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SITA T100 Bubble Tensiometer

SITA T100 Bubble Tensiometer

 

SITA T100 Bubble Pressure Tensiometer

APPLICATION SCOPES:

A bench top or portable tensiometer for R&D continuous monitoring, as well as dynamic surface tension auto-scan from low to long bubble lifetime.  Measuring dynamic surface tension measurement for any liquid used in all fields such as electroplating, environmental, biological, personal care, household cleaning, semi-conductor etching/photoresist liquids and etc.  It has an option to work with the software module, SITA LabSolution, to make it even more efficient.

METHODS:

Maximum Bubble Pressure Method.

 

SITA T100

FEATURES:

User-friendly features:

  • Fast set-up
  • Compact and robust
  • Quick measurements
  • Easy to operate
  • Interchangeable capillaries
  • Long term measurement up to several days
  • Interface for process control is possible
  • Automated calibration
  • Touch key menu access for selection of operation mode, calibration and clean mode
  • Calibration against water

Allows measurements either at:

  • Constant surface age (bubble lifetime)
  • Automatically increasing surface age (bubble lifetime)
  • Measurement independent of immersion depth
  • Ease of switching among samples
  • No density value of sample to be entered prior to measurement

Technical Data – SITA T100:

Surface Tension:

  • Measuring Range: 10 – 100 mN/m (dyne/cm)
  • Resolution: 0.1 mN/m (dyne/cm)
  • Bubble Frequency:
    – Controlled Range: 0.01 – 10 Hz
    – Accuracy: 3 digits
  • Bubble Lifetime:
    – Measuring Range: 15ms – 100s
    – Resolution: 1 ms
  • Sample Temperature:
    – Measuring Range: -30 ° to +130°
    – Resolution: 0.1°
  • Memory: 16 M Byte (200,000 data points)
    – Power Supply 100 … 240 V / 47 …63 Hz 100 … 240 V / 47 …63 Hz
    – Batteries 4x AA (1.5V) 4x AA (1.5V)
  • Max. Power Consumption 3.6 VA 3.6 VA
  • Weight incl. Sensor Head 7.9 kg 7.9 k g

SITA T100

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OCA 15 EC

OCA 15 EC

Economical Research Video-based Contact Angle Measuring Device

The OCA 15EC is the budget-priced R&D instrument for automated video-based contact angle meteorology and drop shape analysis. It can be easily equipped with various modules to extend its additional capabilities and specs.

METHODS:

Sessile Drop, Pendant Drop, Captive Bubble, Needle-in-drop, Static/Dynamic Contact Angle, Static/Dynamic Surface Tension, Static/Dynamic Interfacial Tension, Absorption, spreading, wicking phenomena, etc.  It features proprietary software-controlled measurement and analysis of:

  • Contact Lamella Method on any liquid including pastes and polymer melts.
  • Static and Dynamic contact angle according to the Sessile and Captive Drop Methods as well as the analysis of the drop shape according to the Pendant Drop Method.
  • Wetting behavior of solid surfaces.
  • Surface energy of solids surfaces and their components for Work of Adhesion/calculation. Surface and interfacial tension through the analysis of the Pendant Drop Shape Method.

FEATURES: 

  • Dosing bay for installation of single or multiple (max. 4) syringe units including needle support with vertical and horizontal fine adjustments. Alternatively, a direct dosing unit with one electronic syringe unit is also available.
  • Measuring stage, adjustable in three axes for accurate sample positioning.
  • Lens mount with adjustable tilt.
  • High-performance six-fold power zoom lens with an integrated continuous fine focus.
  • Video system with adapter and CCD-camera.
  • High-performance video digitizing board (frame grabber) for PC.
  • Halogen lighting with continuously adjustable intensity without hysteresis for a homogeneous back lighting.
  • Power supply with automatic voltage adjustment.

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The 64-bit Windows 7/8 Compatible Software (SCA)

  • Static and dynamic contact angle measurement according to the Sessile and Captive Drop Method
  • Calculation of the surface and interfacial tension from the contours of pendant and sessile drops as well as from liquid lamellas on plates, rods and threads.
  • Calculation of free energy of solid surfaces and their components (e.g. dispersion, polar and hydrogen bond force contribution, and their respective acid and base portions) according to the theories of Wu, Zisman, Owens-Wendt, Extended Fowkes, Schultz 1, Schultz 2, Fowkes, Equation of State, and Van Oss & Good (FOCG).
  • Statistics and measurement error analysis 

 

 

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 For any modular configurations that you may require, contact us to discuss your exact applications and objectives, and we will work with you to configure a unit for your EXACT parameters. 

