Technical Specifications

Mobile Surface Analyzer – MSA

  • Whole contact angle range from 0 to 180°
  • Surface free energy determination in less than a second
  • Lightweight design with a small footprint, yet robust

Component specifications

Camera system

  • Connection: USB 3.0
  • Performance: 2 × CF02: 10 fps at 1000 × 700 px

Optics

  • Focus: fixed focus
  • Zoom: fixed focal length
  • View angle: 2°
  • Field of view: 2 × CF02: 4.7 mm × 3.3 mm
  • Resolution: 2 × CF02: 5 μm

Illumination

  • Type: high power LED
  • Wave length, dominant: 468 nm
  • Field of light: 5 mm × 23 mm (D × H)

Dosing system

  • Dosing: double pressure dosing / single direct dosing 1)
  • Drop deposition: software-controlled
  • Cartridge/syringe (volume): disposable cartridge (1 mL) / disposable syringe (1 mL)
  • Resolution: 0.1 μL
  • Speed: fixed

Software

  • ADVANCE: contact angle / surface free energy of solids

1) optional

Measurement specifications

Sessile drop

  • Result: contact angle
  • Range 2): 0 to 180°
  • Resolution 2): 0.01°
  • Accuracy 3): 0.8°
  • Model: conic section, polynom, circle, Young-Laplace, height-width
  • Type: static

Surface free energy of solids

  • Result: surface free energy
  • Model: equation of states, Zisman, Fowkes, Wu, Owens-Wendt-Rabel-Kaelble

2) software-based
3) instrument-based

General specifications

Sample dimensions

  • Maximum sample size: ∞ × ∞ × ∞ (W × D × H)

Housing and peripherals

  • Compartment: aluminium

Environment

  • Temperature: operating: 10 °C to 40 °C
  • Humidity: without condensation

Instrument dimensions

  • Footprint: 106 mm × 59 mm (W × D)
  • Height: 112 mm
  • Weight (without accessories): 0.85 kg

Power

  • Voltage: 5 V
  • Power consumption: 4.5 W

Interfaces

  • PC: USB 3.0