What is a Bostwick Consistometer?

The Bostwick Consistometer is a simple, dependable instrument which determines the consistency of various materials by measuring the distance which a sample flows under its own weight.  The Bostwick Consistometer is used extensively in the food industry for measuring the consistency, flow rate and viscosity of jams, jellies and other highly viscous products such as tomato paste, tomato ketchup, tomato puree, fruit puree, yoghurt, condensed soup, mayo, chilli sauce, mustard, cheese sauce, batters, cake mixes,gravies, sauces, baby foods, salad dressings, frostings, fillings, chilled food and ready meals etc

Standard 24cm Bostwick Consistometer has 48 x 0.5cm graduations

Extra Long 30cm Bostwick Consistometer has 60 x 0.5cm graduations.

Bostwick Consistometer
Bostwick Consistometer

The unit is constructed of stainless steel and is equipped with two levelling screws and a level. The gate is spring operated and held by a positive release mechanism, permitting instantaneous flow of sample. The Bostwick Consistometer trough is graduated in 0.5cm divisions to permit accurate measurement of flow.

* Engraved Graduations (0.5cm divisions)
* Portable and easily cleaned
* Accepts 75ml of sample
* Spring loaded gate prevents premature flowing of sample
* Complies to R-81294D & ASTM F1080-93

Measuring the viscosity of tomato puree
Measuring the viscosity of tomato puree

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4 thoughts on “What is a Bostwick Consistometer?

    1. Hi Ankitha,
      The Bostwick Consistometer does not require calibration.

      Kind regards,
      Sarah, Tech Support

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