miniAV®-X Single-Bath Kinematic Viscometer

For Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids
ASTM D445/D446, ISO 3104/3105, IP 71

miniAV®-X is a fully automated, single-bath, benchtop viscometer with a 10-position sample handler for unattended D445 processing. The Ubbelohde-style tube covers a 100-fold viscosity range between 0.5 mm²/s (cSt) and 6,000 mm²/s (cSt) from 15 °C to 100 °C (with available TE cooler).

Common Applications

  • Formulated oil analysis
  • Hydraulic oil analysis
  • Additive analysis
  • Marine fuel testing
  • Base stock analysis
  • Light and heavy fuel testing
  • Waxes/paraffin
  • Crude oil testing
  • Glycols


D445 precision in a compact, robust design

  • Temperature range: ambient to 100°C (15°C to 100°C with available TE cooler)
  • Viscosity range: 0.5mm²/s(cSt) to 6,000mm²/s(cSt)* in 100-fold increments (easily covering the range of 5 separate glass viscometers)
  • Fits in roughly the same benchtop area as an analytical balance
  • Optional Peltier cooling is environmentally friendly and requires no external refrigeration
  • A well tested CANNON viscometer platform offers reliability and dependable support

Fully automated benchtop testing

  • A fully accessible 10-position sample handler ensures reliable, unattended processing of up to 12 determinations/hour
  • Automation provides an alternative to labor-intensive manual testing and reduces operator to operator variability
  • VISCPRO® PC software enables one PC to manage and control up to four instruments
  • User-configurable reports may be viewed, printed, saved and exported

Reduced consumable costs

  • ASTM D 446/ISO 3105 Ubbelohde-style tube reduces solvent usage and disposal costs by 50%
  • Automated vial washing & drying enables reuse and reduces vial consumption

Simplified maintenance & test versatility

  • Modular bath for easy maintenance access
  • Operators physically replace tubes in minutes, eliminating the need for related service calls
  • Single-point temperature calibration avoids tube recalibration costs and maximizes flexibility
  • Instrument includes standard dual solvent input

*Some upper viscosity measurements may be limited by test temperature and sample type. Fast run (10-fold range) tubes are also available.

Dimensions (W × D × H) Unit: 25.4cm × 43.7cm × 52.6cm (10.0in × 17.2in × 20.7in)
Power Supply: 33.0cm × 39.6cm × 17.2cm (13.0in × 15.6in × 6.8in)
Waste Receiver: 33.0cm × 39.6cm × 17.2cm (13.0in × 15.6in × 6.8in)
Weight Unit: 18.0kg (40.0lb)
Power Supply: 11.0kg (24.0lb)
Waste Receiver: 6.0kg (13.0lb)
Shipping dimensions (W × D × H) 73.7cm × 63.5cm × 94.0cm (29.0in × 25.0in × 37.0in)
Shipping weight (with all items) 63.5kg (140.0lb)
Maximum thoughput 12 tests per hour
Automated sample capacity 10
Viscosity range 0.5mm²/s (cSt) to 10,000mm²/s (cSt) in 100-fold increments (depending on viscometer tube selection). Fast run tubes are also available.
Timing resolution 0.01s (timing accuracy to ± 0.001s)
Temperature range and accuracy 20°C to 100°C, ± 0.01°C (temperatures within 5°C of ambient and below require bath cooling)
Down to 15°C, ± 0.03°C (temperatures within 5°C of ambient and below require bath cooling)
Minimum sample/solvent volume 5mL sample/15mL solvent per test (as little as 3mL with fast run tubes)
Operating conditions 15°C to 30°C, 10% to 75% relative humidity (non-condensing), Installation Category II; Pollution Degree 2
Electrical specifications 100Vac, 50/60Hz; 115Vac, 50/60Hz; 230Vac, 50/60Hz; 1000watts power consumption
Compliance CE Mark; EMC directive (2004/108/EC); Low voltage directive (2006/95/EC); HI-POT (1900Vdc, 60sec.); ROHS
Additional standard features Internal heated waste drain lines, dual solvent input
Data output RS-232 and RS-485


Link to Downloads page for Software and Firmware 

miniAV®-X Single-Bath Kinematic Viscometer comes with a 10-position sample carousel, external power supply and waste receiver assembly. One viscometer tube, one set of oil viscosity standards, a case of glass vials, a high precision digital thermometer with probe, VISCPRO® data storage/management software, a one year warranty and professional installation/training (within the domestic U.S.) are also included. Specify desired factory installed options and viscometer tubes when ordering. Computer sold separately. Description  Part #
100Vac, 50/60Hz 9725-A87
115Vac, 50/60Hz 9725-A85
230Vac, 50/60Hz 9725-A86


Factory installed options (see NOTE) must be specified when ordering. Part numbers are listed below for field installable options. Field installation must be performed by factory-trained personnel (unless indicated by an asterisk *). Field installation costs are not included.
Note: Additional temperature calibration (for each temperature beyond the first) is also available at the time of ordering.


Description Part #
TE bath cooling (external)* 81.2216
External heated waste drain line w/ external power supply* 81.3115


Pedestal Base


Assy, Carousel mini-X


Kit, User Spare Parts, miniAV, AV-X, QV-X (for one year)


Vial, Glass, 20ml 40/case - 27x57mm Screw Thread w/o Caps




USB Serial Adaptor


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