Rheometric Capilary Die
Round Capillary die or Slot Capillary die available
The rheometric capillary extrusion is a simple test procedure when using WINEXT software. Material is fed into a laboratory extruder operating at a constant speed and temperature. The material experiences the work energy and melting process of a typical extrusion operation. Then, the following occurs:
In the round capillary die, material enters the round capillary insert located in the die. A pressure transducer and melt thermocouple monitor and record the pressure drop and temperature of the material before exiting the die. Mass throughput is determined by weighing extrudate over a timed interval. Subsequent measurements are made by varying the extrusion speed to obtain outputs at each pressure value. Substituting capillary inserts of varying L/D ratios meets the requirement for completing the test when using this die.