Density control is critical to verify the behavior of the tile during the pressing process in production and the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the final product. The density depends, for a given composition, on the moisture content of the powders and on the maximum pressing pressure.
Continuous fluctuations in the humidity of the powders lead to variations in density. Our company offers simple tools that perform an off-line check of the various samples.
Vicat's test is used to determine the amount of water required to produce a standard consistency cement paste and the setting time. The instrument consists of a metal frame, graduated scale with index, 300 g sliding probe, Ø 10 mm consistency piston, glass base plate. The test procedure consists of a needle / probe that freely falls into a concrete sample at regular intervals and in fixed positions, the depth of penetration being measured.
Vicatronik fully automatic instrument for determining the initial and final setting time of cements or mortar pastes built with anti-corrosion components for use in environments with humidity not lower than 90% and 20 ° C. at controlled temperature as required by EN specifications. Test performed automatically with precise and repeatable result. The data is printed on the built-in printer.
Innovative instrument for measuring the density of a solid as a result of the ratio between the weight of the sample in air and its buoyancy when immersed in a non-toxic liquid.
Densimeter Apparent Porosity
Used for specific gravity determination of tiles, concrete, aggregates, natural stone etc.
Laboratory instrument to determine the apparent density (porosity) of raw ceramic tiles by means of mercury.
Penetrometer K1 Pro
Instrument for measuring the density in ceramic wares based on the principle of penetration of a needle with a flat head parallel to the surface of the object to be penetrated. Progressive load application.
Instrument for measuring the density in ceramic wares based on the principle of penetration of a needle with a flat head parallel to the surface of the object to be penetrated. Dynamic load application