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SVM™ Series

Expect More – Welcome to New Viscometry

The newly developed SVM™ series from Anton Paar gives you more parameters than any other kinematic viscometer on the market. Whether you want to measure fresh lube oil, jet fuel, diesel, or in-service oil, the flexibility of SVM™ provides the best instrument for your application.

SVM™ viscometers are unbeatably easy to operate and require very little sample and solvent. In addition to an extended viscosity measuring range, viscosity and density can be measured over a wide temperature range. The measurement cell is easily accessible for cleaning. An embedded PC delivers a variety of automatic calculations, including bias-corrected D445 results.

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Key Features

Go for multitalent: Multiple parameter measurement

Go for multitalent: Multiple parameter measurement

SVM™ offers you unique flexibility: the possibility to not only measure viscosity, but also multiple parameters from only one single syringe. Parameters measured by SVM™ 3001 or SVM™ 4001 comply with the following industry standards:

  • Kinematic viscosity (ASTM D7042, EN 16896, DIN 51659-2)
  • Density (EN ISO 12185, ASTM D4052, IP 365)
  • Dynamic viscosity (ASTM D7042)
  • Viscosity Index (VI) (ASTM D2270)
  • API grades (ISO 91, API 2540, ASTM D1250, IP 200)
  • Saybolt viscosity (ASTM D2161)
All-rounder: One measuring cell – All samples

All-rounder: One measuring cell – All samples

Do you need to know the approximate viscosity of your sample before testing in order to choose the right capillary? This is now a thing of the past: with SVM™ you have all the flexibility you need. SVM™ covers the entire viscosity, density, and temperature range with only one measuring cell. This means that samples from diesel, jet fuels, and lubricating oils to heavy fuels and waxes can all be measured with one integrated cell. This is a big advantage for labs that have different types of samples to test.

Superior performance: Wide temperature range

Superior performance: Wide temperature range

The SVM™ series covers a wide temperature range. SVM™ 3001 comes with a range from -60 °C to +135 °C for measuring jet and diesel fuel as well as lubricating oil and wax. Temperatures down to -20 °C can be reached without external cooling. Additionally, SVM™ 3001 provides fast heating and cooling rates of up to 20 °C/min, enabling exceptionally fast temperature scans to investigate the temperature behavior of your sample.

With its double-cell design, SVM™ 4001 is perfect for determining the viscosity index (compliant to ASTM D2270) and also for measuring viscosity and density simultaneously at any two temperatures between 15 °C and 100 °C.

Enjoy simplicity: Unbeatable ease of operation

Enjoy simplicity: Unbeatable ease of operation

The SVM™ series stands out for its unbeatable ease of operation, from the initial start-up to the maintenance of the instruments. The devices reach you already factory-adjusted, which means they are ready for immediate use by simply injecting the sample. Thanks to the new patented motor concept, access to the measuring cell is tool-free. Having a metal cell inside, SVM™ guarantees safe and easy handling, without leaks or breakage of glass. Connecting SVM™ with the 71-position sample changer means you are free to perform other important tasks.

Think economically: Low sample and solvent volume

Think economically: Low sample and solvent volume

An outstanding state-of-the-art design of the SVM™ measuring cell enables measurements from small amounts of sample and requires only small volumes of solvent for cleaning (min. 1.5 mL). This not only simplifies the measurement, but also lowers solvent and disposal costs. Thus, SVM™ viscometers not only impress due to their performance but also due to their sustainability. With their break-proof measuring cells, SVM™ instruments help you avoid regular running costs for purchasing spare glass capillaries. Thanks to its modern, clear design, SVM™ is compact and occupies a very small space in your lab. 

Technical Specifications

 SVM™ 2001 SVM™ 3001 SVM™ 4001
Patents granted AT516058 (B1), AT516302 (B1)
Temperature range +15 °C to +100 °C -60 °C to +135 °C +15 °C to +100°C
Viscosity range 0.2 mm²/s to 30 000 mm²/s
Density range 0.6 g/cm³ to 3 g/cm³
Main standards ASTM D7042, EN 16896 ASTM D7042, EN 16896
ASTM D4052, ISO 12185
ASTM D7042, EN 16896
ASTM D4052, ISO 12185
Supported precision classes Ultrafast, Fast and Precise Ultrafast, Fast, Precise and Ultraprecise Ultrafast, Fast, Precise and Ultraprecise
Sample volume min./typical 1.5 mL / 5 mL 1.5 mL / 5 mL 2.5 mL / 6 mL
Solvent volume min./typical 1.5 mL / 6 mL 1.5 mL / 6 mL 2.5 mL / 10 mL
Maximum sample throughput 30 samples per hour 24 samples per hour
Peltier temperature control Designed for constant temperature Designed for fast heating/cooling over a wide range Designed for simultaneous measurement at any two different temperatures within the range
Optional automation Single syringe (5 mL or 10 mL) or 45 vials with 35 mL or 71 vials with 12mL
Wetted parts Inside the instrument: Copper, Titanium, Stainless steel A4, Inconel®
O-rings in contact with sample Viton® Extreme Kalrez® Spectrum 0040 Viton® Extreme
Data memory 1000 measurement results
HID (Human Interface Device) Touchscreen; optional keyboard, mouse and 2D bar code reader
Interfaces 4 x USB (2.0 full speed); 1 x Ethernet (100 Mbit); 1 X CAN bus; 1 x RS-232; 1 x VGA
Power supply AC 100 V to 240 V; 50 Hz to 60 Hz; 250 VA max.
Ambient conditions 15 °C to 35 °C (59 °F to 95 °F), max. 80% r.h. non-condensing
Net weight/shipping weight 15.9 kg/20.5 kg 17.6 kg/22.2 kg 17.8 kg/22.4 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H) 33 cm x 51 cm x 23.1 cm (13 in x 20 in x 9.1 in)
Compliance CE mark; EMC directive EN 61326-1; LV directive EN 61010-1; RoHS
Special features Optional automation Automatic VI method, API calculations, temperature scans, FillingCheck™. Optional: Countercooling, automation, modularity with Abbemat refractometers Double measurement cells for simultaneous viscosity and density measurement at any two different temperatures in the range, VI method, API calculations, FillingCheck™. Optional: Automation, modularity with Abbemat refractometers

For more information, please contact your Anton Paar representative.



API 2540
ASTM D1250
ASTM D1655
ASTM D2161
ASTM D2270
ASTM D2501
ASTM D2502
ASTM D2880
ASTM D4052
ASTM D5002
ASTM D6074
ASTM D6448
ASTM D6823
ASTM D7042
ASTM D7152
ASTM D7566
ASTM D7666
ASTM D4054
ASTM D7720
ASTM D8046
ASTM D7223
ASTM D3238
ASTM D5372
ASTM D6710
ASTM D7665
ASTM D7863
ASTM D4174
ASTM D7826
ASTM D8128
ASTM F3208
ASTM D8147
ASTM D7752
ASTM D8185
ASTM D7155
ASTM D8181


CPTC SH/T 0604-2000 eqv. ISO 12185


DIN 51659-2


EN 16896
EN 16766


GB T 29617
GJB 9131


IP 200
IP 365
ISO 12185
ISO 2909
ISO 91
IS 1460




SH T 0870
SN T 3518

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