Prescott Instruments have manufactured rotational rheometers in the UK for over 25 years, focussing on the rubber, polymer and elastomer industries. Every instrument has been specifically designed to meet the needs of modern rubber testing laboratories, with ergonomic design features, advanced functionality and industry-leading Labline software.
Moving Die Rheometer (MDR)
The MDR is the rheometer most closely associated with the rubber industry. The bi-conical sealed die assembly holds the rubber sample under pressure while it is oscillated through a small amplitude at an elevated temperature. The additional heat means that the sample is simultaneously vulcanised during the test. While technically a rheometer, an MDR is also referred to as a rubber curemeter.
Multi-Function Rheometer (MFR)
The MFR is an innovative and advanced dynamic testing rheometer that expands further upon the existing functionality of the MDR. It includes variable strain, variable frequency and forced cooling that enables polymer specialists to investigate deeper into nuanced material characteristics.
Oscillating Disc Rheometer (ODR)
The ODR is a classic rubber testing instrument that operates in a unique manner. A rubber sample is held under pressure at an elevated temperature within a sealed cavity while a rotor (disc) within the sample oscillates through a small amplitude. The ODR has enjoyed continued popularity worldwide both as a rheometer and a curemeter.