SV-A series
-Stand Type-
SV-H series
-Portable Type-
Vibro Viscometer
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
1WMPD4001459A
© 2008 A&D Company Ltd. All rights reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, or translated
into any language in any form by any means without the written permission of A&D
Company Ltd.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of the instrument covered by this
manual are subject to change for improvement without notice.
CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................3
1-1 Compliance......................................................................................................................................... 3
Compliance with FCC Rules ................................................................................................................. 3
Compliance with Council Directives...................................................................................................... 3
1-2 Features ............................................................................................................................................. 5
2. UNPACKING THE VISCOMETER ..................................................................................................7
2-1 Part names for the SV-A series (Stand type)...................................................................................... 7
2-2 Part names for the SV-H series (Portable type) ............................................................................... 13
3. CHANGING TYPE ..........................................................................................................................16
3-1 Changing from SV-A (Stand type) to SV-H (Portable type)..................................................................... 16
3-2 Changing from SV-H (Portable type) to SV-A (Stand type)..................................................................... 17
4. DISPLAY AND KEYS ....................................................................................................................20
4-1 Display.............................................................................................................................................. 20
4-2 Keys (For all models)........................................................................................................................ 21
4-3 Displaying the Viscosity Values ........................................................................................................ 22
4-3-1 SV-1A/SV-1H ............................................................................................................................. 22
4-3-2 SV-10A/SV-10H ......................................................................................................................... 23
4-3-3 SV-100A/SV-100H ..................................................................................................................... 23
5. PRECAUTIONS ............................................................................................................................24
5-1 General Precautions (For all models)............................................................................................... 24
5-2 Precautions for an Acurate Measurment (Only for the SV-H series)................................................ 24
5-3 During Use (For all models) ............................................................................................................. 25
5-4 After Use (For all models)................................................................................................................. 26
5-5 Measuring the Absolute Value of Viscosity (For all models) ..................................................................... 27
5-5-1 At Measurement ........................................................................................................................ 27
5-5-2 At Calibration ............................................................................................................................. 27
6. MEASUREMENT ..........................................................................................................................28
6-1 Preparing the Sample (For the SV-A series) .................................................................................... 29
6-2 Basic Measurement Procedure (For the SV-A series) ..................................................................... 32
6-3 Basic Measurement Procedure (For the SV-H series) ..................................................................... 33
6-4 Changing Units (For all models) ....................................................................................................... 36
7. USING THE WATER JACKET ......................................................................................................37
7-1 . Introduction..................................................................................................................................... 37
7-2 . Installation ...................................................................................................................................... 38
7-3 . How to Use ..................................................................................................................................... 40
7-4 . Measuring the Absolute Value of Viscosity Using the Small Sample Cup.................................................. 41
7-5 . Maintenance ................................................................................................................................... 41
7-6 . Specifications.................................................................................................................................. 41
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8. VISCOSITY CALIBRATION (FOR ALL MODELS) .......................................................................42
8-1 Notes on Viscosity Calibration (For all models)................................................................................ 43
8-2 Calibration Procedure (For all models)............................................................................................. 44
8-2-1 One-point Calibration................................................................................................................. 45
8-2-2 Two-point Calibration ................................................................................................................. 46
8-2-3 Simplified Calibration Using Purified Water (SV-1A/1H/10A/10H) ............................................ 48
9. FUNCTION SETTING (FOR ALL MODELS) ................................................................................50
9-1 Operation (For all models)................................................................................................................ 50
9-2 Details of the Function Items (For all models).................................................................................. 52
9-3 Description of Items (for all models) ................................................................................................. 54
9-4 Data Output Format Examples (For all models)............................................................................... 64
9-4-1 A&D Standard Format................................................................................................................ 64
9-4-2 D.P. Format................................................................................................................................ 66
9-4-3 CSV Format ............................................................................................................................... 67
9-4-4 RsVisco Format ......................................................................................................................... 71
10. CONNECTION TO A PERSONAL COMPUTER.........................................................................74
10-1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 74
10-2 Installation of WinCT-Viscosity ....................................................................................................... 74
10-3 Connection to a personal computer................................................................................................ 75
10-4 Configuration of the COM port........................................................................................................ 76
10-5 Controlling the measurement using a personal computer.............................................................. 77
11. CONNECTION TO A PRINTER (FOR ALL MODELS)................................................................78
12. RS-232C SERIAL INTERFACE (FOR ALL MODELS) ...............................................................79
13. COMMAND LIST (FOR ALL MODELS)......................................................................................80
14. TROUBLESHOOTING (FOR ALL MODELS) .............................................................................81
14-1 When measurement values do not become stable (For all models)........................................................ 81
14-2 When measurement values are not correct (For all models)............................................................ 83
14-3 When more precise measurement is required: (For all models) ........................................................... 84
14-4 When the temperature values are not correct (For all models)............................................................. 84
14-5 When water viscosity is to be measured (Only for SV-1A/1H/10A/10H)........................................................... 84
15. ERROR DISPLAY (FOR ALL MODELS) ....................................................................................85
16. SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................................................................86
17. OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES .......................................................................................................88
18. EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS .........................................................................................................98
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1. INTRODUCTION
This manual describes how the SV-A/SV-H series viscometer works and how to get the most out of it
in terms of performance.
Read this manual thoroughly before using the viscometer and keep it at hand for future reference.
The SV-A series uses a stand. In a laboratory, quality control room etc, you can make accurate
measurements using the stand set, the sample cup set and the software set provided.
The SV-H series uses a handle only. While at a manufacturing location, you can make a
measurement easily. If you buy the accessories, the SV-H series functions the same as the SV-A
series.
1-1 Compliance
Compliance with FCC Rules
Please note that this device generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy. This
device has been tested and has been found to comply with the limits of a Class A computing
device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules. These rules are designed to provide
reasonable protection against interference when this device is operated in a commercial
environment. If this unit is operated in a residential area, it may cause some interference and
under these circumstances the user would be required to take, at his own expense, whatever
measures are necessary to eliminate the interference.
(FCC = Federal Communications Commission in the U.S.A.)
Compliance with Council Directives
This device features radio interference suppression and safety regulation in compliance with
the following Council Directives
Council directive 89/336/EEC
EN61326
EMC directive
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
Council directive 73/23/EEC
EN60950
EN61326
Emission and Immunity.
Note
The CE mark is an official mandatory European marking.
Please note that any electronic product must comply with local laws and regulations when
sold or used anywhere outside Europe.
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1-2 Features
High accuracy
The Vibro Viscometer adopting the sine-wave vibration technique (SV type), achieves a high
measurement accuracy of 1%*1 (repeatability) over the full range.
*1 With the SV-H series, when using the AX-SV-51 stand set (sold separately).
Refer to "16. SPECIFICATIONS" on page 86.
Measurement of a small amount of sample
The SV-1A can measure with a 2 mL sample (minimum amount), and the standard X-Y-Z
stage can position the sample container easily.
When using the accessory items (sold separately), the SV-1H can measure with stability a 2
mL sample (minimum amount). For details, refer to "17. OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES"
With the SV-H series, you can measure the viscosity at the manufacturing location by using
the standard carrying case.
The sensor plates are made of corrosion resistant titanium. Although titanium is a chemically
stable material, it is corroded by some liquid such as sulfuric acid. So, handle it with much
care.
Wide range continuous measurement
Continuous measurement over the whole measuring range is possible, without replacing the
viscosity detection sensor plates.
Standard temperature sensor
The temperature sensor to measure the sample temperature is installed as standard. With
SV-1A/1H, the temperature sensor is located behind the two sensor plates. With the
SV-10A/10H/100A/100H, the temperature sensor is located between the two sensor plates. So,
the accurate detection of the relation between temperature and viscosity is possible.
Accurate measurement
Due to the low heat capacity of the viscosity detection unit (sensor plates and temperature
sensor), the time required for temperature equilibrium is short. Thus, the sample viscosity can
be measured accurately in a short time.
Long continuous measurement time
The sensor plates, with a low frequency of 30 Hz and an amplitude of less than 1 mm, apply
very little load to the sample. So, the viscometer can continuously obtain stable viscosity
values without causing a temperature rise or damaging the sample. With the SV-H series, use
the AX-SV-53 Software set-WinCT Viscosity (sold separately).
Measurement of a non-Newtonian fluid/foaming sample
The thin sensor plates allow little deformation of the sample texture. Thus, non-Newtonian fluid
can be measured in a stable way. And, foaming samples can be measured without breaking
minute foam particles and with less influence scattering large foam particles.
When measuring tap water, bubbles may accumulate on the sensor plates, increasing the
viscosity.
Viscosity measurement of a flowing sample
The two sensor plates oscillate in the opposite direction. So, even when a sample is in motion,
errors are eliminated. This allows measurement of a sample while being stirred. Therefore, the
viscometer can be used for a continuously flowing product line, which enables field
management with identical data used at the laboratories.
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Calibration
The viscometer can be calibrated using a standard viscosity fluid or a sample of a known
viscosity. Calibration allows the viscometer to maintain the accuracy constantly.
In case of a Newtonian fluid, by calibrating an actual sample, using the viscosity value
obtained by another type of viscometer as a correction value, the measurement data obtained
by the SV-A/SV-H series viscometer can be combined into those obtained by the other type of
viscometer.
The vibro viscometer and the capillary viscometer and the rotational viscometer are a type of
calibration equipment for viscosity measurement by JCSS standard (Japan Calibration Service
System).
Simplified calibration when measuring the viscosity near 1 mPa⋅s (Only for SV-1A/1H/
10A/10H)
Simplified calibration using purified water is a one-key operation. The SV-1A/1H/10A/10H has
a built-in function to measure the temperature of the purified water using the temperature
sensor and calculates the viscosity value of the purified water at that temperature.
At this time, be careful not to influence the viscosity value by generating bubbles.
Standard windows communication tools WinCT-Viscosity (With the SV-A series, it is standard
accessory. With the SV-H series, it is sold separately (AX-SV-53-EX))
Windows communication tools WinCT-Viscosity (CD-ROM) is provided as standard. The
CD-ROM contains the graphing program RsVisco, which imports the data into a personal
computer and displays the results as a graph in real time. With RsVisco, changes in viscosity
over time and temperature dependency of viscosity can be observed easily and the obtained
data can be saved in files.
When using the accessory serial / USB converter, the personal computer can input the data
using the personal computer’s USB port. (With the SV-A series, it is standard accessory. With
the SV-H series, it is sold separately (AX-SV-53-EX))
The cup, that the sample is to be measured in, can be the plastic sample cup and the glass
sample cup. When measuring an organic solvent, use the glass sample cup.
Use the carrying case only for carrying the viscometer. Do not transport the viscometer using
the carrying case. Doing so may cause damage to the viscometer. When transporting the
viscometer, be sure to use the original packing material.
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2. UNPACKING THE VISCOMETER
The viscometer is a precision instrument. Unpack the viscometer carefully. Keep the packing
material to be used for transporting the viscometer in the future.
2-1 Part names for the SV-A series (Stand type)
*The illustration below is after assembling.
Cap
Grip
Sensor unit
Lever
Supporting
post
Sensor protective
cover
Serial number
Sensor
plate
Temperature sensor
Sample cup
knob
Right and left
direction
SV-1A
Protector
Sensor
plate
Surface locator
plate
Temperature sensor
SV-10A/SV-100A
Table
Guides
Leveling foot
Display
knob
Back and forth
direction
knob
(Height direction)
Connection
cable jack
Main unit
Keys
S/N1
2345
16
RS-232C serial interface
4
AC adapter jack
Serial number
Display unit
rear side
Reference card
Display unit
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Accessories for SV-1A
Connection cable (1 pc)
AC adapter (1 pc)
AC adapter label
See the note below.
Sample cup (Lid attached)
(Polycarbonate, Capacity: 2 mL,
10 pcs)
Sample cup
(Polycarbonate, Capacity: 45 mL,
5 pcs)
Windows communication tools
WinCT-Viscosity(CD-ROM) (1 pc)
Glass sample cup
(Capacity: 2 mL, 10 pcs)
Square glass sample cup
(10 mm x10 mm x 45 mm)
Can be used for
optical measuring devices
Sample cup holder
(Polycarbonate, For 2 mL capacity,
Transparent: 3 pcs, Black: 2 pcs)
* The lid for the sample cup
(2 mL) does not fit this cup.
Sample cup stand
(For 2 mL capacity, 1 pc)
RS-232C cable (1 pc)
25P-9P for modem
Water jacket (1 pc)
Serial-USB converter (1 pc)
Stand for securing the sensor unit (1 pc)
X-Y-Z stage (1 pc)
Screwdriver (1 pc)
Note
Please confirm that the AC adapter type is correct for
your local voltage and receptacle type.
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Accessories for SV-10A / SV-100A
Connection cable (1 pc)
AC adapter (1 pc)
Sample cup
(Polycarbonate, Capacity: 45 mL,
5 pcs)
AC adapter label
Note
Please confirm that the
AC adapter type is correct
for your local voltage and
receptacle type.
Small sample cup cover
(Polycarbonate, 5 pcs)
Small sample cup
(Polycarbonate, Capacity: 10 mL,
5 pcs)
Water jacket (1 pc)
Glass sample cup
(Capacity: 13 mL, 2 pcs)
Glass sample cup holder
(1 pc)
The position about 25 mm
above the cup bottom
indicates 13 mL.
Windows communication tools
WinCT-Viscosity(CD-ROM) (1 pc)
RS-232C cable (1 pc)
25P-9P for modem
Serial-USB converter (1 pc)
Stand for securing the sensor unit (1 pc)
X-Y-Z stage (1 pc)
Screwdriver (1 pc)
.
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Unpacking
Connection
cable
Display
Instruction
manual
AC adapter
Knobs for securing
the display
Stand
Sensor unit
Handle the sensor plate
with care.
Protector
Supporting post
X-Y-Z stage
Slider
Base
Screwdriver
Glass sample
cup[2ml] (10 pcs)
Lid
(10 pcs)
Water jacket
(1 pc)
Sample cup holder
[For 2ml] (5 pcs)*
Gl a ss sa mpl e Water jacket
Small sample
Small sample
(1 pc)
cup [10ml] (5 pcs) cup cover (5 pcs) cup
[13ml] ( 2 pc s)
Sample cup
[2ml] (10 pcs)
Gl a ss sa mpl e
cup ho ld er
[For 13ml] (1 pc)
Lid
(2 pcs)
Sample cup Sample cup
[45ml] (5 pcs) [45ml] (5 pcs)
Square glass sample cup
(2 pcs)
Sample cup
stand (1 pc)
* Transparent-3 pcs,
Black-2 pcs
SV-10A / SV-100A
SV-1A
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Assembling
Note: When assembling, handle the sensor plates
with care.
When removing or tightening the screws
located on the rear side of the sensor unit’s
handle, use the screwdriver that is provided
with the viscometer.
1
2
Supporting post
Base
Remove the two screws from the bottom of the
supporting post. Install the supporting post onto
the base. From the underside of the base, secure
the post using the two screws previously
removed.
Remove the attachment screw from the base.
Install the X-Y-Z stage along the guide ribs from
forward of the base. Secure the X-Y-Z stage using
the screw removed. (Confirm the direction of the
X-Y-Z stage’s knobs.)
Screws
X-Y-Z stage
Screw
Install from forward
3
Install the protector on the sensor unit of the
SV-1A/SV-10A/ SV-100A.
Insert the protector’s rotational axis into the
sensor unit’s hole.
(Refer to the figure at the right.)
Sensor unit
Example: SV-1A
Sensor
plate
Rotational
axis
3
3
Rotational
axis
1
1
2
4
Remove the four screws from the
rear side of the sensor unit’s handle.
Using the four screws removed,
attach the sensor unit to the slider.
Tighten the screws completely, using
the screwdriver provided with the
viscometer, so that there will be no
measurement error due to movement
of the head.
Protector
Screwdriver
Screws
Slider
11
Lever
5
Raise the lever and install the sensor unit along
the guide channels of the supporting post’s
sides.
At an appropriate height, secure the sensor unit
Serial number
to the supporting post by lowering the lever.
Cap
Guide channel
Handle the sensor
plates with care.
Knob for securing
the display
Display
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7
8
Confirm that the stand’s mounting holes and the
display’s mounting holes match up. Secure both
sides of the display with the knobs.
Knob for
securing
the display
Connect the display unit to the main unit using the
connection cable.
Serial number
Stand
Connection cable
from the display unit
(Connect as shown)
Insert the AC adapter plug into the AC
adapter jack located on the rear side of the
display unit. Insert the other end of the AC
adapter plug into an electrical outlet.
Main unit
Display unit
rear side
Connection cable
from the main unit
(Connect as shown)
AC adapter cable
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Note:
• Confirm that the adapter type is correct for
the local voltage and power receptacle type.
• The main unit and the display unit have been
adjusted in pairs. For accurate viscosity
measurement, before use, confirm that the
main unit and the display unit have the same
serial number.
2-2 Part names for the SV-H series (Portable type)
Handle
SV-1H
SV-10H/SV-100H
Sensor
unit
Sensor
plate
Serial
number
Sensor
plate
Temperature
sensor
Main
unit
Sensor protective
cover
Display
Protector
Surface
locator plate
Temperature
sensor
Connection
S/N1
2345
164
RS-232C serial interface
Keys
AC adapter jack
Serial number
Reference card
Display unit
rear side
Display unit
Accessories
Connection cable (1 pc)
AC adapter (1 pc)
AC adapter label
Note
Please confirm that the AC adapter type is correct for your local
voltage and receptacle type.
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Unpacking / Assembling
Note: When assembling, handle the sensor plates with care.
1 Unpack the parts from the carrying case.
Display
Connection
cable
Instruction
manual
AC adapter
Knobs for securing
the display
Stand
Sensor unit
Handle the sensor plates
with care.
Protector
2 Install the protector on the sensor unit of the SV-1H/SV-10H/SV-100H.
Insert the protector’s rotational axis into the sensor unit’s hole.
(Refer to the figure at the right.)
Sensor unit
Example: SV-1H
Sensor
plate
3 Connect the display unit to the main unit using the connection
cable.
Note
Rotational
axis
3
3
Rotational
axis
1
The main unit and the display unit have been adjusted in
pairs. For accurate viscosity measurement, before use,
confirm that the main unit and the display unit have the
same serial number.
Serial number
1
2
Protector
Sensor plate
Connection cable
from the display unit
(Connect as shown)
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4 Confirm that the stand’s mounting holes and the
display’s mounting holes match up. Secure both
sides of the display with the knobs.
Knob for securing
the display
Display
Knob for
securing
the display
5
Insert the AC adapter plug into the AC adapter
jack located on the rear side of the display unit.
Insert the other end of the AC adapter plug into
an electrical outlet.
Serial number
Display unit
rear side
AC adapter cable
Note
Confirm that the adapter type is correct for the
local voltage and power receptacle type.
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Connection cable
from the main unit
(Connect as shown)
Stand
3. CHANGING TYPE
3-1 Changing from SV-A (Stand type) to SV-H (Portable type)
In the case that you have purchased an SV-A series (stand type), and you need to use it as a
portable type, make the following changes.
Note: When removing or tightening the screws,
Screws
Screwdriver provided
with the viscometer
use the screwdriver that is provided
with the viscometer.
Handle
1 Remove the four screws from the
rear side of the sensor unit’s slider.
Using
the
four
screws
removed,
attach the sensor unit to the handle.
Screws
Change the function setting of “5vtyp” from “atype” to“Htype”as follows:
* Even if the function setting of “5vtyp” is not changed, you can still use the viscometer. However,
the portable functions, H-fnc, 5t-b, Hld-t, Cp, bep, Cp Hi and Cp lo will not be available.
2 Insert the AC adapter plug into the AC adapter
Display unit
rear side
jack located on the rear side of the display unit.
Insert the other end of the AC adapter plug into an
electrical outlet.
AC adapter cable
3 Press the ON:OFF key to turn the power on.
(Standby mode)
4 While in the standby mode, press and hold the MODE
key for two or more seconds. The viscometer will
enter the function mode
5
Press and
hold
5vtyp .
Press the PRINT key to select this item.
Continued on next page
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From the previous page
6
Press the START or HOLD key to display
or
Htype .
7 Press the PRINT key to store the setting.
After the viscometer displays
end
, it display the
next item of the function setting.
Next item of
function setting
8 Press the STOP key to return to the standby mode.
If you need other functions of the portable type, refer to
“9. FUNCTION SETTING”.
(Standby mode)
3-2 Changing from SV-H (Portable type) to SV-A (Stand type)
In the case that you have purchased an SV-H series (portable type), and you need to use it with the
stand set, prepare the following accessories and make the following changes.
- AX-SV-51
Stand set
- AX-SV-53-EX
Software set
- AX-SV-54
Sample cup set (10 mL/13 mL/45 mL)
- AX-SV-55
Sample cup set (2 mL) Only for SV-1A/SV-1H
Note: When removing or tightening the screws located on the rear side of the sensor unit’s
handle, use the screwdriver that is provided with the viscometer.
Supporting post
1
Remove the two screws from the bottom of
the supporting post. Install the supporting
Base
post of the stand set onto the base. From the
underside of the base, secure the post using
the two screws previously removed.
Screws
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2
Remove the attachment screw from the
X-Y-Z stage
base. Install the X-Y-Z stage along the guide
Screw
ribs from forward of the base. Secure the
X-Y-Z stage using the screw removed.
(Confirm the direction of the X-Y-Z stage’s
knobs.)
Install from forward
3 Remove the four screws from the
rear side of the sensor unit’s
handle.
Using the four screws removed,
attach the sensor unit to the slider.
Screwdriver
Screws
Slider
4
Raise the lever an d install the sensor unit along
the guide channels of the supporting post’s
sides.
At an appropriate height, secure the sensor
unit to the supporting post by lowering the
lever.
Lever
Serial number
Guide channel
Handle the sensor
plate with care.
Change the function setting of “5vtyp” from “Htype” to “atype” as follows:
* Even if the setting of “5vtyp” is not changed, you can still use the viscometer. However, the
portable functions, H-fnc, 5t-b, Hld-t, Cp, bep, Cp Hi and Cp lo remain available.
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5
Insert the AC adapter plug into the AC adapter
jack located on the rear side of the display unit.
Display unit
rear side
Insert the other end of the AC adapter plug into
an electrical outlet.
AC adapter cable
6
Press the ON:OFF key to turn the power on.
(Standby mode)
7
While in the standby mode, press and hold the MODE
Press and
hold
key for two or more seconds. The viscometer will enter
the function mode
5vtyp .
8 Press the PRINT key to select the item.
or
9 Press the START or HOLD key to display
atype .
10 Press the PRINT key to store the setting.
After the viscometer displays
end , it displays the
next item of the function setting.
Next item of
function setting
11 Press the STOP key to return to the standby mode.
(Standby mode)
Now the portable functions H-fnc, 5t-b, Hld-t, Cp, bep, Cp Hi, Cp lo are not available.
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4. DISPLAY AND KEYS
4-1 Display
Name
Description
Displays [- - - - -].
Displays the viscosity value in real
Measurement mode
time.
Freezes the display of the viscosity
Data hold mode
value.
Displays the unit of viscosity.
Displays the temperature value in
Standby mode
real time.
Measurement mode
Freezes the display of the
Data hold mode
temperature value.
Displays the unit of temperature.
Blinks while the measurement is being performed. (While the
sensor plates are in vibrating motion)
Illuminates while the viscometer is in the data hold mode.
Illuminates while measurement is performed using RsVisco, the
graphing program contained in the WinCT-Viscosity (CD-ROM).
Displays " C " in the calibration mode.
At one-point calibration
Blank display [
]
Inputting
Displays [ - - ].
first point
At two-point calibration
Inputting
Displays [ - - ].
second point
Standby mode
Viscosity display
Viscosity units
Temperature display
Temperature units
Processing indicator
Hold indicator
RsVisco link indicator
Calibration indicator
Calibration mode ID
indicator
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4-2 Keys (For all models)
Key
ON:OFF
Power
START
Start
measurement
STOP
Stop
measurement
HOLD
Data hold
MODE
Change units
PRINT
Output data
∗1
Description
Turns the power on and off.
When the power is turned on, the viscometer enters the standby
mode ( [- - - - -] is displayed.)
Start a measurement. (The processing indicator blinks.)
Displays the viscosity and temperature values in real time during
measurement.
If the display is set to HOLD, release it by pressing the START key.
Stops the measurement (The processing indicator is off) and freezes
the display of the viscosity and temperature values at the time the
STOP key is pressed during measurement.
When the STOP key is pressed again, the viscometer enters the
standby mode.
Freezes temporarily the display of the measurement data (viscosity
and temperature) at the time the HOLD key is pressed during
measurement. (The hold indicator is on.)
In the above condition, the measurement is continued. (The processing
indicator blinks.)
Pressing the HOLD key again releases the data hold mode. ∗1
Changes viscosity units. ∗2
(By the function setting "fnc 1", the measurement elapsed time can
be displayed.)
Outputs the measurement data.
While data are being output continuously (function setting "prt 2" or SIR command), the
data hold mode using the HOLD key is not available.
∗2
While the measurement is being performed using the graphing program RsVisco, the
data hold mode using the HOLD key and unit changes using the MODE key are not
available. RsVisco is contained in the Windows communication tools of the CD-ROM,
WinCT-Viscosity.
With the SV-A series, the CD-ROM is a standard accessory.
With the SV-H series, use the AX-SV-53-EX (software set, sold separately).
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4-3 Displaying the Viscosity Values
The viscosity values are displayed as below, depending on the unit selected and the viscosity range.
The correlation of the units are as follows: 1 mPa⋅s = 0.001 Pa⋅s = 1 cP =0.01 P
4-3-1 SV-1A/SV-1H
Use the MODE key to switch between mPa⋅s (Millipascal second) and Pa⋅s (Pascal second), or
between cP (Centipoise) and P (Poise).
The unit selected at the factory before shipment is mPa⋅s.
When the viscosity unit is mPa⋅s or Pa⋅s:
Unit selected
Viscosity
measured
mmPa⋅s
1
10
100
1000
Display
0.30
⏐
1.00
|
9.99
10.0
|
99.9
100
|
999
1.00
mmPa⋅s
Minimum
Unit
display
Pa⋅s
Remarks
Display
Minimum
display
Unit
0.0003
0.0010
0.01
Digit
indicating
0.01 mPa⋅s is
not displayed
0.0001
0.0099
0.0100
mmPa⋅s
0.1
Remarks
Pa⋅s
0.0001
0.0999
0.100
1
0.001
0.999
0.01
Pa⋅s
Switches
to Pa⋅s
1.00
0.01
When the viscosity unit is cP or P:
Unit selected
Viscosity
measured
mmPa⋅s
1
10
100
1000
Display
0.30
|
1.00
|
9.99
10.0
|
99.9
100
|
999
1 0.0
CcP
Minimum
Unit
display
P
Remarks
0.0030
|
0.0100
|
0.0999
0.100
|
0.999
1.00
|
9.99
0.01
CcP
0.1
1
0.1
P
Display
Switches
to P
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10.0
Minimum
display
Unit
0.0001
0.001
0.01
0.1
P
Remarks
4-3-2 SV-10A/SV-10H
Use the MODE key to switch between mPa⋅s (Millipascal second) and Pa⋅s (Pascal second), or
between cP (Centipoise) and P (Poise).
The unit selected at the factory before shipment is mPa⋅s.
When the viscosity unit is mPa⋅s or Pa⋅s:
Viscosity
measured
MmPa⋅s
1
10
100
1000
10000
mmPa⋅s
Minimum
Display display
Unit
0.30
⏐
1.00
|
9.99
10.0
|
99.9
100
|
999
1.00
|
10.00
Unit selected
Remarks
Display
Minimum
display
Pa⋅s
Unit
0.0003
0.01
0.0010
Digit
indicating
0.01 mPa⋅s is
not displayed
0.0001
0.0099
0.0100
mmPa⋅s
0.1
0.0001
Pa⋅s
0.0999
0.100
1
Remarks
0.001
0.01
Pa⋅s
Switches
to Pa⋅s
0.999
1.00
|
10.00
0.01
When the viscosity unit is cP or P:
Viscosity
measured
MmPa⋅s
1
10
100
1000
10000
4-3-3
CcP
Minimum
Display display
Unit
0.30
|
1.00
|
9.99
10.0
|
99.9
100
|
999
1.00
|
100.0
Unit selected
Remarks
0.01
CcP
0.1
1
0.1
P
Switches
to P
Display
0.0030
|
0.0100
|
0.0999
0.100
|
0.999
1.00
|
9.99
10.0
|
100.0
Minimum
display
0.001
0.01
0.1
Use the MODE key to switch between Pa⋅s (Pascal second) and P (Poise).
Viscosity
measured
Pa⋅s
1
10
100
Unit selected
Pa⋅s
P
Minimum
Minimum
Display
Display
display
display
1.00
|
9.99
10.0
|
99.9
100.0
0.01
0.1
10.0
|
99.9
100
|
999
1000
0.1
1
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Unit
0.0001
SV-100A/SV-100H
The unit selected at the factory before shipment is Pa⋅s.
P
P
Remarks
5. PRECAUTIONS
To get the optimum performance from the viscometer and acquire accurate measurement data, note
the following:
5-1 General Precautions (For all models)
For accurate measurement, use care with the following conditions.
Install the viscometer in an environment where the temperature and humidity are not excessive.
The best operating temperature is 25°C±2°C at 45-60% relative humidity.
For precise measurement, install the viscometer where there are no great changes in
temperature and humidity.
Install the viscometer where it is free of dust.
The viscometer uses the Tuning-fork Vibration Method. So, use much care to avoid external
vibration, especially when measuring low viscosity.
Places where the viscometer is prone to vibration are:
Second or higher floor, soft ground, near busy highways or rail lines.
Avoid these places as a measuring site. If measurement is to be performed in such a place, use
an anti-vibration table that is available as an option (AD-1685).
Do not measure where heaters or air conditioners can affect the measurement.
Do not measure where direct sunlight can affect the measurement.
Install the viscometer away from equipment which produces magnetic fields.
Protect the internal parts from liquid spills and excessive dust.
Do not disassemble the viscometer.
When precise measurement is required, acclimatize the viscometer to the measuring
environment. After installation, plug in the AC adapter and warm up the viscometer for one hour
or more.
5-2 Precautions for an Accurate Measurment (Only for the SV-H series)
With the SV-H series, when you need to make an accurate measurement, adjust the height of
the sample surface and sensor plates correctly by using the AX-SV-51 stand set. The
specification values are when using the stand set.
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5-3 During Use (For all models)
The SV-A/SV-H series viscometer, designed for very accurate measurement, is sensitive to
vibration or shock during transportation, as that may cause a display value error. Before
measurement, calibrate the viscometer using the sample cup that will be used for measurement.
To level the surface of the sample, adjust the leveling feet. (Height adjustment of the right and left
leveling feet.)
(With SV-10A, the center of the narrow part of the right and left sensor plates is on the liquid
surface.)
* With the SV-H series, use the AX-SV-51 (stand set, sold separately).
The viscosity of a liquid is temperature dependent and changes by negative 2 to negative 10
percent, per degree Celsius. Take changes in the liquid temperature into consideration for an
accurate measurement.
Be sure to calibrate using the standard viscosity fluid or purified water before measurement.
In a measurement that takes a long time, perform calibration periodically, as necessary.
Ensure a stable power source when using the AC adapter.
Placing the sensor plates and the temperature sensor in the sample may change the sample
temperature. For precise measurement, leave the sample as is for a while, after placing the
sensor plates and the temperature sensor, to ensure no changes to the sample temperature.
And then, start a measurement.
Use only your finger to press the keys. Using a sharp instrument such as a pen may damage
keys.
Handle the sensor plates with care.
If the sensor plates, or the protector, touch the inner wall of the sample cup, it may cause
measurement error. When measuring, be sure to adjust the spacing between the sensor
plates and the inner walls of the sample cup.
The sample cups are made of polycarbonate (PC) or glass. When using organic solvents, we
recommend the use of the glass sample cup (accessory or sold separately) or a commercially
available glass beaker.
Raise or remove the protector if necessary.
How to remove the protector:
Press the left and right side frames lightly in the direction indicated as 1 to remove the
rotational axis. Pull the protector in the direction indicated as 2 to remove.
Protector
1
Rotational
axis
1
Protector
2
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5-4 After Use (For all models)
Remove any residual sample material from the sensor plates, temperature sensor and
protector using alcohol. Using the sensor plates, temperature sensor and protector with
residue of an old sample left on will cause a measurement error.
Clean the sensor plates carefully to avoid bending them.
The sensor plates and the temperature sensor are made of titanium.
How to clean the sensor plates and temperature sensor
SV-1A/SH-1H
Sensor plate
Hold the sensor plates with folded tissue paper.
