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Direct Shear Apparatus - Motorised Model

The apparatus comprises of the following - Loading Unit :

Supplied with loading yoke with direct and lever for applying load. Normal stress capacity 8Kg/Sq.cm. Load is applied either directly or through a counter balanced detachable lever. Provision is made for the load to be applied either through a steel ball recessed in the loading pad or direct through a boss on the pre calibrated loading. yoke. The loading unit is provided with V strips and roller strips for frictionless movement of shear box housing.

Consists of loading unit, shear box assembly for 60 mm x 60 mm x 25 mm complete with two halves of loading pad, one base plate. All made of gunmetal with two porous stones. Share box housing of gunmetal, specimen Cutter of steel with set of weight to give normal stress of 3 kg/cm2. through lever as follows.

To give kg/cm2. Qty.
0.05 - 4Nos.
0.1 - 1No.
0.2 - 1No.
0.5 - 3Nos.
1.0 - 1No.

Multiple reversal type, Motorised, Single speed , electrically operated to give a single constant rate of strain of 1.25mm/min. Suitable for 230v. A.C. Without dial gauge and proving ring. AS PER IS:2720 (PART VIII)

Unit is electrically operated to give the following 12 rates of strains. 1.25, 0.625, 0.125, 0.05, 0.01, 0.005, 0.002, 0.001, 0.0004 and 0.0002mm/min. The apparatus is suitable for operation on 230 volts single phase A.C. supply. Without dial gauge and proving ring.


  • Dial Gauge 0.01 mm x 25 mm travel
  • High sensitivity proving ring 200 kg. fitted with 0.002 mm dial gauge with our calibration certificate in a case.
  • Shear box complete with two plain gripper plates, two perforated gripper plates, two porous stones, one top loading pad, one base plate and U-bracket. 60x60x25mm.Made of Gunmetal.
  • Spare Housing.