The pocket vane tester is a shear strength measuring tool that is used in profile pits or on the surface. The small, practical format also makes the tool very suitable for testing on soil samples.
The short period of time the test takes allows for several measurements in the same soil or layer which in turn allows for the calculation of an average value. The shear strength can be raead from a scale fitted with dragging pointer.
Conditions for correct measurement are: a flat surface, care placing of the vanes in the soil and turning the meter with a constant (relaxed) speed. The pocket vane tester is supplied inclusive of note pad, carrying bag and 3 vanes with a measuring range of respectively 0 - 0.2 / 0 - 1 and 0 - 2.5 kg/cm2.