Online Testing Cell

The most advanced and fully automated testing solution for high capacity mixers





MonTech’s Online Rubber Testing Cell is the most advanced and only true automated testing solution for high-capacity mixing operations.
 
With Online Testing Cells installed on over 90+ mixing lines globally, MonTech is the world’s expert and leader in automated testing technology.

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Online Testing Cell

The most advanced and fully automated testing solution for high capacity mixers

MonTech’s Online Rubber Testing Cell is the most advanced and only true automated testing solution for high-capacity mixing operations.
 
With Online Testing Cells installed on over 90+ mixing lines globally, MonTech is the world’s expert and leader in automated testing technology.

Modules

Online Rubber Testing Cells bring the laboratory to the mixing line by linking the necessary MonTech Standard Testing Instruments into a single, compact and modular enclosed frame. Designed per user requirements, modular emplacements include, labelling, binning, sample condition, sample preparation, specimen removal, transportation and testing instruments.

Sample Preparation

Once the test specimen enters the Online Testing Cell, the sample is conditioned and volumetrically prepared. Optionally, camera based vision systems installed in the Cell can measure raw slabs, or non-uniform samples, for dynamic robotic alignment.

MDRs | RPAs

The moving die rheometers (MDR), including the rubber process analyzer (RPA), are based on the reliable design of the MonTech laboratory testing instrument series, refined and adapted for complete automation and easy integration into the Cell structure.

RD 3000-C

MonTech has adapted the RD 3000 compression density tester for completely automated operation. This includes draft-shielded sample weighing, sample feeding, test sequence running, volumetric sample preparation and disposal. The fast, easy, rugged and reliable process for obtaining bulk density results is unrivaled in accuracy and control.

Components

MonTech Online Testing Cells use the most reliable, and proven components. All Testing Cells utilize industrialized electronics and technology in each sub-system, eliminating expensive custom made replacements and promising highest dependability and minimal service efforts.

The core component to each Testing Cell is a highly precise, reliable and extremely fast 6-Axis robot system. The robot is positioned in the center of the testing Cell with access to all critical sampling areas and testing sub-systems.

Robotics

Applying robotics decreases operator variation, and increases the precision and repeatability of batch releases in the quickest response times. The closed loop control of mixing, testing, and host data interfaces provided by the Cell allows users to fine tune and optimize all processes together.

Test Control

With MonTech Cells, users can initiate and modify control plans/test procedures for agile quality control, while predicting material processability and final product performance. The type of mixing line, cycle time, and compound produced are taken into account during Cell development, ensuring instrument selection and control plans are optimized for Industry 4.0 manufacturing.

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