The ShearTrac II system performs the consolidation and shearing phases of a standard direct or residual shear test under fully automated control with convenient monitoring and instant test results. It consists of a computer-controlled unit using independent, electro-mechanical microstepper systems to apply the vertical and horizontal loads to soil specimens. No dead weights, hydraulics, or air pressure are required to operate the system, which means greater precision and significantly lower maintenance.
The rigid vertical frame is also ideal to perform consolidation (incremental or CRC/CRS) or unconfined compressive strength tests. Combined with the ability to easily upgrade the system to perform direct simple shear testing makes the ShearTrac II the most versatile shear frame available.