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ASTM - Standard Automatic compression testers for cylinders WIZARD AUTO

ASTM C39 | AASHTO T22
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Main features
WIZARD AUTO is CONTROLS new standard automatic Quality Control machine for compression and flexural testing and includes many new features and enhancements to improve the user-friendliness, efficiency, operator comfort and energy savings.
 
QC testing performance has just taken a step change improvement with CONTROLS abandoning manual test control and now features automatic closed-loop PID control of loading-rate using VFD inverter-technology control of the high specification AC motor.
 
Wizard Auto automatically and accurately performs tests at the correct test speed, ensuring compliance to Standards and with no effect due to operator variables.

Mainly dedicated to routine failure tests (compression, flexure and indirect tensile), WIZARD AUTO is the perfect solution to ensure total certainty of testing accuracy and strict conformity to international Standards. In fact being an automatic system it allows:
  • Reduced opportunities for operator errors, improving accuracy of results and repeatability         
  • Easy-to-use: even for operators with limited expertise.
  • Conforming to Standards: the machine automatically performs the test at correct test speed. Conformance to Standards can be easily proven.
  • High performance: high speed pump closes the daylight above the specimen at the fasted speed allowing a very high throughput of tests.
  • Operator comfort due to the significant noise reduction.
  • Energy saving, with 50% reduction in energy consumption.
General description
General description
Main features include:
  • Rigid welded steel construction
  • ASTM spherical seat fully complaint to ASTM C39 for testing 4” x 8” and 6” x 12” cylinders
  • Accuracy Class A (ASTM) starting from 10% of full scale (from 1% on request)
  • Two channels for load sensors
  • Wide graphic display 128 x 80 pixel
  • Graphic printer available as option
  • AC motor fitted with VFD INVERTER device: high efficiency, low consumption, silent operation
  • Dual stage pump for fast approach and automatic switch to high pressure for loading
  • Second frame optional facility
Frame
Rigid welded steel construction. ASTM spherical seat allows free alignment at the initial contact with the specimen. It is designed strictly conforming to the Standards, to test 4” and 6” diameter specimens.

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

Safety features 
Includes: Max. pressure valve to avoid machine overloading; piston travel limit switch; emergency stop button; front and rear transparent flexible fragment guard.
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Technical specifications

WIZARD AUTO AUTOMATIC POWER AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Hydraulics
  • Max pressure 700 bar
  • Power 750 W
  • Dual stage pump: low pressure/high delivery for fast piston approach and high pressure/low delivery for loading.
  • AC motor fitted with VFD inverter device featuring high efficiency, reduction of power consumption and silent operation.
  • Second frame optional facility using valve selector.
 Hardware
  • Two 16 bit analog channels for load sensors
  • Wide graphic display 128 x 80 pixel
  • Sampling rate 50 Hz
  • Internal memory
  • RS 232 port for data download (including load/time graph points) to PC in ASCII format
  • Integrated printer as optional. See accessories
Firmware
  • Real time display of load and stress
  • Automatic application of the selected load rate
  • Execution of loading ramps with the possibility to manually increase or decrease the test speed during the test
  • Peak detection and saving
  • Language selection
  • Multi-coefficient linearization of the calibration curve for better accuracy at low loads
  • Multiple units: Lbf / Ton / kN. 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATION TABLE

Model 50- A12W32 
(A12W22**)
A12W34 (A12W24**)
A12W02 (A12W12**)
A12W04 (A12W14**)
A22W02 (A22W12**)
A22W04 (A2
2W12**)
A32W02 (A32W12**)
A32W04 (A32W14**)
Capacity kN (lbf) 1100
(250,000)
1500 (330,000) 2000 (450,000) 3000 (660,000)
Max vertical daylight, mm (inches) 380 (14,6”) 380 (14,6”) 380 (15”) 380 (15”)
Horizontal daylight mm, (inches) 265 (10.4”) 265 (10.4”) 340 (13.4”) 370 (14.6”)
Max. piston travel*, mm (inches) 50 (2") 50 (2") 50 (2") 50 (2")
Platen dimensions, mm (inches) dia. 165 (6.5”) dia. 165 (6.5”) dia. 165 (6.5”) dia. 165 (6.5”)
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, mm (inches) 0.02 (0.0008") 0.02 (0.0008") 0.02 (0.0008") 0.02 (0.0008")
Overall dimensions, mm (inches) 810 x 425 x 1085
(31.9" x 16.7 x 42.7")
810 x 425 x 1085
(31.9" x 16.7 x 42.7")
835 x 440 x 1090
(32.9" x 17.3" x 42.9")
805 x 450 x 1160  
(31.7" x 17.7" x 45.7")
Weight approx., kg 285 285 500 710
*Use distance pieces conforming to the specimen size to avoid piston overtravel
** These machines are calibrated in lbf unit.

