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Soil Testing Equipments

There is no end of the range of soil testing Equipments manufactured by us. We manufacture soil testing machine like Cone Penetrometer, Shrinkage Unit, Plastic Unit, Sieve Shaker, Proctor Compaction Apparatus, Universal Soil Automatic Compactor, Proctor Needle, Permeability Apparatus, Constant Volume Mould, Triaxial cell, Constant Pressure System, Penetration Systems, Dial Guage, Auger Head, Split Spoom Sampler, Tripod Stand, Universal Extractor Frame, soil Trimmer, Vane Shear apparatus etc. All these products Made as per the IS, ASTM, & BS Standards.


Direct Shear Apparatus

Direct Shear Apparatus
Direct Shear Apparatus

We at acme scientific international manufacture direct shear apparatus . The industries where direct shear apparatus find application are construction, testing of rock samples, test of minerals, mining etc. Designed as per is: 2720 (part xiii), the direct shear apparatus is available in 3 variants such as hand operated, motorized with single speed and motorized with 12 speeds. For determination of the direct shear strength of soils on specimen size 60 mm x 60 mm x 25 mm.

Plate Bearing Test Apparatus

Plate Bearing Test Apparatus
Plate Bearing Test Apparatus

Plate Bearing Test Apparatus Manufactured by us is in high on demand in the market. This is generally use for the bearing capacity of shallow foundations and for the design of flexible pavement. In the test procedure a steel plate is subjected to gradually increasing load and settlements of the plates recorded. Maximum bearing capacity is noted as that load at which the plate starts sinking rapidly.

Specifications:
The basic outfit consists of: 50 Tones Hydraulic jack with separate pumping unit fixed to it a 0-500 KN. x 0.5 KN. Pressure gauge and flexible metal pipe 5mtr.long - 1 No. Special ball and socket arrangement between the jack and the bearing plate - 1 No. Extension rod 12mm. dia x 25cm long for taking dial gauge readings - 16 Nos. Magnetic base with female thread on top for holding extension rod - 4 Nos. Top end plate, 50mm, dia with male thread for fitting onto the extension rods and positioning the dial gauge plunger - 4 Nos. Column 15cm dia x 25cm long with flanges complete with four bolts and nuts - 2 Nos. Column 15cm x 50cm long with flanges complete with four bolts and nuts - 1 Nos. Bridge support of welded steel angle construction, 5 mtr. span and stands approximately 30cm, high, fitted with two quick release clamps after positioning and holding the dial bracket - 2 Nos. Plate 60 cms x 60cms sq. x 25mm thick Plane M.S.Plate 45cms x 45cm.sq. x 25mm thick Plane M.S. Plate 30cms x 30cm.sq. x 25mm thick Dial Gauge 0.01mm x 25mm - 4 Nos.

CBR Test Apparatus

We at Acme Scientific International offer to our client a fine quality CBR Test Apparatus. We manufactured CBR Test Apparatus as per the set industry Standards. These are manufactured under the stringent supervision of our skilled team of experts.

Specifications:
Comprises of a frame designed for screw jack operation, one each of the adapter plates and plunger adapters for 38 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm diameters specimens and a stand to obtain simultaneously three 38 mm diameter samples from one 100 mm diameter sample. The adapter plate which slides along the slotted supports can be claimed at any desired position by means of locking nuts. Besides this, the tube or mould can be held in position by raising the tube guides and held in position with locking screws. The lead screw movement can be stopped at any predetermined position by tightening the lead screw collar. Plunger adapter for 200 mm dia samples. Adapter plate with 200 mm dia hole and device to extract B number 38 mm dia samples.


Grain Size Analysis

Item Code: ACME-707

ACME-707 Grain Size Analysis - Pipette Method, Is: 2720 - Part IV, And Bs : 1377 This is for the determination of the sub sieve particle distribution in a soil sample by mechanical analysis. An analysis of this kind expresses quantitatively the proportions by weight of the various sizes of particles present i n the soil. It is recommended as a standard procedure to use dispersion agent to avoid flocculation.

specifications:
the apparatus consists of a sliding panel which moves up and down by means of a screw allowing anderson pipette fixed to it to be raised or lowered vertically. A sedimentation tube is held by a laboratory clamp provided on the stand below the pipette. The depth of immersion is measured by a scale graduated in mm at the side of the sliding panel. Supplied complete with anderson pipette 10ml capacity made from glass, and a sedimentation tube also of glass of 500 ml capacity and 50 nos. Test forms.

accessories & spares:
1) sedimentation pipette (anderson pipette) 25 ml.
2) sedimentation tube 1000 ml.
3) sedimentation pipette 1 0 ml.
4) sedimentation tube 500 ml.
5) test forms pad of 50.

Heavy Duty Soil Sampling Kit

Heavy Duty Soil Sampling Kit
Heavy Duty Soil Sampling Kit

Item Code: ACME-741

Undisturbed samples of soil at different depths can be collected using these sampling tubes. The kit includes all necessary implements for boring, collection and sealing with wax. The operation may be carried out either using a tripod stand or without it. The equipment is supplied in a canvas carrying bag.

Specifications : 150 mm Auger blade type, complete with handle, "T" piece and 1 meter long rod 1 No

Extension rod 1 meter long and 37.5mm diameter 5 Nos.

Jarring link (Large) for driving samplers 50mm, 100mm or 150mm diameter. This can be connected to the sampler or to the extension rod. One eye hook, one wax container, one Methylated spirit stove, One wax laddle, and one pair of spanners complete in carrying case.

Accessories : Samplers for undisturbed sampling are available in different sizes. These are used with sampling outfit. Each sampler is 45cm long and is supplied complete with two end caps, cutting nose, driving head with air outlet valve and 3 Nos. C- spanners. Samplers are available in 50mm diameter, 100mm diameter & 150mm dia.

Hydraulic Extractor Frame

Hydraulic Extractor Frame
Hydraulic Extractor Frame

Item Code: ACME-742

This Extractor Frame is used for taking out soil samples compacted or undisturbed, from 100mm diameter and 150mm diameter cylinder such as core cutters, Proctor moulds, C.B.R. moulds etc.


Specifications : It consists of a 5 Ton capacity hand operated, hydraulic jack mounted on a suitable frame. Two plungers, one for 100mm diameter and the other of 150mm diameter moulds are supplied. One thrust plate for 150mm diameter and one for 100mm diameter specimens are also supplied. Height of thrust plate is adjustable.

Accessories : Set of Plunger adapters and thrust plates for 38mm, 50mm and 75mm diameter specimen.

Hand Operated Universal Extractor Frame

Hand Operated Universal Extractor Frame
Hand Operated Universal Extractor Frame

Item Code: ACME-743

Designed to extract specimens from almost every type of sampling tube and mould used in soil engineering laboratory or in the field. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally as desired. It has an unique feature that three 38mm diameter samples can b e collected into three 38 diameter tubes from one 100mm diameter sample.

