Seta-Shell Four Ball Lubricant Tester – 19800-7

The Seta-Shell Four Ball Lubricant Tester (manual load) 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.

The digital speed controller has four programmable presets; three are pre-programmed to the most commonly used speeds; 1200, 1475, and 1760 rpm. The duration of the test can be controlled by the digital timer, which has four ranges and spans 0.1 seconds 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.

Methods: ASTM D2266, ASTM D2596, ASTM D2783, ASTM D4172, IP 239, BS EN ISO 20623, BS ISO 26422, CEC L-45-T-93, DIN 51 350


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

Supplied with;
Set of 17 cast-iron weights on trolley (6 x 5 kg, 3 x 2 kg, 3 x 1 kg, 1 x 500 g, 4 x 100 g)
1000 x IP 239 test balls (ISO 683-17, ISO 3290-1 Grade G5)
Torque wrench with adjusting key and certificate of calibration
Ball chuck
Instruction manual

SPEED RANGE 1200 to 1760 rev/minute
TIMING 0.1s to 9999 hr
VOLTAGE 220/240 V, 50/60 Hz, 32 A (single phase)
POWER 2.6 kW
SIZE (HXWXD) 169 x 82 x 62 cm
WEIGHT 161 kg
CCCN CODE Tariff 90318080