Paar Physica: SmartStarch Analyzer
April 16, 2003
The Paar Physica SmartStarch analyzer takes viscosity testing during starch gelation to new levels of accuracy and reproducibility. Coupling the outstanding and well-established properties of the company's MCR rheometer with a new environmental system specially designed for the needs of starch testing, the starch cell offers fast heating and cooling ramps (up to 30C per minute) for temperature-sensitive samples such as starch suspensions. A special stirrer prevents sedimentation in the liquid phase. A special pressure option allows rapid cooking of the samples up to 150C, and tailor-made test programs allow the emulation of all real process conditions.