SimpleVIS® II Portable Viscometer for Subambient Testing

For Direct Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent & Opaque Liquids with Near ASTM D445 Precision
ASTM D7279

Common Applications

  • Intermediate chemicals testing
  • Beer wort
  • Food applications

SimpleVIS® II is a single sample, portable viscometer with built-in TE cooling for testing down to 15 °C. With near D445 precision it is easy to use, rugged and fast. Available tubes cover a viscosity range of 2 mm²/s (cSt) to 700 mm²/s (cSt) at two selected temperatures between 15 °C and 30 °C.

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Automated and precise determination of direct kinematic viscosity at 15 °C or 30 °C*

  • Provides kinematic viscosity measurement without the need to correlate dynamic viscosity data
  • Viscosity range
    • Standard range tube provides viscosities from 10 mm²/s (cSt) to 700 mm²/s (cSt)
    • Low range tube provides viscosities from 2 mm²/s (cSt) to 140 mm²/s (cSt)
    • Values may also be presented in cP for samples with known density values
  • Follows ASTM D7279 and offers near ASTM D445 precision due to exceptional temperature control (± 0.05 °C)
  • Rapid cycle time of 3 to 5 minutes from sample injection to test result

Portable, self-contained and dependable

  • Weighs approximately 10 lb and takes up less space than a coffee maker
  • Does not require a PC or any external utilities
  • Optional power inverter allows unit to run off of a 12 Vdc vehicle charging port
  • Rugged, reliable design has only two moving parts

Simple & safe operation

  • Graphical touch screen provides step by step test instructions
  • Factory calibrated; no switches, gauges or valves to adjust
  • Solid-state bath eliminates need for liquid bath
  • Intrinsically safe unit operates on 12 Vdc power
  • Optional printer available


  • Low cost of ownership
  • Requires only 10 to 15 mL of solvent and 0.5 mL of sample per test
  • No sample vials required; sample is injected directly into the instrument

* Custom calibration at any two temperatures between 15 °C and 30 °C is available on request

  Dimensions (W × D × H)   13.0 cm × 37.0 cm × 31.0 cm (5.0 in × 14.0 in × 12.0 in)
  Weight   5.6 kg (12.3 lb)
  Shipping dimensions (W × D × H)   48.3 cm × 48.3 cm × 20.3 cm (19.0 in × 19.0 in × 8.0 in)
  Shipping weight (with all items)   9.5 kg (21 lb)
  Maximum thoughput   20 tests per hour
  Sample capacity   1
  Viscosity range   2 mm²/s (cSt) to 700 mm²/s (cSt)*
  * Depending on tube selection and temperature
  Test accuracy   < 3% of measured value, calibrated
  Test repeatability   < 2% of measured value, typical
  Temperature range and accuracy   15 °C or 30 °C, ± 0.05 °C*
  *Custom calibration at any two temperatures between 15 °C and 30 °C is available on request
  Minimum sample volume
  Minimum solvent volume
  Sample volume: 0.5 mL per test
  Solvent volume: 10 mL to 15 mL per test
  Solvent compatibility   Internal wetted components compatible with acetone only*
  * Upgrade available for use with toluene/n-heptane
  Operating conditions   15 °C to 30 °C, 10% to 75% relative humidity (non-condensing), Installation Category II; Pollution Degree 2
  Electrical specifications   Input power: 11 Vdc to 13 Vdc at 5 A peak
  AC/DC adapter: 100 Vac to 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 120 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 via DB9 connector


SimpleVIS® II Portable Viscometer for Subambient Testing consists of the viscometer unit, AC/DC adapter, power supply cord, pipettor, waste bottle with media cap, solvent container, waste plug and tubing, cleaning syringe assembly, certified viscosity check standards and instructions. The unit is pre-calibrated at 15 °C and 30 °C, but can be calibrated at any two temperatures in between on request. Specify desired factory installed options when ordering. A computer is not required.


Alternative temperature calibration (other than 15 °C and 30 °C) is available for an additional charge at the time of ordering.

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