Move the tissue paper upward and downward to
remove the sample. Pushing strongly on the
sensor plates when moving the tissue upward, may
cause the sensor plates to bend.
Clean the temperature sensor in the same way.
Then, use tissue paper moistened with alcohol,
to remove any residual sample material.
SV-10A/SV-10H/SV-100A/SV-100H
Hold the sensor plate or temperature sensor with
Sensor plate
tissue paper. Move the tissue paper downward to
remove the sample.
Then, use tissue paper moistened with alcohol,
to remove any residual sample material.
Temperature
sensor
Clean the sample cup as necessary.
Unlock the cable connector before disconnecting the connection the cable.
How to unlock the cable connector
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Temperature
sensor
5-5 Measuring the Absolute Value of Viscosity (For all models)
The SV-A/SV-H Series Sine-wave Vibro Viscometer, as a measuring principle, detects the product of
viscosity and density.
Displayed viscosity value = Viscosity × Density ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ [1]
While the displayed value has a unit of mPa⋅s, it indicates the product of viscosity and density.
Example (1) When a sample has an absolute value of viscosity of 2.00 mPa⋅s and density of 1.000:
Displayed value = 2.00 [mPa⋅s] × 1.000
= 2.00 [mPa⋅s]
(2) When a sample has an absolute value of viscosity of 2.00 mPa⋅s and density of 0.800:
Displayed value = 2.00 [mPa⋅s] × 0.800
= 1.60 [mPa⋅s]
Note
The density can be measured, using the density determination kit, AD-1653 in
combination with a balance.
To obtain the absolute viscosity value precisely, do as follows:
5-5-1 At Measurement
Divide the displayed viscosity value by the sample density to obtain the absolute value of viscosity.
Example (1) Measure the sample and confirm the displayed viscosity value.
Here, 736 mPa⋅s as an example.
(2) Check the sample density at the temperature when the sample is measured.
Here, 0.856 as an example.
(3) Divide the displayed viscosity value by the sample density to obtain the absolute value
of viscosity.
Here, 860 mPa⋅s is obtained as the absolute viscosity value.
Absolute value of viscosity =
=
Displayed viscosity value
Sample density
736
0.856
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≅ 860 mPa⋅s
5-5-2 At Calibration
When calibrating, enter the product of the absolute viscosity value and the density of the standard
viscosity fluid used for calibration, as a correction value.
The standard viscosity fluid has the calculation sheet of kinetic viscosity and viscosity at various
temperatures attached. To obtain the correction value using this sheet, do as follows:
Kinetic viscosity =
Viscosity
Density
From this, Density =
Viscosity
Kinetic viscosity
⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ [2]
Correction value = Viscosity × Density ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ [3]
When substituting [2] for the density in [3], the following equation is obtained.
Correction value =
Viscosity2
Kinetic viscosity
⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ [4]
Example 1: To calibrate the viscometer using a standard viscosity fluid:
Using the calculation sheet, calculate the value used for calibration.
(1) Check the kinetic viscosity and the viscosity at the temperature when the calibration is
performed.
Here, 1011 mm2/s for the kinetic viscosity and 889 mPa⋅s for the viscosity at 20°C
as an example.
(2) Substitute the values above into equation [4].
8892
1011
≅781
781 mPa⋅s is obtained as a correction value used for calibration.
(3) After calibration, measure the viscosity of the standard viscosity fluid used and confirm
that the viscometer displays the similar value as the correction value, 781 mPa⋅s in
this example. This completes the calibration procedure.
Example 2: To calibrate using a standard viscosity fluid with known values of viscosity and density.
In this example, a standard viscosity fluid with a viscosity of 889 mPa⋅s at 20°C is used.
(1) Check the viscosity value and the density of the standard viscosity fluid at the
temperature when the calibration is performed..
Here, 889 mPa⋅s for the viscosity and 0.878 for the density at 20°C as an example.
(2) Substitute the values above into equation [3].
889 × 0.878 ≅ 781
781 mPa⋅s is obtained as a correction value used for calibration.
(3) After calibration, measure the viscosity of the standard viscosity fluid used and confirm
that the viscometer displays the similar value as the correction value, 781 mPa⋅s in
this example. This completes the calibration procedure.
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6. MEASUREMENT
6-1 Preparing the Sample (For the SV-A series)
* Vibration or shock during transportation may cause a display value error. Before measurement,
calibrate the viscometer using the sample cup that will be used for measurement. For calibration
with purified water, refer to “8-2-3 Simplified Calibration Using Purified Water”. (Only for SV-1A/10A)
Model: SV-1A
1 Pour the sample into the cup until its surface is between the level
gauges.
- With the 2 mL sample cup, the lower level gauge indicates 1.8
mL, the upper level gauge indicates 2 mL.
Sample cup
(2 mL)
Level
gauges
- With the 45 mL sample cup, the lower level gauge indicates 35
mL, the upper level gauge indicates 45 mL.
Sample cup
<2 mL>
*The glass sample cup does not have level gauges.
Sample cup
holder
<For 2 mL>
2 Attach the cup on the table along the guides.
Sample cup
<45 mL>
- With the 2 mL sample cup, place the sample cup in the sample
cup holder (For 2 mL), and set it into the 45 mL sample cup.
* When using the sample cup holder, select either the transparent
holder or the black holder, depending on the sample color.
3 Confirm that the protector is in the position as shown in the
figure.
Guides
Protector
Sensor
plate
Raise the lever to release the sensor unit.
Sensor unit
4 Pinch the grips, support the front side of the sensor unit and
gently lower the sensor plates above the sample surface.
Lever
Adjust the X-Y-Z stage if necessary.
5 Lower the lever to secure the sensor unit.
6 Confirm that the positioning of the sensor plates is in center of
the sample cup by adjusting the X-Y-Z stage.
- When using the 2 mL sample cup, raise the protector.
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Grips
7 Turn the knob (Height direction) so as to
adjust the sample surface to the center of
the narrow part of the sensor plates.
Confirm that the sample surface is between
the upper and lower triangular marks.
Note
Sensor protective
cover
Protector
Sample
surface
adjustment
position
•When using the 2 mL sample cup, raise
the protector.
• Adjust the height of the sample surface
correctly, otherwise it may cause a
measurement error.
Knob
(Height direction)
Model: SV-10A / SV-100A
1
Level gauges
Pour the sample into the cup until its surface is between the
level gauges.
- With the 45 mL sample cup, the lower level gauge indicates
35 mL, the upper level gauge indicates 45 mL.
- The 13 mL glass sample cup does not have level gauges.
The position approximately 25 mm above the cup bottom
indicates 13 mL.
Sample cup (45 mL)
Approx. 25cm
Glass sample cup (13 mL)
2
Attach the cup on the table along the guides.
Guides
3
Confirm that the protector is in the position as shown in the
figure.
Raise the lever to release the sensor unit.
Sensor
plate
Protector
4
Pinch the grips, support the front side of the sensor unit and
gently lower the sensor plates above the sample surface.
5
Lower the lever to secure the sensor unit.
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6
Confirm that the positioning of the sensor plates is in center of
the sample cup by adjusting the X-Y-Z stage.
Surface
7 Turn the knob (Height direction) so
locator plate
as to adjust the sample surface to (Shaded portion)
the center of the narrow part of the
sensor plates. At this time, use the
surface locator plate as a guide. The
surface locator plate has been
secured in position so that the tip of
the surface locator plate comes into
contact with the sample surface.
Sensor protective
cover
Sample
surface
adjustment
position
Knob
(Height direction)
Note
• Adjust the height of the sample surface correctly, otherwise it may cause a
measurement error.
• With SV-10A/SV-100A, the surface locator plate can be attached or removed by loosening the
screw.
• With SV-10A/SV-100A, before removing the sensor protective cover, remove the
surface locator plate.
• Removing and reattaching the surface locator plate will cause the position (Height) of
the sensor plates and the sample surface to change. Therefore, it is recommended
that calibration be performed using a standard viscosity fluid before measurement.
Note
Use the protector in the position as shown on the left below. If the protector is not used, a
measurement error may occur, especially in measuring a viscosity over 5000 mPa⋅s.
NO
When the position of the sensor plates in the liquid is not at the same level, level the
viscometer using the leveling feet so that the liquid surface will be leveled.
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6-2 Basic Measurement Procedure (For the SV-A series)
Below is an example of the SV-10A at shipment.
1 With the power turned off, press the ON:OFF
key.
When the display is in the standby mode, press
the START key. *1
After about 15 seconds, the measurement
values are displayed.
2 During measurement, press the
HOLD key as necessary, to freeze
the display temporarily.
To release the data hold mode,
press the HOLD or START key
again. *2
3 Press the STOP key to stop
the measurement. The
measurement results freeze
and are displayed.
4 To stop the measurement,
press the STOP key.
To go on to the next
measurement, set the sample
and press the START key.
When the viscosity value is below the measuring range, Sl TOP is displayed.
When the viscosity value exceeds the measuring range, SH TOP is displayed.
If the sensor plates are not in vibrating motion for about 20 seconds, for example, when
the sample coagulates, the measurement will stop automatically.
∗1
When the graphing program RsVisco is used, click the START button on the RsVisco to
start a measurement.
∗2
While the measurement is being performed using the graphing program RsVisco or data
are being output continuously (function setting "prt 2" or SIR command), the data hold
mode using the HOLD key is not available.
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6-3 Basic Measurement Procedure (For the SV-H series)
1
Beaker
Pour the sample into the beaker (500ml) etc.
Sample
2
With the power turned off, press the ON:OFF key.
When the display is in the standby mode, the SV-H
can measure.
(Standby mode)
3
Hold the SV-H handle firmly in your hand. Prepare to
insert the sensor plates in the sample.
Protector
Sensor plates
4 Press the START key. Insert the sensor plates into the sample.
The measurement time is about 15 seconds. After inserting the sensor plates in the sample,
maintain the height of the sensor plates.
l
is displayed when the sensor plates do not touch the liquid.
Right after the sensor plates touch the liquid, l
will be still displayed. Continue the
measurement with this state. After stabilizing, the viscometer displays the viscosity value.
[Precautions when inserting the sensor plates into the sample]
Confirm that the protector is in the position as shown in the figure, and then insert the sensor
plates into the sample.
Confirm that the sample surface and the center of the narrow part of the sensor plates match up.
Keep the SV-H at this position (Height).
At this time
- With SV-1H, there are the triangular marks on the sensor plate. Confirm that the sample
surface is between the upper and lower triangular marks.
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- With SV-10H/100H, use the surface locator plate as a guide. The surface locator plate has
been secured in position so that the tip of the surface locator plate comes into contact with the
sample surface.
Surface
Sensor
locator plate
Sensor
protective
(Shaded portion)
protective
cover
cover
SV-10H/SV-100H
Sample
Sample
surface
surface
adjustment
adjustment
position
Sample
Sample
position
surface
surface
SV-1H
SV-10H/SV-100H
Note
Use the protector in the position as shown on the left below. If the protector is not used,
be careful that the sensor plates do not touch the inner wall of the beaker etc. With the
SV-10H, when the protector is removed, a measurement error may occur, especially in
measuring a viscosity over 5000 mPa⋅s.
No
Protector
Note
• Adjust the height of the sample surface correctly, otherwise it may cause a
measurement error.
• When you need a more accurate measurement, use the stand set (AX-SV-51, sold
separately).
• With SV-10H/SV-100H, the surface locator plate can be attached or removed by loosening the
screw.
• With SV-10H/SV-100H, before removing the sensor protective cover, remove the
surface locator plate.
• Removing and reattaching the surface locator plate will cause the position (Height) of
the sensor plates and the sample surface to change. Therefore, it is recommended
that calibration be performed using a standard viscosity fluid before measurement.
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Below is an example of the SV-10H at shipment.
5 After measurement, the buzzer sounds and the displayed
value blinks, then holds.
Note
When the values do not stabilize because of hand
movement, set the condition function that levels the
large variation in digits (refer to page 54) and the
function that do not display the large variation in digits
(refer to page 55) if necessary.
(Standby mode)
With the portable type, you can use the auto hold
function and timer mode function (refer to page 57).
(Measurement mode)
6 To stop the measurement, press the STOP key.
To go on to the next measurement, set the sample and press
the START key.
(Data hold
after measurement)
When the viscosity value is below the measuring range, Sl TOP is displayed.
When the viscosity value exceeds the measuring range, SH TOP is displayed.
If the sensor plates are not in vibrating motion for about 20 seconds, for example, when
the sample coagulates, the measurement will stop automatically.
∗1
When using the graphing program RsVisco, of the AX-SV-53-EX software set, click the
START button of the RsVisco program to start a measurement.
∗2
While the measurement is being performed using the graphing program RsVisco of the
AX-SV-53-EX software set or data are being output continuously (function setting "prt 2"
or SIR command), the data hold mode using the HOLD key is not available.
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6-4 Changing Units (For all models)
The units of viscosity available are: mPa⋅s (millipascal second),
Pa⋅s (Pascal second),
cP (Centipoise),
P (Poise).
The correlation of the units are as follows: 1 mPa⋅s = 0.001 Pa⋅s = 1 cP =0.01 P
The units of temperature available are: °C (Celsius) and °F (Fahrenheit).
The unit selected upon power-on depends on the function setting. The unit selected at the factory
before shipment is as shown below.
Model
SV-1A/SV-1H
SV-10A/SV-10H
SV-100A
SV-100H
Viscosity
Temperature
mmPa・s
°C
Pa・s
Use the MODE key to change units. Each time the MODE key is pressed, units are switched as below:
Note that the unit of temperature is fixed in the function setting.
SV-1A/SV-1H/ SV-10A/SV-10H
In the function setting, mPa⋅s or Pa⋅s is selected:
In the function setting, cP or P is selected:
SV-100A/SV-100H
Note
•While the measurement is being performed using the graphing program RsVisco, unit
changes using the MODE key is not available.
•With the function setting "fnc 1", pressing the MODE key during measurement will display
the measurement elapsed time.
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7. USING THE WATER JACKET
7-1. Introduction
The water jacket, is used with the SV-A Series Vibro Viscometer, to maintain the sample temperature
constant or to measure the viscosity when the sample temperature is changed. The operating
temperature range is 0°C to 100°C
The water jacket consists of the following:
Water jacket
1 pc (Main body: PC (Polycarbonate), Packing: Silicone rubber, Washer: Nylon)
Screw
1 pc (Screw: POM (Polyacetal), Washer: Nylon)
Note
• As a heating medium, use water, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), mixture of water and IPA, or
silicone oil, which does not erode the materials described above. Using the heating
medium other than these may damage the water jacket.
• When using the water jacket, make sure that no inner pressure is exerted in the water
jacket due to the kinked or blocked tubes, as that could exert the pressure in the water
jacket, causing it to break.
• To control the temperature, a commercially available constant temperature bath is
required separately.
• With the SV-H Series, the water jacket is part of the option AX-SV-54 (Cup set, sold
separately, capacity: 10 mL・13 mL・45 mL) or option AX-SV-55 (Cup set, sold separately,
capacity: 2 mL, only for the SV-1A/ SV-1H). At this time, use the optional AX-SV-51 stand
set (sold separately) if necessary. If you use the optional AX-SV-53-EX software set (sold
separately), you can easily understand the graphing data and sample characteristics in
real time.
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7-2. Installation
With the SV-1A, as the viscometer, the sample cup holder and the sample cup (capacity: 2 mL)
provided or the glass sample cup (capacity: 2 mL) also provided, is used.
With the SV-10A/100A, as the viscometer, the small sample cup (capacity: 10 mL) provided or the
glass sample cup (capacity: 13 mL) also provided, is used.
To circulate the heating medium into the water jacket, a commercially available constant temperature
bath is required.
1
Using silicone tubes with an inside diameter of 8 mm, make a connection between the "OUT"
connector of the bath and the lower nozzle of the water jacket indicated as 1 in the illustration,
and then, between the "IN" connector and the upper nozzle indicated as 2.
Add approximately 11 mL of
water as the heating medium.
Tubing clamp
(Commercially available)
3
IN
2
1
OUT
Water jacket assembly
2
Constant temperature bath
(Commercially available)
Pour the heating medium into the water jacket indicated as 3. An appropriate sample amount is
approximately 11 mL.
The heating medium conducts the heat of the water jacket to the sample cup.
Note: When the levels of the sample surface and the heating medium surface are the
same and hard to distinguish the positioning of the sensor plates, change the
amount of the heating medium.
3
When the sample cup (capacity: 2 mL) is used, pour the sample into the cup and
Level
gauges
confirm that the sample surface is between the 1.8 mL line and the 2 mL line.
