Point Load Index Tester
Used for testing rock, aggregate and core samples as out crop specimen in their original shape. Very useful for rock classifications. This is a portable instrument and is useful in the field also. Uniaxial Compressive Strength for rock specimen can also be predicted approximately.
The instrument comprises of a three pillar type load frame on the base of which at the center is fixed a 10 Tonne capacity hydraulic jack with a conical platen at the top of jack. The other conical platen is fixed to the top plate of the frame at its centre. The distance between two conical platen is fixed to the top plate of the frame at its center. The distance between two conical platens is adjustable by vertical movement of the upper plate of the load frame. Loading Jack with integral hand operated pump and two Pressure Gauges having graduations of 0-2500 kg x 25 kg and 0-10000Kg x 50Kg.