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Marimex systems

Sensors

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 VP-1000C Sensor
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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Software

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

Mariemx ViscoView Software
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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Transmitters
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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Optical Control Systems – Raw Material Inspection Systems

Chemical & Physical Property

Are designed to test the consistency of the external and physical conditions of the polymer & petrochemical material or exposures in it. These are measurable in gloss-, thickness-, haze loss, partial unevenness or by testing the chemical consistency, additive and density composition of the material by infrared spectroscopy. The systems are applicable on several cast- and blow film lines. As laboratory systems they ensure quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA), while as on-line systems they improve the process control.

Optical Control Systems Film Thickness Measurement TM9

Designed for the continuous thickness measurement of running strips of film.

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Optical Control Systems Gloss Measurement GM5

Determines the gloss characteristics of the manufactured film.

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Optical Control Systems On Line Hazemeter Gamma 12

Calculates the haze value from the ratio of the scattered light and the total transmitted light.

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Optical Control Systems On-Line FT-Infrared Spectrometry APLAIRS®

Measurement of additives, physical properties, co-polymer & multi-layer compositions.

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Extrusion / Cast & Blown Film Lines

Are used to produce sample films at a laboratory level to provide the raw material a real time quality control during production process by mounting optical, physical, rheological and chemical control systems.

Optical Control Systems Blown Film Tower BFT300/400

Film haul-off & extrusion die used to produce high quality optical for QC control.

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Optical Control Systems Calendar & Tape Test Equipment

Specifically designed for the wire & cable industry.  

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Cast Film Line
Optical Control Systems Cast Film Lines

Used to produce high-quality flat film to carry out optical and physical measurements.

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Optical Control Systems Chill Rolls & Winder Unit CR9/WU9

Connects to Measuring Extruder ME 20/26  & is developed for polymer raw material producers.

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Optical Control Systems Measuring Extruder ME 20/26

Suitable for cast and blown film extruder lines for the production of polymer cast or blown film.

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Optical Control Systems Measuring Extruder ME – Filter Test

Determine the Filter Pressure Value (FPV) as well as other parameters.

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OCS Pelletising System
Optical Control Systems Measuring Extruder ME – Pelletising System

Lab scale strand pelletiser used to optimise & change pellet characteristics.

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Impurity / Contamination

Films, plaques, liquids contamination detection in polymers and other substances. The “stand alone” laboratory systems are used in research and development (R&D) centres, or for the quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) of polymer film samples. Plaques, liquids and the film surface analysers are used for on-line systems that monitor the polymer quality during the production and improve the process control, and well as for the off-line systems that detect impurities and contamination in slender sheets.

Optical Control Systems Film Surface Analyser FSA100

Modular surface inspection system for use in laboratories and production.

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Optical Control Systems Film Testing Analyser FTA100

Designed for use in laboratories and production to detect impurities on films.

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Optical Control Systems Liquid Analyser LA20

Developed to count and classify contaminations in transparent liquid substances.

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Optical Control Systems Multiple Plaque Anlayser MPA100

Used to detect impurities on the surface of transparent/opaque polymer flat blanks.

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Optical Control Systems Sample Testing System ST4

Inspection of surfaces with a small area. Transparent and non-transparent/opaque materials.

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Pellet / Powder

In the laboratory, these systems are used for quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of the pellets and powder, as on-line systems they monitor the polymer quality during the production and improve the process control.

Optical Control Systems Pellet Analyser PA66

System for automated QC of raw materials based on optical image recording & processing.

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Optical Control Systems Pellet Scanning System PS200C

Analyses contamination & impurities in transparent/opaque pellets –  throughput up to 250kg/h.

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Optical Control Systems Pellet Scanning System PS400C

Analyses contamination & colours in transparent/opaque pellets – throughput up to 400kg/h.

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Optical Control Systems Pellet Scanning System PS25C

For the qualitative & quantitative assessment of granules for impurities, foreign bodies etc.