When the small sample cup (capacity: 10 mL) is used, pour the sample
up to the 10 mL line.
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Sample cup (2 mL)
4
Model: SV-1A
Insert the sample cup into the sample cup holder, ant then into the water jacket indicated as 3.
When the specific gravity of the sample liquid is small and the sample cup floats, secure lightly
the front side of the cup to the water jacket using the screw provided.
Model: SV-10A/SV-100A
Insert the small sample cup into the water jacket indicated as 3.
When the specific gravity of the sample liquid is small and the small sample cup floats, secure
lightly the front side of the cup to the water jacket using the screw provided.
Use the small sample cup cover for volatile samples.
Screw
Glass sample cup
Sample cup
(Capacity: 2 mL)
(Capacity: 2 mL)
Small sample cup cover
Small sample cup
(Capacity: 10 mL)
Glass sample cup
(Capacity: 13 mL)
Sample cup holder
(For 2 mL)
Water jacket
Circulation nozzle
If the handles of the sample cup holder or the small sample cup interfere with the
measurement, they can be removed.
Apply force in the up and down directions slowly as shown in the illustration, to break the
handle off.
Sample cup holder
Small sample cup
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7-3. How to Use
1
Attach the water jacket on the table along the guides.
Make sure that the water jacket is slid furthest along
the guides until stopped.
Slide furthest
until stopped
Guide
Guide
2
When the water jacket is used, be sure to raise or
remove the protector.
Protector
Raise or remove
the protector
3
Use much care so that the sensor plates and the
temperature sensor do not come into contact with the
inner wall of the sample. If they are in contact, a
measurement error may occur.
4
Be sure to adjust the sample surface to the center of the narrow part of the sensor plates.
Surface
locator plate
(Shaded portion)
Sensor
protective
cover
Sensor
protective
cover
SV-10A/SV-100A
Sample
surface
adjustment
position
Sample
surface
Sample
surface
SV-1A
Sample
surface
adjustmen
t position
SV-10A/SV-100A
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7-4. Measuring the Absolute Value of Viscosity Using the Small Sample Cup
The SV-10A/100A has been calibrated using the accessory sample cup (45 mL) when shipped. The
distance between the inner wall and the sensor plates when the accessory sample cup is used,
differs from the distance when the small sample cup (10 mL) is used. This causes a difference in the
sensor plate's detection capability, thus causing a difference in the viscosity measured.
Therefore, to measure the absolute value of viscosity using the small sample cup (10 mL), it is
recommended that calibration be performed using a fluid with a known viscosity value which is close to
the sample viscosity. (Refer to "8. VISCOSITY CALIBRATION" of the viscometer instruction manual.)
7-5. Maintenance
Clean the sample cup as necessary. If cleaning is not sufficient, a measurement error may occur due
to contamination.
7-6. Specifications
Operating temperature:
0°C to 100°C
Circulation nozzle outside diameter: 10.5 mm
Recommended hose:
Silicone tube with an inside diameter of 8 mm
When a stirrer is attached at the bottom of the water jacket, the sample viscosity can be
measured while the sample is being stirred. The maximum viscosity value which can be
measured is 1000 mPa⋅s.
Stirrer:
VARIOMAG MICRO manufactured by H+P Labortechnik AG
Stirrer
M4 screw
Note
•Use a rotator with a size of 6 mm (length) x 4 mm (diameter).
•Attach the stirrer to the bottom of the water jacket, using an M4 screw from below.
•When the rotator is used, make sure that the rotator will not touch the temperature
sensor or the sensor plates. If it does, increase the sample amount so that the rotator will
be farther away from the sensor plates.
•Use the stirrer with a revolution speed which will not cause ripples in the sample surface.
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8. VISCOSITY CALIBRATION (FOR ALL MODELS)
With the SV-H series, when calibration is needed, use the stand set (AX-SV-51, sold
separately)
Viscosity calibration is to correct the viscosity value.
Two calibration methods are available: one-point calibration and two-point calibration, using
standard viscosity fluids.
It is recommended that calibration be performed using a fluid with a known viscosity value
which is close to the sample viscosity.
When the measuring range is great, perform two-point calibration. Two-point calibration
requires two standard viscosity fluids (high viscosity and low viscosity) that are appropriate for
the measuring range.
When measuring the viscosity near 1 mPa⋅s, simplified calibration using purified water, which
is a one-key operation, is available. The SV-1A/1H/10A/10H/ has a built-in function to perform
an automatic temperature compensation on the viscosity value, based on the temperature of
the purified water used.
In one-point and two-point calibration, the viscosity of a fluid with a known value, such as a
standard viscosity fluid, is measured, displayed, corrected digitally and saved in memory.
To obtain the absolute viscosity value precisely, use the correction value as described in
"5-5-2 At Calibration".
If the wrong calibration data such as a correction value have been entered, the viscometer
condition can be restored. For details, refer to "Initialization (Clr)" of the function setting.
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8-1 Notes on Viscosity Calibration (For all models)
Pay close attention to the liquid temperature at calibration. Be sure to enter the temperature
corrected viscosity value of the liquid at calibration. Even a standard viscosity fluid has a
viscosity change of -2%/°C to -10%/°C, and purified water, a viscosity change of -2%/°C, when
the room temperature changes.
The temperature of the standard viscosity fluid must be the same as the temperature of the
sensor plates and the temperature sensor. Allow the displayed temperature to stabilize before
calibration.
Be sure to adjust the sample surface to the center of the narrow part of the sensor plates.
Otherwise, a measurement error may occur.
In the calibration mode, the unit of viscosity for the SV-1A/1H/10A/10H is mPa⋅s, the unit of
viscosity for the SV-100A/100H is Pa⋅s. The unit of temperature is fixed to °C.
Influence caused by the sample cup
The viscometers have been calibrated with the following cups when shipped. When using
another cup, use that cup to measure viscosity only after calibrating with it.
SV-1A/SV-1H
Sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL)
SV-10A/SV-10H/SV-100A/SV-100H
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL)
Note
Models SV-10A/SV-10H/SV-100A/SV-100H, have been calibrated with the protector
attached when shipped. Please note that the value, obtained when the viscometer is
calibrated without the protector, may be different from that upon shipment.
If water other than purified water (such as pressurized tap water) is used for simplified
calibration, or the water temperature is different from the ambient temperature, bubbles may
accumulate on the sensor plates and cause a measurement error. Allow the sample to adjust
to the ambient temperature and remove any accumulated bubbles before calibration.
If the measured viscosity of the water is 3.00 mPa⋅s or greater, it is contaminated and
simplified calibration can not be performed using it. Replace the water.
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8-2 Calibration Procedure (For all models)
Note
As to the correction value used for one-point calibration and two-point calibration, enter the
product of the absolute viscosity value and the density of the standard viscosity fluid. For
details, refer to "5-5-2 At Calibration".
After calibration, check the values, comparing the product described above with the
displayed value.
Kinetic viscosity =
Viscosity
From this, Viscosity × Density =
Density
Viscosity2
Kinetic viscosity
is obtained.
Example 1: To calibrate the viscometer using a standard viscosity fluid:
Using the calculation sheet, calculate the value used for calibration.
(1) Check the kinetic viscosity and the viscosity at the temperature when the calibration is
performed.
Here, 1011 mm2/s for the kinetic viscosity and 889 mPa⋅s for the viscosity at 20°C
as an example.
(2) Substitute the values above to obtain the value for
8892
1011
Viscosity2
Kinetic viscosity
.
≅781
781 mPa⋅s is obtained as a correction value used for calibration.
Example 2: To calibrate using a standard viscosity fluid with known values of viscosity and density.
In this example, a standard viscosity fluid with a viscosity of 889 mPa⋅s at 20°C is
used.
(1) Check the viscosity value and the density of the standard viscosity fluid at the
temperature when the calibration is performed..
Here, 889 mPa⋅s for the viscosity and 0.878 for the density at 20°C as an example.
(2) Substitute the values above to obtain the value for Viscosity × Density.
889 × 0.878 ≅ 781
781 mPa⋅s is obtained as a correction value used for calibration.
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8-2-1 One-point Calibration
1
2
In the standby mode, press and hold
the HOLD key to enter the
calibration mode. " Cal " appears.
(Standby mode)
Select one-point calibration (Cal-1)
and press the PRINT key to confirm.
The standby mode of the onecalibration mode appears.
Use the MODE key to switch
between the calibration modes,
one-point calibration (Cal-1) or
two-point calibration (Cal-2).
* Press the STOP key to exit the
calibration mode. The display
returns to the standby mode.
3
Place the standard viscosity fluid in
the sample cup. Press the START
key to start a measurement.
4
After the measurement, wait for the
display to become stable and press
the PRINT key. The measurement
value blinks and is ready to be
corrected.
5
Below is an example of the SV-10H.
Press and hold
(One-point calibration)
(One-point calibration
standby mode)
Set standard viscosity fluid
Correct the value using the following keys:
MODE key
Switches the blinking digits.
START key
Changes the setting of a
blinking digit.
STOP key
Moves the decimal point.
(Measurement mode)
When the data
is stabilized
(Correct the value)
6
Press the PRINT key to confirm the correction value.
7
To exit the calibration mode:
With " end " being displayed, press the PRINT
key again to return to the standby mode.
To correct the value:
With " end " being displayed, press the
STOP key and correct the value.
8
Measure the viscosity of the
standard viscosity fluid used.
Confirm that the viscometer displays
the similar value as the entered
correction value.
To correct
(End of one-point calibration)
(Confirm the value)
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(Standby mode)
8-2-2 Two-point Calibration
Below is an example of the SV-10H.
1
In the standby mode, press and hold
the HOLD key to enter the
calibration mode. " Cal " appears.
2
Select two-point calibration (Cal-2)
and press the PRINT key to confirm.
The standby mode of the twocalibration mode appears.
Use the MODE key to switch
between the calibration modes,
one-point calibration (Cal-1) or
two-point calibration (Cal-2).
* Press the STOP key to exit the
calibration mode. The display
returns to the standby mode.
3
In two-point calibration mode, the calibration
mode ID indicator (-) appears below the
temperature display.
4
Place the standard viscosity fluid in the
sample cup. Press the START key to start
the measurement of the first point.
5
After the measurement, wait for the display
to become stable and press the PRINT key.
The measurement value blinks and is ready
to be corrected.
6
Correct the value using the following keys:
MODE key
Switches the blinking digits.
START key
Changes the setting of a
blinking digit.
STOP key
Moves the decimal point.
7
Press the PRINT key to confirm the correction value.
8
To correct the value:
In the calibration standby mode to enter the
second point, press the STOP key and
correct the value.
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9
When the measurement of the first point has
completed, clean the sensor plates,
temperature sensor and protector and
prepare the second standard viscosity fluid.
From the previous page
Set standard viscosity fluid
10 Place the second standard viscosity fluid in
the sample cup. Press the START key to
start the measurement of the second point.
11 After the measurement, wait for the display
to become stable and press the PRINT key.
The measurement value blinks and is ready
to be corrected.
(Second point measurement mode)
When the data
is stabilized
12 Correct the value using the following keys:
MODE key
Switches the blinking digits.
START key
Changes the setting of a
blinking digit.
STOP key
Moves the decimal point.
(Correct the second point value)
13 Press the PRINT key to confirm the
correction value.
14 To exit the calibration mode:
With " end " being displayed, press the PRINT
key again. The calibration data is saved and the
display returns to the standby mode.
To correct
(End of two-point calibration)
To correct the value:
With " end " being displayed, press the
STOP key and correct the value.
(Standby mode)
15 Measure the viscosity of the two standard
viscosity fluids used. Confirm that the
viscometer displays the similar value as the
entered correction value for each fluid.
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(Confirm the value
of the first fluid)
(Confirm the value
of the second fluid)
8-2-3 Simplified Calibration Using Purified Water (SV-1A/1H/10A/10H)
1
Place the purified water in the sample cup.
2
Press the START key to measure
the purified water. Confirm that the
viscosity and temperature values are
stabilized.
3
Press and hold the START key.
The theoretical viscosity value
(Viscosity × Density) of the purified
water at the measuring temperature
is displayed and all the displays
blink.
To cancel the operation, press the
STOP key. The display returns to
the status before calibration.
4
Press the START key again to
perform calibration.
When calibration is completed, " end "
is displayed. Then, the viscosity
returns to the measuring status.
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Reference data: Theoretical viscosity value (Viscosity × Density)
of the purified water at various temperatures
Temperature (°C)
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
19.0
20.0
21.0
22.0
23.0
24.0
25.0
26.0
27.0
28.0
29.0
30.0
Viscosity × Density (mPa・s)
1.31
1.27
1.24
1.20
1.17
1.14
1.11
1.08
1.05
1.03
1.00
0.98
0.95
0.93
0.91
0.89
0.87
0.85
0.83
0.81
0.79
Note
When tap water is poured into the sample cup directly and is measured, bubbles are
generated on the sensor plates due to the difference in pressure and temperature and
the viscosity may increase gradually. Pressurized tap water generates bubbles easily.
Therefore, use distilled or purified water that is not pressurized.
Leave the sensor plates and sample in the same environment to acclimatize before
measuring, to decrease temperatures fluctuations.
In a measurement that takes a long time, the sample viscosity may increase due to
water contamination. Perform a periodic check on water quality.
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9. FUNCTION SETTING (FOR ALL MODELS)
The viscometer, by selecting functions to be used in the function setting, can specify the
performance appropriate to the usage.
Each function is assigned parameters. The performance of a function is specified by changing the
parameter.
The parameters saved, even if the power is turned off, are maintained in non-volatile memory.
9-1 Operation (For all models)
The operational procedure of the function setting is as follows:
1
In the standby mode, press and hold the MODE key to enter the function setting mode.
2
Press the MODE key to select a function item.
3
Press the PRINT key to confirm the function item. The changeable digit blinks.
4
Press the START key or HOLD key to change the blinking digit.
5
START key
Increases the value of the blinking digit. When the value reaches the upper
limit of the setting range, the minimum value appears again.
HOLD key
Decreases the value of the blinking digit. When the value reaches the lower
limit of the setting range, the maximum value appears again.
To save the new setting, press the PRINT key. After " end ", the next item is displayed.
To cancel the new setting, press the STOP key. The next item is displayed.
6
To change other settings, repeat the procedure starting at step 2.
7
To exit the function setting mode, press the STOP key. The viscometer returns to the
standby mode.
Note
The operational procedures for setting the date and time ("Cladj"), ID number ("id") and
initialization ("Clr") are not the same as the procedure described above. Refer to "9-3
Description of Items".
"Date/Time"
pages 61-63
"Device ID Number"
pages 58-59
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Example of the function setting procedure
To change the setting of "Unit upon power-on (Unit)" to the viscosity: cP (Centipoise) and the
temperature: °C (Celsius).
1
In the standby mode, press and hold the MODE
key to enter the function setting mode. " 5vtyp "
appears.
(Standby mode)
Press and hold
2
Press the MODE key to select " Unit ".
3
Press the PRINT key to confirm the item.
(The decimal point illuminates when the setting
currently saved is displayed.)
4
Press the START key or HOLD key to select the
unit to be used.
or
(In this example, " 2 " is selected. Viscosity: cP,
Temperature: °C)
5
Press the PRINT key to save the setting.
After " end ", the next item is displayed.
Next item of
function setting
6
Press the STOP key to return to the standby
mode.
(Standby mode)
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9-2 Details of the Function Items (For all models)
Function item
5vtyp
Change type
Cond
Condition
Parameter
Htype
•
atype
•
pnt
0
1
2
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
Decimal point
1
fnc
MODE key function
during
measurement
prt
0
2
0
Data output mode
1
Unit
Unit upon power-on
•
•
•
•
•
1
•
2
type
Data output format
5-at
Measurement
elapsed time output
5-td
Date/time output
5-ed
Other output
0
1
2
3
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
pU5e
Pause at data output
erfnc
Reserved
H-fnc
Function of
portable type
• Factory setting
3
0
1
0
|
7
0
1
2
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Description
Portable type(This function can use: H-fnc, 5t-b, Hld-t, Cp, bep, Cp Hi, Cp lo)
With the SV-H series, it is shipped with this setting.
Stand type(This function can not use: H-fnc, 5t-b, Hld-t, Cp bep, Cp Hi,
Cp lo) With the SV-A series, it is shipped with this setting.
Follows the viscosity changes quickly. (Prone to vibration)
Follows the viscosity changes slowly.
