[CHELMSFORD, MA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2013] Spectro Scientific has introduced the latest evolution of its SpectroVisc Q3000 series of portable kinematic viscometers that enable immediate determination of lubricant viscosity in the field. The measurement range of the new SpectroVisc Q3050 model extends from 1cSt-680cSt at 40°C; the functionality is the result of a new polished cell that provides the range and performance enhancements. The unit can also calculate 100°C viscosity values with the input of the VI index.

SpectroVisc Q3000 viscometers are the world's first truly portable, solvent-free, temperature-controlled kinematic viscometers, providing high-accuracy measurements for easy detection of viscosity variations caused by contamination, mix-up and oil degradation.

SpectroVisc Q3000 viscometers use a patent-pending split cell design that enables measurement of kinematic viscosity using only a few drops (60µL) of oil. In addition, no solvents are required for cleaning sampling cell surfaces. The compact units fit easily into a toolbox or carrying bag and operate more than six hours between recharges.

Spectro Scientific president and CEO Brian Mitchell said, “The extended measurement range of the SpectroVisc Q3050 kinematic viscometer will enable users to handle a wider range of testing applications and thereby increase their ability to control operational and maintenance costs, minimize downtime, and prevent catastrophic equipment failures. The SpectroVisc’s small size, zero solvent usage and minimal sample volume features are consistent with our mission of developing and deploying field portable, analytical tools for operation by non-expert users.” 

About Spectro Scientific

Spectro specializes in analytical instrumentation and software for machine condition monitoring. It is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of oil and fuel analysis instruments to industry and the military worldwide. Industry clients include petrochemical, mining, power generation companies as well as commercial testing laboratories. Spectro’s extensive product offerings include spectrometers for wear metal analysis, lubricant degradation and contamination analyzers, particle analysis instruments and complete turnkey systems for oil or fuel analysis laboratories, all managed by its SpectroTrack software platform.