PSL Rheotek Automatic Ink Viscometer

PSL Rheotek Automatic Ink Viscometer

The PSL Rheotek automatic ink viscometer system is suitable for measuring Dye and pigment inks.
The system is supplied with four measuring positions, three cleaning solvents and a specially developed glass capillary viscometer tube.

Part No. RPV-1 (4) Ink

Product Description


The PSL Rheotek Automatic Ink Viscometer provides a reliable and precise system for measuring dye and pigment inks.

The RPV-1 automates the manual steps set out in standard methods, minimizing the variability of results.

Flow times are measured automatically using specially developed ink viscometer tubes supplied with ISO 17025
certificates of calibration.

Cleaning is carried out in-situ utilizing three solvents and a safe vacuum system.

The comprehensive RPV-1 software program records all measurement data as well as calculating a wide
range of results.

Standard Practice:
ASTM D2857 Determination of the dilute solution viscosity of polymers.
Test Methods General:
ISO 1628 Part 1 Determination of the reduced viscosity, intrinsic viscosity and K-value of polymers in dilute solution using glass capillary viscometers
Other Test Methods:
ASTM D445 Standard Test Method for determination of kinematic viscosity
ISO 3104 Petroleum products – determination of kinematic viscosity
IP 71 Section 1 Kinematic Viscosity


PSL Viscometer tube type: Ink Viscometer

Part No. Ordering information
RPV-1 (4) Ink
PSL Rheotek Ink Viscometer – four positions complete with viscometer bath, chiller, control module, four measuring heads, four filling stations, PC control system and PIAB vacuum system.


Part No. Options
RPVS010 RPV start up kit including glass vials (144 pcs) and plastic caps (500 pcs)
SIL-OIL Silicone bath oil
MIN-OIL Mineral bath oil
SWC/U Split waste upgrade option
STATPACK RPV StatsPack extraction of results to PC or LIMS