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Brabender torque rheometers are the universal, modular drive units for measuring mixer and extruder attachments. They allow various process engineering solutions to be used and modified cost-effectively and flexibly.
Thus, different tasks can be solved in the field of
Brabender measuring mixers simulate processes such as mixing, kneading and mastication on a laboratory scale and test the processability and material properties of thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, ceramic compounds, pigments and many other plastic and plasticizable substances.
With different mixing blade geometries, a wide variety of applications can be realized with these mixers. Among other properties, it is possible to analyze
Various mixers with different volumes and blade geometries are available for a wide range of mixing applications.
Brabender extruders can realistically simulate production processes on a laboratory scale. They enable reliable statements to be made even with small amounts of sample material.
Different die and screw geometries can be used to produce a wide range of extrudates with different shapes, from round strands to blown films.
Single- and twin-screw extruders in compact design (with integrated drive unit) or modular construction (drive unit with attachment) are available for this purpose. Supplemented by volumetric or gravimetric dosing systems as well as downstream equipment for conveying, cooling, take-off, winding and pelletizing of the extrudates, complete lab-scale extrusion lines can thus be configured for the tests.
Brabender’s optical analyzers can be used to examine various film quality criteria, including
With the Brabender SpeciMold, multipurpose specimens, plates or spirals, among other things, can be produced during the running extrusion process in a single operation. These are used for subsequent material analyses such as tensile tests.
The Brabender Absorptometer “C” can be used to measure the change in consistency of powdery substances during the absorption of oil.
This enables the structure of the following materials, among others, to be described:
For the analysis of the absorption behavior of other liquids as well as plasticizers the Brabender measuring mixers are available.
The Elatest is available for determining the density of rubber and non-vulcanized rubber compounds.
The TSSR-Meter is used to determine the crosslink density and the structure of elastomers via the relaxation behavior.
The Brabender Void Volume Meter can be used to determine the void volume of carbon blacks and silicas, among other materials.
Brabender offers various methods for determining the residual moisture of plastics and other materials:
Brabender cooperates with universities, research institutions and industrial partners in the field of research and development of new products, formulations, methods and processes.
We support students with practice-oriented projects during their studies or as part of their final theses. PhD students in relevant disciplines and other representatives from science and industry are offered application-oriented support for their research project.