300 and 300/15 kN AUTOMAX PRO, Top-of-the-Range Automatic Compression-Flexural Cement Testers

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Frames These machines, featuring a very rigid four columns frame, have been designed for the testing of the cement prism either in compression or in...
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Frames
These machines, featuring a very rigid four columns frame, have been designed for the testing of the cement prism either in compression or in flexure.
Four versions are available:
65-L27F1x
models, double testing chamber, 15/300 kN cap., inbuilt flexural jig for 40x40x160 cement prisms and compression apparatus for portions of 40x40x160 mm prisms broken in flexure.
Conforming to EN 196-1, 1015-11.

65-L28F1x
models, double testing chamber, 15/300 kN  cap., fitted with round platens for testing in compression and flexion cement, mortar, resins and other materials.
Conforming to EN 196-1, 1015-11, ASTM C109, C348, C349 using the suitable accessories.        

65-L18F1x
models, 300 kN cap., fitted with round platens for testing cement, mortar, resins and other materials and other materials.
Conforming to  EN 196-1, 1015-11, ASTM C109, C349 using the suitable accessories.

65-L38F1x
models, 300 kN cap., fitted with round platens for testing cement, mortar, resins and other materials featuring increased vertical and horizontal daylights.
Conforming to  EN 196-1, 1015-11, ASTM C109, C349 using the suitable accessories.

All models are fitted with high accuracy load cell/s or load measurement.

Models fitted with compression platens 165 mm dia. (65-L28F1x, 65-L18F1x) have a vertical span of 200 mm hence can house all standard accessories for cement and mortar testing (see accessories) and furthermore can be used to test other specimens directly on the standard compression platens adjusting, if necessary, the vertical daylight, with the suitable distance pieces (see accessories).
Model 65-L38F1x features increased vertical and horizontal dayligths to allow different kind of test, for example it's possible to perform flexural test on concrete beams with suitable accessory.
Compression platens can be supplied complete with Platen surface hardness certificate.

Automax 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 door and rear transparent fragment guard on request.

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Technical Specifications

AUTOMAX PRO AUTOMATIC POWER AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Hydraulics

  • DC motor, 720W, 50-60Hz
  • Maximum working pressure 700 bar
  • Load/unload electrovalve for test execution via display/PC and automatic stop at specimen failure
  • Active control of up to 4 frames by selection via display/PC (third and fourth frame as option). See accessories.
  • ES Energy Saving technology to reduce the power consumption and enable silent operation


Hardware

  • 524,000 points high-resolution/stability analog channels
  • 4 channels for load sensors
  • Control frequency 250 Hz
  • Sampling frequency 250 Hz
  • 7”, 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
  • Pause command to maintain steady load can be enabled at a pre-set value before the test or as required while testing
  • 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 9 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 (e.g. cylinder with neoprene pads, low strength specimens) and test methods (e.g ACV, flexure, indirect tensile).
  • Compatible with the newly released Datamanager software, tailored for construction material testing laboratories, for real-time data acquisition, display and management
  • Peripheral devices integration with Link-LAB
  • 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

Models 65- L27F12
L27F14
L18F12
L18F14
L38F12
L38F14
L28F12
L28F14
Max. Load kN 15/300 300 300 15/300
Load measurement by  Load cells Load cell Load cell Load cells
Ram travel mm 30/50 50 50 30/50
Vert. span mm 50 200 350 200
Horiz. span mm 220 220 260 220
Platen dim. mm 40x40 Dia. 165 Dia. 165 Dia. 165
Flexural jig 40x40x160 mm included - - -
Overall dim. mm
lxgxh
922x337
x964
862x344
x964
862x344
x1114
890x337
x964
Weight approx kg 260 215 228 266
Class 1 measuring
Range from kN:
1.5 to 15
30 to 300
30 to 300 30 to 300 1.5 to 15
30 to 300
Class 1 measuring range from kN:* 0.75 to 15
3 to 300
3 to 300 30 to 300 0.75 to 15
3 to 300

*With the special calibration procedure, code 50-C0050/CAL for the 300 kN load scale and with the special procedure 50-C0050/CAL5 for the 15 kN load scale. To be specified at time of order. 

Standards

  • ASTM C109
  • EN 196-1
  • ASTM C348
  • ASTM C349

Accessories and Spare Parts

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