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Optical Control Systems Pellet Size and Shape Distribution Analysis System PSSD

Inspects the size and shape distribution of opaque/transparent granules or pellets.

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Optical Control Systems Pellet Transport System PTS

Continuous & automatic transportation of pellets between production & measuring systems.

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Optical Control Systems Powder Testing Systems PT2C

The powder testing system, with colour camera counts and classifies contamination.

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Rheological & Physical Property

Determine on-line viscosity with continuous melt measurements removing the need for manual measurement to be taken. Measuring the environmental stress cracking behaviour classifies polyethylene materials in regards to their slow crack growth behaviour under accelerated conditions.

Optical Control Systems Full Notch Creep Test FNCT

Classify the slow crack growth behaviour of polyethylene materials.

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Optical Control Systems Melt Index Rheometer OP5

Measures the Melt Index and/or Polydispersity of polymer powder & pellet samples.

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Optical Control Systems – Web Inspection Systems

Film Scanning System

Allows for the defect detection of nearly all upcoming impurities in transparent and non-transparent films during the production process, as well as during film processing/finishing process.

Optical Control Systems Film Scanning System FSP600

Suitable for testing the quality of transparent, opaque or pigmented sheet materials.

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Thermo Scientific – Material Characterisation & Testing

 
Micro Compounding & Sample Preparation

Micro-conical twin screw compounders for research and development as well as Mini-Injection moulder to easily produce specimens.

Thermo Scientific HAAKE MiniCTW

Requires as little as five grams or seven milliliters (ml) of material for compounding.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE MiniJet II

Piston injection moulding machine for testing mechancal & measuring rheological properties.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE MiniLab II

Micro Compounder with conical twin-screws, which offer a short and very defined dwell time.

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Modular Laboratory Extruders & Mixers

Laboratory scale measuring extruders and mixers to simulate and optimise production processes.

Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System

Modular Torque Rheometer extruding system that meets QC needs.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System – Measuring Extruder (Single Screw)

For testing quality & processability of materials used in plastification & injection mouldin

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System – Measuring Extruder (Twin Screw)

For continuous compounding & plasticising process critical polymers.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System – Measuring Mixer

Laboratory mixer focused on a materials melt behaviour for QC purposes.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System

Modular torque rheometer platform for process engineering applications.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System – Measuring Extruder (single screw)

Measures melt pressure & temperature to study process parameters along the extruder barrels.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System – Measuring Extruder (twin screw)

Extruder offering the ability to measure material properties of the melt during processing.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System – Measuring Mixer

Laboratory mixers focused on the batch testing of many highly viscous substances.

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Rheometers

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 CaBER 1

Rheometer for measuring extensional properties.

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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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Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoWin Software

Modular software package for all current Thermo Scientific HAAKE rheometers and viscometers.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE Test Fluids & Standard Liquids

A Newtonian fluid for which the viscosity value is certified for one or several temperature values.

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE Process Control Rheometer – PCR620

Twin-pump bypass rheometer that provides online rheological measurements of melt index and viscosity

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Thermo Scientific HAAKE Process Control Rheometer – PCR630

Online rheological measurements of melt index and viscosity.

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Stand-Alone Compounding Systems

Stand-alone twin screw extruders for research and development, quality control, pilot plant and small scale production.

Thermo Scientific Twin Screw Extruder 24 MC

Small-scale continuous processing 24mm extruder for manufacturing samples, output up to 50 kg/h.

