Controls Group http://www.controls-group.com/images/logo_controls.gif Compression-flexure cement testing frames, multipurpose models Compression-flexure cement testing frames, multipurpose models
close
Cement

Compression-flexure cement testing frames, multipurpose models

ASTM C109 | ASTM C349 | ASTM C348 | EN 196-1
Main features
  • High rigidity: solid one piece steel frame
  • Universal compression testers, in practice, suitable to house various accessories for testing cement, mortar, resins and other materials 
  • Special calibration starting from few kilonewtons available on request (see upgrading options) when connected to suitable control unit
  • large testing space
  • Best quality/price ratio 
General description
General description
These Multipurpose compression / flexural testers have been designed for various applications in which a limited maximum load is request­ed, together with a large testing space such as, for instance, com­pressive strength on lightweight concrete and soil-cement speci­mens using, if necessary, the suitable accessories. It is also ideal for testing high strength cement and refractory specimens. The large testing space is ideal for performing, with the suitable accessory, splitting tests and flexural tests on concrete specimens.

Two versions are available:
 
single compression station, 500 kN or 600 kN cap.:
for compression tests on low strength specimens. 
 
double station model, 600/15 kN or 500/15 kN cap.:
extends the possible applications to flexural tests on cement and com­pression tests on low strength specimens.

Frames and compression platens
High rigidity: solid one piece steel frame. Spherical seat allows free alignment at the initial contact with the specimen. For compression platens see Technical Specifications. Pedestal not included. See accessories.

Machine/Frames precision Class. EN 12390-4, ASTM E74
All frames, when connected to a suitable control console, are supplied calibrated to Class 1 starting from 10% of load scale as specified in the Technical Specifications table. By special calibration procedures, it is possible to extend Class 1 load measurement accuracy (see Upgrading Option and Technical Specifications).

Safety features
All models includes: max. pressure valve to avoid machine overloading; piston travel limit switch; front door and rear transparent fragment guard on the compression station. Fragment guard for flexure station is available as optional (see Accessories).
 
Connection to control consoles
The 15 kN load piston of the double station models, when connected to PILOT and AUTOMAX automatic Control Systems, requires a pressure regulator which, however, is not necessary for connection to Automax E Modulus, MCC and Advantest 9 consoles. See Upgrading options.
More +

Technical specifications

  Single Chamber Single Chamber Single Chamber
Models 50- C92Z00 C92Z10 C93Z00
Capacity [kN] 600 500 600
Load measurement sensor Pressure transducer Load cell Pressure transducer
Class 1 range  60 kN ÷ 600 kN 50 kN ÷ 500 kN 60 kN ÷ 600 kN
With 50-C0050/CAL 6 kN ÷ 600 kN 5 kN ÷ 500 kN 6 kN ÷ 600 kN
With 50-C0050/CAL5 - - -
With 50-C0050/1CAL - 0.5 kN ÷ 500 kN -
Platens, dia. [ mm] 165 x 30 165 x 30 216 x 50
Hardness  [HRC] 55 55 55
Flatness [mm] 0.02 0.02 0.03
Ram travel mm 50 50 50
Max vertical daylight [mm]* 345 263 315
Horizontal daylight [mm] 265 240 265
Overall dimensions (lxdxh) [mm] 450x400x1100 450x400x1100 450x400x1100
Weight approx. [kg] 225 235 255
*To be adjusted using the suitable distance pieces. See accessories


  Double Chamber Double Chamber Double Chamber
Models 50- C92Z201 C92Z401 C93Z201
Capacity [kN] 600/15 500/15 600/15
Load measurement sensor P.transducer /
Load cell
Load cells P.transducer /
Load cell
Class 1 range  60 kN ÷ 600 kN
1.5 kN ÷ 15 kN
50 kN ÷ 500 kN
1.5 kN ÷ 15 kN
60 kN ÷ 600 kN
1.5 kN ÷ 15 kN
With 50-C0050/CAL 6 kN ÷ 600 kN 5 kN ÷ 500 kN 6 kN ÷ 600 kN
With 50-C0050/CAL5 0.75 kN ÷ 15 kN 0.75 kN ÷ 15 kN 0.75 kN ÷ 15 kN
Platens, dia.  [ mm] 165 x 30/165 x 30 165 x 30/165 x 30 216 x 50/165 x 30
Hardness  [HRC] 55/55 55/55 55/55
Flatness [mm] 0.02/0.02 0.02/0.02 0.03/0.02
Ram travel mm 50/30 50/30 50/30
Max vertical daylight [mm]* 345/205 240/205 315/205
Horizontal daylight [mm] 265 265 265
Overall dimensions (lxdxh) [mm] 700x400x1100 700x400x1100 700x400x1100
Weight approx. [kg] 290 300 320
*To be adjusted using the suitable distance pieces. See accessories
1When connected to AUTOMAX or PILOT Smart-Line control console, the pressure regulator model 65-L1400/X5 has to be used. See Upgrading options.

