WaveDriver 100/MSR 15 mm RCE Bundle


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The WaveDriver 100 Potentiostat with EIS and Rotating Cylinder Electrode (RCE) bundle expertly combines all components required to start performing rotating cylinder experiments, right out of the box.  Leave the tedious process of part compatibility to us with this bundle. RCE Scientists typically use a setup just like what this bundle provides.  Customers typically select the WaveDriver 100 RCE bundle for the following reasons:

  • All components in the bundle are compatible to quickly start obtaining RCE data
  • Routine rotating cylinder experiments, such as Linear Polarization Resistance, are performed for corrosion inhibitor screening. The WaveDriver 100 is also useful for EIS based methods such as coatings analysis, for semi-permeable coatings.
  • It is the most commonly used RCE system in the world
  • Compatible with ASTM standards G31, G170, and G185

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The WaveDriver 100 Potentiostat with EIS RCE Bundle includes potentiostat, software, cables, rotator, cylinder electrode, and cells.

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# Description Price in USD
Potentiostat/Rotator Bundle

MSR Rotating Cylinder Electrode with WaveDriver 100 Bundle
features 15-mm OD RCE shaft on MSR Rotator

includes WaveDriver 100 potentiostat, MSR rotator, software, cables, electrodes, and accessories

Bundle includes the items listed below

WaveDriver 100 EIS Potentiostat/Galvanostat
includes power adapter, USB cable, and dummy/calibration cell


click here for AfterMath software information


WaveDriver Potentiostat Cell Cable
D-Shell connector to 5 banana plugs with optional alligator clips

for use with single channel WaveDriver potentiostats


MSR Electrode Rotator with CE and ETL Marks


Single RCE Shaft for MSR Rotators
precision 15.0 mm OD PEEK shroud, stainless steel rod

for use with 15.0 mm OD cylinder inserts (sold separately)

Maximum rotation rate: 4000 RPM - never exceed maximum rotation rate when working with rotating electrodes.


Graphite Rod Counter Electrode Kit
includes graphite rod, glass isolation tube with 24/25 taper joint, and 7 mm OD 14/20 PTFE adapter

0.250" OD x 12" long graphite rod


Basic OpenTop Cell Kit
unjacketed, no drain valve, cell features an RCE recess


Gas-purged Bearing Assembly
15.0 mm ID, fits the AFE9MBA shaft within the 24/25 center joint


Luggin Tube
24/25 x 14/20 bushing, 12 mm ID tube, 1 mm ID tip


Dual Gas Inlet with Fine Frit
fits 24/25 side port


MSR Rotation Rate Control Cable
links the WaveDriver 100 to the MSR rotator control unit for AfterMath control of rotation rate

WaveDriver 100 and MSR Power Cords
Power Cords

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this bundle requires two power cords

Reference Electrodes Sold Separately
Reference Electrodes

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standard size 9.5 mm OD compatible with this system


Hastelloy C-276 Rod Pseudo-Reference Electrode
stainless steel rod with port at top to accept 4 mm banana plug; does not include PTFE adapter

0.25" OD x 8" long Hastelloy C-276 stainless steel rod


24/40 PTFE Mount for Electrodes
this PTFE Mount slides over an electrode and fits into a 24/40 port.

MAXIMUM ROTATION RATE: 4000 RPM — Never exceed maximum rotation rate when working with rotating electrodes.

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 10°C – 80°C — Electrode damage may occur at temperatures beyond recommended range.

CHEMICAL INCOMPATIBILITIES: Concentrated Strong Acids — Damage or discoloration may occur.

This series of RCE tips may be used with the MSR Rotator.

The WaveDriver 100 Potentiostat with EIS and RCE Bundle was developed to include what scientists want as an essential RCE system.  We have collected input for years and find that all items in this bundle, brought together with compatibility in mind, enable the research to engage in RCE based experiments, practically out of the box. This unique bundle includes everything you need to get started doing Rotating Cylinder Electrode (RCE) experiments. The bundle includes the benchtop potentiostat WaveDriver 100 Potentiostat/Galvanostat system with EIS and our popular AFMSRCE Rotator system. The 15 mm RCE shaft is included as well as a counter electrode (graphite) and all necessary glassware and accessories.  Our WaveDriver 100 Potentiostat with EIS and RCE Bundle is a standard for corrosion laboratories and service companies around the world, and it meets the criteria set forth by ASTM standards G31, G170, and G185.

Reference electrode is not included with the WaveDriver 100/MSR 15 mm RCE Bundle.  Standard sized reference electrodes are sold separately.

Alternate Hastelloy rod pseudo-reference electrode can be purchased from Pine Research. This electrode is useful for corrosion experiments using non-aqueous or mixed aqueous/non-aqueous solutions.

The WaveDriver 100 is an affordable benchtop potentiostat/galvanostat system capable of performing a wide variety of traditional single working electrode methods, including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).  The WaveDriver 100 is a robust single channel potentiostat, with an impressive current range from ±5 pA up to ±1 A, advanced input, output, and waveform filters, EIS to 1 MHz, and iR compensation.  The WaveDriver 100 connects to your laptop or PC via a standard USB cable and is controlled by our power AfterMathTM Data Organizer software application.  Rear panel connections allow rotation rate control when using rotating disk, cylinder, or ring-disk electrodes.  Additional connections for analog input/output and synchronized timing permit the WaveDriver to be used in conjunction with other instruments.

Affordable.  Take a look around at similar potentiostat/galvanostat systems and you will have a difficult time finding one with comparable specs and capabilities at the same modest price point.  Pine Research strives to bring you cost-effective electrochemical instrumentation.  The WaveDriver 100 also includes a four option dummy cell for calibration checking and instrument function testing, at no additional cost.

