Viscosity & Rheology
Brookfield, a business unit of AMETEK Inc. is the world leader in viscosity measurement and control of liquids and semi-solids. We manufacture and distribute globally viscometers the AST 100 for advance sensor technology for simple, direct in-line viscosity measurement, DV2T Touch Screen with temperature measurement, rheometers DV3T for measuring yield stress and viscosity, RST Controlled Stress for challenging rheological measurements, CT3 Texture Analyzers which features compression and tension mode for measuring firmness, springiness and chewiness and PFT Powder Flow Testers which measure yield stress and viscosity flow index and arching dimension used in R&D, QC and inline applications for rheological fluid analysis, tension and compression and powder flow analysis. Markets include: food cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, personal care products, adhesives, printing, inks & coatings, paper coatings, chemicals, packaging, plastics, construction materials, and asphalt.
AMETEK Brookfield offers a complete package of services from pre-purchase sample testing and consulting to after-sale repair, as well as educational programs. These programs ensure that you not only purchase the proper equipment for your measurement solutions, but also receive the ongoing support to ensure operators are well trained and using the equipment to its fullest capabilities. Our calibration and certification program is an automatic reminder for scheduled instrument maintenance so that you can be sure your instrument is accurate. We also offer On-Site Service Calibration and Certification that is ideal for multiple instrument users, this service allows all your instruments to be serviced at your facility by our trained technician in one convenient visit. Other products and services include: *Analytical Instrumentation *Bath & Circulators * Bulk Handling *Compression & Tension Testing *Controlled Rate & Stress *Density & Bulk Density Measurement *Equipment Manufacturers *Process Control *Rheology *Rotational *Time Consolidated Testing *Viscometers. Applications include: Adhesives, Asphalt, Chocolate, Construction Materials, Dairy Products, Paint, Coatings & Inks, Petroleum, Pharmaceutical, Sauces
AMETEK Brookfield manufacturers and services a full range of viscometers and rheometers, texture analyzers, and powder flow testers. Additional services include: testing for viscosity, texture and powder properties, calibration and certification program, custom fixture development, free technical papers, seminars, videos, application notes, manuals, and educational and training programs.
AMETEK Brookfield has a worldwide network of dealers/distributors outside the United States, products are distributed through four wholly owned subsidiaries located in the United Kingdom, India and China providing local support with sales and service.
ATS RheoSystems’ mission is to meet the specialized needs and individual requirements of scientists and engineers interested in the application of rheological measurements and instrumentation. ATS RheoSystems is focused on the science of rheology and its use to solve industrial issues, along with the design and development of rheological instrumentation. With expertise in rheological consulting, contract testing, application development and technical support, we provide a systematic, proactive approach to servicing our customers and maximizing their productivity.
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BMG LABTECH – The microplate reader company
BMG LABTECH is a leading global developer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, and reliable microplate reader instrumentation.
BMG LABTECH has been committed to producing microplate readers for more than twenty-five years. By focusing on the needs of the scientific community, the company’s innovative microplate readers have earned the company the reputation of being a technology leader in the field. BMG LABTECH has developed a wide range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers for life sciences applications and high-throughput screening.
For over 80 years Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has been the world’s leading manufacturer of Viscometers and Rheometers for laboratory and on-line process control applications. The reputation of the Brookfield viscometer is built on more than just a superior scientific principle. When you use a Brookfield, you are joining thousands of people who have made it a World Standard of viscosity measurement. There are more Brookfield viscometers used in industries worldwide than any other viscometer. Your associates, suppliers or customers probably own a Brookfield. Many Society and Industrial specifications describe the use of a Brookfield viscometer. Laboratory Viscometers and Rheometers include Dial Reading (Analog) and Digital Display Model of which several are Programmable. On-line Process Control Viscometers include Probe, In-Tank, In-Line and flow through models.
All Brookfield viscometers employ the well-known principle of rotational viscometry; they measure viscosity by sensing the torque required to rotate a spindle at constant speed while immersed in a fluid. The torque is proportional to the viscous drag on the immersed spindle, and thus to the viscosity of the fluid.
Powder Flow Testing
Cambridge Viscosity (CVI) is a known global leader in small sample viscosity. Reliable and easy to use viscometers with a wide variety of applications are needed both in laboratories and within the process.
