Penetrometers for Bitumen

Building Materials Testing Systems

Product Details

  • Category:Building Materials Testing Systems
  • Code:BAS-513
  • Standards:EN 1426, ASTM D5, BS 2000, AASHTO T53

Used to determine the consistency of a bituminous sample under fi xed conditions of load, time and temperature. The penetration is expressed in distance of tenths of millimeters vertically penetrated by a standard needle.


The penetrometer comprises:

  • baseplate with spirit level,
  • vertical mounting rod with height-adjustable penetration arm,
  • integrated displacement transducer to measure the penetration,
  • electronic plunger release.

The standard penetrometer is ruggedly constructed, with an aluminium base table with levelling screws, plated vertical rod, “micrometric vertical adjustment device”. The slider is brass made with free fall.

It has a magnetic controller device with electronic digital programmable timer that automatically releases the plunger head and ensures free falling of the needle during the 5-seconds test.

Unit has indicator dial, plunger, containers and needles.

  • Product Code : BAS-513/2
  • Weight : 24 kg
  • Dimensions : 250 x 380 x 574 mm
  • Power : 220V, 50Hz

  • Product Code : BAS-513/1
  • Weight : 7 kg