If you’re looking to characterise fluid behaviour under flow, then Turbiscan’s Fluidicam provides an ideal solution.
Pushing together your test sample and a viscosity standard through a microfluidic chip at controlled rates, images of the flow are then taken with a dedicated camera, where the position of the interface is measured.
The camera also makes it possible to visualize the inside of the channel at any time, before, during and after the experiment. If the viscosity of your sample changes, it will occupy a different volume in the chip and interface position will vary.
In just a couple of minutes, the designated software automatically adjusts flow rates of both fluids to reach desired shear rates and centralize the position of the interface for higher precision.
Data treatment also allows you to visualize the resulting images, and exclude any incorrect image, making the measurement even more reliable.
The main benefits of the Fluidicam include:
• Wide range of shear rates (100 to more than 100000 s-1) and viscosity (0.1 to 200,000 cP)
• Extreme accuracy even at low viscosities (better than 1% accuracy)
• Easy set up process
• Small sample volume (< 500 μL for a measurement point)
• Simple, low-cost chip design
• Additional replicates can be made with no user intervention nor resampling and always working on a fresh sample.
The enclosed system means volatile, fast-drying samples can be easily characterised. The option to choose the reference solutions with the Fluidicam means that either relative or absolute viscosity can be measured, too.
Another additional benefit is the specifically designed heating plate, which reduces the time needed to adjust the temperature and makes it possible to measure viscosity from 4 to 80 degrees in less than 15 minutes.
The Fluidicam can be used for a wide range of applications across the paint and inks, home and personal care, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum, food and beverages and chemical industries.
This innovative optical rheometer is a popular solution for accurate viscosity analysis, even for extremely liquid samples.
To find out more, and get some samples tested for free, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on: 01442 876777.
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