K40001 AKV9500 Automated Kinematic Viscosity System


Test Method
Kinematic viscosity is of primary importance in the design and selection of a wide range of petroleum products. Calibrated capillary viscometers are used to measure flow under gravity or vacuum at precisely controlled temperatures.

Features and Benefits
• Conforms to ASTM D445, IP 71, and related specifications

• Automatic infrared detection system accurately measures sample flow

• Automated testing, cleaning, and drying routines without operator intervention

• Accomodates Ubbelohde, Cannon®-Fenske, and Reverse Flow viscometers

• Easy-to-use Windows® platform software package provides full operator control

• Automatic viscosity index (VI) calculations, and results stored in a database

• Redundant overtemperature control circuits prevent oil bath overheating


AKV9500 Automated Kinematic Viscosity System
Designed for fully automated kinematic viscosity determinations of various petroleum products. Precision, reliability, and productivity are maximized with complete PC automation. Accurate viscosity measurements can be obtained for samples ranging from 0.3 to 100,000 cSt and performed from 10 to 110°C. Each viscosity bath is a stand-alone unit and will hold up to 4 viscometers (Ubbelohde, Cannon® -Fenske, and/or Reverse Flow) in any combination. Up to 16 viscosity baths can be interfaced to a single monitor via an Ethernet adaptor. Automated testing, cleaning, drying, and data processing routines are performed without operator intervention. Test results are stored in an Access® format database and viscosity index calculations are computed automatically. Easy one-step interchange of viscometer tubes reduces potential breakages and prevents sample contact with the infrared flow detection system. Stainless steel construction prevents corrosion and allows for easy cleaning.

Dimensions lxwxh,in.(cm)
Viscosity Bath: 12x12x25 (31x31x64)
Net Weight: 46 lbs (21 kg)

Control Unit: 12x12x16.5 (31x31x42)
Net Weight: 42 lbs (19 kg)

Shipping Information
Shipping Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)

Ordering Information



Product Description

Electrical Requirements


AKV9500 Automated Kinematic Viscosity System

115V, 60Hz


AKV9500 Automated Kinematic Viscosity System

230V, 50Hz




Product Description


Optical Detection System for viscometers*


Screen, keyboard, and mouse


Viscometer tube (w/o optical timing marks)*


Viscosity Bath, 4 viscosity tube capacity, 115V 60Hz


Vacuum Kit, 115V 60Hz


Vacuum Kit, 230V 50Hz


Viscosity Bath, 4 viscosity tube capacity, 230V 50Hz


*Please specify viscometer type when ordering.