06.03 Pocket Penetrometer

The "pocket penetrometer" is specifically used to determine the penetration resistance of top layers (measuring depth 5 mm) and of samples in the field or in the laboratory. Measuring range 0.5 MPa. When pushing the instrument into the ground, the pin encounters a force of the ground. The spring is compressed by this force. A slip ring is taken along during this operation, which shows on the scale the maximum force that has been encountered.
  • Flat cone allows for shallow measurements
  • Allows indicative measurements on samples


Angle of cone 0 °
Maximum force 500 @ 0.3165 cm² kPa
Measured parameters penetration resistance
Product material stainless steel, iron, PVC, other material
Cone surface range 0.3165 cm²
Maximum measuring depth 1 cm
Measuring range 0...500 kPa
Reading accuracy 3%
Package size 18 x 4 x 3 cm