Direct and Residual Shear System (ShearTEST Pro)

VJ Tech’s ShearTEST Pro is designed for shearing a sample under an applied normal load along a predetermined plane until failure occurs. The floor-standing frame has a leaver loading arm attached, with a hanger to accommodate a maximum load of 100 kg, translating to up to 10kN of vertical load on the specimen.

The ShearTEST Pro system comes with a shear box water carriage, which houses the swan-neck Shear box assembly. With a built-in datalogger, the system can log up to 5 analogue sensor inputs and be connected to a PC for data acquisition and data processing via our Clisp Studio software.

  • Compact Design minimising footprint
  • Built-in logger allowing high speed sensor data conversion (24 bit, up to 5000 samples/s)
  • Multiple Units can be controlled from single PC via a LAN or Ethernet/USB hub
  • Standalone Use via Touchscreen display with data export to PC or a USB Drive
  • Real-Time Data Visualization: Features built-in live data tables and graphs for immediate analysis.
  • Built-in auto protection for mechanical limits & sensor limits
Maximum Vertical Load
10 kN
Maximum Horizontal Load
5 kN
Maximum Horizontal Travel
20 mm
Speed Range (Standard)
0.00001 - 10.00000 mm/min
Fast Speed Forward
10.0000 mm/min
Fast Speed Reverse
10.0000 mm/min
220 - 240V 50/60 Hz 1ph
54 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
940 x 420 x 1140 mm
Test Performed
  • Direct Shear
  • Residual Direct Shear
BS1377-7 : 1990 BS1377-2: (Clause 26)
BS EN ISO 17892-10 : 2018
ASTM D3080-04 ASTM D3080-11
AS1289.6.2.2 : 1998 Q181C
Shear Box Assembly for Small Shear Box

Shearbox assemblies are available in a variety of sizes in both square and circular. They come complete with necessary base plates, loading caps and a pair of bauxite porous stones as standard.


Available in a variety of sizes; both square circular


The dolly is used to extract the specimen from the cutter. It is available in a variety of sizes; both Square and Circular.

Porous Stones

Variety of sizes available in Bauxite stone or Sintered Metal for improved durability during high loads


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