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Ease of use, flexibility, reliable performance and quality of service have made Brookfield Laboratory Viscometers favorites all over the world.

Each of our standard Laboratory Viscometers/ Rheometers are supplied with an internal spring used to calculate the viscosity of a material. These springs have different measuring capabilities:

  • LV is for low viscosity materials and can measure the thinnest materials. Typical examples include inks, oils, and solvents.
  • RV is for medium viscosity materials than those measured with an LV torque. Typical examples include creams, food, and paints.
  • HA is for higher viscosity materials than those measured with an RV torque. Typical examples include gels, chocolate and epoxies.
  • HB is for even higher viscosity materials than those measured with an HA torque spring. Typical examples include asphalt, caulking compounds, and molasses.

Available models

The DVNext Rheometer is Brookfield’s latest model that incorporates new advanced features that our customers have been asking for with the repeatability and reliability you expect from us. It is an easy-to-use, stand-alone instrument for measuring viscosity and yield stress. It's available in a Standard version and a 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant version.


Key features
Standard version

  • Digital leveling
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Start-up wizard
  • Gel-Timer functionality
  • Optional magnetic coupling attachment (replaces EZ-lock)
  • Optional bar code scanner

Compliant version

  • Hand-held scanner for bar code detection
  • Accessory detection with bar code detection
  • Magnetic coupling attachment (replaces EZ-Lock)
  • Compliance to 21CFR Part 11 in stand-alone and GAMP compliant
  • LIMS connectivity
  • Printing to non-editable PDF
Technical specifications
Model
Cone Spindle: CPA-40Z Sample Volume: .5mL Shear Rate (sec-1): 7.5N
Cone Spindle: CPA-41Z Sample Volume: 2.0mL Shear Rate (sec-1): 2.0N
Cone Spindle: CPA-42Z Sample Volume: 1.0mL Shear Rate (sec-1): 3.84N
Cone Spindle: CPA-51Z Sample Volume: .5mL Shear Rate (sec-1): 3.84N
Cone Spindle: CPA-52Z Sample Volume: .5mL Shear Rate (sec-1): 2.0N
RPM
Number of Increments
DVNXLVCP
.1-3K
.5-11K
.2-6K
2-48K
3-92K
.01-250
2.6K
DVNXRVCP
1-32K
5-122K
2-64K
20-512K
39-983K
.01-250
2.6K
DVNXHACP
2.6-65K
10-245K
5-128K
41-1M
78-2M
.01-250
2.6K
DVNXHBCP
10.5-261K
39-982K
20-512K
163-4M
314-7.8M
.01-250
2.6K

B=1 Billion M=1 million cP=Centipoise mPa·s=Millipascal·seconds mL=Milliliter N=RPM
e.g. Spindle CPA-40Z 7.50x10(rpm)=75.0 sec-1
*Dependant upon cone selected.

The DVNext Wells-Brookfield Cone/Plate Rheometer gives researchers a sophisticated instrument for routinely determining absolute viscosity of fluids in small sample volumes. Its cone and plate geometry provides the precision necessary for development of complete rheological data.


Principle of operation

The DVNext Wells-Brookfield Cone/Plate Rheometer is a precise torque meter which is driven at discrete rotational speeds. The torque measuring system, which consists of a calibrated beryllium-copper spring connecting the drive mechanism to a rotating cone, senses the resistance to rotation caused by the presence of sample fluid between the cone and a stationary flat plate.


The resistance to the rotation of the cone produces a torque that is proportional to the shear stress in the fluid. This reading is easily converted to absolute centipoise units (mPa·s) from pre-calculated range charts. Alternatively, viscosity can be calculated from the known geometric constants of the cone, the rate of rotation, and the stress related torque.


The correct relative position of cone and plate is obtained by following a simple mechanical procedure without the need for external gauges or supplementary instrumentation.


The stationary plate forms the bottom of a sample cup which can be removed, filled with 0.5 ml to 2.0 ml of sample fluid (depending on cone in use), and remounted without disturbing the calibration. The sample cup is jacketed and has tube fittings for connection to a constant temperature circulating bath.


