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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


Features and Benefits:

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


At CANNON Instrument Company, we strive to be the trusted world leader in viscosity and physical property characterization. We are passionate about driving our financial growth through:

  • technological excellence and new product innovations
  • consistent manufacturing
  • market diversification
  • and an obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction