MooneyCheck - Drive
Mooney Viscometer controlled by Personal Computer.


Standards the instrument complies with:   
ASTM D1646;   ISO 289-1;   ISO 289-2;   ISO 289-4;    

Overview 
The mooney viscometer is a shearing-disc viscometer, which permits to measure the Mooney viscosity, Pre-curing (scorch) and Stress Relaxation Characteristics of uncompounded or compounded rubbers.
The test is carried out by measuring the torque, which has to be applied under specified temperature and pressure conditions, in order to rotate a metal disc at 2rpm speed in the cylindrical test chamber filled with rubber.
The resistance offered by the rubber to this rotation is expressed as the Mooney viscosity of the test piece.


Instrument Characteristics 
• Easily accessible test chamber with transparent safety panel and safety lock.
• Test chamber and rotor in compliance with international standards.
• Touch-screen display for instrument control
• Direct test chamber heating controlled by thermoregulators with PID microprocessor with O.1 °C accuracy.
• Automatic rotor expulsion system.
• Automatic calibration with calibrated weight incorporated in the instrument.
• Designed for eventual application of a fume aspiration system.


Calculated Results 
The software allows you to prepare customized test procedures that include all the calculations required by the standards and product specifications. The dedicated page describes all the available calculations.



Development and production 
The instrument is totally developed and produced in the plant of Gibitre Instruments in Italy.
All the mechanical parts are produced in the company workshop using modern CNC machines.
Components and sensors from well-known brands are selected in order to ensure the maximum reliability in the measures
Internal trained personnel takes care of all the production stages: assembly, start-up, calibration, packing, shipment and installation.


Construction characteristics 
Solid steel frame with epoxy powder coating.
Easily accessible test area with transparent safety panel and safety lock.
Die closure system with 4 columns structure to ensure long time stability.
The top part of the frame is designed for the connection to a fume aspiration system.


Temperature regulation 
The regulation of the temperature is performed using thermo-regulators with PID micro-processor and with 0.1°C resolution.
Independent temperature control units ensure sophisticate temperature control and easy replacement in case of failure.
Electrical heating resistances have been specifically designed for this instrument to ensure quick and efficient heating.




Instrument control devices 
The instrument is equipped with a large touch-screen display with dimensions 10.2“. The buttons on the display permit to start and stop the tests. The display provides complete information about the status of the instrument: connection to the software, temperature of the dies, diagnostic of the sensors installed.

Light panel 
A light panel, installed in the front part of the instrument, changes the color and permits to check the status of the instrument from a distance. The indicator light identifies the following statuses: Instrument ready, instrument under test, instrument setting test temperature.

Automatic Torque Calibration 
The Calibration weight integrated with the instrument permits the automatic Calibration of the torque sensor.
The Calibration is easily performed by pressing the Calibration button on the Control Display, which activates the pneumatic lifting of the weight.



Easy cleaning of the instrument 
The instrument has been specifically developed for easy cleaning of the test chamber. Technical improvements are:
- Seal design to prevent the flowing of rubber below the rotor
- Easy rotor removing by pneumatic ejection
- The shaft housing hole is open from top to bottom to permit easy cleaning.
- The cleaning activity does not require regulation of rotor height

Gibitre-Mooney-Interactive software 
The software is connected to the standard SQL Gibitre Database to ensure safe and solid storage of test results and curves.
The program permits quick and easy identification of the tests to be performed and is optimized for the use of bar code reader (or similar identification device).
Before the test start, the program activates the test procedure set for the product, automatically adjusts the instrument and sets the tolerance limits for the verification of the results.


 
During the test you can plot the Viscosity curve and Stress Relaxation Curve (in linear an logarithmic axes)and the temperatures of the dies.
At the end of each test, the Viscosity and Stress Relaxation curves are overlapped to the ones of the previous tests for immediate comparison. The curves are plot with different colors for easy identification.
At the end of the tests the program saves the results, verifies the conformity with the tolerance limits and processes the statistical analysis (X-Chart, Gaussian, Media, St. Dev., Max, Min, Cp, Cpk).



Test report 
Can be printed or saved to pdf in one of the available languages. The format of the Test Report can be customized by the user.

Datagest program 
The Datagest program is the database management tool always installed in combination with all Gibitre instrument-control programs.
The program permits to:
• Select, filter, print, export and analyse the test results stored with all the instruments connected.


