Automated Viscosity Measurement Expandable with Rheology and / or Automated Sample Preparation


SWING VISCO

Automated viscosity measurements combined with our proprietary overhead gravimetric dispensing solutions and our software allows you to automatically dispense virtually any product (from low to high viscosity, pastes, even melted waxes) and subsequently measure its viscosity in virtually any sample vials. 

Clean, reproducible and well documented, day by day!

Robustness and ease-of-use by design

Key Advantages

  • Decrease in cost per sample up to 90+ %.
  • Increase in productivity by a factor of 10+.
  • Automated unattended viscosity measurement.
  • 3 minutes per sample.
  • Expand your workflow capabilities (e.g. Rheometery, viscosity adjustment, density, pH, mixing, powder dispensing and many more possibilities.
  • Perfect sample conditioning especially for quality control.
  • Dispensed amount, mixing speed, temperature, time..., and other data are stored in a read only log file.
  • Easy access to data with a convenient interface to pull results into Excel or virtually any other software.
  • Interface to DOE.

Enhance your Efficiency and Productivity with our Workflow Solutions!
Flexible Sample Conditioning for Repeatable High Quality Measurements
  • Self contained environment.
  • Automated opening / closing of sample containers.
  • Controlled sample while processing (e.g. temperature)
Technical Details

Chemspeed’s SWING VISCO deck modularity allows the user to execute and perform a variety of viscosity measurement workflows in a fully automated fashion.

SWING dimensions: 
1’480 x 910 x 1’860 mm 
(4’ 4 3/8” x 3’ x 6’ 1 1/4”) 

SWING XL dimensions:
2’350 x 950 x 1’920 mm 
(7’ 70” x 3’ 2” x 6’ 4”)

E.g. Brookfield Viscometer LV and / or RVDV-II+ Pro BK

(integrated in a Chemspeed platform as a robotic tool)

  • Range: 75 - 40’000’000 mPa·s (cP).
  • Speed range: 0.1-200 rpm.
  • Accuracy: +/- 1 % of full scale range.
  • On-line display.
  • Temperature range: -70 °C to +220 °C, depending on deck configuration.
  • Viscosity reproducibility: +/- 0.2 %

 

Additional features and benefits to automation

  • Integrated software.
  • Multistep test programs (e.g. sample preparation or formulation combined with viscosity measurement).
  • Automated and constant z-movements of the Viscoometer (e.g. to penetrate a sample and / or to generate z-resolved viscosity data in a well defined and reproducible way).
  • Temperature controlled measurement.
  • Time coupled measurements (e.g. overnight).
  • Measurement with in-line constant delta time between virtually any action (e.g. open vial) and viscosity measurement, controlled humidity, controlled temperature, etc.).
  • Washing installation for the viscosity spindle (passive or active washing bath).
  • Viscosity control and adjustment through conditional tasks.
  • One measurement and adjustment at a time.
  • Torque / viscosity logged during all measurement time.
  • Calculation of average viscosity.
  • Data processing with mathematical models.
  • Automated analysis of user defined values for QC.
  • Import of sets of test parameters, generate template programs of parameters (speed, time of measurement, etc.).
  • Export data along with experimental data sets of choice to Excel, Chemspeed’s Workflow Management Software or virtually any other database.
  • Export data as viscosity in cP or Pa·s, temperature, speed, spindle type, time of measurement.
  • On-line display.

Extension for Rheology by integration of TA instruments Rheometer as an example

Discovery Series Hybrid Rheometer has unprecedent performance specification and delivers unsurpassed direct strain control, direct stress control and normal force measurement

  • Optical encoder dual reader.
  • Advanced drag cup motor.
  • Normal force rebalance transducer.
  • Active temperature control.
  • Bob + cup with disposable cup and bob is cleaned.

4 dimensions of modularity and flexibility

  • Individual platform configuration tailored to your workflow with market-proven offthe-shelf components.
  • Robotic platforms which can be easily integrated into other systems to enable multi-workflow processes (e.g. Formulation, Application and Testing procedures all integrated in a single platform).