(Stable values)
MmPa⋅s
Pa⋅s
°C
CcP
Factory setting:
P
TemperSV-1A/1H/10A/10H=0
Viscosity
ature
mmPa⋅s
SV-100A/100H=1
Pa⋅s
°F
ccP
P
With "Comma" selected, the
Dot
separator for CSV format will
Comma
be ";" (semicolon).
Switches viscosity units.
Switches between the temperature display and the measurement
elapsed time display.
Do not display the digits that are beyond the decimal point.
Key mode
Press the PRINT key to output data.
Outputs automatically when
Auto print mode
the STOP key ends the
measurement.
Continuous output during
Stream mode
measurement. Outputs the viscosity
only when D.P. format is selected.
A&D standard format
For AD-8121B MODES 1&2
D.P. format
For AD-8121B MODE 3
CSV format
For a personal computer
RsVisco format
For graphing program RsVisco
No output
Available only for D.P.
format
Output
No output
Output
No output
Outputs remarks.
Outputs remarks, Device
information and signature.
Outputs ID number.
No pause
Pause (Approx. 2 seconds)
Usually use this parameter.
Off
Auto hold function
Timer mode function
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Available only for D.P. and
CSV formats
ID Available only for D.P. format
Available only for CSV format
S5t-b
Stability band width
Hld-t
Hold time
Cp
Comparator mode
bep-
0
1
2
0
1
2
3
0
1
0
Lo buzzer
1
bep-
0
OK buzzer
1
bep-
0
HI buzzer
1
Cp Hi
Upper limit value
Cp lo
Lower limit value
Iid
ID number output
Clr
Initialization
Cladj
Date/Time
• Factory setting
Stable when within±5%
•
•
•
•
•
•
When setting the auto hold
function, it can be set.
(H-fnc 1)
Stable when within±15%
When setting the timer
15 second
mode function, it can be
30 second
set.(H-fnc 2)
45 second
1 minutes
No comparison
Comparison
Off
On Sound the buzzer, when the displayed viscosity value
equal to or lower than the lower limit value that is set
Off
On Sound the buzzer, when the displayed viscosity value is
between the lower and upper limit value that is set
Off
On Sound the buzzer, when the displayed viscosity value
equal to or greater than the upper limit value that is set
This function can be used with“Cp 1”.
Refer to comparator function
By setting“5-ed”, the ID
number output can be
Sets the ID number output
added to measurement
data
Restores the function settings and calibration data to the
factory setting.
Sets the order of the date (YMD,MDY,DMY) and the
date/time.
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9-3 Description of Items (For all models)
Condition (Cond)
The stability of the viscosity measurement results can be adjusted, taking ambient conditions such
as vibration into consideration.
Parameter
0
1
•
Settings
Description
Follows the viscosity changes When the viscosity value is unstable due to external
quickly.
vibration, set a greater parameter.
(Prone to vibration)
To measure while following the rapid changes in
viscosity, set a smaller parameter.
With a smaller setting, the measurement is prone to
Follows the viscosity changes
external vibration. Consider the ambient conditions
slowly.
of the installation site.
(Stable values)
2
Unit Upon Power-on (Unit)
The units of viscosity and temperature displayed when the power is turned on are specified.
SV-1A/1H/10A/10H
Parameter
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
∗1
Settings
Description
mmPa⋅s
•
(Millipascal second)
Pa⋅s
°C
(Pascal second)
(Celsius)
ccP
In the standby mode, pressing
(Centipoise)
the MODE key switches the
P
viscosity unit.
ViscosTemper(Poise)
mPa⋅s ⇔ Pa⋅s, cP ⇔ P
ity
ature
mPa⋅s
With "fnc 0" selected, units can
(Millipascal second)
be
switched even during
Pa⋅s
measurement.
*1
°F
(Pascal second)
(Fahrenheit)
ccP
(Centipoise)
P
(Poise)
While receiving the measurement data using the graphing program RsVisco, changing the
mode using the HOLD key is not available.
For the viscosity over 1000mPa⋅s, the unit is fixed to Pa⋅s. For the viscosity over 1000cP, the unit
is fixed to P.
Decimal Point (pnt)
Parameter
0
1
•
Settings
Dot
"."
Comma
","
Description
The decimal point format for the displayed measurement data and the
decimal point code for measurement data output via RS-232C are
specified.
With "Comma" selected, the separator for CSV format and RsVisco
format will be ";" (semicolon).
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MODE Key Function During Measurement (fnc)
Parameter
0
•
Settings
Switches the viscosity
units.
Switches between the
temperature display
and the measurement
elapsed time display
1
Do not display the
digits that are beyond
the decimal point
2
Description
Each time the MODE key is pressed, the viscosity unit is
switched.
SV-1A / 1H / 10A / 10H: mPa⋅s ⇔ Pa⋅s, cP ⇔ P
SV-100A / 100H : Pa⋅s ⇔ P
Note
With the SV-1A / 1H / 10A / 10H, for the viscosity over
1000 mPa⋅s, the unit is fixed to Pa⋅s and for the viscosity
over 1000 cP, the unit is fixed to P.
Each time the MODE key is pressed, the display is switched
between the temperature display and the measurement
elapsed time display.
Upon a measurement start, the temperature display is
selected.
When the elapsed time reaches 100 hours, the display
returns to 0. (99.59.59→00.00.00)
When measuring, by pressing the MODE key each time, it
does not display the digits that are beyond the decimal
point.
But with 100-999mPa⋅s, always displays the digits that are
beyond the decimal point
When using with the portable type, use this function when
you need to conceal the large variation in digits.
Data Output Mode (prt)
The condition to output the measurement data via RS-232C is set.
Parameter
0
•
Settings
Key mode
1
Auto print mode
2
Stream mode
Description
During measurement or in the data hold mode, pressing the
PRINT key outputs the current measurement values. *2
The measurement values are output automatically when the
STOP key ends the measurement.
Pressing the PRINT key outputs the current measurement
values. *2
The measurement values are output continuously during
measurement.
When D.P. format is selected in "Output format (type)" of the
function setting, only the viscosity value is output, regardless
of the settings of "5-at", "5-td" and "5-ed".
When this mode is selected, the data hold mode using the
HOLD key is not available.
*2
When A&D standard format is selected in "Output format (type)" of the function setting,
pressing the PRINT key in the standby mode will not output the measurement data.
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Data Output Format (type)
The output format appropriate for the device connected to RS-232C can be selected.
Parameter
0
•
1
Settings
A&D standard format
D.P. format
Description
Used with the printer MODE 1 or MODE 2 when the optional compact
printer AD-8121B is connected. Only the viscosity value is output.
Used with the printer MODE 3 when the optional compact
printer AD-8121B is connected.
With "prt 0" or "prt 1" selected for "Data output mode (prt)",
output contents can be selected by the settings of "5-at",
"5-td" and "5-ed".
With "prt 2" selected for "Data output mode (prt)", only the
viscosity value is output.
Appropriate when a personal computer is used to collect data.
Measurement values are output in comma separated format.
CSV format
2
With "5-td" and "id" settings, the date/time and ID number
can be added to the measurement data.
When a comma is selected as the decimal point by "pnt 1", a
semicolon ";" is used as a data separator.
RsVisco format
3
The viscosity value and the temperature are output using the
internal resolution. *3
Used with the graphing program RsVisco.
When a measurement is started using RsVisco, the viscometer
automatically selects this format.
The viscosity value and the temperature are output using the
internal resolution.*3
The relation between the measuring unit and the internal resolution is as follows:
*3
Model
Internal
resolution
SV-1A/SV-1H
SV-10A/SV-10H
SV-100A
SV-100H
mmPa・s
Viscosity
Pa・s
ccP
Temperature
P
0.01
0.0001
0.01
0.0001
-
0.01
-
0.1
°C
°F
0.01
0.01
Measurement Elapsed Time Output (5-at)
Parameter
0
1
Settings
No output
•
Output
Description
With D.P. format selected, whether or not to add the
measurement elapsed time (the time elapsed from a
measurement start) to the measurement data can be selected.
For examples of output format, refer to "9-4 Data Output
Format Examples".
Date/time Output (5-td)
Parameter
0
1
Settings
No output
•
Output
Description
With D.P. format or CSV format selected, whether or not to
add the date and time to the measurement data can be
selected.
For examples of output format, refer to "9-4 Data Output
Format Examples".
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Other Output (5-ed)
Parameter
0
1
2
•
3
Settings
No output
Outputs remarks.
Description
Outputs remarks,
Device ID information
and signature.
Outputs ID number.
With D.P. format selected, whether or not to add remarks,
Device ID information or signature to the measurement data
can be selected.
For examples of output format, refer to "9-4 Data Output
Format Examples".
With CSV format selected, whether or not to add ID number to
the measurement data can be selected.
For examples of output format, refer to "9-4 Data Output
Format Examples".
Pause at Data Output (pU5e)
Parameter
0
1
Settings
No pause
•
Pause
(Approx. 2 seconds)
Description
Whether or not to take a pause of two seconds each time one
line is output can be selected, when the data are output via
RS-232C.
When MODE 3 of the optional compact printer AD-8121B is
used, select "1".
Function of portable type(H-fnc)
Parameter
0
1
2
•
Settings
Off
Auto hold function
Timer
function
Description
Do not use the function of portable type
When measuring with the portable type, this function is used.
When the change of the displayed viscosity value is within the stabilization
range for a fixed period of averaging time, the stability value is set to hold.
If you press the STOP key again, it returns to the standby mode.
Averaging time
Stability band width
Cond 0
2 second
5t-b 0
Cond 1
4 second
5t-b 1
Cond 2
20 second
5t-b 2
Stability band width
Small
Stability band width
Large
mode After the fixed time, the displayed viscosity value is set to hold.
If you press the STOP key again, it returns to the standby mode.
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Comparator (Cp)
The results of the comparison are indicated by the sound. (It is necessary to set : bep- , bep-, bep-)
To compare, use:
Upper limit value and lower limit value
Input method:
Digital input
Setting example
Selecting a comparator mode
1 Press and hold the MODE key until
5vtyp
of the function table is displayed.
2 Press the MODE key several times to display
Cp
.
3 Press the PRINT key.
4 Press the START key to display
Cp 1
from
Cp 0
.
5 Press the PRINT key to store the selected mode.
Entering the upper limit value
6 With Cp Hi
displayed.
displayed, press the PRINT key. The current setting of the upper limit value is
When the current setting is not to be changed, press the PRINT key to proceed to step 7.
When the current setting is to be changed, change the setting using the following keys.
MODE key
To select the digit blinking.
START key
To change the value of the digit blinking.
STOP key
To select the position of the decimal point.
PRINT key
To store the new setting and go to step 7.
Entering the lower limit value
7 With Cp lo
displayed.
displayed, press the PRINT key. The current setting of the lower limit value is
When the current setting is not to be changed, press the PRINT key to proceed to step 8.
When the current setting is to be changed, change the setting using the following keys.
MODE key
START key
STOP key
PRINT key
To select the digit blinking.
To change the value of the digit blinking.
To select the position of the decimal point.
To store the new setting and go to step 8.
8 Press the HOLD key to exit the comparator function and return to the standby mode.
Device ID Number (id)
The ID number is used to identify the viscometer.
Whether or not to add the ID number to the measurement data can be selected by "5-ed" of
the function setting.
The ID number is six characters long. The following characters are available for the ID number.
Character
Display
Character
Display
0
1
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(Space)
(Space)
F
P
G
2
H
3
I
4
J
5
K
6
L
7
8
M
N
9
O
Q
-(hyphen)
R
S
T
A
B
C
D
E
a b C d e
U
V
W X
Y
Z
f g H i j k l m N o p q r 5 t U v w x y z
For examples of output format, refer to "9-4 Data Output Format Examples".
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Setting the ID number
1
In the standby mode, press and hold the
MODE key to enter the function setting
mode. " 5vtyp " appears.
(Standby mode)
Press and hold
2
Press the MODE key to select " id ".
3
Press the PRINT key to enter the ID number
setting mode.
4
Set the ID number using the following keys:
5
MODE key
Switches the blinking digits.
START key
Increases the value of the
blinking digit by one.
HOLD key
Decreases the value of the
blinking digit by one.
STOP key
Cancel the operation.
Press the PRINT key to save the setting.
After " end ", the next item is displayed.
Next item of
function setting
6
Press the STOP key to return to the standby
mode.
(Standby mode)
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Initialization (Clr)
Restores the following data to the default setting.
Function setting (Setting of “5vtyp” is not returned by this operation)
Calibration data
After initialization, check the viscosity value and perform calibration as necessary. (Refer to
8. VISCOSITY CALIBRATION").
1
In the standby mode, press and hold the
MODE key to enter the function setting
mode. " 5vtyp " appears.
(Standby mode)
Press and hold
2
Press the MODE key to select " Clr ".
3
Press the PRINT key to display " Clr no ".
4
Press the START key to select " Clr go ".
5
Press the PRINT key to execute initialization.
After " end ", the next item is displayed.
Initialization has completed.
Next item of
function setting
6
Press the STOP key to return to the standby
mode.
(Standby mode)
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Date/Time (Cladj)
The upper two digits of the year are not displayed. For example, the year 2007 is displayed as
"07".
The time is set using the 24-hour system.
Do not enter a non-existing date and time.
Set the order of the date, the date and time as follows:
(Example: To change April 5, 2006, 11:22:33 to June 8, 2007, 12:34:00)
1
2
In the standby mode, press and hold the MODE
key to enter the function setting mode. " 5vtyp "
appears.
(Standby mode)
Release the MODE key and press it again to
display " Cladj".
Press and hold
3
Press the PRINT key to display the current date.
When the date is not to be changed, press the
MODE key to display the current time.
Changing the order of the date
4
Press the PRINT key. " y " (Year), " m " (Month)
and " d " (Day) blink.
(Current date display)
5
To current
time display
(Go to page 63)
Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the order of displaying the date.
or
(Year/Month/Day) (Month/Day/Year) (Day/Month/Year)
Continued on the next page
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Changing the date
The date is changed in the selected displaying order.
The following is an example when the order of " y " (Year), " m " (Month) and " d " (Day) is selected.
6
Press the MODE key to select the setting value
of " y " (Year). (Example:03)
7
Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the year. (Example:03→04)
START key
Increases the value of the blinking
digit by one.
HOLD key
Decreases the value of the
blinking digit by one.
8
Press the MODE key to select the setting value
of " m " (Month). (Example:04)
9
Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the month. (Example:04→06)
10 Press the MODE key to select the setting value
of " d " (Day). (Example:05)
11 Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the day. (Example:05→08)
12 Press the PRINT key to save the date.
After " end ", the current time is displayed.
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Changing the time
13 The current time is displayed. Press the MODE
key to display the current date.
From the previous page
To current
date display
(Go to page 61)
14 Press the PRINT key to select the setting value
of the hour. (Example:11)
(Current time display)
15 Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the hour. (Example:11→12)
or
16 Press the MODE key to select the setting value
of the minute. (Example:22)
17 Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the minute. (Example:22→34)
or
18 Press the MODE key to select the setting value
of the second. (Example:33)
19 Press the START key or HOLD key to change
the second. (Example:33→00)
or
20 Press the PRINT key to save the time.
After " end ", the next item is displayed.
21 Press the STOP key to return to the standby
mode.
Next item of
function setting
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9-4 Data Output Format Examples (For all models)
9-4-1 A&D Standard Format
Used with the printer MODE 1 or MODE 2 when the optional compact printer AD-8121B is
connected. Only the viscosity value is output.
SV-1A/SV-1H output format example
Viscosity
unit
Display
Remarks
LLLLL mPa・s
OL,-99999999mPs
0.30mPa・s
ST,+00000.30mPs
10.0 mPa・s
ST,+00010.00mPs
The digit of 0.01mPa⋅s is always zero.
ST,+00100.00mPs
The digits of 0.01mPa⋅s and
0.1mPa⋅s are always zero.
1.00 Pa・s
ST,+01000.00mPs
For 1000mPa⋅s or greater, the
displayed unit is Pa⋅s, but the
output unit remains mPa⋅s.
The digits of 0.01mPa⋅s, 0.1mPa⋅s
and 1mPa⋅s are always zero.
H
Pa・s
OL,+99999999mPs
Above measuring range error
L
Pa・s
OL,-99999999Pas
Below measuring range error
0.0003 Pa・s
ST,+000.0003Pas
0.0100 Pa・s
ST,+000.0100Pas
0.100
Pa・s
ST,+000.1000Pas
The digit of 0.0001Pa⋅s is always
zero.
1.00 Pa・s
ST,+001.0000Pas
The digits of 0.0001Pa⋅s and
0.001Pa⋅s are always zero.
