Oscillating / Automatic Disc Rheometer (ODR)

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Oscillating / Automatic Disc Rheometer (ODR)

Standards

ASTM D2084, ASTM D5289, ISO 6502

This machine is designed to get the characteristic curve and characteristic parameters of rubber vulcanization by measuring the applied moment of rubber to the oscillating dye body. NG-ODR rotor-free vulcameter has an excellent stability of results. The data and diagrams can be used as a reference for development, research and production quality.

NG-ODR describes precisely and quickly the curing and processing characteristics of vulcanized rubber compounds. It works on a very simple principle. A test piece of rubber compound is contained in a sealed test cavity under positive pressure and maintained at a specified elevated temperature. A Rotor (oscillating disc) is embedded in the test piece and is oscillated through a small specified rotary amplitude. This action exerts a shear strain on the test piece and the torque (force) required to oscillate the disc depending on stiffness (shear modulus) of the rubber compound.

Functionality

  • Database functionality can store your curves, drawings and results for printing at any time.
  • Allows you to export your testing results in Excel format.
  • It has multiple analysis functions like statistics, deviation setting, standard curve setting, and CPK statistical calculations
  • Interface allows for local zoom and curve comparison
  • It has such functions as selection of any vulcanization time, range selection and screen capture.
  • It can reanalyze your previous test data, and increase or modify the reports according to the users requirements
  • Multiple data sequences provide convenient ways for data retrieval

Testing Curve and Results

  • ML - Minimum torque (dNm) - Measures value of the vulcanization characteristic (viscosity) of the unvulcanised test sample
  • MH - Maximum torque (dNm) - Measures value of the shear modulus or rigidity of the fully vulcanized test sample. This includes the maximum torque of the flat curve and titration curve as well as the maximum torque when the flat and titration curves don't appear within the given time.
  • Ts1 (Minimum) - Time in which the torque is increased to ML + 1dNm when the swing angle is 0.5° or 1°
  • Ts2 (Minimum) - Time in which the torque is increased to ML + 2dNm when the swing angle is 3°
  • Ts10 (Minimum) - Time in which the torque is increased to ML + 10(MH-ML)/100dNm
  • Ts30 (Minimum) - Time in which the torque is increased to ML + 30(MH-ML)/100dNm
  • Ts60 (Minimum) - Time in which the torque is increased to ML + 60(MH-ML)/100dNm
  • Ts90 (Minimum) - Time in which the torque is increased to ML + 90(MH-ML)/100dNm, reflecting the optimum vulcanization of your testing specimen

Specifications

Temperature Range 3Room Temperature to 22°C - 200°C
Temperature Accuracy Within ±0.3°C
Temperature Display Resolution 0.1°C
Oscillation Frequency 1.6Hz, (100r/min)
Torque Range 25, 50 , 100, 200 lb-in - Four settings or set by user
Swing Angle ± 0.5° ± 1° ± 3°
Control Computer controlled
Air Pressure 65psi (4.6 bar) - Not including air compressor
Specimen Dimensions 5cm
Display NextGen Software
Dimension (W x D x H) 131x56x62cm
Weight 250kg
Power 110V/60Hz or 220V/50Hz
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FAQs

For Torque characteristics, the MI (Initial torque), ML (Minimum Torque) and MH (Maximum Torque) can be ready from the Cure Curve. Time values are indicated as ts2 (Induction time), ts5 (scorch time), tc50 (optimum cure time) and tc90 (optimum cure time). Finally, the derived values consist of the curing rate "CR", the Thermoplasticity (Tp=MI-ML) as well as the Reversion time "RT".

The Cure Curve is the measure of Torque Vs Cure Time and is a clear indication of all the rubbers vulcanization characteristics. The Cure Curve, or Rheograph, is separated into three phases. Phase 1 provides a good indication of the processing behavior of the compound. Phase 2 provides the technician with information on the curing characteristics. Phase 3 supplies information on the physical traits and properties of the rubber compound.

A test specimen of a rubber compound is contained in a sealed test cavity which is held under a positive pressure and maintained at a specified elevated temperature dictated within the ASTM or ISO standard. A rotor (biconical disc) is embedded in the test specimen and is oscillated through a specific rotary amplitude. The rotor exerts a shear strain on the specimen and the torque required to oscillate the rotor depends on the toughness of the compound.

The vulcanization of rubber is defined as the curing of elastomers – in other words, it is the analysis of the processes involved with the hardening of rubbers. Knowing the characteristics of the vulcanization process can help determine the rubbers rigidity and durability, as well as other mechanical and electrical properties of the material.

The Rheometer is used to evaluate test batches and ensure consistency. Since materials are mixed in batches, there can be variations which need to be controller and limited to ensure a consistent product being produced. By testing material from different batches, production environments can set acceptable upper and lower control limits, ranges, the mean and standard deviation with reference to Rheological parameters. With this information, future batches can then be tested and easily fit within set Pass/Fail criteria.

The Rheometer allows for the curing characteristics of the Rubber Compound to be evaluated while also monitoring the processing characteristics and the physical properties of the test specimen. The "Cure Curve" provided after the test is the diagnostic of the compounds vulcanization and processing character.

The testing results of the Oscillating Disk Rheometer can be used for quality control in rubber manufacturing plants, for research and development on raw rubber compounded in an evaluation formulation and for analyzing raw materials in the preparation of rubber compounds.

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