Krebs Viscometer

Viscosity measurement of coatings is essential at each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure consistent quality standards

Overview

Many parameters can affect the rheological behaviour of a finished coating resulting in undesirable affects such as sagging, levelling, brushability and atomisation. The use of high precision measuring instruments is therefore essential in quality control to prevent such problems occurring during formulation, manufacture and application.

The PAINTLAB+ Krebs Viscometer from Rhopoint Instruments offers high accuracy viscosity measurement with advanced functionality.

Feature

  • Real time high resolution graphing of test samples
  • Results displayed on screen immediately after test in KU, g and cP
  • High stability motor speed control for accuracy and repeatability of measurement
  • Integrated temperature probe to check and record sample temperature prior to testing
  • Automatic lowering of paddle to test height for selected container
  • Quick release magnetic paddle for easy removal and cleaning
  • Easy clean design- even in the harshest environment both screen and chassis are easy to clean
  • Date / time stamped results output to printer
  • Annual re-calibration can be performed by user
  • Extended warranty

Specifications

  • Resolution: 0.1 KU / 1 g
  • Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Reproducibility: 0.5%
  • Range: 40 to 141 KU 32 to 1,099 g 27 to 5,274 cP
  • Speed: 200 rpm +/- 0.1 rpm
  • Container sizes: 250 ml, 500 ml, 0.5 pint, 1 pint
  • Operating temperature: 10°C to 40°C
  • Power: 110/230V
  • Weight: 7.25kg
  • Size: (H) 460 x (W) 320 x (D) 190 mm
  • Packed weight: 10kg
  • Commodity Code: 9027 8017

Standard

  • ASTM D562 Standard Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer.