miniPV-X Single-Bath Dilute Solution Polymer Viscometer

CANNON product

For Dilute Solution Viscosity of Polymers in Organic Solvents and Aqueous Solutions, ASTM D446 and ISO 3105 . The MiniPV-X is a fully automated, laboratory bench-top unit, ideal for testing polymer solutions dissolved in mild organic solvents and aqueous solutions from 15°C to 100°C, throughput up to 12 tests/hour, 10 sample unattended run capacity

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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.


Common Applications

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

Additional information






Chemical, Paints & Coatings, Plastics


ASTM D1243, ASTM D1795, ASTM D2857, ASTM D3591, ASTM D4243, ISO 1628, ISO 5351

Features & Benefits

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