Test Standard Category

B059M Fully Automatic Penetrometer

( Bitumen )

  • EN 1426
  • ASTM D5
  • NF T66-004
  • AASHTO T49
  • BS 1377:2
  • JIS K 2207
  • IP 49
  • DIN 52210
  • ASTM D217

SMARTIP is a smart automatic apparatus for the determination of the needle penetration value.

The instrument automatically reaches the contact point before starting the test and the penetration result is measured thanks to a high performance contactless displacement transducer.


  • Fully automatic test.
  • Automatic identification of the needle contact point and needle positioning, avoiding any possible operator lack of concentration and ensuring a reliable repeatability of the results.
  • Electro-magnetic needle probe release to perform the test.
  • Automatic zero at the contact before starting penetration.
  • Penetration measurement thanks to a high-tech contactless displacement transducer with 0.01 mm resolution, in a range of 0 - 50 mm.
  • 7" touch screen display equipped with a user-friendly software and clear interface.
  • Real time display of penetration/time curve, average result and test temperature.

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