Humboldt’s HS-4210 Digital, Static Cone Penetrometer
(DSCP), with its large, digital readout, makes testing and
recording readings easy. The DSCP can be used to
evaluate soil consistency by determining the soil’s level of compaction and/or the bearing capacity. The DSCP is especially useful in evaluating shallow foundations and pavement subgrades where fine-grained and soft soils are being used.
The Unit comes with a 30 inch starter rod and a 60° cone with a 1.5cm2 area standard. An optional 3cm2 cone is available for softer materials; and, 30 inch extension rods are also available for deeper evaluations.
The DSCP can also be used to aid technicians in quickly selecting sites for testing, as well as correlating with other tests, based on local conditions, such as standard or modified Proctor, CBR or Bearing Capacity
The DSCP uses a dual-rod design, which eliminates the need to correct for soil friction on the rod as the cone is
pushed through the material. Penetration resistance is read directly from the cone tip and registered on the digital display. The Display can be set to read in the following units: lbs; psi; psf; tsf, or kg per cm2 and be set or changed before, during or after the test. The display shows a constant reading throughout the test, and a peak hold feature captures the maximum test reading.