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AUTOMAX, Super-Automatic compression-flexural cement testers

High performance Automatic testers for advanced laboratories. Adopting the innovative CVI Tech concept for: EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY, INTUITIVE AND SMART SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ASTM C109 | ASTM C349 | ASTM C348 | EN 196-1
Main features
  • Fully automatic test cycle. The complete test cycle is automatically performed by simply pressing the start button (both via display and via software). Correct test execution according to selected Standards, is continuously and automatically controlled. See additional information.
  • PC control option. Double user interface based on display and PC. When connected to PC, the system is fully computerized and controlled by the DATA MANAGER Software
  • Accuracy Class 1 (EN) and Class A (ASTM) starting from 10% of full scale. Special calibration starting from 3kN for 300kN chamber and from 0.5kN for 15kN available on request. See upgrading options.
  • Adopt the latest ES Energy Saving technologies. For reduction of power consumption and silent operation
  • Double stage hydraulic pump with rapid approach and precise oil flow control. Allowing high throughput of accurate tests (up to 40 per hour)
  • Soft platen-to-specimen contact and smooth load rate control from the very beginning of the ramp
  • Double frame standard control and third frame control option. Active frame selection via display/PC
  • Optional internal graphic printer including Load-Time plot
  • Connect to laboratory network via LAN port
  • Allow remote verification of settings and performances. For easy debugging of unexpected malfunctions
  • Universal compression testers, in practice, suitable to house various accessories for testing cement, mortar, resins and other materials for load values from 0.75 to 300 kN.
  • Recording facility of up to 10 test profiles for each channel allowing quick and easy test start

General description
General description
Frames
These machines, featuring a very rigid four columns frame, have been designed for the testing of the cement prism either in compression or in flexure.
Four versions are available:
65-L27D1x
models, double testing chamber, 15/300 kN cap., inbuilt flexural jig for 40x40x160 cement prisms and compression apparatus for portions of 40x40x160 mm prisms broken in flexure.
Conforming to EN 196-1, 1015-11.

65-L28D1x
models, double testing chamber, 15/300 kN  cap., fitted with round platens for testing in compression and flexion cement, mortar, resins and other materials.
Conforming to EN 196-1, 1015-11, ASTM C109, C348, C349 using the suitable accessories.        

65-L18D1x
models, 300 kN cap., fitted with round platens for testing cement, mortar, resins and other materials and other materials.
Conforming to  EN 196-1, 1015-11, ASTM C109, C349 using the suitable accessories.

65-L38D1x
models, 300 kN cap., fitted with round platens for testing cement, mortar, resins and other materials featuring increased vertical and horizontal daylights.
Conforming to  EN 196-1, 1015-11, ASTM C109, C349 using the suitable accessories.

All models are fitted with high accuracy load cell/s or load measurement

Models fitted with compression platens 165 mm dia. (65-L28D1x, 65-L18D1x) have a vertical span of 200 mm hence can house all standard accessories for cement and mortar testing (see accessories) and furthermore can be used to test other specimens directly on the standard compression platens adjusting, if necessary, the vertical daylight, with the suitable distance pieces (see accessories).
Model 65-L38D1x features increased vertical and horizontal dayligths to allow different kind of test, for example it's possible to perform flexural test on concrete beams with suitable accessory, see Flexural test device for concrete beams
Compression platens can be supplied complete with Platen surface hardness certificate. See upgrading option

Automax, Super-Automatic power and control system
Dual stage pump, centrifugal for fast approach and multi-piston for loading, DC motor, ES Energy Saving technology to reduce the power consumption and ensure silent operation. For detailed information see Additional information.
Hardware
132,000 points effective resolution, three channels, touch screen graphic display 240x128 pixel, sampling rate 50/sec, large storing capacity on USB pen drive, test data downloadable to PC, Ethernet port, real time management software (optional, see accessories 82-SW/DM DATAMANAGER)
Firmware
Simultaneous display of load-specific load, actual load rate and load/time graph; LAN connection to PC; advanced memory management; multi coefficient calibration.
Recording facility of up to 10 test profiles for each channel including type of test (e.g. compression, flexural, indirect tensile), specimen size and shape, load rate, standard in use and other general informa­tion. Each one of the recorded test profile can be recalled automatically to save time

Safety features
Includes: Max. pressure valve to avoid machine overloading; piston travel limit switch; emergency stop button; front door and rear transparent fragment guard on request, see Upgrading Options.
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Technical specifications

