection principle
Force (resolution 10 mN)
RS232 for printer, RS232 for PC, LIMS compatibility
Power supply
230 V, 50/60 Hz or 115 V, 60 Hz, 450 W
230 mm x 450 mm x 400 mm (W x D x H)
approx. 12.5 kg