Specifications : Comprises of a frame designed for screw jack operation, one each of the adapter plates and plunger adapters for 38mm, 75mm, diameter, 100mm diameter, 150mm diameter specimens and a stand to obtain simultaneously three 38mm diameter samples from one 1 00mm diameter sample. The adapter plate which slides along the slotted supports can be claimed at any desired position by means of locking nuts. Besides this, the tube or mould can be held in position by raising the tube guides and held in position with locking screws. The lead screw movement can be stopped at any predetermined position by tightening the lead screw locking collar. Plunger adapter for 200 mm diameter samples.

Adapter plate with 200mm diameter hole and device to extract B number 38mm diameter samples.

Piston Sampler

Item Code: ACME-745

Piston Sampler is a testing equipment useful for collecting undisturbed samples from soft to stiff clay and sand. Till the desired depth is reached the bottom of piston is kept flushed with the cutting edge of the sampler and on reaching desired depth only the sampling tube is forced into the soil keeping piston fixed in ground and then collecting the sample in the tube. The under pressure developed in the  sampler while the sample tube advances, holds the collected sample.

Specifications : The outfit consists of Sampling tube, 55mm O.D., 580mm effective length. Piston, one piston connecting rod 1 meter, long and a drive head with check valve and adapter f or 'A' drill rod.

Permeability Apparatus

Permeability Apparatus
Permeability Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-746

The apparatus is used for the laboratory determination of  permeability of soil is using a constant or a variable head. This test is recommended for soils with coefficient of permeability in the range of 10 -3 to 10-7 cm/sec. The maximum particle size of the soil which can be tested in the mould is 10 mm.

Specifications : The equipment comprises one each : Gun metal mould, 100 mm ID x 127.3 mm high x 1000 ml volume. Gun metal mould extension collar, 100 mm diameter x 60 mm high for the above mould. Gun metal Drainage base plate with a recess for a porous stone and with an outlet valve.
Metallic clamping ring. Gun metal drainage cap (Top plate with a recess for a porous stone and fitted with an inlet valve and an air release valve). Gun metal dummy plate to serve as a false bottom during  compaction. Porous stone for drainage cap.Porous stone for base plate.Set of glass stand pipes approximately 6 mm dia., 10 mm diameter and 20 mm diameter mounted on a wooden board. Each glass tube is longer than 1 meter and has a serrated end a t the bottom. To read water head 2 Nos. meter scales are fixed between the tubes.

Universal Or Combination Permeameter

Universal Or Combination Permeameter
Universal Or Combination Permeameter

Item Code: ACME-747

Specifications : We are offering soil testing equipments like Universal Or Combination Permeameter which consist of three glass stand pipes a stand with nine glass tubes of 6 mm, 10mm, 20mm, 25mm, 40mm, 50mm,60mm, 70mm and 75mm bore. 75mm bore tube is provided with overflow arrangement for constant head tests. The remaining tubes are used for falling head test.

Optional : Overhead tank made of steel, approximately 37.5 cm diameter x 1 meter high. It is provided with an inlet port at the top and size outlets at bottom with cocks and air inlet and water filling tube on top. An arrangement is provided to indicate the water level. An extra metallic tube having approximately 5mm/6mm ID and 1 meter long is also supplied for using over head tank for constant head test - Rammer 2.6k9 x 31Omm controlled fall and Rammer 4.89k9 x 450mm controlled fall.

Spares : Pair of top and bottom Porous stones for permeameter mould.

Unconfined Component Soil Test Apparatus

Unconfined Component Soil Test Apparatus
Unconfined Component Soil Test Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-748

ACME-748 Unconfined Component Siol Test Apparatus - Spring Type Autographic Spring type unconfined Compression Testing Apparatus can be used either in a laboratory or in field. This apparatus is as per the design of Building Research Station, U.K.

Specifications : Consists of a spring operated load frame with arrangements for loading 38rnm x 76mm samples, one set of four load sp rings of stiffness 0.2k9, 0.4k9, 0"Bkg and 1 .6kg/ mm, a calibrated mask and one set of 50 charts, in a metal carrying case.

Spares & Accessories : Charts. set of 50 Calibrated mask. Spring set comprising one each of stiffness 2 N/mm, 4 N/mm, 8 N/mm and 1 6 N/mm Coning toll for 38mm sample (female) Coning toll for 38mm sample (male) Tripod stand wooden, for using the instrument in field.

Unconfined Compression Tester

Unconfined Compression Tester
Unconfined Compression Tester

Item Code: ACME-749

ACME-749 Unconfined Compression Tester Proving Ring Type - Hand Operated. This is a hand operated instrument for determining the unconfined compression strength of soil specimens of diameter ranging form 38mm to 100mm. Load on the sample is applied gradually by a hand operated load frame and loads are measured on a sensitive proving ring attached to the load frame.

Specifications : Comprises of a hand operated load frame, cap.5000 kg with screw jack for loading, handle and strain dial gauge bracket, adapter for proving ring, conical seats and male/female coning tools for 38mm diameter samples. Supplied without proving ring, dial gauge.

Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester

Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester
Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester

Item Code: ACME-750

ACME-750 Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester Ring Type. This is a hand operated instrument for determining the unconfined compression strength of soil specimens of diameter ranging form 38mm to 100mm. Load on the sample is applied gradually by a hand operated load frame and loads are measured on a sensitive proving ring attached to the load frame.

 

Specifications : Comprises of a hand operated load frame, cap.5000 kg with screw jack for loading, handle and strain dial gauge bracket, adapter for proving ring, conical seats and male/female coning tools for 38mm diameter samples. Supplied without proving ring, dial gauge. Rate of strain 1.25mm/min.

Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester

Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester
Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester

Item Code: ACME-751

ACME-751 Motorized Unconfined Compression Tester Proving Ring Type.

This is a hand operated instrument for determining the unconfined compression strength of soil specimens of diameter ranging form 38mm to 100mm. Load on the sample is applied gradually by a hand operated load frame and loads are measured on a sensitive proving ring attached to the load frame.

 

Specifications : Comprises of a hand operated load frame, cap.5000 kg with screw jack for loading, handle and strain dial gauge bracket, adapter for proving ring, conical seats and male/female coning tools for 38mm diameter samples. Supplied without proving ring, dial gauge.

 

Rates of strains: 1.5 mm/min, 2.0mm/min and 3.0mm.min.

Unconfined Compression Tester Proving Ring Type

Unconfined Compression Tester Proving Ring Type
Unconfined Compression Tester Proving Ring Type

Item Code: ACME-752

Built according to the design developed by Prof. SC. Goyal and Prof. Alam Singh at the Soil Engg. Lab. University of Jodhpur.

Specifications : Capacity 50 kg. Specimen size 38mm diameter x 76mm long, strain measurement is done on a scale fixed to one of the pillars. Scale graduated mm.

Complete with conical seating a male coning tool and one proving ring S0kg.cap. with (specimen 40mm diameter x 80mm)

Pore Pressure Apparatus -10 kg/cm2

Pore Pressure Apparatus -10 kg/cm2
Pore Pressure Apparatus -10 kg/cm2

Item Code: ACME-753

This apparatus is used for measuring pore water pressure and pore air pressure in soils. This is as per the principals outlined in the book."Measurement of soil properties in Triaxial tests" by A.W. Bishop and D.J. Henkel. This is used as an accessory for Triaxial test apparatus.

