The sophisticated architecture with its worldwide unique shear geometry and with the fully integrated temperature control allow for high compactness, quick temperature profiles and high measuring accuracy. The typical areas of applications include quality assurance at incoming goods inspection and in the production. Moreover, the ViscoQuick is used for the development of new recipes and new characterization profiles in application and research laboratories.
The device is equipped as a standard with the universal paddle geometry and pre-installed methods for quality analysis of raw materials (starch, flour, etc.) and for the characterization of the temperature behavior in final products (pudding, extrudates etc.). Through the use of further paddle geometries and / or the creation of custom shear and temperature profiles, the Brabender ViscoQuick can be optimally adapted to almost every application. Optimize the efficiency in your quality and production processes, decrease development cycles and finally increase the quality of your final product.
0.01 – 50 Pas
0 – 500 min<sup-1
10 – 110 °C*
up to 20.0 °C / min
up to 15.0 °C / min
5 – 15 g
100 – 115 ml
10.4 Inches (1024 × 768 px), fixed
WebAPI (generic 3rd party data interface)
100 – 230 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions (W × H × D):
approx. 350 mm × 640 mm × 430 mm
approx. 35 kg
2 × USB 2.0
The ViscoQuick draws a complete diagram of the viscosity behavior of a sample at various stages of the production process:
- Viscosity increase
- Viscosity maximum
- At the beginning of the test
- At the beginning/end of the warming/cooling phases
The more viscous the suspension, the higher its resistance to the measurement paddle during rotation and hence the higher its maximum viscosity.
The DirectTemp technology is the key factor for precise temperature control. In order to achieve high accuracies and low latencies by measuring the temperature in the sample, Brabender uses specifically designed temperature probes with high thermal conductivity directly attached to the removable measuring container in the measuring mode or places temperature probes directly in the sample.
Brabender’s DirectTorque technology directly measures the mechanical force on the drive axle. This enables a precise determination of the torque in a wide measuring range. Moreover, the measurement devices equipped with this technology support easy recalibration which can be carried out on-site without any component exchange.
The Brabender’s EmbeddedHC technology fully integrates a high performance heating and cooling architecture into the measurement device. Consequently, the need for additional external components like circulators is avoided allowing for high compactness of the complete measurement setup. Furthermore, it provides high heating and cooling rates which typically lead to short measurement times.
The viscosity of a sample is heavily depending on the temperature. The accuracy of the viscosity measurement is therefore heavily depending on the temperature distribution in the measuring container. With Brabender’s FlowOpt technology and specifically designed and flow optimized components, temperature gradients in the sample are avoided and a high degree of homogenization is achieved during the measurement.
Brabender’s cross-device software solution provides a consistent user experience between all Brabender units. The MetaBridge comes with various data evaluation functionality, preimplemented standards and customizable measurement methods in order to meet application specific requirements. Regular updates improve and expand your device and let you automatically benefit from the latest trends and developments.
Brabender devices with this function have a built-in computer and a touch display. This allows our customers to directly and easily start operating our devices without any IT experience. Combined with other Brabender technologies such as EmbeddedHC, this results in a very compact device setup.
The MetaBridge Connect technology provides various data exchange interfaces and flexible connectivity features. Data sharing between all Brabender MetaBridge devices in one network allows for smart workflows and process efficiency. Moreover, the integrated web-based software interface (WebAPI) connects and automatically exchanges data with natively connected database systems and / or 3rd party laboratory information and management systems (LIMS) or ERP solutions.
MetaBridge Correlation is an optional software package for performing correlation studies across multiple data sets. It allows for comparison of multiple measurements and parameters in a tabular and in an interactive graphical view. Particularly for quality control purposes, the compliance with a pre-defined tolerance is automatically evaluated and highlighted.
The MetaBrigde Database represents a local data center in the customer network and a basic laboratory information and management systems (LIMS) for Brabender devices. Connected Brabender devices transfer measurement results automatically into the central MetaBridge database. Besides of the backup functionality, statistical analysis and crossdevice correlations between multiple data sets can be performed.
The EvaluationEditor enables the creation of customer-specific evaluations. You are able to define logical, mathematical operations based on the measured data. These are calculated automatically and displayed after the completion of a measurement. This allows a qualitative comparison of the measured data based on a few significant points
labfolder allows you to store, manage and search your measurement data in one central location, independent of the instrument. Brabender MetaBridge instruments have an automated built-in connection to labfolder. It’s never been easier to get started with lab digitization.