The HS-4210 digital, static cone penetrometer (DSCP), with its large, digital readout, makes testing and recording readings easy. The DSCP can be used to evaluate soil consistency by determining the soil's level of compaction and/or the bearing capacity.
Large, easy-to-read display
Multiple display units: lbs; tsf, or kg per cm2
Dual-rod design, which eliminates soil friction
Correlates to other soil tests
The DSCP is especially useful in evaluating shallow foundations and pavement subgrades where fine-grained and soft soils are being used. The DSCP can also be used to aid technicians in quickly selecting sites for testing, as well as correlating with other tests, based on local conditions, such as standard or modified Proctor, CBR or bearing capacity. The DSCP uses a dual-rod design, which eliminates the need to correct for soil friction on the rod as the cone is pushed through the material. Penetration resistance is read directly from the cone tip and registered on the digital display. The unit comes with a 30" starter rod and a 60° cone with a 1.5cm2 area.
Note: The use of static cone penetrometers should not replace laboratory testing of field analysis or be used to produce foundation design data.
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