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SER Product Models

Based on the huge succes of the original SER-HV and SER2 model lines, Xpansion Instruments proudly presents the introduction of the new SER3 model line of SER Universal Testing Platforms. The new SER3 model line has a similar form factor and uses the same drum accessories as the previous SER2 model line, but has less than half the torque threshold. Like the previous SER2 models, each SER3 model is equipped with a specific set of rheometer adapters so that it can be used as a detachable fixture on a given host rheometer system.

All sales and marketing of the various SER3 models are handled by the respective instrument manufacturers on whose host system the SER3 model will be accommodated.
SER2-P

The model SER3-P has been adapted for use on the Anton Paar MCR line of rotational rheometer systems, and can be easily accommodated within the CTD environmental chamber of the MCR host system for controlled temperature testing. Because its drums are cantilevered and suspended from the SER3 base chassis, the model SER3-P is also capable of fluid immersion testing.

For sales and price quotation information regarding this model, contact Anton Paar directly.

SER3-A

The model SER3-A has been adapted for use on the TA Instruments ARES line of rotational rheometer host systems, and can be easily accommodated within the ARES environmental chamber for controlled temperature testing. The model SER3-A is not configured for fluid immersion testing.

For sales and price quotation information regarding this model, contact TA Instruments directly.

SER3-G

The model SER3-G has been adapted for use on the TA Instruments DHR and AR line of rotational rheometer systems and accommodation within the ETC environmental chamber of the host system for controlled temperature testing. Because its drums are cantilevered and suspended from the SER3 base chassis, the model SER3-G is also capable of fluid immersion testing.

For availability and further information regarding this model, contact TA Instruments directly.

SER3-T

The model SER3-T has been adapted for use on the Thermo Fisher Scientific MARS line of rotational rheometer systems and accommodation within the CTC environmental chamber of the MARS host system for controlled temperature testing. Because its drums are cantilevered and suspended from the SER3 base chassis, the model SER3-T is also capable of fluid immersion testing.

For availability and further information regarding this model, contact Thermo Fisher Scientific directly.

SER3-M

The model SER3-M has been adapted for use on the Malvern Instruments Kinexus line of rotational rheometer systems. Because its drums are cantilevered and suspended from the SER3 base chassis, the model SER3-M is also capable of fluid immersion testing.

For availability and further information regarding this model, contact Malvern Instruments directly.

SER Features

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE REGARDLESS OF THE HOST SYSTEM BEING USED

MULTIPLE MODES OF PHYSICAL TESTING WITH ONE UNIT

Extensional melt rheology
Solids tensile testing
Tear testing
Peel/adhesion testing
High-rate fracture testing

TRUE CONTROL OF EXTENSIONAL DEFORMATION RATE AND UNIFORMITY
     Watch a videoclip of the SER in action.

SMALL UNIT SIZE ALLOWS FOR ACCOMMODATION WITHIN ENVIRONMENTAL
  CHAMBER AND CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE TESTING

SMALL SAMPLE SIZE (5-200 mg)
     Watch a videoclip of the easy sample preparation procedure.

EASY OPERATION, SAMPLE LOADING AND CLEANING
     Watch a videoclip of the quick and easy sample loading procedure.

QUICK TEST TIME, HIGH REPRODUCIBILITY

REDUCES TESTING EQUIPMENT COSTS, LABOR & MATERIAL USE
     Transforms a conventional rotational rheometer into a
     high-throughput, miniature universal testing station.

SER Specs/Lit

SER Drum Accessories

Similar to the previous SER2 model line, the new SER3 model line has detachable drums that can be configured from any number of materials of construction, surface coatings and textures, as well as drum dimensions. Because the SER3 drums are fully detachable, polymer sample clean-up from the drum surfaces has never been easier - even for the most challenging of polymer residues, simply remove the drums and soak them in an appropriate solvent bath for complete sample removal. Whether it's sample clean-up, improved sample gripping, or controlled surface properties measurements, the detachable drum feature of the SER3 gives the user tremendous flexibility and breadth of capability with regard to physical material characterization.

Note that each SER3 model comes standard with a set of SER3-DS drums.
SER3-DS

The SER3-DS drum set that comes standard with each SER3 model consists of 2 precision ground drums constructed of hardened, surgical grade stainless steel. These drums are well suited for extensional melt rheology measurements where polymer sample clean-up can often be challenging. Each drum has an OD of 0.406 inches (10.3 mm).

SER3-DK

The SER3-DK drum set consists of 2 fine-knurled drums constructed of hardened, surgical grade stainless steel. These drums are useful in gripping soft semi-solid samples during extensional rheology or tensile measurements with the SER3. Each drum has a nominal OD of 0.406 inches (10.3 mm).

SER3-DR

The SER3-DR drum set consists of 2 rough textured (similar to a 120-grit sandpaper in texture) drums constructed of surgical grade stainless steel. These drums are useful in gripping soft solid samples or biomaterials during extensional rheology or tensile measurements with the SER3, particularly during fluid immersion testing. Each drum has a nominal OD of 0.406 inches (10.3 mm).

Contact us for information regarding custom SER3 drum design options.

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