The SHEARMATIC 300 automatic machine is ideal for testing geosyntetics and also soil and other materials that contain large particles of up to 20 mm largest dimension. Sample size up to 300 mm square can be tested, with inserts allowing the testing of smaller sample sizes. See accessories.
The microprocessor control system, therefore, allows the machine to work as an automatic stand-alone unit: the test measurements (force and displacements) a re directly displayed and stored in memory according to pre-set recording modes. The PC is only temporary required to download the test data via the RS 232 port once the test is completed. The data can be processed by the Direct and residual shear Geo-Analysis templates. See accessories.
This microprocessor based advanced model, is a stand-alone machine, driven by a high-resolution stepper motor with epicyclical reduction gear with reduced backlash. Incorporate a pneumatic closed loop system for the automatic application of the axial pressure by a high performance pressure regulator, with the main advantage of eliminating the manual loading of the dead weights. Excellent and high resistance techno-polymeric material has been adopted for the carriage of the shear box. It offers excellent resistance to corrosion, wear and tear and is resistant to all chemicals found in a soil specimen. The carriage is lightweight and easy to clean.
The laboratory vane apparatus is based on an original concept of the Transport and Road Research Laboratory of the United Kingdom. It can be provided with a wide range of vane sizes, although as standard, it is sold with the 12.7 mm square vane and a set of four calibrated springs. The test can be performed directly on the sample or in the sample contained in the sampling tube. In this case the NG-WF1736 Attachment for 38 and 100 mm dia. sampling tubes, should be used. See accessories.