STANDARDS: BS 1377:7, ASTM D4648
Laboratory Vane Apparatus is based on a original concept of the Transport and Road Research Laboratory of the United Kingdom.
Laboratory Vane Apparatus is Lightweight, compact and portable, ideal for site or main laboratory, , Convenient and rapid method of determining shear strength of soft soils, Easy to use: many hundreds in operation today.
It can be provided with a wide range of vane sizes, although as standard, it is sold with the 12.7 mm square vane and a set of four calibrated springs. The test can be performed directly on the sample or in the sample contained in the sampling tube. In this case Attachment for Ø38 and Ø100 mm sampling tubes, should be used.
A motorizing unit is also available. Two alternatives are available according to standards. BS Model is including driving belt, pulley set and ﬁxing studs. Testing speed is 6 to 12°/min.
ASTM Model is including driving belt, pulley set and ﬁxing studs. Testing speed is 60 to 90°/min.