Cement Testing Equipment

Testing characteristics of hydraulic Portland Cements and grouts assures predictable performance in final mix batches of concrete and masonry products. Gilson offers a wide selection of products for testing strength, shrinkage rate, consistency and flowability, hydration, set time, and other properties of cement and similar materials in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO standards.


Mortar and Cement Lab Testing Equipment
  • Cube Molds are available constructed of plastic or different metals to form cube specimens of 2x2in, 6x6in, or ISO 150x150mm; many meeting ASTM and AASHTO standards.
  • Prism Molds in the single or two-gang configuration are made of corrosion-resistant steel or stainless steel to form 1x1x10in, 2x2x10in, or 3x3x10 prisms. Each model meets ASTM C227, ASTM C151, ASTM C490, AASHTO T 107M and AASHTO R 70 standards.
  • Length Change Test Apparatus measures length changes of cast prisms that are not related to the applied load. Related products include a cement autoclave, length comparator, prism molds, and mortar bar container.
  • Vicat Apparatus is used to determine consistency and time of the set of cement paste and other similar materials, Vicat Apparatus is also available in a modified model for determination of false set.
  • Mortar Penetrometers available in a free-standing floor model or handheld, both styles are ideal for testing prepared mortars and grouts in field and laboratory settings for initial and final set times.
  • Flow Tables used for determining the flow consistency of mortars. They have a 10in rigid cast bronze table and cast iron frame and are available in both a manual and motorized style.
  • Laboratory Cement Mortar Mixers with two models of industrial-grade Laboratory Mixers, Planetary and Large Planetary, that meet ASTM and AASHTO specification requirements for consistent, thorough blending of mortar, cement, and other materials.
  • Grout Prism Capping Stand for compressive strength specimens of masonry grout up to 3.5in (89mm) square. Produces properly sized vertical caps for accurate test results. Solid steel construction.
  • Grout Sample Box is specially designed to form samples, store, and ship. The Grout Sample Box is single-use and sets up easily for molding samples for testing.
  • Grout Flow Cone Sets measure the flowability of hydraulic grout in preplaced aggregate concrete as determined by the time of discharge through an orifice. Available in two models – one with a larger orifice for thick grouts.
  • ASTM Test Sands for specific test methods are available in a range of compositions and grades and meet specific ASTM and AASHTO standards.
  • Le Chatelier Specific Gravity Flask measures the specific gravity of hydraulic cement, sand, and other fine materials.
  • Moist Cabinet cures mortar and concrete test specimens using precision control of the temperature and humidity environment. Data port allows continuous monitoring and data acquisition with a user’s PC.
  • Trowels with straight or curved edges are convenient for mixing/handling of samples and meet ASTM and AASHTO standards. The straight-edged trowel meets ASTM standards for proper consolidation and strikes off of mortar and grout specimens.
  • Gillmore Needle Apparatus determines the initial and final set times of certain cements, mortars, and hydraulic hydrated lime.
  • Blaine Air Permeability Apparatus used to measure specific surface area and determine the airflow rate through fine powder specimens such as Portland cement. This apparatus meets AASHTO T 153 and ASTM C204 standards.
  • Fineness of the Hydraulic Cement Test Apparatus meets standards for particle sizing of fine materials such as Portland and other hydraulic cements, fly ash, and other materials that require constant-pressure water wash in testing.
  • Masonry Grout Window permits direct visual confirmation of grout fill in masonry block cells. The design allows easy cleaning out of debris before placement. Masonry Grout Windows are reusable.
  • Strain Gauge Set mechanically provides precision measurements of structural strain, shrinkage, relative displacement, and more. Anodized aluminum frame adjusts for measurement points set at 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 in (5, 10, 15, 20, 25cm for metric). Available in standard, metric, and digital models.

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