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.
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|
- ASTM D-3080
- BS 1377-7
- CEN ISO/TS 17892-10
- JGS 0560
- JGS 0561
Standard Test Method for Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions
Methods of test for Soils for civil engineering purposes - Part 7: Shear strength tests (total stress)
Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Laboratory testing of soil -- Part 10: Direct shear tests
Method for Consolidated Constant Volume Direct Box Shear Test on Soils
Method for Consolidated Constant Pressure Direct Box Shear Test on Soils