Digital Point-Load Test Apparatus

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Digital Point-Load Test Apparatus



Strength, Rock Mechanics

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Digital Point Load Tester, Point-Load Strength Test

Originally developed at Imperial College, London, the apparatus comprises a two-column fixed crosshead frame and a hand operated hydraulic jack. Pressure applied by the jack extends the piston carrying the lower conical point. The upper point is fixed to the crosshead with a scale mounted on the frame to provide specimen diameter information for use in point-load strength index calculations. Pressure is indicated directly on the digital readout unit. Loads up to 55 kN can be applied to specimens as large as 101.6 mm in diameter.

The apparatus is supplied complete with heavy-duty face mask.

Standard: ASTM D5731

Description Digital Point Load Test Apparatus
Load Capacity 0-13,000 x 0.2
ASTM D5731 Yes



Capacity 55 kN
Maximum sample size 101.6 mm
Load range 0 to 55 kN x 0.001 kN
Weight 25 kg



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