The TR-Tester, Gehman Tester and Brittleness Tester can be combined using the same base unit and a rig changing system. The combined instrument consists of a base unit with a cooling bath and the electronics. The three different test rigs are then mounted on a carousel. No lifting is necessary when switching from one method to another. An automatic computerized Low Temperature Tester increases the precision up to 5 times. The capacity will also increase with about 50 % and not least the labour time will decrease about 75 %.
For rubber materials there are three important standardised test methods for Low Temperatures.