The system is accurate to within ±1.0% of full scale range. Reproducibility is to within ±0.2%. Working temperature range is from 0°C to 100°C.


Various cone spindles are available for use with the DVNext Wells-Brookfield Cone/Plate Rheometer. One cone spindle is provided with the instrument and is calibrated for use with the sample cup. Additional cone spindles may be purchased and will be calibrated for use with the same sample cup.


Key features

  • Determine absolute viscosity of small samples (0.5 - 2.0 mL)
  • Precise shear rates for determining a material's flow curve behavior
  • Rapid temperature control due to small sample size
  • Electronic gap adjustment for simplified setup and increased throughput
  • Touch Screen Display available on DVNext Rheometers
  • Auto-zero function to ensure precision torque measurement
  • Auto-range function to define full-scale-range (FSR) for all spindle/speed combinations
  • Torque measurement accuracy: 1% of full scale range
  • Repeatability: 0.2% of full scale range
Technical specifications
"Viscosity Range cP (mPa•s)"
Speeds
Model
Min.
Max.
RPM
Number of Increments
DV2TLV
1†
6M
.1-200
200
DV2TRV
100††
40M
.1-200
200
DV2THA
200††
80M
.1-200
200
DV2THB
800††
320M
.1-200
200

The New DV2T Viscometer features a 5-inch color display to guide users through test creation and data gathering for fast and easy viscosity measurements. The DV2T also offers powerful new programming capabilities and results analysis including data averaging and QC limits with alarms. User instructions with multi-step test protocols can be created using the new Program Generator Software and uploaded to the DV2T through a USB Flash Drive (both included with instrument). Test Data can be recorded directly on a local printer or sent to a PC.  Additional automated control and data collection can be achieved with optional RheocalcT software.

Key features

  • 5-inch full color, touch screen display supports multiple languages
  • Displayed info includes: viscosity (cP/mP·s), temperature (°C/°F), shear rate/stress, % torque, spindle/speed, step program status
  • Enhanced Security provides enhanced security with customizable user levels & password access to comply with regulatory requirements such as 21 CFR Part 11.
  • Built-In options include timed tests, data averaging, programmable QC limits/alarms, customizable speed/spindle lists, on screen data comparison
  • Auto range shows maximum viscosity measured with any spindle/speed combination
  • USB PC interface provides optional computer control and automatic data gathering capability Download custom test programs with included PG Flash software
  • Front-facing bubble level for convenient viewing
  • Built-in temperature probe
  • Accuracy of ±1.0% of range with displayed test data
  • Repeatability of ±0.2%
Technical specifications
"Viscosity Range cP (mPa•s)"
Speeds
MODEL
Min.
Max.
RPM
Number of Increments
DV1MLV
1†
2M
.3-100
18
DV1MRV
100††
13M
.3-100
18
DV1MHA
200††
26M
.3-100
18
DV1MHB
800††
104M
.3-100
18

A continuous sensing capability for rapid viscosity measurement makes this economical DV1 digital viscometer a standout. Measures viscosity and temperature simultaneously (with an optional temperature probe) with a choice of 18 different speeds. With its timed measurement function, data can easily be sent to a PC or printer. The DV1 is available in a choice of languages such as English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Optional software allows the DV1 to collect, analyze and record test data. 


Key features

  • PC Interface for use with optional Wingather SQ Software and output connection to printer
  • Available as a choice of multiple languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Simplified user interface for more direct access to features
  • Direct access to time measurement function (time to torque, time to stop)
  • Temperature off-set capability to ±5°C
  • Senses and displays continuously
  • Viscosity (cP or mPa·s)
  • Temperature (°C or °F) (OPTIONAL)
  • % Torque
  • Speed (rpm)
  • Spindle used
  • Torque measurement accuracy: 1% of full scale range
  • Repeatability: 0.2% of full scale range
  • Select all functions from user-friendly keypad
  • Choice of 18 rotational speeds
  • Optional RTD temperature probe
  • Auto-zero function to ensure precision torque measurement
  • Auto-range function to define full scale range (FSR) for all spindle/speed combinations
  • Warns of under- or over-range torque measurement condition
  • Printing to Dymo® capability
  • Timed Stop feature to measure viscosity at precise user specified time interval
  • Time to Torque feature to measure the time interval for sample to reach user defined torque value
  • Compatible with all Brookfield accessories
  • NIST traceable viscosity standards available
Technical specifications
"Viscosity Range cP (mPa•s)"
Speeds
Model
Min.
Max.
RPM
Number of Increments
LVDV-E
1†
2M
0.3-100
18
RVDV-E
100††
13M
0.3-100
18
HADV-E
200††
26M
0.3-100
18
HBDV-E
800††
104M
0.3-100
18

