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San Andreas Sieve Shaker

Soil Sieve Shaker. Comes with complete Sieve Set (4 in.) and Shaker.

The 0317 San Andreas Sieve Shaker is designed as a versatile and portable sieving system. It can be used for sieving soil samples, gravel, sand and other types of granules and powders. It operates on 12V DC power and has adapters for car and standard wall outlets.

Shaker Power Supply

Input: 100-240V, AC, 50-60Hz, 0.6A
Output: 12V, DC, 1.5A

Shaker Specifications

Weight: 3 kg (6.6 lb)
Length: 30 cm (11 inches)
Height: 6.36 cm (2.5 inches)
Width: 18 cm (7 inches)

Sieve Set Specifications

Material: Stainless Steel; Brass also available
Diameter: 10 cm (4 inches)
Standard Screen Size Numbers: 10, 20, 40, 60, 120, 200

Soil Sieve Analysis is a procedure to quantify the sizes and types of particles present in a particular soil sample as well as their relative frequency of occurrence. The analysis can be performed on inorganic materials, such as gravels or aggregate mixtures as well.

Soil is composed of various sized particles and composition. A soil sample is first oven dried and all clumps of soil are broken up into smaller pieces before they are placed in the top sieve. A soil sample is placed in the top sieve, and the entire set of testing sieves (largest on the top, smallest on the bottom) is vibrated or shaken. Each sieve has successfully smaller sized openings. The sieve permits particles smaller than the opening to fall through and retains the larger particles on the sieve.

The soil is then classified according to the particle size. Particles that pass through a given sieve are said to be passing that sieve size. Particles that fail to pass through a given sieve are said to be retained on that sieve. Then the material retained on each screen is weighed.

The results of sieve analysis are generally expressed in terms of the percentage of the total weight of soil that passed through different sieves.

The results of a sieve analysis can tell geologists and engineers much about the composition of a sample and how a particular soil or other mixture will behave in civil engineering and construction settings.