Extensional Viscosity Fixture (EVF)

Extensional Viscosity Fixture (EVF)  The most sensitive, easy-to-use system for extensional viscosity of polymers. Description Features Technology Applications The Extensional Viscosity Fixture (EVF) is a patented system that facilitates extensional viscosity measurements of highly viscous materials such as polymer melts, dough, and adhesives on the ARES-G2.  Understanding the material behavior under extensional deformation is relevant…

Tribo-Rheometry Accessory

Tribo-Rheometry Accessory Measure friction and wear between two solid surfaces under dry or lubricated conditions. Description Features Specifications Applications The new Tribo-Rheometry Accessory enables the measurement of friction and wear directly under the widest range of industrial conditions. This system employs a modular set of standard and novel geometries to add entirely new capability to…

Air Chiller System

Air Chiller System Extreme sub-ambient temperature control to -100 °C without liquid nitrogen. Description Features Video The new Air Chiller System models offer a unique gas flow cooling systems that provide the capability for sub-ambient testing without the use of liquid nitrogen. Available in two models, the ACS-2 and ACS-3, the chillers feature a multi-stage…

Cone and Partitioned Plate Accessory

Cone and Partitioned Plate Accessory Delay edge fracture for unprecedented non-linear rheology measurements. Description Features Technology Applications The new ARES-G2 Cone and Partitioned Plate Accessory (CPP) expands testing capabilities for highly elastic materials at large deformations in both oscillation and steady shear. The CPP geometry is a modification of the conventional cone-plate test configuration in…

Interfacial Rheology

Interfacial Rheology A patented system for measuring rheology and viscoelasticity of air-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces. Description Technology Applications Rheometers are typically used for measuring the bulk or three-dimensional material properties. However, many materials such as pharmaceuticals, foods, personal care products and coatings are often composed of liquid-liquid or gas-liquid interfaces with distinct rheological properties. In…

Electrorheology (ER) Accessory

Electrorheology (ER) Accessory Electrorheology (ER) fluids are suspensions of extremely fine non-conducting particles in an electrically insulating fluid, which show dramatic and reversible rheological changes when the electric field is applied. Description Features Applications Electrorheology (ER) fluids are suspensions of extremely fine non-conducting particles in an electrically insulating fluid, which show dramatic and reversible rheological…

Degassing Station

Overview The Degassing Station is a stand-alone, touch screen operated multi-feature microcalorimetry accessory for reliable sample preparation and manual cell cleaning method execution for all Nano ITC, Affinity ITC and Nano DSC instruments.  The degassing chamber will accommodate a variety of sample tubes and vials as well as a standard 96-well plate and serve as…

Cleaning Station

Overview The Cleaning Station is a reliable, easy-to-use, user programmable microcalorimetry accessory for performing automated cleaning of the cells in the Affinity ITC, Nano ITC and Nano DSC instruments.  The Cleaning Station is a touch-screen operated stand alone accessory that is designed to be used with all ITC and DSC cell cleaning tools.  User designed…

Randy H. Ewoldt: Experimental Challenges of Shear Rheology, How to Avoid Bad Data

Randy H. Ewoldt: Experimental Challenges of Shear Rheology, How to Avoid Bad Data How do you know when to trust your rheology data? How do you avoid bad data? Is there a checklist? Can you co-plot quantitative experimental boundaries against measured data? This presentation will discuss techniques for identifying and minimizing experimental errors and for…

Prof. Mariano Paganelli: Optical Contactless Measurement of Shape- and Dimensional Changes at High Temperature.

Prof. Mariano Paganelli: Optical Contactless Measurement of Shape- and Dimensional Changes at High Temperature. In this webinar, Prof. Paganelli shows how the innovative technologies adopted by TA Instruments’ new Optical Dilatometry Platform (ODP 868) address the requirements of laboratory scientists and manufacturing managers of traditional and advanced ceramics. Additionally, these technologies prove beneficial for power plants…