Model BBV-1200


A laboratory bench-top system for automatically determining annealing point temperature, strain point temperature or viscosity (Log poise 14.0 - 9.0) of a solid glass beam, rod, or tube below 1200C.

Operated according to ASTM C598, ASTM C1350M or modified versions of those test procedures.


  • Bench top instrument console
  • 1200°C furnace
  • programmable process controller
  • measuring head with alumina sample pedestal (50mm diameter) and alumina load rod
  • type "S thermocouple
  • load weights
  • computer software
  • accessories and instruction manual. (Computer not included.)


Model BBV-1200
Warranty 12 Months
Range Log 14.0 - Log 9.0 Poises
Atmosphere Air
Temperature Range RT to 1,200°C
Furnace Tube style
LVDT Displacement Range ±0.500 inch (±12.7 mm)
LVDT Sensitivity 0.7 mV/V/.001 inch(28 mV/V/mm)
Mass Set Slotted weight set 1-500 Grams
Thermocouple Type "S
Sample Size 2.53 to 3.78mm dia. Rod (or) 2.21 to 3.31mm bar
Power Requirements 120vac/10amp or 240vac/5amp 50 or 60 Hz
Computer Requirements Desktop with available PCI slot
Power Control SSR
Pedestal Alumina - 50mm diameter
Load rod Alumina Shepherds hook
Furnace Movement Manual lift
Temperature Control Honeywell UDC 3200 Process controller
Computer Interface Software Included
Bench-top Footprint (stand)Length x Depth x Height 12 x 14 x 33 (31 x 36 x 84 cm)
Bench-top Footprint (controller)Length x Depth x Height 18 x 12 x 5 (46 x 31 x 13 cm)

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