Specifications : The apparatus consists of a panel for wall mounting on which are fitted - 1 .0 to 10 kg/cm2 x 0.1kg/crn2 a pressure gauge, Bourdon tube type 20cm diameter

Manometer : Glass U -tube manometer for measuring low positive pore pressures negative pore pressures and checking zero error of pressure gauge. It is provided with a mercury trap (Mercury supplied at extra cost. Null indicator made out of clear transparent perspex with mercury trap and cursor to indicate the mercury level.

Burette : 50ml Burette for measuring the volume change in the soil specimen. Pressure pump fitted with four sleeve packed valves, Operated by means of a hand wheel on the end of the piston rod which is threaded through the pump cap and gives a smooth, fine adjustment of pressure. Copper coil and water reservoir The unit is tested against leaks upto l0 kg/cm sq.

Pore Pressure Apparatus - 20 Kg/cm2

Pore Pressure Apparatus - 20 Kg/cm2
Pore Pressure Apparatus - 20 Kg/cm2

Item Code: ACME-754

This apparatus is used for measuring pore water pressure and pore air pressure in soils. This is as per the principals outlined in the book. "Measurement of soil properties in Triaxial tests" by A.W. Bishop and D.J. Henkel. This is used as an accessory for Triaxia l test apparatus.

 

Specifications : The apparatus consists of a panel for wall mounting on which are fitted - 1 .0 to 10 kg/cm2 x 0.1kg/crn2 a pressure gauge, Bourdon tube type 20cm diameter Manometer : Glass U -tube manometer for measuring low positive pore pressures negative pore pressures and checking zero error of pressure gauge. It is provided with a mercury trap (Mercury supplied at extra cost. Null indicator made out of clear transparent perspex with mercury trap and cursor to indicate the mercury level.

 

Burette : 50ml Burette for measuring the volume change in the soil specimen. Pressure pump fitted with four sleeve packed valves, Operated by means of a hand wheel on the end of the piston rod which is threaded through the pump cap and gives a smooth, fine adjustment of pressure. Copper coil and water reservoir The unit is tested against leaks upto l0 kg/cm sq.

 

Pressure gauge 0 -20 kg/cm2 xo.2kglcmz

 

Spares: Polythene tube 3mm bore x 5 mm. O.D.

Hand Operated Soil Trimmer

Hand Operated Soil Trimmer
Hand Operated Soil Trimmer

Item Code: ACME-755

For trimming various diameter specimen for tri -axial and unconfined compression tests.

Specifications: The lower specimen grip is mounted on a disc which rotates freely. The soil sample is mounted on the lower specimen grip and the upper grip is firmly seated on top of the specimen. The vertical guide can be adjusted to control the depth of cut. While trimming the lower disc is rotated by hand. Supplied complete with a wire saw, trimming knife, pairs of gripper plates for 38 mm diameter, 50 mm diameter, 75mm diameter and 100mm diameter specimen.

Motorized Soil Trimmer

Motorized Soil Trimmer
Motorized Soil Trimmer

Item Code: ACME-756

This is for trimming tri-axial and unconfined test specimen of  different diameters.

Specifications : It consists of a base with a knife support. The platform supporting the specimen ring rotates at a slows peed of approx.25 rpm by a fractional HP motor with reduction gear housed in a cabinet. The hardened steel trimming knife mounted on a support, can be adjusted horizontally as well as vertically to permit trimming of the specimen to the exact size of the ring. A guide supplied prevents over cutting. Complete with 38mm, 50mm,75mm and 100mm diameter specimen rings.

California Bearing Ratio Testing Apparatus

California Bearing Ratio Testing Apparatus
California Bearing Ratio Testing Apparatus

The C.B.R. Method is used for finding the relative bearing ratio and expansion characteristics of soil of base, sub -base and sub-grade for the design of roads, pavements and runways. Test can be made on all types of soils including sand, gravel, crushed stone etc. (Passing through 20mm IS Sieve).C.B.R. test is used extensively for selection of materials and control of sub-grades.

The procedure of test is very simple. A 50mm diameter penetration piston is forced in the test soil and loads required for the penetration to penetrate different depths are recorded by means of a proving ring fixed to the penetration piston assembly and a dial gauge.

Both Laboratory C.B.R. and field C.B.R. apparatus are available.

Hand Operated California Bearing Ratio Apparatus

Hand Operated California Bearing Ratio Apparatus
Hand Operated California Bearing Ratio Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-757

Specifications : The equipment consists one each of the following:

Load frame, Hand operated, Capacity 5000kg with high and low rates of travel of the lead screw Mould made from Gun-metal/Brass, 150mm internal diameter x 175mm high, with perforated base plate and extension collar 50mm high.

Penetration piston, face diameter 50mm with adjustable bracket for penetration dial gauge. Circular metal space disc, 148mm diameter x 47.7mm high. with detachable handle. Annular metal weight, 2.5 kg, 147mm diameter with 53mm diameter central hole. Slotted metal weight, 2.5k9. 147 mm diameter with 53 diameter slot. Perforated plate made of Gun-metal/Brass 148mm diameter with adjustable stem and lock nut and a metal tripod for dial gauge. Cutting collar Rammer 2.6 kg weight with drop of 310 mm Rammer 4.89 kg with drop of 450 mm. Supplied without proving ring and dial gauge.

Motorized California Bearing Ratio Apparatus

Motorized California Bearing Ratio Apparatus
Motorized California Bearing Ratio Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-758

Motorized California Bearing Ratio Apparatus supplied with Bench mounting type 5000kgf capacity Load frame motorized. The lead screw of the load frame has a single constant rate of travel of 1.25mm/minute.

Accessories for Laboratory C.B.R. Apparatus : High sensitivity Proving ring 3000k9 capacity with calibration chart and carrying case.

Dial gauges, 2 Nos0.01mm x 25mm.

Annular metal weight 5 kg 1 47mm diameter with 53mm dia. central hole.

Slotted metal weight 5kg 147mm diameter with 53mm diameter slot.

California Bearing Ratio Testing Apparatus - Field Type

California Bearing Ratio Testing Apparatus - Field Type
California Bearing Ratio Testing Apparatus - Field Type

Item Code: ACME-759

In recent years it has become important to know C.B.R. Values in -situ. It is useful in determining the load carrying capacity in the field when in -place density and water contents are such that the degree of saturation is 80% or greater, when material is cohesion less and coarse grained, such that it is not effected by changes in water contents and when the material has been in place for considerable time. The loading is effected by means of a mechanical load frame which can be fixed to the under side of a truck.

Specifications : Mechanical screw loading jack, 10000 kg capacity with U -bracket and swivel head. Penetration piston, 50mm dia. Threaded at the upper end.

Extension rods set consisting of 2 lengths 5cm. 2 lengths 10cm., 1 length 30cn1., 1 length 50cm, and 1 length 100cm., used as spacers between the proving ring and penetration piston. The lengths are machined from steel tubing.


Load Frames are used to apply load on the test specimen. The capacity and speed depends on the requirement of a particular test.

Load Frames are used in C.B.R. Triaxial, Unconfined Compression Test etc.

Multitech Load Frames are available in various models. The rate of loading is constant in electrically operated Load Frames and Load Frames with multi strains are also available.

