06.06 Hand Penetrometer For Top Layers

The hand penetrometer for top layers is a device that is used to determine the penetration resistance of top layers. Because of the limited overall length of the device, the hand penetrometer can also be used for horizontal measurement, for instance in the walls of profile pits.

  • Small cones allow for shallow measurements
  • Good measurements at 15x cone diameter
  • Drag pointer for easy read-out
  • Durable construction
  • Factory calibrated exchangeable springs


Angle of cone 30 °
Connection screwthread
Maximum measuring depth 0.6 m
Measuring accuracy < +/- 8%
Product material stainless steel, iron, other material
Cone surface range 0.25 , 0.5 cm²
Maximum force 1500 @ 0.25 cm² kPa
Measured parameters penetration resistance
Measuring range 0...6000 kPa
Reading accuracy 1%