Soil Strength Probe

The Soil Strength Probe is a simple and easy tool used mainly for the purposes of (1) Layer thickness measurement, (2) Penetration test and (3) Shear test.

  1. Layer thickness measurement
    Layer thickness can be roughly measured by pushing a rod (φ 10 mm) with a penetration cone statically into the ground
  2. Penetration test
    Soil type, layer strength and layer thickness can be roughly measured by pushing a rod (φ 10 mm) with a penetration cone statically into the ground using a spring-type load meter.
  3. Shear test
    Internal friction and cohesion at a site are measured by pushing a penetration cone with a wing (vane cone) into a target depth and, then, by checking press force and rotation torque.

Feature

  • Light and easy measurement tool for layer thickness, layer strength and so on
  • Tests can be carried out easily in a short time because of its portability and simplicity
  • It can be applied in a wide range of applications

Specification

Penetration cone 60 degree (tip angle)
Rod φ 10 mm (diameter), 450 mm & 500 mm (length)
Penetration cone with wing 60 degree (tip angle), Four-winged
Spring-type load meter Less than 300 N
Dial torque wrench ± 7 Nm