H
Pa・s
OL,+99999999Pas
Above measuring range error
L
cP
OL,-99999999 cP
Below measuring range error
0.30 cP
ST,+00000.30 cP
mmPa・s
10.0
cP
ST,+00010.00 cP
The digit of 0.01cP is always zero.
cP
ST,+00100.00 cP
The digits of 0.01cP and 0.1cP are
always zero.
P
ST,+01000.00 cP
For 1000 cP or greater, the displayed
unit is P, but the output unit remains cP.
The digits of 0.01cP, 0.1cP and
1cP are always zero.
H
P
OL,+99999999 cP
Above measuring range error
L
0.0030
0.100
P
P
P
OL,-99999999
ST,+000.0030
ST,+000.1000
P
P
P
Below measuring range error
1.00
P
ST,+001.0000
P
P
ST,+010.0000
P
P
OL,+99999999
P
100
CcP
10.0
P
Below measuring range error
mPa・s
100
Pa・s
Output format
10.0
H
The digit of 0.0001P is always
zero.
The digits of 0.0001P and 0.001P
are always zero.
The digits of 0.0001P, 0.001P and
0.01P are always zero.
Above measuring range error
: Space (ASC 20h)
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SV-10A/SV-10H output format example
Viscosity
unit
Display
Remarks
LLLLL mPa・s
OL,-99999999mPs
0.30mPa・s
ST,+00000.30mPs
10.0 mPa・s
ST,+00010.00mPs
The digit of 0.01mPa⋅s is always zero.
mPa・s
ST,+00100.00mPs
The digits of 0.01mPa⋅s and
0.1mPa⋅s are always zero.
1.00 Pa・s
ST,+01000.00mPs
For 1000mPa⋅s or greater, the
displayed unit is Pa⋅s, but the
output unit remains mPa⋅s.
The digits of 0.01mPa⋅s, 0.1mPa⋅s
and 1mPa⋅s are always zero.
H
Pa・s
OL,+99999999mPs
Above measuring range error
L
Pa・s
OL,-99999999Pas
Below measuring range error
0.0003 Pa・s
ST,+000.0003Pas
0.0100 Pa・s
ST,+000.0100Pas
0.100
Pa・s
ST,+000.1000Pas
The digit of 0.0001Pa⋅s is always
zero.
1.00 Pa・s
ST,+001.0000Pas
The digits of 0.0001Pa⋅s and
0.001Pa⋅s are always zero.
H
Pa・s
OL,+99999999Pas
Above measuring range error
L
cP
OL,-99999999 cP
Below measuring range error
0.30 cP
ST,+00000.30 cP
100
MmPa・s
Pa・s
Output format
10.0
cP
ST,+00010.00 cP
The digit of 0.01cP is always zero.
cP
ST,+00100.00 cP
The digits of 0.01cP and 0.1cP are
always zero.
P
ST,+01000.00 cP
For 1000 cP or greater, the displayed
unit is P, but the output unit remains cP.
The digits of 0.01cP, 0.1cP and
1cP are always zero.
H
P
OL,+99999999 cP
Above measuring range error
L
0.0030
0.100
P
P
P
OL,-99999999
ST,+000.0030
ST,+000.1000
P
P
P
Below measuring range error
1.00
P
ST,+001.0000
P
P
ST,+010.0000
P
P
OL,+99999999
P
100
CcP
10.0
P
Below measuring range error
10.0
H
The digit of 0.0001P is always
zero.
The digits of 0.0001P and 0.001P
are always zero.
The digits of 0.0001P, 0.001P and
0.01P are always zero.
Above measuring range error
: Space (ASC 20h)
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SV-100A/SV-100H output format example
Viscosity
unit
Display
OL,-99999999Pas
1.00 Pa・s
ST,+00001.00Pas
10.0
H
Below measuring range error
Pa・s
ST,+00010.00Pas
The digit of 0.01Pa⋅s is always zero.
Pa・s
OL,+99999999Pas
Above measuring range error
OL,-99999999
ST,+000010.0
ST,+000100.0
OL,+99999999
Below measuring range error
L
P
Remarks
Pa・s
L
mmPa・s
Output format
P
10.0 P
100
P
H
P
P
P
P
P
The digit of 0.1P is always zero.
Above measuring range error
: Space (ASC 20h)
9-4-2 D.P. Format
Used with the printer MODE 3 when the optional compact printer AD-8121B is connected.
With "prt 0" or "prt 1" selected for "Data output mode (prt)", output contents can be selected by
the settings of "5-at", "5-td" and "5-ed".
With "prt 2" selected for "Data output mode (prt)", only the viscosity value is output
Shown below are SV-10A/SV-10H printing examples.
Printing format example (1)
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Measurement
5-at
1
√
elapsed time
Date/time
5-td
1
√
Remarks
√
Device ID
5-ed
2
information
√
Signature
①②③④⑤⑥⑦⑧⑨⑩⑪⑫⑬⑭⑮⑯
A&D
MODEL SV-10A/H
S/N
14800000
ID
LAB-12
- - - - - - - -
00:12:34
25:6 C
12:3 mPa s
DATE
2003/03/31
TIME
12:34:56
REMARKS
Device ID information
Manufacturer
Model
Serial number
ID number
Measurement
elapsed time
Sample temperature
Viscosity
Date (*)
Time
Remarks
- - - - - - - -
SIGNATURE
Signature
- - - - - - - -
Printing format example (2)
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Measurement
5-at
1
√
elapsed time
Date/time
5-td
1
√
Remarks
√
Device ID
5-ed
1
information
Signature
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Printing format example (3)
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Measurement
5-at
1
√
elapsed time
Date/time
5-td
1
√
Remarks
Device ID
5-ed
0
information
Signature
(*) The displaying order of the date (YMD/DMY/MDY) depends on the setting of "Date/Time
(Cladj)".
Printing format example (4)
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Measurement
5-at
1
√
elapsed time
Date/time
5-td
0
Remarks
Device ID
5-ed
0
information
Signature
Printing format example (5)
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Measurement
5-at
0
elapsed time
Date/time
5-td
0
Remarks
Device ID
5-ed
0
information
Signature
9-4-3 CSV Format
Appropriate when a personal computer is used to collect data. Measurement values are output in
comma separated format.
With "5-td" setting, the date and time can be added to the measurement data.
When a comma is selected as the decimal point by "pnt 1", a semicolon ";" is used as a data
separator.
With CSV format selected, the viscosity value and the temperature are output using the internal
resolution.
The relation between the measuring unit and the internal resolution is as follows:
Model
Internal
resolution
SV-1A/SV-1H
SV-10A/SV-10H
SV-100A
SV-100H
mmPa・s
Viscosity
Pa・s
ccP
Temperature
P
0.01
0.0001
0.01
0.0001
-
0.01
-
0.1
67
°C
°F
0.01
0.01
Output format example (1) With ID number, date and time added
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Date/time
5-td
1
√
Device
5-ed
3
√
ID number
Outputs in the order of ID number, date, time,
temperature, temperature unit, viscosity and viscosity
unit.
The output data are 52 characters long excluding the
terminator.
SV-1A/SV-1H output format example
Viscosity
/
Temperature
mmPa・s
/
°C
Pa・s
/
°F
ccP
/
Display
Output format example
Remarks
LLLLLmPa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.00,mPa s
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
0.30mPa・s
10.0 mPa・s
100 mPa・s
1.00 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.30,mPa
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00010.00,mPa
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00100.00,mPa
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+01000.00,mPa
H
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+01200.00,mPa s
L
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0000, Pa s
0.0003 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0003, Pa s
0.0100 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0100, Pa s
0.100
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.1000, Pa s
1.00 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+001.0000, Pa s
H
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+001.2000, Pa s
L
cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+000.0000, cP
0.30 cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.30, cP
cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00010.00, cP
cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00100.00, cP
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+01000.00, cP
H
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+01200.00, cP
L
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0000,
P
0.0030
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0030,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.1000,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+001.0000,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+010.0000,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+012.0000,
P
10.0
100
10.0
°C
P
/
°F
0.100
1.00
10.0
H
s
s
s
s
For 1000 mPa⋅s or
greater, the displayed
unit is Pa⋅s, but the output
unit remains mPa⋅s.
1200 is output for
above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
1.2 is output for above
measuring range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
For 1000 cP or greater,
the displayed unit is
P, but the output unit
remains cP.
1200 is output for
above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
12 is output for above
measuring range error.
: Space (ASC 20h)
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SV-10A/SV-10H output format example
Viscosity
/
Temperature
mmPa・s
/
°C
Pa・s
/
°F
ccP
/
Display
Output format example
Remarks
LLLLLmPa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.00,mPa s
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
0.30mPa・s
10.0 mPa・s
100 mPa・s
1.00 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.30,mPa
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00010.00,mPa
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00100.00,mPa
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+01000.00,mPa
H
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+12000.00,mPa s
L
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0000, Pa s
0.0003 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0003, Pa s
0.0100 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0100, Pa s
0.100
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.1000, Pa s
1.00 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+001.0000, Pa s
H
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+012.0000, Pa s
L
cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+000.0000, cP
0.30 cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.30, cP
cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00010.00, cP
cP
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00100.00, cP
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+01000.00, cP
H
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+12000.00, cP
L
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0000,
P
0.0030
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.0030,
P
0.100
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000.1000,
P
1.00
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+001.0000,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+010.0000,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+120.0000,
P
10.0
100
10.0
°C
P
/
°F
10.0
H
s
s
s
s
For 1000 mPa⋅s or
greater, the displayed
unit is Pa⋅s, but the output
unit remains mPa⋅s.
12000 is output for
above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
12 is output for above
measuring range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
For 1000 cP or greater,
the displayed unit is
P, but the output unit
remains cP.
12000 is output for
above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
120 is output for above
measuring range error.
: Space (ASC 20h)
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SV-100A/SV-100H output format example
Viscosity
/
Temperature
Display
Output format example
Remarks
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00000.00, Pa s
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
1.00 Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00001.00, Pa s
L
Pa・s
/
°C
P
/
°F
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00010.00, Pa s
H
Pa・s
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00120.00, Pa s
L
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000000.0,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000010.0,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+000100.0,
P
P
LAB-12,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+051.23,F,+001200.0,
P
10.0
10.0
100
H
120 is output for
above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for
below measuring
range error.
1200 is output for
above measuring
range error.
: Space (ASC 20h)
Output format example (2) With date and time added
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Date/time
5-td
1
√
Device
5-ed
0
ID number
Outputs in the order of date, time, temperature,
temperature unit, viscosity and viscosity unit.
The output data are 46 characters long excluding the
terminator.
SV-1A/SV-1H/SV-10A/SV-10H output format example
Viscosity / Temperature
MmPa⋅s / °C
Display
1.23 mPa⋅s
Output format example
,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00001.23,mPa s
: Space (ASC 20h)
SV-100A/SV-100H output format example
Viscosity / Temperature
MPa⋅s / °C
Display
1.23 Pa⋅s
Output format example
,2003/03/19,12:34:56,+025.67,C,+00001.23, Pa s
: Space (ASC 20h)
Output format example (3) To output the measured temperature and viscosity only
Function setting
(√=Output Blank=No output)
Date/time
5-td
0
Device
5-ed
0
ID number
Outputs in the order of temperature, temperature unit,
viscosity and viscosity unit.
The output data are 28 characters long excluding the
terminator.
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SV-1A/SV-1H/SV-10A/SV-10H output format example
Viscosity / Temperature
mmPa⋅s / °C
Display
Output format example
1.23 mPa⋅s
,,,+025.67,C,+00001.23,mPa s
: Space (ASC 20h)
SV-100A/100H output format example
Viscosity / Temperature
Pa⋅s / °C
Display
Output format example
1.23 Pa⋅s
,,,+025.67,C,+00001.23, Pa s
: Space (ASC 20h)
9-4-4 RsVisco Format
Used with the graphing program RsVisco. Measurement data are output in comma separated format.
When a comma is selected as the decimal point by "pnt 1", a semicolon ";" is used as a data separator.
When a measurement is started using RsVisco, the viscometer automatically selects this format.
Measurement data are output in the order of viscosity, viscosity unit, temperature and temperature unit.
The output data are 25 characters long excluding the terminator
With RsVisco format selected, the viscosity value and the temperature are output using the internal resolution.
The relation between the measuring unit and the internal resolution is as follows:
Model
Internal
resolution
SV-1A/SV-1H
SV-10A/SV-10H
SV-100A
SV-100H
mmPa・s
Viscosity
Pa・s
ccP
Temperature
P
0.01
0.0001
0.01
0.0001
-
0.01
-
0.1
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°C
°F
0.01
0.01
SV-1A/SV-1H output format example
Viscosity
/
Temperature
mmPa・s
/
°C
Pa・s
/
°F
CcP
/
°C
P
/
°F
Display
Output format example
LLLLL mPa・s
+00000.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
0.30 mPa・s
+00000.30,mPa s,+025.67,C
10.0 mPa・s
+00010.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
mPa・s
+00100.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
1.00 Pa・s
+01000.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
H
Pa・s
+01200.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
L
Pa・s
+000.0000, Pa s,+051.23,F
0.0003 Pa・s
+000.0003, Pa s,+051.23,F
0.0100 Pa・s
+000.0100, Pa s,+051.23,F
0.100
Pa・s
+000.1000, Pa s,+051.23,F
1.00 Pa・s
+001.0000, Pa s,+051.23,F
100
Remarks
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
For 1000 mPa⋅s or greater, the displayed unit
is Pa⋅s, but the output unit remains mPa⋅s.
1200 is output for above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
H
Pa・s
+001.2000, Pa
,+051.23,F
1.2 is output for above measuring range error.
L
cP
+000.0000, cP
,+025.67,C
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
0.30 cP
+00000.30, cP
,+025.67,C
cP
+00010.00, cP
,+025.67,C
cP
+00100.00, cP
,+025.67,C
P
+01000.00, cP
,+025.67,C
H
P
+01200.00, cP
,+025.67,C
L
P
+000.0000,
P
,+051.23,F
0.0030
0.100
1.00
10.0
H
P
P
P
P
P
+000.0030,
+000.1000,
+001.0000,
+010.0000,
+012.0000,
P
P
P
P
P
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
10.0
100
10.0
For 1000 cP or greater, the displayed
unit is P, but the output unit remains cP.
1200 is output for above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
12 is output for above measuring range error.
: Space (ASC 20h)
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SV-10A/SV-10H output format example
Viscosity
/
Temperature
MmPa・s
/
°C
Pa・s
/
°F
CcP
/
°C
P
/
°F
Display
Output format example
LLLLL mPa・s
+00000.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
0.30 mPa・s
+00000.30,mPa s,+025.67,C
10.0 mPa・s
+00010.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
mPa・s
+00100.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
1.00 Pa・s
+01000.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
H
Pa・s
+12000.00,mPa s,+025.67,C
L
Pa・s
+000.0000, Pa s,+051.23,F
0.0003 Pa・s
+000.0003, Pa s,+051.23,F
0.0100 Pa・s
+000.0100, Pa s,+051.23,F
0.100
Pa・s
+000.1000, Pa s,+051.23,F
1.00 Pa・s
+001.0000, Pa s,+051.23,F
100
Remarks
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
For 1000 mPa⋅s or greater, the displayed unit
is Pa⋅s, but the output unit remains mPa⋅s.
12000 is output for above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
H
Pa・s
+012.0000, Pa
,+051.23,F
12 is output for above measuring range error.
L
cP
+000.0000, cP
,+025.67,C
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
0.30 cP
+00000.30, cP
,+025.67,C
cP
+00010.00, cP
,+025.67,C
cP
+00100.00, cP
,+025.67,C
P
+01000.00, cP
,+025.67,C
H
P
+12000.00, cP
,+025.67,C
L
P
+000.0000,
P
,+051.23,F
0.0030
0.100
1.00
10.0
H
P
P
P
P
P
+000.0030,
+000.1000,
+001.0000,
+010.0000,
+120.0000,
P
P
P
P
P
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
10.0
100
10.0
For 1000 cP or greater, the displayed
unit is P, but the output unit remains cP.
12000 is output for above measuring
range error.
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
120 is output for above measuring range error.
: Space (ASC 20h)
SV-100A/SV-100H output format example
Viscosity
/
Temperature
Display
Pa・s
+0000.000, Pa s,+025.67,C
1.00 Pa・s
+00001.00, Pa s,+025.67,C
L
Pa・s
/
°C
Pa・s
+00010.00, Pa s,+025.67,C
Pa・s
+00120.00, Pa
,+025.67,C
P
+000000.0,
P
,+051.23,F
10.0 P
100 P
H
P
+000010.0,
+000100.0,
+001200.0,
P
P
P
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
,+051.23,F
10.0
H
L
P
/
°F
Output format example
Remarks
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
120 is output for above measuring range
error.
