Drop Shape Analyzer
Semi-automatic wettability analysis with high dosing precision
- Data sheet
The Standard version of the DSA25 Drop Shape Analyzer measures the static or dynamic contact angle with high precision and can also be used to determine the surface free energy by carrying out measurements with several liquids. The instrument provides rapid results for the wettability of a surface, for example for checking the quality of cleaned, pretreated, or coated samples.
Quality assurance of activation processes such as plasma treatment, flame treatment, or corona treatment
Checking wettability of plastics, glass, ceramics, wood, paper, or metal
Testing the effectiveness of hydrophobic coatings and other coatings
Wetting analysis at controlled temperature
Contact angle of a drop on a solid surface
Contact angle using a gas bubble beneath a solid surface in a liquid
Surface free energy of a solid using contact angle data
Surface tension using the curvature of a perfectly symmetrical drop on a circular sample pedestal
Roll-off behavior and advancing/receding contact angle of a drop on a tilted surface
Carrying out a measurement up to 20 consecutive times and displaying the results together
Static contact angle
Advancing and receding contact angle
Contact angle using a bubble in a liquid
Surface free energy (SFE) according to the following models: Owens-Wendt-Rabel-Kaelble (OWRK), Fowkes, Wu, Zisman, Equation of State
Controlled drop dosing for static and dynamic contact angles
With the DSA25S, dosing is carried out under software control to ensure repeatable conditions and user-independent results, which is vital for quality control. Precise measurements of the advancing and receding angle run smoothly thanks to the adjustable dosing dynamics. This measuring mode leads to a statistically significant mean value for the measured sample position.
Reliable drop shape analysis thanks to high imaging quality
The DSA25S features a high-resolution camera and a quality zoom lens for accurate display of the drop with optimum size. The high image quality that this achieves leads to a precisely measured contact angle. Combined with the intelligent image evaluation algorithm of the ADVANCE software, drop shape analysis with the instrument provides exact results.
Software procedures for accurate time control
The ADVANCE software can automatically start the measurement process immediately after dosing, thus enabling raw data to be recorded without losing any time. This is particularely important for samples that show a time-dependent wetting behavior.
Liquid Needle dosing
Surface free energy in seconds
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YOUR INSTRUMENT'S BRAIN
Intuitive software with a workflow-oriented user interface
Swift and repeatable analyses thanks to measurement templates and powerful automation functions
Superior algorithms for image analyses provide for precise results even with difficult images
A wide range of evaluation methods makes ADVANCE a reliable scientific tool
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Set Up and Installation
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