Force Tensiometer

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Force Tensiometer

K100C

Fully automated measurements of surface and interfacial tension for quality control

General specifications

Instrument dimensions

Footprint

300 mm × 390 mm (W × D)

Height

585 mm

Weight (without accessories)

19 kg

Power supply

Power consumption

40 W

Frequency

47 to 63 Hz

Voltage

100 to 240 V

Temperature measurement

Accuracy

0.5 °C

Precision

0.05 °C

Resolution

0.01 °C

External sensor

optional: sample vessel

Range of temperature measurement

-60 to 450 °C

Internal sensor

sample stage

Location of temperature measurement

-

Sample dimensions

Min. recommended sample volume

-

Housing and peripherals

Stainless steel measuring compartment

yes

Built-in bubble level

yes

Control pad

yes

Control panel

-

Display

-

Glass windshield doors

yes

Built-in and software-controlled ionizer

no

Touch panel

optional

Camera parking system

-

Windshield doors

-

Interfaces

Auxiliary

RS232

Thermostat

optional
(quick lock fittings)

PC

USB 2.0

Inert gas

yes

Temperature control

Range of temperature control

-15 to 300 °C

Type of temperature control

liquid (-10 to 130 °C)
electrical (50 to 300 °C)
Peltier (-15 to 130 °C)

Flow-through thermostat

-

Environment

Humidity

> 30% without condensation

Operating temperature

15 to 30 °C

Capillary

Drop launch mechanism

-

Quick lock loading

-

Septum free filling system

-

Product group specifications

Software

Software type

ADVANCE

Available software modules

surface tension (SFT) / interfacial tension (IFT)
contact angle (CA) / surface free energy (SFE)
critical micelle concentration (CMC)
liquid density
solid density
special purpose
adhesion analysis

Sample stage

Resolution (travel distance)

20 µm

Travel distance of sample stage

> 110 mm

Travel speed of sample stage

0.1 to 500 mm/min

Type of motor of sample stage

brushless DC servo motor

Simple platform

optional

Integrated sample stage

yes

Inverse CMC

optional: cone-shaped vessel

Optical height sensor

no

Resolution (tilting)

-

Tilting

-

Temperature control jacket

optional: 50 mm, 70 mm or 100 mm

Travel distance

> 110 mm

Illumination

Wave length, dominant

-

Type

-

Field of light

-

Force measurement

Precision

-

Resolution

100 µg

Measurement rate

50 Hz

Calibration

-

Locking mechanism

automatic

Maximum load

220 g

Adjustment

optional:
automated
external weight

Calibration weight

-

Capillary drive

Resolution

-

Long term stability

-

Camera system (standard)

Performance

-

Connection

-

Optics (standard)

Focus

-

Resolution of optics

-

Zoom

-

Field of view

-

Drive

Resolution

16 nm

Travel speed

0.1 to 500 mm/min

Type of motor

brushless DC servo motor

Optical height sensor

Resolution

-

Measurement specifications

Surface free energy of solids

Results

surface free energy (SFE)

Models

equation of state
Zisman
Fowkes
Wu
Owens-Wendt-Rabel-Kaelble
extended Fowkes
acid-base theory

Du Noüy ring

Resolution

0.01 mN/m

Results

surface tension (SFT)
interfacial tension (IFT)
critical micelle concentration (CMC)

Range

1 to 2000 mN/m

Correction method

Harkins-Jordan
Huh-Mason
Zuidema-Waters
linear correction
no correction

Solid density

Precision

±3 kg/m³

Resolution

1 kg/m³

Solid density range

1000 to 20000 kg/m³

Liquid density

Precision

3 kg/m³

Resolution

1 kg/m³

Liquid density range

1 to 2200 kg/m³

Washburn

Resolution

0.01°

Results

contact angle (CA)

Type

advancing

Range

0 to 90°

Wilhelmy plate

Resolution

0.02 mN/m

Results

surface tension (SFT)
interfacial tension (IFT)
critical micelle concentration (CMC)

Range

1 to 2000 mN/m

Penetration

Results

-

Spinning drop

Resolution

-

Results

-

Range

-

Models

-

Wilhelmy contact angle

Resolution

0.01°

Results

contact angle (CA)

Type

advancing
receding

Range

0 to 180°

Minimum fiber diameter

200 µm

Rod

Resolution

0.2 mN/m

Results

surface tension (SFT)
interfacial tension (IFT)
critical micelle concentration (CMC)

Range

1 to 2000 mN/m

Sedimentation

Results

-

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