General Description

The ACE EmS is a versatile and fully automatic Oedometer soil consolidation testing machine that comes loaded with the new environmentally friendly El...
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The ACE EmS is a versatile and fully automatic Oedometer soil consolidation testing machine that comes loaded with the new environmentally friendly Electromechanical Servoactuation (EmS) technology. Silent, compact and highly performing, the ACE EmS testing system can be run with our ingenious software that can connect up to 60 units with just one PC, enabling you to expand your laboratory gradually and seamlessly.
Oedometric soil test description
The Oedometric test determines the rate and magnitude of soil consolidation when restrained laterally and loaded axially. 
Fully automatic
The ACE EmS can complete the whole test in fully automatic mode by selecting the load (stress), offering a practical and accurate way to obtain reliable results without any need for manual intervention, reducing the risk of human error.
Totally new and ingenious software
  • Can pilot up to 60 ACE EmS units from one single PC with user able to select single or multiple unit batches.
  • Once the software is installed and linked to the first ACE EmS, it is easy to add more units by enabling the associated LAN communication (IP address) without complications or costs.
  • Calibrations of displacement transducers and load cells are stored as txt file and easy to recall, up to 10 calibration points can be recorded for each channel.
Clarity in results
  • Oedometer test results are saved and displayed in real-time, speeding data capture.
  • Results are then processed using Wykeham Farrance (WF)’s easy-to-use Geo-Analysis templates, written by experts around international standards allowing you to concentrate on analyzing your materials; not on programing your testing machine.
Interchangeable consolidations cells
  • Standard WF consolidation cells from 50.47 to 112.80mm dia. normally used with front loading oedometer can also be used with the ACE EmS.

Standard test method 
  • ASTM D2435 - Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils Using Incremental Loading
  • ASTM D4546 - Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Swell or Collapse of Soils
  • ASTM D3877 - Standard Test Methods for One-Dimensional Expansion, Shrinkage, and Uplift Pressure of Soil-Lime Mixtures 
  • BS 1377:5 - Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes. Compressibility, permeability and durability tests
  • EN 17982:5 - Geotechnical investigation and testing. Laboratory testing of soil. Incremental loading oedometer test


Complete configuration is composed by:

  • ACE EmS
  • PC software or Touch screen display ( see accessories)  
  • Consolidation cell (see accessories) 
  • Template for data processing ( see accessories) 



Technical Specifications

  • Maximum vertical force: 20 kN
  • Ram travel: 25 mm
  • Minimum testing speed: 0.00001 mm/min
  • Maximum testing speed: 50.00000 mm/min
  • Horizontal clearance: 175 mm
  • Vertical Clearance: 185 mm (265 mm with extension columns)
  • Dimension: 285 x 390 x 590 mm
  • Weights 40 kg (approx.)
  • Power: 220-110 V, 50-60 Hz, 1 ph
  • Power consumption: 200 W


  • BS 1377:5
  • ASTM D2435
  • ASTM D3877
  • ASTM D4546
  • NF P94-091
  • EN 17892-5

Accessories and Spare Parts