Processing Magazine

Multi-Shear Inline Viscometer

November 4, 2011

Cambridge’s new multi-shear viscometer is available for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, ranging from concentrated suspensions to any type of coating application. Evaluated as a rheological screening device, measurements from the controller compare well with those on the same fluids under the same conditions, as when using a rheometer. The new Cambridge viscometer should be considered anywhere in-line rheometric knowledge is required. Easy to clean and maintain, the device performs well throughout the viscosity range of 0.2-10,000cP. The VISCOpro 2000 automatically cycles through calibrations at three different force levels to test at low, medium and high shear rates. The system allows users to easily distinguish between Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, and results of the discrete steps are reported within 10-15 minutes, depending on the viscosity range.