EN 1426, BS 2000-49, ASTM D5, AASHTO T 49
Main features
General description

The Automatic Digital Electronic Penetrometer is used for the determination of the needle penetration according to EN 1426, ASTM D5 and AASHTO T49 standards.

The penetration depth of the needle is determined with a pulse type electronic measuring system, which is separated from the plunger during the test, this allows the free guidance of the plunger which virtually eliminates friction during the test.

Before each start of the test, the measuring system automatically resets, and then the penetration needle moves down to the sample by using the electric drive, the needle position can be finely adjusted by using the joystick located on the front panel.

A magnifying glass and an ultra- bright LED lamp are supplied to assist the operator; the plunger is then automatically released onto the sample and raised automatically after the testing period.

The test result is displayed on the digital display. The plunger can easily be removed to calibrate its weight.

The Automatic Electronic Penetrometer is supplied complete with:

• Penetration Needle, 2 pcs
• Transfer Dish
• Sample Cup, Ø 55×35 mm, 2 pieces, stainless steel

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Technical specifications

Ordering info

AS 0131 Automatic Digital Bitumen Penetrometer


AS 0131-1 Transfer Dish

AS 0131-2 Sample Cup, Ø 55×35 mm, stainless steel

AS 0131-3 Sample Cup, Ø 70×45 mm, stainless steel

AS 0131-4 Penetration Needle, 2,5 g