AASHTO T131, ASTM C191, EN 196-3, EN 480-2
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.
|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|
|Dimensions||20 x 40 x 41 cm|
|Approximate Weight||10 kg|
The Vicat frame consists essentially of a metal stand with a sliding rod. An adjustable indicator moves over a graduated scale.