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HAAKE RheoWin Software, version 4.86.0002
Download the RheoWin files
This is a fully executable version of RheoWin 4.
Please note: In order to be able to install RheoWin 4 on your computer you need a RheoWin 4 License Key !
Download the following *.ZIP file and copy them to a single (temporary) directory on your hard drive.
Then unzip the *.ZIP file using any suitable unzip program.
In case you do not have an (UN)ZIP program you can download a freeware ZIP program from
the following Web-site:
Updates for version 4.86.0002
There are currently no updates for this version.
RheoWin 4.8x.00xx and Windows XP
Starting from version 4.70.0000 RheoWin has not been tested under Windows XP (in any version) anymore and is therefore not supported for use under Windows XP anymore.
Virtual com port driver for Viscotester D and Viscotester E
The virtual com port driver for the Viscotester D and Viscotester E is available for download here.
Virtual com port driver for SC and AC circulators
The virtual com port driver for the new SC and AC circulators is available for download here.
Updates/Downloads for Foculus camera (RheoScope module)
New FGControl software and drivers for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 64-bit and 32-bit
For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 both in the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions the use of the new FGControl software and drivers is obligatory.
Supported rheometers, viscometers, temperature control systems and other devices
RheoWin 4 currently supports the following HAAKE instruments:
||SC150, ACxxx, PCxxx**
(MARS I, III, 40, 60)
||Viscotester iQ Air
||VT D, VT E
|RheoStress 1 *
RheoWin 4 currently does not support the first series of RheoStress 1 instruments, for these
instrument only RheoWin 3.x upto version 3.5x can be used.
The first series of RheoStress 1 instrument can be recognized by the silver coloured drive motor shaft.
The second series of RheoStress 1 instrument have a dark coloured drive motor shaft.
A firmware update may be needed for these devices to be compatible with RheoWin,see here.
Starting from RheoWin 4.70.0000 the following older instruments are not supported anymore.
Rheometers: RS150, RS80, RS75, RheoScope 1 and RT20
Viscometers: VT6L, VT6R, VT7L, VT7R as well as the VT7L-plus and VT7-R-plus
Thermocontrollers: TC80, TC81, TC500 and TC501
Circulators: F3C, F6/N6/F8/N8, DC30, DC50 and Phoenix
For these instruments please use
RheoWin 4 does not support older instruments like the RT10, VT500, VT501 and the RV20+RC20/RV30 with CV20, CV100, M5 or M10.
For these instruments please use RheoWin 2.97.
RheoWin 4 does not support the RS100 1 Ncm, the RS100 5 Ncm und the RS50.
For these instruments please useRheoWin 3.61.
The new FGControl driver for the (RheoScope) Foculus camera is compatible with
the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
The older FOControl driver for the Foculus camera is compatible with Windows XP 32-bit only.
The driver for the previously used Sony XCD-X710 camera is only compatible
with RheoWin 4.50.00xx under Windows XP 32-bit.
Supported operating systems
RheoWin 4.86.00xx has been tested to run under the following Windows operating systems:
- Windows 10 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
- Windows 8.1 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
- Windows 8 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
- Windows 7 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
RheoWin 4.86.00xx is currently NOT supported for use under the following operating systems:
- Windows XP with or without any Service Pack.
- Windows Vista with or without any Service Pack.
RheoWin 4.86.00xx can not be installed and consequently will NOT run and/or is not supported for use
under the following Microsoft Windows operating systems (or any other operating system)
- Windows ME
- Windows 98 SE
- Windows 98 with Y2K update and Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2
- Windows 95
- Windows 3.x
- Windows NT3.x
- Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1 (or higher)
- Windows NT4.0 with Service Pack 6 and Internet Explorer 6
We recommend the use of a PC according to the specifications given by Microsoft for the operating system used.
In order to be able to install this version of RheoWin on your computer you will need a valid RheoWin 4 license key.
