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Direct Shear Apparatus (Hand Operated)
Direct Shear Apparatus (Hand Operated) : For determination the direct shear strength of soils on specimen size 60 mm x 60 mm x 25 mm.
  • Specifications : The apparatus comprises of the following:
  • Loading Unit : Supplied with load yoke with direct and lever system for applying load. Normal stress capacity 8 kg/sq.cm. Load is applied either directly or through a counter balanced detachable lever. Provision is made for the load to be applied either through a steel ball recessed in the loading pad or direct through a boss on the pre calibrated loading yoke, the loading unit is provided with V strips and roller strips for frictionless movement of shear box housing.
  • Shear Box Assembly : Comprising Direct Shear box in two halves for a square specimen size 60 x 60 x 25 mm one pair of plain gripper plates, one pair of perforated gripper plates, one pair of porous stones, one top loading pad. Shear box housing: Accommodates the Direct Shear Box assembly. Complete with two ball roller strips.
  • Specimen Cutter : For cutting 60 x 60 x 25 mm specimen from larger samples. Set of weights to give a normal stress of 3 kg/sq.cm. through lever as follows: To give Kg/sq.cm. Qty. 0.05 4 Nos. 0.1 1 Nos. 0.2 1 Nos. 0.5 3 Nos. 1.0 1 Nos. Complete set as above but without proving ring.
Salient Features
  • Essential Accessories : High sensitivity compression proving ring cap 200 kg One Consolidation dia gauge 0.01 mm x 25 mm and one strain dial gauage 0.01 mm x 25 mm and one strain dial gaine 0.01mm x 25 mm.
  • Optional Extras : Additional set of weights to give a normal stress of 5 kg/cm2. Soil Sampler for 60 mm x 60 mm specimen and test form pad of 50. Spares: Porous stone for 60 mm x 60 mm size sample available in pairs.

Direct Shear (Motorized Single Speed)
Direct Shear (Motorized Single Speed) : Same as above but electrically operated to give a single constant rate of strain on 1.25 mm / min. Suitable for 230 V A.C. Weight 175 kg. approx.

Direct Shear Apparatus (Motorised Six Speed)
Direct Shear Apparatus (Motorised Six Speed) : Same as above but having 6 rates of strain 1.25, 0.25, 0.05, 0.01, 0.002 & 0.0004 mm/min. Works on 230 v a. C. Nett wt. 185 kg.

Direct Shear Apparatus (Motorized 12 Speeds)
Direct Shear Apparatus (Motorized 12 Speeds) : Same as above but unit is electrically operated to give the following 12 rates or strains. 1.25, 0.625, 0.25, 0.125, 0.05, 0.025, 0.01, 0.005, 0.002, 0.001, 0.0004 and 0.0002 mm/min. The apparatus is suitable for operation on 230 volts single phase A.C. Supply.