The Sheen Gel Strength Tester (previously known as Sheen 414N) is especially suited to assess the yield strength and consistency of thick paints and other materials such as gels and putties etc.
A 250 ml can containing the sample is magnetically fastened onto the turntable of the Gel Strength Tester. This turntable is loaded with a calibrated spring displaying an engraved scale of 0-450 gm/cm.
When immersed into the sample, the flat (4 x 2 cm) paddle spindle (D) rotates automatically to the set speed of 0.5 – 5.0rpm. The paddle spindle drives the whole can and turntable. After a peak reading followed by a short time of stabilization, a steady torque value is indicated on the Gel Strength Tester’s scale.
Alternative paddle formats are available upon request, allowing for a wider range of viscosity products to be tested.