Automatic vicat needle instrument

Automatic Vicat needle instrument provides two or one measuring station for the determination of the setting characteristics of binding materials, preferably of:

  • Cement according to EN 196 and ASTM C 191
  • Gypsum according to EN 13279 and ASTM C 472
  • Mortar according to EN 480 and ASTM C 807

The instrument represents a compact stand-alone solution for the automatic determination of the setting behaviour in conformity with standards without the need for external temperature control.

Example of automatic Vicat measurements for detecting the initial and final setting of cement paste with different binder composition