Versatile.  Capable of performing more than 40 different techniques, the WaveDriver 100 is an all-around performer.  It it commonly used for both academic and industrial research around the world.  Unlike many of its peers, the WaveDriver 100 was built to perform a little bit of everything and without added cost of different software “upgrades.”

Capable.  Designed with the everyday user in mind, the specifications for the WaveDriver 100 potentiostat is broad enough to permit you to perform a wide range of routine electrochemical techniques but also prudently chosen to allow for a simple and affordable design. Popular and common techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, bulk electrolysis, differential pulse voltammetry, square wave and pulse voltammetry, battery charge/discharge sequences, corrosion-based analysis such as linear polarization resistance, chronoamperometry, and chronopotentiometry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) are easily configured and executed using our AfterMath software package.

The 15-mm OD Rotating Cylinder Electrode (RCE) system features a number of improvements over previous designs which will assist you in your high velocity (high shear) corrosion testing.  The larger 15-mm diameter gives you more wall shear at the cylinder surface at a given rotation rate (as compared to the traditional 12-mm OD design).

Insulation.  All shaft components are fabricated from a chemically resistant polymer (PEEK) to protect the shaft from corrosive attack during testing.  At elevated temperatures, this polymer has good mechanical stability as compared to the traditional PTFE-based 12-mm OD design.

One Liter Cell.  With an overall one liter capacity, the cell features a removable lid with six flexible side ports.  You can equip your cell with a variety of accessories (condenser, pH measurement, thermowell, each sold separately) while still having enough ports for the reference and counter electrode.  Cells with drain valves and water jackets are also available.

Alignment.  The standard RCE glass cell features a special recess in the bottom of the cell into which the lower end of the RCE shaft is inserted.  This recess provides a guide for aligning the shaft along the center line of the cell.

Purging.  A dual port purge accessory is included with the cell which permits you to sparge the solution and/or blanket the solution with a purge gas.  In addition, the gas-purged bearing assembly, through which the rotating shaft enters the cell, has a separate purge port so that you can maintain a positive purging pressure within the internal space of the bearing itself.

Specimens.  The lower end of the electrode shaft accepts 15 mm OD x 6.4 mm tall replaceable cylinder inserts.  The nominal cylindrical surface area exposed to the solution is 3.0 square centimeters.  Standard cylinder inserts fabricated from a variety of steel materials are offered by Pine Research.  Custom cylinder inserts fabricated from other materials are available upon request.  Alternately, cylinder inserts with the appropriate dimensions may be fabricated by the customer.

Contact.  Reliable electrical contact between the shaft and the replaceable cylinder insert is accomplished using a spring-loaded ball plunger which pushes against the inside diameter of the cylinder insert.

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All specifications are subject to change without notice.
WaveDriver 100 EIS Potentiostat / Galvanostat

Working Electrode Channels


Measured Current Ranges

±1 A, ±100 mA, ±10 mA, ±1 mA, ±100 μA, ±10 μA, ±1 μA, ±100 nA



Practical Current Range

20 pA to 1.0 A

ADC Input

16 bits

Compliance Voltage

>±17 V

Measured Potential Ranges

±15.0 V, ±10.0 V, ±2.5 V

CV Sweep Rate (min)

10 μV/s (469 μV per 46.9 s, 313 μV step per 31.3 s or 78 μV per 7.8 s)

CV Sweep Rate (max)

75 V/s

Point Interval

80 μs (minimum)

EIS Capable


EIS Frequency Range

10 μHz - 1 MHz

Instrument Dimensions

160 × 324 × 255 mm
(6.3 × 12.75 × 10.0 in)

Instrument Weight

4.6 kg (10.2 lb)



Wireless Capable


Additional Specifications

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Modulated Speed Rotator (MSR)

Rate Accuracy

100 to 200 RPM: Accurate to within ±2 counts of display reading
200 to 10,000 RPM: Accurate to within ±1% of display reading

Rate Control (external)

Optional rate control via input signal on control unit front panel
Available control ratios: 1, 2, or 4 RPM/mV, jumper selectable

Rate Output

Allows optional external monitoring of rotation rate (banana jack, control unit front panel)
Output signal ratio: 1 RPM/mV (±1%)

Maximum Continuous Torque

28.3 mN m

Motor Power

15 W

Electrode Connections

Disk electrode: red banana jack on motor unit
Ring electrode: blue banana jack on motor unit


Control unit: 11.4 × 10.1 × 5.75 in (29 × 26 × 15 cm)
Rotator enclosure: 18.8 × 15.5 × 21.0 in (48 × 40 × 54 cm)

Shipping Information

Shipping weight: 60 lb (27 kg)
Shipping dimensions: 24.0 × 24.0 × 24.0 in (61 × 61 × 61 cm)

Rotating Disk (RDE)

E2, E3, E4TQ, E5, E5TQ

Rotating Ring-Disk (RRDE)

E6, E7, E8

Rotating Cylinder (RCE)


Additional Specifications

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WaveDriver 100 EIS Potentiostat/Galvanostat


WaveDriver 100 User Guide
click here to download (9 MB download)


AfterMath EIS Data Import Procedure
click here to download (538 KB download)


WaveDriver 100 Accuracy Contour Plot
click here to download (205 KB download)


Controlling a Pine Research Rotator with a Pine Research Potentiostat
click here to download (370 KB download)

MSR Electrode Rotator


MSR Electrode Rotator User Guide
click here to download (6 MB download)


MSR Rotator Brush Replacement Information
click here to download (217 KB download)

Corrosion Applications


Study of Mass Transport Limited Corrosion with Rotating Cylinder Electrodes
click here to download (724 KB download)


Corrosion Calculation Worksheet Excel

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