With this sampling device, undisturbed samples with Ø = 30 mm can be excavated from 120 mm sample rings for higher resolution soil examinations in the lab.
Amongst others, this enables examinations of the mesopores and the root distribution. Up to three 30 mm samples can be obtained simultaneously from one layer of the sample ring.
The Plexiglass sample rings are placed in stainless steel cutting sleeves which pre-cut the soil before it is taken in the sample rings. The position of the cutting sleeves on their support is adjustable. Therefore the sampling point can be freely chosen on the surface of the 120 mm sample ring. The cutting sleeves are manually pressed in using a crank handle. In the cutting process, the sample is pressed out of the large sample ring from below by a die and pressed into the small sample rings. Thus the soil outside the small sample ring can expand and distortions caused by pressure on the small samples are prevented.
|Dimensions of overall assembly||30 x 30 x 60 cm|
|Weight of overall assembly||12 kg|
|Sample height/diameter (inner)||30 mm / 30 mm|
|Sample volume||21 cm³|