Rheonics is now an ICI member!
We are pleased to inform you that we are now members of the Investment Casting Institute! As members of the ICI, we look forward to fruitful collaborations with industrial partners. We envision to further advance technology, ease integration of Industry4.0 solutions and process automation in investment casting application area to enable the partners within the industry deliver end-products with superior quality.
Rheonics viscometers and density meters enable real-time, accurate process control of casting slurry mixing and coating. Shell properties that can are affected by viscosity include permeability, thermal characteristics, thickness, bending, edge coverage, and mold strength.
Slurry control solutions built on patented, advanced sensor and control technology ensure stable ceramic slurry resulting in high quality surface finish, consistent thickness and superior strength of finished shells.
Products for the investment casting industry
Automated in-line viscosity measurement and control is crucial to control the coating formulation and application viscosity. Rheonics offers the following solutions, based on its SRV and SRD sensors, for process control and optimization in the investment casting process:
Online Viscosity measurements:
Rheonics’ SRV is a wide range, in-line viscosity sensor with in-built fluid temperature measurement. It is capable of detecting the smallest viscosity changes within any process stream in real time.
Online Viscosity and Density measurements:
Rheonics’ SRD adds density measurement to the SRV. It is the best choice for monitoring and controlling processes in which density plays a crucial role.
Rheonics Slurry Monitoring and Control system
Rheonics offers an integrated standalone viscosity and pH monitoring and control system. The Rheonics Slurry Monitoring and Control system uses in-line viscometers with in-line pH probes to monitor slurry viscosity and pH in real-time. Solvent and additive valves are operated to add the correct dose to ensure absolute control of the slurry characteristics throughout the mixing and coating process.
Rheonics density meters and viscosity meters are available as probes and flow-through systems for installation in blending skids, storage tanks, loading terminal, process lines and in transport vessels. All Rheonics products are designed to withstand harshest process environments, high temperature, high level of shock, vibrations, abrasives & chemicals.
ATEX and IECEx Compliance
SRV and SRD are intrinsically safe sensors certified by ATEX and IECEx for use in hazardous environments. These sensors comply with the essential health and safety requirements relating to the design and construction of equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The intrinsically safe and explosion proof certifications held by Rheonics also allows for customization of an existing sensor. Custom sensors can be provided for applications that require one unit up to thousands of units; with lead-times of weeks versus months.