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Shear Testing Systems

The products listed below are representative System Setups for different types of Shear testing that can be tailored to your particular configuration and used with the associated software to control, monitor, execute and produce accurate results for the various types of Shear test.

  • The ShearSCAN Pro Motorised Automatic Shear Test System using horizontal and vertical electro-mechnical motors for applying the vertical and horizontal load to the sample when carrying out automatic shear testing. It is also capable of Constant Shear and Consolidation testing using the supplied Plinth.
  • The Automated Direct/Residual Shear Test System which utilises the pneumatic loading concept for applying the vertical load to the sample when carrying out automatic shear testing.
  • The Semi-Automatic Direct/Residual Shear Test System which has automated data logging and is supplied complete with a lever loading device, hanger and shearbox carriage all mounted on a floor standing frame.
  • The Large Shear Pro system which is specifically designed for testing large specimen sizes up to 300 mm square and has automatic data acquisition. The Horizontal and Vertical loads are applied electro-mechanically using stepper motors.
  • The Bromhead style Ring Shear Test System in which a rotational shearing action is applied continuously until a constant residual strength value is achieved. Because there is no change in the area of the cross section of the shear plane, the sample can be sheared through an uninterrupted displacement of any magnitude. Load Cells or Load Rings can be fitted as Load transducers.
  • The Semi-Automatic Simple Shear Testing System which has inbuilt data logging and is supplied complete with a lever loading device, hanger and sample unit (with Top Cap, Base Pedestal, mould and confining rings for a 70 mm (2.75") sample), all mounted on a floor standing frame.

Applicable Geotechnical Standards:

BS1377-7
ASTM D3080-04
ASTM D6467-13
ASTM D6528-07
AS 1289.6.2.2
Q181C

Select the Shear Testing System you are interested in for further details;

Automated Direct/Residual Shear Testing System

Automated Direct/Residual Shear Testing System

Direct/Residual Shear Testing System

Direct/Residual Shear Testing System

Large Shear Box Pro System

Large Shear Box Pro System

Ring Shear Testing System

Ring Shear Testing System

ShearSCAN Pro Motorised Table Top Shear System

ShearSCAN Pro Motorised Table Top Shear System


Simple Shear Testing System

Simple Shear Testing System