The Mooney Viscometer is a key quality control instrument for either incoming raw material or master batch compound. Therefore, it is essential to ensure downtime is minimized. The operation of the instrument requires more user involvement thus increasing risk of error, mishap or downtime.
All Mooney Viscometers must undergo regular intervals of preventive maintenance. Foreseeable downtime can be decreased and the longevity of the instrument's life will double. Over time, this will require less service visits, and less parts replacements from the OEM or third party provider. Additionally, there will be improved repeatability.
This guide is assembled to instruct all lab operators on the basic steps to performing preventive maintenance on any Mooney Viscometer.