Malvern Kinexus Ultra+

The Malvern Kinexus ultra+ is the highest performance benchtop rotational rheometer designed for advanced applications that enables flow properties to be studied such as shear viscosity and viscoelasticity.

Malvern Kinexus Ultra+

The Malvern Kinexus ultra+ is the highest performance benchtop rotational rheometer designed for advanced applications that enables flow properties to be studied such as shear viscosity and viscoelasticity.

Manufacturer Malvern Panalytical
Product SeriesMalvern Kinexus - Rotational Rheometer
Measurement principleRotational Rheometry
ApplicationRheology And Viscosity
Sample typeComplex fluids and soft solids including dispersions, emulsions, polymer, surfactants, pastes, gels and curing materials
Torque range0.5nNm – 250mNm
Vertical speed0.1μm/s to 35mm/s
Gap resolution0.1μm
Temperature range-40°C to 350°C

Product Overview

Kinexus ultra+ rheometer offers class leading performance with the highest specification air bearing and widest torque range, combined with unmatched vertical (axial) control capabilities. This premium system is optimised for even the most demanding low torque applications such as weakly-structured and small volume sample measurements. Building on the strengths of the previous generation Bohlin rotational rheometers, the Kinexus ultra+ has been developed to provide the highest functionality while maintaining ease of use.

You think it – Kinexus can run it …

Kinexus helps to define, understand and optimise material characteristics at all stages of the product lifecycle. Flow properties such as shear viscosity can be measured from flow tests while dynamic material properties such viscoelastic modulus and phase angle can be measured from oscillation tests. Kinexus offers a variety of geometries to cover a wide range of applications from the characterisation of complex fluids to soft solids including dispersions, emulsions, polymer and surfactant solutions, pastes and gels.

The innovative instrument design coupled with a revolutionary software interface ensures ease of use.Kinexus unique ‘plug and play’ cartridge system together with intelligent geometry recognition and user feedback on system status guarantees robust data for all measurements. Unique sequence-drivenrSpace software enables fully customisable test design for users to set-up Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or to investigate tailored rheological test protocols.

  • Benefits
  • Applications
  • Accessories

Benefits

  • Highest specification air bearing and widest torque range.
  • All modes of operation – stress control, shear rate control and direct strain controlled oscillation at demand strain amplitude for accurate control of sample strain history.
  • Unique multifunctional accessory design with quick connect geometries, plug and play
    cartridges and auto-recognition
  • Reliable high quality data including complete sample history from the point of loading
  • Upgradeable platform with open frame design for total flexibility
  • Intelligent software guides the user through setting up the correct system configuration.
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Applications

  • Using rheology to understand structure-processing property relationships of thermoplastic melts and composites
  • Comparing rheology and particle size of smoothies made with different blenders
  • Study the hardness and spreadability of butter
  • The rheology of cheese and mayonnaise
  • Optimising Fluid Rheology for Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications
  • Using rheology to define and control the performance of personal care products
  • Optimising Rheology for Paint and Coating Applications
  • Characterisation of rheological properties of UV curable materials
  • Assess the tackiness or cohesive/adhesive properties of pressure sensitive adhesives
  • Characterising Opthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs) using a rotational rheometer
  • Evaluating the rheological properties of hyaluronic acid hydrogels for dermal filler applications
  • Analytical strategies for ink formulation
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Accessories

Environmental controllers for the Kinexus rheometer are based on a unique ‘plug and play’ cartridge design for ease of use.

Peltier Plate cartridge
Optimised for cone-plate and parallel plate measuring systems it offers temperature control between -40°C to +200°C.

Peltier Cylinder cartridge
Optimised for concentric cylinder-type measuring systems it offers temperature control between -30°C to +200°C.

Active Hood cartridge
Optimised for plate measuring systems to prevent thermal losses in the local sample environment, and minimise sample thermal gradients. It offers temperature control between -40°C to +200°C.

High Temperature Cartridge (HTC)
Optimised for cone-plate and parallel plate measuring systems for high temperature control between ambient to +350°C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UV/Visible Curing System
Optimised for use with Kinexus Cylinder Cartridge and allows the progression of UV or Visible light-initiated curing reactions to be followed in real time on samples including adhesives, sealants,coatings and inks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry measuring systems
A wide range of quick connect geometries are offered for the Kinexus with intelligent recognition and auto-configuration. Parallel plates and cone and plate with roughened and serrated surface finish options available. Coaxial cylinders (cup and bob) to DIN standard. Double gap cell and vane tool options.

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