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U-Visc kinematic viscometer

The next generation of Fully automatic viscometry systems

The system combines several unique features, making it the instrument of choice in many applications, ranging from QC to R&D to used oil analysis. While offering full compliance with ASTM D445/446, the specially designed viscometer tubes cover a 100-fold range, e.g. from 1 to 100 mm2/s. The tubes are based on the well-known and proven Ubbelohde design, but only require 8-16 ml of sample and approx. 12-15 ml of solvent for cleaning. Available with single or dual solvent cleaning, the instrument measures kinematic viscosity in Newtonian fluids like lubricants, fuels or dissolved plastics between 0.15 and 25,000 mm2/s.

Designed to be versatile and flexible, yet easy to use. Different models are available ranging from 1 bath with 1 or 2 viscometer tubes, up to 2 baths with 1 or 2 viscometer tubes per bath, where each bath works independently. Sophisticated temperature control ensures that measurements are carried out well within limits specified by ASTM D445. Each bath features a 32-position sampling tray (16 samples per tube), allowing completely unattended operation. Depending on the viscosity of the sample, the instrument can process up to 40 measurements per hour, satisfying even the needs of high-volume labs running several hundred samples per day.

Samples can be introduced using vacuum or pressure. The latter avoids evaporation of samples, which can be a point of concern in some dilute viscosity applications. Viscometers are easily exchanged in minutes instead of hours, minimizing downtime. All surfaces of the viscometer tubes, including the outside bottom, which are in contact with the sample, are thoroughly cleaned and dried using solvents and air.

Compliant with the following test methods:

ASTM D445
ASTM D446
DIN 3104
DIN 3105
IP 71

Fully Automatic
High Accuracy
Autosampler carrousel
Vacuum or pressure sampling
High Throughput

 Features
U-Visc 110 / 120 / 210 / 220
Measuring range
0.15 – 25,000 mm2/s @ 40°C
Temperature range
15 – 150°C *
Temperature stability

15°C to 100°C ± 0.01°C *
Up to 150°C, ± 0.03°C 

Timer accuracy

0.001 s

Sample volume

8 ml – 16 ml 

Sample introduction

Vacuum / Pressure

Solvent consumption

10 – 12 ml per cycle / 12 – 15 ml per cycle (single / dual)

Sample throughput

U-Visc 110: up to 10 measurements per hour **

U-Visc 120: up to 20 measurements per hour **

U-Visc 210: up to 20 measurements per hour **

U-Visc 220: up to 40 measurements per hour **

Applicable standards

ASTM D445, D446, D2270, ISO3104, ISO3105, IP 71, ISO 2909, DIN 51562.

Viscometer type

Ubbelohde based 

Sensor type

Thermal / Optical

Optional preheater
Yes
Optional duplo measurement
Yes
Dual Solvent cleaning
Yes
Communication

RS-232C

PC software
Yes
PC control

Multiple instruments controlled with 1 PC

Data Export

USB storage device

Dimensions / Weight

U-Visc 110 / 120: 38 x 62 x 78 cm (w x d x h) / 54 kg (empty)

U-Visc 210 / 220: 75 x 62 x 78 cm (w x d x h) / 92 kg (empty)

Power requirement

U-Visc 110 / 120: 10A @ 230 V

U-Visc 210/ 220: 16A @ 230 V

* For temperatures around ambient, an external chiller is required
** Measurements per hour; depends on viscosity, tube, temperature and solvents 

Features
  • Applicable for fuels, base oils, formulated oils, and other petroleum products.
  • Fully automatic
  • Sample carrousel
  • Meets all ASTM, EN, ISO and DIN standards related to kinematic viscosity
  • Extremely accurate temperature control
  • Extremely accurate flow-time measurement independent of fluid type
  • Viscometer filling by either vacuum or pressure method
  • Little sample volume / little solvent consumption
  • High throughput; up to 10 measurements per bath per tube per hour
  • Innovative viscometer tube cleaning allowing cross contamination free operation
  • Easy viscometer tube exchange
  • Suitable for petrochemical fluids and diluted solution viscosity samples
  • Chemically resistant to an extended range of fluids and solvents
  • Multiple versions available covering a wide variety of requirements
  • Compact design
  • Optional duplo viscometer tubes for unstable samples
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