The use of automatic compaction will result in consistent and repeatable laboratory specimens. Testing laboratories and design consultants who use the Marshall method of mix design will benefit from automatic compaction apparatus, which releases staff for other work during the compaction process.
- Fully automatic, simple to operate
- Built-in safety features
- Uniform compaction
- Automatic blow counter
- BS 598-107
This ruggedly constructed automatic compactor provides a consistent and even degree of compaction. The unit incorporates a compaction pedestal, comprising a laminated hardwood block secured to a concrete base by a 300 mm square x 25 mm thick steel plate. The mechanism lifts the 4535 g hammer and automatically releases it at the specified height of 457 mm. The conveniently positioned control fascia panel comprises of a mains light, start and stop buttons and a direct-reading counter used to set the required number of blows. During operation the AutoComp 100-A automatically counts down to zero. Dual rammer pick-ups have been incorporated, reducing stress on the machine’s internal mechanism. Particular attention has been paid to operator safety by the inclusion of various in-built safety features