miniAV® -X | Single-Bath, Benchtop Kinematic Viscometer

The CANNON® miniAV-X is an automated, benchtop viscometer with a single bath and 10-position sample handler for unattended ASTM D445 processing.

The miniAV-X complies with ASTM D445/D446, IP 71, and ISO 3104/3105 for various applications in formulation, refining processes, blending, and final specification testing.

Features and Benefits

D445 Precision in a Compact, Robust Design

  • Occupies the same benchtop space as an analytical balance
  • Temperature range is from 40 to 100 °C (15 to 40 °C with cooling option)
  • Viscosity range is from 0.5 to 6000 mm2/second (cSt) in 100-fold increments (depending on viscometer tube selection);* fast-run tubes also available
  • Optional eco-friendly Peltier cooling does not need external refrigeration

Fully Automated Benchtop Testing

  • Automated testing decreases operator-to-operator variability and provides a substitute for labor-intensive manual testing
  • Reports can be customized by the user and printed, saved, or exported
  • Up to 12 determinations/hour of reliable, unattended processing is made possible with a fully accessible 10-position sample handler
  • A single PC can manage up to four instruments, thanks to included VISCPRO® PC software
  • 100-fold tubes easily cover the range of five separate manual viscometers

Reduced Consumable Costs

  • Automated vial cleaning and drying encourages the reuse of vials, lowering vial consumption
  • Ubbelohde-style tubes cut expenses and solvent consumption by 50% over previous models

Simplified Maintenance and Test Versatility

  • Single-point temperature calibration optimizes flexibility and removes the expense of tube recalibration
  • Easy maintenance access with modular bath design
  • Standard dual solvent input included
  • Operators can replace tubes in a matter of minutes, eliminating the need for related service calls
  • A trusted CANNON viscometer platform offers reliability and dependable support

*Test temperature and sample type could have an impact on some upper viscosity measurements.

Automated Viscometry for Unattended D445 Processing with MiniAV-X

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CANNON miniAV-X Automated Benchtop Kinematic Viscometer

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Automated Viscometry for Unattended D445 Processing with MiniAV-X

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Automated Viscometry for Unattended D445 Processing with MiniAV-X

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