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Rheometer: MCR 102, 302, 502

The new MCR rheometers are based on a concept at the cutting edge of technology. The EC motor technique, the low friction bearing and the normal force sensor have been optimized over years to satisfy the highest demands of rheologists. Any type or combination of rheological tests, both in rotational and oscillatory mode, are possible with the MCR rheometers. The modularity of the system allows the integration of a wide range of temperature devices and application-specific accessories. The innovative and patented features Toolmaster™, TruGap™ as well as T-Ready™ are breakthroughs in terms of user-friendliness. TruRate™ and TruStrain™ ensure absolute control at any time during rheological tests.

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Key Features

Technical highlights

  • Powerful, synchronous EC motor drive
  • Fully digital instrument employing the latest DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology
  • High-precision air bearing with integrated normal force sensor
  • TruGap™: Innovative system for measuring the gap
  • TruRate™: Sample-adaptive controller in rotation and step strain
  • TruStrain™: Fast and accurate strain control due to improved real-time position control oscillation (formerly DSO)
  • Intuitive color display
  • Different MCR models with outstanding specifications for various applications

Ease of use

  • Toolmaster™: Patented system for automatic recognition of measuring system and accessories
  • QuickConnect coupling: Easy, one-hand measuring system connection
  • T-Ready™: Reduces waiting times by detecting and signalling sample temperature equilibration
  • USB connection to computer/software
  • Wide range of measuring systems for all kinds of applications
  • Ethernet connection for remote control of the instrument through the company network
  • Rheometer software: User-friendly application software with 21 CFR Part 11 compatibility

Wide range of accessories

  • Temperature accessories in the temperature range from -160 °C to +1000 °C
  • Application-specific accessories for DMA™ measurements, rheo-optics, magneto- and electrorheology, interfacial rheology, UV curing, pressure rheology, starch rheology, and many other applications

Technical Specifications

All instruments of the MCR series are equipped with the Toolmaster™ system for automatic recognition of the measuring system and accessories. All systems are interchangeable between the different models.


Technical Data


Unit MCR 102 MCR 302 MCR 502
Bearing  Air Air Air
EC motor  Yes Yes Yes
Maximum torque mNm 200 200 230 (300)*
Min. torque, rotation nNm 5 1 1 (100)*
Min. torque, oscillation nNm 7.5 0.5 0.5 (100)*
Angular deflection
(set value)
µrad 0.5 to ∞ 0.05 to ∞ 0.05 to ∞
Min. angular velocity rad/s 10-8 10-9 10-9
Max. angular velocity rad/s 314 314 314 (220)*
Max. speed 1/min 3000 3000 3000 (2100)*
Min. angular frequency rad/s 10-7 10-7 10-7
Max. angular frequency rad/s 628 628 628
Normal force range N 0.01-50 0.005-50 0.005-50 (0.01-70)*
Normal force resolution mN 1 0.5 0.5 (1)*
Max. temperature range °C -160 to +1000 -160 to +1000 -160 to +1000
Toolmaster™  Yes Yes Yes
QuickConnect - Yes Yes Yes
Automatic gap control / setting (AGC/AGS) - Yes Yes Yes
TruGap™ - Yes Yes Yes
MultiDrive-ready - No No Yes (No)*
Direct strain controller - Yes Yes Yes
Direct stress contoller - Yes Yes Yes
TruRate™ - Optional Yes Yes
TruStrain™ - Optional Yes Yes
Normal force profiles (set and read) - Yes Yes Yes
Velocity profiles, tack, squeeze - Optional Yes Yes
Raw data (LAOS, waveform) - Optional Optional Yes
With Exposed Support Plate - No Optional Optional (MCR 502 S: No)
Without any Support Plate - No Optional No (MCR 502 S: No)
  *Rheometer MCR 502 S with max. 300 mNm / 70 N available on request



ASTM D4440
ASTM D4473
ASTM D5279


DIN 3219
DIN 53019-1
DIN 53019-2
DIN 51810 Part 1
DIN 51810 Part 2
DIN 54458
DIN 1342 1-3
DIN 13343


EN 14770
EN 3219


ISO 3219
ISO 6721-1


Ph. Eur. 2.2.10 - Rotating viscometer method
Ph. Eur. 2.2.8 - Viscosity
Ph. Eur. 0132


USP 912 - Rotational Rheometer Methods

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