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Automatic Vicat Apparatus

The setting time determination of cement/ mortar/gypsum is one of the most important parameters for the quality inspection and verification. On the machine, a needle (or a probe) drops freely into a cement sample at regular intervals and in fixed positions. Penetration depth is measured by a sensor with 0,1 mm resolution. Along with hardening process development the penetration depth decreases, when it matches some thresholds pre-defined by Standards initial and final setting times are measured and recorded.


  • EN 196-3
  • EN 13279-2
  • EN 480-2
  • ASTM C191
  • ASTM C187

  • Functional and ergonomic design based on the innovative CVi-TECH philosophy.
  • Advanced electronics technologies providing superior performances and total flexibility combinedwith simplicity in use
  • Easy-to-use double interface: local mode, with large size 4,3″ touch screen colour display and remotemode with PC
  • Supplied complete with PC software for data processing VICASOFTBASIC
  • WithPC software VICASOFT-PREMIUM(optional) up to 32 independent units can be connected to a single PC via LAN port and hub. All units are remotely controlled. Adopting the multi-test network concept laboratory productivity is maximized
  • Integrated graphic printer is available as optional accessory showing both results in numerical format and setting time plot
  • Easy setting and storage of user-defined test profiles allowing quick test start
  • Large accessibility to the test space
  • Practical in-water testing accessory (optional)
  • Automatic determination of initial and final setting time


  • Conforming to EN 196-3, 13279-2, 480-2, ASTM C191, C187
  • Large size 4,3″ touch screen colour display
  • LAN port for direct connection to PC of a single unit or connection to a LAN hub for creating a network with up to 32 independent units all controlled by a single PC. 1 LAN cable is included
  • USB port for data storage on pen-drive (included)
  • Test procedures can be customized and stored to match user-defined requirements
  • Can incorporate an integrated graphic printer showing test result and setting time plot
  • Large test space with easy accessibility
  • Automatic calculation of initial and final setting time at programmable penetration depth limits
  • Wide range of accessories including ENand ASTM/AASHTO parts, in-water testing kit, needle cleaning device, integrated printer, probes for testing consistency and gypsum
  • Minimum penetrations rate: 10 seconds
  • Penetration measurement by encoder


  • Easy programming of customized test profiles, re-callable for future tests, including:
    - adjustable test start delay
    - penetration points positions
    - manual or automatic penetration rate
    - free or driven droppingmode
    - holding intervals inside the sample
    - automatic end- test detection
    - automatic-measurement of initial and final setting time

  • Test data: test number, operator, client, date, hour, cement type, water percentage, delay
  • Easy calibration menu
  • Clock calendar
  • Multi-language

  • Dimensions mm (W x D x H) 200 x 400 x 410
    Weight (approx.) Kg 10

    TCM-0048/E is supplied complete with EN 196-3 accessories:

  • Initial setting time needle
  • 1.13 mm dia., mould and PC software
  • TCM-0048/A is supplied complete with ASTM C191 accessories:

  • Initial setting time needle
  • 1.00 mm dia., mould and PC software
  • TCM-0048 is supplied complete with:

  • PC software
  • (Accessories are not supplied with TCM-0048 and should be ordered separately)

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