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September 9, 2022 | Equipment | Return To The Blog

The PFP Mold Strength Tester

The Simpson Analytics PFP Mold Strength Tester is used to determine the strength properties of clay-bonded foundry sand or green sand molds. The measured force, which corresponds to the penetration resistance, indicates the strength rate.

This lightweight and portable device can be used to measure mold strengths from the molding machines and make comparisons with results from the foundry sand laboratory.

Comparing results between the molding machines and sand laboratory is important because the results can vary when comparing the strength results of a molding machine to that produced by a manually operated sand rammer in a laboratory. Watch a Video

PFP Features

The PFP utilizes a crystal oscillator sensor, which eliminates traditional sources of error such as non-linearity of spring back of highly compacted sands.

The device offers movement free force measurement and is lightweight (125 grams) and very compact.  The PFP records measurements in N/cm² or PSI and operates on the following measuring range: 0.2 – 34.5 N/cm² or 0.2 – 50.0 PSI. The PFP displays the measurements on a digital display, has a multi-function push-button switch, and operates on two standard AAA batteries.

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