ViscoQuick

The Brabender ViscoQuick measures the rheological properties of fluids, slurries, cremes, sauces and pastes at variable shear and temperature conditions for a wide range of applications. Additionally, the gelatinization and cooling behaviors of various kinds of starch and starch-containing products can be measured.

Your advantages

  • Accurate: High measurement accuracy ± 0.5 % and  high temperature profile accuracy ± 1 °C
  • Quick: Cooling and heating rates of − 15 °C / min | + 20 °C / min  and short measuring time – e.g. < 10 min for starch gelatinization
  • Compact: Worldwide unique shear architecture and fully integrated electrical heating and cooling
  •  NEW   Extended application range: Wide viscosity range 30 – 50.000 cP/mPas
    (rotating speed of up to 500 min-1, Temperature 10 – 110 °C)
  • Sustainable: One housing for three units (meter, computer, thermostat), durable measuring pot & paddle, no consumables

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.

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Application examples

Measurement of gelatinization properties of starch

Measurement of gelatinization properties of starch and modified starch

Corn starch – Wheat starch – Potato starch – Millet starch – Pea starch – Rice starch – Tapioca starch – Sago starch – Cassava starch – etc.

Measurement of enzyme activity and gelatinization properties of flour

Measurement of enzyme activity and gelatinization properties of flour

Wheat flour – Rye flour – etc.

Measurement of the heating and cooling behavior in product development and quality control for starchbased formulations

Measurement of the heating and cooling behavior in product development and quality control for starchbased formulations

Pudding – Sauces – etc.

Measurement of the pasting properties for pulses

Measurement of the pasting properties for pulses

Pea – Chickpea – Lentil – Faba bean – etc.

Measurement of gelling agent performance

Measurement of gelling agent performance

Algae – extraction of hydrocolloids and measurement of gelation jam – analysis of pectin performance etc.

Grinding of the products required as a pre-step

Measurement of the degree of gelatinization of extruded products

Grinding of the products required as a pre-step.

Measurement of enzyme activity and gelatinization properties of flour

Other applications

Swelling curve (according to Drews) Consistency of cold swelling products (e.g. cold cream) Special stress test conditions by applying customer specific shear and temperature profiles Alkali treatment of starch Acid treatment of flour Dosing of reagents during the measuring process.

NEW: Extended applications

Viscosity measurement for liquids with medium viscosity (30-20,000 cP/mPas, depending on speed), e.g., ketchup and products with high viscosity (200-50,000 cP/mPas, depending on speed), e.g., syrup honey.

Cross-product benefits

DirectTemp

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.

DirectTorque

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.

EmbeddedHC

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.

FlowOpt

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.

MetaBridge

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.

Ready2Use

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.

MetaBridge Connect

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

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.

MetaBrigde Database

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.

MetaBridge EvaluationEditor

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

MetaBridge labfolder

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.