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Soil Assessment Cone Penetrometer

The LabQuip Soil Assessment Cone Penetrometer (SACP or MEXE Probe) is a lightweight instrument for rapidly measuring in-depth resistance to penetration, indicating with a dial, in terms of California Bearing Ratio (CBR).

Developed in conjunction with the UK Ministry of Defence, the Mexe probe is a robust and reliable instrument used throughout the world by both commercial and military establishments.

  • Measurement range for CBR is from 0-15% CBR.
  • Soil trafficability measurements can be made using the Cone Index (CI) range.
  • The linear CI range is from 0-300 and has 60 divisions, each of 11.12N (1.13kgf). Full deflection is 667N (67.9kgf).
  • Steady penetration of the cone into the soil is required and readings are taken from the dial at 75mm (3”) intervals during penetration to a maximum depth of 600mm (24”).
  • In fine-grained soils, for which the SACP is primarily intended, measurements correlate closely with CBR values, measured in-situ with conventional equipment.
  • The Mexe probe is supplied complete with carrying case, which contains one CBR cone, one CI cone, one top rod, three extension rods (150mm each), tools and operating instructions.
Weight (including case) is 2.5kgs

For all sales, spares, servicing and calibration contact:

 Mike Davidson on 01768 895080 or e-mail sales@lab-quip.co.uk