A RheoWin 3 or a RheoWin 2 key will not enable you to install RheoWin 4.0.
A separate license key is needed for installing the tools for FDA 21 CFR
part 11 compliance. A separate license key is also
needed to install the TTS (Time Temperature Superposition),
Spectra and MWD (Molecular Weight Distribution) tools as well as for
the installation of some other optional software features.
The keys for RheoWin 4 consist of a company name, serial number and the key code. When you receive the key per e-mail
this information will be stored in a *.key or *.txt file which can be opened and viewed by using any text-editor (Notepad, Write, Word, etc.).
The key information must either be entered manually (as in
previous versions) or loaded from the supplied *.txt file (this is
new for version 4.40) during the installation process.
A Key-Diskette for RheoWin 2.x or a RheoWin 3.x key will NOT enable
you to install RheoWin 3, however the upgrade from RheoWin 2 or RheoWin 3 to RheoWin 4 is free
of charge (shipping and handling costs may apply).
In order to request a RheoWin 4 license key download the RheoWin Key order form
fill it out as completely as possibly, save it and send it to support.mc.de[at]thermofisher.com (replace [at] by @). You will then receive your new key per e-mail.
Installation of RheoWin 4
RheoWin 4 can be installed parallel to an existing RheoWin 2.xx and/or RheoWin 3.xx installation if needed.
Please note that RheoWin 4 can read RheoWin 2.xx and 3.xx data, job and page files (backward compatibility),
but that older RheoWin version can not read files saved by newer versions!!
RheoWin 2.xx, 3.xx and 4.xx should ALWAYS be installed in different directories.
RheoWin 4.86.00xx can be installed, as an Upgrade
installation, over an existing RheoWin 4.20.00xx, RheoWin 4.30.00xx,
RheoWin 4.4x.00xx and RheoWin 4.50.00xx version, without deinstalling the older
version first. In this case the settings from the previous
installation are automatically used for the new version.
Here's how to install RheoWin:
Please read the document new.doc BEFORE installing RheoWin 4!
Please note that (Windows) Administrator rights are needed to install RheoWin!
In case the settings of the previous installation should be used
used for the new
installation the previous version must not be deinstalled before the new version is installed.
Please note: The 'upgrade installation' can only be used for an existing
RheoWin 4.20.00xx, RheoWin 4.30.00xx or RheoWin 4.4x.00xx installation!
Please note: For older RheoWin versions (version 4.10.00xx and
older) the 'Upgrade
installation' method can not be used, that means that the
'New installation' method
(see 3b below) must be used, in this case the settings of the previous installation
will not be available in the new installation.
Deinstall (remove) any previous RheoWin 4 version first (if applicable):
Click the Windows Start button, then select Settings, then select Control Panel,
in the Control Panel select Add or Remove Programs, in the list of programs select
HAAKE RheoWin and then click on the Change/Remove button and follow the instructions.
Please note: In this case the settings from a previous installation will be lost and can
not be automatically used for the subsequent new installation!
Starting the installation program from a directory on your harddisk in which you unzipped the *.ZIP file :
To install RheoWin from harddisk go to the (temporary) directory in which
you unzipped the *.ZIP file after downloading. Please make sure that you
have the following file in that directory: Setup.exe
To start the installation please run the Setup.exe program.
Starting the installation program from the RheoWin CD :
This CD is "self-starting", just click on "Install HAAKE RheoWin 4" to start the installation.
In case the installation screen does not come up automatically you can start it by
double-clicking on the file "index.htm" in the Windows explorer, this will show the
installation screen in your web-browser.
You can also start the installation by run the setup.exe program from the RheoWin
directory on the CD
The installation program will guide you through the installation. Please make sure that you have a RheoWin 4 License Key (see above)
readily available since the installation program will ask for this.
For a detailed and complete description of the RheoWin installation see the HAAKE RheoWin Installation and 21 CFR part 11 configuration
User Guide, which is available on the RheoWin CD and can be downloaded using the following links: