CFT-500D/100D Capillary Rheometer
Efficient Evaluation of Rheological and Thermal Properties

The Shimadzu CFT-500D is the industry workhorse instrument when it comes to R&D or production and quality control of plastics, adhesives, rubbers, paints, printing inks, toners, foods, cosmetics, and many other materials.


Stand-Alone System
The easy-to-use, built-in LCD touch-panel provides excellent stand-alone functionality.
Personal computer control system
Sophisticated, intuitive, highly efficient data processing software provides real-time graphing of on-going test. Additionally, an off-line menu permits the user to perform various recalculations on saved data files.


Thermoplastic resins
Save money by determining optimal molding temperature, pressure, and flow rates! That's right, since the CFT-500D operates with a shear stress just like that actually used in injection molding production processes, it is capable of providing the melt viscosity measurements necessary to determine all of these measurements.
Thermoplastic resins and adhesives
The measurement of hardening rates of thermoplastic resins is rather difficult with any other method. However, the CFT-500D readily provides this crucial data from plasticity curves.
Toners for copying machines
Knowing the melting temperature and viscosity of toners is vitally important when attempting to obtain clean and clear print in copying machines. The CFT-500D makes such measurements easy and efficient.
Rubbers and rubber materials
Just like thermoplastics, injection molding machines are often used in rubber production. The CFT-500D, which utilizes a mechanism similar to that of an ordinary injection molding machine, can provide highly useful data for setting the molding parameters of production machines in order to obtain maximum benefit and savings. This data is also highly useful for viscosity control of non-sulfurized rubbers.
Plasticity of ceramic materials
When molding ceramics, manufacturers may add certain types of resins called binders to enhance the plasticity of the material before they are charged in a mold. The CFT-500D is used to measure such plasticity in order to best determine the mixing ratio of the binders.
The CFT-500D is often used to select the best food components and their best composition ratios when producing chewing gum, butter, margarine, bread, candy, chocolate, and other food items.
Cosmetics and medicines
Physical property evaluation of cosmetics and medicines is increasingly undertaken to enhance the smoothness and spreadability of these items.
Paints and inks
Determination of paint and ink plasticity and viscosity is crucial when determining which mixtures best flow through spray nozzles. The CFT-500D easily performs such measurements on these materials.
Synthetic fiber production requires using the optimal melt temperatures to avoid clogging of die orifices, thus avoiding production downtime. What better way to determine the best temperature than by using a CFT-500D that emulates your process?

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.