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FLow Cups

Coatings & Industry > Physical properties > Viscosity & Consistency

Very easy to use instruments in anodized aluminium with a stainless steel orifice, for measuring the consistency of paints, varnishes and similar products.

The measured kinematic viscosity is generally expressed in seconds (s) flow time, which can be converted to centistokes (cSt).

The cups can be supplied separately or on an adjustable stand, including a precision level and an overflow glass plate.

The stand can be supplied with a flow jacket for temperature control.
Several capacities are available, according to standards; from 5 to 5000 cSt.


Three legged stand suitable for all flow cups listed, with spirit level.

Temperature Control Jacket
Available for Models 243/II, 243/III and 243/VII.

To DIN 12 755, Scale 0 - 50°C, read off accuracy 0.2°C.

Digital Stop Watch
with calibration certificate; LCD, indication range:9 hours, 59 minutes, 59,99 seconds; height of digits: 8 mm, two-button operation.

Opto-electronic measuring instrument for the exact determination of the flow time using standardised flow cups.

Viscosity Nomogram, Model 458
To read off the various viscosity scales such as,for example DIN, Ford, ISO, etc., in absolute viscosity values, and also for temperature correction for the measured value.

ViscoSoft ® 460 -FC
Software for rapid conversion between viscosity and efflux time to be used with standardized flow cups.

Flow Time Measuring Instrument CUPTIMER 243 T
This opto-electronic measuring instrument offers a number of advantages to the user.
. Automatic measuring sequence with optical
detection of the stream of sample.
. Flow times up to 1000 s can be read off from
the LC display with a resolution up to 0.01 s.
. Equally suitable for all liquids (transparent
calibration oils and opaque lacquers).
. Practical temperature adjustment:
Temperature jacket removable from the basic unit; with adaptors for different shapes of flow cups.
. Easy to handle:
. Designed as a mobile measuring station:
sturdy, compact stand construction mounted on an adjustable base; plug-type tube connections; operated via plug-in supply unit.

Two models are available : one Flow Time Measuring Instrument CUPTIMER 243 T with temperature jacket, and one without temperature jacket.

Specially designed for the demanding technician working with toxic liquids.

For his comfort no hand contact with the measured
product ; and the assurance of an excellent reproducibility.

The new cup timer with data output and software gives you the opportunity to document your measurements.

For all these cups we can provide you the correct certified viscosity reference standards

CANNON certified viscosity standards provide kinematic viscosities (in cSt or mm2/s), densities (in g/mL) and viscosities (in cP or mPa·s) at many temperatures, ranging from –55°C to 150°C. All CANNON viscosity standards, are traceable to the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and are prepared in CANNON’s ISO 9001-registered, and A2LA-accredited laboratory.
CANNON® Cup Viscosity Standards
Equations for Zahn, Shell, & Ford Cups
Equations for conversion of kinematic viscosity or viscosity into other viscometric units are given here. All data must be at 25°C. Note that the equations apply only between the minimum and maximum drain times shown.
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