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HTR: Rheometer automation for high sample throughput and complex sample handling

The world’s first fully automated high-throughput rheometer

The HTR automation series offers an optimized analysis workflow for rheological investigations based on Anton Paar’s MCR 702 rheometer. The extensive set of features and the built-in flexibility make it the ideal choice for sophisticated and high-throughput R&D or QC work.

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Key Features

Maximized operation flexibility

Maximized operation flexibility

HTR can be equipped with up to 96 measuring geometry units (e.g. for polymer melts) and offers three different rheological geometries (CC, CP, PP) The standard rack configuration holds 96 samples. Different types of racks for pipettes, syringes, and trim blades and temperature-controlled sample storage (down to 4 °C) are available.

Perfectly safe and accurate workflow

Perfectly safe and accurate workflow

HTR achieves lab accuracy due to the mechanical decoupling of rheometer and automation unit and is set up for maximum efficiency:

  • Sample management by using job lists
  • LIMS integration (file transfer, database, Ethernet)
  • Priority samples can be introduced at any time
  • Four-stage programmable cleaning station (rinse, brush, clean, dry)
  • Integrated trim tool removes excessive sample material to avoid wrong measurement results
  • Visual verification of trim result
Masters all kinds of rheological samples

Masters all kinds of rheological samples

HTR offers different systems for: 

  • Dispensable samples
    System for liquid samples with up to 1000 mPa.s which are suited for exact dispensing
  • Low-viscosity samples
    System for concentric cylinder measurements for low-viscosity samples
  • Paste-like samples
    System for paste-like or gel-like samples which are not suited for exact dispensing
  • Polymer melts
    System for measuring polymer melts from disk-shaped samples
Additional modules for growing automation needs

Additional modules for growing automation needs

The following additional modules can be selected: 

  • Gravimetric and volumetric dosing and weighing
  • pH measurement
  • Capping/decapping of sample cups or vials
  • Various gripper tools for samples, measurement geometries, and disposables
  • Precise dosing of sample liquids via pipettes and/or syringes
  • Automatic cutting of pipette opening to reduce shear stress
  • Shaker module for reproducible shaking
  • Bar code reader for sample identification, process control, and logging
  • Ventilation for volatile and solvent-based samples
Where precision meets performance

Where precision meets performance

Anton Paar’s global sales and service network is close to you from the project definition to execution and commissioning, and offers comprehensive training, support, and individual maintenance and service.

Automated solutions from Anton Paar represent trustworthy measuring technology and automation from a single source.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (W x D x H) 1800 mm x 1200  mm x 2000 mm
Weight (net)900 kg
Mains supply400 V, 16 A, 50/60 Hz
Media interfacesCompressed air, cleaning solvents
Waste disposalDrain for liquids
Communication interfaceEthernet
Rheometer specifications
MCR 702 MultiDrive
Max. torque 230 mNm
Min. torque (rotation) 1 nNm
Min. torque (oscillation) 0.05 nNm
Max. angular velocity 314 rad/s
Max. angular frequency 628 rad/s
Normal force range 0.005 N to 50 N