Laboratory equipment for Viscosity Measurement

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The Quality Control Laboratory Ltd based in East London is committed to providing the high quality and efficient service on each of our projects, no matter the size. Our experienced and professional staff will meet this aim by applying the latest technologies and sound business practices to provide effective assistance to all of our clients. With a results oriented approach, we make every effort to provide our clients with affordable solutions to meet specific project needs. For over forty years, we have had the opportunity of working with some of the largest and most respected firms and has provided services to both the private and public sector.

The following instruments can be Serviced and Calibrate:

  • BEVS  Instruments
  • All types of rotational viscometers, including Brookfield Visometers
  • All Types of Flow Cups

QC Labs are  supplying  a wide variety of Quality Control Laboratory equipment like flow cups, viscometers and calibration oils. To see our full range  of products please see our catalogue.

If you have any questions or wish to place an order, do not hesitate to contact us.

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About Viscometers

Viscometers are precise instruments used to measure the viscosity (resistance of a fluid against shear or tensile stress) and flow of a fluid. However, it is worth noting that viscometers can only measure under one flow condition (ie. shear OR tensile). They are most commonly used in the quality control (QC) industry, where both Viscometers and Rheometers (a type of viscometer for measuring fluids with a higher viscosity – sometimes also known as plastometers) are used to measure anything from the viscosity of a new medicine to the viscosity of paint.

One of the main and most well renowned manufacturers of viscometers are Brookfield Engineering. Here at QC Labs, we specialise in Brookfield Viscometers, and can offer great discounts on the RRP. Our aim is to bring you the highest quality viscometers at the best price – Brookfield themselves won’t even go to our prices!

To find out more about the viscometers we offer click here, or to jump to a specific viscometer see the list below:

We also offer a number of other viscometers, and more on request. So for more information or a quote, please contact us.

Choosing the right viscometer

The following is a brief guide to the types of viscometers, so as to help you make the right choice. More detailed information can be found throughout the site, and links will be provided to the additional information.

Viscometer Manufacturers

There are number of manufacturers of viscometers. The most renowned and popular is Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, however, there are a number of others, including:

  • Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Ltd.
  • CANNON Instrument Company
  • Anton Paar
  • ATS RheoSystems
  • Lemis Process
  • Malvern
  • Marimex
  • UIC, Inc.
  • Lamy Rheology
  • A&D Weighing Inc
  • Cambridge Viscosity, Inc
  • Kinematica, Inc.
  • Lauda Dr. R. Wobser GmbH & Co., KG
  • Stanhope-Seta

Types of Viscometers

Ubbelohde Viscometer (U-Tube Viscometers)

Also know as glass viscometers (or glass capillary viscometers), U-Tube viscometers are made up of a U-shaped glass tube that is held vertically in a temperature controlled bath. A similar viscometer is the ‘Falling Sphere Viscometer’, which is similar to the U-Tube version, but based around Stokes’ Law.

Rotational Viscometers

The popular rotational viscometer, uses the mechanical force of the torque required to turn an object in the fluid. There are two main types of the rotational viscometer, the ‘Cup and Bob’ and the ‘Cone and Plate’.

Vibrational Viscometers

Based on the Bendix instrument of the early 1950’s, the ‘Vibrational Viscometer’ operates by measuring the damping of an oscillating electromechanical resonator immersed in a fluid.

Falling Piston Viscometer

Oscillating Piston Viscometer

Bubble Viscometer

Micro-Slit Viscometers

Popular Viscometer Models

Despite there being such a large range of viscometers on the market, there are a number that are very common and can be found in most Quality Control Laboratories. Some of the most popular include:

  • Dial Reading Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • DV-E Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • DV-I Prime Continuous Sensing Digital Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • DV-II+ PRO Digital Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • DV-II+ Pro EXTRA Digital Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Falling Ball Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • High Shear CAP-1000+ Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • High Shear CAP-2000+ Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • KU-2 Viscometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Wells-Brookfield Cone/Plate Viscometer/Rheometer – Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • CAV 2000 Series Automatic Viscometers – CANNON Instrument Company
  • CMRV-4500 Mini-Rotary Viscometer – CANNON Instrument Company
  • CMRV-5000 Mini-Rotary Viscometer – CANNON Instrument Company
  • Digital Paddle Viscometers – CANNON Instrument Company
  • Model 2020 Rotary Viscometer – CANNON Instrument Company
  • SimpleVIS Viscometer – CANNON Instrument Company
  • LOVIS 2000 M/ME Rolling-ball Viscometer – Anton Paar
  • SVM 3000 Stabinger Viscometer – Anton Paar
  • BLACK PEARL Viscometer – ATS RheoSystems
  • Bohlin Visco 2000 Viscometer – Malvern
  • Bohlin Visco 88 Viscometer – Malvern
  • Semi-Automatic Kinematic Viscosity Systems – UIC, Inc.
  • SV-A Series Viscometers – A&D Weighing Inc
  • SV10-100 Series Viscometers – A&D Weighing Inc

For more information on any viscometer, or for a no obligation quote, please contact us.

Viscometer Calibration and Servicing

It is very important with viscometers to make sure they are calibrated correctly in order to achieve accurate results. Similarly with servicing, it is important to make sure your viscometer is regularly serviced, to maintain these accurate results. For more information of services and calibration, see the links below:

QC labs also offer calibration and servicing on all viscometers. For more information, please get in touch.