The Bostwick consistometer is the preferred choice for measuring consistency and flow rate in a variety of products. You can use the Bostwick on any viscous material such as sauces, salad dressings, paints, chemicals or cosmetics. The normal way to use the consistometer is to measure the distance a sample flows in a given time interval.
- Leveling screws and spirit level ensures precise positioning of flow angle
- Stainless steel construction resists corrosion
The Bostwick is a long trough with 0.5 cm gradations along the bottom. The trough is separated near one end by a spring-loaded gate. This forms a chamber where the sample is loaded.
To perform a test, first a sample is loaded, then the gate is opened and a timer is started. The spring-loaded gate makes the start of a test instantaneous and precise. At a predetermined time the position of the sample in the trough is recorded.