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Viscometers

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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RESOURCES

Polymer Industries Contract Testing Information KitContract Testing Information Kit

Polymer processing includes unit operations such as compression, injection and blow moulding and extrusion through a variety of dies. Read More »

Polymer Industries Interactive DictionaryInteractive Dictionary

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

Polymer Industries Solutions KitIndustry Solutions Kit

The terms usually referred to when polymer performance is assessed are diverse and include:
► cure ► flexural strength ► interfacial instability ► black spots/impurities ► feed zone ► compression zone ► metering zone ► drawdown ratio ► melt fracture ► flow ► crystallisation Read More »

Polymer 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 »

Polymer Industries Tim's Top Tips - Explanation & Evaluation SeriesTim’s Top Tips – Explanation & Evaluation Series

Compounding
Compounding is the process of combining polymers and other materials by dry blending or melt state blending. Read More »
Die Swell
Die swell occurs when an extrudate has larger diameter than the die. Read More »
Processability
Processability is related to the amount of energy required to perform the relevant production steps for a product. Read More »
Sharkskin

Sharkskin is a surface mattness seen on an extrudate during processing. Read More »

Polymer 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
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 »
Products and Services for the Polymer Industry

Polymer FeatureRheology Solutions offer material characterisation solutions to measure, monitor and provide reproducible data for quality control, development and production applications that will improve performance within the polymer industries.Our polymer feature list the products and services specific to Polymer industries. 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 »

Rheology and Quality Control for Packaging 25/2/2011
The rheology of a packaging material impacts on production processes (e.g. thermoforming, blown and cast film, injection moulding (IM)) through its impact on flow. Read More »

Film Scanning Systems for Packaging in the Wine Industry 25/2/2011
Flexible films have been important for some time in the wine industries, most notably in the packaging of boxed product, as a functionalised multi-layer bladder to contain, and maintain the quality of, the wine. 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 »
The Solution for the Polymer Film & Converting Industries 25/2/2011
Dring the establishment of various raw material inspection systems, OCS was confronted with the increasing interest of polymer processing companies, to ensure the same excellent product quality for their customers as well as their subcontractors.  At first, a challenge was posed to develop a detection system for contamination, degradation and other impurities in transparent, opaque and coloured films during the production process. Read More »
Fogging Test System 25/2/2011
The Thermo Scientific Horizon Fogging Test System allows you to measure the amount of volatile organice compounds (VOC’s) emitted from materials used in manufacturing according DIN standards. Read More »
Recirculating Chillers 25/2/2011
The Thermo Scientific ThermoChill is the perfect fit for those routine applications where quality liquid cooling equipment is a necessity. Read More »
Process Viscosity Sensors 25/2/2011
Marimex Industries Corp. is proud to present the next generation of process viscosity sensors. Experiences gained over many years of sensor design and manufacture has led to these new sensor developments. Read More »

New Series of Immersion Circulators – Now Available 25/2/2011

The Thermo Scientific Premium Series Immersion Circulators are high performance products for temperature control between 200°C and 300°C. Read More »

Ultra Low Temperature Refrigerated Circulators 25/2/2011

The Thermo Scientific Glacier Series: G50 Ultra- Low Temperature Refrigerated Circulator system has unique features and temperature performance. Read More »
Temperature Control Modules for Universal Rheometer 4/2/2011
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 »
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 »

Film Surface Analyser – FSA 100 18/1/2011

FSA100 is a modular surface inspection system for use in laboratories and production. Read More »

Liquid Analyser for Transparent Liquid Substances 11/8/2010

The OCS Liquid Analyzer (LA20) with colour camera was developed to count and classify contaminations in transparent liquid substances. Read More »

New Generation of Heating/Cooling Thermostats 11/8/2010

A new generation of temperature control systems that deliver unsurpassed performance and configurability are now available exclusively through Rheology Solutions. Now you can match a specific thermostat to the particular heated or refrigerated bath that best meets your application requirement. Read More »

New Modular 24mm Twin-Screw Extruder 11/8/2010

The Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoMex PTW24-MC-OS 24mm twin-screw extruder line is the next generation of modular compounders. Read More »

New Generation of Heating Circulators 29/6/2010

A new generation of temperature control systems that deliver unsurpassed performance and configurability are now available exclusively through Rheology Solutions. Now you can match a specific thermostat to the particular heated or refrigerated bath that best meets your application requirement. Read More »