Zeroes are output for below measuring
range error.
1200 is output for above measuring range error.
: Space (ASC 20h)
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10.CONNECTION TO A PERSONAL COMPUTER
10-1 Introduction
If connecting the SV-A / SV-H series to a personal computer using the Windows communication tools
WinCT-Viscosity (CD-ROM), the measurement data can be imported into the personal computer.
The graphing program RsVisco that is contained in the Windows communication tools
WinCT-Viscosity has following features.
- This program can display a graph of the sample viscosity changing in real time. At this time, the
sample temperature is imported into the personal computer. Therefore you can easily understand
the sample characteristic by displaying a graph of the relation between the temperature and
viscosity.
- When measuring at any time, you can compare the sample characteristic by displaying a graph
on a graph.
- The measurement data can be saved with the CSV file in the personal computer. The input data
can be displayed as a graph again.
- The graph data can be printed with a printer that is connected to the personal computer.
* For an example of a measurement, refer to the sample measurement collection. For details of
how to use the examples, refer to “Readme” that is installed in the personal computer after the
CD-ROM set up.
For the SV-A series
The software set that is necessary to connect a personal computer is a standard accessory.
Therefore, the viscometer can be connected to a personal computer at once.
For the SV-H series
Use the AX-SV-53-EX (software set, sold separately).
The AX-SV-53-EX Software set package contents
- Windows communication tools “WinCT-Viscosity”(CD-ROM)
- RS-232C strait cable
1 pc
- Serial-USB converter
1 pc
1 pc
10-2 Installation of WinCT-Viscosity
Refer to "\English\ReadMe.txt" on the CD-ROM, to install WinCT-Viscosity in a personal computer.
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10-3 Connection to a personal computer
In a case where the personal computer has a COM port
The SV-A / SV-H series can connect to a personal computer using the RS-232C cable.
RS-232C
Display
rear side
RS-232C cable
Personal computer
In a case where the personal computer does not have a COM port (Example: notebook type etc)
By using the standard Serial-USB converter provided, a personal computer can increase the number
of COM ports available. Therefore, the SV-A / SV-H series can connect to a personal computer using
the RS-232C cable.
Setting up
1 Connect the Serial-USB converter to the personal computer. Install the driver of the Serial-USB
converter in the personal computer (Refer to the instruction manual of the Serial-USB converter.).
2 Connect the Serial-USB converter to the SV-A / SV-H series by using the RS-232C cable.
Personal computer
Display
rear side
1
2
Serial-USB converter
2
RS-232C cable
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USB
10-4 Configuration of the COM port
When connecting the SV-A / SV-H series to a personal computer, confirm that the COM port setting
match up.
(1) Configuring of the COM port
1 Click the START bottom → the“Setting” →
the“Control panel”.
2 Double-click the“System” .
3 Click the“Hardware” Tab, and click
the“Device Manager” .
4 Double-click the“Port (COM and LPT)” ,
confirm the number of the COM port.
When using the USB converter, “ATEN USB
to Serial Bridge (CM4)” is displayed.
With this example, the COM port is displayed
Conforming the COM port with the Device Manager
set to “4”. The COM port of the personal
(Example
of the COM port of the USB converter set to “9”)
computer is displayed as “Communications
Port (COM1)”.
With this example, The COM port of the personal computer is two. Therefore, the COM port
number that is connected to the personal computer directly is displayed as “1” and “2”.
When a personal computer has many COM ports, all of the COM ports are displayed
sequentially (Example: Communications Port (COM1), Communications Port (COM2)…)
Confirm the COM port number by the connecting position of the COM port.
(2) Setting of the COM port (Example: graphing software“RsVisco”)
1 Click the START bottom →
the“Program” → the“A&D
WinCT-Viscosity” → the“RSVisco”.
2 With “RS-232C (R)” of menu →
the“COM Port (C)”, set the COM
port described above “ (1)
Configuring of the COM port”
Setting the COM port with the RsVisco
(Example of the COM port set to “9”)
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10-5 Controlling the measurement using a personal computer
(In case of the graphing software“RsVisco”)
1
Refer to “6. MEASUREMENT”, prepare the measurement.
2
Start the graphing software“RsVisco”.
3
Confirm that the COM port of the“RsVisco” is set properly.
4
Click the START button of the“RsVisco” to start the measurement.
5
If you want to finish the measurement, click the START button of the“RsVisco”.
* For details on how to use the software, refer to the file “Readme” that is installed in a personal
computer after the CD-ROM set up.
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11. CONNECTION TO A PRINTER (FOR ALL MODELS)
The viscometer can be connected to the optional compact printer AD-8121B using the
standard RS-232C interface and the measurement results can be printed.
The statistical calculation data of the results and the changes in the viscosity value per a
certain time can be printed using the function of the AD-8121B.
Use the AD-8121B accessory cable to connect the printer to the viscometer.
Setting List
Viscometer function settings
What to print
AD-8121B
settings
Pprt
type
5-at
5-td
5-ed
pU5e
Measurement results
0、1
1
0、1
0、1
0、1、2
1
MODE 3
Statistical calculation
0、1
0
⎯
⎯
⎯
⎯
MODE 1
2
0
⎯
⎯
⎯
0
MODE 2
(Interval printing
is used.)
Changes in the viscosity
value per a certain time
⎯:: Not applicable.
Compact printer AD-8121B
Note
AD-8121B settings
Mode
AD-8121B DIP switches
Description
Mode 1
Prints upon data receipt
Standard mode, statistical calculation mode
Mode 2
Prints using the AD-8121B DATA key or the AD-8121B
built-in timer
Standard mode, interval mode, chart mode
Mode 3
Prints upon data receipt
Dump print mode
DIP switch 3: Handling unstable data
ON = To print unstable data
OFF = Not to print unstable data
DIP switch 4: Data input specification
ON = Use the current loop
OFF = Use the RS-232C
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12. RS-232C SERIAL INTERFACE (FOR ALL MODELS)
RS-232C Serial Interface
Transmission system
Transmission form
Data format
Data bits
Parity
Stop bit
Code
Terminator
EIA RS-232C
Asynchronous, bi-directional, half duplex
Baud rate
2400 bps
7 bits
EVEN
1 bit
ASCII
CR LF (CR: 0Dh, LF: 0Ah)
RS-232C
Bit format
-5 V to -15 V
+5 V to +15 V
Data bits
Stop bit
Start bit
Parity bit
Pin Connections
13
1
25
14
M2.6 screw
Display unit rear side
SV-A/H series (DCE)
Computer (DTE)
Pin No.
Signal Name *1
Description
Direction
Signal Name
1
FG
Frame ground
FG
2
RXD
Receive data
TXD
←
3
TXD
Transmit data
RXD
→
4
RTS
Ready to send *2
RTS
←
5
CTS
Clear to send
*2
CTS
→
6
DSR
Data set ready
DSR
→
7
SG
Signal ground
SG
16, 18, 19, 21, 23
Internal use
Do not connect *3
Others
Not used
*1: Signal names of the viscometer side are the same as the DTE side with TXD and RXD
reversed.
*2: RTS and CTS flow control are not used. CTS output is HI always.
*3: Normal DOS/V cables do not use these terminals.
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13. COMMAND LIST (FOR ALL MODELS)
The viscometer can be controlled by the following commands from the computer.
( 0Dh、0Ah ) to each command.
Add a terminator
Command
Description
Q
Outputs the current data.
SIR
Outputs data continuously
C
Stops data output by SIR command.
QM
Outputs the data during measurement. (Effective only during measurement.)
START
Same as the START key
STOP
Same as the STOP key
HOLD
Same as the HOLD key
MODE
Same as the MODE key
PRINT
Same as the PRINT key
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14. TROUBLESHOOTING (FOR ALL MODELS)
The viscometer is a precision instrument. When the operating environment or the operating method
is inadequate, correct values can not be obtained. If measurement values do not become stable or
they seem to be incorrect, check as described below. If improper performance persists after
checking, contact the local A&D dealer for repair.
14-1 When measurement values do not become stable (For all models)
Is the ambient environment free from vibration and drafts?
Places such as second or higher floor or near busy highways or rail lines are prone to
vibration.
Avoid these places or use an anti-vibration table, AD-1685.
Reconsider the setting of "Condition (Cond) ” of the function setting.
Set it to "Cond 2".
Avoid direct drafts in the vicinity of the viscometer.
Is there a strong electrical or magnetic noise source such as a motor near the viscometer?
Install the viscometer away from the electrical or magnetic noise sources
With SV-1A/SV-1H, if the sensor plate touches the inner wall of the 2 mL cup, the displayed
value will not stabilize. Adjust the spacing between the sensor plate and the inner wall of the 2
mL cup.
Is the protector or the sensor protective cover in contact with the sensor plates or the
temperature sensor?
Attach the protector and the sensor protective cover properly so that they do not touch
the sensor plates or the temperature sensor.
Remove the protector, the surface locator plate or the sensor protective cover when
necessary.
(1) How to remove the protector (For all models)
Sensor unit
Sensor protective
cover
Rotational
axis
1
Surface
locator plate
1
Temperature sensor
Protector
2
Press the left and right side frames lightly in the direction indicated as 1 to remove the
rotational axis. Pull the protector in the direction indicated as 2 to remove.
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(2) How to remove and attach the surface locator plate (Only for SV-10A/SV-10H/SV-100A/SV-100H)
Removing
Loosen the screw and remove the surface
locator plate from the temperature sensor.
Attaching
Install the surface locator plate as
shown in the illustration. Slip the locator
plate onto the temperature sensor.
Move the plate to the top of the sensor.
Surface
locator plate
(Shaded portion)
Only for
SV-10A/SV-10H
SV-100A/SV-100H
Screw
Sensor protective
cover
Temperature
sensor
Sample
surface
adjustmen
t position
Clearance
of 1mm or
greater
Adjust the position of the locator
Sensor
plates
plate so that the tip of the locator
plate aligns to the center of the
narrow part of the sensor plates.
Tighten the screw.
Note
When the sensor plate and the surface locator plate are too close, a measurement
error may occur due to the liquid surface tension. Therefore, secure a clearance of
at least 1 mm between the sensor plate and the surface locator plate. Maintain the
clearance by rotating the surface locator plate when necessary.
(3) How to remove the sensor protective cover (For all models)
Remove the protector and the surface
locator plate.
Pull the sensor protective cover in the
direction indicated as 1 to release the
(Sensor unit side view)
Sensor protective
cover
A
B
1
portions A (two) and B from the
protector frame.
2
Pull the sensor protective cover in the
Protector
frame
direction indicated as 2 to remove.
Note
When removing the sensor protective
cover, it may touch the sensor plates
and the temperature sensor. Use
much care not to damage them.
(Sensor unit underside view)
(Example: SV-1A/SV-1H)
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14-2 When measurement values are not correct (For all models)
Is the viscometer in the data hold mode?
To release the data hold mode,
press the HOLD key.
The processing indicator blinks
while a measurement is performed.
Has the sample surface been adjusted to the center of the narrow part of the sensor plates?
Adjust the table height by turning the knob so that the center of the narrow part of the
sensor plates is on the sample surface.
Are the positions of the left and right sensor plates in the sample surface the same?
If not the same, level the viscometer using the leveling feet so that the liquid surface will
be leveled.
Are the sensor plates clean?
Remove any residual sample material from the sensor plates using alcohol.
When any residual sample material is on the portion of the sensor plates above the
sample surface, changes in the mass cause the vibration frequency to shift, which will
result in a measurement error.
Are the sensor plates bent?
If bent, contact the local A&D dealer for repair.
Does the sample generate bubbles because of the differences in the sample temperature and
the ambient temperature and do the bubbles stick to the sensor plates?
The sample viscosity depends on the temperature.
Generally, the viscosity of a liquid is temperature dependent and changes by negative 2
to negative 10 percent, per degree Celsius.
Is the sample surface lowered?
In a measurement that takes a long time, evaporation may cause the sample surface to
be lowered. Maintain the sample surface level.
Do the main unit and the display unit have the same serial number?
The main unit and the display unit have been adjusted in pairs. Confirm that the main
unit and the display unit have the same serial number.
Is calibration performed?
When the absolute viscosity value is important, it is recommend that a periodic
calibration be performed using a standard viscosity fluid.
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Sample cup influence
The viscometers have been calibrated with the following cups when shipped. When using
another cup, use that cup to measure viscosity only after calibrating with it.
SV-1A/SV-1H
Sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL)
SV-10A/SV-10H/SV-100A/SV-100H
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL)
Note
The SV-10A/SV-10H/SV-100A/SV-100H, has been calibrated with the protector attached
when shipped. Please note that the value, obtained when the viscometer is calibrated
without the protector, may be different from that upon shipment.
14-3 When more precise measurement is required: (For all models)
When the viscometer is installed for the first time or is moved to another location, plug in the
AC adapter and warm up the viscometer for one hour or more, to acclimatize the viscometer to
the measuring environment.
And before measurement, calibrate the viscometer using the sample cup that will be used for
measurement.
Placing the sensor plates and the temperature sensor in the sample may change the sample
temperature. For precise measurement, leave the sample as is for a while, after placing the
sensor plates and the temperature sensor, to ensure no changes to the sample temperature.
And then, start a measurement.
When the sensor plates and the temperature sensor are cleaned using alcohol, the plates and
the sensor are cooled temporarily and their temperature is lowered. Allow the plates and the
sensor to acclimatize to the measuring environment before measurement.
14-4 When the temperature values are not correct (For all models)
Is the display unit connected to the main unit properly using the connection cable?
Make a connection between the display unit and the main unit.
With the SV-A series, refer to page 12. With the SV-H series, refer to pages 14-15.
14-5 When water viscosity is to be measured (Only for SV-1A/1H/10A/10H)
When tap water is poured into the sample cup directly and is measured, bubbles are
generated on the sensor plates due to the difference in pressure and temperature and the
viscosity may increase gradually. Pressurized tap water generates bubbles easily. Therefore,
use distilled or purified water that is not pressurized.
Leave the sensor plates and sample in the same environment to acclimatize before measuring,
to decrease temperatures fluctuations.
In a measurement that takes a long time, the sample viscosity may increase due to water
contamination. Perform a periodic check on water quality.
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15. ERROR DISPLAY (FOR ALL MODELS)
Error display
Description
Above measuring range error
The viscosity value exceeds the upper limit of the viscosity
measuring range (SV-1A/SV-1H: 1.19 Pa⋅s, SV-10A/SV-1H:
11.99 Pa⋅s, SV-100A/SV-100H: 119.9 Pa⋅s).
The viscosity of the sample can not be measured.
This error may occur when the display unit is not connected to
the main unit.
Below measuring range error
The viscosity value is below the lower limit of the viscosity
measuring range (SV-1A/SV-1H/SV-10A/SV-10H: 0.30 mPa⋅s,
SV-100A/SV-100H: 0.90 mPa⋅s)
The viscosity of the sample can not be measured.
This error may occur when the display unit is not connected to
the main unit.
The power supply for the internal clock is depleted.
Press any key to enter the clock correction mode. Setting the
clock enables the viscometer to be used temporarily.
If the error occurs frequently, contact the local A&D dealer for
repair.
Internal IC error
Turn the power off. Then, turn the power on again. If this does
not release the error, contact the local A&D dealer for repair.