The instruments are distributed by PAC. PAC is a worldwide leader in laboratory analysis equipment. With a product portfolio of over 200 testing instruments, PAC serves its customers with cutting-edge technology and significant R&D resources to support its core technologies: chromatography, elemental analysis, physical properties, fuels composition, and laboratory automation:
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Since 1924, Cargille Laboratories has been providing specialized services to a broad range of laboratory sciences. Cargille develops and manufactures optical liquids calibrated for refractive indices for use throughout the many laboratory disciplines involving microscopy and optics. Advances for the microscopy field continually develop from Cargille Laboratories’ research.
Cargille has also consistently led in the development and standardization of immersion oils for over 50 years. Cargille immersion oils meet or exceed the ISO 8036-1 Standard, and in fact, Cargille served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Standards Organization and helped write the ISO specifications for immersion oils in conjunction with microscope manufacturers, experts, and users worldwide.
Other major products which Cargille concentrates on include highly stable Laser Liquids, mounting medias, optical gels, fused silica matching liquids, comminuted optical glass & mineralogical reference standards, viscosity tubes, beakers, Sink-Floats®, Heavy Liquids®, and other scientific and laboratory specialties.
For more than sixty five years Elcometer has been a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry.
Ever since the first Elcometer gauge was manufactured in 1947, our philosophy has been to provide industry leading, innovative, high quality products; supported by a best-in-class customer experience at a competitive price. By concentrating on these core values, Elcometer has grown into a global network with representation in over 70 countries.
With a range of products specifically developed to meet the needs of the coatings industry, Elcometer is well positioned to provide you with the solution to your inspection requirements – whatever and wherever they might be.
Surface Cleanliness and Profile
Moisture & Corrosion
RH, Dewpoint & Temperature
Oven Temperature Profile
Wet Film & Powder Thickness
Dry Film Thickness
Pinhole & Porosity
Physical Test Equipment:
Fineness of Grind
Drying Time & Permeability
Washability & Abrasion
Hardness & Scratch
Elasticity & Deformation
Freeman Technology specialises in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over 15 years’ experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. The company invests significantly in R&D and applications development, and provides detailed know-how to support its range of products. Expert teams guide and support users around the world in addressing their individual powder challenges, focusing on delivering the most relevant information for the process. The result is world-leading solutions for understanding powder behaviour – in development, formulation, scale-up, processing, quality control, or anywhere that powders have a role.
Freeman Technology’s solutions include the FT4 Powder Rheometer®, a uniquely universal powder tester, and the Uniaxial Powder Tester, a complementary tool for quick and robust powder assessment. Systems are installed around the world in the chemical, pharmaceutical, toners, foods, powder coatings, metals, ceramics, cosmetics, and many other industries. They deliver data that maximise process and product understanding, accelerating R&D and formulation towards successful commercialisation, and supporting the long term optimisation of powder processes.
Freeman Technology is also the global distributor for Lenterra sensor instrumentation which provides in-line, real-time flow measurement solutions to enhance process understanding, and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.
The company was founded in 1989 as a developer of automated testing systems for materials characterisation, and has focused exclusively on powders since the late 1990s. The company’s R&D, manufacturing and commercial headquarters are in Gloucestershire, UK, with operations in the USA and China, and distribution partners in key global territories.
In 2007 the company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and in 2012 the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
Fungilab S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1984. With over more than 25 years of experience operating in the viscosity world, Fungilab has become one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers in quality control equipment for viscosity measurement and an expert partner in this area.
Fungilab’s main focus since its establishment has been to research, develop and manufacture the most advanced viscometers in order to offer our clients the highest and most accurate performance in the viscosity measurement.
Our vision is to provide the best quality and high-end performance from each of our products for quality control and laboratory research. Our mission is to connect our customers to the future, today.
Our services include:
Rheology and Viscosity testing of your products
Test Method Validation: Newtonian and non-Newtonian.
Viscosity testing as a function of shear rate, time, temperature.
Hydramotion pioneered the modern resonator design to overcome the limitations of traditional methods and earlier vibrational probes.
Our devices are ‘surface loaded’ so all the action takes place at the sensor. Which means they are not affected by pipe or tank sizes, flow, or any of the things that limit other techniques. They are also sensitive and extremely strong so there are no guards needed to ‘protect’ the sensor from the process.
This brings huge benefits: high accuracy, robustness and virtually no maintenance. We have driven resonator technology to the point where on-line viscosity is an attractive and affordable option for all industries.
Users are able to rely on the Hydramotion inline viscometer as a key control element in their process leading to full process automation with major quality and productivity benefits.