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SR. NO TEST FACILITY EQUIPMENT STANDARD
1.

Mechanical Testing of rubber and plastics


  • Tensile Strength
  • % Elongation
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Compression Strength
  • Load vs. Deflection
  • Tear Strength
  • Flexural Strength and modulus
  • 3 point and 4 point bend testing
  • Shear Bond strength & Adhesion testing
  • Shear Testing of brake liners
  • Peel Strength
  • Load and Stiffness Testing of Gasket materials
  • Compression set of rubbers


INSTRON 5500R series Universal Testing Machine


  • +- 100kN capacity
  • Long travel extensometer having full scale travel of 250mm
  • Metal extensometer having .01mm resolution
  • Compression set fixture as per ASTM D 395


ASTM D 412, ASTM D 638, ASTM D 1708 etc and all other relevant standards such as IS/JIS/customer supplied standard
2.

Coolant Test Facility


  • Circulation Coolant Corrosion
  • Aluminium Heat transfer corrosion
  • Metal corrosion in glassware
  • pH for all liquids
  • Reserve Alkalinity


  • Circulating Coolant Corrosion Test Rig
  • Aluminium Heat Transfer Test rig
  • Metal Corrosion in Glassware test rig
  • Karl fischer App. 
  • pH-meter
  • Boiling point app.
  • Freezing Point app.
  • Oil Centrifuge
JIS K 2234, IS 5759
3.

Chemical Testing of Polymers


  • Fluid Ageing
  • Brake Fluid & Gasoline Ageing
  • Heat & Volume Swell
  • Oil resistance such as ASTM & other reference fluids
  • Dry Heat resistance
  • Heat Sag Test


  • Laboratory Oven
  • Balance
  • Chemicals as required
As required
4.

Flammability Testing of Upholstery, Carpet materials as well as inner components of the automobiles


  • Horizontal Flammability Test
  • Vertical Flammability Test
  • Melt Behavier Test


  • Test Rigs as per the required standards
IS 15061, FMVSS 302, Relevant ISO Standards
5.

Wiring Harness for kits used in the automotive 2/3/4 wheelers


  • Electrical Wiring Harness
  • Flammability testing of wires


  • High Voltage Tester
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Test rig for testing Flammability of wires as required in standard
JIS C 3406, JIS C 3005, IS 2465, IS 10810
6.

Current limiting devices (fuse) used in the automotive 2/3/4 wheelers 


  • Performance testing as per AIS 028 CL No. 4.3.3


  • DC Power Supply
AIS 028 Cl. No. 4.3.3
7.

Flex testing of rubbers


  • Rate of crack growth after specified number of cycles


  • Ross Flex Tester
  • Demattia Flex Testing
ASTM D 1052-85, IS 3400 part 16-74, IS 6664-92, IS 10702-85, ASTM D830, IS 3400 part 8
8.

Abrasion Resistance of Materials


  • Abrasion resistance of textile fabrics, ceramic tiles, coated substrates, painted panels as well as plastic and metallic specimens
  • DIN Abrasion of rubber specimens


  • Taber Abrasion Tester
  • DIN abrasion tester
ASTM C 501, D 1044, D 3451, D 4060, D 603, ECE R 43, SAE J 369, J 1530, DIN 53516, ASTM D 5963 IS 3400 -part 3
9.

Rebound Resilience of rubbers


  • Pendulum Rebound of Resilience
  • Vertical Rebound Resilience


  • Pendulum Rebound Resilience Tester
  • Vertical Rebound Resilience Tester
ASTM D 1054, IS 3400 part 11-85, ASTM D 2632-96, DIN 55312
10.

Hardness of Rubbers & Plastics


  • IRHD-normal, IRHD - micro, Shore A for rubbers
  • Shore D hardness for plastics


  • Rubber Hardness Tester
ASTM 1415, ISO 48, DIN 53519, ASTM D 2240, D 1415, IS 3400 Part 2, ISO 868, DIN 53505
11.

Polymer Testing


  • Identification of base polymers and blends in plastics Identification of filler content in rubbers and polymers
  • Anti degradants, anti ozonants and stabilizers in raw rubbers


  • FTIR Spectroscope
  • Thin layer Chromatograph
ASTM D 3677, AIS 066, ASTM D 3156
12.

Specimen making facility


  • Cutting specimens as per ASTM standards in desired shapes and sizes
  • Moulding of slabs for tensile
  • Moulding of compression disc specimens


  • Specimen Cutting Press
  • Rubber Moulding Machine
ASTM D 412, D 624, D 1708, IS 3400
13. Aldehyde & Ketone Analysis
  • HPLC
CARB SOP MLD 104
14.

Oil Testing Facilities


  • Determining Flash Point of Petroleum products by Pensky Marters Ordinary Type
  • Determine Cloud point and pour point of petroleum
  • Determine Ariline Point
  • ASTM Colors Comparator (Artificial Light)
  • Determining Sulphur Content by Lamp Method.
  • Determining Sulphur Content by Bomb method
  • Determine Corrosiveness to copper
  • Viscosity index by calculation


  • Flash Point Tester
  • Cloud Point and Pour Tester
  • Aniline Point Tester
  • Color Comparator Tester
  • Lamp-sulphur Content Tester
  • Bomb Sulphur Content Tester

IS 1488 -part 21, IS 1448- part 10,

IS 1488- part 3, Method-A/B/C/D,

IS 1448 Part12, IS 1448- part 34,

IS 1448 - part 33, IS 1448 -part 15,

IS 1448- part 50

15. Material Analysis
  • Microscope with Image analyzer 
  • Strereoscope
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • Micro Vickers Hardness Tester
  • Abrasive Cut-off Machine
  • Belt Grinder
  • Grinder/Polisher Machine
  • Sample Mounting Machine
  • Coating Thickness Tester
  • Brinell Hardness Tester
As per customer request

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