Art’s Manufacturing and Supply, Inc. (AMS Inc.)

13 products found


  • Hand Tooling - Geotechnical Sampling and Testing

    Conduct geotechnical investigations of soil and rock around a site – including surface and subsurface exploration. AMS offers portable, in situ, methods for evaluating the strength and density of soil; evaluating the consistency, compaction, and bearing of soils; and taking direct readings of shear strength.

  • AMS - Pocket Penetrometer

    AMS - Pocket Penetrometer

    The AMS pocket penetrometer provides accurate measurements of the compressive soil strength. This 6-1/4in unit is spring-operated, and it is measures strength in tons/sq. ft. or kg/sq. cm by pushing a 1/4in diameter loading piston into soil to a depth of 0.25in. The end area is 0.05in2. Compressive load is indicated by reading a scale on the piston barrel. A friction ring indicates maximum reading. Made of anodized aluminum. An Allen wrench and...

  • AMS - Pocket Vane Shear Test Kit

    AMS - Pocket Vane Shear Test Kit

    Easy to use with easy-to-read results: Regular vane (0 to 1 kg/cm²) : For saturated cohesive soils with undrained strength , independent of normal pressure. Large vane (0.2 kg/cm²): use with remolded samples. Small vane (2.5 kg/cm²): for stiffer clays.

  • AMS - Geo Tester Penetrometer

    AMS - Geo Tester Penetrometer

    Geotester dial penetrometer set is used for on-site measurement of soil compaction by testing the foundation plane or boring samples. It gives readings of estimated unconfined compressive strength in TSF or kg/cm2 when used with the standard 1/4' dia plunger. The geotester is furnished with stainless steel plungers, carrying case, data tables, register plates and instructions.

  • AMS - Borehole Preparation Kit

    AMS - Borehole Preparation Kit

    Improve effectiveness of geotechnical testing and sampling with a pre-bored hole. Includes: 5/8' threaded, 2 1/4' regular auger and 2 1/4' 5/8' planer auger, one 4' 5/8' extension, one 3' 5/8' extension, rubber-coated cross handle, black poly-canvas bag.

  • AMS - Dual Mass DCP

    AMS - Dual Mass DCP

    Developed by the Army Corps of Engineers, Dynamic Cone Penetrometers (DCPs) provide a low-cost, efficient test method for quickly determining in-situ CBR values of pavement base, subbase and subgrades. They can readily be used for depths up to 30' and up to 6' with optional drive rods and extensions. This model complies with ASTM D6951 specifications and comes with a chart to compute CBR values, as well as an Excel spreadsheet template, which...

  • AMS - Static Cone Penetrometer

    AMS - Static Cone Penetrometer

    Evaluate the consistency, compaction and bearing of fine grained, soft soils. The static cone penetrometer is used to evaluate the consistency of soils, their level of compaction and the bearing capacity of shallow foundations and pavement subgrades. Specifically developed for use in fine grained soils, particularly soft soils, to depths of 30'. They use a 60 degree vertex angled cone with an area of 1.5 cm squared. An optional cone with a 3 cm...

  • AMS - Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

    AMS - Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

    The most widely accepted, portable method for evaluating strength and density of soil, in situ. The dynamic cone penetrometer uses a 15 lb. (6.8 kg) drive mass falling 20 in. (50.8 cm) that strikes the anvil to cause penetration of 1.5 in (3.8 cm) diameter cone (45 degree vertex angle) that has been seated in the bottom of a pre-augered hole. The blows required to drive the embedded cone a depth of 1 3/4' have been correlated by others to N values...

  • AMS - Field Vane Shear Tester

    AMS - Field Vane Shear Tester

    Take direct readings of shear strength to depths up to 10 ft (3 meters) in soft to stiff clays. Three (3) vane sizes allow for the direct determination of un-drained shear strength of soft to stiff clays. The peak vane value is determined by a calibrated scale ring built into the head assembly. The cross handle is used both to push the vane to the desired test depth and apply the shearing torque. To correct for the skin friction of the extension rods,...

  • AMS Eijkelkamp - Penetrologger Kit

    AMS Eijkelkamp - Penetrologger Kit

    The penetrologger has been especially developed to measure the resistance to penetration of the soil and to save the measuring results to digitally process them on a computer. The penetrologger is ergonomically designed, and lightweight. It can be used to measure to a depth of 80 cm. The penetrologger can provide the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS), the Vehicle Cone Index (VCI), and Cone Index (CI) per measurement.

  • AMS - Infiltration Rings

    AMS - Infiltration Rings

    AMS infiltration rings are a simple and relatively inexpensive method for monitoring infiltration rates. They can also be used to study liquid waste disposal, leaching and drainage efficiencies. The rings are centered by the cross handle – which is welded in place at the top of the unit. The rings are inserted into the turf by pushing and twisting on this cross handle. An optional dead blow hammer may also be used to pound the rings into the...

  • AMS - Model Type N - Concrete Test Hammer

    AMS - Model Type N - Concrete Test Hammer

    Reliability and careful selection of components, the distinctive ergonomic and functional design, as well as the continuous scientific research in collaboration with the most important Universities in Italy, has brought to the development of this series of instruments of the latest generation. The N type sclerometer – Novatest design – has been modified to get a higher degree of reliability as far as correlation curves are concerned,...

  • AMS - Shaw Portable Core Drill

    AMS - Shaw Portable Core Drill

    The Shaw portable core drill is a nearly ideal tool for environmental and geotechnical field investigation because it can be used in otherwise difficult of access locations behind buildings, fences and walls, trees, escarpments and much else. The diamond core bits of the system are easily capable of advancing borings through a large array of subsurface materials including steel reinforced concrete, hard rock and some kinds of cemented gravels. Its...

  • AMS - Pask Permeameter Kit

    AMS - Pask Permeameter Kit

    Pask Permeameter Kit; The field saturated hydraulic conductivity (Kfs) or permeability of natural soil and built up beds of fill can be quickly and easily measured in place using the ETC Pask Constant Head Permeameter Kit manufactured by Dynamic Monitors, a business unit of Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. (ETC).