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Standard penetrometers

EN 1426 | ASTM D5 | AASHTO T49
Main features
  • Digital penetration measurement
  • Complete with micrometer vertical adjustment
  • Semi-automatic version with automatic controller, complete with micrometer vertical adjustment and adjustable electronic timer of the fall time
  • Digital circulation water bath with cooling unit available. No need to use tap water for cooling
  • The electronic timer allows the user to set up and read the fall time of the needle during testing
General description
General description
Cast iron base with leveling screws, digital penetration measurement gauge 0.01 mm precision, release button, automatic zeroing. Semi-automatic model 81-B0101/E is supplied complete with automatic controller, which automatically releases the plunger by a magnetic device, complete with micrometer vertical adjustment and adjustable electronic timer of the fall time, according to EN 1426, ASTM D5, AASHTO T49. Both models are fit with a micrometer vertical adjustment device. Needles, cups, thermometer  and mirror are not included and have to be ordered separately. See accessories.

The instrument is provided with lead screw gear arrangement, Leveling screws, Spirit level. The head can be clamped at any desired height. A rack and pinion and pointer assemble provides fine adjustment of needle or cone tip to sample. It incorporates a clutch mechanism. Which makes reading of penetration and subsequent resetting a simple and accurate operation. The electronic timer allows the user to set up and read the fall time of the needle during testing.

The test should be performed placing  the penetration cup in thermostatically controlled water, using the suitable device as the 81-B0102/C Digital circulation water bath with conditioning vessel. See accessories.
  • Weight approx.: 8.5 kg
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Ordering info

81-B0100/D 
Digital standard penetrometer complete with micrometer vertical adjustment

81-B0101/E
Digital electronic semi-automatic penetrometer complete with micrometer vertical adjustment and
adjustable electronic timer of the fall time, according to EN 1426, ASTM D5, AASHTO T49. 230 V,
50-60 Hz, 1 ph                                        

81-B0101/EZ
Digital electronic semi-automatic penetrometer complete with micrometer vertical adjustment and
adjustable electronic timer of the fall time, according to EN 1426, ASTM D5, AASHTO T49. 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

Accessories

Penetrometer needles

81-B0113 
Penetrometer needle, 2.5  ± 0.05 g. Fully hardened, tempered and polished stainless steel. Conforming to ASTM D5 and EN 1426. Supplied complete with conformity certificate.                              

81-B0113/A
Penetrometer needles,  2.5  ± 0.05 g. Fully hardened, tempered and polished stainless steel. Conforming to ASTM D5 and EN 1426. Supplied complete with conformity certificate. Set of 3 pieces

81-B0113/1 
Verified penetrometer needle 2.5 ± 0.5 g. Fully hardened, tempered and polished stainless steel. Conforming to ASTM D5 and EN 1426. Supplied complete with official UKAS Verification Certificate

Sample cups

81-B0110/A 
Sample cup, dia. 55x35 mm. Set of 6 pieces

81-B0110/B 
Sample cup, dia. 70x45 mm. Set of 6 pieces

Mirror

81-B0100/1 
Mirror with articulate holder. To make easy the surface contact between the needle and the sample.

Glass transfer dish

81-B0109 
Glass transfer dish with support, 100 mm dia. x 100 mm high

Thermometers

82-B0100/6 
IP 38 C Thermometer, range  from +23 to +26°C, 0.1°C graduation

82-B0125/2 
EN thermometer, range from +19 to +27°C range, 0.1°C graduation, type ASTM 17C

82-B0122/4 
EN thermometer, range from -8 to +32°C range, 0.1°C graduation, type ASTM 63C

Digital circulation water bath with cooling unit

81-B0102/C 
Thermostatically controlled digital water bath with cooling system and conditioning vessel. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
Provides water at the required temperature (25 ± 0.1°C) to perform the penetration test. The apparatus consists of a water bath fit with heater, water cooler, digital thermoregulator, cylindrical vessel with cooling coil and connections.
  • Temperature range: from +15 to 30°C, ±0.1°C
  • Power: 350 W
  • Overall dimensions: 480x380x275 mm
  • Weight approx.: 20 kg
Standard penetration cone ASTM D217

81-B0115
Standard penetration cone conforming to ASTM D217 and EN 13880-2

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