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16. SPECIFICATIONS
Measurement method
Measurement method
Viscosity measuring range
SV-1A/SV-1H
SV-10A/SV-10H
Sine-wave Vibro Viscometer using the Tuning-fork Vibration method
Vibration frequency 30 Hz
(1 to 100 mPa⋅s)
±5%
±3%
Minimum
display
(Pa⋅s)
0.0001
Range
(mPa⋅s)
0.3-10
Minimum
display
(mPa⋅s)
0.01
10-100
0.1
100-1000
1
0.3-10
Minimum
display
(mPa⋅s)
0.01
Minimum
display
(Pa⋅s)
0.0001
0.0001
10-100
0.1
0.0001
0.001
100-1000
1
Temperature display
10 *
1-10
0.01
10-100
0.1
0.001
4
0.01
mmPa⋅s, Pa⋅s, cP, P
Operating temperature
Minimum sample amount
(1 to 10 Pa⋅s)
(1000 to 100000 mPa⋅s)
Minimum
Range
display
(Pa⋅s)
(Pa⋅s)
(1 to 1000 mPa⋅s) ±5%
1000-10000
Unit (Viscosity)
(1000 to 100000 mPa⋅s)
1% (Standard deviation)
Range
(mPa⋅s)
Minimum display
1 to 100 Pa⋅s
0.3 to 10000 mPa⋅s
0.3 to 1000 mPa⋅s
Repeatability
2
Measurement *
1
accuracy *
Accuracy
*3
SV-100A/SV-100H
Pa⋅s, P
10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)
2 mL or more
10 mL or more
0 to 160°C/0.1°C, (32 to 320°F/0.1°F) *
5
0 to 20°C/32 to 68°F: ±1°C/±1.8°F
Temperature
measurement accuracy
20 to 30°C/68 to 86°F: ±0.5°C/±0.9°F
30 to 100°C/86 to 212°F: ±2°C/±3.6°F
100 to 160°C/212 to 320°F: ±4°C/±7.2°F
Display
Connection cable length
Vacuum fluorescent display (VFD)
1.5 m (between the main unit and the display unit)
Communication
Power supply
Power consumption
RS-232C standard
AC adapter (Confirm that the adapter type is correct for the local voltage and
power receptacle type.)
Approx. 14 VA (Including the AC adapter)
Sensor unit: 112 (W) x 132 (D) x 291 (H) mm/Approx. 0.8 kg
External
dimensions/mass
Display unit: 238 (W) x 132 (D) x 170 (H) mm/Approx. 1.3 kg
Stand unit: 296 (W) x 314 (D) x 536 (H) mm/Approx. 4.6 kg
AC adapter (1 pc)
Standard accessories
Connection cable (1.5 m, 1 pc)
Carrying case
Note: The values for the SV-H series are when using the AX-SV-51 (stand set, sold separately).
*1 to *5: See the next page for the detailed description.
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*1
For the SV-1A/1H when a sample cup of 2 mL is used. For the SV-10A/10H and
SV-100A/100H when a sample cup of 45 mL is used.
*2
Repetitive measurement with the sensor plates remaining in the sample
*3
The value after calibration using a standard viscosity fluid at a temperature range
between 20°C and 30°C with no condensation.
In a measurement that takes a long time, perform calibration using a standard viscosity
fluid or purified water periodically, as necessary.
*4
The unit switches to Pa⋅s.
*5
The operating temperature of each standard and optional accessory is as follow
Name
Temperature used
Sample cup-capacity 45 mL (AX-SV-33), Small sample cup-capacity
0 to 120°C
10 mL / Small sample cup cover (AX-SV-34), Sample cup-capacity 2 mL
(AX-SV-58)*, Sample cup holder-For capacity 2 mL (AX-SV-56-1/2)
Glass sample cup-capacity 13 mL (AX-SV-35), Glass sample
0 to 230°C
cup-capacity 2 mL (AX-SV-59)
Water jacket (AX-SV-37)
0 to 100°C
*
Glass Storage Container (AX-SV-38)
0 to 180°C
Plastic Storage Container (AX-SV-39)*
0 to 80°C
* Lid: 80°C max
Take the operating temperature shown above into considerations when using the above
items.
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17. OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
List of Optional Accessories
(sold separately)
Model
Name
AX-SV-31-2.5
AX-SV-31-5
AX-SV-31-10
AX-SV-31-20
AX-SV-31-50
AX-SV-31-100
AX-SV-31-200
AX-SV-31-500
AX-SV-31-1000
AX-SV-31-2000
AX-SV-31-14000
AX-SV-31-160000
AX-SV-33
AX-SV-34
AX-SV-35
AX-SV-36
AX-SV-37
AX-SV-38
AX-SV-39
AX-SV-42
AX-SV-43
Standard viscosity fluid (JS2.5)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS5)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS10)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS20)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS50)
Capacity: 500 mL,
Standard viscosity fluid (JS100)
with certification
Standard viscosity fluid (JS200)
according to JIS Z8809
Standard viscosity fluid (JS500)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS1000)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS2000)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS14000)
Standard viscosity fluid (JS160000)
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL) 10 pcs
Small sample cup (Capacity: 10 mL) 10 pcs
Glass sample cup (Capacity: Approx.13 mL) 1 pc
Positioning Stopper 1 pc
Water jacket 1 pc
Glass storage container (Capacity: Approx.50 mL) 10 pcs
Plastic storage container (Capacity: Approx.120 mL) 20 pcs
Analog output
Extension cable (5 m)
To extend the distance between the main unit and the display
unit.
Stand set(Used with the all model of the SV series)
Stand for securing the sensor unit 1 pc
X-Y-Z stage 1 pc
Sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL, Lid attached) 1 pc
Sample cup holder (For 2 mL capacity) 1 pc
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL) 1 pc
X-Y-Z stage(Used with the all model of the SV series)1 pc
Software set (Serial-USB converter included) (Used with
the all model of the SV series)
WinCT-Viscosity 1 pc
RS232C striate cable 1 pc
Serial-USB converter 1 pc
Cup set(Capacity: 10 mL・13 mL・45 mL)
(Water jacket attached) ( Used with the all model of the SV series)
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL) 5 pcs
Small sample cup (Capacity: 10 mL) 5 pcs
Small sample cup cover 5 pcs
Glass sample cup (Capacity: Approx.13 mL) 2 pcs
Glass sample cup holder 1 pc
Water jacket 1 pc
AX-SV-51
AX-SV-52
AX-SV-53-EX
AX-SV-54
*1
When calibrated with the SV-100A/100H, use it at 25°C or below.
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Available ( )
1A/1H 10A/10H 100A/100H
*1
Model
AX-SV-55
AX-SV-56-1
AX-SV-56-2
AX-SV-57
AX-SV-58
AX-SV-59
AD-8121B
AD-1682
Available ( )
1A/1H 10A/10H 100A/100H
Name
Cup set(Capacity: 2 mL)
(Water jacket attached) ( Used with the all model of the SV series)
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL) 5 pcs
Sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL, Lid attached) 10 pcs
Sample cup holder (For 2 mL capacity)
5 pcs
Sample cup stand (For 2 mL capacity) 1 pc
Water jacket 1 pc
Sample cup holder (Transparent) 5 pcs
Sample cup holder (Black) 5 pcs
Sample cup stand (For 2 mL capacity) 2 pcs
Sample cup (Capacity: 2mL, Lid attached) 100 pcs
Glass sample cup (Capacity 2 mL) 5 pcs
Sample cup stand (For 2 mL capacity) 1 pc
Compact printer
Rechargeable battery
AX-SV-33 Sample Cup
• The AX-SV-33 consists of :
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL)
10 pcs
(Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
AX-SV-34 Small Sample Cup (10mL)
• Used when a small amount of sample will be
measured.
- The AX-SV-34 consists of :
Small sample cup (10 mL)
10 pcs
Small sample cup cover
10 pcs
Sample cup
1 pc
(All: Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
AX-SV-35 Glass Sample Cup (Approx. 13 mL)
• Used when organic solvents will be measured.
- The AX-SV-37 consists of :
Glass sample cup (Capacity: Approx.13 mL) 1 pc
(Pyrex® glass, Operating temperature: 230°C max.)
Glass sample cup holder (Stainless steel)
1 pc
Sample cup
1 pc
(Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
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AX-SV-36 Positioning Stopper
• Used to fix the position of the sensor unit and the
sensor plates so that positioning the sensor plates
and the sample surface is not required each time a
measurement is performed in a repetitive test. See
below for how to attach the positioning stopper.
Sensor unit
How to attach the positioning stopper:
2
1 Raise the lever so that the sensor unit
can be moved.
Grips
1
7
2 While pinching the grips, lift out the
sensor unit from above.
3
While pinching the grips on the
positioning stopper, attach the
stopper, with the lever on the left side
as seen from front, on the supportintg
post. Be sure to place the guide
located on the inner wall of the stopper
in the guide channels located on the
supporting post.
4 Position the stopper at an appropriate
height. Raise the lever to secure the
stopper.
Lever
Sensor unit
Supporting post
Guide channel
Grips
Make these surfaces
come into contact
6
5 While pinching the grips, attach the
sensor unit on the supporting post.
6 Lower the sensor unit until it comes
into contact with the stopper.
7 Lower the lever to secure the sensor
unit.
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4
Positioning stopper
Sensor plates
AX-SV-37 Water Jacket Assembly
• Used, in combination with a commercially available
constant temperature bath for heating medium
circulation, to maintain the sample temperature
constant or to measure the viscosity while changing
the sample temperature.
• The glass sample cup sold separately can also be
used.
• The AX-SV-37 consists of :
Water jacket
1 pc
(Main body: Polycarbonate, Packing: Silicone rubber,
Washer: Nylon)
Small sample cup
4 pcs
(Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
Small sample cup cover
4 pcs
(Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
Screw
1 pc
(Screw: Polyacetal, Washer: Nylon)
• Specifications Circulation nozzle: Outside diameter 10.5 mm
Recommended hose: Silicone tube, inside diameter 8 mm
• It is recommended that, for safety, a commercially available tubing clamp (clamping size: 11 to
20 mm) be used to fasten the tube securely to the nozzle.
• When using the water jacket, make sure that no inner pressure is exerted in the water jacket
due to the kinked or blocked tubes, as that could exert the pressure in the water jacket,
causing it to break.
• When a stirrer is attached at the bottom of the water jacket, the sample viscosity can be
measured while the sample is being stirred. The maximum viscosity value which can be
measured is 1000 mPa⋅s.
Stirrer: VARIOMAG MICRO manufactured by H+P Labortechnik AG
Use a rotator with a size of 6 mm (length) x 4 mm (diameter).
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AX-SV-38 Glass Storage Container
• Used to store sample fluids.
The viscosity of the sample stored in the container
can be measured as it is.
- The AX-SV-38 consists of :
Glass storage container (Capacity: Approx.50 mL) 10 pcs
(Borosilicate glass, Operating temperature: 180°C max.)
Lid
10 pcs
(Polyethylene, Operating temperature: 80°C max.)
AX-SV-39 Plastic Storage Container
Lid
• Used to store sample fluids.
The viscosity of the sample stored in the container
can be measured as it is.
Plastic storage container
- The AX-SV-39 consists of :
Plastic storage container (Capacity: Approx.120 mL) 20 pcs
(Polypropylene, Operating temperature: 80°C max.)
Lid
20 pcs
(Polyethylene, Operating temperature: 80°C max.)
AX-SV-51 Stand Set
• Used for securing the sensor unit while measuring the
viscosity of a sample.
- Consists of :
Stand for securing the sensor unit
X-Y-Z stage
Sample cup
holder
Sample cup
1 pc
1 pc
• Used when a small amount of sample (2 mL) will be
measured. (Only for SV-1A/SV-1H)
Sample cup
(Lid attached)
X-Y-Z stage
- Consists of :
Sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL)
1 pc
Sample cup holder
1 pc
Sample cup (Capacity: 45 mL)
1 pc
(Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
Lid
1 pc
(Polypropylene, Operating temperature: 80°C max.)
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Stand for securing the sensor unit
AX-SV-52
X-Y-Z Stage
X-Y-Z stage
• Used to support and adjust the sample cup position.
- Consists of :
X-Y-Z stage
1 pc
AX-SV-53-EX Software Set
• Used while acquiring the viscosity data with a personal
computer.
- Consists of :
WinCT-Viscosity
RS-232C straight cable
Serial-USB converter
1 pc
1 pc
1 pc
WinCT-Viscosity
RS232C straight
cable
Serial-USB converter
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AX-SV-54
Cup Set (10 mL / 13 mL / 45 mL)
(Use the AX-SV-51 Stand Set if necessary.)
• Used when a small amount of sample will be
measured.
- Consists of :
Sample cup (45 mL)
5 pcs
Small sample cup (10 mL)
5 pcs
Small sample cup cover
5 pcs
(All: Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
Used when organic solvents will be measured.
Glass sample cup (Capacity: Approx.13 mL) 2 pcs
(Pyrex® glass, Operating temperature: 230°C max.)
Glass sample cup holder (Stainless steel)
1 pc
Screw
• Water Jacket
Used, in combination with a commercially available
constant temperature bath for heating medium
circulation, to maintain the sample temperature
constant or to measure the viscosity while changing
the sample temperature.
Small sample cup cover
Small sample cup
Glass sample cup
- Consists of :
Water jacket
1 pc
(Main body: Polycarbonate, Packing: Silicone rubber,
Washer: Nylon)
Water jacket
Circulation nozzle
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Only for SV-1A/SV-1H (When using this option, use the AX-SV-51 Stand Set)
AX-SV-55
Lid
Cup Set (2 mL)
Sample cup
• Sample cup set (Only for SV-1A/SV-1H)
Used when a small amount of sample (2 mL) will be
measured.
Sample cup
holder
- Consists of :
Sample cup (45 mL)
5 pcs
Sample cup (2 mL)
10 pcs
Small cup holder
5 pcs
(All: Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
Sample cup
Lid
1 pc
(Polypropylene, Operating temperature: 80°C max.)
Glass sample cup
Used when organic solvents will be measured.
Glass sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL)
10 pc
(Pyrex® glass, Operating temperature: 230°C max.)
Sample cup stand
1 pc
Sample cup
stand
• Water Jacket
Used, in combination with a commercially available
constant temperature bath for heating medium
circulation, to maintain the sample temperature
constant or to measure the viscosity while changing
the sample temperature.
Screw
Sample cup (2 mL)
or glass sample cup (2 mL)
Sample cup holder
- Consists of :
Water jacket
1 pc
(Main body: Polycarbonate, Packing: Silicone rubber,
Washer: Nylon)
Circulation nozzle
Water jacket
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AX-SV-56-1 Sample Cup Holder (For 2 mL capacity, Transparent)
AX-SV-56-2 Sample Cup Holder (For 2 mL capacity, Black)
•
Used for securing a 2mL sample cup while measuring.
(Only for SV-1A/SV-1H)
Sample cup holder
- Consists of :
Sample cup holder
5 pcs
Sample cup (45 mL)
5 pcs
(All: Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
AX-SV-57
•
Sample Cup Stand (For 2 mL capacity)
Used for support when 2mL sample cups are used.
(Only for SV-1A/SV-1H)
- Consists of :
Sample cup stand
2 pcs
Sample cup
stand
AX-SV-58
Sample Cup (2 mL)
• Sample cup set (Only for SV-1A/SV-1H)
Used when a small amount of sample (2 mL) will be
measured.
- Consists of :
Sample cup (2 mL)
100 pcs
(Polycarbonate, Operating temperature: 120°C max.)
Sample cup
(Lid attached)
Lid
100 pcs
(Polypropylene, Operating temperature: 80°C max.)
AX-SV-59
Glass Sample Cup (2 mL)
• Glass sample cup and Sample cup stand set (Only
for SV-1A/SV-1H)
Used when a small amount of sample (2 mL) will be
measured. Used for support of 2 mL sample cups.
Glass sample
cup
- Consists of :
Glass sample cup (Capacity: 2 mL)
5 pcs
(Pyrex® glass, Operating temperature: 230°C max.)
Sample cup stand
1 pc
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Sample cup
stand
AX-SV-60
Square glass sample Cup (10 mm x 10 mm x 45 mm)
• Can be used for optical measuring devices such as
a spectrophotometer.
- Consists of :
Square glass sample cup
(Pyrex® glass)
2 pcs
Square lid
(Polypropylene)
2 pcs
AD-1685
Anti-vibration table
• Used when the viscosity value is unstable due to
external vibration, especially for measuring low
viscosity.
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Square glass
sample cup
(Lid attached)
18. EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS
SV-1H / SV-10H / SV-100H
Sensor unit (Handle*)
Display unit (For all models)
* The SV-A series external dimensions are
as follows when the handle is used.
74
120
132
57
170
291
238
132
130
112
147
The connection cable is 1.5m long.
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Unit: mm
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SV-1A / SV-10A / SV-100A
Stand unit*
*A
*C
103
*B
536
170
332
* The SV-H series external dimensions are as follows when the AX-SV-51 (stand set) is used.
250
283
314
11.5
296
*A=Sensor plates lowest position 3.5 mm (With protector used, no table)
*B=Sensor plates highest position 268 mm
*C=Table height 54 to 140 mm
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Unit: mm
Detailed View of the Sensor Unit
112
4
8.7
65.5 *D
1 19 44 *D
65.5 *D
2 18 44 *D
112
28
φ13
56
56
SV-1A/SV-1H
SV-10A/SV-10H
7.5
65.5 *D
44 *D
112
28
56
5
SV-100A/SV-100H
*D=Distance from the sensor protective cover
Unit: mm
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