Hand Operated Load Frame

Hand Operated Load Frame
Hand Operated Load Frame

Item Code: ACME-760

The Unit is designed for a maximum load of 5000kg and consists of a two speed screw jack mounted in a frame with identical top and base channel pieces so that the unit can be placed either way up and the device can be used for loading from above or from below whichever is convenient.


Load Frame Soil Testing Equipments 5000 Kg

Load Frame Soil Testing Equipments 5000 Kg
Load Frame Soil Testing Equipments 5000 Kg

Item Code: ACME-762

We are offering Load Frame 5000 Kg - Motorized, With 3 Speeds.

Specifications : This is a portable load frame which can easily be kept on Laboratory bench. Thus it is very convenient to the user to conduct tests. A motorized screw jack is fixed at the base to which are fixed two vertical pillars which can be easily dismantled. A circular platen of 150mm diameter is fixed to the lead screw and loading and unloading is effected by upward/downward movement of the lead screw using a forward/reverse switch. The cross head is adjustable at any desired height and carries an adapter for Proving Ring. An adjustable dial gauge bracket is provided on one of the pillars . The rate of strain is constant 1.25mm/min.

Operates on 230 Volts AC.

Rates strains 1.25 mm/min, 1.5 mm/min, & 2.5 mm/min.

Motorized Load Frame

Item Code: ACME-MSLF763

Load Frame 5000 kgf - Motorized, 10 SPEEDS

Specifications : It consists of a cabinet which houses the electrical motor, reduction gear and the turret gear box. The loading is done by the upward movement of the lower platen of approx. 198 mm diameter which is firmly fixed to the lead screw. When the lever is set in the neutral position, it isolates the lead screw from the rest of the drive mechanism and the lead screw can be manually moved up or down by operating the handle. The various rates of strain that can be obtained are as follows:

 

POSITION OF STRAIN POSITION OF TURREET SETTING LEVER
SETTING LEVER 1 2 3 4 5
A 0.05 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.002





in/ min
B 0.025 0.01 0.005 0.0025 0.001





in/ min

 

On the unit are fixed a mains switch, a jewel lamp and a forward reverse switch. A relay is fitted inside the cabinet so that in case of a power failure the unit will not restart on its own on resumption of power, unless the switches are operated. The adjustable cross head can be set at any required height over the two pillars and secured in position by tightening the nuts. It carries a hexagonal proving ring adapter. A bracket for strain dial gauge (dial gauge to be ordered extra) is attached to one of the pillars of the load frame. The base with the two pillars and adjustable cross head is detachable and the whole upper portion above the level of the top plate of the cabinet can be fixed in its proper position with the help of the clamping screws.

 


Point Load Index Tester

Point Load Index Tester
Point Load Index Tester

Item Code: ACME-764

Used for testing rock, aggregate and core samples as well as out crop specimen in their original shape. Very useful for rock classification. This is a portable instrument and is useful in the field also. Uni-axial compressive strength for rock specimen can also be predicted approximately.

Specifications : The instrument comprises of :- A three pillar type load frame on the base of which at the center is fixed a 10 Tone capacity hydraulic jack with a conical platen at the top of jack. The other conical platen is fixed to the top plate of the frame at its center. The distance between two conical platens is adjustable by vertical movement of the upper plate of the load frame. Loading jack with integral hand operated pump and a pressure gauge 0- 2500k9x25k9.

Optional : Pressure gauge 0 - 10000kg x 50 kg.

Brazilian Test Apparatus

Brazilian Test Apparatus
Brazilian Test Apparatus

Item Code: Acme-765

The instrument is useful for testing specimen from 50mm diameter to 100mm diameter and of thickness of half the diameter. The specimen is held in circular jaws, this is primarily similar to a compression.

Machine and consists of a small load frame having sturdy base with two vertical threaded rods and an adjustable cross head. The hydraulic jack is fitted at the center of the base of the load frame. The jack of the load frame is self retracting and two plain platens are supplied.

A pressure gauge capacity 0-200 KN x 2 KN is fixed at the base of jack. A maximum pointer is also provided on the gauge, a pair of semi-circular platens for 50mm diameter samples also provided.This instrument can be used in field also.

Optional Extras:
Pairs of jaws for sample diameter
(a) 60mm (b) 70mm (c) 80mm (d) 90mm & (e) 100mm.

Split Spoon Sampler With Liner

Split Spoon Sampler With Liner
Split Spoon Sampler With Liner

Item Code: ACME-766

Specifications : diameter of Split Spoon Sampler With Liner is increased to accommodate a brass liner. Complete with brass liner.

Spares : Body, shoe & Head of split spoon sampler and Brass liner.

Note : The above outfits can also be supplied in FPS Units in conformity with ASTM D 1586-64T (Penetration test and split barrel sampling of soils.

Accessories : Drive weight 65kg with chain. IS: 2131 -1963 Drive pipe assembly with two end caps of mild steel to give a fall of 75cms for drive weight.

Static Cone Penetrometer

Static Cone Penetrometer
Static Cone Penetrometer

Item Code: ACME-767

ACME -767 Static Cone Penetrometer 3000 Kg Capacity - Hand Operated. The drive is by means of a rack and pinion and is driven manually through a gearing arrangement. The gearbox rack and pinion are fixed on two upright pillars and the movement of the rack is guided by a bracket and two pillars. The loading is done hydraulically. Two pressure gauges 15cm diameter one of low capacity 0-60k9/sq.cm.in 0.5k9/cm. sq. divisions and other 0 -160k9/cm sq. are provided to indicate the penetration resistance. Isolation valve is provided to automatically isolate the lower range gauge when it reaches the maximum capacity. The valve can be adjusted and locked at desired values between 20 to 60kg/cm sq. Provision is made to anchor the unit at site and there is provision for lateral shifting so that subsequent tests could be performed without having to shift the entire anchorage system.

The standard outfit is as under:

Penetration cone, steel 60 angle 10 sq cm base area with friction  jacket -one Mantle tube, non uniform 36mm OD at the two ends and reduced diameter in between with sounding rod, working length 1 m. Fifteen Load measuring head with automatic cut-off valve and oil can. One set Pressure Gauge 0 - 160 kg/cm sq One Pressure Gauge 0 - 60 kg/cm sq, One Auger with bolt, Auger driving handle, T-rod Spanner.

Note : Uniform diameter mantle tubes can be ordered at extra cost.

Optional  Extras : Mantle tube 36mm uniform O.D. with sounding rod,  working length 1 meter.

Spares & Accessories :
Steel cone, 60 degree, 10 sq.cm base area. Mantle tube 36mm uniform OD. working length 1 meter with sounding rod. Mantle tube 36mm O.D. at the ends and reduced diameter in between with sounding rod. Working length 1 meter. Pressure gauge 6 inch diameter 0-10 kg/cm sq. in 0.1 kg/cm sq divisions. Sampler to go with the above equipment. Friction jacket for Friction Ratio.

