The range of products from Thermo Scientific HAAKE, Optical Control Systems(OCS) and Marimex are specifically designed as measurement and material testing equipment for polymer manufacturers and polymer processing. These products provide measurement of: specific heat, no-flow temperature, freeze temperature, degradation temperature, viscosity, thermal conductivity, melt density, pvT behaviour. They also allow for the measurements and recording of in-homogeneities and black specks as well as other physical, chemical and rheological parameters important in the production of polymers.
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.
Marimex ViscoTron Sensors – VP-1000c
Sensor for measuring low – high viscosities with process pressures up to 50 bar.
Marimex ViscoTron Sensors – VP-1000
Sensor for measuring low – high viscosities with process pressures up to 10 bar.
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
Marimex ViscoScope System – Software ‘VisConfig’
Simplifies the configuration of a transmitter, showing available parameters & translating code.
Marimex ViscoScope System – Software ‘VisConfig-Express’
Software used to download and upload the entire configuration of a transmitter at once.
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.
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.
Optical Control Systems Gloss Measurement GM5
Determines the gloss characteristics of the manufactured film.
Optical Control Systems On Line Hazemeter Gamma 12
Calculates the haze value from the ratio of the scattered light and the total transmitted light.
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.
Optical Control Systems Calendar & Tape Test Equipment
Specifically designed for the wire & cable industry.
Optical Control Systems Cast Film Lines
Used to produce high-quality flat film to carry out optical and physical measurements.
Optical Control Systems Chill Rolls & Winder Unit CR9/WU9
Connects to Measuring Extruder ME 20/26 & is developed for polymer raw material producers.
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.
Optical Control Systems Measuring Extruder ME – Filter Test
Determine the Filter Pressure Value (FPV) as well as other parameters.
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.
Optical Control Systems Film Testing Analyser FTA100
Designed for use in laboratories and production to detect impurities on films.
Optical Control Systems Liquid Analyser LA20
Developed to count and classify contaminations in transparent liquid substances.
Optical Control Systems Multiple Plaque Anlayser MPA100
Used to detect impurities on the surface of transparent/opaque polymer flat blanks.
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.
Optical Control Systems Pellet Scanning System PS200C
Analyses contamination & impurities in transparent/opaque pellets – throughput up to 250kg/h.
Optical Control Systems Pellet Scanning System PS400C
Analyses contamination & colours in transparent/opaque pellets – throughput up to 400kg/h.
Optical Control Systems Pellet Scanning System PS25C
For the qualitative & quantitative assessment of granules for impurities, foreign bodies etc.
Optical Control Systems Pellet Size and Shape Distribution Analysis System PSSD
Inspects the size and shape distribution of opaque/transparent granules or pellets.
Optical Control Systems Pellet Transport System PTS
Continuous & automatic transportation of pellets between production & measuring systems.
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.
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.
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.
Thermo Scientific HAAKE MiniJet II
Piston injection moulding machine for testing mechancal & measuring rheological properties.
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.
Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System – Measuring Extruder (Single Screw)
For testing quality & processability of materials used in plastification & injection mouldin
Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System – Measuring Extruder (Twin Screw)
For continuous compounding & plasticising process critical polymers.
Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab QC System – Measuring Mixer
Laboratory mixer focused on a materials melt behaviour for QC purposes.
Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System
Modular torque rheometer platform for process engineering applications.
Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System – Measuring Extruder (single screw)
Measures melt pressure & temperature to study process parameters along the extruder barrels.
Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS System – Measuring Extruder (twin screw)
Extruder offering the ability to measure material properties of the melt during processing.