Automated Distillation Tester


ad-7 Automated Distillation Tester

Ergonomic, Robust and Versatile

It’s been over 50 years since we started manufacturing automated distillation testers. Nowadays, we deliver to customers in more than 70 countries.

ad-7 automatically performs distillation test of petroleum products as well as narrow boiling range samples. 10.4 inch LCD with tough panel has been adopted for easy and intuitive operation. Peltier system is employed for cooling / heating of the condenser and receiver cylinder compartment. Robust design for continuous use.


  • 10.4 inch (*) Color LCD. * 4 times larger than previous model
  • Intuitive operation by Touch Panel
  • Advanced data management software; TDAS (Tanaka Data Acquisition System)


  • Fire Containment System: Heater shuts down when ultraviolet sensor detects a fire, and CO2 gas flows into the heater compartment (if connected to CO2 source).
  • Flask Catcher reduces the risk of breaking vapor tube of flask.
  • Overheat protection: Heater shuts down automatically at the upper end of the temperature scale.


  • 200 test modes
  • 5,000 test results
  • RS-232C, USB port, Ethernet


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Test Methods ASTM D86, ASTM D850, ASTM D1078, ISO 3405, IP 123, JIS K 2254
Range Ambient to 450℃
Display TFT-LCD 10.4 inch color touch-screen with universal design GUI
Temperature Sensor PT-100 for Vapor, Condenser and Receiver room. Thermocouple for Heater
Heater 24 V 600 W Low mass and low voltage heater, spiral type
Distillation Rate 4.5 % / min at factory (selectable from 2 to 9 % with 0.5 % increment
Test Mode Up to 200 test modes can be recorded
Safety Features Overheat protection. Fire containment system
Correction Loss correction and barometric correction
I/O Port RS232C, USB x 2 and Ethernet
Size ( W x D x H ) 230 x 470 x 390 mm
Weight 59 kg
Power Consumption AC 100 to 240 V 1,500 VA (max) 50 / 60Hz