Penetrometer, Universal

Penetrometer, Universal

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Penetrometer, Universal

Supports the following standards: ASTM D5, ASTM D5329, ASTM D1168, ASTM D1321, ASTM D1403, ASTM D937, ASTM D217, ASTM D1831, AASHTO T49, AASHTO T187

The Universal Penetrometer is ruggedly constructed for accurate, sensitive measurements. This unit is a direct-reading instrument for precision penetration measurements of bituminous materials, cement, petrolatum and waxes, as well as food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The aluminum base has a machined, grooved table with leveling screws and rubber inserts to protect tips of needles and cones. Two stainless steel rods act as support guides for a cast aluminum head with coarse/fine adjustments and a calibrated friction-free plunger mechanism. Indicator dial has instant zero-reset and is graduated in 400 divisions of 0.1mm, corresponding to 40mm penetration. This unit has 5" diameter indicator dial, graduated in 400 divisions of 0.1mm, corresponding to 40mm penetration. Zero preset to eliminate errors. Includes 47.5g plunger with 3.2mm hole, and two loading weights (50g and 100g). Overall dim. 10.5" x 13" x 22" (266.7 x 330.2 x 558.8mm). A standard 2.5g ASTM D 5 Needle and two additional loading Weights (50g and 100g) are included. Any needle or cone with standard 1/8in (3mm) diameter stem can be mounted to the 47.5g plunger assembly.


  • Meets ASTM and AASHTO requirements
  • Affordable and rugged
  • Machined, grooved table and leveling screw with rubber inserts protects needle and cone tips
  • Indicator dial has instant zero-reset for fast set up when testing multiple samples


  • 1- Universal Penetrometer
  • 1- Standard 2.5g ASTM D 5 Needle
  • 1- 50g Additional Loading Weight
  • 1- 100g Additional Loading Weight

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Manuals, Data Sheets & Safety Data Sheets

H-1200 H-1250 H-1252 man 0709 (Product Manual PDF)


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