Cone and Plate Viscometer

Cone and Plate Viscometer

  • Dual Speed Operation
  • Fully automated
  • Precision Temperature Control
  • Accurate wear resistant Cone & Plate
     
Description

The PAINTLAB+ Cone and Plate Viscometer provides high accuracy viscosity measurement of non-newtonian paints and coatings. This Viscometer is specifically designed to provide stringent testing conditions to allow the measurement of these materials as the viscosity changes according to the shear stress that is applied. A precision wear resistant cone rotating at high speed on a temperature controlled plate produces standardised shear rates during measurement. Fully automated operation ensures rapid and accurate positioning of the cone onto the plate each time after the plate temperature has reached its preset value. Results are displayed instantly on screen after test.. Real-time high resolution graphing provides monitoring of changes in viscosity during measurement allowing the identification of changes in flow behaviour.

Features:

  • Real time high resolution graphing of test samples
  • Results displayed on screen immediately after test
  • High stability motor speed control for accuracy and repeatability of measurement
  • Easy clean design- even in the harshest environment both screen and chassis are easy to clean
  • Date / time stamped results output to printer
  • Annual re-calibration can be performed by user
  • Extended warranty

Viscosity measurement of coatingsis essential at each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure consistent quality standards.
Many parameters can effect the rheological behaviour of a finished coating resulting in undesirable effects such as inconsistent performance, poor levelling orsagging. The use of high precision measuring instruments is therefore essential in quality control to prevent such problems occurring during formulation, manufacture and application.
The Rhopoint PAINTLAB+ Cone & Plate Viscometer provides high accuracy viscosity measurement of non-newtonian paints and coatings. This viscometer is specifically designed to provide stringent testing conditions to allow the measurement of these materials as the viscosity changes according to the shear stress that is applied.

Features

Rhopoint cone and plate viscometer screenPrecise Measurement
High stability motor speed control ensures accuracy and repeatability during each test. Real-time high resolution graphing allows monitoring of changes during measurement providing identification of inconsistencies between samples.
Measurement results displayed instantly on screen after test in P, cP, Pa.s or mPa.s.

Advanced Temperature Monitoring
The viscometer utilises an integrated high stability temperature controlled plate onto which the samples are applied to test.
A preheat function allows rapid stabilisation of sample temperature which is accurately controlled throughout the measurement process.
Applying the sample to the cone and plate viscometer

Dual Speed Operation
The instrument is configured to allow testing using shear rates according to two standardised test methods - BS (750 rpm -10,000 s¯¹) and ASTM (900 rpm - 12,000 s¯¹). Precision speed control ensures that shear rates applied are highly repeatable and test results are reliable. The combination of two test speeds and selection of viscosity ranges allow the testing of products to a wide range of international test methods.

Easy Clean Design
Lab-tough easy clean glass allows easy removal and cleaning of unintentional splashes and smears from the capacitive sense buttons and screen. The solvent resistant anodised aluminium instrument chassis ensures that the instrument can be cleaned and restored to pristine condition even in the toughest working environments.Cone Plate Viscometer Label

Data Transfer
Measurement data including time, date and test temperature can be printed to a Rhopoint label printer (supplied as an optional accessory).
Printed labels can be attached to each sample for easy identification and recording of results.

Applications

Cone and Plate Viscometer for measuring viscocity of paints and coatings Paints and Coatings
 Cone and Plate Viscometer for measuring viscocity of printing ink Inks
Cone and Plate Viscometer for measuring viscocity of adhesives Adhesives
Cone and Plate Viscometer for measuring viscocity of pastes Pastes
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