Static Cone Penetrometer

Static Cone Penetrometer
Static Cone Penetrometer

ACME -768 Static Cone Penetrometer Cap. 98 Kn - 10000 kgf- Engine Driven. The main unit consists of a petrol engine driven hydraulic pump tor loading. A direction control valve is fitted between pumping unit and hydraulic ram. Greater depths and constant rate of penetration 1 to 2.5 cm/sec can be achieved using engine driven unit. The whole unit is mounted on a trolley with two Tyre for ease of transportation.

Outfit consists of :
Steel Penetration cone 60 having 10cm2 bas6 with friction jacket - 1 No Mantle tubes uniform 38mm O.D. with sounding rod working length 1 meter - 30 Nos. load measuring head with cut off valve & pressure gauge 0 -600 x 5 kg/cm2 pressure gauge 0- 100 x I kg/cm2 and oil can- 1 set.
One set of accessories for fixing the penetrometer  site, set  consists of2 nos. Trusses, 6 Nos. 30 cm screw anchors, 6 nos. 20cm screw anchors, 6 nos. screw anchor rods with cone 4 nos. driving handles with extension pipes for screw anchors, 6 nos. clamping bolts & nuts, one extractor tube with connectors, one tool box and one tarpaulin cover.

Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus (Hand Operated)

Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus (Hand Operated)
Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus (Hand Operated)

Item Code: ACME-769

Lead screw rotated by a drive wheel to enable the vane to be lowered into the specimen. Rotation of the vane is by means of a hand wheel which operates a worm gear arrangement turning the upper end of a calibrated torsion spring. Vane diameter, rod diameter vane size and vane height are as per is specifications.

The vane shaft is attached through the hollow upper shaft to a resettable pointer, which indicates the angle of torque on a dial graduated in degrees. The dial reading multiplied by spring factor gives the torque. A container for soil sample is also supplied, and a sampling tube of 38 mm id and 150 mm long can also be used as container.

Supplied with set of fur springs, one each approx. 2 kg cm, 4 kg cm, 6 kg cm, and 8 kg cm carrying c. Complete as above in a wooden carrying case.

Motorized Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus

Motorized Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus
Motorized Laboratory Vane Shear Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-770

Specifications : Consists of a torque head adjustable in height by means of a lead screw rotated by a drive wheel to enable the vane to be lowered into the specimen. Rotation of the vane is by means of a hand wheel which operates a worm gear arrangement turning the upper end of a calibrated torsion spring. Vane diameter, rod diameter vane size and vane height are as per IS specifications.

The Vane shaft is attached through the hollow upper shaft to a resettable pointer, which indicates the angle of torque on a dial graduated in degrees. The dial reading multiplied by spring factor gives the torque. A container for soil sample is also supplied, and a sampling tube of 38 mm ID and 150 mm long can also be used as container.

Supplied with set of fur springs, one each approx. 2 kg cm, 4 kg cm, 6 kg cm, and 8 kg cm carrying. Complete as above in a wooden carrying case.

Rate of rotation is 1i60 rpm. Suitable for operation on 230 volts, single phase, 50 cycles, AC.

Pocket Vane Shear Apparatus

Pocket Vane Shear Apparatus
Pocket Vane Shear Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-771

This is an accurate and portable instrument for the determination of in shear strength of cohesive soils, either on-site or on undisturbed or remolded samples in the Laboratory.

The instrument comprises of a torque head with a direct reading scale which is turned by hand. A non return pointer assists in readings. Vanes of either 19mm or 33mm diameter with rods are fixed to the underside of the torque head, and can be pushed well into the undisturbed material below or behind an excavated surface.

Hand Vane Tester

Item Code: ACME-772

Complete with 19mm vane, range 0 to 120 kpa, 33mm vane, range 0 to 28 kpa, Spanners and carrying case.

Accessories : Extra rod 30rlmm long, Extra rod 1000 mm long.

In Situ Vane Shear Test

In Situ Vane Shear Test
In Situ Vane Shear Test

Item Code: ACME-773

The apparatus is designed for conducting in vane shear test from bottom of a bore hole in saturated cohesive deposits for determining their in place shearing resistance.

Specifications :

The equipment consists of a torque applicator assembly mounted on a base. A gear wheel, which is marked in degrees, holds a torque ring and is geared to a crank. The torque ring is a split ring and deforms as torque is applied and the deformation is indicated by a dial gauge. A calibration Chart to convert dial gauge readings to torque force in kg cm. is supplied. A pointer is provided for registering the rotation of the vane. A detachable stand is provided to anchor the instrument. An attachment to securely hold the string of rods is provided. The equipment comprises of the following: Torque applicator assembly capacity 2000kg cm with split proving

ring and dial gauge 0.002mm x 5mm complete with stand.

 

Vane(with vane rod) 37.5mm diameter x 75mm high

Vane(with vane rod) 50mm diameter x 100mm high

Torque rod (Square cross section) 0.6mtr.long

Rods, quick coupling type, 1 meter long

Rods, quick coupling type,1/2meter long

Dummy rod, corresponding to 37.5mm diameter vane

Dummy rod, corresponding to 50mm diameter vane

Essential Accessories :

Guide with ball bearing arrangement for alignment of the string of rods for use with 1Ocm casing pipe.

Guide with ball bearing arrangement for alignment of the string of rods for use with 1Scm casing pipe.

Accessories:

Vane (with vane rod) 65mm diameter x 130mm high.

Vane (with vane rod) 75mm diameter x 150mm high.

Vane (with vane rod)100mm diameter x 200mm high.

Dummy rod, corresponding to 65mm diameter vane.

Dummy rod, corresponding to 75mm diameter vane.

Dummy rod, corresponding to 100mm diameter vane.

Note : Drilling equipment including casing for bore hole and jacking arrangement which are required for performing the test do not form a part of the above outfit.

Brass Frame Sieves

Item Code: ACME-774

We are offering Brass Frame Sieves 20 Cm Diameter And 8" Diameter.


Hand Operated Sieve Shaker

Hand Operated Sieve Shaker
Hand Operated Sieve Shaker

Item Code: Acme-777

This is a light, portable but sturdy sieve shaker suitable for bench mounting. The side to side movement to the carrier which can take upto 7 sieves of 150mm or 200mm diameter is through a train of gears.

Bench Mounting Type Load Frame

Bench Mounting Type Load Frame
Bench Mounting Type Load Frame

Item Code: ACME-761

ACME-761 Bench Mounting Type Load Frame Capacity 5000 kgf, - Motorized, Single Speed.

Specifications : This is a portable load frame which can easily be kept on Laboratory bench. Thus it is very convenient to the user to conduct tests. A motorized screw jack is fixed at the base to which are fixed two vertical pillars which can be easily dismantled.

A circular platen of 150mm diameter is fixed to the lead screw and loading and unloading is effected by upward/downward movement of the lead screw using a forward/reverse switch. The cross head is adjustable at any desired height and carries an adapter for Proving Ring. An adjustable dial gauge bracket is provided on one of the pillars . The rate of strain is constant 1.25mm/min. Operates on 230 Volts AC.

Soil Hydrometer IS: 2720 - Part IV, Is : 3104

Soil Hydrometer IS: 2720 - Part IV, Is : 3104
Soil Hydrometer IS: 2720 - Part IV, Is : 3104

Item Code: ACME-710

Used for grain size analysis of soils where more than 10%" of the material will pass through 75 microns IS sieve. Manufactured from clear transparent glass having uniform clarity throughout the upper end on which density scale is engraved. The scale range is 0.995 to 1 .030 density (gms/cc) at27oC. Smallest division on the scale is 0.0005.