Correlation Between Mixer Tests and the Extrusion Behaviour of PVC Dry Blends 28/6/2010
Abstract

This report describes the correlation between measurements done on a laboratory mixer with PVC Dry Blends and their processing behaviour on a counter-rotating twin screw extruder. Read More »

Examining the Influence of Stabilisers on the Flow Characteristics of Polyamide 17/10/2009

During processing high temperatures and the presence of a nucleophile such as water lead to the degradation of polyamide.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 »

How to Relate Test Results of a Torque Rheometer to Problems in Elastomer Processing 23/9/2009

High quality standards of elastomers, elastomer compounds and their final products have to be realized at the lowest possible price, because the competitive situation and the requirements have increased extremely during the past eight to ten years. Read More »

Measurements at Higher Pressures 18/9/2009
This application package – HAAKE RheoStress 6000 “Measurements at higher pressures” has been created for the determination of the pressure-dependent rheological characteristics of a sample. 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 »

Polymer & Polymer Process Characterisation for Applications Based Material and Extruder Optimisation 8/9/2009

Polymer manufacture today is one of the most important world-wide industrial sectors and, significantly, is not confined in the centre of manufacture to one or two highly industrialised nations only. Read More »

Automatic Detection of Thermo Degradation of a Polymer 23/7/2009

Similar to any other material, the properties of polymeric materials are closely linked to their chemical nature. What makes polymers so different from low-molecular-weight substances is the huge influence of their molecular weight (MW) and their molecular weight distribution (MWD) on their macroscopic behaviour. Read More »

Quality Control for the Petrochemical Industry 23/7/2009

Plastics have become indispensable nowadays, and the areas of application are constantly broadened. The level of the requirements has risen in equal measure. The industry demands for high quality raw material, that needs appropriate “online controls” to guarantee best properties for the fields of polymerisation, processing and application. Read More »

New Die Design for the Chracterisation of the Extensional and Shear Properties of Polymers for Laboratory and On-lin Use 24/3/2009

The rheological properties of polymers in shear as well as in extensional flow are essential for their processing. Unfortunately their complete characterisation in the laboratory requires the complementary use of sophisticated techniques which are time consuming and need great expertise. 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 »

New Module for Torque Rheometer with Extruder – Sample Sizer 24/3/2009

The Sample Sizer is a new modular take-off system for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab extruder system which allows you to picture an integrated polymer text workflow from compounding to final material testing. Read More »

New Measuring Mixer & Extruder System for Quality Control 17/3/2009

The new Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC modular torque rheometer was on display for the first time at the International Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair K 2007 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The PolyLab QC can easily be connected to new and existing interchangeable mixers, single-screw extruders, or conical twin-screw extruders. 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 »

SER – Extensionsal Rheology Systems for HAAKE MARS 4/12/2008

The SER system is a new accessory for the HAAKE MARS with CTC oven which transforms a (rotational) shear rheometer in an extensional rheometer for melts and semi-solids. 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 »

Cellulosic Derivatives in Capillary Break-up. Influence of the MWD and Gel Particles 17/6/2008

Thermo Scientific HAAKE CaBER 1 extensional rheometer is able to detect slight differences in the MWD (molecular weight distribution) of blended polystyrene standards. Read More »

Improved Torque Sensitivity and Normal Force Resolutions for Routine Measurments 17/6/2008

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 »

NanoComposites – Examples on Compounding of NanoClay Blends in Twin Screw Extruders 17/4/2008

Nanomaterials enter the consumer market. The focus shifts from science to standard applications. For polymer based Nanocomposites the research is often driven by the automotive industry searching alternatives to bulk materials. Read More »

Rheological Methods for Determining Molecular Weight & Molecular Weight Distribution 17/4/2008
Abstract

