HAAKE™ MiniLab 3 Micro Compounder

Find unmatched flexibility in designing today's products for tomorrow's world. The Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MiniLab 3 Micro Compounder provides extrusion specifications and online rheology measurements for pilot and scale-up projects across a range of compounded materials. 

Using material amounts as small as 5 grams, or 7 cm3, the HAAKE MiniLab 3 delivers meaningful results that enable you to streamline your new material development. Its screw speed and pressure range make it ideal for compounding expensive materials and for performing reactive extrusions.

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Getting new compounds faster and documenting structural changes online has never been easier. The HAAKE MiniLab 3 Micro Compounder is a conical, twin-screw compounder with an integrated backflow channel. The compounder works as either a stand-alone unit or can be fully computer-controlled system, and can be used with either co- or counter-rotating screws. It is equipped with an inert gas flush system. Due to its channel and a bypass valve design, the residence time is well defined. Two pressure transducers are integrated in the backflow channel, which allow the measurement of relative melt viscosity when counter-rotating screws are used. Using the optional force feeder with the HAAKE MiniLab 3 Micro Compounder, continuous extrusion with very small volume flows is possible.

The HAAKE MiniLab 3 Micro Compounder Features:

  • Co- and counter-rotating twin screws
  • Integrated viscosity measurement (with HAAKE PolySoft OS)
  • Automatic bypass operation for circulation/extrusion
  • Pneumatic feeding
  • Local control via tablet (Android™) for  intuitive operation
  • Split barrel exit for easy cleaning
  • Compact enough to fit into laboratory fume hood

 

Recommended for material science research, such as testing expensive additives and developing new formulations.