ARC 2020


Capillary Rheometer

The ARC 2020 is a capillary rheometer designed to test and collect information about viscosity and die swell of mixed rubber and thermoplastic elastomers at high shear rates. This information can be used to predict rubber behavior in processes with high shear rates such as injection molding.

Features

Measures the viscosity and die swell of rubber and thermoplastic elastomers at high shear rates from 1 to 29,000 sec-1.

  • High maximum piston force of 15 kN.
  • Laser micrometer for die swell measurement.
  • 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) barrel for easy rubber sample loading.
  • Optional Easy Change Barrel for Plastics (9.5505 mm diameter).
  • Optional Die Diameters
  • Optional Die L/Ds: 1 to 30

Specifications

  • Temperature: Ambient to 350°C (662°F)
  • Barrel Length: 229mm (9 in)
  • Ram Rate: 0.03 to 650 mm/minute (0.001 to 23.6 in/minute)
  • Crosshead Force: 0 to 15 kN (0 to 3370 lbf) ±0.5% F/S
  • Pressure: 0 to 140,000 kPa (0 to 20,000 psi)
  • Measured Data: Pressure, force from load cell, ram rate, time, extrude diameter
  • Calculated Data: Shear stress, shear rate, ƞ, % die swell, Bagley correction, Rabinowicz correction
  • Electrical: 100/110/120/130 VAC ±10%, 60 Hz ±3, 10-amp single phase 200/220/240/260 VAC ±10%, 50 Hz ±3, 5-amp single phase
  • Dimensions: Width 49 cm (19.3 in), height 150 cm (59 in), depth 56 cm (22 in)
  • Weight: Net 136 kg (300 lb), gross 160 kg (353 lb)

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