Sanitary Process Viscometer has integrated temperature control.

Press Release Summary:

Model SPL-374 flow-thru sanitary process viscometer utilizes sensor that requires less than 5 mL of sample to accurately determine viscosity of solution. Connecting into ¼ in. process line using quick-release sanitary connections, it has integrated heater for tight temperature control under flow conditions up to 1 ft/sec. All wetted parts are stainless steel, and piston is in constant motion, so sampling area is continually scrubbed clean.

Original Press Release:

New Small Sample Process Viscometer with Temperature Control

Cambridge Viscosity has developed a new small flow-thru sanitary process viscometer, the SPL-374, for highly accurate and repeatable viscosity readings, clean-in-place simplicity and tight temperature control for small diameter process loops. Its initial uses are across a range of biopharmaceutical and R&D applications.

The new SPL-374 sensor directly connects into a ¼" (6mm) process line using sanitary connections. The sensor requires less than 5mL of sample to accurately determine the viscosity of a solution. The SPL-374 also has an integrated heater for tight temperature control under flow conditions up to 1 ft/sec. The small sample size requirements, integrated heater and quick release connections make it ideal for miniature or small-scale research projects.

Cambridge President Robert Kasameyer says "We are very excited to introduce this revolutionary product developed in response to the needs of the pharmaceutical and R&D communities. The initial applications of the SPL-374 have proven to improve production process efficiency with small process samples and enables end users to achieve repeatable, reliable results."

Coupled with Cambridge's standard VISCOpro2000 or VISCOpro1600 electronics, the small process SPL-374 sensor's sanitary interconnects and integrated heater achieve precise temperature-controlled measurements. The integral heater results in excellent temperature control without needing to control the entire line of flow.

The SPL-374 sensor is based on Cambridge's patented electromagnetic technology. Two coils within the sensor move a piston back and forth at a constant magnetic force. Proprietary circuitry analyzes its two-way travel time to measure absolute viscosity. Because all wetted parts are stainless steel and the piston is in constant motion, the sampling area is continually scrubbed clean. There is no need for frequent calibration and very little maintenance is required.

Cambridge Viscosity, a leader in small and micro sample viscometer systems for laboratory and process environments, designs automated viscometers used worldwide by pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations to ensure accurate viscosity in both their lab and operations. Cambridge's worldwide reach is important for providing application engineering support and service wherever and whenever needed.

Cambridge Viscosity's sensors and viscometer systems conform to ASTM, DIN, JIS and ISO standards, with a range of models designed to meet specific industry and application needs.

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