A range of information is available for the Surface Coatings 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 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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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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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 »

Surface Coatings Indsutries Contract Testing Information KitContract Testing Information Kit

Surface coatings include such diverse processes as inkjet and screen printing, applying adhesives, paint, varnish and so on. Specifically for the surface coatings industries, materials characterisation is of critical importance in many processes. Read More »

Surface Coatings Industries Interactive DictionaryInteractive Dictionary

The Surface Coatings Industries interactive dictionary is available for viewing on line. This interactive dictionary provides a comparison between common surface coatings 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 »

Surface Coatings Industries Solutions KitIndustry Solutions Kit

The terms usually referred to when coating performance is assessed are diverse and include:
► cover ► tack ► misting ► splatter ► flop ► flow ► brushability ► and many more. Read More »

Surface Coating 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 »

Surface Coatings Industries Tim's Top Tips - Explanation & Evalutation SeriesTim’s Top Tips – Explanation & Evaluation Series

Flow & Levelling
A flow curve is a data plot showing the results of an experiment, relating the shear rate to the shear stress. Read More »
Misting is the poor finish quality due to the splitting of the film between the roller and the substrate, resulting in a mist of particles settling onto the surface of the coating, resulting in an ‘orange-peel’ effect. Read More »
Mixing & Blending
Blending and mixing entails the combination of materials to give the desired physical or chemical properties. Read More »
Shelf Life

Shelf life is the maximum time interval in which a material may be kept in a usable condition during storage. Read More »

Surface Coatings 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 »



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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 »

Fogging Test System 25/2/2011
The Thermo Scientific Horizon Fogging Test System allows you to measure the amount of volatile organic 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 »
Simultaneous Rheological & FT-IR Spectra Measurements 4/2/2011

The Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS III has a number of application solutions within its suite of models and now this has been expanded to include simultaneous rheological and FT-IR spectra measurements. 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 »

New Laboratory Chiller 15/12/2010

Heat and cool external applications with a temperature range of -10°C to +80°C and either a 250W or 500W cooling capacity.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 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 »

New Generation of Refrigerated 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 refrigerated bath that best meets your application requirement. Read More »

New Generation of Ultra Low Refrigerated 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 »

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 »

Rheometry of Dispersions 2/10/2009

This paper shows the strengths and limitations of using rheometer as a tool to carry out product development with clear outcomes and measurements. Individual tests derived can be installed as quality control tests. The general rheological behaviour of dispersions is presented and put into relation with the application of sprayability or levelling. Measurement procedures for sagging, levelling, sedimentation, brushability and the yield point determination are discussed and demonstrated on selected samples. 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 »

New High Temperature Range of Recirculating Chiller 10/8/2009

A deluxe range of High Temperature NESLAB ThermoFlex Recirculating Chillers are now available. An advancement to the already designed modular platform, and variety of cooling capacities (1400W to 10000W) the ThermoFlex line now offers the ability to users to cool temperature from +5°C to +90°C for diverse applications in markets such as industrial, medical, laser, metrology, packaging, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor processing. Read More »

Rheological Methods for Determining Molecular Weight & Molecular Weight Distribution 7/4/2009

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 »

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 Die Design for the Characterisation of the Extensional and Shear Properties of Polymers for Laboratory and On-line 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 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 »

NESLAB ThermoFlex Recirculating Chillers 17/12/2008

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 »

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 »

Correlation of Misting During Printing with Extensional Rheological Investigations on Offset Printing Inks 4/7/2008

The tendency for misting on offset printing inks was examined on two samples using the rotational rheometer Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoStress 600 and the extensional rheometer Thermo Scientific HAAKE CaBER 1. Read More »

Improved Torque Sensitivity and Normal Force Resolutions for Routine Measurements 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 »

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 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 »

HAAKE RheoStress 6000 10/3/2008

The Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoStress 6000 is the new generation of the HAAKE RheoStress series that is focused on standard application in R&D and QC. Read More »

CD-Mode Curing Measurement – 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 »

Disposable Plate/Plate-Measured Geometry For The Controlled Temperature Chamber (CTC) 26/9/2007

The set consists of an upper shaft and a lower shaft with an integrated temperature sensor. By using the supplied press tool an exact perpendicular alignment and reproducible mounting of the disposable plates on the shafts is guaranteed. Read More »

CR-Mode – Low Shear Rates HAAKE MARS 19/9/2007
Applying (Very) Low Shear Rates

Most (very) low shear rate measurements are performed in CS Mode, because most real live applications in which (very) low shear rates are important are driven by a constant stress. Examples are sagging, sedimentation, shelf live, phase separation, all phenomena that are driven by a constant force i.e. gravitation. Read More »

HAAKE MARS – Sample Loading Tool 1/8/2007

Sample loading tool for measurements on pellets and powders using a plate/plate- or cone/plate- measuring geometry. Read More »

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

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

New Accessory For HAAKE MARS – R & D Rheometer 12/6/2007

Trimming tool to remove overfilling in a plate/plate-and cone/plate measuring geometry. Read More »

Simultaneous Rheology And Microscopy 12/6/2007

The HAAKE MARS is a modular high temperature/high pressure R&D rheometer that was designed for flexibility with an architecture that permits customer modules to be integrated into the system. Read More »

Current Possibilities for Extrusion and Mixing 27/2/2003

Applications for extrusion are not confined to any single industry sector or scale of operation. They range from mega- to pilot-scale operations in industries as diverse as master-batch and compound manufacture in the polymer processing sectors, melt mixing of resins for powder coatings, continuous mixing in the food and pharmaceutical industries to fabrication, for example of rubber seals or plastic rods. Read More »

Overview of Rheology-Based Process Challenges for the Surface Coating Industry 3/12/2002

In general, surface coatings are multi-phase fluids, usually one or more liquid phase, which may or may not be water based, in which particulate matter is suspended. The effectiveness of the coating depends on many things, including the properties of both phases and their interaction, the nature of the substrate, the method of application of the coating to the substrate, and diverse processing conditions including temperature, mixing, time, etc. 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 »