CAP 2000+ Cone & Plate Viscometer
Available from Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
When it comes to viscosity testing and characterization, the numerous formulations and complex instructress of automotive paints and coatings pose a real challenge. And when choosing an instrument, there are many choices from high to low torque, single fixed to variable speed, temperature control ranges and cone spindle selections.
Brookfield Engineering offers a free White Paper entitled “Choosing the Correct CAP Instrument for Automotive Paints”. This valuable resource addresses typical shear rates, torque considerations, spindle selection, options for data collection/analysis and more as applied to new formulations and coatings.
Both Brookfield CAP viscometers are ideal for testing at high shear rates, providing valuable information on flow behavior and ensuring that each batch will meet the requirements of the application.
The CAP1000+ features a fixed standard speed of either 750 or 900 rpm; optional, alternative custom fixed speeds are available. The CAP2000+ offers selectable speeds of 5-1000 rpm in single speed increments, offering greater flexibility for dealing with changing informations and for performing flow curve testing.