Available Custom Modular Options, which include, but are not limited to: 

OCA 25

OCA 25

New Optical Contact Angle Measuring Device and Tensiometer

 

APPLICATION SCOPE:  

The OCA 25 is a newly developed, full scale, research-comprehensive, video-based contact angle device for all purposes.  It is the most versatile contact angle and drop shape analysis instrument for the automatic measurement of the wetting behavior of solids, as well as for series tests and systematic analysis. The OCA 25 can be upgraded to any more advanced models such as OCA 30, 35, 50, 100 with their "user programmable features" which will enable the reduction of subjective factors and time involved for contact angle measurements in your research, quality and production processes.  The OCA 25 series was well designed for all the software-controlled measurements and analyses of:

 Methods:

  • Sessile and Captive Drop Methods for contact angle measurement on plane, convex or concave surface.
  • Needle-in and tilting method for advancing and receding contact angle measurements.
  • Pendant Drop Method for surface and interfacial tension measurements, determination of the polar and disperse components of the surface tension.
  • Lamella Method for surface tension of highly viscous materials.
  • Liquid Bridge Method- innovative measurement setup and analysis of the three phase systems.
  • Surface energy (and its components) calculation based on contact angle measurement results- 9 methods for calculation, representation of wetting envelopes and work of adhesion.
  • Oscillation/relaxation analysis of the real and imaginary part of the interfacial dilatational modulus based on the oscillating or relaxing contour of pendant drops.

Features:

  • Industrial and research level device for advanced contact angle measurements and drop shape analysis.
  • The instrument is ready for connection of software controlled electronic accessories for temperature, environment, tilting, advanced dispensing, oscillation and more optional devices.
  • Precise and easy handling of liquid dispensing- up to 6 direct dosing systems.
  • Video measuring system with USB camera capturing 123 images per second, easy upgradeable to higher rates.
  • High-precision methods for evaluating drop contours in combination with statistical error analysis.
  • Access to database of liquids and solids- properties of more than 170 materials for quick reference of density, surface, interfacial tension and other related data, also for 9 methods of surface energy analysis including related citations.

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Specifications:

  • Up to six software controlled electronic syringe units ES-r.
  • Maximum sample dimensions (L x W x H): • 220 x ∞ x 70 mm.
  • Maximum sample weight:  15.0 kg.
  • Measuring range for contact angles: 0…180°; ± 0.1° measuring precision of the video system.
  • Measuring range for surface and interfacial tension: 0.01…2000  mN/m resolution: ± 0.01 mN/m.
  • Optics: 6-fold zoom lens (0.7 … 4.5 magnification) with integrated fine focus (± 6 mm).
  • LED lighting with software controlled adjustable intensity without hysteresis.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 660 x 220 x 365 mm.
  • Weight: 18 kg.
  • Power supply: • 100…240VAC; 50…60Hz; 100 W.

Options:

  • Variety of dispensing systems for dispensing and analysis of small droplets (starting from 1 Pico liter).
  • Temperature, humidity, pressure, electrical field and environment control systems (up to 1,800C, 100%, 750 bars, etc.).
  • Variety of sample holders for foils, papers, contact lenses.
  • Wide range optical glass cuvettes for captive bubble and interfacial tension measurements.
  • Electro wetting platform EWP100 for analysis of sessile and pendant drops behavior in controlled electrical field.
  • Automated Electronic tilting base unit TBU 95 with maximum tilt angle of 95°.
  • Needle heating devices NHD (up to700 °C).
  • Oscillating drop generator ODG 20 or ESr-O for the measurement of surface elasticity and for relaxation studies of phase boundaries.
  • Various high speed camera upgrade options, upUSB-HSC.
  • Top view video system TV-VS.

 

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For any modular configurations that you may require, contact us to discuss your exact applications and objectives, and we will work with you to configure a unit for your EXACT parameters. 

Available Custom Modular Options, which include, but are not limited to: 

OCA50

OCA50

Fully Automated Contact Angle/Drop Shape Analysis Instrument

Methods:

  • Sessile Drop and Captive Bubble Methods for contact angle measurement on plane, convex or concave surface.
  • Tilting Method for advancing and receding contact angle measurements.
  • Programmable advancing/receding contact angle measuring via Needle-in-Drop Method.
  • Pendant Drop Method for surface and interfacial tension measurements, determination of the polar and disperse components of the surface tension.
  • Lamella Method for surface tension and contact angle measurements of highly viscous materials.
  • Liquid Bridge Method - innovative measurement setup and analysis of the three phase systems.
  • Surface energy (and its components) calculation based on contact angle measurements.
  • Results - 9 methods for calculation, representation of wetting envelopes and work of adhesion.

