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To measure the emulsification behaviour of an ink.

Standard delivery time: 10-12 weeks
Article number: 860.000.000 Categories: , ,


HydrOscope: to measure the emulsification behaviour of an ink using a roller based system. Performs tack measurement in combination with torque measurement.

This device uses tack as function of emulsification. A torque sensor provides information about the change in rheology of the ink as function of emulsification. The HydrOscope tests are based on emulsification of ink and dampening fluid on a roller system, like the conditions on a printing press. In terms of droplet size and droplet distribution, the emulsified ink from the HydrOscope is fundamentally different from testers with stirrers. The ink emulsion created on the HydrOscope offers an awfully close correlation with emulsified ink as found on-press. The HydrOscope enables the user to build a database based upon known performance of ink-fount combinations and enables the inkmaker to detect and predict combinations which can cause ink/water related problems during printing.


Automated measurement procedure
Accurate standard speed control from 0-50 m/min
Computer controlled fount dispensing
Determination of the “water window”

Technical details

Weight:70 kg
Dimensions(L x W x H):78 cm x 35 cm x 45 cm + 30 cm x 26 cm x 36 cm
Main application:Research and quality control
Conformance with standards/W-leaflet:
Water bath and temperature:external water bath
Speed range and modes:0 – 50 m/min, steps of 5 m/min
Substrate requirements:
Interval time and number:
Printing shafts type and options:
Shaft positioning:
Lifting system:Manually
Print length and width:
Printing discs:
Sector positioning:
Sector type and options:
Doctoring system:
Dispensing system:Balance
Pre-programmed tests:Yes
Analysis options:HydrOmonitor
Software updates:Possible
Data export options:
Additional items:800.114 Measuring roller for conventional inks
800.116 Measuring roller for UV inks
864.000.900 Torque sensor module
860.500.100 HydrOscope 3-band NIR sensor
dedicated computer
Inks or liquids:Most solvent based inks, some water based inks, some adhesives
Inking speeds:
Inking programs:
Top rollers:Rubber for conventional inks,
Rubber for UV-inks
Maintenance:Yearly. The annual maintenance and calibration of the tester can be carried out by IGT Testing Systems or companies authorized by IGT Testing Systems. Information can be obtained from your supplier or the local agent.
Compatible instruments:
Measurement range:0-600 Tack units, 0-100% torque
Light source/ power/angle:
Volume:12 g
Shelf life:
Use life:
Description of property:
Cleaning:Starwash and Ethanol
Power Supply Requirements:115 or 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 500 VA
Guarantee:Standard one year
Space requirements:0.9 m²
Standard delivery time:10-12 weeks


You can download the brochure here.

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