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

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
  • Accuracy Class 1/A (EN/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. Spherical seat allows free alignment at the initial contact with the specimen.

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 flexible transparent fragment guard.
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Technical specifications

WIZARD AUTO AUTOMATIC POWER AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Hydraulic
  • 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- C25W02
C25W04
C35W02
C35W04
Capacity kN  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 (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV)
Platens flatness toll, mm  0.05  0.05 
Overall dimensions, mm  835 x 555 x 1090 805 x 600 x 1160 
Weight approx., kg 610 815
*With accessory 50-C50/CYL vertical clearance is increased by 20 mm. See test accessories

Ordering info

50-C25W02 
WIZARD Auto 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-C25W04
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph 


50-C35W02 
WIZARD Auto 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-C35W04
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:
 
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.

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

Frame pedestal 
Accessories suitable for 50- C25W02
C25W04
C35W02
C35W04
Frame pedestal  50-C29/B 50-C39/B

Test accessories

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-C9070/C
Splitting tensile test device for concrete block pavers and concrete cubes. Con­forms to EN 1338 and EN 12390-6.

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-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/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 relevant 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 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
Supply of the compression machine/frame complete with traceable certificate of hardness of 510 x 310 mm dia. platen surfaces

Front door
Accessories suitable for 50- C25W02
C25W04
C35W02
C35W04
Frame pedestal  50-C25/FG 50-C35/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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