Automatic Penetrometer


Product Code: TAS-0126

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Automatic Penetrometer

Automatic Penetrometer is used for determination of the needle penetration according to EN 1426, ASTM D5 and AASHTO T49 standards. A standard needle penetrates in the sample under standardized conditions as required by the standards. The penetration depth of the needle is determined with an electronic measuring system, which is separated from the plunger during the test. The free guidance of the plunger and the influence of the load means friction is virtually eliminated, creating a more accurate test. Before start of the test the measuring system is automatically referenced, then the penetration needle moved up to the sample with an electric drive, which is moved by finely adjustable joystick (a magnifying glass and an ultra- bright LED lamp available). Then the plunger is approved by an automatic device and blocked again after the testing period. The test result is displayed on the digital display. The plunger can easily be removed to calibrate the weight. A water bath (TGE-4000 or TGE-4050, 25±0.1°C) and a thermometer (IP38, ASTM 17C or 63C) required for the test should be ordered separately


  • EN 1426
  • ASTM D5
  • AASHTO T49
  • Key Features

  • Automatic Test Cycle
  • Magnifying Glass and LED lamp
  • Supplied complete needles, dish and sample cups.
  • Supplied With:

    The Automatic Digital Penetrometer is supplied complete with:

  • Penetration Needle, 3 pieces
  • Transfer Dish
  • Sample Cup, Ø 55×35 mm, 6 pieces, stainless steel
  • Measuring Range mm 0-50
    Resolution mm 0.01
    Test Load 100 g (plunger 97.5 g + 2.5 g penetration needle)
    Test Time 5 seconds (adjustable from 0.1 to 9999 sec.)
    Dimensions mm (W x D x H) 270 x 480 x 750
    Weight (approx.) Kg 24
    Power W 75

    Accessories are not included in the price of main device (unless stated otherwise) and may be purchased separately if required.

    TAS-0121 Transfer Dish for TAS-0120
    TAS-0122 Sample Cup, Ø 55×35 mm, stainless steel
    TAS-0123 Sample Cup, Ø 70×45 mm, stainless steel
    TAS-0124 Penetration Needle, 2,5 g
    TAS-0160 One-Quarter Scale Cone and Shaft, ASTM D 1403, D 1831, for TAS-0120 & TAS-0126
    TAS-0161 One-Half Scale Cone and Shaft, ASTM D 1403, D 1831, for TAS-0120 & TAS-0126
    TAS-0162 Penetrometer Cone ASTM D 217 (Optional Type) and ASTM D 937, for TAS-0120 and TAS-0126, Brass
    TAS-0165 Resilience Ball Penetration Tool. ASTM D5329, for TAS-0120 and TAS-0126

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