Computer-controlled Vicat needle apparatus with 6 measuring points, fully automatic EN 196-3, EN 480-2 The six measuring points (2 x 3) are installed in a rectangular trough. Tests can be performed in air or in water bath with constant temperature (heat exchanger and cooler for constant water temperature), with programmed test sequences, The unit automatic records initial set time and final set time, as well as of setting plots. Weight of plunger and the Vicat needle are an additional 300 g ± 1 g. After each penetration the Vicat needle is automatically cleaned. The computer-controlled Vicat needle apparatus consists of: · Base unit as a table model with the control unit and standard software for programmable test sequences and for data recording · 6 Vicat moulds (conical hard plastic ring) 70/80 dia. x 40 mm · 6 glass base plates, 120 mm dia. · 6 centerings for Vicat moulds (conical hard plastic ring) 70/80 dia. x 40 mm · 1 pair of cleaning brushes · 1 tee wrench, 1.25 mm · 1 tee wrench, 2 mm · 2 spare glass plates, 120 mm dia. · 2 spare initial-set needles, 1.13 mm dia. · Filter sponge coarse · Filter sponge fine · Serial cable · USB/RS232-Adapter · Mains cable Dim. (wxdxh) = 700 x 600 x 600 mm Weight: 52 kg 110-250 V / 50-60 Hz Important: For operation, a standard PC or laptop is needed, which is not included in the scope of delivery.