Flow Cup Viscometer PCE-125 Series

Order no.: PCE-125
£ 120.00
£ 144.00
PCE-125
price ex. (VAT / delivery)
Flow cup
Handheld
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PCE-125 Series Flow Cup Viscometer
standardized according to ASTM D1200 (Ford) / manufacturer calibration

The PCE-125 series Ford Flow Cup Viscometer uses gravity to measure the flow rate of a liquid. Under ideal conditions, flow rate is proportional to kinematic viscosity. Thus, a Ford cup is used to determine the kinematic viscosity of fluids. However, the Flow Cup Viscometer should only be used with low-viscosity fluids. High-viscosity liquids and thick pastes are not suitable for measurement by means of a Ford cup. The structure of a Flow Cup Viscometer is standardized according to ASTM D1200 (Ford).

Basic operation
Cover the holes at the bottom of the orifice and pour in the liquid to be measured. Make sure that the Flow Cup Viscometer is completely filled. Use the glass plate to scrape off any excess liquid from the edge of the Flow Cup Viscometer. Uncover the holes at the bottom of the orifice. Negative pressure will keep the liquid in the cup until you're ready to begin measuring. Active a stopwatch (not included) while simultaneously removing the glass plate from the cup horizontally. As soon as the flow is interrupted for the first time, stop the watch and write down the time.

Note: When using a Flow Cup Viscometer, it is very important to make sure that the instrument is cleaned thoroughly after each measurement, as residue in the orifice and cup can jeopardize the accuracy of future measurements. Scratches also can cause inaccurate results.

***Test stand sold separately. See also for recommendations.***


- Orifice diameters (Ø inside) of 2.53 mm, 3.4 mm, 4.1 mm, or 5.2 mm / 0.10 in, 0.13 in, 0.16 in, or 0.20 in
- Viscosity ranges of 25 ... 120, 49 ... 220, 70 ... 370 or 215 ... 1,413 cSt / mm²/s
- Flow times of 40 ... 100, 25 ... 105 or 20 ... 105 seconds (s, ±0.2)
- Anodized aluminium cup with stainless steel orifice
- Overflow gutter for preventing faulty measurements
- Factory / manufacturer calibration certificate


Technical specifications
Model no. PCE-125/2 PCE-125/3 PCE-125/4 PCE-125/5
Inner vertical height 43 ±0.1 mm / 1.69 ±0.004 in 43 ±0.1 mm / 1.69 ±0.004 in 43 ±0.1 mm / 1.69 ±0.004 in 43 ±0.1 mm / 1.69 ±0.004 in
Orifice diameter (inside) 2.5 mm / 0.10 in 3.4 mm / 0.13 in 4.1 mm / 0.16 in 5.2 mm / 0.20 in
Orifice diameter (outside) 5.0 ±0.5 mm / 0.20 ±0.02 in 5.5 ±0.5 mm / 0.22 ±0.02 in 6.0 ±0.5 mm / 0.24 ±0.02 in 7.6 ±0.5 mm / 0.30 ±0.02 in
Viscosity range
(cSt or mm²/s)
25 ... 120 49 ... 220 70 ... 370 214 ... 1,413
Flow time (s ±0.2) 40 ... 100 25 ... 105 20 ... 105 20 ... 105
Materials Cup: Anodized aluminium
Orifice: Stainless steel
Standard ASTM D1200
Dimensions 50 mm / 2.0 in Ø interior
85 mm Ø / 3.3 in exterior
76 mm / 3.0 in height
Weight Approx. 320 g / 0.7 lbs

Delivery contents
1 x PCE-125 / # Flow Cup Viscometer (select model # from drop-down menu above)
1 x factory calibration certificate
1 x glass plate
1 x user manual