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Liquid Limit is the water content at which soil changes from a liquid to a plastic state, defined as a point where two halves of a soil sample flow together when jarred 25 times in a specified manner using a Liquid Limit machine.
Gilson offers motorized or hand-crank-operated machines with either an automatic impact counter or a cost-effective hand-crank model without a counter. All models consist of a brass cup and carriage designed to control drop to exactly 1cm onto a hard rubber base. The height of drop is adjusted by a nut at the rear of the cup carriage using the gauge at one end of the included plastic Casagrande Grooving Tool, model SAA-10P. The cup attaches to the carriage by a pin, for easy removal when cleaning or inspecting. All mechanical parts are machined from solid brass and rubber feet isolate the base from the work surface.
SA-60 Motorized Liquid Limit Machine (115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz), includes a counter, is most accurate with the use of a specially geared motor assuring proper operating speed of 1.9—2.1 drops per second. An on-off switch is provided.
SA-61 Hand-Operated Liquid Limit Machine does not have a counter and is a more economical option.
SA-62 Hand-Operated Liquid Limit Machine includes a counter which offers a more automated, cost-effective option.
SA-60 Models: 14 x 14 x 14in (356 x 356 x 356mm), WxDxH
SA-61: 8 x 8 x 6in (203.2 x 203.2 x 152.4mm), WxDxH
SA-62: 12 x 8 x 8in (304.8 x 203.2 x 203.2mm), WxDxH
SA-60: 18.0lb (8.16kg)
SA-60F: 18.0lb (8.16kg)
SA-61: 5.0lb (2.27kg)
SA-62: 5.0lb (2.27kg)
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