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Automatic Vicat Apparatus

Automatic setting time tester for cement, mortar and gypsum

EN 196-3 | EN 480-2 | ASTM C191 | AASHTO T131

  • New functional and ergonomic design based on the innovative CVi-TECH
  • Advanced electronics technologies providing superior performances and total flexibility combined with simplicity in use
  • Easy-to-use double interface

CONTROLS have long tradition in manufacturing automatic setting time testers for cement and mortar.

A new generation, the third one, is now available. The new machine has been completely redesigned based on the innovative CVI-TECH philosophy. As with the older generations the test procedure is unchanged, 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.


Features:

  • New functional and ergonomic design based on the innovative CVi-TECH philosophy invented by CONTROLS througt the recent years
  • 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 indipendent units can be connected to a single PC via LAN port and hub. All units are remotely controlled. Adopting the multi-test network concept laboratory productivity is maximized
  • Integrated graphic printer is available as 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
  • Conforming to EN 196-3, 13279-2, 480-2, ASTM  C191, C187
  • Large size 4,3" touch screen color display
  • 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
  • USB port for data storage on pen-drive (included)
  • Test procedures can be customized and stored to match user-defined requirements
  • Can incorporate an integrated graphic printer showing test result and setting time plot
  • Large test space with easy accessibility
  • Automatic calculation of initial and final setting time at programmable penetration depth limits
  • Wide range of accessories including EN and ASTM/AASHTO parts, in-water testing kit, needle cleaning device, integrated printer, probes for testing consistency and gypsum
  • Minimum penetrations rate: 10 seconds
  • Penetration measurement by encoder    
  • Power: 50 W
  • Dimensions: 200x400x410mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight approx.: 10 kg