Automatic Vicat Device EN 196-3


The setting time determination of cement/mortar/gypsum is one of the most important parameter for the quality inspection and verification.

The machine is based on the innovative CVI-TECH philosophy. On the machine, a needle (or a probe) drops freely into a cement sample at regular intervals and in fixed positions. Penetration depth is measured by a sensor with 0,1 mm resolution. Along with hardening process development the penetration depth decreases, when it matches some thresholds pre-defined by Standards initial and final setting times are measured and recorded.

  • Large size 4,3" touch screen color display
  • LAN port for direct connection to PC of a single unit or connection to a LAN hub for creating a network with up to
  • 32 independent units all controlled by a single PC. 1 LAN cable is included
  • USB port for data storage on pen-drive (included)
  • Test procedures can be customized and stored to match user-defined requirements
  • Can incorporate an integrated graphic printer showing test result and setting time plot
  • Large test space with easy accessibility
  • Automatic calculation of initial and final setting time at programmable penetration depth limits
  • Wide range of accessories including EN and ASTM/AASHTO parts, in-water testing kit, needle cleaning device, integrated printer, probes for testing consistency and gypsum
  • Minimum penetrations rate: 10 seconds
  • Penetration measurement by encoder



  • EN 196-3 Methods of testing cement. Determination of setting times and soundness
  • EN 480-2 Admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout. Test methods. Determination of setting time

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