COLD CRANKING SIMULATOR (CCS)

Detailed Product Description

Thermoelectrically-Cooled Cold-Cranking Simulator measures the apparent viscosity of oils at temperatures from -35°C to -5°C, mainly used for multi-grade oils.

This equipment combines automatic sample loading, computer-controlled operation, and solvent-free cleaning to permit completely unattended operation. No further operator involvement is required after initial loading of the sample table and identification of samples.

It will automatically test up to 30 samples at one time, calculate their viscosities, and record the results, freeing the operator for other tasks. Improved temperature management of the rotor/stator eliminates the need for grouping the samples by temperature of analysis.

This consists of a patented thermoelectrically-cooled rotor/stator, a Sample Table with capacity for 30 oil samples, and an integral CCS Series II Controller. The rotor/stator cell is attached to a vacuum system and a metering constant-displacement injection pump. The rotor/stator cell is cleaned by purging the previously measured sample with a portion of new sample prior to measuring its viscosity. Purged sample is drawn into a waste receiver by the vacuum system. Rotor speed is measured by a high resolution digital encoder. A proprietary software program then converts this data to sample viscosity. Viscosity calculations are based on test data and rotor/stator calibration information stored by the software.