Automatic setting time tester for cement, mortar and gypsum


CONTROLS have long tradition in manufacturing automatic setting time testers for cement and mortar. A new generation, the third one, is now available. The new machine has been completely redesigned based on the innovative CVI-TECH philosophy. As with the older generations the test procedure is unchanged, a needle (or a probe) drops freely into a cement sample at regular intervals and in fixed positions. Penetration depth is measured by a sensor with 0,1 mm resolution. Along with hardening process development the penetration depth decreases, when it matches some thresholds pre-defined by Standards initial and final setting times are measured and recorded.


– New functional and ergonomic design based on the innovative CVi-TECH philosophy invented by CONTROLS througt the recent years

– Advanced electronics technologies providing superior performances and total flexibility combined with simplicity in use

– Easy-to-use double interface: local mode, with large size 4,3″ touch screen color display, and remote mode, with PC

– Supplied complete with PC software for data processing VICASOFT-BASIC

– With PC software VICASOFT-PREMIUM (optional) up to 32 indipendent units can be connected to a single PC via LAN port and hub. All units are remotely controlled. Adopting the multi-test network concept laboratory productivity is maximized

– Integrated graphic printer is available as optional accessory showing both results in numerical format and setting time plot

– Easy setting and storage of user-defined test profiles allowing quick test start

– Large accessibility to the test space

– Practical in-water testing accessory (optional)

– Automatic determination of initial and final setting time