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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 Single Bath Kinematic Viscometer
The CANNON 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).

Conforms to test methods ASTM D445/D446, ISO 3104/3105 and IP 71. Common applications include formulated oil analysis, hydraulic oil analysis, additive analysis, marine fuel testing, base stock analysis, light and heavy fuel testing, waxes/paraffin, crude oil testing and glycols.

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


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CANNON Instrument Company has earned international acclaim for the quality of its viscosity-related products and services since its founding in 1938 by scientist, inventor, and educator Dr. Michael R. Cannon. The company's longstanding emphasis on production of premier-quality test equipment has kept CANNON at the cutting-edge of research and development.