Universal Motion Inc.
About our Company

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.

Consistency and Setting Time

UMI - 141
Consistency and Setting-time Vicat Method
Ref. Standards IS:2542 (Part-2), 2645, 1727, 5513, BS:12, 146, 915, 1370, 4027, 4246, 4248, ASTM C-91, C-141, C-187, C 308, C-359, C-472 & AASHTO T-129, E-131

Cement Testing Equipment: Consistency and Setting time The procedure, as recommended in various standards, is for determining the quantity of water required to produce a cement paste of standard consistency. The standard consistency is attained when the 10 mm plunger of the apparatus penetrates the material to a predetermined depth under free-fall. A new sample is prepared and tested with initial and final needles in accordance with the procedure described in various specimens.
Vicat Apparatus consists of a frame bearing a movable rod with a cap at top and a vicat mould in the form of the frustum of a cone 80 +/- 5 mm at the base, 70 +/-5mm at the top and 40 +/-0.2 mm high, and with a glass base plate of minimum 2.5 mm thickness. Plungers and needles of different size are supplied with various models of vicat apparatus as per standard specifications.
Two models of Vicat apparatus are offered:
Vicat Apparatus, with ISI Certification Mark, IS:5513
The apparatus includes one each of :
Vicat Mould
Glass Base Plate
Initial Needle (in plastic Case)
Final Needle (in plastic Case)
Consistency Plunger (in plastic Case)
Optional Extra
Mild Steel Base Plate

Vicat Mould, Split Type, with Clamping Ring
Vicat Apparatus with Dashpot, with ISI Certification Mark, IS:5513.
This apparatus includes Dashpot to facilitate the gentle lowering of the moveable rod.