The time and effort required to prepare specimens for compaction studies and other test methods can often be costly and time-consuming. The use of an automatic, mechanical compactor will show considerable cost benefits over hand compaction methods. Two models meeting the requirements of BS/EN and ASTM are available.

Automatic Compactors

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• Pre-set blow pattern ensures even compaction
• Solid state controls for reliability and ease of maintenance
• Automatic re-setting of counter after completion of blow pattern

These machines automatically compact specimens eliminating the laborious hand compaction method. The height of the rammer is selectable to suit test requirements. The weight of the rammer is selectable. An automatic blow pattern ensures optimum compaction for each layer of soil. The rammer travels across the mould and the table rotates the mould in equal steps on a base that is extremely stable. The number of blows per layer can be set at the beginning of the test.

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