Malvern Panalytical has launched a new and improved rSolution platform on their Kinexus rotational rheometer to help customers use rheological measurements more effectively - to accelerate formulation studies, improve the effectiveness of troubleshooting, and ensure robust QC.
rSolution makes it easier for all users – both expert and novice – to measure relevant rheology that provides valuable insight into product and process performance.
rSolution is delivered in the latest release of the rSpace software (version 1.70) for Kinexus, Malvern Panalytical’s flagship rotational rheometer. It incorporates significant technological innovations that enable optimal flexibility in rheological test capabilities and protocols to directly meet industrial requirements for rheological testing. The Kinexus approach of “more rheology, less effort” allows users to work at a level most appropriate to them, while utilizing new and improved sequences that deliver relevant data for the application of interest.
Malvern Panalytical’s cornerstone Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) approach to material testing has been enhanced in the new software to revolutionize and simplify user interaction. rSolution delivers ‘expert system’ guidance and SOP driven testing to rheological measurements for the first time simultaneously educating the user. It incorporates fully customizable test designs to enable researchers to set-up and execute the best test for commonly encountered problem that can be efficiently solved through the application of rheology. Built in intelligence and guidance features provide support through every aspect of the measurement process: through sample loading, measurement, analysis and result interpretation.
Dedicated tests can benchmark performance and material properties in relation to texture, spreading behavior, yield stress and product delivery characteristics. A variety of measurement geometries are available and fully optimized for the rheological characterization of a wide range of complex fluids and soft solids including dispersions, emulsions, polymer and surfactant solutions as well as pastes and gels. The Kinexus advanced axial capabilities also facilitate the utilization of specific sequences for the assessment of tack and adhesion. An extended set of Asphalt test sequences further support and enhance the capabilities for Asphalt and Bitumen testing using the new Kinexus DSR platform.
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