Lab Equipment Directory

April 4, 2011

Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly.

ACT Test Panels
Hillsdale, MI
Fax: 517-439-1652
Email: sales@acttestpanels.com
Web:  www.acttestpanels.com

• Product name: ACT Test Panels

Major automakers, OEM’s and coating manufacturers specify ACT Test Panels for their critical R&D, product qualification and process certification efforts. From approved test panels for the rigorous demands of developing automotive and industrial coatings, to specialized solutions for appliance and aerospace, more customers choose ACT to give them exactly what they need to win.

• Product name:  ACT Test Services

Offering a wide range of testing services including paint adhesion, hardness, cure, accelerated corrosion resistance, visual appearance and weathering. ACT’s pilot lab is the perfect environment for automotive lubricant and sealer compatibility testing with phosphate, Ecoat and both liquid and powder paint systems.

Anton Paar USA
Ashland, VA
804-550-1051 ext. 118
Fax: 804-550-1057
Web: www.anton-paar.com

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Middleboro, MA
Fax: 508-946-6262
Email: sales@brookfieldengineering.com
Web:  www.brookfieldengineering.com

• Product name:  KU2 Viscometer

The KU2 Viscometer is ideal for paints, coatings and related products. Digital display of Krebs viscosity from 40 to 141, 32 to 1099 grams, and 27 to 5274 cP*. Accuracy within +1% of range – reproducibility to +0.5% of range. Compatible with (ASTM D562)

• Product name: CAP2000+ Viscometer

Variable speed, cone and plate viscometer range from 0.2 {poise to 15,000 Poise, shear rates from 10 sec-1 to 13,000 sec-1 and temperature range from 5˚C to 235˚C. Simple, user-friendly interface/operates in stand-alone mode or under PC control.

Elcometer Limited
Manchester, UK
+44(0)161 371 6000
Fax: +44(0)161 371 6010
Email: sales@elcometer.com
Web:  www.elcometer.com

• Product name:  Elcometer 456 Coatings Thickness Gauge

The recently launched Elcometer 456 is an incredibly fast, accurate and powerful new coating thickness gauge that sets new standards for coating thickness measurements of coatings on ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates.

• Product name:  Elcometer 319 Dew Point Meter

The Elcometer 319 Dew Point Meter measures relative humidity, rh, air temperature, Ta and surface temperature, Ts, simultaneously and calculates the dew point temperature and the difference between dew point and surface temperature to allow a simple paint/don’t paint decision.

Eiger Machinery, Inc.
Grayslake, IL 
E-mail: sales@eigerus.com

• New product: EMI-R&D Mill

Laboratory bead mill for producing samples as small as 25 mils and up to 10 liters with repeatable results. Now available with PLC monitoring and control. Information can be accumulated while operating providing useful process data. EMI R&D lab mills are self-contained bench top mills used for research, quality control and technical service applications.

Glen Mills Inc.
Clifton, NJ
Fax: 973-777-0070
Web: www.glenmills.com

• Product name: 50 ML Grinding Jars

The extremely fine grinding of small samples quantities of 5 to 25 grams can now be handled within the 50ml planetary mill jars. To minimize contamination, the materials of constructions range has expanded to include ceramics (ZrO, alumina, WC), metals (stainless steel, chrome steel) and agate. Larger size Jars from 80ml to 500ml are available.

• Product name: Zirconium Oxide Grinding Beads/Balls of Zirmil-Ce and Zirmill-Y

Glen Mills is introducing two high strength ceramic grinding media recently developed: Zirmil-Ce and Zirmill-Y. Both are of very high specific gravity of 6.0, smooth surface for each of cleaning, and incredibly durable. Sizes from 0.1mm to 25mm are suitable for all applications.

Hoover Color Corporation
Hiwassee, VA
Fax: 540-980-8781
Email: hoover@hoovercolor.com
Web: www.hoovercolor.com

• Product name: Hoover Automatic Muller

Pigment mulling with the Hoover Automatic Muller is easy, accurate and uniform. It is recognized in both ASTM and ISO standards as an approved way to prepare samples for color evaluation. The Muller is used universally throughout the pigment, ink, coatings, cosmetic, plastic and electronic chemicals industries.
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas
Ramsey, NJ
Email: marketing@se.konicaminolta.us
Web: www.konicaminolta.com/sensingusa

• New product: CM-5 Benchtop Spectrophotometer

Konica Minolta Sensing has launched the CM-5 benchtop spectrophotometer for use in the paint and coatings industry. The CM-5 is a full featured, highly accurate and a totally standalone instrument that does not require a PC. The CM-5 can display everything from numeric data, spectral graphs and colorimetric plots, making a PC for basic color control a thing of the past. The versatility of the top port design can support the measurement of solid objects, pills, granules, liquids and pastes. It also integrates a sliding body panel to expose its large transmittance chamber capable of measuring films or plates up to 60 mm thick. The sliding panel design, with no sides, allows for the measurement of an object with no length limitation.

Red Devil Equipment Co.
Plymouth, MN
Fax: 763-533-0015
Email: info@reddevilequipment.com
Web: www.reddevilequipment.com

• Product name: 1400-00 Classic Twin-Arm Shaker

This one-gallon, dual-arm shaker accommodates containers ranging from 3.5 to 11 inches (9 to 28 cm) and up to an 18 lb (8 kilos) load capacity on each side. Meeting today’s safety requirements with a heavy-duty clamp design and a full safety enclosure, the classic shakers are also available in both air-driven and explosion proof models.

• Product name:  59995-PB Agitar

This multi-size shaker is designed for high volume, full production and heavy-duty mixing environments. With its innovative clamping system, it is versatile enough to shake containers from pints up to five gallons or full cases of either quarts or gallons.

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