Fungilab Höppler Viscometer


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



  • Changeable angle


Fixed angle

  • Complies with DIN 53015 / ISO 12058


Kit of 6 balls

  • Wide viscosity range covered


Simple thermostatic

  • Measuring with easy conection to our thermovisc series


Viscosity readings

  • Dinamic (cP or mPa·s)
  • Kinematic (cSt)
  •  Reproducibility: 0.5%
  • Comparability: 1%


Viscosity range

  • 0.5 - 10^5 mPa·s (cP)
  • 0.5 - 105 mPa·s (cP)


  • High accuracy through improved visibility of falling ball.
  • Minimized test time due to accurate return run of the ball.
  • Reduced cost of ownership through increased life time of falling tube.
  • Extended re-calibration periods through improved bearing support.


The VISCO BALL viscometer is mainly used for low viscosity substances such as used in:

  • Mineral oil industry (oils, liquid hydrocarbons).
  • Food industry (sugar solution, honey, beer, milk, gelatine, fruit juice).
  • Chemical industry (polymer solutions, solvents, resin solutions, latex dispersions, adhesive solutions).
  • Cosmetic/Pharmaceutical industry (raw materials, glycerine, emulsions, suspensions, solutions, extracts).
  • Petroleum industry (light crude, machine oil, crude petroleum).
  • Fuels (petrol, diesel oil, paraffin).
  • Paper industry (emulsions, pigment dispersion, paper additives).
  • Paints and varnishes (printing inks, varnishes, water lacquers, inks).
  • Detergents (liquid washing agents, washing-up liquids, tenside solu- tions).


Measuring principle

The rolling and sliding movements of a ball through the sample liquid are timed in an inclined cylindrical measuring tube. The sample viscosity is correlated to the time a ball requires to traverse a definite distance. By turning the measuring tube upside down again the return of the ball may also be used for an additional measurement applying the return cons- tant. The test results are given as dynamic viscosity in the internationally standardized, absolute units of mPa·s.



  • Balls 1,2 and G, Borosilicate glass
  • Balls 3 and 4, Nickel iron alloy
  • Balls 5 and 6, stainless steel


The instrument is supplied with 6 balls, control thermometer (-1 to +26ºC) cleaning tools, calibration sheet and instruction manual.

On request:

  • Glass thermometer for different temperature ranges
  • V91002 Glass thermometer +24 to +51 ºC, div. 0.1 ºC
  • V91003 Glass thermometer +49 to +76 ºC, div. 0.1 ºC
  • V91004 Glass thermometer +74 to +101 ºC, div. 0.1 ºC
  • V91005 Glass thermometer +99 to +126 ºC, div. 0.1 ºC
  • V91107 Ball G for gas measurements
  • Standard oils of differents viscosities are avaible for calibration.


Complies with DIN 53015 / ISO 12058




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