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James Instrument microwave meter now available from Hylec Controls

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The James Instrument microwave meter, available from Hylec Controls is used for rapid determination of moisture content in wet cement and concrete. By utilising the latest microwave and microprocessor science, the Cementometer can determine the moisture content of freshly mixed cement, concrete, and mortar. This is achieved by inserting the prongs of the probe into the material to be measured and instantaneously the water cement ratio is shown on the easy to read display.

Features of the microwave meter include:

  • The micrometeruses a two prong sensor to measure the complex dielectric constant of the material in contact with the prongs
  • As the dielectric constant of water is four to eight times greater than most aggregates and cements, the micrometer changes in water content directly effect the sensor output
  • An average of five to ten readings is normally taken in order to ensure a valid reading. This output is then converted by the integrated microprocessor and moisture content is displayed directly
  • Two units of the micrometer are available to encompass the full range of water cement ratio’s found in wet concrete- The Cementometer Type R micrometer  handles normal water cement ratio’s with its two prong probe. The range of this instrument is approximately 0.35 to 0.65 water/cement
  • Cementometer Type L micrometer handles low water/cement ratio’s with its five prong probe. The range of this instrument is approximately 0.25 to 0.5 water cements
  • The micrometer units come calibrated for standard type I, II, and III cements
  • It can also be programmed with up to ten different mix design by the user
  • The Cementometer Type R micrometer has simple to use calibration process that rapidly creates the user programs without the need for external computing devices
  •  The Cementometer can store over 150 readings. Storage is complete with the time and date for future reference. Data can be recalled via RS-232 interface to a personal computer running

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