Penetrometer

Penetrometer

BIS : 1203, BIS : 310 (Part II). For testing a wide variety of materials such as grease, bitumen, tar wax, polish, food stuffs, rubber, asphalt and pharmaceutical creams. By applying a given force over a given period of time depression is made in the sample which may be measured in tenths of a millimeter and expressed as a penetration number.
Consists of a head support, mounted on a vertical rod which can be adjusted for height. A rack and pinion and pointer provides fine adjustment of needle or cone tip to sample and incorporates a slipping clutch meachanism which makes reading of penetration and subsequent resetting a simple and accurate operation. The dia is graduated from 0-400 in one tenth millimeter subdivision. Complete with plunger and weight of 54 gms, with one needle.