A new line of benchtop capillary rheometers is aimed at QC and R&D labs.

A new line of benchtop capillary rheometers is aimed at QC and R&D labs. The Smart Rheo 1000 from Italy's Ceast (U.S. offi ce in Charlotte, N.C.) has a maximum force of 10 kN (2200 lbf), a single-bore barrel, and a simple die design. The more advanced Smart Rheo 2000 (20 kN) offers single- or twin-bore barrels in four diameters and optional extras such as a stretching unit, laser die-swell detector, and a PVT piston-die system. Its capabilities are said to match those of bigger and more expensive fl oor-standing units. A brushless servo digital drive provides a piston speed range of up to 1200 mm/min. The variety of available capillaries allows a wide range of shear rates. Dedicated QC software includes a simple curve-overlay feature for instant comparisons and pass/fail checks on incoming materials. Tel: (704) 423-0042 .www.ceast.com

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