HTHS Series II High-Temperature, High-Shear Viscometer

For High Temperature, High Shear Viscosity of Engine Oils
ASTM D5481, SAE J300

The HTHS Series II is a multicell capillary viscometer for simple viscosity testing of engine oils at high temperature and high shear. It meets all requirements and precision specifications of ASTM D5481 and SAE J300.

Common Applications

  • Engine lubricants
  • Used oils
  • Research of oils at high temperature and high shear

Meets all ASTM D5481 and SAE J300 requirements and precision specifications

  • Temperature range: 30 °C to 150 °C (± 0.1 °C)
  • Viscosity range: 2 mPa·s (cP) to 7 mPa·s (cP)*
  • Test pressure: variable from 75 psi to 500 psi
  • Variable test temperature and shear rate supports research applications

User-friendly, high speed testing

  • Simple, one-button operation
  • Multi-cell design permits sequential testing of up to 5 different samples
  • Tests up to 20 samples per hour at 1.4 × 106s-1 at 150 °C
  • Instrument digitally displays flow time, temperature and pressure
  • Stand-alone viscosity calculation software analyzes data and displays results
  • Sample flush cycle eliminates need for hazardous cleaning solvents

Robust, reliable performance

  • Proven CANNON® reliability and outstanding support
  • Reduced operator role enhances repeatability and reproducibility

*Viscosity range is extendable to 20 mPa·s (cP) with custom configuration

Dimensions (W × D × H) 52.1 cm × 38.7 cm.0 × 68.6 cm (20.5 in × 15.25 in × 27 in)
Weight 40.5 kg (89 lb)
Shipping dimensions (W × D × H) 81.3 cm × 71.1 cm × 106.7 cm (32.0 in × 28.0 in × 42.0 in)
Shipping weight (with all items) 77.1 kg (170 lb)
Maximum thoughput Up to 20 samples per hour
Automated sample capacity 5
Viscosity range 2 mPa·s (cP) to 7 mPa·s (cP) extendable to 20 mPa·s (cP) with custom configuration
Timing resolution 0.01 s
Temperature range and accuracy 30 °C to 150 °C, ± 0.1 °C
Minimum sample volume 10 mL sample
Operating conditions 15 °C to 30 °C, 10% to 75% relative humidity (non-condensing), Installation Category II; Pollution Degree 2
Electrical specifications 100 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 115 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 500 watts power consumption
Compliance CE Mark; EMC directive (2004/108/EC); Low voltage directive (2006/95/EC); HI-POT (1900 Vdc, 60 sec.); ROHS


Link to Downloads page for Software and Firmware 

HTHS Series II High-Temp, High-Shear Viscometer consists of the viscometer unit with 5 capillaries, a set of oil viscosity standards, a high precision digital thermometer with probe, and data analysis software. Optional computer for data analysis sold separately. Description  Part #
100 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 500 watts 9728-C30
115 Vac, 50/60 Hz 500 watts 9728-C35
230 Vac, 50/60 Hz 500 watts 9728-C40


High Temperature (HTHS) Viscosity Standards

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