This company has introduced an automatic gap setting feature to its RST-CPS Touch™ cone/plate rheometer. Previously, customers would use a dial indicator gauge to manually set the critical gap between the nose of the spindle cone and the plate of the instrument. Now the instrument can reportedly set the gap space automatically.

Brookfield’s automatic spindle recognition system uses a barcode on the spindle shaft to identify the spindles cone diameter, angle and truncation value. The rheometer reportedly reads the barcode and then automatically sets the gap to the proper truncation value for consistent, repeatable measurements.

The rheometer can operate in both controlled stress and controlled rate modes. It features a user-friendly LCD touch screen with graphical display, 11 memory slots for structured multi-step test programs, and quick connect coupling for easy spindle attachment.

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