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Malvern Panalytical The RH2000 Series

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The RH2000 Series

Advanced bench-top, capillary rheometers suitable for research, product development and quality control.

The RH2000 series of bench top capillary rheometers are compact systems capable of most testing requirements encountered in capillary rheometry. The series is available in both single bore or twin bore configurations in the form of the RH2100 and the RH2200. Both versions of Rosand's bench top rheometer incorporate many of the features and attributes found in the floor standing models. A new digital drive system, gives the RH2000 series unsurpassed performance in terms of speed control, accuracy, and dynamic operating range. This new hardware is supported by the latest generation of 32 bit Windows™ based software, Flowmaster™, with many new experimental possibilities.

Features

Rigid frame design
The RH2000 series mechanics are contained within a rigid one-piece housing which gives the cantilever design extreme strength and stiffness. This is an important consideration in transient tests such as PVT, which rely upon compliance free measurement for accurate volume determination.

Swivel head design
A unique, safety interlock protected, swivel design means that the actuated part of the rheometer can be moved to one side giving complete ease of access for cleaning and sample loading.

Bi-Modal speed control
Malvern has developed a bespoke Bi-Modal digital speed control technology to control the latest generation of capillary rheometers. The technology uses different speed control algorithms suited to high and low speed operation in order to optimize performance. This gives the rheometer an impressive dynamic range in speed control. In practice, the lower limit is determined only by long experimental times at low shear rates but a dynamic range in speed of in excess of 200,000:1 is available if required. This greatly enhances the system's flexibility and means that a wider range of shear rates can be covered using a particular die.

Rosand Twin Bore Principle (RH2200 model)
Malvern was the first manufacturer to introduce the twin bore measurement principle in a commercially available rheometer unit. Simultaneous measurements can therefore be made on both long and short dies to determine the inlet pressure drop at the die, and therefore absolute viscosity, using the Bagley method. More commonly, Rosand 'zero length' dies are used to directly measure the inlet pressure drop and measure the extensional viscosity using the Cogswell method. The twin bore technique gives obvious experimental advantages including improved throughput since both experiments are preheated simultaneously. Alternatively, the software can be configured to run a two material test, thus measuring the apparent viscosity of two different materials simultaneously.

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RH2000 Capillary Rheometer

RH2000 Capillary Rheometer

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