Used in plastic and cable industries, METLOR Deflection Temperature Under Load Apparatus consists of a specimen support, an immersion bath, a set of weights under deflection â€“measuring device. The specimen support consists of a two parallel metal supports having rounded edges fixed at a specified distance on an aluminum frame. The load is applied on the test specimen midway between two supports. This block is fitted to the lower end of the vertical rod, which is guided inside a metallic sleeve and is constrained to move without rotating along a vertical axis. The upper end of the vertical rod carries a load carrying plate on which loading weight can be placed to load the test specimen. All the parts are made of aluminum having the same coefficient of linear expansion. The immersion bath consists of a double-walled reservoir having the inner walls made from Stainless Steel sheet and outer walls made of mild steel sheet. The space in between the walls is filled with glass wool insulation. The liquid in the bath is heated by means of an immersion heater and the rate of rising of temperature controlled with the help of an electronic voltage regulator. A digital temperature controller is provided to restrict the maximum temperature of the bath. The deflection of the specimen is measured with the help of dial gauge.