These machines feature an automatic counter, which allows the operator to preset the number of blows desired and, turns off the machine when a cycle is completed. After the number of blows has been set, the operator can start the machine with a push button and keep track of the number of blows on an LED readout. A cam-action lever operates the integral mold holder to facilitate insertion and removal of the compaction mold.
Machines can be ordered with either 4″ or 6″ molds, but can easily be altered later to accommodate the other size by purchasing a hammer and test molds of the desired size.
Each machine includes: the mechanical compactor, ASTM-compliant pedestal, an automatic counter and hammer assembly, (1) compaction mold, and (1) package of paper discs. rotating-mold configuration machines come with a tapered-foot hammer assembly and stationary-mold configuration machines come with a flat-foot hammer assembly.