A range of information is available for the Mineral Slurries Industries including Products & Resources such as Interactive Dictionaries, Solutions Kits, Industry Tips – Tim’s Top Tips, Technical Articles & Application Notes.





The sensor can be mounted in any direction into a reactor, tank, pipe or sample cell. To obtain consistent results, the sensor has to be fully inserted into the liquid. Sensors are manufactured for various viscosity and temperature ranges. To bridge areas of no flow, a non-active extension can be employed. Such a non-active extension is an integral part of the sensor construction and placed between the flange and the probe. A PT100 temperature sensor is integrated in the viscosity sensor for measuring the process temperature.
Marimex ViscoScope Sensors – VP-300

Measure Low, Medium, High, Extra high Viscosities with differenct shape & length of extension.

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Marimex ViscoTron Sensors – VP-1000c

Sensor for measuring low – high viscosities with process pressures up to 50 bar.

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Marimex ViscoTron Sensors – VP-1000

Sensor for measuring low – high viscosities with process pressures up to 10 bar.

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Marimex ViscoTron Sensors – VP-3000

Sensor for high viscosities & low pressures up to 500 bar, with variable length/shape of extensi

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The Marimex Software provides an easy interface for the configuration of all customer accessible parameters via a PC compatible computer.

Marimex ViscoScope System – Software ‘ViscoView’

Data collection software connects via Modbus & RS232/RS485 serial interface to the ViscoTron tr

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Marimex ViscoScope System – Software ‘VisConfig’

Simplifies the configuration of a transmitter, showing available parameters & translating code.

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Marimex ViscoScope System – Software ‘VisConfig-Express’

Software used to download and upload the entire configuration of a transmitter at once.

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Marimex ViscoScope System – ViscoTouch Panel

Display panel connects to and communicates via ModBus protocol with ViscoTron transmitters.

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A special transmission cable connects the sensor and the transmitter. If the sensor is being mounted in a hazardous area, safety barriers are placed additionally between the transmitter and the sensor. The transmission cable and the safety barriers form part of the calibration. The distance between the transmitter and the sensor can be a maximum of 1,000 meters.
Marimex ViscoScope System – Transmitter VS-4450/VS-B450

Analog drive transmitters for any of the ViscoTron VP Series sensors.

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Marimex ViscoTron Transmitter – VT-G144

Digital Direct transmitter for ViscoTron VP series sensors.

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Thermo Scientific – Material Characterisation & Testing


Measure the comprehensive rheological measurements of viscosity, elasticity, processability and temperature-related mechanical changes etc of your samples to optimise your product development, production and quality.

Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscotester IQ Rheometer

Versatile Rheometer for QC.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS III

Modular Rheometer designed for flexibility and meets the most demanding requirements in R&D.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoStress 1

Controlled Stress Rheometer suitable for product development and QC applications.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoStress 6000

Universal rheometer focused on standard applications in R&D and QC.

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Measure viscosity, processability and temperature related mechanical changes of your samples to optimise your product production and quality with either:
  • a) Handheld or Brookfield type rotational viscometers – designed for fast and precise measurements of viscosity and flow behaviour for quality control
  • b) Falling ball viscometer or Höppler viscometer – for the determination of the absolute value of the viscosity of Newtonian materials
Thermo Scientific HAAKE RotoVisco 1

Controlled Rate (rotational) viscometer specifically designed for exact QA applications.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscotester 550

Rotational viscometer specifically designed for quality control applications.

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All Industries – Technical Articles & Application Notes – Abstracts

The list of articles is regularly updated and expanded and the copies are available mainly as a PDF file. Read More »

Mineral Slurry Industries Contract Testing Information KitContract Testing Information Kit

Specifically for the hydrometallurgical industry, rheology is of critical importance in phase separation processes (including sedimentation, floatation, cyclone performance). Read More »

Mineral Slurries Industries Interactive DictionaryInteractive Dictionary

The Minerals Industries interactive dictionary is available for viewing on line. This interactive dictionary provides a comparison between common minerals industry terms (such as; aggregation and yield stress etc) and an equipment matrix to identify the correct instrument to characterise a material for each specific industry term. Read More »

Mineral Slurries Industries Solutions KitIndustry Solutions Kit

The terms usually referred to when mineral slurry processes are assessed are diverse and include:
► aggregation ► angle of repose ► beach ► benefication ► communition ► dispersion ► flocculation ► foaming ► pipeline transport ►processability ► slimes ► slump ► slurry ► stratification ► suspension ► tailings ► viscosity modifier ► yield stress Read More »

Mineral Slurries Industries Technical ArticlesTechnical Articles & Application Notes

The list of articles is regularly updated and expanded and the copies are available mainly as a PDF file. Read More »

Mineral Slurries Industries - Tim's Top Tips How to Measure SeriesTim’s Top Tips – How to Measure Series

Flow and Viscosity Curves
A flow curve is a data plot showing the results of an experiment, relating the shear rate to the shear stress. Read More »
Thixotropy is a form of time dependent behaviour describing a material whose viscosity decreases over time while it is subjected to shearing forces. Read More »
Yield Stress

Yield stress is the minimum force required to initiate flow. Read More »

Oil Industries – Technical Articles & Application Notes

The list of articles is regularly updated and expanded and the copies are available mainly as a PDF file. Read More »

Mineral Slurry Industries Product & ServicesProducts & Services for Mining Industries

Specifically for the mining industries, we have an extensive range of materials characterisation products, services and technical literature. We have included an overview of the services, products and information specific to the mining industry in the attached brochure. Read More »


