Alpha Technologies presents rubber capillary rheometer ARC 2020
Alpha Technologies, Swindon, UK, has introduced a new capillary rheometer, the ARC 2020. The instrument can test both rubber and thermoplastic materials. It is designed for a range of applications, such as providing data for flow simulation software, now widely used in the tyre industry to predict and control extrusion in the factory. Other application areas include measuring compounds to estimate extruder output and evaluate injection molding performance. Capillary data can be provided over a wide range of shear rates 1-29,000 S-1 and from 50 to 430°C, enabling a wide range of rubbers and thermoplastics to be tested. The instrument also has an optional laser die swell micrometer.