Fuel and Lube Test kits for Industrial and Marine applications.

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. 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.


  • 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
ASTM D2596 Standard test method for measurement of extreme-pressure properties of lubricating grease
ASTM D2783 Extreme pressure properties of lubricating fluids (Four-ball Method)
ASTM D2266 Wear preventive characteristics of lubricating grease (Four-ball method)
ASTM D4172 Wear preventive characteristics of lubricating fluid (Four-ball method)
IP 239 Determination of extreme pressure and antiwear properties of lubricating fluid – Four ball method (European conditions)
CEC L-45-T-93 A versatile test machine for research and development work on materials and lubricants. With collinear rotating and loading axes and an open test platform
BS EN ISO 20623 Petroleum and related products. Determination of the extreme-pressure and anti-wear properties of fluids. Four ball method
BS ISO 26422 Shear stability of lubricating oils containing polymers using a tapered roller bearing
DIN 51 350 Determination of welding and metal loads using 4-Ball Tester