Force Tensiometer – K20 by KRUSS GmbH

Manufacturer KRUSS GmbH  |  Available Worldwide
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The flexible tensiometer for basic quality assurance


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Force Tensiometer – K20

KRUSS GmbH

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Average Rating: 5.0
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If you need an easy to use tensiometer, the Kruss is the way to go!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Coatings

"The Kruss K20 tensiometer in one of the easiest pieces of equipment I have ever used. The instructions are very clear, set up straight out of the box was very easy. Once the standards were run, prep work for samples was quick and cleanup of the probes and unit were very quick."

Review date: 08 Feb 2021 | Force Tensiometer – K20
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Great instrument, very easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Coatings

"The Kruss K20 is a very easy machine to operate. It has one of the better written instruction manuals I have seen recently, and the unit itself was set up out of the box and in use within an hour."

Review date: 18 Nov 2020 | Force Tensiometer – K20
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Easiest instrument to get the surface tension analysis done.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze the surface and interfacial tension

"I have been using the most basic K20 tensiometer from KRUSS for the last year and a half, and it's been really easy to handle, robust and has excellent reproducibility you can rely on. It can be used for the analysis of surface and interfacial tension as well as the critical micelle concentration of a range of emulsifier solution. KRUSS has dedicated experts to deal with the after-sale service who are really easy to approach for troubleshooting with their instruments."

Review date: 29 Jul 2019 | Force Tensiometer – K20

Our Force Tensiometer – K20 is a robust, semi-automatic instrument for the precise measurement of surface tension and interfacial tension. Using the ring and plate method as the main tensiometric methods, it produces reliable measurements for the routine quality assurance of your surfactant solutions and interfacial processes.

Our K20 measures surface tension and interfacial tension based on the wetting force acting on a measuring probe. The instrument's precision force sensor and the measuring probes in the form of meticulously produced rings and plates ensure accurate and reproducible results. The density of liquids can also be measured very easily and precisely. The option of long-life battery operation, the integrated memory and the low weight of the instrument also enable our K20 to be used flexibly on site.

Simple, semi-automatic measurement

The simple manual operation of the sample stage and the large, illuminated sample chamber enable the sample to be quickly set up and positioned. When one of the pre-prepared measuring programs is started, the motorized sample stage moves to enable the measurement to be carried out conveniently and accurately. The speed and other measurement parameters can be adapted flexibly to suit. This enables the measuring sequence to be easily optimized for the upper or lower measuring range of surface and interfacial tension. The accuracy of the measurement is enhanced by the magnetically locking windshield which prevents the troublesome effect of air currents.

Equipment for flexible measuring conditions

The optional thermostat jacket for our K20 enables process conditions for temperatures between ‑10 and 130 °C to be simulated exactly. For example, this enables the addition of surfactant to be optimized for a particular technical process. With dispersions, an integral magnetic stirrer ensures that the sample is uniformly mixed before the measurement is carried out.

The measuring results, together with all important parameters and flexibly editable information relating to the measurement, can be transferred to our proven tensiometer software LabDesk. Alternatively, the report containing the results can be output to a printer at the press of a button.

Tasks and applications

  • Determination of the effectiveness of wetting media
  • Checking the surfactant content in solutions below the critical micelle concentration (CMC)
  • Tank clearance and cleaning validation in the foodstuffs industry
  • Measurement of interfacial tension for the quality assurance and optimization of emulsifiers
  • Decomposition product content in oils according to ASTM D‑971.

Measuring methods and options

  • Surface tension using the ring and plate method
  • Interfacial tension using the ring and plate method
  • Surface tension and interfacial tension using the ring tear-off method
  • Testing of transformer oils in accordance with ASTM D‑971
  • Measuring the density of liquids
  • Measurement from ‑10 to 130 °C, temperature measurement with internal sensor

Product Overview

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Force Tensiometer – K20

Manufacturer KRUSS GmbH  |  Available Worldwide

5.0 / 5.0 | 3 reviews