Liquid Limit Device

Item Code: ACME-705

ACME-705 Liquid Limit Device IS: 2720 - Part V, IS: 9259, BS: 137, AS: 89.

Casagrande method in mechanical form is known as Liquid Limit Method and has been in use for soil testing for a number of years. The Liquid Limit data of soils is useful to correlate mechanical properties of soil, such as compressibility and lower shear strength. Liquid Limit is the water content at which soil passes from zero strength to an Infinitesimal strength, hence the true value of liquid limit cannot be determined. For determination purpose liquid limit is that water content at which a part of soil, cut by a groove of standard dimensions, will flow together for a distance of 1.25 cm under an impact of 25 blows in a standard liquid limit apparatus. The soil at the water content ha s some strength which is about 0.17 N/cm sq (17.6 gms/sq.cm). At this water content soil just passes from liquid state to plastic state.

High Speed Stirrer IS: 2720 - Part IV

High Speed Stirrer IS: 2720 - Part IV
High Speed Stirrer IS: 2720 - Part IV

Item Code: ACME-704

This is for mechanical analysis and also other laboratory applications for stirring speed approximately 4000 rpm under load. A dispersion cup is supported on a rest on the stand of the stirrer and has a removable baffle. For operation on 230 - 250 volts A.C. supplied without dispersion cup or baffle.

Accessories :

 1) Dispersion cup
 2) Baffle

Cone Penetrometer IS: 2720 - Part V

Cone Penetrometer IS: 2720 - Part V
Cone Penetrometer IS: 2720 - Part V

Item Code: ACME-703

For determining the Liquid Limit of soils. This is specially useful to obtain reliable and accurate result for those soils which have low plasticity index. The percentage moisture contents determined when a cone with half angle of 15'30 minutes under a total sliding weight of 148 gm penetrates 25 mm gives the Liquid Limit.

specifications:
It consists of a cone fixed to a movable bearing rod. Arrangement is provided to clamps the rod at any desired position. A graduated scale is fixed to the bracket. Complete with cup 50 mm diameter and 50 mm high. Nett weight approx. 6kg.

Miniature Compaction Apparatus

Miniature Compaction Apparatus
Miniature Compaction Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-720

ACME-720 Miniature Compaction Apparatus - Abbott Type, Is: 2720 - Part - Ix 1971, 1978.
This is used for rapid determination of moisture content dry density relation using a constant weight of dry soil passing through 75 micrometer IS sieve.

Specifications : It consists of a metal cylindrical tube having 50 mm ID and 435 mm height, a detachable base plate and a cap are provided for this tube. 8 nos. 1 .5 mm diameter holes equally spaced are drilled at a height of 1 00 mm from the base of the tube. A metal rammer 48 mm diameter x 48.5 mm in height is attached to a metallic rod with knob, so as to have a combined height of about 550 mm and a total weight of 2,6
kg. This rammer is adjusted for a free fall of 310 mm. The graduations in millimeters and centimeters are marked on this rod to coincide with zero (0) of the scale with the cap of the tub e. Graduation are marked downward 0 to 8 cm with millimeter divisions.

The base plate has internal diameter of 50 mm with OD of 140 mm and height of 25 mm is supplied with flange and wing nuts for easily introducing soil sample and removing it.

Harvard Miniature Soil Compactor

Harvard Miniature Soil Compactor
Harvard Miniature Soil Compactor

Item Code: ACME-714

This is for determining the moisture density relation of soils. In this apparatus, small quantity sample is compacted under kneading action of the spring loaded tamper set either at 10 kg or 20 kg. As the sample required is very small, a number of tests can be carried out, each time taking a fresh sample. The time required for compaction is very much less. The mould can be interchangeably used with Miniature Field permeameter where permeability tests can be conducted at high pressures.

Sand Pouring Cylinder IS: 2720 - Part XXVIII

Sand Pouring Cylinder IS: 2720 - Part XXVIII
Sand Pouring Cylinder IS: 2720 - Part XXVIII

Item Code: ACME-712

Sand Pouring Cylinder IS: 2720 - Part XXVIII,1966. This apparatus is used for the in place determination, of the dry density of compact, fine and medium grained soils and for layers not exceeding 50 cm thickness.

Specifications :  The complete apparatus consists one each of : Small Sand Pouring cylinder, 3 liter capacity, fitted with conical funnel and shutter. Cylinder calibrating container, internal diameter 1 0 cm and internal depth 15 cm, fitted with a flange. Metal tray 30 cm. square and 4 cm deep with a 10 cm diameter hole in the center.

Accessories : Metal tray 30 cm square and 4 cm deep without hole. Test forms pad of 50.

Heavy Compaction Testing Equipment IS: 2720 - Part - VIII

Heavy Compaction Testing Equipment IS: 2720 - Part - VIII
Heavy Compaction Testing Equipment IS: 2720 - Part - VIII

Item Code: ACME-717

Instrument consists one each of : Compaction Mould, gun metal, 150 mm ID x 127 .3 mm height volume 2250 cc. complete with collar and base plate. Rammer 4.89 kg x 450 mm controlled fall for heavy compaction test according to IS 2720 (Part - VIII).

Note : Instead of Gun-metal moulds, steel moulds are also available.

Shrinkage Limit Set

Item Code: ACME-702

ACME-702 Shrinkage Limit Set Is: 2720 - Part Vii, ASTM D 427, BS : 1377, Aasho T 92
Shrinkage Limit is the maximum water content at which a reduction in water content does not cause an appreciable reduction in volume of the soil mass. At shrinkage limit on further reduction in water, air enters into the voids of soils and thus keeps the volume constant. The laboratory apparatus can be used to determine shrinkage limit and to calculate other shrinkage factors like shrinkage ratio, shrinkage index and volumetric shrinkage.

Specifications: Set consists of one each -
1. Porcelain evaporating Dish
2. Shrinkage Dish
3. Glass Cup
4. Perspex plate with three metal prongs
5. Perspex plate plain
6. Flexible spatula
7. Glass cylinder 25ml x 0.5 ml, supplied without mercury

Miniature Field Permeameter

Miniature Field Permeameter
Miniature Field Permeameter

Item Code: ACME-715

For determining the permeability characteristics of soils, solidified soils and rock cores, high pressure permeability studies can be carried out.

The complete outfit comprises :-
Mould 50 mm diameter x 100 mm high and collar, Top plate, Base plate with recess for porous stone and porous stone, Indicator pipette, 6 mm x 300 mm long, Reservoir tank fitted with 7 kg/cm gauge, valves, flow control regulator and foot pump.

Motorized Liquid Limit Device

Motorized Liquid Limit Device
Motorized Liquid Limit Device

Item Code: ACME-706

Casagrande method in mechanical form is known as Liquid Limit Method and has been in use for soil testing for a number of years. The Liquid Limit data of soils is useful to correlate mechanical properties of soil, such as compressibility and lower shear strength. Liquid Limit is the water content at which soil passes from zero strength to an Infinitesimal strength, hence the true value of liquid limit cannot be determined but fitted with a motor geared down to give approximately 120 rpm Suitable for operation on 230 volts, single phase, 50 cycles, A.C. supply.

