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XDR®: Mooney Viscometer
The XDR® CureMeter System XDR® CureMeter Systems by CCSi
The XDR® can easily be converted to a Mooney Viscometer by interchanging a few key components. The cure meter central shaft and bearing system is replaced by the Mooney Viscometer conversion module.
The Mooney Viscometer module consists of the central shaft, bearings, sample ejector, and auto dead weight calibration system. This module is completely preassembled for easy conversion. The same force transducer and connecting links are repositioned to measure the reaction torque sensed by the drive motor as a result of the changing viscosity of the test sample.
The Mooney Viscometer die and rotor are direct replacements for the corresponding elements of the cure meter. These few simple steps converts the XDR® from an Oscillating Disk Rheometer or a Moving Die Rheometer to a Mooney Viscometer. The XDR® Mooney viscosity / stress relaxation and Mooney scorch tests conform to ASTM D1646.
Cross Sectional View of the Viscometer Die “... in the Mooney Viscometer configuration, the sample is sealed between the upper and lower die cavities, surrounding the rotating flat disk rotor. This provides precise measurements of viscosity, scorch, cure rate, and improves precision and accuracy.”
XDR® Mooney Viscometer: Features & Benefits
  1. Enhances vulcanization, viscosity, and cure characteristics;
  2. Standard dies and rotor;
  3. Stress relaxation capabilities;
  4. Convertibility to an MDR or ODR reduces initial and future investments;
  5. Meets ASTM D1646, ISO R289 and BSI 1673.
  1. Modular design allows conversion to an ODR or an MDR;
  2. Power rotor ejector eases sample insertion and removal;
  3. Modular design reduces maintenance cost & down time;
  4. Reduced test times with high watt heaters;
  5. Replicate historical test results;
  6. Enhanced scorch determination & stress relaxation capabilities.
XDR® Mooney Viscometer: Specifications
  1. Torque:
    • 0.1 to 200 Mooney Units
  2. Selectable Test Times:
    • 0.0 to 99 minutes
  3. Selectable Temperature Range:
    • Ambient to 225 C
  4. Angular Displacement:
    • ± 0.5, 1, 3, 6 (selectable)
  5. Weight:
    • 160 kg (352.8 lb.)
  6. Space Requirements:
    • Instrument: 610 x 610 x 1220 mm (24 x 24 x 48 in.)
    • Computer: 300 x 610 x 710 mm (varies) (12 x 24 x 27 in.)
    • Monitor: 410 x 410 x 410 mm (varies) (16 x 16 x 16 in.)
  1. Computerized data acquisition & analysis system;
  2. Viscometer Module complies with ASTM D1646, ISO 289 (replaced ISO/R 289), BS ISO 289-4, BS 903-A59 & BS 903-A58 (replaced BS 1673);
  3. Rheometer Module complies with ASTM D2084, ISO 3417, & BS 903-A60 (replaced BS 1673);
  4. MDR Module is compatible with ASTM D5289 & ISO 6502;
  5. Microsoft® Windows Operating System;
  6. Pentium® Processor & Intel® chipset;
  7. Computerized PID temperature management systems;
  8. Automatic system calibration;
  9. Computerized torque measurement system;
  10. Computerized calibration and verification (no mechanical adjustments necessary);
  11. Automatic mechanical deflection corrections;
  12. Superior ability to detect differences in compounds and raw polymers;
  13. Raw data stored for easy retrieval or transfer;
  14. Standard and User defined test parameters;
  15. Real time display of test data and parameters;
  16. Selectable presentation of data in printed, graphed or overlay formats;
  17. Real Time Plot & Digital display of:
    • S', S", and S* Data
    • Loss Angle Data
    • Temperature, All Dies
    • Temperature Set Point
  18. Digital display of:
    • Test Mode
    • Operation Mode
    • Test File Name
  19. Printed Data Output Options:
    • Single Test
    • Overlay Multiple Tests
    • Overlay Historic Tests
  20. Display Data Output Options:
    • Test In Progress
    • Historic Single Test
    • Overlay Historic Multiple Tests
    • Apply different parameters to historic results for an “if—then—else” analysis.
XDR® eXchangeable Die Rheometer: Module and System Pricing
XDR® Individual Modules
MDR  Please Submit a RFQ 
ODR (heated rotor standard option)  Please Submit a RFQ 
Mooney Viscometer  Please Submit a RFQ 
XDR® Module Combinations
MDR & ODR Modules  Please Submit a RFQ 
MDR & Mooney Modules  Please Submit a RFQ 
ODR & Mooney Modules  Please Submit a RFQ 
XDR® Complete
Mooney, MDR & ODR Modules  Please Submit a RFQ 
Lease Options Available
Please visit the ODR and MDR pages to learn more about the flexibility of the XDR®. Detailed technical aspects of the XDR® are examined at length in the article titled “Innovations”.

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