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EN - Standard Automatic compression testers for cubes, cylinders and blocks WIZARD AUTO

EN 12390-4
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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:
  • 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
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.

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

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 

Models 50- C47W02
C47W04
C57W02
C57W04
Capacity, kN 2000 3000
Platens dim. mm 310x510 mm 310x510 mm
Platen surface hardness, HRC 55.5 55.5
Platens flatness toll, mm  0.05 0.05
Ram travel mm 50 50
Max. vertical daylight mm* 350 350
Horizontal daylight mm 350 370
For specimen size:
Cubes cm
Cylinders cm (dia.xh)
Blocks
 
10, 15, 20
10x20, 15x30, 16x32
Within platen dim.
 
10, 15, 20
10x20, 15x30, 16x32
Within platen dim.
Overall dim. (lxdxh) mm 920x600x1030 1010x625x1100
Weight approx. kg 730 1095
*To be adjusted using the suitable distance pieces. See accessories

Ordering info

50-C47W02
Wizard Auto Automatic Compact Line EN compression tester, 2000 kN cap. For cubes up to 300 mm, cylinders up to 160 x 320 mm and blocks.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-C47W04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph

 
50-C57W02
Wizard Auto Automatic Compact Line EN compression tester, 3000 kN cap. For cubes up to 300 mm, cylinders up to 160 x 320 mm and blocks.
230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-C57W04
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. In case of use of these distance pieces the compression machine/frame shall be upgraded with the following code:
 
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.)

Frame pedestals 
50-C49/B
 
Frame pedestal for 2000 kN cap. testers 

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

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

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

50-C9070/C
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.

Compression devices for cement and mortars
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.

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

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 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/HRD7
Same as above but for 310x510 mm rectangular platens

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


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