Spares :
casagrande grooving tool. ASTM grooving tool s. Height block, 1 cm high.


Plummet Balance

Item Code: ACME-708

Plummet Balance Instrument which is used for Soil Testing Applications in Testing Laboratories. Conventionally particle size distribution analysis is carried out using pipette and hydrometer methods. Whereas in hydrometer method it is possible to determine particle sizes in the range 75 microns, the method involves computation and it is time consuming. The pipette method can be used for determining only the percentage of specific sizes less than 0.02, 0.006 and 0.002 mm as a percentage of total soil sample. The plummet balance method to determine sub sieve particle size for the entire range is very rapid and only manipulation of height of the balance, so that plummet sinks to the right depth is required. The percentage of soil in suspension is directly indicated by a pointer over a graduated scale.

Specifications :
A vertical rod is mounted on a sturdy base having leveling screws. A pointer with steel pivots turns in jewel bearing and moves over a graduated scale. Scale graduations are marked 0 - 1O"x2% To the other end of the pointer a plummet is hanged. Rack and pinion arrangement is provided on the vertical rod for: adjusting the height. Supplied with a chart showing relationship between "K" and temperature of suspension of soils of varying specific gravity from 2.4to 2.8 to help in solving stroke's equation. Supplied complete with one perspex plummet one measuring jar and one rider weight for zero adjustment and one rider weight for adjusting the pointer to 100%.

Relative Density Testing Apparatus IS: 2720 - Part XIV

Relative Density Testing Apparatus IS: 2720 - Part XIV
Relative Density Testing Apparatus IS: 2720 - Part XIV

Item Code: ACME-721

This equipment is used for the determination of the relative density of cohesion less free draining soils and meets the essential requirements of IS 2720 (Part - XIV).

Specifications : The equipment consists one each of :

Vibratory table, with a cushioned steel vibrating deck about 75 cm x 75 cm. It has a frequency of approximately 3600 vibrations per minute under a 115 kg load. Amplitude is variable in between 0.05 and 0.65 mm in steps of 0.05 to 0.25 mm, 0.25 to 0.45 mm and 0.45 to 0.65 mm. Suitable for operation on 415 volts, three phase supply. Cylindrical metal unit weight mould, 3000 ml capacity. Guide Sleeve with clamp assembly. Surcharge base plate for mould. Handle for surcharge base Plate. Surcharge weight. The total weight together with surcharge base plate and handle is equivalent to 140 kg./sq.cm. for mould. Cylindrical metal unit weight mould, 15000 ml capacity. Surcharge base plate for guide sleeve. Surcharge weight for cylindrical mould of 15000 ml. cap. (Total weight together with the above mould & surcharge weight is equivalent to 140 kg./sq.cm-) Dial gauge holder & calibration bar 7.5 c 300 mm x 3 mm.

Accessories : Dial gauge 0.01 mm x 50 mm travel. Extension piece 25 mm for dial gauge.

Plastic Limit Test Set

Plastic Limit Test Set
Plastic Limit Test Set

Item Code: acme-701

ACME-701 Plastic Limit Test Set IS: 2720 - Part Vii, ASTM D 427, BS : 1377 Aasho 190. Moisture contents at which soil has smallest plasticity is called plastic limit. For determination purpose plastic limit is defined as the water content at which a soil will just begin to crumble when rolled into abthread of 3 mm diameter.

Specifications :
The complete set consists of one each : -
1. Glass plate 20cmx15cmhavinggroundendsandonesidefrosted.
2. Brass or stainless steel rod 3 mm diameter x 150 mm long.
3. Flexible spatula.
4. Set of 6 moisture containers.
5. Porcelain basin 150 mm diameter.
6. Plastic wash bottle 500 ml.

Pycnometer Testing Equipment

Pycnometer Testing Equipment
Pycnometer Testing Equipment

Item Code: ACME-724

Useful to determine specific gravity of clays, sand and gravel of size smaller than 10 mm.

Specifications: Comprises a 1 kg glass jar with brass cone, locking ring and rubber seal.

Marsh Cone Testing Equipment

Marsh Cone Testing Equipment
Marsh Cone Testing Equipment

Item Code: ACME-709

This cone is used to find out Viscosity of Bentinite slurry and like material. The Marsh Cone is 6 inch in diameter at the top and 12 inch long, and tapers to join a tube 2 inch long and 3/16 inch inside diameter The capacity of the funnel is 1500 cc. Time in seconds required to flow out 1 000 cc of slurry from cone is measured as funnel viscosity of the material.

Mud Balance

Item Code: ACME-711

Designed to find out specific gravities of Semi Liquids like mud and other liquids having densities in the range of 0.8 to 2.5 . It has a Stainless Steel beam calibrated in specific gravities from 0.8 to 2.5. A stainless steel cup with lid and over flow vent is fitted on one side of the beam. A counter weight with cursor slides over the graduated scale. The beam has a knife edge at center which rests in a fulcrum fitted in the stand. Leveling screws and spirit level are fitted to the stand.

Consolidation Apparatus

Consolidation Apparatus
Consolidation Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-730

Consolidation test is uni- dimensional test considered extremely important in soil mechanics. Sample taken from adjacent areas of a single site show differential settlement even when tested using same techniques. Soil of similar strength may show varying consolidation. Samples are very carefully prepared and vertical settlement of the specimen in saturated or drained conditions carefully recorded when known load is applied.

specifications : The standard out fit comprises of the following items. Loading unit, maximum capacity 20 kg/cm sq having a loading yoke connected to a lever arm with a counter balancing adjustment and having a lever ratio of 1:10, the whole assembly being mounted on a sturdy steel frame stand. The loading unit is so designed that it can be used for consolidation cells of different diameters as well as different diameter floating ring type consolidation cells.

Fixed ring type of consolidomenter (Odeometer) cell assembly for testing 60mm diameter x 20mm thick specimen comprising: -
Fixed ring for specimens 60mm diameter x 20mm thick with guide ring. Top and Bottom Porous stones for 60 mm diameter specimen. Perforated Press re pad,Channeled base with water inlet and Gasket. Flanged water Jacket, water reservoir with plastic tube and p inch cock. Set of weights to give a pressure of 10 kg/cm Sq on 60mm diameter specimen, comprising:

7 Nos. 0.05 kg/sq.cm., 5 Nos. 0.1 kg/sq.cm., 6 Nos. 0.2 kg/sq.cm, 6 Nos. 0.5 kg/sq.cm., and 5 Nos. 1.0 kg/sq. cm.
Supplied complete as above but without dial gauge.

Accessories: Dial Gauge 0.002mm x 1Omm. Extension piece, 40 mm long. Test forms pad of 50 for "Consolidation Test Plot" Test forms pad of 50 for One Dimensional Consolidation.

