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Seta-Shell 4 Ball Lubricant Tester

Part Number 19800-6

The Seta-Shell 4 Ball Lubricant Tester determines friction and wear properties of extreme pressure oils and greases. Used in tribology research laboratories and in the routine quality control of finished lubrication products.

Calibration and verification equipment availableCalibration and verification equipment available


The digital speed controller has three programmable presets. Duration of the test can be controlled by the digital timer, which has four ranges and spans 0.1 second to 9999 hours. If the balls weld during a test, the power to the drive motor is automatically turned off via a torque sensing mechanism.

Supplied with: a set of 17 cast-iron weights on trolley (6 x 5kg, 3 x 2kg, 3 x 1kg, 1 x 500g, 4 x 100g), 1000 test balls (ISO 683-17, ISO 3290-1 Grade G5) and instruction manual.


Speed Range 1200 to 1760rpm
Maximum Load 800kg
Timing 0.1s to 9999hr
Voltage 220/240V, 50 or 60Hz
Power 1.5kW
Size (HxWxD) 169 x 82 x 62cm
Weight 161kg
CCCN Code: Tariff 90318098


EN ISO 20623Petroleum and related products. Determination of the extreme-pressure and anti-wear properties of fluids. Four ball method
CEC L-45-A-99Shear stability of polymer-containing lubricating oils by the Four-Ball tester using a tapered roller bearing.
ISO 26422Shear stability of lubricating oils containing polymers using a tapered roller bearing
ASTM D2596Standard test method for measurement of extreme-pressure properties of lubricating grease
ASTM D2783Extreme pressure properties of lubricating fluids (Four-ball Method)
ASTM D2266Wear preventive characteristics of lubricating grease (Four-ball method)
ASTM D4172Wear preventive characteristics of lubricating fluid (Four-ball method)
ISO CD 11008Determination of Extreme Pressure Properties of Lubricating Greases - Four Ball Method
IP 239Determination of extreme pressure and antiwear properties of lubricating fluid - Four ball method (European conditions)
Seta-Shell 4 Ball Lubricant Tester


Applied load range 0 to 800kgF
Drive speed from 1200 to 1760rpm
Digital speed control with three presets
Timer range 0.1s to 9999hr
Automatic shut off on seizure
Safety and splash guard


ASTM D2266, ASTM D2596, ASTM D2783, ASTM D4172, CEC L-45-A-99, EN ISO 20623, IP 239, ISO 26422, ISO CD 11008

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