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 insturment 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.