The Mortar Penetrometer, Acme Bench-Top is used to determine setting times of concrete mixes by measuring the penetration resistance. Suitable for lab and field testing, both are also ideal for testing prepared mortars and grouts.
A mortar sample, sieved from fresh mix, is placed in a container and stored at a specified temperature. It is tested at regular intervals with standard penetration needles. Resistance is plotted to determine initial (500psi) and final (4000psi) setting times.
Penetrometer uses a load cell to measure loads. The load is read on a 200lb (890N) capacity gauge graduated in 1lb divisions. Penetrometer has dimensions of 10x13x31in (250x330x787mm), WxDxH and 9.5x7in (241x178mm) platform. Includes six standard stainless steel penetration needles with 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10, 1/20, 1/40 in² (645, 323, 161, 65, 32, and 16mm²) bearing areas.
Meets Test Methods:
ASTM C 403