 

Features:

  • High throughput fully automated time saving industrial device for contact angle and drop shape analysis.
  • Automated files for fully software controlled multiple contact angle, drop shape measurements and data analysis.
  • Intuitive setup of the automation files for automated multiple measurements.
  • Precise and easy handling of liquid dispensing- up to 6 direct dosing systems.
  • Video measuring system with USB camera capturing at various rates (upUSB-HSC, etc.)
  • High-precision methods for evaluating drop contours in combination with statistical error analysis.
  • Access to database of liquids and solids- properties of more than 200 materials for quick reference of density, surface, interfacial tension and other related data, also for 9 methods of surface energy analysis including related citations.

Specifications:

  • Up to six software controlled electronic syringe units ES.
  • Maximum sample dimensions (L x W x H): • 220 x ∞ x 70 mm.
  • Measuring range for contact angles: 0…180°; ± 0.1° measuring precision of the video system.
  • Measuring range for surface and interfacial tension: 0.01…2000  mN/m resolution: ± 0.01 mN/m.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 680 x 310 x 370 mm.
  • Weight: 22 kg.
  • Power supply: • 100…240VAC; 50…60Hz; 100 W.

Options:

  • Variety of dosing systems for dispensing and analyzing tiny droplets (pico-, nano- and micro-liter droplets).
  • Various temperature and environment (humidity, pressure and vaccum) control systems (up to 1,800°C, 100%, 750 bars, etc.)
  • Variety of sample holders for foils, papers, contact lenses, fibers, film, etc.
  • Wide range optical glass cuvettes for captive bubble, interfacial tension, interfacial rheology measurements.
  • Electro-wetting platform EWP100 for analysis of sessile and pendant drops behavior in controlled electrical field.
  • All motorized functions to be controlled by intuitive touch panel TP 50.
  • Electronic tilting base units TBU90E, TBU95E, and OTBU. 
  • Electronic turn table with vacuum fixation ETT/VAC for silicon wafer of various diameters.
  • Heated dosing devices NHDs for molten polymer or metal(up to 700 °C).
  • Interfacial rheology through the ODG25/ODG50/ESr-O- Oscillation / relaxation analysis option for the real and imaginary part of the interfacial dilatational modulus.
  • Top view video system TV-VS
  • And more...

 

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For any modular configurations that you may require, contact us to discuss your exact applications and objectives, and we will work with you to configure a unit for your EXACT parameters. 

Available Custom Modular Options, which include, but are not limited to:

SV-Customized Systems

SV-Customized Systems

Special Version High Temperature Systems

We are specialized at customizing systems for even extreme applications!

 

 

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DCAT 11

DCAT 11

Dynamic Contact Angle Tensiometer

 

Methods:

  • Du Noüy ring Method for surface and interfacial tension measurements.
  • Wilhelmy Method for surface and interfacial tension measurements.
  • Dynamic contact angle measurement of test liquids on solids (plates, rods, films, single fibers, etc.)
  • Adsorption of liquids by powders and fiber bundles according to extended Washburn Method.
  • Lamella breakpoint test to determine the surface elasticity of liquids.
  • Wetted length determination according to Wilhelmy Method.
  • Automatic determination of the Critical Micelle Formation Concentration (CMC) of surfactants in forward and reversed mode, calculation of the minimum surface tension in synergistic effects of surfactant mixtures, calculation of the space required by molecules on the surface, calculation of the free adsorption energy after Gibbs, calculation of the surface excess.
  • Determination of the contact lamella detachment force from molten toner or molten polymer from solid surfaces.
  • Determination of density of liquids and solids.
  • Surface energy (and its components) calculation based on dynamic contact angle measurement results – 9 methods for calculation, representation of wetting envelopes and work of adhesion.
  • Adhesion force measurement.
  • Sedimentation rate determination.
  • Penetration rate determination.
  • Contact angle of powders and fiber bundles and the adsorption behavior of liquids on wettable materials according to the modified Washburn Method.
  • The Critical Micelle Formation Concentration of surfactants (CMC) according to the Wilhelmy Plate Method, Lenard.
  • Frame Method or the Du Noüy ring Method with automatic ring correction according to Huh & Mason, Zuidema & Waters and Harkins & Jordan Methods.

