Until now, no instrument has had the capability to accurately measure viscosity of food products inside an extruder. Enter the XVisc. A world first. The beautifully simple solid state sensor delivers you real time viscosity in the heart of the extruder, every second of the day. Your permanent eyes into process.
Welcome to increased product quality, reduced waste and the productivity improvements that come with real control.
AGAINST THE GRAIN
HYDRAMOTION TO THE CORE
Viscosity measurement is critical during extrusion to monitor process efficiency, reduce waste, and improve product quality.
The high sensitivity and excellent repeatability of the XVisc allows for continuous insight into the extrusion process and provides real-time production control.
HIT THE SWEET SPOT - PERFECT PRODUCT EVERY TIME
The purpose is to eliminate sampling, improve product consistency, and to optimize the extrusion process. No half measures. No compromises.
It’s about finding the sweet spot. Too early means misshapen products, too late means wasted food. The XVisc finds that critical point, for a perfect product every time.
SIMPLICITY IS ITS SUCCESS- BUILT AROUND YOUR EXTRUDER
Seamless integration into your existing extruder. It’s never been easier. XVisc can be installed directly in the flow without the need for additional pipework.
With its standard 1/2” UNF thread, installation is simple. Either utilize a spare port or replace a thermometer and fit to the barrel or die. Connect to the power and you are ready to go.
And with XVisc’s inbuilt thermometer, there’s no sacrifice to functionality.
EYES IN THE EXTRUDER - SHAPING YOUR PROCESS
Viscosity provides a window into material changes such as starch gelatinisation or changes to protein and fiber structure. Revolutionize your food extrusion process by gaining valuable information about these key parameters.
This insight can also inform your process design in areas such as screw flow dynamics, screw energy consumptions, and die pressure drop.
VISCOSITY IS KNOWLEDGE
We understand that knowledge is power. Our “no compromise” design ethos is testament to that. We put everything we know about viscosity measurement into the XVisc to provide you with the knowledge, the power, and the insight to transform your process.
|0 – 10,000,000 cP over model range
|1% of reading or +/- 1 digit
|0.5% of reading or +/- 1 digit
|-50 °C to 300°C
|To process fitting
|½”-20 UNF thread fitting*
|As required – not affected by cable length up to 1000m
|Any standard instrument cable
|VP Processor powered
|All welded, crevice-free
|Anodized aluminium 6082 (EN 3.2315)
|SS316/L (EN 1.4401, 1.4404), alloy 2507 (EN 1.4410)
|Non-standard materials to order *
|N6 0.8 Ra
|ViscoLink data viewing and logging PC software
* Special Operations: Custom variations to instrument specification and dimensions routinely provided by Hydramotion’s dedicated Special Ops division.
Model Number: XVisc
Data sheet: XVisc Description (PDF)