The DVE combines economy and ease of operation with traditional Brookfield excellence to provide reliable viscosity readings. Easy to use interface allows operators to change test parameters easily and test like a pro no time! The digital display ensures easy and accurate readout of test results for simultaneous measurement of viscosity and torque. Quality of manufacture guarantees reliable performance and long life.


Key features

  • Low cost and easy to use
  • Direct display in:  cP or maps, % Torque, Spindle, and Speed
  • Torque measurement accuracy: 1% of full scale range
  • Repeatability: 0.2% of full scale range
  • Compatible with all Brookfield accessories
  • NIST traceable viscosity standards available
  • 18 speeds for greater range capability (0.3 to 100 rpm)
Technical specifications
"Viscosity Range cP (mPa•s)"
Speeds
Model
Min.
Max.
RPM
Number of Increments
LVT
1 †
2M
.3-60
8
RVT
100 ††
8M
.5-100
10
HAT
200 ††
16M
.5-100
10
HBT
800 ††
64M
.5-100
10

The original Brookfield Dial Reading Viscometer has been the lab standard used around the world since 1934. Current units have been been improved with a multi-speed electronic drive and ergonomically designed speed control knob so selection of any one of the 10 pre-set speeds (8 speeds on LVT models) is quick and easy. The direct-drive design results in extremely quiet operation and greater versatility while the universal power supply facilitates the use of worldwide power sources.

 

Key features

  • Continuous torque sensing capability
  • Torque measurement accuracy: 1% of full scale range
  • Repeatability: 0.2% of full scale range
  • Easy speed adjustment and on/off control
  • Compatible with all Brookfield accessories
  • NIST traceable viscosity standards available
  • Electronic drive means quiet, reliable operation
  • Universal power supply worldwide compatibility
  • 2-Year limited warranty
  • Traditional Brookfield quality
  • Explosion-proof model is available

The CAP 1000+ Viscometer is a compact, heavy-duty instrument that is ideal for fast, easy, repetitive testing on the production floor or in the QC lab. Small sample size is a plus, along with integrated temperature control built into the sample plate.


Key features

  • Quick single point test
  • Choice of shear rate. Standard speeds include 750 and 900 rpm to provide shear rate at 10,000 sec-1.
  • Rapid temperature control with built-in Peltier element in sample plate
  • Meets Industry Standards: ASTM D4287, ISO 2884 and BS 3900
  • Rugged design can handle production environment
  • Small Sample Size, <1 mL, Simplifies Testing
  • Easy to Clean
  • Customizable options
  • Parallel printer output

Let us help you configure the CAP 1000+ to provide a simple, single point, viscosity test

  • Specify one speed or shear rate if this is required for your method
  • Indicate viscosity range
  • Select the temperature range that best suits your application: 5°C to 75°C or 50°C to 235°C
  • Choose from 10 spindles for multiple viscosity ranges
  • Brookfield will help choose the appropriate instrument configuration

Brookfield's CAP-2000+ offers expanded temperature and viscosity ranges with variable speed capability. The CAP2000+ also offers lower shear rates, making it suitable for many applications where small sample volume and good temperature control are necessary. And the rugged, easy-to-use design make it perfect in environments where other instruments won't last.

