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Automatic Compression Testers for Cubes and Cylinders PILOT

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EN 12390-4
Main features
  • Four column high stiffness welded frame tested for stability
  • Heavy duty spherical seat in lubricating oil bath
  • Automatic control of test execution conforming to Standards
  • Dual user interface display and PC
  • Accuracy Class 1 (EN) and Class A (ASTM) starting from 10% of full scale (from 1% on request)
  • Compatible with the new intuitive easy to use DATA MANAGER Software
  • Reduced power consumption and silent operation by ES Energy Saving Technologies
  • Double stage hydraulic pump with rapid approach: high throughput of tests (up to 40/hour)
  • Soft platen-to-specimen contact and smooth load rate from the ramp start
  • Optional control of a second and third frame
  • Optional internal graphic printer including Load-Time plot
  • Remote verification of settings and performances for malfunctions debugging
  • Storage of up to 10 test profiles for each channel for quick start 
General description
General description
Frame
Four column high stiffness welded frame tested for stability to EN 12390-4.
Heavy duty spherical seat in lubricating oil bath, allowing initial free alignment at the initial contact with the specimen and automatic jamming up to the end of test.

Compression macfhine platens
See table. Traceable certificate of surface hardness available on request.

Pilot, Automatic power and control system
Dual stage pump, centrifugal for fast approach and multi-piston for loading, DC motor, ES Energy Saving technology, manual valves for loading/unloading and frame selection.
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.
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Technical specifications

Model 50- C46C02
C46C04
C56C02
C56C04
C68C02
C68C04
C78C02
C78C04
Capacity kN 2000 3000 4000 5000
Max vertical daylight ,
 mm*
350 350 525 525
Horizontal daylight
mm
350 370 425 425
Max. piston travel*, mm 50 50 50 50
Platen dimensions 300 mm dia. 300 mm dia. 305x305 mm 305x305 mm
Platen surface hardness 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV)
Platens flatness toll. 0.03 mm 0.03 mm 0.03 mm 0.03 mm
Overall dimensions, mm 895x450x1115 985x505x1190 1090x570x1555 1200x570x1555
Weight approx., kg 680 1045 2000 2140

*Use distance pieces conforming to the specimen size to avoid piston overtravel

Ordering info

50-C46C02
PILOT Automatic Compact-Line EN compression tester, 2000 kN cap. for cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
50-C46C04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C56C02
PILOT Automatic Compact-Line EN compression tester, 3000 kN cap. for cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
50-C56C04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C68C02
PILOT Automatic Compact-Line EN compression tester, 4000 kN cap. for cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 250x500 mm.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
50-C68C04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C78C02
PILOT Automatic Smart-Line control console connected to 5000 kN cap. compression frame for cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 250 x 500 mm.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
50-C78C04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph 

Accessories

Machine accessories

Distance pieces to adjust the vertical daylight

50-C9080
Distance piece dia. 200x30 mm

50-C9082
Distance piece dia. 200x50 mm

50-C9083
Distance piece dia. 200x68 mm

50-C9086
Distance piece dia. 200x100 mm

Note: The above distance pieces are also available with threaded centering pin which are recommended for testing high strength/ explosive failures specimens. They are identified adding the suffix /P after the code number.
 

Software
82-SW/DM
Datamanager PC Software suitable for remote control of the machine, data acquisition, processing and filing.
Allows printout of customized test certificates.
 

Fragment guard lock switch
50-C50/P
Fragment guard lock switch .
To prevent test execution with the front door open.
 

Frame pedestals
50-C49/B

Frame pedestal for 2000 kN cap. testers

50-C59/B
Frame pedestal for 3000 kN cap. testers


Test accessories

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-C9002
Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/B conf. to EN Standards. Pack of 50.

50-C9002/A
Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/B conf. to ASTM Standards. Pack of 50.

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

50-C9002
Hardboard packing strips 4 x 15 x 345 mm, to EN 1338 and 12390-6.
Pack of 50.

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

50-C9010/B
Flexural test device for concrete beams 100x100x400/500 and 150x150x600/750 mm, to EN 12390-5, ASTM C78, ASTM C293 and AASHTO T97

Additional Information

Verification of force transfer
The conformity of the compression tester to the EN 12390-4 requirements in terms of stability (force transfer) is performed by the verification of the self-alignment of machine components and the restraint on movement of the upper platen.
The compliance of all our EN testers to these stringent requirements is precisely verified using specific apparatus (82-E0105/1 and 82-P0804/E). An incorrect load application may cause premature sample failure and, consequently the resultant strength could be significantly lower than the true resistance.

Upgrading

(To be specified at time of order: these items has to be factory installed)

50-C10B/PR
Upgrade of a PILOT or AUTOMAX system to incorporate a serial graphic printer in the front panel, allowing results (including a load/time plot) to be printed at the end of test


Second and third frame connection
The PILOT System can be upgraded with a hydraulic valve for controlling (not simultaneously) a second and third frame.
Note: when connecting a low capacity frame (i.e. flexural or cement) pressure regulator 65-L1400/X5 may be necessary.Please ask our technical department.

50-C10C/2F
Two-way valve for PILOT System to control a second frame. This item must be factory installed.

50-C10C/3F
Three-way valve for PILOT System to control a second and third frame. This item must be factory installed.


Special calibration procedure

50-C0050/CAL
Special calibration of compression testers assuring Class 1 (EN) and Class A (ASTM), from 1% to full load range.

Traceable certificate of surface hardness
50-C0050/HRD4
Supply of the compression machine/frame complete with traceable certificate of hardness of 300 mm dia. platens surfaces

50-C0050/HRD6
Same as above but for 305x305 mm square platens

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

50-C9002
Hardboard packing strips 4 x 15 x 345 mm, to EN 1338 and 12390-6.
Pack of 50.


Explosion proof test kit
Upgrading kit comprehending: safety cables securing the upper platen to the frame, metallic perforated fragment guard and bottom platen anti-fall safety system.

50-C59/EK
Explosion proof test kit for 50-C56XXX series

50-C69/EK
Explosion proof test kit for 50-C68XXX and 50-C78XXX series 

Documents

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