 
• Prepare test procedures by defining the test conditions and the results to be produced
• Set tolerance limits for each product by manual insertion or using the statistical analysis (mean and standard deviation) of saved results
• Prepare multi-instrument test reports



Gibitre Standard SQL Database 
All the Gibitre programs use a database with SQL structure for saving the results.
The database can be installed inside an SQL instance present on the company server or it can be installed on a PC connected to a measuring instrument. The installation of the Microsoft SQL service (Express version) is included in the delivery.


Safety devices 
The instrument is equipped with:
• Class 1 Safety switch, which prevents the closure of the dies if the safety panel is not closed.
• Safety Push-button
• Safety lock of the maintenance access door, which ensures safe usage even in non-standard operation conditions.
The instrument is fully compliant with CE safety regulation.

Accessories 
Volumetric die cutter.
Polyamide or Polyester Film for the protection of the dies during the test.




Standard Calibration service for Mooney Viscometer 
The calibration is performed with reference to the requirements of ISO 289-1 standard.
The service includes:
• Ordinary maintenance of the instrument
• Replacement of the sealing of the lower die.
• Calibration of the temperature of upper and lower dies of instrument (at 100°C and 125°C).
• Calibration of the time for temperature recovery at test start (NEW)
• Calibration of the torque reading (at 100 Mooney points)
• Calibration of the rotation speed of the rotor (NEW)
• Final check with Standard Gibitre Compound (NEW)
• Issue and e-mail shipment of the Calibration Certificate with traceability to primary standards.


Industry 4.0 integration 
The instrument and the software have been specifically developed to optimize integration with other environments.
The database in SQL format and the Gibitre_Company_Connect program allows you synchronize your company management software with Gibitre database and to speed up the identification of the tests and to use bar-code readers or similar devices.
The automatic logging service permits to send alarm information to the cloud-service platform of Gibitre Instruments in order to optimize the reaction times of the Service Support.



SOFTWARE 
 
Numerical test data (for each test procedure up to 20 test results can be selected) 
Viscosity test: MU_ini, t_ini, MU_min, t_min, Dt_MU, MU_4, MU_X, Dt(X-Y), S4, SX (X,Y=customer def.)
Scorch test :ts5, ts35, Dt_35-5, ts3, ts18, Dt_18-3, tsX, Dt_X-Y
Stress relaxation test: a, k, r, A, TX%  
Test curves 
Torque versus time curve,
Log Mooney versus Log time of Stress Relaxation test,
Upper and Lower Test Chamber temperatures 
Software usage Languages 
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Polish, Czech 
Units 
Torque: Mooney Point (MU)
Time: minutes and seconds, minutes and minutes/100, seconds
Temperature: °C, °F 
 
 
CONTROL PANEL 
 
Characteristics 
Dimensions 10.2” 
Type of device 
Capacitive display (permits the use with gloves) 
Data displayed 
Active connection to the software, motor on-off, temperatures of the dies, heating status, test running 
 
 
LIGHT PANEL 
 
Permits to check from a distance the following statuses 
Instrument ready, instrument under test, instrument setting test temperature 
 
 


CONSTRUCTION CHARACTERISTICS 
 
Electronic Card 
Electronic card with STN 32F 429 micro-processor 
Torque sensor 
Capacity: 230 MU
Resolution: 0.01 MU
Linearity Error (%FS): +-0.25 
Frequency of rotation 
2 RPM 
Temperature 
Between room temperature and +200 °C - Resolution 0.1 °C 
Power supply 
220 VAC ± 10%, 50-60 Hz ± 3, 4 A, single phase
110 VAC ± 10%, 60 Hz ± 3 on request 
Electrical power 
1100 Watt 
Compressed air 
6 bar 
Dimensions of instrument 
(Width x Depth x Height) 750 x 690 x 1330 mm 
Weight 
180 Kg 
 
 
SAFETY DEVICES 
 
 
Class 1 Safety switch for main piston (Idem)
Safety Pushbutton
Safety lock of the maintenance access door
CE labelling 
OPTIONS 
 
Volumetric Die Cutter 
For the preparation of samples with constant volume 
FILM FOR TESTING 
Polyamide or Polyester Film for the protection of the dies during the test. 
 
 
CALIBRATION 
 
Automatic Calibration system 
Calibration weight integrated with the instrument with pleumatic lifting system for automatic torque calibration 
Calibration Report 
Calibration report with traceability to primary standards in conformity with the Calibration requirements specified in ISO 289-1 standard 
 
 
PERSONAL COMPUTER (optional) 
 
Personal computer 
Minimum Configuration: Intel Core I3 2 GB RAM.
Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8 and 10;
Connection to the instrument via USB Cable (included) 


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MooneyCheck - Drive
Mooney Viscometer controlled by Personal Computer.