Ordering info

Single chamber models 
50-C92Z00 
Compression frame, 600 kN cap., load measurement by pressure transducer. Compression platens dia.165mm. Complete with connection kit to control console.

50-C92Z10 
Compression frame, 500 kN cap., load measurement by load cell. Compression platens dia.165mm. Complete with connection kit to control console.

50-C93Z00 
Compression frame, 600 kN cap., load measurement by pressure transducer. Compression platens dia.216mm. Complete with connection kit to control console.

Double chambers models 
50-C92Z20
Compression frame, 600/15 kN cap., load measurement by pressure transducer (600 kN chamber) and load cell (15 kN chamber). Compression platens dia.165mm. Complete with connection kit to control console.

50-C92Z40
Compression frame, 500/15 kN cap., load measurement by load cells. Compression platens dia.165mm. Complete with connection kit to control console.

50-C93Z20
Compression frame, 600/15 kN cap., load measurement by pressure transducer (600 kN chamber) and load cell (15 kN chamber). Compression platens dia.216mm on compression station and 165mm on flexure station. Complete with connection kit to control console.

Accessories

TEST ACCESSORIES
Compression devices for cement and mortars

50-C9030
Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-.
Total height 195mm.

50-C9030/H
Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-1. High stiffness model.
Total height 225mm.

50-C9032
Compression device to test 50 mm and 2” mortar cubes to ASTM C109
Total height 195mm.

50-C9032/H
Compression device to test 50mm (2") cubes to ASTM C109. High stiffness model.
Total height 225mm.


Flexural test devices for mortar beams
65-L0019/B    
Flexure testing device for mortar prisms 40x40x160 mm, conforming to EN 196-1

65-L0019/C     
Flexure testing device for mortar prisms 40x40x160 mm, conforming to ASTM C348


Flexural test device for concrete beams

NOTE: suitable for frames having 345mm min vertical daylight
50-C9010/B
Flexural test device for concrete beams 100x100x400/500 and 150x150x600/750 mm


Splitting tensile test devices

NOTE: suitable for frames having 345mm min vertical daylight
50-C9000/B
Splitting tensile test device for cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm (6.3"x12.6"). Conforming to EN 12390-6 and ASTM C496

50-C9070/B
Splitting tensile test device for concrete block pavers and concrete cubes. Conforming to EN 1338 and EN 12390-6




MACHINE ACCESSORIES
Distance pieces to adjust the vertical daylight

65-L1000/20  
Distance piece dia. 165x20 mm. Weight 3,2 kg

65-L1000/30  
Distance piece dia. 165x30 mm. Weight 4,7 kg

65-L1000/40  
Distance piece dia. 165x40 mm. Weight 6,4 kg

65-L1000/68  
Distance piece dia. 165x68 mm. Weight 10,5 kg

Frame pedestals
50-C99/B

Machine/Frame pedestal

Upgrading

Platens surface hardness certificate
50-C0050/HRD2 (for compression chamber with platens dia.165mm)

Supply of the machine complete with traceable certificate of hardness of testing platens surfaces (upper and bottom platen certification included).

50-C0050/HRD3 (for compression chamber with platens dia.216mm)
Supply of the machine complete with traceable certificate of hardness of testing platens surfaces (upper and bottom platen certification included).

50-L0050/HRD (for flexure chamber)
Supply of the machine complete with traceable certificate of hardness of testing platens surfaces (upper and bottom platen certification included).
 
Special calibration procedures
Note: available when connected to suitable control unit
50-C0050/CAL
Special calibration procedure to obtain class 1 from 1% of full scale of the compression station (600kN or 500kN)

50-C0050/CAL5
Special calibration procedure to obtain class 1 from 0.75kN on the flexure station (15kN)

50-C0050/1CAL
Special calibration procedure to obtain class 1 from 0.5kN on the compression station fitted with load cell (500kN) 

Hydraulic pressure regulator
65-L1400/X5 Hydraulic pressure regulator for the connection of 15kN piston to Pilot and Automax Automatic Control System

Fragment guard for flexure station
50-C99/P
Rigid safety guard for 15kN chamber

Door locking switch
50-C50/P1 To prevent the test execution with the door open. It has to be factory installed and connected to an Automatic control unit
50-C50/P3 To prevent the test execution with the door open. It has to be factory installed and connected to a Semi-Automatic control unit

Documents