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New Range of Accessories for Rheometers / Viscometers27/2/2012
Suitable for Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS, Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoStress, Thermo Scientific CaBER 1 Rheometers and Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscometers Read More »

Process Control in Mining – The Role of Rheology 25/2/2011
On-site mining processes mostly involve: Separation processes (like flocculation, floatation etc.,) and mixing processes for maximising ore extraction. Read More »
Temperature Control Modules for Universal Rheometer 25/2/2011
The modular HAAKE RheoStress 6000 combines proven technology, plus improved specifications and optimised handling with new modules such as the universal Peltier temperature control module for plates, cones and cylinders. These modules are easily exchangeable and are optimised for rapid temperature changes or high-constant temperature and homogeneity.  Read More »
In-Line Viscosity Measurment for Process Control 25/2/2011
The fitness of most liquid or melt products for final packaging or further processing is dictated in large part by the molecular architecture of the material in question. The flow properties of the material are an accurate measure of the molecular architecture and so can provide a good measure of the quality of the processed product.  In general the rheology, specifically the viscosity, of these materials is amongst the most critical flow properties Read More »
Expanded Contract Testing Capabilities 4/2/2011

Rheology Solutions has purchased the newest HAAKE MARS III Rheometer to be housed in our applications laboratory in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Read More »

NEW FT-IR Module for its Rheometer Platform – Rheology and Spectroscopy in Simultaneous Measurements 4/2/2011

The Rheonaut Module by Thermo Fisher Scientific, when used with the HAAKE MARS rheometer platform, helps users understand the causes of rheological properties on a microscopic level. Read More »

HAAKE CaBER – Extensional Properties of Fluids can now be Quantified using Normal Force Measurement 7/10/2009

The Thermo Scientific HAAKE CaBER is the only commercially available extensional rheometer, that now makes it possible to quantify the extensional properties of fluids using normal force measurement. Read More »

Improved Torque Sensitivity and Normal Force Resolutions for Routine Measurments 23/9/2009

The new HAAKE RheoStress 6000 benefits from the latest MARS technology developments. The improved specifications are regarding two components, improved air bearing specifications and the change of the normal force sensor technology. Read More »

On-Line Optical QC Measurements for Manufacturing Industries 8/9/2009

Production quality and uniformity in manufacturing and processing is closely related to good Quality Control (QC) during the manufacturing process. On-line systems are capable of delivering solutions for QC monitoring. Read More »

Extended Capabilities HAAKE Rheometers & Viscometers 24/3/2009

HAAKE RheoWin software is user-friendly, with an improved operator interface that offers easy-to-use standard settings for beginners. Typical measuring and evaluation routines can be chosen from a job library. A comprehensive list of predefined measuring and evaluation elements can be combined via “drag & drop” with individual jobs. Read More »

Extended Product Range – Recirculating Chillers 17/12/2008

Two models have been added to the Thermo Scientific NESLAB ThermoFlex range. The range now extends to 3500 W and 5000 W cooling capacity at 20ºC. Read More »

Bacchus Marsh – Home of a New High Technology Facility 4/7/2008

Rheology Solutions based in Bacchus Marsh Victoria has signed a license agreement with CSIRO to develop and manufacture a novel process control instrument known as the On-Line Rheometer (OLR). Read More »

Overview of Rheology-Based Process Challenges for the Mineral Processing Industries 27/6/2008

Mineral processing involves the transportation and processing of large quantities of materials. Read More »

The Industry Choice of Viscosity Measurements of Mineral Slurries and Suspensions 11/6/2008

The Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscotester model VT550 viscometer is suitable for viscosity measurements of particular suspensions using standard sensors to provide relative or absolute results which are highly reproducible. Read More »

New NESLAB ThermoFlex 2500 – Recirculating Chiller 10/3/2008

This is the third configuration of the Thermo Scientific ThermoFlex platform released by Thermo Fisher Scientific, the NESLAB ThermoFlex 2500. Read More »

HAAKE MARS – Cone/Plate Exchangeable Geometries 26/9/2007

Cone/plate – exchangeable measuring geometries for maximum flexibility. Read More »

Sensor System To Measure Viscosity Of Tailings From Marimex 22/8/2007

A new sensor style from Marimex Industries Corp. now extends its application base into the mining industry. Read More »

NESLAB ThermoFlex Recirculating Chillers 15/8/2007

NESLAB ThermoFlex Recirculating Chillers deliver a continuous cooling capacity up to 1400 watts. These units are reliable, easy-to-use chillers optimised for the most demanding applications. Read More »

Tip’s for Mineral Industries 18/12/2006

The series of Tim’s Top Tips has been expanded to now include three Tip’s on:

How to measure thixotropy
How to measure yield stress
How to measure flow and viscosity curves Read More »

Process Viscometer 19/9/2006

The Marimex range of ViscoScope process viscometers measures the viscosity of liquids or semi-solids continually and precisely in-line. Read More »

Slurry Rheology and Pipeline Transport Properties, An Overview 31/5/2005

Slurry transport in the mining industry is a commonly used technique for moving partially and fully processed materials, and waste. Read More »

Construction Materials Viscometer… the industry choice for mineral slurries and suspensions 11/9/2001

The HAAKE Viscotester model VT550 is suitable for viscosity measurements of construction materials with very disperse phases and particles using relative sensors to get reproducible results. The viscometer can be easily upgraded to R&D performance with full computer control. Read More »

Calibration Oils for Viscometers – Meeting ISO Standards 6/3/2000

A range of calibration fluids in larger volumes is now available from HAAKE through Rheology Solutions. Read More »