Understanding shear strength is vital to the engineering properties of any structural project. Shear testing determines the strength of a material and records the specific
strains a substance can take allowing the technician to understand how the sample will ‘behave’ in its relative field.
It is important to carry out regular maintenance checks on your equipment to ensure you avoid any malfunctions or failures. In the event of a malfunction it is necessary to check if the TS50 Motor is functioning correctly.
Here at VJ Tech we are proud of our extensive range of consolidation test equipment and software. We have dedicated our time and expertise to build testing equipment that ensures every test carried out is simple, quick, reliable and capable of withstanding high pressured laboratory testing conditions.
It is crucial that regular checks and maintenance is carried out on your testing equipment to ensure the equipment performs to its highest standard. This includes TriSCAN Seal set update along with routine power supply checks.
Clisp Studio Software has been developed to perform quickly and efficiently in the most demanding geotechnical laboratories. At VJ Tech, all of the Clisp Studio modules have a simple and quick installation process along with a test assistant to take the user through everything from set up to results.
New Firmware for an Instrument is loaded using the Flash Loader program. If the Flash Loader program needs to be installed, click on the ‘setup.exe’ icon and follow the instructions (Figure 1). The Firmware for an Instrument will be sent as a compiled Hex file and can be saved in whichever location is required by the User.
The new equipment and software proved very successful in the first three labs to benefit. It has now been rolled out to two more east coast labs, one in Western Australia and one in New Zealand. Some of the labs have also invested in our sheer, consolidation and permeability testing equipment.
“The decision to use VJ Tech has proved to be a good one,” confirmed Graeme Duske. “Getting to grips with the equipment and software has been an enjoyable learning curve. I’m also satisfied that I have a good working relationship with Richard Pilgrim of Civilab – any difficulties or concerns are treated promptly and with respect.”