Design and Testing of Bituminous Mixtures
• Fully automatic, simple to operate
• Built-in safety features
• Uniform compaction
• Automatic blow counter
Complies to BS 598-107
This ruggedly constructed automatic compactor provides a consistent and even degree of compaction. The unit incorporates a compaction pedestal comprising a laminated hardwood block secured to a concrete base by a 300 mm square x 25 mm thick steel plate. The mechanism lifts the 4535 g hammer and automatically releases it at the specified height of 457 mm. The conveniently positioned control fascia panel comprises of a mains light, start and stop buttons and a direct-reading counter used to set the required number of blows.
During operation the AutoComp 100-A automatically counts down to zero. Dual rammer pick-ups have been incorporated, reducing stress on the machine’s internal mechanism.
Particular attention has been paid to operator safety by the inclusion of various in-built safety features.