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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...

 

 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: