TMS© is an accessory for measuring torque with DISPERMAT® CA and AE series dissolvers
TMS© is used to accurately measure and record the torque and the speed of the dissolver drive during the dispersion process. The accuracy class of the sensor is 0.1. This allows an accurate check of viscosity changes in a dispersion and the determination of the stabilization condition from which deagglomeration of particles will not take place any more.
Thus, TMS© supports a controlled development of dispersions and suspensions, providing a verifiable documentation of the dispersion process at the same time through the recording of the torque and speed process at the calculated power. The torque sensors are available ‒ in dependence of the assignment ‒ within set measuring ranges.
The use of hinged clamps allows the measuring device to be mounted especially quickly and simply between the dissolver motor and the shaft. Thus, it can be used without problems for several DISPERMAT® dissolvers of the same type.
A separate software for Windows based computers provides a graphic representation of the data and the possibility for storage. To this effect, the graphic representations can be saved and the pure measured values can even be stored as an MS Excel compatible file.
The values measured with TMS© are sensed directly at the dispersion shaft by a highly accurate sensor system and therefore cannot be compared with the specifications of the C‒control system which is based on internal calculations of the frequency converter.
The system is also optionally available for a link to the VMA software WINDISP© 7 for DISPERMAT®. Here, the data for torque and speed from the frequency converter are replaced with the values of the sensor, and are represented and recorded. In addition to the known rheological issues of varnish and dyestuff production, this system can also be used to perform other tasks such as the measurement of tribological properties of coatings and liquids as used in boat varnishes.