Product Description


The Viscoball measures accurately the viscosity of transparent Newtonian liquids and gases (with a special glass ball).

Main features

  • High accuracy through improved visibility of falling ball.
  • Minimized test time due to accurate return run of the ball.
  • Reduced cost of ownership through increased life time of falling tube.
  • Reduced cost of ownership through increased life time of falling tube.
  • Extended re-calibration periods through improved bearing support.
The VISCO BALL viscometer is mainly used for low viscosity substances such as used in:
  • Mineral oil industry (oils, liquid hydrocarbons).
  • Food industry (sugar solution, honey, beer, milk, gelatine, fruit juice).
  • Chemical industry (polymer solutions, solvents, resin solutions, latex dispersions, adhesive solutions).
  • Cosmetic/Pharmaceutical industry (raw materials, glycerine, emulsions, suspensions, solutions, extracts).
  • Petroleum industry (light crude, machine oil, crude petroleum).
  • Fuels (petrol, diesel oil, paraffin).
  • Paper industry (emulsions, pigment dispersion, paper additives).
  • Paints and varnishes (printing inks, varnishes, water lacquers, inks).
  • Detergents (liquid washing agents, washing-up liquids, tenside solu- tions).
Fixed angle Complies with DIN 53015 / ISO 12058
Kit of 6 balls Wide viscosity range covered
Simple thermostatic Measuring with easy conection to our thermovisc series
Viscosity reading
Dynamic viscosity cP or mPa·s
Kinematic viscosity cSt

Measuring principle

The rolling and sliding movements of a ball through the sample liquid are timed in an inclined cylindrical measuring tube. The sample viscosity is correlated to the time a ball requires to traverse a definite distance. By turning the measuring tube upside down again the return of the ball may also be used for an additional measurement applying the return cons- tant. The test results are given as dynamic viscosity in the internationally standardized, absolute units of mPa·s.
Technical specifications
Viscosity range 0.5 - 105 mPas·s (cP)
Temperature range -20ºC up to +120ºC
Reproducibility Better than 0.5%
Comparability Better than 1%
Circulating Temperature bath Viscosity standard fluids for callibration Special temperature probes External Cooling Oil
Ball Nº Measuring Range (mPa·s) Material
1 0,6 to 10 Borosilicate glass
2 7 to 130 Borosilicate glass
3 30 to 700 Nickel iron alloy
4 200 to 4,800 Nickel iron alloy
5 1,500 to 45,000 Stainless steel
6 > 7,500 Stainless steel

Standard delivery

  • Set of 6 balls
  • Control thermometer (-1C a 26C)
  • Cleaning tools
  • Calibration sheet
  • Pincers to grab up the balls after the set is used
  • User manual

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