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RV-10000A
Tuning Fork Vibro Rheometer
RV-10000A  
Finally, a cure for poor repeatability in low viscosity measurements
 
Information Library
Development Story
PDFBrochure (PDF 827KB)
PDFManual (PDF 2.88MB)
PDFShort Guide to the Tuning Fork Vibro Rheometer: RV-10000A
              (PDF 1.31MB)
PDFTuning fork vibro method as a Japan industrial standard
              (News flash: July 2011 / PDF 93KB)
interviews and testimonials
 
Features
Repeatability as high as 1% of the measured value (by S.D.) even with low viscosity sample fluids
Shear rate changes by controlling the sensor plate vibration amplitude
Easy setup/cleaning and very quick measurement (stabilization in 20 seconds)
Wide continuous measurement range (max. 0.3 to 25,000 mPa·s)
Little interference to the sample fluid
Possible to measure fluids in motion
Comes with a special controller for:
   - Automatically changing the amplitude (shear rate) and capturing data in the manner set by the user
   - Real-time graphing of viscosity variation with time, temperature, as well as shear rate
   - Saving results (in CSV format) and graph screens (as JPEG images) in USB flash drives
Controller section Controller section
User calibration function, including a simplified calibration using purified water
Sample fluid temperature control using the provided water jacket
Anti-corrosive, titanium sensor plates and temperature sensor
X-Y-Z stage, anti-vibration table (AD-1671A), positioning stopper, etc., as standard accessories
External Input / Output
RS-232C interface
USB (1.1) interface
Accessories
Click here to see the complete accessory list.
Standard cup set Sample cup:
  45 ml, polycarbonate × 5
  10 ml, with cover, polycarbonate × 5
  13 ml, glass × 2
Glass sample cup holder, stainless steel × 1
Water jacket × 1
Standard Cup Set  
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RV-10000Tuning Fork Vibro Rheometer (Basic Model)
RV-10000
Amplitude (shear rate) manually alterable to eight levels
Windows Communication Tools WinCT-Viscosity and a serial-USB converter provided as standard (the special controller is not available with the basic model)
WinCT-Viscosity Example of Measurement Display Using WinCT-Viscosity
 
PDFManual (PDF 1.56MB)
Specifications
 Main section
Measurement method Tuning Fork Vibro Method (Natural Frequency at 30Hz)
Amplitude range 0.07 to 1.2 mm (peak-to-peak at the tip of the sensor plate)
Measurable viscosity range*1 0.07 mm ≤ amplitude < 0.1 mm 2,000 to 25,000 mPa·s
0.1 mm ≤ amplitude < 0.2 mm 20 to 25,000 mPa·s
Amplitude = 0.2 mm 0.3 to 25,000 mPa·s
0.2 mm < amplitude ≤ 0.4 mm 0.3 to 12,000 mPa·s
0.4 mm < amplitude ≤ 0.8 mm 0.3 to 5,000 mPa·s
0.8 mm < amplitude ≤ 1.2 mm 0.3 to 3,000 mPa·s
Repeatability*2*3 1% of the measured value (standard deviation)
Accuracy*2*4 ±3% (1 to 1000 mPa•s) when the amplitude is set to 0.4 mm
Minimum display Range (mPa·s) Minimum display (mPa·s) Minimum display (Pa·s)
0.3 to 10 0.01 0.0001
10 to 100 0.1 0.0001
100 to 1000 1 0.001
1000 to 25000 10*5 0.01
Viscosity measurement unit mPa·s, Pa·s, cP, P
Minimum sample amount 10 ml
Temperature measurement 0 to 99°C/0.1°C (32 to 210.2°F/0.1°F); 100 to 160°C/1°C (212 to 320°F/1°F)
Display Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD)
Power supply / consumption AC adapter / approx. 14 VA (including the AC adapter)
External dimensions / weight Sensor unit: 112 (W) × 132 (D) × 291(H) mm / approx. 0.8 kg
Display unit: 238 (W) × 132 (D) × 170 (H) mm / approx. 1.3 kg
Stand unit: 296 (W) × 314 (D) × 536 (H) mm / approx. 4.6 kg
Standard accessories AC adapter × 1, connection cable × 1, sample cup (capacity: 45 ml) × 5, small sample cup (capacity: 10 ml) × 5, small sample cup cover × 5, glass sample cup (capacity: 13 ml) × 2, glass sample cup holder × 1, water jacket × 1, WinCT-Viscosity × 1, RS-232C cable × 1, serial/USB converter × 1, stand for securing the sensor unit × 1, X-Y-Z stage × 1, positioning stopper × 1, anti-vibration table × 1
*1 The basic model (RV-10000) has no controller section and the sensor plate amplitude can only be altered to eight levels (0.07 / 0.1 / 0.2 / 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 / 1.2 mm) by manually pressing a key on the display unit.
*2 When the sample cup (45 ml) is used.
*3 Repetitive measurement with the sensor plates remaining in the sample fluid
*4 The value after calibration using a viscosity standard liquid at a temperature range between 20°C and 30°C with no condensation
*5 The unit switches to Pa·s.
 Controller section
Display TFT color LCD with backlight (7 inches, 800 × 480 dots)
Data transmission RS-232C × 3, USB (1.1) × 2*6
Power supply / consumption AC adapter / approx. 30 VA
External dimensions 203 (W) × 153 (D) × 58 (H) mm, excluding protrusions
Net weight Approx. 1.1 kg
Standard accessories AC adapter × 1, touch pen with holder × 1, stand attachment × 1
*6 For inserting USB flash drives only (the two slots cannot be used at the same time)
 

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