The Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS) Viscometer is a rotational viscometer for measuring high temperature, high shear rate (HTHS) viscosity of engine oils over a broad shear rate (50,000 to >7 million sec–1) and temperature range (40°C to 200°C).
Developed in 1979 and under several patents, the TBS Viscometer became the world’s first high shear viscometer. It remains the modern benchmark ‘referee’ instrument for HTHS viscometry due to its innovative measurement technique, robust design, and notable operational upgrades.
Through several noteworthy instrument advancements, the TBS brings a heightened level of operator ease and productivity for both research and routine laboratory HTHS testing. These innovations include two optional Full-Automation modes, constant temperature control, a 12-step motor for simple adjustment of shear rate, quick ‘chase-flush’ sample exchange, and complete computer control for automatic calibration, sample injection and data reporting.
|HTHS Newtonian Reference Oils||HTHS Non-Newtonian Reference Oils||Additional TBS Reference Oils|
|R-100 | RL 236||NNR-03 | RL 240||BIF-03 (Break-In Fluid)|
|R-200 | R-2200 | RL 241||NNR-10||Idling Oil|
|R-300 | R-2300||NNR-80|
|R-350 | R-2350 | RL 242|
|R-400 | RL 238|
|R-450 | R-2450 | RL 239|
|R-500 | RL 237|
For a complete listing of part numbers and available container sizes of Tannas Reference Oils, please review the Tannas Reference Oils & Catalysts Parts List.
Visit our Certified Reference Materials page to download SDS sheets or Oil Certificates.
300100: Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS®) Viscometer, TBS 2100E-F, 120V, 50/60 Hz Power
300200: Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS®) Viscometer, TBS 2100E-F, 220V, 50/60 Hz Power
Full Automation Package Option:
300850: Full-Automation Package-T42C
300199: TBS 2100 F-2 Auto Software – Manual Injection or T42C
Spare Parts & Consumables:
200924: 3005USB DAQ
300124: AutoSampler Plastic Rack (Holds 21 samples)
300130: Reference Oil Bottle Set, AutoSampler (6 pack)
300175: Shield Enclosure – TBS 2100
300252: Conventional Rotor/Stator Set (Calibrated)
300253: Modified Rotor/Stator Set (Calibrated) for 40°C to 200°C
300263: RTD Assembly (Temperature Sensor)
300273: Thin-Film Heater Assembly (with Shrink-band)
300274: Thermal Cut-off Fuse Assembly
300288: Stator Housing Assembly – 2100E (w/ Lids)
300289: Modified Stator Housing Assembly (w/Lids) for 40°C to 200°C
300308: Motor Control Board with 18″ Rib Cage
300315: Siamese Collet Assembly – TBS 2100
300320: Motor Assembly – TBS 2100
300477: Stator Housing Lids
300493: Alignment Tool – TBS 2100
300512: O-Ring: Stator – Stator Housing (5 pack)
300513: Syringe-50cc, (20 pack) – Disposable
300520: O-Ring: Stator – Stator Support (5 pack)
300522: TBS 2100 Alignment Assembly
300531: Heater Shrink-Band Strip
300547: Filter Holder
300569: Glass Syringe-50cc
Accessories for Lower-Temperature Operation:
300277: Modified Rotor/Stator Assembly with Housing (for 40°C to 200°C)
300255: TBS Chiller, 100V, 50/60Hz, includes bath, connection fittings and lines
300249: TBS Chiller, 110V, 60Hz, includes bath, connection fittings and lines
300250: TBS Chiller, 220V, 50Hz, includes bath, connection fittings and lines
300242: TBS Chiller, 220V, 60Hz, includes bath, connection fittings and lines
Up to 42 samples can be tested with the TBS AutoSampler.
The Full-Automation Package with AutoSampler incorporates specialized software for automated Rotor/Stator adjustments and instrument calibrations.