The molecular weight and molecular weight distribution (MWD) of linear polymers can be derived by using rheological methods. The mechanical excitation of polymers leads to a characteristic response of the material depending on its macromolecular structure. Using the HAAKE RheoWin software with optional tools like TTS (Time Temperature Superposition), Spectra and MWD (Molecular Weight Distribution) master curves, relaxation time spectra and molecular weight distributions can be easily generated out of dynamic tests (Oscillation frequency sweeps). Practical results are presented and discussed in this application report. Read More »

New Measuring Cell for UV-Assisted Thermal Curing at Elevated Temperatures 10/4/2008

In industry thermal curing is used in a wide range of applications like powder coating, adhesives, sealants, soldering materials, inks, etc. Recently there is an increased interest in replacing thermal curing by UV assisted thermal curing in an effort to improve product properties, increase productivity and reduce production costs, for example by reducing the amount of energy needed for initiating the curing reaction, at the same time. Read More »

New Product – Melt Index Rheometer – A System for Plant Optimisation and Improved Product Quality 10/4/2008

The function of the OP5 rheometer from Optical Control Systems (OCS) is to make certified measurements of the Melt Index and/or Polydispersity of small solid polymer samples. Read More »

New NESLAB ThermoFlex 2500 – Recirculating Chiller 11/3/2008

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

NanoLab Compounder Package 21/11/2007

The Thermo Scientific NanoLab compounder package contains the tools to mix or compound Nano particles (Nano tubes) in a base polymer. Read More »

MiniLab – Micro Compounder … New from Thermo HAAKE 21/11/2007

The MiniLab Micro Rheology Compounder enables compounding and rheological measurement with a micro amount of material i.e. about 8 g of polymer. Read More »

CD-Mode Curing Measurment – HAAKE MARS 24/10/2007

The HAAKE MARS is equipped with a self-learning deformation control loop based on neural network technology for controlled deformation (CD) oscillation measurements. Read More »

Sample Fixture for Bending & Breaking Tests – Accessories for HAAKE MARS 22/10/2007

The HAAKE MARS rheometer is now equipped with a highly sensitive normal force sensor and a very precise lift motor which allows applying controlled axial forces to the sample, pushing or pulling the material. Read More »

High Speed Pellet Scan System – Throughput up to 250 Kg/hr 10/10/2007

The PS200C inspection system from Optical Control Systems is used to analyse transparent and opaque pellets. Read More »

Nano Composites 4/10/2007

Nano compounds are often prepared in solid form using the traditional and available mixing and extrusion devices. Now you can optimise these sensitive processes. Read More »

New Mobile Docking Station 26/9/2007

A new HAAKE OS mobile docking station is now available to enable users to integrate their existing measuring adapters into Thermo Scientifics’ newest torque rheometer platform, the HAAKE PolyLab OS. With this upgrade, users can protect their established measuring procedures while upgrading their installations. Read More »

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

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

HAAKE PolyLab OS Docking Station 12/6/2007

Mobile bench for measuring mixers and measuring extruders. When existing measuring mixers and extruders need to be upgraded with newer torque rheometer drives and software, the modular Thermo Scientific HAAKE OS mobile docking station is the right accessory to use. Read More »

HAAKE PolyLab Blown Film Die 19/12/2006

Film production simulation for polymer development, materials evaluation and parameter monitoring requires highly adaptive small scale systems with complete process functionality. The PolyLab System and RheoMex extrusion line, in conjunction with a blown film die and take-off tower system, provide a means of accurate thin film production for total process evaluation with less than 1 kg of material. Read More »

Optical Control Systems (OCS) Range of Quality Control Products for the Polymer Industry 27/11/2003

OCS supplies customised and complete solutions in the fields of digital image processing, optical measurement and automation. The systems ensure maximum product quality control. With the aid of precision cameras in conjunction with high performance online image processing, the smallest defects in polymer products are detected, located and analysed in detail. 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 »

HAAKE MiniLab – Compounder & Reactor 11/8/1999

The use of a conical twin screw extruder with backflow channel combines aspects of mixing and extrusion in a batch process.Read More »