Entry level Mooney Viscometer
The MV 3000 Basic is a rotational shear viscometer according to Mooney for performing
– Viscosity tests (ML / MS 1+X)
– Stress Relaxation testing
– Mooney Scorch
– Delta Mooney testing
on polymers as well as rubber compounds for quality control, research and development applications.
The MV 3000 Basic is supplied as a complete, ready-to-test instrument set including a personal computer, MonControl Software, cables, connectors and regulators as well as a standard set of tools and consumables.
Easy to use:
All test parameters are pre-programmed through the MonControl Software – the instrument is equipped with a single button for starting the test sequence.
An integrated multi-color LED status bar clearly displays the current machine state.
The compact and highly rigid frame is made from high strength aluminum. Along with direct-drive technology, this guarantees stable and accurate test results in every environment.
Rotor, die assembly and drive system
The most fundamental and important parts on a Mooney Viscometer are the rotor, die assembly and in-line drive shaft. The test sample is placed below and above the rotor with optional test film. Then the upper die is lowered onto the lower die with a force of 11.5 kN.
After a pre-heat time, the rotor – which is now totally embedded in the test material in the closed die cavity – rotates at a fixed speed of 2 turns per minute, powered by an in-line drive system.
During the whole test sequence, the temperatures of both dies are measured by a separate precision probe on each die and the heaters are accordingly controlled and regulated to precisely maintain the temperature at its setpoint.
The torque needed to turn the rotor in the test material is precisely measured by an in-line torque transducer. Torque in Mooney Units (MU), die temperatures and rotor speed are recorded. Data is automatically calculated and displayed once the test is completed.