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CANNON
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miniAV-X Automatic Viscometer with VISCPRO
®
Instruction & Operation Manual
Version 1.a— August, 2008; CANNON
®
Instrument Company
2139 High Tech Road • State College, PA 16803 • USA
CONTENTS
1
INTRODUCTION/INSTALLATION 1
The miniAV
®
-X Automatic Viscometer .................................................................................. 1
Measuring kinematic viscosity ............................................................................................... 2
Safety cautions ..................................................................................................................... 2
Specifications ....................................................................................................................... 4
Installation ............................................................................................................................ 4
Required installation components ............................................................................... 4
V acuum Pump unit connections ................................................................................. 6
Bath unit connections ................................................................................................ 6
VISCPRO
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for Windows
®
XP
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............................................................................................ 6
Installing VISCPRO
®
software .............................................................................................. 7
Computer requirements ............................................................................................. 7
W indows
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XP
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installation ........................................................................................ 7
Installation actions ..................................................................................................... 7
Configuration diskette (First-time installation only!) .................................................... 7
Running the software ............................................................................................................. 8
Checking configuration .......................................................................................................... 9
Inital Configuration .................................................................................................... 9
Logging in ............................................................................................................... 10
Checking Instrument Settings .................................................................................. 10
Viewing/editing setup information ............................................................................. 12
Manually changing tube calibration constants ....................................................................... 13
Checking Wash and Advanced Settings ............................................................................... 14
Preparing the miniAV -X for testing ...................................................................................... 16
Inserting the miniAV -X temperature probes/reference thermometer .......................... 16
Adjusting V acuum/Pressure settings ......................................................................... 17
Setting bath temperature ......................................................................................... 17
Training tube sensors ............................................................................................... 18
Checking wash functions ......................................................................................... 18
Calibrating the miniA V ............................................................................................ 19
Notes on computer-directed miniAV operation ........................................................ 19
2
TESTING SAMPLES WITH THE miniAV-X
AUTOMATIC VISCOMETER 21
Turning on the miniAV -X ......................................................................................... 21
Testing samples ....................................................................................................... 21
Pausing a test .......................................................................................................... 24
 
 

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