Flow Cups

Flow cups are used by many industries to measure Kinematic Viscosity. They are a low cost and simple means of measuring the viscosity of a wide range of paints, inks, & oils.

All our flow cups are made in the UK by Rhopoint Instruments. 

There are several types of flow cup available manufactured to many national and international standards

  • ISO flow cups BS EN ISO 2431 and BS EN 535 
  • Ford flow cups  ASTM D1200
  • AFNOR flow cups NF T30-014
  • DIN flow cups DIN 53221
  • BS flow cups BS 3900 (withdrawn standard but these cups are still widely used)
  • Frikmar dip cup (Ford flow cup with handle) ASTM D1200
  • Zhan dip cup ASTM D4212

If you need more information regarding viscosity flow cups or dip cups contact us today. 

See our guide to viscosity measurement here.

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Benefits of Flow Cups:

  • Quickly and effectively measure product viscosity
  • Manufactured to the requirement of National & International standards
  • Accurate viscosity that can be expressed as efflux time or calculated into a viscosity reading of centistokes (cSt) or millimetre squared per second (mm²/s).
  • Works with a wide range of fluids
  • Low cost

Looking for flow cup calibration?

We sell all types of flow cups and dip cups. Our selection of flow and dip cups are suitable for a wide range of specifications including Frikmar, AFNOR, and BS 3900 (1971). These viscosity cups are hard-wearing and perfectly suited to multiple industries including adhesives, packaging, building materials, ink, paint, coatings, food products and medical products.

The calibration service is available onsite or offsite. We are the only company in the UK offering onsite calibration of flow cups this can be particularly cost-effective if you have many flow cups to calibrate. We also supply a full range of viscosity standards if you would like to calibrate your own flow and dip cups. 

AML Instruments – Tried and Trusted

AML Instruments are market leaders. We pride ourselves on our customer service, competitive pricing and UKAS accreditation. Our team has over 40 years sourcing, testing, and selling the very best instrumentation and are happy to offer you our extensive range of flow cups. For more information contact us or click on the Find Out More buttons.