Controls Group Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

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General description
General description
Dynamic Shear Rheometers (DSR) performs the critical rheological characterization analysis required for SuperPave Performance Grade (PG) classification of asphalt binders. The DSR test uses a thin asphalt binder sample sandwiched between two circular plates. The lower plate is fixed while the upper plate oscillates back and forth across the sample to create a shearing action.

The 81-PV6102 and 81-PV6202 DSR models perform SuperPave performance grading according to AASHTO T315 and ASTM D7175, Viscosity determination of asphalt binder in according to AASHTO T316 and ASTM D4402 and determine Multi Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) according to AASHTO T350 and ASTM D7405.
  • Performance Grade (PG) determination test.
  • Determination of deformation properties of bitumen with Multiple Stress Creep Recovery test (MSCR – Test).
  • Determination of complex shear modulus G* and phase angle δ of road bitumen at different temperatures.
Affordable, robust and accurate, the new DSR offers the following benefits:
  • Great value — ideal for asphalt and bitumen QC laboratories at very competitive price
  • Reliable and long lasting — sturdy stainless steel construction
  • Simple to use with intuitive software guiding the user through the various test phases
  • Fully compliant, exceeding AASHTO, ASTM and EN Standards.
  • Robust with excellent temperature stability and accuracy
DSR tests are conducted on unaged, RTFO aged and PAV aged asphalt binder samples. The binder behavior under various temperature and loading conditions is analyzed to predict its performance at anticipated climatic conditions.

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Technical specifications

RHEOMETER 81-PV6102 81-PV6202
Torque Range 0,1 to 150 mNm 0,1 to 150 mNm
Torque resolution 0,001 mNm 0,001 mNm
Speed Range 0 to 2000 rpm 0 to 2000 rpm
Speed Resolution 0,015 rpm 0,015 rpm
Viscosity Range, RN general 1 to 1 x 1010 mPas 1 to 1 x 1010 mPas
Viscosity Range, plate P3 1 x 102 to 1 x 108 mPas 1 x 102 to 1 x 108 mPas
Viscosity Range, plate P4 5 x 103 to 1 x 1010 mPas 5 x 103 to 1 x 1010 mPas
Complex Shear Modulus, plate P3 0,1 to 2 x 104 kPa 0,1 to 2 x 104 kPa
Complex Shear Modulus, plate P4 20 to 4 x 106 kPa 20 to 4 x 106 kPa
Phase Angle Range 0 to 90° 0 to 90°
Frequency 0,001 to 100 Hz 0,001 to 100 Hz
Normal Force Range - -30 to  30 N
Normal Force Resolution - 0,01 N
Automatic Gap Setting No Yes
Gap Resolution - 1 μm
Maximum Temperature 180°C 180°C
Minimum Temperature -10°C -15°C
Temperature Accuracy ≤ 0,1 K
Range 5°C to 90°C
≤ 0,1 K
Range 5°C to 90°C
Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0

  • Prepared jobs for automatic and fast execution of all bitumen tests
  • Automated evaluation and analysis of measuring results in accordance with AASHTO with estimation of Performance Grade
  • Different test types for original binders, RTFO and PAV
  • Grade Determination and PASS/FAIL conditions
  • Bitumen Wizard

Ordering info

81-PV6102: DSR Dynamic Shear Rheometer. 110-220 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
81-PV6202: DSR Dynamic Shear Rheometer with automatic gap setting. 110-220 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.


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2521 Technology Drive, Suite 203
Elgin, Il 60124.
Phone: +1 844 291 4305

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