STANDARDS: EN 1426 | ASTM D5 | AASHTO T49 | ASTM D217 | BS 1377-2 | NF T66-004 | DIN 52210 | IP 49 | JIS K 2207
SMARTIP is an automatic apparatus for the determination of the needle penetration value, avoiding any possible operator lack of concentration
and ensuring a reliable repeatability of the results. It is a smart instrument thanks to the latest technologies adopted, the integrated microprocessor
control and the user-friendly interface.
The instrument automatically reaches the contact point before starting the test and the penetration result is measured thanks to a high performance
contactless displacement transducer. SMARTIP can be implemented with the device for an automatic measurement of electrically
conductive samples (model B059M-01), in order to improve the material tested range. An ultra-bright LED lamp helps the operator in checking
the touching point of the needle while a stepper motor controls the vertical movement to reach exactly the desired point without any manual
movement of the plunger. The needle probe is automatically released for each penetration thanks to an electromagnetic system and automatically
blocked at the end of the test.
The plunger comes back at the initial position at the end of each test by a simple recall command in order to re-positioning the needle before
the new measurement.
A 7” touch screen display is included in the SMARTIP frame, easy to use. It shows in real time the penetration/time graph, the test temperature
and the average result according to the number of tests done. Unlimited results can be saved on USB device for preparing a laboratory report
and for further analysis.
SMARTIP is supplied complete with the accessories for determination of the needle penetration according to EN 1426, ASTM D5 and AASHTO T49
standards, and USB flash drive for saving data. Thermostatically controlled water bath, chiller, temperature probe PT100, device for an automatic
measurement of electrically conductive samples and mirror can be ordered separately as accessories.
Fully automatic test, simply pressing the START
button: approach, touch point, penetration.
Automatic identification of the needle contact
point and needle positioning, avoiding any possible
operator lack of concentration and ensuring a
reliable repeatability of the results.
Electro-magnetic needle probe release to perform
Automatic zero at the contact before starting
Penetration measurement thanks to a high-tech
contactless displacement transducer with 0.01 mm
resolution, in a range of 0 – 50 mm.
7″ touch screen display equipped with an userfriendly
software and clear interface.
Real time display of penetration/time curve, average
result and test temperature.
Same as B059M but implemented with device for testing electrically
– Measuring range: 0 – 50 mm;
– Resolution: 0,01 mm;
– 7” touch screen display;
– Test time 5 s (adjustable from 0 to 9999 s);
– Programmable delay time: from 0 to 999 s;
– Programmable reference positions for holder assembly: 8;
– Test simultaneously displayed: up to 10;
– Connection: USB port and LAN port for PC connection;
Power supply: 110-230V 50-60Hz 1ph
Overall dimensions: 325x400x730 mm
Weight approx.: 25 Kg approx.
B058 THERMOSTATICALLY controlled water bath.
Technical details: see p. 142
B058-01 WATER BATH DISH with incorporated thermostatic
coil, to be connected to the bath mod. B058.It keeps
the temperature of the bitumen sample directly on the
penetrometer, by avoiding to transfer it.
Dimensions Ø 151×90 mm
B058M WATER CHILLER: 7.5 l capacity, with electronic temperature
controller with ± 0.1 °C accuracy and fluid temperature
range between 5 and 30°C. Suitable for chilling
penetrometer water baths or temperature controlled setting
– 230 V 50-60Hz 1ph
– Power consumption: 350 W
– Overall dimensions: 415x300x420 mm
– Weight: 15 kg approx.
B059M-11 TEMPERATURE PROBE, PT100: Measurement of the
sample temperature in real time. It’s connected with the
monitor in order to show the temperature during each
test, to collect the data at the end of penetration and to
include the temperature data in the final reading
B057-08 THERMOMETER, IP 38C
B057-06 PENETRATION NEEDLE conforming to EN 1426 and
ASTM D5, supplied with official UKAS certificate
B057-07L LONG NEEDLE hardened
B057-03 GLASS TRANSFER DISH
B056-09 PENETRATION BALL
B057-09 STANDARD PENETRATION CONE conforming to ASTM
D217 and EN 13880-2
SPARES for B059M
V122-05 Sample cup 55×35 mm
V122-06 Sample cup 70×45 mm
B057-07 PENETRATION NEEDLE, individually verified
B057-04N 50 g weight
B057-05N 100 g weight