Features:

  • High precision electrodynamic force compensation weighing system with automatic calibration.
  • Versatile instrument for fully software controlled measurements.
  • Electronic auto-locking for balance safety.
  • Software modules for surface and interfacial tension, dynamic contact angle, density and other measurements.
  • Integrated magnetic stirrer and temperature probe.
  • Software controlled precision liquid dispensing for critical micelle formation concentration measurement.
  • Access to database of liquids and solids- properties of more than 200 materials.
  • For quick reference of density, surface, interfacial tension and other related data, also for 9 methods of surface energy analysis including related citations.
  • Fully automated reproducible measurements.
  • Automatic ring corrections according to Zuidema & Waters, Mason & Huh and Harkins & Jordan.

Specifications:

  • Measuring range for contact angles: 0…180°; ± 0.01°
  • Measuring range for surface and interfacial tension: 1…1000  mN/m resolution: ± 0.001 mN/m
  • Measuring range for densities: •0.50 … 2.50 g/cm3; ± 0.002 g/cm3 resolution
  • Measuring value range: • up to 50 weighing values per second
  • Temperature range: • -10…130 °C with optional refrigerated and heating circulator
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 340 x 230 x 500 mm
  • Weight:  23 kg
  • Max sample stage travel distance: 85 mm
  • Power supply: • 100…240VAC; 50…60Hz; 55 W

Options:

  • Precision dispensing system for Critical Micelle Formation Concentration measurement.
  • Variety of solid sample holders for dynamic contact angle measurements (film, single fiber, powder, fiber bundle, etc.)
  • Variety of measurement tools for surface/interfacial tension, density, contact angle, sedimentation, penetration.
  • Sample vessels made of glass, PTFE.
  • Prepared for the installation of a liquid thermal unit ( TV 50 / TV 70 / TV 70-NM / TV 100) for mounting optional sample vessels.
  • Du Nouy Ring RG 11, made of platinum-iridium to DIN 53914.
  • Wilhelmy Plate PT 11, made of platinum-iridium to DIN 53914.
  • LDU 2/2 (Liquid dispensing unit) for automated Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) Measurement.
  • Refill and Rinse System for the LDU.
  • Temperature and environmental control: TEC250 for polymer melts, chamber of ionizer, etc.
  • Programmable Langmuir Blodgett Module for Gibbs absorption isotherm, and interfacial rheology.
  • UpVideoDCAT module for optiocal Wilhelmy Method.

 

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DCAT 21

DCAT 21

High Resolution Dynamic Contact Angle Tensiometer

 

Methods:

  • Du Noüy-Ring Method for surface and interfacial tension measurements.
  • Wilhelmy Method for surface and interfacial tension measurements.
  • Dynamic contact angle measurement of test liquids on solids (plates, rods, films, single fibers, etc.)
  • Adsorption of liquids by powders and fiber bundles according to extended Washburn Method.
  • Lamella breakpoint test to determine the surface elasticity of liquids.
  • Wetted length determination according to Wilhelmy Method.
  • Automatic determination of the critical Micelle Formation Concentration (CMC) of surfactants in forward and reversed mode, calculation of the minimum surface tension in synergistic effects of surfactant mixtures, calculation of the space required by molecules on the surface, calculation of the free adsorption energy after Gibbs, calculation of the surface excess.
  • Determination of the contact lamella detachment force from molten toner or molten polymer from solid surfaces.
  • Determination of density of liquids and solids.
  • Surface energy (and its components) calculation based on dynamic contact angle measurement results- 9 methods for calculation, representation of wetting envelopes and work of adhesion.
  • Adhesion force measurement.
  • Sedimentation rate determination.
  • Penetration rate determination.
  • Contact angle of powders and fiber bundles and the adsorption behavior of liquids on wettable materials according to the modified Washburn Method.
  • The Critical Micelle Formation Concentration of surfactants (CMC) according to the Wilhelmy Plate Method, Lenard.
  • Frame Method or the Du Nouy Ring Method with automatic ring correction according to Huh & Mason, Zuidema & Waters and Harkins & Jordan Methods.

Features:

  • High precision electrodynamic force compensation weighing system with automatic calibration.
  • Versatile instrument for fully software controlled measurements.
  • Electronic auto-locking for balance safety.
  • Software modules for surface and interfacial tension, dynamic contact angle, density and other measurements.
  • Integrated magnetic stirrer and temperature probe.
  • Software controlled precision liquid dispensing for critical micelle formation concentration measurement.
  • Access to database of liquids and solids- properties of more than 200 materials for quick reference of density, surface, interfacial tension and other related data, also for 9 methods of surface energy analysis including related citations.
  • Fully automated reproducible measurements.
  • Automatic ring corrections according to Zuidema & Waters, Mason &Huh and Harkins & Jordan.

