Point Load Tester

Point Load Tester

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GEO-DS-0038 Point Load Tester
PLT_6510_Manual version 1.3

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South Africa Tel: +27 (0)10 900 2055


The Model 6510 Point Load Tester is a portable machine suitable for use in the field or laboratory to determine the point load strength index of rocks specimens. Based on a two-column loading frame, the Point Load Tester uses a hand operated hydraulic jack for load Application, and a stain-gauged load cell with digital readout for load monitoring.

Features include peak load function, protective Perspex safety screen, platen separation indicator and smooth retracting system. Readout range 0 – 50kN, core size up to 75mm diameter. Incorporates a microprocessor for superior load measurement with increased accuracy.


  • Compact, aluminium construction, including robust carry case for transportation
  • Direct load measurement in kN or pounds force
  • Adjustable platen separation scale
  • Hardened stainless steel ball set into the platen points to provide a true 5mm, point radius
  • Safety screen for the operator
  • Hold down holes in base plate allow fixing to bench or anchor plates
  • Open design, facilitating cleaning of instrument
  • Microprocessor control for superior load measurements
  • 15 hours battery life, auto power off
  • Automatic zero setting


  • Range: 0-50 kN
  • Accuracy: < 0.2% full scale
  • Jack stroke: 76 mm
  • Jack capacity: 67 kN
  • Temperature range: 0-50°C
  • Battery: 8 x 1.25V rechargeable
  • Battery Life: 15 hours continuous
  • Dimension (Instrument): 180 x 205 x 475mm
  • Dimension (Carry Case): 250 x 300 x 525mm
  • Weight (Instrument): 14kg
  • Weight (Carry case): 6.5kg

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