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Electro-mechanically operated Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester AMPTQube

  • DynaQube:
Main features
  • Brand new technology including the revolutionary EmS actuator
  • Silent and cool
  • Interchangeable transducers and load cells with "plug and play" signal conditioners allowing quick and easy transition of test set-up.
  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic testing system
  • Clarity in results with the Integrated Multi Axis Control System (IMACS)
  • Fully integrated and very compact in design, perfect solution for both static and mobile testing facilities
  • Optional air compressor that comes integrated into the machine
  • All-in-One computer control with the latest All-in-One touchscreen PC technology
  • Granting high quality to NCHRP 9-29 (all temperatures including 4 ° C are restored in less than 5 'after sample setup)
  • Including water cooling unit for temperature conditioning 
EmS technology's main benefits:
  • Improved dynamic performance over servo-pneumatics
  • Stand-alone with no need of compressed air supply
  • Lower maintenance
  • Robust and durable giving a more resilient solution
  • Compact design requiring, in general, a smaller footprint
  • Easy to use
General description
General description
AMPTQube, based on the revolutionary EmS Electro-mechanical Servoactuated technology is suitable for QC / QA tests. AMPTQube grants a level of testing accuracy, quality, performance and range normally only achievable from complex and expensive machines.

AMPTQube has been designed to be a fast and reliable method of testing the NCHRP Projects 9-19 and 9-29, AASHTO T378 / TP79 Dynamic Moduls, Flow and Flow Time with ease.
In addition AMPTQube can also perform Uniaxial Fatigue / SVECD, Overlay Test, Semi-Circular Bend, Indirect Tensile Dynamic Modulus, iRLPD, Small Diameter Dynamic Modulus, tests with the addition of optional hardware accessories.

The Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester - AMPT Qube can be used as part of your Superpave performance based testing program.


Standard outfit
AMPTQube includes, as standard, the following testing (compression platens) which, however, has been completed with the transducer kit accessory.

Dynamic Modulus E  to AASHTO T378 / TP79 and NCHRP 9-29
A performance related property, for asphalt mixture evaluation and charachterising the stiffness of HMA. It is an important input parameter for AASHTO "Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide".
  • Creates master curves for structural design
  • Assess modified binders and local materials
  • Forensisc analysis of pavement failure
Flow number  to AASHTO TPXX and NCHRC 9-29
HMA to permanent deformation.
  • Repeated load creep tests
  • Evaluate rutting
  • Accurate simulation of actual loading
Flow time  to NCHRP 9-29
Flow time is a quick and simple measurement of the resistance of HMA to permanent deformation.
  • Static creep tests
  • Measure permanent deformation for rutting evaluation
More +

Technical specifications

  • Load capacity: Static 10 kN <0.1 Hz, Dynamic 15 kN ≥ 0.1 Hz 
  • Actuator stroke: 30 mm (+/- 15 mm stroke)
  • Actuator type: E-Mech electromechanical Servoactuation (EmS)
  • Temperature range: 2 ° to 60 ° C in an ambient condition of 15-27 ° C
  • Cell dimension (dia xh): 305 x 584 mm 
  • Confining pressure: 0 to 225 kPa
  • Noise level: less than 70 db at 2m
  • Computer control: integrated All-in-One PC touchscreen (optional)
  • Air compressor and dryer: low noise, integrated, automatic operation-on-demand (optional)
  • Specimen size: 38/50/75/100 mm dia. x 110/130/135/150 mm h
  • Dimensions (hxwxd): 1526 x 832 x 739 mm
  • Weight 250 kg
Transducers
  • Load cell: +/- 20 kN low profile pancake type
  • Built-in LVDT Actuator: 30 mm stroke (+/- 15 mm)
  • Pressure: 0 to 300 kPa
  • On-specimen displacement: 3 clips on +/- 0.5 mm LVDTs Compatible with up to 4 (various optional loose-core, strain gauge transducers available)
  • Temperature probe range: -25 to 80 ° C
  • Plug-and-Play: up to 4 interchangeable on-specimen displacement transducers, plus easily interchangeable load cells
Services
  • Power without air compressor: 220-240 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph, 9 A or 208 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph, 11 A
  • Power with air compressor: 220-240 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph, 13 A or 208 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph, 16 A
  • Clean dry air at 450-800 kPa; 2 L / sec (optional integrated air compressor available)

Ordering info

79-PV71Q02
AMPTQube, complete with 10 kN static / 15 kN dynamic E-Mech actuator, automatic border cell with integrated temperature control, from 2°C up to 60°C range, 20 kN load cell, 30 mm actuator LVDT, 300 kPa pressure transducer, -5 + 80°C temperature probe, water chiller and IMACS.
208-230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

