Melt Flow Indexer (MFI) – MP 1200

Tinius Olsen is proud to introduce the latest addition to its polymer testing line, the MP1200 Melt Flow
Tester/Extrusion Plastometer. The MP1200 (Melt Flow Indexers) features the latest in melt flow measurement technology and allows operators to quickly and easily set up and perform melt flow tests: according to ASTM D1238, ISO 1133-1 & 2, and other international and industrial specifications.

It is available in two versions: a manual version (Model MP1200), and a motorised version (Model MP1200M). The manual MP1200 comes with everything you need (except weights and laboratory balance) to perform an ASTM D1238 Procedure A (manual cut) gravimetric melt flow rate (MFR). Test loads are applied manually.

The MP1200 can be upgraded with optional features, including ISO 1133 tools and an encoder-based programmable piston displacement transducer (or PPDT for short), for testing according to Procedures B & C (ASTM D1238) or for volume measurement tests (melt volume rate or MVR) and melt density calculations

Key features:
● Three-zone band heater
● Touch-screen control
● Quick die release
● Powerful data analysis and control software
● USB connectivity
● Tapered weight design

Horizon Software:

Based upon its long history of delivering solutions to a vast variety of testing problems, Tinius Olsen has developed Horizon, a complete software program that makes testing precise, simple, and efficient. Whether the test sample is metal, composite, paper, rubber, polymer, textile or a micro-component, Tinius Olsen’s Horizon software surpasses beyond data collection and presentation. It will help automate operations, from R&D to the charting and analysis of QC testing. Horizon offers a library of regular, specific, and application-focused test routines that have been developed in close partnership with customers worldwide and to the standards, they are using. Among the many beneficial features offered by Horizon is a test routine library; test, output, method, and result editors; real-time multiple machine control; and multilayered security. This software is programmed for data acquisition, data analysis, and closed-loop control of virtually all Tinius Olsen testing machines.

Horizon also includes the following:

  • Generation of user-tailored reports
  • Ability to recall, replot, and rescale test curves
  • Standard SPC programs for X-bar, R and frequency distributions/histograms
  • Recall of data that spans various test modules
  • Multilingual capabilities
  • User-configurable machine parameter and control settings

Horizon is full of capabilities that enhance productivity and enable users to develop, access, and use an advanced, powerful materials testing database. The software employs the latest Windows environments to develop an intuitive user experience. Integral tutorials, online help, and help desk access provide extra user support.


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MP1200 Melt Flow Tester – Introduction to models & procedures

MP1200 Melt Flow Tester – 3D illustration of the operating cycle

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)