Standards the instrument complies with:   ASTM D1646;   ISO 289-1;   ISO 289-2;   ISO 289-4;    
 
Overview 
The mooney viscometer is a shearing-disc viscometer, which permits to measure the Mooney viscosity, Pre-curing (scorch) and Stress Relaxation Characteristics of uncompounded or compounded rubbers.
The test is carried out by measuring the torque, which has to be applied under specified temperature and pressure conditions, in order to rotate a metal disc at 2rpm speed in the cylindrical test chamber filled with rubber.
The resistance offered by the rubber to this rotation is expressed as the Mooney viscosity of the test piece.

Instrument Characteristics 
• Easily accessible test chamber with transparent safety panel and safety lock.
• Test chamber and rotor in compliance with international standards.
• Touch-screen display for instrument control
• Direct test chamber heating controlled by thermoregulators with PID microprocessor with O.1 °C accuracy.
• Automatic rotor expulsion system.
• Automatic calibration with calibrated weight incorporated in the instrument.
• Designed for eventual application of a fume aspiration system.

Calculated Results 
The software allows you to prepare customized test procedures that include all the calculations required by the standards and product specifications. The dedicated page describes all the available calculations.
 
Development and production 
The instrument is totally developed and produced in the plant of Gibitre Instruments in Italy.
All the mechanical parts are produced in the company workshop using modern CNC machines.
Components and sensors from well-known brands are selected in order to ensure the maximum reliability in the measures
Internal trained personnel takes care of all the production stages: assembly, start-up, calibration, packing, shipment and installation.

Construction characteristics 
Solid steel frame with epoxy powder coating.
Easily accessible test area with transparent safety panel and safety lock.
Die closure system with 4 columns structure to ensure long time stability.
The top part of the frame is designed for the connection to a fume aspiration system.
Temperature regulation 
The regulation of the temperature is performed using thermo-regulators with PID micro-processor and with 0.1°C resolution.
Independent temperature control units ensure sophisticate temperature control and easy replacement in case of failure.
Electrical heating resistances have been specifically designed for this instrument to ensure quick and efficient heating.

Instrument control devices 
The instrument is equipped with a large touch-screen display with dimensions 10.2“. The buttons on the display permit to start and stop the tests. The display provides complete information about the status of the instrument: connection to the software, temperature of the dies, diagnostic of the sensors installed.
Light panel 
A light panel, installed in the front part of the instrument, changes the color and permits to check the status of the instrument from a distance. The indicator light identifies the following statuses: Instrument ready, instrument under test, instrument setting test temperature.
Automatic Torque Calibration 
The Calibration weight integrated with the instrument permits the automatic Calibration of the torque sensor.
The Calibration is easily performed by pressing the Calibration button on the Control Display, which activates the pneumatic lifting of the weight.
Easy cleaning of the instrument 
The instrument has been specifically developed for easy cleaning of the test chamber. Technical improvements are:
- Seal design to prevent the flowing of rubber below the rotor
- Easy rotor removing by pneumatic ejection
- The shaft housing hole is open from top to bottom to permit easy cleaning.
- The cleaning activity does not require regulation of rotor height
Gibitre-Mooney-Interactive software 
The software is connected to the standard SQL Gibitre Database to ensure safe and solid storage of test results and curves.
The program permits quick and easy identification of the tests to be performed and is optimized for the use of bar code reader (or similar identification device).
Before the test start, the program activates the test procedure set for the product, automatically adjusts the instrument and sets the tolerance limits for the verification of the results.

 
During the test you can plot the Viscosity curve and Stress Relaxation Curve (in linear an logarithmic axes)and the temperatures of the dies.
At the end of each test, the Viscosity and Stress Relaxation curves are overlapped to the ones of the previous tests for immediate comparison. The curves are plot with different colors for easy identification.
At the end of the tests the program saves the results, verifies the conformity with the tolerance limits and processes the statistical analysis (X-Chart, Gaussian, Media, St. Dev., Max, Min, Cp, Cpk).

Read more about Gibitre programs
Test report 
Can be printed or saved to pdf in one of the available languages. The format of the Test Report can be customized by the user.
Datagest program 
The Datagest program is the database management tool always installed in combination with all Gibitre instrument-control programs.
The program permits to:
• Select, filter, print, export and analyse the test results stored with all the instruments connected.

 
• Prepare test procedures by defining the test conditions and the results to be produced
• Set tolerance limits for each product by manual insertion or using the statistical analysis (mean and standard deviation) of saved results
• Prepare multi-instrument test reports

More Info
Gibitre Standard SQL Database 
All the Gibitre programs use a database with SQL structure for saving the results.
The database can be installed inside an SQL instance present on the company server or it can be installed on a PC connected to a measuring instrument. The installation of the Microsoft SQL service (Express version) is included in the delivery.

