|Austin S. Norcross, a man of considerable talent and foresight, founded NORCROSS CORPORATION over half a century ago. Given the task of solving the problem of controlling the consistency of starch used for textile sizing, Austin Norcross invented and patented a simple, reliable viscometer based on the falling piston principle of viscosity measurement. So successful was this first Norcross viscometer that it quickly became the standard for measuring viscosity in the textile industry.
Since that time Austin’s son, Robert, and his grandson Robert Jr. have directed the innovations and product developments that have established Norcross as the premier supplier of industrial viscosity control systems not only in textile production but in a wide array of industries including printing, packaging, electronics, energy, automotive manufacturing, and food production.
The outstanding performance of Norcross viscometers in these diverse applications can be attributed directly to their basic principle of operation: Norcross viscometers measure fluid viscosity as a function of the time required for a piston to fall a fixed distance, displacing fluid from a cylinder. Because Norcross viscometers are not affected by flow, turbulence, or level fluctuations, and also because they do not affect the temperature of the fluid that they are measuring, Norcross viscometers can be immersed in vessels or directly in process streams.
Today Norcross Corporation continues to strengthen its position in the marketplace by combining proven product design with exceptional application engineering support.