Automatic Vicat Apparatus

Automatic Vicat Apparatus
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EN 196-3, EN 480-2, ASTM C191. AASHTO T131


The new Vicamatic/A machine has been completely redesigned. As with the older generations, the test procedure is unchanged where a needle (or a probe) drops freely into a cement sample at regular intervals and in fixed positions. Penetration depth is measured by a sensor with 0.1 mm resolution. Along with hardening process development the penetration depth decreases, when it matches some thresholds pre-defined by Standards initial and final setting times are measured and recorded.

Main Features

  • New functional and ergonomic design
  • Advanced electronics technologies providing superior performances and total flexibility combined with simplicity in use
  • Easy-to-use double interface: local mode, with large size 4.3" touch screen color display, and remote mode, with PC
  • Supplied complete with PC software for data processing VICASOFT-BASIC
  • With PC software VICASOFT-PREMIUM (optional) up to 32 independent units can be connected to a single PC via LAN port and hub. All units are remotely controlled. The productivity of your laboratory can be maximized with the use of our premium software
  • Integrated graphic printer is available as an optional accessory showing both results in numerical format and setting time plot
  • Easy setting and storage of user-defined test profiles allowing quick test start
  • Large accessibility to the test space
  • Practical in-water testing accessory (optional)
  • Automatic determination of initial and final setting time

Technical Specifications

Display 4.3” Touch Screen Color Display
Connection LAN port for direct connection to PC of a single unit or connection to a LAN hub for creating a network with up to 32 independent units all controlled by a single PC. 1 LAN cable is included
Storage Connection USB Data Output and Storage on USB Drive
Test Procedure Customized test procedures and based on user-defined requirements
Data Output Optional integrated graphic printer shows the test results and setting time plot
Test Space Large testing area
Calculation Automatic calculation of initial and final setting time at programmable penetration depth limits
Accessories Accessories include En and ASTM/AASHTO parts, in-water testing kit, needle cleaning device, integrated printer and probes for testing the consistency of gypsum
Penetration Rate 10 seconds
Penetration Measurement Measured with an encoder
Penetration Resolution 0.1 mm
Power 50 W
Dimensions 20 x 40 x 41 cm
Approximate Weight 10 kg

Firmware Specifications

Automatic Vicat Apparatus
  • Easy programming of customized test profiles, recallable for future tests, including:
    • adjustable test start delay
    • penetration points positions
    • manual or automatic penetration rate
    • free or driven dropping mode
    • holding intervals inside the sample
    • automatic end- test detection
    • automatic measurement of initial and final setting time
  • Test data: test number, operator, client, date, hour, cement type, water percentage, delay
  • Easy calibration menu
  • Clock calendar
  • Multi-language

Automatic Vicat Apparatus

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