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MCR 302 Rheometer


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What to Bring for Your Analysis

Equipment Specifications


The MCR 302 from Anton Paar is a highly diverse mechanical tester which allows for a wide variety of rheological tests in rotational and oscillatory mode, including dynamic mechanical analysis. The MCR 302 comes with the ToolMaster™ recognition system for automatic detection of measuring systems.  T-Ready™ sets the temperature of the lower plate and guarantees that the set temperature is met prior to sample testing. TruGap™ enables changes in the gap during measurement to account for thermal expansion of the sample and the cone. The T-Ready™ and TruGap™ allow for high accuracy testing and precise temperature, particularly for gels and tissues. The Peltier temperature control enables temperature dependent measurements at maximum sensitivity.


The MCR 302 rheometer measures shear stress, shear modulus, and viscosity of biomaterials in small volumes, under a variety of chemical conditions and temperature requirements.

Available Measuring Systems

Technical Specifications

This table contains technical information about the MCR 302 Rheometer and what kind of analyses it can perform.
Parallel-plate geometry 20 and 40 mm
Peltier temperature range 0 > 1000 mW/cm2
Maximum torque 200 mNm
Min. torque, rotation 10 nNm
Min. torque, oscillation 2 nNm
Torque resolution 0.1 nNm
Angular velocity 10-9 … 314 rad/s
Normal force range 0.005 … 50 N
Normal force resolution 0.5 N


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