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Elcometer 2250 Krebs Viscometer

Featuring a unique automatic test mode, the Elcometer 2250 Krebs Viscometer measures the viscosity of paints, varnishes, adhesives, pastes and liquid inks at the touch of a button.

  • Fully automated Krebs test - simply set up and press ‘Start’
  • Choice of measurement: Krebs Units (KU), Grams (g), or Centipoise (cP)
  • Designed for use with either a 600ml beaker, 1 pint or ½ pint cans
  • Standard Krebs spindle with fixed spindle speed of 200rpm
  • Can be used with non-standard containers and sample volumes
  • User adjustable “Sample Waiting Time” and “Measuring Time”
  • Date and time stamp for each reading

Designed for use in accordance with National and International Standards - the Elcometer 2250 is ideal for both process control and quality assurance.

The Elcometer 2250 offers users both an automatic or manual Krebs viscosity test. The unit has a fixed spindle speed of 200rpm and displays the viscosity value on screen in Krebs Units (KU), Grams (g) or Centipoise (cP).

The Elcometer 2250 has two operating modes; ‘Automatic’ and ‘Manual’.

Automatic Mode:   
Automatic test - ensuring reliability and consistency of results - ideal for repeatable and reproducible testing. 
Once the sample beaker is positioned on the support, and the ‘Start’ button is pressed, the drive head automatically moves down until the spindle reaches the correct position within the sample. 
After a pause to let the sample settle, the Elcometer 2250 begins the test and displays the viscosity value.  Once the test has been completed, the head automatically returns to the start position allowing the sample to be removed.

Manual Mode:    
The Elcometer 2250 can also be used manually - ideal for measuring non-standard sample sizes.

Elcometer 2250 Krebs Viscometer

Technical Specification

Part Number Description 


K2250M001 Elcometer 2250 Krebs Viscometer

Measurement Units Krebs Units (KU) Grams (g) Centipoise (cP)
Range 40 KU to 141 KU 32g to 1099g 27 cP to 5274 cP
Resolution 0.1 KU 1g 5 cP
Measurement Accuracy ±1% of full scale
Repeatability ±0.5%
Speed (Accuracy) 200rpm (±1rpm)
Operating Temperature 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F)
Maximum Altitude 2000m (6500ft) above sea level
Dimensions 500 x 325 x 190mm (19.7 x 12.8 x 7.5")
Weight 8.5kg (18.7lb)
Packing List Elcometer 2250 Krebs Viscometer, krebs spindle, large sample container support for 600ml glass beaker or 1 pint (USA) can, small sample container support for ½ pint (USA) can, sample container support locating plug, glass beaker 600ml (20.3fl.oz.), hexagonal wrench, 3 x mains lead (UK, EUR and US), calibration certificate and operating instructions

AS/NZS 1580.214.1, ASTM D 562, ASTM D 856, ASTM D 1084-C, ASTM D 1131

Standards in grey have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries


Calibration Certificate supplied as standard



Part Number Description   
KT00225021791 Standard Krebs Spindle
KT00225022906 Special Paste Spindle
KT00225021793 Can Support Locating Plug
KT00225021794 Sample Container Support for 600ml (20.3fl.oz.) Glass Beaker or 1 Pint (USA) Can
KT00225021795 Sample Container Support for ½ Pint (USA) Can
KT00225021796 600ml (20.3fl.oz.) Glass Beaker
Krebs Viscosity Standard Calibration Oils
Part Number Description Krebs Units (KU) Centipoise (cP) Certificate
KT002250N001 Krebs Calibration Oil: S200 64 400
KT002250N002 Krebs Calibration Oil: N350 79 750
KT002250N003 Krebs Calibration Oil: N400 84 940
KT002250N004 Krebs Calibration Oil: S600 95 1400
KT002250N005 Krebs Calibration Oil: N1000 115 2600
Packing List Supplied in 500ml (1 pint) bottles complete with calibration certificate and accurate to ±1% of the stated viscosity values


Calibration Certificate supplied as standard