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CEMENT - PILOT PRO - 300 and 300/15 kN Automatic compression-flexural cement testers

The new automatic testers which combine high productivity with Energy Saving

ASTM C109 | ASTM C349 | ASTM C348 | EN 196-1
Main features
Smart automatic and connected concrete Power and Control System for standard failure testing.

PILOT PRO is the best choice for Qualtiy Control laboratories to carry out a high throughput of routine failure tests including compression, flexure and indirect tensile tests.
  • Huge boost in efficiency and error elimination: LinK-LAB – Integrated testing station solution for seamless connection and data inputs from many ancillary devices for dimensional measurement, weight, bar code, etc.
  • Automatic – time saving: test-cycle automation maximizes productivity and ensures tests are performed accurately according to pre-set methods, eliminating operator variables.
  • Highly accurate and energy saving: Our DC motor technology quietly and efficiently delivers super accurate load control at both low-speed and low-loads.
  • Intuitive, quick and simple operation: The integrated control system features an intuitive 5.1” color graphical display, which works like a tablet or smart-phone, and makes PILOT PRO quick and simple to operate.
  • Standards compliant – peace of mind: Hardware and firmware are in total compliance with all the main international concrete testing standards including ASTM C39 and EN 12390-3.
  • Multilingual functionality: The system is available in multiple languages and is fully compatible with non-Latin characters for Chinese, Cyrillic (and more).
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.
Three versions are available:
65-L27C0x, L27C1x
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-L28C0x, L28C1x
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-L18C0x, L18C1x
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.

All models can be fitted with pressure transducer/s for load measurement (65-L27C0x, 65-L28C0x, 65-L18C0x) or with high accuracy load cell/s (65-L27C1x, 65-L28C1x, 65-L18C1x).

Models fitted with compression platens 165 mm dia. (L28Cxx,L18Cxx) 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). Compression platens can be supplied complete with Platen surface hardness certificate. See upgrading options.

PILOT PRO, Automatic power and control system 
See technical specifications.

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- L18P02
L18P04
L18P12
L18P14
L27P02
L27P04
L27P12
L27P14
L28P02
L28P04
L28P12
L28P14
Max. Load kN 300 300 15/300 15/300 15/300 15/300
Load measurement by Press. 
Transd.
Load cell Press.
transd.
Load cells Press.
transd.
Load cells
Ram travel mm 50 50 30/50 30/50 30/50 30/50
Vert. span mm 200 200 50/50 50/50 200/200 200/200
Horiz. span mm 220 220 220 220 220 220
Platen dim. mm Dia. 165 Dia. 165 40x40 40x40 Dia. 165 Dia. 165
Flexural jig 40x40x160 mm - - included included - -
Overall dim. mm
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862 x 344 x 964 862 x 344 x 964 922 x 337 x 964 922 x 337 x 964 890 x 337 x 964 890 x 337 x 964
Weight approx kg            
Class 1 kN 30 to 300 30 to 300 1.5 to 15
30 to 300
1.15 to 15
30 to 300
30 to 300
1.5 to 15
1.5 to 15
30 to 300
Class 1 with 50-C0050/CAL kN  - 3 to 300 - 0.5 to 15
3 to 300
30 to 300 0.5 to 15
3 to 300
Class 1 with 50-C0050/1CAL kN - 0.5-300 - - - -

Ordering info

300kN compression testers

65-L18P02  

300 kN cap., automatic compression tester for cement, mortar, resins and other materials using the suitable accessory. Load measurement by pressure transducer. PILOT PRO control system.  Round compression platens 165 mm dia. 230 V, 50-60 Hz.1 ph.

65-L18P04  
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph


65-L18P12  
300 kN cap., automatic compression tester for cement, mortar, resins and other materials using the suitable accessory. Load measurement by precision load cell. PILOT PRO control system.  Round compression platens 165 mm dia. 230 V, 50-60 Hz.1 ph.

65-L18P14  
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph


300kN/15kN compression testers

65-L27P02  
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 pressure transducers. PILOT PRO control system.230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

65-L27P04  
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph


65-L27P12  
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. PILOT PRO  control system.230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

65-L27P14  
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph


65-L28P02  
Double chamber automatic compression tester, 15/300 kN cap., for cement, mortar, resins and other materials using the suitable accessory. Load measurement by pressure transducers. PILOT PRO  control system. Round compression platens 165 mm dia. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph. 

65-L28P04 
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph


65-L28P12  
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. PILOT PRO control system. Round compression platens 165 mm dia. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph. 

65-L28P14  
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

Accessories

Machine Accessories

 
50-KLAB/L
LinK-LAB Local connectivity package for AUTOMAX Pro testers
 
50-KLAB/E
LinK-LAB Enterprise connectivity package for machines controlled by PC via Datamanager Software.
 
11-D0630/24K
24000 g cap. x 0.1g resolution, digital balance.
230V/50-60Hz/1ph.
 
82-D1655/K
Digital caliper 300 x 0,05 mm   
 
82-D1950/K 
Barcode reader

Distance pieces to adjust the vertical daylight
65-L1000/20
Distance piece dia. 165 x 20 mm

65-L1000/30
Distance piece dia. 165 x 30 mm

65-L1000/40
Distance piece dia. 165 x 40 mm

65-L1000/68
Distance piece dia. 165 x 68 mm

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

Safety fragment guard

65-L2700/P  
Transparent rigid fragment guard for 65-L27xxx compresion testers and frames fitted with pressure tranducers

65-L2701/P  
Transparent rigid fragment guard for 65-L27xxx compresion testers and frames fitted with load cells

65-L1800/P  
Transparent rigid fragment guard for  65-L18xxx compression testers and frames

65-L2800/P  
Transparent rigid  fragment guard for 65-L28xxx 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.


Test Accessories

Compression devices for cement and mortars
50-C9030
Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-1.
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.

50-C9030/A
Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to ASTM C349. 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

Additional Information

The PILOT 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
  • Move the oil delivery valve upwards
  • 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.
  • Move the oil delivery valve downwards.

Upgrading

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

Serial printer 
50-Q60P/PR
Upgrade of PILOT PRO system to incorporate a serial graphic printer in the rear panel, allowing results (including a load/time plot) to be printed at the end of test


Second and third frame connection
The PILOT PRO 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 PRO System to control a second frame. This item must be factory installed.

50-C10C/3F 
Three-way valve for PILOT PRO 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.

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 (300kN) 


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

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