first transfer means which cause said compacted body to be transferred from said preconsolidating box to said guide box; d.
second transfer means which cause said compacted body to move in a stepwise manner within said guide box; and e.
Apparatus according to claim 1, in which said preconsolidating box has a first movable wall and a second movable wall and there are provided corresponding first hydraulic ram means and second hydraulic ram means associated with said movable walls.6.
third hydraulic ram means associated with said movable end wall.
The consolidation test is a fundamental stress-strain and strength test for soils.
Scrap shearing apparatus in which scrap is first compacted in a preconsolidating box, the compacted body of scrap then being automatically transferred to a guide box from which it is moved incrementally under the shears. I Apparatus for shearing scrap is known in which the scrap is first compacted in a preconsolidating box by reducing the volume of the box to the dimensions of the compacted body to be produced by means of the drive from hydraulic rams acting on one sidewall and the cover of the box.
Whilst shearing takes place a further quantity of scrap can be compacted in the preconsolidating box. Upon completion of the compacting or preconsolidating operation, the compacted body was advanced stepwise also by means of a hydraulic ram, under the shears positioned at the end-face of the box and cut up into strips of various width depending upon the rate of feed.