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SKU LBM120 Category

With integral balance to AASHTO T 308-10, ASTM D6307-10 & BSEN 12697-39:2012

Code LBM120
Other Standards EN12697-39, AASHTO T 308-10, ASTM D6307-10
Weight (kg) 120
Tariff 902480 90
  • Designed to measure the asphalt binder content of hot mix asphalt (HMA) using loss on ignition, in accordance with AASHTO T 308-10, ASTM D6307-10 & BSEN 12697-39:2012.
  • The integral microprocessor-controlled weighing and calculation system is configurable to allow variations to the standard test method.
  • Test result reports are available in both printed and software format.
  • The high temperature afterburner minimises the production of noxious waste fumes. Supplied complete with 2 sets of sample baskets

Test Principles

  • Flexible enough for most methods derived from the ASTM, AASHTO and BS/EN loss on ignition standards, the LBM120 replaces the older solvent based test methods.
  • Calibration factors are first calculated, using either pre-determined asphalt mixes as a benchmark or aggregate only samples in order to correct for small amounts of volatile components present within the aggregate itself.
  • Also, the effect of airflow passing through the chamber is tested and adjusted by a lift correction factor.
  • Sample size is based on the aggregates’ nominal particle size, which is collected using standard sampling methods.
  • Its weight before ignition is measured on a balance outside the furnace.
  • The appropriate test recipe is entered or selected from the library, the sample is then loaded into the preheated furnace and the test is started.
  • For operator safety the door remains locked until the test is completed.
  • The end point is automatically detected by the BM120 using absolute or percentage weight changes, whichever is required by the standard method used.
  • The test end-point is signalled by an audible alarm and the results are automatically printed.


  • Simple to navigate 5.7″ touchscreen control with secure Supervisor & Operator settings
  • Avoids the health, environmental & waste management issues & expense associated with the older solvent extraction methods
  • Best in class afterburner technology reduces emissions
  • Has the capacity for large sample sizes for more accurate results (maximum sample is 4.5 kg)
  • Average test times from 20 mins for 6 mm aggregates, to 45 mins for 40 mm aggregates


  • Automatic calculation of final sample weight & binder % result
  • Adjustable aggregate and hot mix asphalt correction factors
  • Multi-lingual interface: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian & Russian language display. Other languages are available to order
  • Easy naming, storage & recall of recipes that can be transferred between ABA 7/35B units
  • Precise weight measurements displayed to 0.1 g resolution


  • USB data output and permanent (dot-matrix) printed reports
  • Fail safe door lock system
  • Sample trays guided and loaded onto robust stainless-steel balance pan extension within the chamber
  • High thermal efficiency insulation material with robust refractory brick door surround
  • Double skin case construction for cool outer case
  • Woven glass fibre door seal with stainless steel wire reinforcement
Maximum temperature 750 °C
Dimensions Internal 220 x 350 x 450

H x W x D (mm)

Dimensions External 980 x 600 x 775

H x W x D (mm)

Configuration Bench-top
Thermocouple type K
Weight 120kg
Maximum power 8000W

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