"To measure is to know": it is a quote that dates back to the 19th century, but is more topical than ever. Finding the right device, the right measurement method and, moreover, interpreting the results correctly is a difficult puzzle. It is a puzzle that our specialists have solved many times.
Analytical measurement is a broad concept with an even broader field of application. At ELSCOLAB we’ve chosen to centre the knowledge and expertise of the laboratory department on 4 areas: viscosity and rheology, texture analysis, pH measurements and determination of moisture content.
Viscosity & Rheology
The viscosity of liquids and semi-solids is a parameter that unconsciously plays an important role in our daily lives. From the toothpaste and hair gel in our morning routine to the chocolate spread on our sandwich and the petrol in our car. All these products have a very interesting and diverse flow behaviour. Determining viscosity by means of a rotational one-point measurement is called dynamic viscosity measurement. The complete characterisation of flow behaviour is called the study of rheology.
Each application comes with its own typical challenges. Consequently, the choice you make in your device and configuration is crucial. Thanks to the use of our knowledge and experience, we ensure the best possible set-up for accurate measurement of your product.
When we want to quantify the mechanical properties of products, we speak of the field of texture analysis. By means of a controlled compression test or stretch test, a whole range of sensory properties can be determined. Think of the hardness and chewiness of your sweets, the stickiness of your cheese and the fragility of your lipstick. Research into these parameters can optimise the sensory experience of your product. Implementing these parameters during quality control makes your product most reliable.
With more than 30 years of experience in the wonderful world of pH measurements, ELSCOLAB is the right place for you. Although the focus is on continuous inline pH measurements, we also provide the necessary support for your sample analyses. Whether you prefer table top devices or portable measuring devices; within our wide range of lab instruments you will always find what suits you. The latest generation of multiparameter sensors measures without contact, is water- and dirt-resistant, and is easy to maintain in complex applications.
The determination of the moisture content is one of the oldest and best-known analytical techniques. Nevertheless, interesting developments are still being carried out regarding this parameter. ELSCOLAB has chosen to participate in the innovative and environmentally friendly story of moisture analysis. Using a water-specific and absolute method, you can determine extremely low moisture contents.