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Super-Automatic compression testers for cubes, cylinders and blocks AUTOMAX

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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
  • Automatic performance of the complete test cycle with closed-loop digital feedback
  • Automatic loading and loading by electronic valves
  • Fully computerized system
  • 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
  • Double frame control as standard with optional control of additional third frame: active frame selection via console display or software
  • 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 platens
See table. Traceable certificate of surface hardness available on request.

Automax fully computerized Super-Automatic power and control system
Dual stage pump, centrifugal for fast approach and multi-piston for loading, DC motor, ES Energy Saving technology electronic valves for autimatic loading/unloading and frame selection via display /software
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- C47D02
C47D04
C57D02
C57D04
C69D02
C69D04
Capacity kN 2000 3000 4000
Max vertical daylight ,
 mm*
350 350 310
Horizontal daylight
mm
350 370 425
Max. piston travel*, mm 50 50 50
Platen dimensions 310 x 510 x 50 mm. 310 x 510 x 50 mm 310 x 510 x 90 mm
Platen surface hardness 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV)
Platens flatness toll. 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm
Overall dimensions, mm 930x605x1530 1020x640x1550 1125x570x1555
Weight approx., kg 790 1160 2030
*Use distance pieces conforming to the specimen size to avoid piston overtravel

Ordering info

50-C47D02
AUTOMAX, Super- Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 2000 kN cap. for blocks, cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C47D04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C57D02
AUTOMAX, Super-Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 3000 kN cap. for blocks, cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160x320 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C57D04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C69D02
AUTOMAX, Super-Automatic Compact-Line compression tester, 4000 kN cap. for blocks, cubes up to 300 mm and cylinders up to dia. 150x300 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph

50-C69D04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph
Note: 5000 kN capacity model available on request

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

Lifting assembly for block testing platens
50-C9060/A
Lifting device for bottom block platen for easier placement of distance pieces compatible platen size 310 x 510 x 50 mm thickness. Weight: 19 kg (approx.)

50-C9060/B
Lifting device for bottom block platen for easier placement of distance pieces compatible platen size 310 x 510 x 90 mm thickness. Weight: 18 kg (approx.)


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.)
 
Serial printer for Automax testers
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

Third frame connection
The AUTOMAX System, which can control two frames as standard, can be upgraded with a hydraulic valve for controlling (not simultaneously) a 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-C10D/3F 
Three-way valve for AUTOMAX System to control a 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/HRD7
Supply of the compression machine/frame complete with traceable certificate of hardness of 310x 510 x 50 mm platens surfaces.

50-C0050/HRD10
Same as above but for 310x510x90 mm square platens.

Documents

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