Key features

  • Expanded Ranges
  • Viscosity0.2 - 15,000 Poise
  • Shear Rate10 - 13,000 sec-1
  • Temperature5-75°C or 50-235°C
  • Speed of Rotation5-1000 RPM
  • Meets Industry Standards:  ASTM D4287, ISO 2884 and BS 3900
  • Small sample size, <1 mL, simplifies testing
  • Integrated temperature control
  • Optional CAPCALC32 software for complete control and data analysis
  • Open system for quick and easy cleaning

Brookfield offers a completely digital calculating Krebs Unit Instrument with all the reliability you'd expect in Brookfield instrumentation...now with relative centipoise display.

Why the KU-3? This instrument is used widely for making viscosity measurements on paints/coatings in accordance with ASTM D562.


Key features

  • Continuous sensing and display in Krebs units, grams, and centipoise.
  • Magnetic spindle coupling.
  • Allows rapid sample measurement to determine required consistency.
  • LED Digital Display of: Krebs Units (increased resolution in 0.1 KU increments), Grams (in 1 gm increments) and Centipoise (cP).
  • Expanded measurement range (40 to 141 KU; 32 to 1099 g; 27 to 5274 cP).
  • Accuracy to ±1% of full scale range.
  • Reproducibility to ±0.5% of full scale range.
  • Easy to use; no weights; simplifies an established test procedure.
  • Compatible with industry specification (ASTM D562).
  • Base accommodates standard pint, ½ pint, and quart cans.
  • The optional paste spindle is suitable for use with high consistency materials such as roller mill pastes.
  • NIST traceable viscosity standards available.
Technical specifications
Viscosity Range
0.5 mPa·s (cP) to 70,000 mPa·s (cP)
Accuracy
0.5%-2.0% depending on choice of ball
Ball Set Material of Construction
Balls 1 and 2
Boron Silicate Glass
Balls 3 and 4
Nickel-iron
Balls 5 and 6
Steel
Ball Diameter
11.0mm to 15.81mm
Fall Time of Ball in Measurement
30 to 300 seconds**
Length of Measurement Zone in the Tube
100mm
Operating Temperature Range
-60°C to +150°C
Sample Tube Volume
40mL
Viscometer Dimensions:
180 x 220 x 330mm

**Falling times greater than 300 seconds allow measurement of liquids above 70,000 mPa·s (cP).

The Falling Ball Viscometer uses the simple, but precise, Höppler principle to measure the viscosity Newtonian fluids by measuring the time required for a ball to fall under gravity through a sample-filled tube.


Key features

  • Pivot bearing allows for quick and easy tube rotation - ideal for repeat tests
  • Connection to circulating bath for temperature control of sample
  • Set of six balls to test a wide variety of samples
  • Complete with temperature probe
  • Accuracy 0.5% to 2.0% depending on ball being used

How it works

The Falling Ball Viscometer is based on the measuring principle by Höppler for simple but precise dynamic viscosity measurement of transparent Newtonian fluids. The basic concept is to measure the elapsed time required for the ball to fall under gravity through a sample-filled tube inclined at an angle*. The tube is mounted on a pivot bearing which quickly allows rotation of the tube 180 degrees, thereby allowing a repeat test to run immediately. Three measurements are taken and the average time it takes for the ball to fall is the result. A conversion formula turns the time reading into a final viscosity value.

The Falling Ball Viscometer is used for quality control in various industries as well as in academic institutions to illustrate scientific method. The ease of use and straightforward method for recording time measurements ensures meaningful 
test results.

*Model KF40 can be angled at 50, 60, 70 and 80 degrees.

DVNext Viscometer Measures Hair Repair Creams

Viscosity Test on the Brookfield DV2T Viscometer

  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
Brookfield

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Brookfield is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and the world leader in viscosity, texture analysis, and powder flow instrumentation. For over 85 years, Brookfield products have been considered ideal for testing viscosity, texture, powder flow, moisture, toxic gas, and more. Our team of qualified and dedicated engineers leads the industry in manufacturing best-in-class technology. Our products measure material characteristics and quality in a wide range of industries, including: food and beverages, lubricants, paints and coatings, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics and personal care products, oil and gas, and more.

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