Temperature Controlled Viscometer: VISCOlab3000

temperature controlled viscometer

When viscosity testing requires the sample material to be tested at specific temperatures, the VISCOlab 3000 viscometer is the ideal choice for R&D, QC labs or measuring oil viscosity for VI Index. No separate, bulky, slow-responding water bath system is required. The VISCOlab 3000 is a temperature controlled viscometer that incorporates an integrated heater that allows this precision viscometer to accurately deliver measurements at user-defined temperatures from slightly above ambient to 356°F (180°C). Further, the temperature range of this temperature controlled viscometer can be extended to -40°C with the optional cooling jacket coupled with an appropriate cooling bath. The sensor is easily field-calibrated and supports any of 13 different viscosity ranges from 0.2-20,000cP (cSt), with up to 40 distinct temperature/viscosity calibrations. This is particularly useful in measuring oil viscosity for VI Index or in used oil analysis labs.


Viscosity 0.2 to 20,000 centipoise (cP)
Piston ranges 0.2-2cP, 0.25-5cP, 0.5-10cP, 1-20cP,
2.5-50cP, 5-100cP, 10-200cP, 25-500cP,
50-1,000cP, 100-2,000cP, 250-5,000cP,
500-10,000cP, 1,000-20,000cP
Accuracy ± 1.0% of full scale
(± 5% of full scale for the 1,000-20,000cP range)
Repeatability ± 0.8% of reading
Temperature sensor 4 wire internal platinum RTD
Wetted materials 316L and 430 stainless steel
Maximum particle size 25-360 microns (range dependent)
Temperature control 15°C above ambient to 356°F (180°C)
Standard cable length 3 feet (0.9 meters)
Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz


Cambridge Viscosity's innovative electromagnetic sensor and resistance temperature detector provide continuous viscosity, temperature, and temperature-compensated viscosity (TCV) readings. The electronics of this viscometer allow users to define temperature compensated viscosity equation values, data averaging interval, alarm points, density, and much more. This automated viscometer also incorporates our proprietary Measurement and Report Software. This software eliminates operator error by measuring the sample multiple times unit the standard deviation over 20 measurements is less than 0.2% before displaying a viscosity value, thus insuring the highest accuracy and repeatability of any laboratory viscometer.

Requiring minimal bench space and providing easy to read digital display in with centipoise or centistokes, the 3000 delivers accurate measurements with small sample sizes: less than 1.5 ml of fluid is required. This small sample viscometer also ships with an RS232 interface to make it easy to output data to a PC for tracking, storage, or graphical display. The VISCOlab3000 is excellent for measuring of viscosity in any laboratory setting and the integrated heater makes it particularly suited to labs testing oil viscosity or performing used oil analysis at 40°C & 100 °C. Its small sample size gives the VISCOlab3000 a competitive advantage over other viscometers. The VISCOlab 3000 is the most accurate temperature controlled viscometers on the market.

  • Multiple ranges (one piston per range)
  • Insulator cap and sleeve (for operating temperatures above 80°C)
  • Cooling jacket (for re-circulation fluids)

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