Specifications:

  • Measuring range for contact angles: 0…180°; ± 0.01°.
  • Measuring range for surface and interfacial tension: 1…1000  mN/m resolution: ± 0.001 mN/m.
  • Measuring range for densities: •0.50 … 2.50 g/cm3; ± 0.002 g/cm3 resolution.
  • Measuring value range: • up to 50 weighing values per second.
  • Temperature range: • -10…130 °C with optional refrigerated and heating circulator.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 340 x 230 x 500 mm.
  • Max sample stage travel distance: 110mm.
  • Weight: 23 kg.
  • Power supply: • 100…240VAC; 50…60Hz; 55 W.

Options:

  • Precision dispensing system for critical micelle formation concentration measurement.
  • Variety of solid sample holders for dynamic contact angle measurements (film, single fiber, powder, fiber bundle, etc.)
  • Variety of measurement tools for surface/interfacial tension, density, contact angle, sedimentation, penetration.
  • Sample vessels made of glass, PTFE.
  • Prepared for the installation of a liquid thermal unit ( TV 50 / TV 70 / TV 70-NM / TV 100) for mounting optional sample vessels.
  • Du Nouy ring RG 11, made of platinum-iridium to DIN 53914.
  • Wilhelmy plate PT 11, made of platinum-iridium to DIN 53914.
  • LDU 2/2 (Liquid dispensing unit) for automated Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) Measurement.
  • Refill and Rinse System for the LDU.
  • Temperature and environmental control: TEC250 for polymer melts, chamber of ionizer, etc.
  • Programmable Langmuir Blodgett Module for Gibbs absorption isotherm, and interfacial rheology.
  • UpVideoDCAT module for optiocal Wilhelmy method.

 

 Most Updated Specs and Pricing

 

For any modular configurations that you may require, contact us to discuss your exact applications and objectives, and we will work with you to configure a unit for your EXACT parameters. 

Available Custom Modular Options, which include, but are not limited to: 

PCA100

PCA100

Robotic video-based Contact Angle Measuring Device

Measuring head for flat panel display, glass or very large samples in a non-man production process.

PCA100 Dosing

APPLICATION SCOPES –

The PCA 100 is designed for the automatic measurement of the wetting behavior of solids (e.g. wafers or glass substrates for flat panel displays) under clean-room conditions of any substrate size, as well as for series tests and systematic analysis. The PCA100 enables the reduction of subjective factors and time involved for contact angle measurements in quality control and production inspection. The instrument is available as a portable, hand-held, bench-top device or to be integrated in a process automation with a robot system.  For the software-controlled measurement and analysis of:

METHODS:

The Static and Dynamic contact angle according to the Sessile Drop Method as well as the analysis of;

  • The drop shape according to the Pendant Drop Method.
  • The wetting behavior on various solid surfaces.
  • The surface free energy of solids and their components.
  • The surface and interfacial tension out of the analysis of the drop shape.

FEATURES:

The PCA 100 consists of the basic instrument with the following technical equipment;

  • Measuring head with integrated optics, illumination and multiple dosing unit
    high-performance, telecentric lens with high light transmitting capacity and integrated aperture.
  • Video measuring system with high-resolution CCD-camera.
  • High-performance video digitizing board for the PC.
  • Illumination with continuously adjustable intensity for a homogeneous back lighting.
  • Control and measuring electronics for selection and positioning of the dosing needles.
  • Power supply with automatic voltage adjustment.
  • The 64-bit Windows 7 based compatible software SPCA. The analyses according to different methods were built into the software.

 

 

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PCA100M

PCA100M

Portable Contact Angle Measuring Device

APPLICATION SCOPES:

The PCA100M is developed for portable, automatic measurement of the wetting behavior of solids (e.g. wafers or glass substrates for flat panel displays) under clean-room conditions of any substrate size, as well as for series tests and systematic analysis. The PCA 100 enables the reduction of subjective factors and time involved for contact angle measurements in quality control and production inspection. The instrument is available as a portable, hand-held system or to be integrated in a process automation with a robot system.

METHODS:

Sessile Drop, Advancing/Receding, Wetting, Absoprtion, etc.

FEATURES:

The PCA 100 consists of the basic instrument with the following technical equipment;

  • Measuring head with integrated optics, illumination and multiple dosing unit
    high-performance, telecentric lens with high light transmitting capacity and integrated aperture.
  • Video measuring system with high-resolution CCD-camera.
  • High-performance video digitizing board for the PC.
  • Illumination with continuously adjustable intensity for a homogeneous back lighting.
  • Control and measuring electronics for selection and positioning of the dosing needles.
  • Power supply with automatic voltage adjustment.
  • The 64-bit Windows 7 based compatible software SPCA. The analyses according to different methods were built into the software.

 Most Updated Specs and Pricing