This automatic, computer-controlled Vicat Apparatus provides a completely automatic method for determining the initial and final setting time of cements or mortar pastes.
With the use of a PC or Laptop this bench-top model provides programmed test sequences for vicat testing. Tests can be performed in air or in a water bath with constant temperature (heat exchanger and cooler for constant water temperature) The unit automatically records initial set time and final set time, as well as the ability of setting plots. The supplied plunger and needle weigh 300g ±1g and after each penetration the vicat needle is automatically cleaned The standard, supplied software provides programmable test sequences for data recording. Includes: (1) Vicat mold (conical hard plastic ring) 70/80 dia. x 40 mm; (1) glass base plates, 120 mm dia.; (1) centering for Vicat mold (conical hard plastic ring) 70/80 dia. x 40 mm; (1) pair of cleaning brushes; (1) tee wrench, 1.25 mm; (1) tee wrench, 2 mm; (1) spare glass plates, 120 mm dia.; (2) spare initial-set needles, 1.13 mm dia.; Serial cable, USB/RS232-Adapter and Mains cable. PC or laptop required for operation– not included.