MDR 3000 Basic

Compact, entry model instrument for repetitive quality control testing as well as simple R&D applications.



ISO 6502 | ASTM D 5289 | DIN 53529

The MDR 3000 Basic is the easiest to operate and most cost-effective way to determine viscoelastic properties of polymers and rubber compounds before, during and after cure. The Basic model can be outfitted with a die-cavity pressure transducer to quantify sponging/foaming reactions. Automation technologies suitable for a variety of user workloads are optionally available.


MDR 3000 Basic

Compact, entry model instrument for repetitive quality control testing as well as simple R&D applications.

The MDR 3000 Basic is the easiest to operate and most cost-effective way to determine viscoelastic properties of polymers and rubber compounds before, during and after cure. The Basic model can be outfitted with a die-cavity pressure transducer to quantify sponging/foaming reactions. Automation technologies suitable for a variety of user workloads are optionally available.

Simple Operation. Quick Results.

  • Brushless DC Motor with integrated drive control system ideal for static testing
  • Fanless aerospace grade aluminum and stainless-steel framing for tough production environments or laboratory settings
  • Easy to use instrument control software with integrated self-diagnostics
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art programmable logic controller for the fastest data sampling rate
  • Furnished with intelligent transducer technology for the highest measurement precision
  • Includes MonControl LIMS instrument management software
  • Completely modular for automation technology
  • Host-system linkable for easy integration into any laboratory

View Applications

  • Isothermal Cure

    Isothermal cure experiments are the most common quality control test in rubber and elastomer processing. With over 3500 data points available on MonControl, all characteristics including minimum / maximum elastic torque, scorch times, cure times and reaction rates are precisely calculated.

    Pass / fail statuses and tolerance gates can be easily set and evaluated with each test.

  • Cure with Simultaneous Sponging / Foaming / Blowing Reaction

    Taking place during the curing process, foaming reactions produce cellular membrane-like structures within mixes and are vital part of compound development. The cellular matrix created during the foaming reaction reduces density, increases thermal and acoustic insulation, and affects the stiffness of the mix.

    MonTech rheometers are optionally equipped with a precision normal force transducer in the die cavity. This advanced transducer reveals interrelations between the simultaneous cure and foaming reaction.

  • Non-Isothermal Cure

    MonTech MDRs and RPAs can be programmed to follow any non-isothermal temperature profile to simulate mixing, milling, extrusion, compression molding, injection molding and storage conditions.

    Non-isothermal test sequences are executed in a single test and can be included with other dynamic tests for the most accurate data discerning material behavior.

  • Advanced Cure Kinetics Modeling

    Test data from similar static or dynamic test sequences executed at different temperatures are evaluated and modeled for an advanced cure kinetics analysis.

    Information acquired includes: Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction (n), Rate Constant (k), Activation Energy (E) and Incubation Time (ti).

Technical Specifications

Standards

ISO 6502 | ASTM D 5289 | DIN 53529

Test Chamber

Bi-conical, closed System

Electrical

Single phase 220 V - 230 V, 5 Amps

Pneumatics

min. 4.5 Bar / 60 psi

Electrical

Single phase 220 V - 230 V, 5 Amps

Drive System

Mechanical, brushless DC eccentric drive

Sample Volume

approx. 4.5 cm3

Torque Range

0.01 to 235 dNm | 0.01 to 208 in.lb

Oscillation Frequency

1.667 Hz (100 cpm)

Oscillation Strain

+/- 0.1°, 0.2°, 0.5° (Standard), 1° or 3°, Mechanically adjustable (+/- 1.4%, 2.8%, 7% (Standard), 14% or 42%)

Measured Data

Torque (dNm, lbf.in, kgf.cm), Temperature (°C, °F), Pressure (bar, kg per cm²), Time (min - min / min - sec / sec), Shear rate (1/s, rad/s), Cure rate (1/min, 1/sec)

Calculated Data

S΄, S˝, S*, tan δ, phase angle, cure speed, ...

Data Points

Over 3500 data points available for each test Including S‘ Min, S‘ Max, TS 1, TS 2, TC 10, TC 30, TC 50, TC 90

Data Interface

Ethernet (10/100 MBit), USB (int.), CF card (int.), RS232 (optional)

Advanced Modules

  • Die Cavity Pressure Measurement System
  • Linear Automation
  • Tray Automation

Die Cavity Pressure Measurement System

The system includes a combined force/torque transducer and a 2-channel amplifier system for real-time simultaneous measurements of torque and force. This system measures the normal force to calculate pressure within the rheometer's die cavity. The force transducer and amplifier are balanced automatically before each test. Measuring the pressure and torque simultaneously is an easy way to quantify the expansion/contraction of the compound before, during, and after vulcanization.

Linear Automation

Easily increasing productivity:
Linear automation systems are mainly used for online testing, utilizing a fast and reliable direct conveyor feeder with the lower film as transportation carrier.

 

5 Samples:
This system features automated sample loading and unloading with a linear queue of 5 test samples. This ideally suitable for online testing purposes.

 

10 Samples:
This system is equipped with the same features as the 5 Sample linear loader, but can queue up to 10 test samples, making this system ideally suitable for online testing purposes and for laboratory testing.

 

Linear automation systems are always the preferred choice for very sticky materials such as silicones or glue that sample loading arm systems might not be able to handle.

Autoloading Tray

Tray Automation

Maximum Efficiency
Tray automation systems allow users to queue larger amounts of samples and leave the testing system running totally unattended over long periods. With MonTech's patented direct sample hadling system, sample placement accuracy and test result repeatability is significantly increased. Samples are handled and monitored by a high-volume vacuum system, ensuring perfect sample pickup, transporation and drop-off - even for less than ideal test samples.

24, 48, or 100 Samples Tray
This system features automated sample loading and unloading with a direct tray-to-chamber handling system.

Autoloading Tray
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