Optional Extras : Varying head stand pipe, 50 cm long with mm. scale. Fixed ring type of consolidometer (Odeometer) cell assembly for 50mm. diameter x 20mm thick specimens complete with fixed ring and guide ring, pair of porous stones,

Vicksberg Penetrometer

Vicksberg Penetrometer
Vicksberg Penetrometer

Item Code: ACME-726

This is for determining the bearing capacity of sub grades or for compaction control. It also used for rapidly testing the penetration resistance of soils in shallow exploration work.

Specifications :
Consists of a sturdy handle under which is fixed a sensitive Proving Ring. An extension piece is fixed to the bottom of the Proving Ring and carries a detachable penetration cone at its tip. Proving ring capacity 100 kg (1 KN) and 0.002 mm dial gauge provided indicates the penetration load applied. An optical viewer is provided to facilitate reading the dial gauge by the operator. Simplified for single person operation. A calibration chart is provided for the proving ring. Instrument is complete in a wooden carrying case.

North Dakota Cone Apparatus

North Dakota Cone Apparatus
North Dakota Cone Apparatus

Item Code: ACME-727

This test is simpler and more rapid than the C.B.R. test and can be easily applied for field test. This was developed by North Dakota Highway Deptt. for use with pavement design method similar to that associated with G.B.R. test.

Specifications :

The instrument consists of a rod carrying a loading platform at the top and a hardened steel cone at the bottom. The rod is mounted vertically and slides freely up and down in the collars of the frame and can be locked in any position as required. The conical tip penetrates the soil through an aperture in the cast iron base. The loading platform carries a graduated plunger which enters one of the side supports and permits the reading of the penetration correct to 1 mm.

Pocket Penetrometer

Item Code: ACME-723

This testing equipment is used to estimate approximate unconfined compressive strength and the estimation of shear strength of soil. Cohesive soils can also be classified in terms of consist ency using this penetrometer. This is a handy and convenient instrument.

Specifications : It consists of a light weight barrel assembly with a polished and ground steel loading piston plunger. A direct reading scale is engraved on the piston barrel and indicates load in kg./sq.cm. A maximum load indicator ring is provided on the penetration plunger. The calibrated spring is heat treated and plated for rust resistance. The barrel diameter is 20 mm and the length 150 mm. Supplied in storage box.

Core Cutter

Item Code: ACME-713

This is used for determination of dry density of natural or compacted fine grained soil, free from aggregates. A cylindrical cutter is used to extract a sample of the soil with the help of a dolly and rammer. From the weight, density and the moisture, the dry density of the soil is readily calculated.

Specifications :


It consists one each of : Cylindrical core cutter made of steel, 127.3 mm long and 100 mm internal diameter. Steel Dolly, 25 mm high with a lip to enable it to be located on top of the core cutter. Rammer with detachable steel rod. Spares, Optional Extra and Accessories :

1) Cylindrical core cutter
100 mm ID x 175 mm long.
2) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm ID x175 mm long.
3) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm ID. x 175 mm long.
4) Dolly
5) Test form pad of 50.

Consoilidation Apparatus - Three Gang

Consoilidation Apparatus - Three Gang
Consoilidation Apparatus - Three Gang

Item Code: ACME-731

Consists of 3 consolidation test assemblies mounted on a single frame. Complete with 3 sets of consolidometer cell assembly for 60mm diameter samples and three sets of weights each giving 10 kg/sq.cm. on each sample.

Rapid Moisture Meter

Item Code: ACME-728

Specifications : The unit consists of a pressure vessel with clamp for sealing cap rubber sealing gasket, pressure gauge calibrated in percentage moisture content 0- 25% x 1% on the wet weight basis, a counter poised balance for weighing sample a scoop for measuring carbide reagent, a bottle of reagent, one cleaning brush and a set of 4 steel balls for thorough mixing. Complete in highly polished wooden. Carrying case with handle.

Standard Compaction Testing Apparatus IS: 2720, Part - VII

Standard Compaction Testing Apparatus IS: 2720, Part - VII
Standard Compaction Testing Apparatus IS: 2720, Part - VII

Item Code: ACME-716

The apparatus consists one each of Compaction Mould Gun Metal, 100 mm ID x127.3 mm height x 1000 cc. volume, complete with collar and base plate. Rammer 2.6 kg x 310 mm controlled fall.

Universal Automatic Compactor

Universal Automatic Compactor
Universal Automatic Compactor

Item Code: ACME-718

ACME-718 Universal Automatic Compactor Is: 2720 - Part VII & VII.
Now-a-days almost every soil laboratory conducts compaction and penetration tests on soils. In both standard and heavy compaction tests the operator has to count the number of blows of the rammer on each layer of soil during compaction.
A mechanically cum electrically operated automatic compactor is therefore device to eliminate tedious hand compaction process. Which also considerably saves time. With the rammers provided two stroke lengths, available, the compactor can be used for normal compaction/heavy compaction as well as C.B.R. compaction.

Specifications: It is a motor driven mechanical compactor useful for soil compaction into 100 mm or 150 mm diameter moulds. Two sets of rammers are provided, one of 2.6 and arranged for 310 mm. drop and other 4.9 kg and arranged for 450 mm fall. For compaction soil into 150 mm diameter moulds, 100 mm face diameter rammers having weights 2.6 kg and 4.89 kg are used. Where as for 100 mm diameter moulds they a re of 50 mm dia. The rammer assembly is provided with a ratchet and pawl arrangement to lift it from the top of the soil layer. When the rammer reaches the required height the pawl release the rammer which falls freely on soil surface. The release mechanism is operated by an arm moving up and down which is connected to a reduction gear coupled to the motor through another arm.

An automatic blow counter fitted to the compactor is used to set the number of blows. The base plate of the specimen mould is to be fitted to the rotating base plate of the instrument which makes 1/5th revolution per stroke. The equipment is suitable for operation on 230volts, 50 cycles, single phase, A.C. supply. Moulds are to be ordered separately.

Residual Shear Apparatus

Residual Shear Apparatus
Residual Shear Apparatus

We manufacture residual shear apparatus in industry specific shapes and sizes. Our residual shear apparatus is made up of finest components due to which it serves for longer period of time.

components :

  • shear box apparatus premises
  • load ring
  • horizontal and vertical dial gauge
  • weight set
  • safety limit switch
key features :

  • Rugged construction
  • durable
  • require low maintenance
  • excellent performance
  • cost effective
used for : for testing both circular and square specimen of diameter 60mm, 70mm, and 100mm.

Dames And Moore Sampler

Item Code: ACME-744

Highly useful for sampling soils. The sample collects into rings inside the sampler. These rings along with the specimen can be directly placed in a consolidometer cell assembly, thereby reducing the number of operations to extract the sample from a sampler, trimming to size and transferring into the ring etc. The possible disturbance in these operations is eliminated.

Specifications : The area ratio for this sampler is 81 percent and it meets with the specifications of sub-surface Exploration and Sampling of Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes by M.J. Hvorslev. Consist of a split tube accommodating ten thing brass rings 60m m x 25.4mm long. A shoe with hardened cutting edge is screwed at one end. A driving head with ball check valve is fitted at the other end. The flaps mounted inside the cutting shoe prevent the cohesion less soil falling down while lifting the sampler.

Spares : Body consisting of split pipe threaded at both the ends and Shoe. Head Assembly: Set of 10 rings 60mm O.D. and 25.4mm long.


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