The Hanatek Melt Flow Indexer (MFI) is one of the most advanced instruments available for the measurement the melt characteristics of thermoplastic polymers.
Understanding melt flow is a key indicator for producers, processors and converters of plastic materials as it dictates the temperatures and pressures required to manufacture consistent quality products
Actual barrel temperature can be measured to ensure that every test is performed with complete compliance to ASTM D1238 (2011) Part A, B or C and ISO 1133 (2011) with full test documentation.
- Melt Volume Rate
- Melt Density
- Shear Stress/Rate
- Melt Viscosity
- Spread values
Melt Flow Indexer (MFI) Features:
Tri-Zone Barrel Heating and Control
Stable and accurate temperature is maintained across the entire barrel length ensuring exact compliance to all international standards.
Temperature Monitor and Control
The included barrel temperature monitor ensures that every test is made to exact temperature specifications. Deviations in measurement can be quickly identified and fine tuning of the barrel can be actioned.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Almost 80% of MFI in current use have temperature variations of up to 20°C across the barrel*, leading to inaccurate test results and potential raw material failures.
The piston travel sensor accurately reports the flow rate of the polymer throughout the test.
With automatic weight control and displacement sensor every test is fully motorised; no user intervention is required to start tests or monitor conditioning times
Touch screen control with preloaded test routines for MFI / MFR / MVR / melt density / shear rate / stress / melt viscosity / spread values. Automatic calculation of results for every polymer eliminating operator associated errors.
UKAS Certified Calibration Kit
The Hanatek Melt Flow Indexer (MFI) can be annually serviced by the user whilst maintaining full UKAS/ISO 17025 certification, eliminating the cost of an onsite calibration service or return to manufacturer calibration.
User Changeable Barrel Core
This feature eliminates the high cost and inconvenience of an offsite repair due to barrel damage.
A replacement barrel can be fitted to the Hanatek MFI at any time to ensure the instrument fully complies to international standards.
Automatic Cleaning Cycle
An automated cleaning process minimises the risk of contact with hot apparatus whilst completely eliminating the risk of RSI injury.