The bench is constructed from lightweight corrosion-resistant plastic and is mounted on wheels for mobility. The benchtop incorporates an open channel with side channels to support the accessory on test.
Volumetric measurement is integral and has been chosen in preference to other methods of flow measurement for its ease of use, accuracy and safety – there are no heavy weights for students to handle.
The preparation of coating formulations involves the dispensing and mixing of a variety of polymers, crosslinkers, catalysts, and other additives. Many resins and crosslinkers are relatively high viscosity materials and can be difficult to handle. Dispensing of these resins is accomplished through the use of disposable pipette tips and mixing by magnetic stirring. By using a disposable tip for each dispense, the chance for cross contamination is reduced and the need to thoroughly wash the pipette between each use is eliminated.
Flumes are specially shaped, engineered structures that are used to measure the flow of water in open channels. Flumes are static in nature - having no moving parts - and develop a relationship between the water level in the flume and the flow rate by restricting the flow of water in a variety of ways.
Polylab OS System- Polymer compounding and extrusion
Drive and control unit for the determination of rheological properties of molten plastics or other fluid materials. Measuring systems like mixers and extruders are connected by means of the self-centering plug and automatically recognized through the plug & play concept of the software. The individual limits of the measuring systems are recognized, transmitted to the controller and taken as alarm values.
Multichannel Pipetting System
A TecanTM EVO multichannel pipetting system is used for formulation dispensing and other sample work-up needs. Eight independently addressable pipettes are mounted on one robot arm allowing dispensation into eight wells in a single operation. Under deck stirring and plate manipulation are also possible with this station.