Ordering info

50-A12W32
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 1100 kN cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A12W34
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.
 
50-A12W22
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 250 klbf cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A12W24
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A12W02
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 1500 kN cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A12W04
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.
 
50-A12W12
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 330 klbf cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A12W14
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.


50-A22W02
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 2000 kN cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A22W04 
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A22W12
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 450 klbf cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.
 
50-A22W14 
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.


50-A32W02
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 3000 kN cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A32W04
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.
 
50-A32W12
WIZARD Auto Automatic Compact-Line compression tester 660 klbf cap., for cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm (6” x 12”).
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-A32W14
As above but 110 V,60 Hz, 1 ph.


Note: front door is not included but available as upgrade.

Accessories

MACHINE ACCESSORIES 

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

50-C9084
Distance piece dia. 96 x 158 mm

These distance pieces are also available with threaded centering pin and are identified by suffix /xxP (e.g. 65-L1000/68P).
This version of distance pieces features a threaded centering pin and it is recommended for testing high strength/explosive failure.
The bottom compression platen to be used along these distance pieces is:
 
65-L1000/P
Lower compression platen dia. 165 x 30 mm with threaded hole complete with threaded centering pin.

Frame pedestal 
Accessories suitable for 50- A12W02 (A12W12)
A12W04
(A12W14)
A12W32
(A12W22)
A12W34
(A12W24)
A22W02 (A22W12)
A22W04 (A22W12)
A32W02 (A32W12)
A32W04 (A32W14)
Frame pedestal  50-A19/B 50-C29/B 50-C39/B


TEST ACCESSORIES

Splitting tensile test devices
50-C9000/C
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/A
Hardboard strips 4 x 14 x 345 mm for 50-C9000/C conf. to ASTM Standards. Pack of 50.

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

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

Unbonded caps
This method is used as an alternative to the sulphur capping. The system consists of two alloy steel cap retainers and two neoprene pads which are in contact with the upper and lower concrete surfaces. Pads can be re-used for many tests. Different versions available conforming to the size of the specimen.

Capping retainers
55-C0122/A4
Capping retainers (couple) for 4” dia. concrete cylinders

55-C0122
Capping retainers (couple) for 150 mm (6”) dia. cylinders

55-C0122/B
Capping retainers (couple) for 160 mm dia. cylinders

Neoprene pads
55-C0122/A44
Neoprene pads for 4” dia. cylinders. Set of two.

55-C0122/2
Neoprene pads for 6” dia. cylinders. Set of two.

55-C0122/4
Neoprene pads for 160 mm dia. cylinders. Set of two.

Additional Information

Force verification
The conformity of the compression tester to the stringent requirements of the ASTM C39 Standards is precisely verified using specific traceable apparatus (load cells 82-E0100 series and 82-P0801/E digital tester).

Upgrading

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

Serial printer for Wizard testers
50-Q60W/PR
Upgrade of a WIZARD AUTO system to incorporate a serial printer in the rear panel, allowing results to be printed at the end of test

Second frame connection
The WIZARD AUTO System can be upgraded with a hydraulic valve for controlling (not simultaneously) a second frame.
50-C10W/2F 
Two-way valve to control a second frame. 

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/HRD2
Supply of the compression machine/frame complete with traceable certificate of hardness of 165 mm dia. platen surfaces

Front door
Accessories suitable for 50- A12W02 (A12W12)
A12W04 (A12W14)
A22W02 (A22W12)
A22W04 (A22W12)
A32W02 (A32W12)
A32W04 (A32W14)
Front door  50-A19/FG 50-C29/FG 50-C39/FG

Fragment guard lock switch 
50-C50/P1
Fragment guard lock switch. To prevent test execution with the front door open.

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