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Anton Paar launches powder shear cell for MCR rheometers

The powder shear cell is the latest accessory for MCR rheometers for powder characterisation. 

Together with the powder flow cell, it now completes the powder rheology setup for comprehensive powder characterisation. These set-ups enable advanced true powder rheology for powders in any condition, from high to low loads, as well as in an aerated or in a fluidised state.

Following the introduction of the powder flow cell in 2015 as the first powder characterisation cell for MCR rheometers, Anton Paar now launches the powder shear cell, a ring shear cell also for small sample volumes.

It is the only shear cell system which can be equipped with a heating chamber for a temperature range from -160°C to 600°C and a humidity option for measurements in the range from 0 %rH to 95%rH (at 5°C to 120°C).

The features that make the difference are:

Unique temperature option: The powder shear cell is the only shear cell available with temperature control. It is compatible with the two different temperature cambers CTD 180 HR and CTD 600 MDR, enabling temperature control in the range from -20°C to 180°C (plus humidity option) or from -160°C to 600°C.

Unique humidity option: The powder shear cell is the only shear cell which can be combined with a humidity option, which consists of a CTD 180 HR and a humidity generator.

Intuitive software: Fully automated measurements while maintaining complete autonomy over all measurement parameters to adapt the measurements to any need.

Absolute reliability: Great reproducibility and reduced operator influence are achieved with the included sample preparation bench, which also doubles as time consolidation bench. This means measurements over time can be carried out outside of the device, without blocking the rheometer for long durations.

Designed to increase efficiency and boost business: Efficiency can be increased by avoiding dosing and discharge issues and knowing powder flow behaviour helps to optimise processing parameters of equipment for maximum throughput and quality.

With their focus on performance and measurement efficiency, the two powder cells for rheometers are the perfect tools for in-depth powder analysis for scientists as well as for industrial users and in quality control.

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