Brookfield Engineering announces the release of RheocalcT Software delivering total control of both instrument and test parameters. RheocalcT gives the operator the ability to fully automated viscosity testing from a dedicated PC when using the new DV3T Touch Screen Rheometer and the new DV2T Touch Screen Viscometer.
The user interface for RheocalcT presents an enhanced range of choices for test method creation and data gathering/analysis. Loop functions allow performance of repetitive tasks on test samples that require viscosity measurement at multiple rotational speeds, different temperature set points, and discreet time intervals. Viscosity data averaging is now possible for individual tasks within a test step or over multiple steps in the total test program. These improvements satisfy customer requests for greater flexibility in execution of test method and management of viscosity data.
RheocalcT collects data from the instrument and allows it to be saved, viewed, printed, plotted and analyzed. QC limits for acceptable viscosity values can be displayed directly on the data graph so that pass/fail decisions can be made on visual inspection. Advanced data analysis to assess yield stress and pseudo plastic index can be performed with a choice of math models: Bingham, Casson, NCA/CMA Casson, Power Law, IPC Paste, and Herschel-Bulkley.
Data management options include export of data files to Excel or to read-only PDF formats. File extension for data managed within RheocalcT software is .vdt. Data files can be shared with other users who run RheocalcT on their PC so that analyses can be reviewed in group discussions.
RheocalcT can be used with any PC that runs Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP. Processor speed should be 2 GHz or higher. Minimum RAM requirement is 1GB. Two USB ports are recommended to support viscosity testing with concurrent temperature control using a Brookfield accessory, such as TC Circulating Temperature Bath or Thermosel System.