All Instron Capillary Rheometers and Melt Flow Testers have been produced since late ‘90s. Thousands of these systems have been installed around the world and they have an excellent reputation for reliability, however component obsolescence is making it increasingly difficult to provide spare parts, associated repairs and service. In these cases your local sales engineer can offer you a generous trade in offer. Use the tables below to find your system and see what upgrade options are available.

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Smart Rheo Series

 


Smart Rheo Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
Smart Rheo 1000 7040.000 2 2005-2010 Visual Rheo No
Smart Rheo 2000                          7041.000 2 2005-2011 Visual Rheo No (Trade-in Available)
Smart Rheo 2000 Twin                     7042.000 2 2005-2012 Visual Rheo No (Trade-in Available)
Smart Rheo 5000 Single Bore             7043.000 2 2010 Visual Rheo No (Trade-in Available)
Smart Rheo 5000 Twin Bore                7044.000 with FW version ≥ 5.31d  2 2008-2012 Visual Rheo No (Trade-in Available)
SR10 C-7045-000 2 2010-2015 Visual Rheo No
Thermal Conductivity C-7030-142 3 2007-2017 None No
Stretching Unit Twin Bore C-7043-086 3 2008-2016 None No
Stretching Unit C-7040-086 3 2005-2017 None No

 




Rheologic Series

 


Rheologic Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
Rhologic 1000 7035.000 with FW version ≥3.40 3 2003-2009 Visual Rheo No
Rhologic 2500 7036.000 with FW version ≥3.40 3 2003-2013 Visual Rheo No (Trade-in Available)
Rheologic 5000  7037.000 with FW version ≥3.40 3 2003-2010 Visual Rheo No (Trade-in Available)
Rhologic 1000         7035.000 with FW version <3.40 4 2003-2009 None No
Rhologic 2500          7036.000 with FW version <3.40 4 2003-2013 None No (Trade-in Available)
Rheologic 5000  7037.000 with FW version <3.40 4 2003-2010 None No (Trade-in Available)
Rheologic 1000                           6948.000 4 1998-2002 None No
Rheologic 2500                           6949.000 4 2001-2001 None No (Trade-in Available)
Rheologic 5000 Twin Bore                     7030.000 4 2002 None No (Trade-in Available)
Rheologic 5000 Single Bore               7031.000 4 2002 None No (Trade-in Available)

 Life Cycle Notice Letter: Instron® Rheologic Series in Phase 3 – Out of Production/Best Effort Support

 Life Cycle Notice Letter: Instron® Rheologic Series in Phase 4 – Discontinued Product

 




MF Series

 


MF Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
MF10 C-MF10-000 2 2013-2017 N/A No

 




Modular Melt Flow Tester Series

 


Modular Melt Flow Tester Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
Melt Flow Quick                   7021.000 2 2002-2013 N/A No
Melt Flow Quick                   7022.000 2 2004-2013 N/A No
Modular Melt Flow Tester                7023.000  2 2002-2012 Visual Melt (only with encoder) Yes
Modular Melt Flow Tester                7024.000  2 2003-2016 Visual Melt Yes
Modular Melt Flow Tester                7025.000  2 2003-2014 Visual Melt Yes
Modular Melt Flow Tester                7026.000  2 2003-2013 Visual Melt Yes
Modular Melt Flow Tester                7027.000  2 2003-2013 Visual Melt Yes
Modular Melt Flow Tester Multiweight 7028.000  2 2009-2013 Visual Melt Yes

 




Other Series of Melt Flow Testers

 


Other Series of Melt Flow Testers

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase  Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.
Read more for full details.
Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
Melt Flow Tester   6932.000 with FW version ≥2.03 3 1999-2008 Visual Melt No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester    6934.000 with FW version ≥2.03 3 2000-2003 Visual Melt No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester    6936.000 with FW version ≥2.03 3 2000-2006 Visual Melt No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 130  7000.000 with FW version ≥1.35 3 2000-2005 Visual Melt No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 130     7001.000 with FW version ≥1.35 3 2002-2004 Visual Melt No (Trade-in Available)
Rheo Index                             7010.000 with FW version ≥3.02 3 2001-2004 Visual Melt No
Melt Flow Tester   6932.000 with FW version <2.03 4 1999-2008 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester    6934.000 with FW version <2.03 4 2000-2003 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester    6936.000 with FW version <2.03 4 2000-2006 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 130  7000.000 with FW version <1.35 4 2000-2005 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 130     7001.000 with FW version <1.35 4 2002-2004 None No (Trade-in Available)
Rheo Index                             7010.000 with FW version <3.02 4 2001-2004 None No
Melt Flow Index                      6542.000 4 2000 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Matic       6840.000 4 1998-1998 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow T.Q.                           6841.000 4 1998-1999 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester  6939.000 4 1999 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 6941.000 4 1998-2000 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 6942.000 4 1998-2008 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Junior                        6943.000 4 1998-2006 None No (Trade-in Available)
Rheo Index                               6944.000 4 1998-2002 None No
Melt Flow Tester 130    6946.000 4 1998-2002 None No (Trade-in Available)
Melt Flow Tester 130  6952.000 4 1999 None No (Trade-in Available)

 Life Cycle Notice Letter: Instron® Other Series of Melt Flow Testers in Phase 3 – Out of Production/Best Effort Support

 Life Cycle Notice Letter: Instron® Other Series of Melt Flow Testers in Phase 4 – Discontinued Product

 Trade-in Notice Letter: Instron® Other Series of Melt Flow Testers