Premier™ RPA


Rubber Process Analyzer

The Premier™ RPA is a Dynamic Mechanical Rheological Tester, or DMRT, designed to test raw polymers or mixed rubber. This is the first instrument capable of measuring rubber compounds before, during and after cure in a single test.

Features

  • Sealed bi-conical dies
  • Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS) for measurement of Long Chain Branching (LCB)
  • Proprietary digital temperature controllers
  • Forced Independent die cooling optimization
  • Direct drive motor with improved strain control
  • Automatic end of cure test
  • Enterprise software compatible
  • Extended data range capabilities
  • Standard pressure transducer
  • Sample handling options available
  • Sample prep options available
  • Optional films to handle easy or difficult samples

Specifications

  • Temperature Range: Ambient to 230°C (446°F)
  • Frequency: 0.0016 to 50 Hz (0.1 to 3000 CPM)
  • Strain: 0.005° to 90° (0.07% to 1255% strain)
  • Air Pressure: 80 psi (5.6 kg/cm2,551 kPa) minimum
  • Max Ramp Rate: 1 C/s
  • Max cool rate: 0.5 C/s
  • Electrical: 100/110/120/130 VAC ±10%, 60 ±3 Hz, 10-amp single phase 200/220/240/260 VAC ±10%, 50 ±3 Hz, 5-amp single phase
  • Dimensions: Width 68 cm (27 in), height 132 cm (52 in), depth 76 cm (30 in)
  • Weight: Net 157 kg (346 lb), gross 248 kg (547 lb)