Direct Shear and Vane Tests, Soils
Direct Shear and Vane Tests
Direct/Residual Shear Apparatus, Direct/Residual Shear Apparatus
• Microprocessor control
• Large on-board LCD screen display
• Direct entry via touch sensitive keyboard
• Rapid approach and return to start datum
• Fully variable speed, 0.00001 to 9.99999 mm/minute
• Accepts specimens up to 100 mm square
The ELE Direct Shear Apparatus accepts specimens 60 mm, 100 mm square or 2.5 inches in diameter. The use of a microprocessor controlled drive system and keyboard entry gives the apparatus a wide range of features that include pause and speed reset during test, RS 232C interface, operator programming of speed and control functions, self test diagnostics and many other features. A return to start datum provides a positive means of reversing the shearbox when either preparing for a new test or continuing with residual testing procedures.
Safety forward/reverse travel limit switches are fitted as standard and monitored through the electronics system control.
The electronics are housed in a modern moulded shroud, which includes a large LCD display and keyboard entry. The apparatus is enclosed in a robustly constructed case, has been designed for floor mounting and is supplied complete with carriage, loading hanger and 10:1 lever loading device.