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PDA.C 02 HVL - Module High Viscous Liquids

The emtec PDA.C02 Penetration Dynamics Analyzer and the Module HVL (high viscous liquids) helps to predict the gluability of paper and board by measuring the converting-relevant parameters surface sizing (surface hydrophobia) and surface porosity. In comparison to the Standard module, the module HVL has especially been designed for tests with very high viscous liquids, such as glue.


measured parameters help to optimize the converting process and the product quality, for example by adapting the converting process to the quality of the incoming paper or board
modular system (e.g., Module HVL for tests with high viscous liquids or the Module Standard Coating for tests with coating color)
reliable and accurate test results, which help to solve issues in the converting process and with the product quality, where standard test devices are no help
no cleaning after measurement
only little amounts of test liquid are necessary: 3.5ml
easy handling
part of the modular system emtec PDA.C02

Product description

To make sure that the necessary product quality can be reached, specifications are agreed between paper maker and converter. These specifications are bases on standard test devices, such as Cobb or Gurley. But often it happens that although the quality of the base paper or board is within the agreed specifications, issues with the gluability, printability or coating-ability occur during the converting.

Since gluability, printability and coating-ability mainly depend on surface sizing and surface porosity, information about these two parameters are very important. But the standard test devices are not able to measure them. In comparison to this, the emtec PDA is able to measure these two very important surface parameters within the time that is relevant for the converting process and by this helps to ensure a well-running converting process and the right product quality.



Paper producers
Paper converters
Board producers
Board converters
Corrugated board producers
Universities & Institutes

Application areas

Production control
Product optimization



transmission in time 


time of a defined transmission

Technical data

device dimensions

basic device 42 x 16 x 32 cm (H x W x D)
Motor Control Unit 11 x 16 x 24 cm (H x W x D)


approx. 19 kg

operating voltage

115-230 VAC, 50-60 Hz

volume of testing liquids

3.5 ml

PC software

all common operating systems

sensor diameter

3.5 cm

measuring frequency


data structure


measuring range

grammages up to approx. 600 g/m²
liquid viscosities up to 150.000 mPa.s

Application examples

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