The AutoRice Automatic Control Unit is used to conduct maximum specific gravity tests. It is designed to accurately control and monitor vacuum pressure, vacuum time and shaker vibration frequency, as per ASTM Standards. The AutoRice will start the PumpSaver, vacuum pump, regulate the vacuum pressure, precisely control the vacuum time, and monitor the shaker frequency. Data from the Rice test can be downloaded via the USB port, where results can be reviewed to assure accuracy and adherence to test specifications. The AutoRice should be connected to a compatible vacuum pump, vacuum pycnometer and electromagnetic vibro-deaerator for best results.