Laboratory Vane Apparatus

The VJ Tech Laboratory Vane Apparatus, inspired by the original TRL design and adhering to BS1377 standards, is an essential tool for measuring the shear strength of soft soil in both undisturbed and remoulded samples.

The Laboratory Vane Apparatus employs torsional force via one of four precision-calibrated springs acting on a laboratory vane. It features a hand-operated frame with a 200mm diameter base plate, compatible with standard specimen molds and sample tubes. Load application and vane deflection are easily monitored through its scales.

To enhance testing efficiency, it offers three motorising attachments, which can either be pre-fitted upon purchase or added later at the customer’s location.

  • Conforms to BS1377
  • Rapid way of determining the shear strength in soft soils
  • Manual Unit can easily be updated to a motorised version
  • Four calibrated springs provided
  • Supplied with 12.7mm x 12.7mm vane
  • Alternative size Vanes available on request
Dimensions (W x D x H)
200 X 240 X 560mm
10 kg
Test Performed
  • Lab Vane Test
BS1377-7 : 1990
ASTM D4648-16
Laboratory Vanes

By default, one 12.7mm x 12.7mm vane is included with the main apparatus. Other sizes are available: 25.4 mm x 25.4 mm; 12.7mm x 25.4mm; 12.7mm x 19.0mm.

Laboratory Vane Attachment

Attachment to hold Sample Tubes and Glass Jars

Handheld Vane Apparatus

The Handheld Vane Shear is used on-site, for a quick and easy initial analysis of the soil or clay shear strength in an area of geotechnical interest

Laboratory Vane Motorising Attachment

Motorised attachment can be easily fitted to the basic Lab Vane (BS and/or ASTM)

Upgrade Options *
Laboratory Vane Motorising attachment
*Upgrade options will require additional hardware. Contact us for more information.

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