Models 65- L27D12
L27D14
L18D12
L18D14
L38D12
L38D14
L28D12
L28D14
Max. Load kN 15/300 300 300 15/300
Load measurement by  Load cells Load cell Load cell Load cells
Ram travel mm 30/50 50 50 30/50
Vert. span mm 50 200 350 200
Horiz. span mm 220 220 260 220
Platen dim. mm 40x40 Dia. 165 Dia. 165 Dia. 165
Flexural jig 40x40x160 mm included - - -
Overall dim. mm
lxgxh
922x337
x964
862x344
x964
862x344
x1114
890x337
x964
Weight approx kg 260 215 228 266
Class 1 measuring
Range from kN:
1.5 to 15
30 to 300
30 to 300 30 to 300 1.5 to 15
30 to 300
Class 1 measuring range from kN:* 0.75 to 15
3 to 300
3 to 300 30 to 300 0.75 to 15
3 to 300
*With the special calibration procedure, code 50-C0050/CAL for the 300 kN load scale and with the special procedure 50-C0050/CAL5 for the 15 kN load scale. To be specified at time of order. 

Ordering info

300kN compression testers

65-L18D12  
300 kN cap., automatic compression tester for cement, mortar, resins and other materials using the suitable accessory. Load measurement by precision load cell. AUTOMAX control system.  Round compression platens 165 mm dia. 230 V, 50-60 Hz.1 ph.
65-L18D14 
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

65-L38D12  
300 kN cap., automatic compression tester for cement, mortar, resins and other materials using the suitable accessory. Load measurement by precision load cell. AUTOMAX control system.  Round compression platens 165 mm dia. Version with increased testing space: vertical 350 mm, horizontal 260 mm.230 V, 50-60 Hz.1 ph.
65-L38D14 
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

300kN/15kN compression testers

65-L27D12  
Double chamber automatic flexural-compression tester, 15/300 kN cap., inbuilt flexural jig for 40x40x160 mm prisms and compression apparatus for portions of 40x40x160 mm prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-1. Load measurement by precision load cells. AUTOMAX control system.230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
65-L27D14 
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

65-L28D12  
Double chamber automatic compression tester, 15/300 kN cap., for cement, mortar, resins and other materials using the suitable accessory. Load measurement by precision load cells. AUTOMAX  control system. Round compression platens 165 mm dia. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
65-L28D14  
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

Additional Information

The AUTOMAX Super-Automatic compression testers, represent the more sophisticated and advanced evolution of the usual compression testers. This new and advanced system satisfies, first of all, the requirements for the automatic accurate and constant load rate application conforming to standards. The test cycle with closed loop digital feedback is automatically performed by simply pressing the start button. The other important innovation concern the “ES technology” which features the accurate oil flow control with no oil dispersion, silent operation, cold oil temperature and, finally, low energy consumption saving over the 30% energy compared to traditional systems.
The automatic test procedure, once the specimen has been positioned and centered and the machine switched on is:
  • Set test parameters, including load rate, on the touch screen (can be avoided by default for repetitive tests)
  • Press the start button on the touch screen
  • The machine automatically starts the rapid platen approach, switches to the test speed once the specimen comes into contact with the upper platen and, finally, releases the pressure upon specimen failure
  • Save the test including data results and load/time graph. The test execution conforming to standards can be easily proved.

Upgrading

Third frame facility
50-C10D/3F

Upgrading the Automax System for a third frame connection and control (expect 4000kN and 5000kN models). Frame selection via display/PC.

Graphic printer (To be factory installed)
50-C10B/PR
Upgrading the DIGIMAX, PILOT and AUTOMAX to incorporate a serial graphic printer in the front panel allowing also load/time plot at the end of test.
Specifications:
- Very silent printing
- High speed: 50 mm/sec
- High resolution: 203 dpi=8 dots/mm
- Support test and graphic printing
- Easier maintenance with self-diagnostic
- Paper width: 57.5 mm

Safety fragment guard
65-L2701/P 
Transparent rigid fragment guard for 65-L27D1x compresion testers and frames
65-L1800/P  
Transparent rigid fragment guard for  65-L18D1x compression testers and frames
65-L2800/P  
Transparent rigid  fragment guard for 65-L28D1x compression testers and frames

Fragment guard locking switch.
50-L0050/P To prevent the test execution with the safety guard open. It has to be factory installed directly on the transparent fragment guard.

Platens surface hardness certificate
50-L0050/HRD
Traceable hardness certificate for platens 165 mm dia. Min. hardness 55,5 HRC.
Available only for ordering with the machine

50-C0050/HRD5
Traceable hardness certificate for platens 40x40 mm. Min. hardness 60 HRC.
Available only for ordering with the machine

Special calibration procedures
50-C0050/CAL
Special calibration procedure to obtain class 1 from 1% of the 600kN scale

50-C0050/CAL5
Special calibration procedure to obtainclass 1 from 5% of the 15kN scale

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