Universal Motion Inc.
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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.

Field Vane Shear

UMI - 151
In-situ Vane Shear Test Apparatus
Ref. Standard IS:4434

This apparatus is designed for conducting In-situ vane shear test from the bottom of a bore hole in saturated cohesive deposits, for determining their in-place shearing resistance. The equipment consists of a torque applicator assembly mounted on a base. A gear wheel, which is marked in degrees, holds a torque ring and is geared to a crank. The torque ring has a section cut from it and deforms as torque is applied and the deformation is indicated by a dial gauge. A pointer is provided for registering the rotation of the vane.
A detachable stand is provided to anchor the instrument. An attachment to securely hold the string of rods is provided. A calibration curve to convert the dial gauge readings to kg-cm of torque is also supplied. The outfit comprises the following:
Soil Testing Equipment: Field Vane Shear

  • Torque Applicator Assembly, capacity 2,000 kg-cm.
    Complete with stand : One
  • Vane (with Vane Rod), 37.5 mm dia x 75 mm high : One
  • Vane (with Vane Rod), 50 mm dia x 100 mm high : One
  • Torque Rod (square cross section)
    60 cm long : One
  • Rods (quick coupling type) 1m long : 25
  • Rods (quick coupling type) 0.5 m long : 10
  • Dummy Rod : One
Optional Extras
Vane (with Vane Rod), 65 mm dia x 130 mm high
Vane (with Vane Rod), 75 mm dia x 150 mm high
Vane (with Vane Rod), 100 mm dia x 200 mm high
Guide, with ball bearing arrangement, for alignment of the string of rods, for use with 10 cm casing pipe Guide, with ball bearing arrangement, for alignment of the string of rods, for use with 15 cm casing pipe Note : Drilling equipment, including casing for borehole and jacking arrangement which are required for performing the test, do not form part of the above outfit.