Safety devices 
The instrument is equipped with:
• Class 1 Safety switch, which prevents the closure of the dies if the safety panel is not closed.
• Safety Push-button
• Safety lock of the maintenance access door, which ensures safe usage even in non-standard operation conditions.
The instrument is fully compliant with CE safety regulation.
Accessories 
Volumetric die cutter.
Polyamide or Polyester Film for the protection of the dies during the test.
Standard Calibration service for Mooney Viscometer 
The calibration is performed with reference to the requirements of ISO 289-1 standard.
The service includes:
• Ordinary maintenance of the instrument
• Replacement of the sealing of the lower die.
• Calibration of the temperature of upper and lower dies of instrument (at 100°C and 125°C).
• Calibration of the time for temperature recovery at test start (NEW)
• Calibration of the torque reading (at 100 Mooney points)
• Calibration of the rotation speed of the rotor (NEW)
• Final check with Standard Gibitre Compound (NEW)
• Issue and e-mail shipment of the Calibration Certificate with traceability to primary standards.

Request a sample Calibration Report

Industry 4.0 integration 
The instrument and the software have been specifically developed to optimize integration with other environments.
The database in SQL format and the Gibitre_Company_Connect program allows you synchronize your company management software with Gibitre database and to speed up the identification of the tests and to use bar-code readers or similar devices.
The automatic logging service permits to send alarm information to the cloud-service platform of Gibitre Instruments in order to optimize the reaction times of the Service Support.

More info

 
Standards the instrument complies with:  
ASTM D1646; ISO 289-1; ISO 289-2; ISO 289-4;  
SOFTWARE 
 
Numerical test data (for each test procedure up to 20 test results can be selected) 
Viscosity test: MU_ini, t_ini, MU_min, t_min, Dt_MU, MU_4, MU_X, Dt(X-Y), S4, SX (X,Y=customer def.)
Scorch test :ts5, ts35, Dt_35-5, ts3, ts18, Dt_18-3, tsX, Dt_X-Y
Stress relaxation test: a, k, r, A, TX%  
Test curves 
Torque versus time curve,
Log Mooney versus Log time of Stress Relaxation test,
Upper and Lower Test Chamber temperatures 
Software usage Languages 
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Polish, Czech 
Units 
Torque: Mooney Point (MU)
Time: minutes and seconds, minutes and minutes/100, seconds
Temperature: °C, °F 
 
 
CONTROL PANEL 
 
Characteristics 
Dimensions 10.2” 
Type of device 
Capacitive display (permits the use with gloves) 
Data displayed 
Active connection to the software, motor on-off, temperatures of the dies, heating status, test running 
 
 
LIGHT PANEL 
 
Permits to check from a distance the following statuses 
Instrument ready, instrument under test, instrument setting test temperature 
 
 
CONSTRUCTION CHARACTERISTICS 
 
Electronic Card 
Electronic card with STN 32F 429 micro-processor 
Torque sensor 
Capacity: 230 MU
Resolution: 0.01 MU
Linearity Error (%FS): +-0.25 
Frequency of rotation 
2 RPM 
Temperature 
Between room temperature and +200 °C - Resolution 0.1 °C 
Power supply 
220 VAC ± 10%, 50-60 Hz ± 3, 4 A, single phase
110 VAC ± 10%, 60 Hz ± 3 on request 
Electrical power 
1100 Watt 
Compressed air 
6 bar 
Dimensions of instrument 
(Width x Depth x Height) 750 x 690 x 1330 mm 
Weight 
180 Kg 
 
 
SAFETY DEVICES 
 
 
Class 1 Safety switch for main piston (Idem)
Safety Pushbutton
Safety lock of the maintenance access door
CE labelling 
OPTIONS 
 
Volumetric Die Cutter 
For the preparation of samples with constant volume 
FILM FOR TESTING 
Polyamide or Polyester Film for the protection of the dies during the test. 
 
 
CALIBRATION 
 
Automatic Calibration system 
Calibration weight integrated with the instrument with pleumatic lifting system for automatic torque calibration 
Calibration Report 
Calibration report with traceability to primary standards in conformity with the Calibration requirements specified in ISO 289-1 standard 
 
 
PERSONAL COMPUTER (optional) 
 
Personal computer 
Minimum Configuration: Intel Core I3 2 GB RAM.
Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8 and 10;
Connection to the instrument via USB Cable (included) 
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