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GENERAL UTILITY - PILOT PRO - Automatic compression testers for cubes, cylinders and blocks

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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
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.

PILOT PRO introduces new features and capabilities that will revolutionize the operations of any progressive construction quality testing laboratories.
LinkLAB is CONTROLS’ new proprietary Laboratory Connectivity Package. 
It allows your PILOT PRO to be a connected part of your laboratory infrastructure by taking inputs from any number of ancillary measuring systems and devices increasing efficiency and eliminating transposing errors.
 
The machines consist of:
Frame
Rigid welded steel construction. Spherical seat allows free alignment at the initial contact with the specimen.

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

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 and rear transparent flexible fragment guard.
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Technical specifications

PILOT PRO AUTOMATIC POWER AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Hydraulics
  • Dual-stage pump: centrifugal low pressure for fast approach automatically switches to radial multi-piston high pressure for loading
  • DC motor, 720W, 50-60Hz
  • Maximum working pressure 700 bar
  • Load/unload valve
  • Second/third frame selection valve available as option
Hardware
  • 524,000 points high-resolution/stability analog channels
  • 3 channels for load sensors
  • Control frequency 250 Hz
  • Sampling frequency 250 Hz
  • 5.1”, 800 x 480 pixel, 16 M colors, icon-driven capacitive sensing touchscreen graphic display
  • Unlimited storage capacity for test data on internal 16 GB SD card
  • USB port for test data storage on external USB memory stick and for firmware upgrade
  • Ethernet port for PC / Internet /network communication
  • Optional integrated graphic printer including Load-Time plot
  • RS 232 port for data downloading in ASCII format
Firmware
  • Execution of compression, flexure, indirect tensile, ACV tests in automatic mode with load rate controlled by a closed-loop P.I.D. system
  • Execution of loading ramps with the possibility to manually increase or decrease the test speed during the test
  • Possibility to reach at controlled speed a load target and to keep a steady loading phase.
  • Simultaneous display of load, specific load, actual load rate, load/time graph
  • Saving of the specimen failure type (to EN or ASTM) in the test results
  • Download data to internal printer (optional) or to PC via RS 232 port or to USB memory stick
  • PC / network communication via Ethernet
  • Multi-coefficient linearization of the calibration curve for better accuracy at low loads thus avoiding the use of a second pressure transducer
  • Recording facility for up to 10 test profiles for each channel including: type of test (e.g. compression, flexural, indirect tensile), specimen size and shape, load rate, test standard and other general information. Each one of the recorded test profiles can be recalled automatically to save time
  • Improved PID algorithm and Multi PID selection. Up to 3 different PID settings can be tuned for a variety of materials (ACV, flexure, compression with neoprene pads, etc.)
  • Compatible with the newly released Datamanager software, tailored for construction material testing laboratories, for real-time data acquisition, display and management
  • Peripheral devices integration and web services available as option (see page…)
  • Automatic load measurement verification procedure, by connecting suitable load cells and our digital readout unit to PC
  • Language selection (including Cyrillic and Chinese)
  • Unit selection (kN, ton, lbf)
  • USB port for firmware upgrade and safe backup of the original configuration data (PID, calibration, etc.), in case of loss and/or data corruption. The restore of the machine to the factory settings is easy avoiding the need of any technical support.
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATION TABLE

Model 50- C25P02
C25P04
C35P02
C35P04
Capacity kN (lbf) 2000  3000 
Max vertical daylight, mm*  350  350 
Horizontal daylight, mm  340  370 
Max. piston travel**, mm  50  50 
Platen dimensions, mm  310 x 510 x 50  310 x 510 x 50
Platen surface hardness 55.5 HRC 55.5 HRC 
Platens flatness toll, mm  0.05 0.05 
Overall dimensions, mm  785 x 555 x 1090  765 x 600 x 1160 
Weight approx., kg 620 820

*With accessory 50-C50/CYL vertical clearance is increased by 20 mm. See test accessories.
**Use distance pieces conforming to the specimen size to avoid piston overtravel

Ordering info

50-C25P02
PILOT PRO Automatic Compact-Line Gen. Util. compression tester, 2000 kN cap., for blocks, cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-C25P04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.


50-C35P02
PILOT PRO Automatic Compact-Line Gen. Util. compression tester, 3000 kN cap., for blocks, cubes up to 200 mm and cylinders up to dia. 160 x 320 mm. 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph.

50-C35P04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.

Accessories

CONNECTIVITY PACKAGES

 
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

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 please contact us.

Steel platen for capped cyliders
50-C50/CYL 
Lower compression platen dia.165 x 30 mm for testing capped cylinders dia.150 x 300 mm (6”x12”). Resulting compression machine vertical clearance is increased by 20 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.

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

Frame pedestal 
Accessories suitable for 50- C25xxx C35xxx
Frame pedestal (optional) 50-C29/B 50-C39/B

Front door
Accessories suitable for 50- C25xxx C35xxx
Front door (optional) 50-C25/FG 50-C35/FG


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
Compression device to test portions of 40x40x160 prisms broken in flexure to EN 196-.
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 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

50-C9010/CA
Same as above but with:
- distance between upper rollers 4" or 6" or single
- distance between lower rollers 12" or 18"

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 strigent requirements of the relvant International 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 
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.

Traceable certificate of surface hardness
50-C0050/HRD7
Supply of the compression machine/frame complete with traceable certificate of hardness of 310 x 510 x 50 mm platen surfaces

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