EN - Top-of-the-Range Automatic Compression Testers for Cubes, Cylinders and Blocks AUTOMAX PRO

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AUTOMAX PRO is CONTROLS’ new top-of-the-range Compact-Line compression machines and is the first choice for automatic standard failure tests. A...
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AUTOMAX PRO is CONTROLS’ new top-of-the-range Compact-Line compression machines and is the first choice for automatic standard failure tests.

AUTOMAX 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 AUTOMAX 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
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.

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.

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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

Model 50- C47F02
C47F04
C57F02
C57F04
C69F02
C69F04
C79F02
C79F04
Capacity kN 2000 3000 4000 5000
Max vertical daylight ,
 mm*
350 350 310 310
Horizontal daylight
mm
350 370 425 425
Max. piston travel*, mm 50 50 50 50
Platen dimensions 310 x 510 x 50 mm. 310 x 510 x 50 mm 310 x 510 x 90 mm 310 x 510 x 90 mm
Platen surface hardness 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV) 55.5 HRC (600 HV)
Platens flatness toll. 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm
Overall dimensions, mm 930x605x1530 1020x640x1550 1125x570x1555 1125x570x1555
Weight approx., kg 790 1160 2030 2030

*Use distance pieces conforming to the specimen size to avoid piston overtravel

 

 

Standards

  • EN 12390-4
  • EN 772-1

Accessories and Spare Parts

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Description
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