miniPV®-X Single-Bath Dilute Solution Polymer Viscometer

For Dilute Solution Viscosity of Polymers in Organic Solvents and Aqueous Solutions

ASTM D446 and ISO 3105 

miniPV®-X is a fully-automated, single-bath, benchtop viscometer with a 10 position sample handler for unattended processing and testing of dilute solution viscosity of polymers in organic solvents and aqueous solutions. The Ubbelohde-style tube covers a 100-fold viscosity range between 0.3 cSt and 5,000 cSt from 20 °C to 100 °C.

  • Elastomers
  • Plastics
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Copolymers
  • Biopolymers
  • Polymer blends
  • Oligomers
  • Pre-polymers
  • Resins
  • Viscosity modifiers

Designed to meet specific polymer industry needs

  • Compatible with organic solvents and aqueous solutions
  • On-board software with specialized polymer calculations determines relative, inherent, reduced, specific and intrinsic viscosity
  • Superb temperature control (±0.01°C) from 20 °C to 100 °C (with available options)
  • Kinematic viscosity range: 0.3 mm²/s (cSt) to 5,000 mm²/s (cSt) in 100-fold increments.  Special ranges available upon request.

Compact, robust design

  • Fits in roughly the same bench-top area as an analytical balance
  • Conserves valuable lab space
  • Proven CANNON® viscometer platform offers reliability and outstanding support
  • Optional Peltier cooling is environmentally friendly and requires no external refrigeration

Fully automated bench-top testing

  • Software controls the instrument and facilitates tasks such as calibration, data entry, method specification, calculation selection, report formatting, and data exporting
  • 10 position sample handler for unattended operation
  • Single PC manages up to 4 instruments using VISCPRO® software
  • Reduces operator to operator variability

Reduced consumable costs

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

Simplified maintenance & test versatility

  • Modular bath for easy maintenance access
  • Viscometer tube replacement completed in minutes
  • Single-point temperature calibration avoids need for tube recalibration and maximizes test flexibility

Dimensions (W × D × H) Unit: 25.4 cm × 39.6 cm × 78.7 cm (10.0 in × 15.6 in × 30.5 in)
Power Supply: 33.0 cm × 39.6 cm × 17.2 cm (13.0 in × 15.6 in × 6.8 in)
Waste Receiver: 33.0 cm × 39.6 cm × 17.2 cm (13.0 in × 15.6 in × 6.8 in)
Weight Unit: 24 kg (53 lb)
Power Supply: 11 kg (24 lb)
Waste Receiver: 6 kg (13 lb)
Shipping dimensions (W × D × H) 73.7 cm × 63.5 cm × 94.0 cm (29.0 in × 25.0 in × 37.0 in)
Shipping weight (with all items) 72 kg (159 lb)
Maximum thoughput 12 tests per hour
Automated sample capacity 10
Viscosity range* Dilute Solution: 0.02 mm2/s (cSt) to 700 mm2/s (cSt)
Kinematic: 0.3 mm2/s (cSt) to 1,200 mm2/s (cSt)
* depending on viscometer tube selection. extended range tubes are available for some applications.
Timing resolution 0.01 s (timing accuracy to ± 0.001 s)
Temperature range and accuracy 20 °C to 100 °C, ± 0.01 °C
Down to 15 °C, ± 0.03 °C
Minimum sample/solvent volume 8 mL sample/15 mL solvent per test (as little as 3 mL 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 100 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 115 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 1000 watts power consumption
Compliance CE Mark; EMC directive (2004/108/EC); Low voltage directive (2006/95/EC); HI-POT (1900 Vdc, 60 sec.); ROHS
Data output RS-232 and RS-485

 

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