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Much more than just selling equipment, UMI desires to meet the needs of its customers. With this purpose in mind, UMI does its best to understand their problems and present the maximum number possible of solutions.UMI staff is highly concerned about the equipment application, norms and procedures to be followed, types of tests, operation of machine etc., in order to guarantee its customers' satisfaction with equipment and services.

Consolidation Apparatus

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Consolidation Apparatus

The standard outfit comprises of a fixed ring type of consolidometer cell for testing specimens of 60 mm dia x 20 mm thick, but the unit is so designed that specimens of varying sizes from 50 mm dia to 100 mm dia can also be tested. Besides, the same loading unit can be used with floating ring consolidometer cells, which can be supplied at extra cost.
The standard outfit is supplied with a set of weights to give a total pressure of 10 kg/cm2 (besides a seating load of 0.05 kg/cm2 on the specimen), but an additional set of weights are required to reach the full capacity of 20 kg/cm2.
Consolidation Equipment The necessary accessories to perform the permeability test of the 'Varying Head' type can also be provided at extra cost.
The outfit is also available as three-gang or six-gang in which three/six consolidometers are mounted on a single frame. The consolidation may be measured by the conventional dial gauges or using the transducers and electronic readout unit.
Electronic Measurement System

  • Digital readout reduces the possibility of operator error.
  • Direct reading in mm
  • Plug-in transducer module system
  • Facility for connecting readout unit to compatible logging or printing system
  • Electronic sensing parts are easy to couple with existing UMI Models
Electronic measurement of the vertical consolidation of soil specimen, using displacement transducer connected to a precalibrated readout unit, offers a operator all the advantages of digital display without the errors which can occur when reading conventional dial guages.
The basic equipment for monitoring a test comprises a readout unit and one transducer module for connection to one consolidation frame. Consolidation is measured by mounting the transducer in the same position as a conventional dial gauge. The movement of the transducer stem acts in exactly the same way as would the dial gauge spindle and is converted into an electrical signal. The signal is then displayed in true engineering units on the readout unit. For three gang unit or six gang unit, 3 or 6 transducer modules are used, but the readout unit is of three or six channel type. The constituents of various models are detailed in the table on the next page.
Soil Testing Machine: Consolidation Apparatus