79-PV71Q04
AMPTQube, complete with 10 kN static / 15 kN dynamic E-Mech actuator, automatic border cell with integrated temperature control, from 2°C up to 60°C range, 20 kN load cell, 30 mm actuator LVDT, 300 kPa pressure transducer, -5 + 80°C temperature probe, water chiller and IMACS. 
110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

Accessories

Transducer and mounting kit for the above Testing Modules
79-PV71010
AMPT Pro On-Specimen LVDT Assembly - IPC guided Spring Core Black. Includes ILC Pod and LVDT Target Clamps x2
 
79-PV71011
AMPT Pro On-Specimen LVDT Assembly - IPC guided Spring Core Blue. Includes ILC Pod and LVDT Target Clamps x2
 
79-PV71012
AMPT Pro On-Specimen LVDT Assembly - IPC guided Spring Core Green. Includes ILC Pod and LVDT Target Clamps x2
 
79-PV70524
AMPT Pro Gauge Pornt Fixing Jig Assembly -NO gauge point Heads. Includes membranes stretcher
 
79-PV71031
AMPT Pro Gauge Point Fixing Jig - Setting Arm Hex Kit - set of 3
 
79-PV70507
AMPT consumable kit
 
Notes:
The above items are needed to complete the Test Modules supplied with the machine (Standard outfit). Loose -Core and Epsilon transducers are available as alternatives on request.


Machine accessories  (Optional)
79-PV71000
AMPT Pro -All-in-One Touch Screen PC Assembly
 
79-PV70502
Proving Ring Assembly TP79 / T342 / TP62 / TP107 SVECD / AMPT. Includes 6 AMPT Proving Ring HEX gauge points and 6 Socket Head Cap Screw M2.5 x 16 SS gauge Screws
 
79-PV71001
AMPT Pro - Air Compressor assembly, Max air flow 137 l / min, 8 Bar cap ,. 5 liters tank, with air dryer with molecular sever. With port fpr gauge point fixing jig. 220 V, 50 HZ, 1 ph.
 
79-PV71002
AMPT Pro - Air Compressor assembly, Max air flow 137 l / min, 8 Bar cap ,. 5 liters tank, with air dryer with molecular sever. 220 V, 60 HZ, 1 ph.
 
 79-PV70507
AMPT consumable kit
 
AMPT Pro Dynamic Modulus E * small diameter specimen kit (38 & 50 mm dia.)
 
79-PV71210
AMPT 38 mm Specimen Platen Kit (top 6 bottom platens set)
 
79-PV71211
AMPT 50 mm Specimen Platen Kit ( top 6 bottom platens set)
 
79-PV71212
AMPT LVDT Gauge Point Fixing Jig 38 mm Specimen Upgrade Kit
 
79-PV71213
AMPT LVDT Gauge Point Fixing Jig 50 mm Specimen Upgrade Kit
 
 
AMPT Pro Uniaxial Fatigue small diameter specimen kit (50 mm dia.)
79-PV70617
Uniaxial Fatigue Glue Jig - 50 mm Specimen Retro-fit Kit
 
79-PV70618
AMPT 50 mm Specimen Platen
 
79- PV71213
AMPT LVDT Gauge Point Fixing Jig 50 mm Specimen Upgrade Kit
 
79-PV70619
AMPT SVECD - Top & Bottom Spacer Kit - for testing 50 mm diameter x 110 mm specimens

Additional Information

IMACS Digital Controller and Data Acquisition System

IPC Global is the leading IMACS digital controller and data acquisition system. It provides excellent waveform fidelity from integrated channel acquisition and control functions.
The IMACS utilizes flash-based firmware which allows updates of all modules onsite. Analogue inputs self-calibrated on power-ups giving confidence in readings and low data.
With up to 8 expandable control axes and 32 data acquisition channels, you can have total confidence in your testing results. 20 bits of auto-ranging data acquisition and real-time digital computer control with 32 bit processing.
Three versions are available: for Servo-Hydraulic, Servo-Pneumatic and Servo-Electromechanical systems.


UTS Software

IPC Global's powerful and professional UTS Software draws upon over 30 years of advanced materials testing experience. IPC Global's test and control software is known for its simplicity in use, clarity of results and analytical power.
It was developed from the expert knowledge of the applications to the automated test. It is written in powerful, professional Delphi and features real-time graphs for monitoring the specimen under test; portable binary data files or sharing, reviewing and analysis; and "live" transducer levels display.
The purpose-built UTS applications have dialog boxes for automated test and easy-to-read graphic screenshots for test set up and reviewing. The test is totally programmable from the user.

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