Table Top Electromechanical Direct Shear Apparatus

This newly developed, compact table top shear apparatus is equipped with two electromechanical actuators. It provides an accurate alternative to basic pneumatic devices.

This test device allows for the fully automated execution of shear tests in accordance with DIN 18137 Teil 3, DIN EN ISO 12957-1, ASTM D3080.

Shear forces of 2 or 5 kN can be generated.

An extensive range of high quality stainless steel shear inserts (DIN or ASTM) enables this device to test specimens of various sizes.

The easy to use and efficient fully automatic test procedure, with highly defined shear test criteria, is operated through the appropriate computer software modules, available in various versions.



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Standard direct shear boxes:

  • Square size: 60 x 60 mm (36 cm² )
  • Square size: 100 x 100 mm (100 cm²)
  • Circular: Ø 60 mm (28.27 cm²)
  • Circular: Ø 71.4 mm (40 cm²)
  • Circular: Ø 80 mm (50 cm²)
  • Circular: Ø 94.4 mm (70 cm²)


Note: Other sizes are available on request

Maximum shear force (standard) 2 / 5 kN
Maximum normal force (standard) 5 kN
Shear displacement 20 mm
Shear rate 10 - 0.00001 mm/min
Rated power 100 W / 220 V / 50 Hz
Dimensions (D*W*H) 350*350*650 mm
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  • ASTM D-3080
  • Standard Test Method for Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions

  • BS 1377-7
  • Methods of test for Soils for civil engineering purposes - Part 7: Shear strength tests (total stress)

  • CEN ISO/TS 17892-10
  • Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Laboratory testing of soil -- Part 10: Direct shear tests

  • JGS 0560
  • Method for Consolidated Constant Volume Direct Box Shear Test on Soils

  • JGS 0561
  • Method for Consolidated Constant Pressure Direct Box Shear Test on Soils

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