General Description

This high stiffness flexural frame has been designed to have a double testing mode: parallel and orthogonal. Parallel mode is meant to be used for...
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Description

This high stiffness flexural frame has been designed to have a double testing mode: parallel and orthogonal.

Parallel mode is meant to be used for displacement controlled testing on advanced construction materials, e.g. fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) and sprayed concrete.
These tests are significantly affected by the actual frame stiffness therefore the relevant international Standards state stiffness limits which are exceeded by this new model (better than 200 kN/mm).
This remarkable result comes from the frame sections but it is also derived from the particular layout which keeps the specimen aligned with the frame crossbeams maximizing structural rigidity.

Orthogonal mode is meant to be used to test long specimens having more than 650mm length.

The horizontal daylight accommodates large specimens (slab, flagstones), concrete beams and kerbs long up to 650 mm.

Two models are available, either with pressure transducer or with load cell, both fitted with piston travel limit switch and connection kit to separate control console.
 
Frames are available with either pressure transducer or load cell (recommended for FRC testing) and are fitted with piston travel limit switch and connection kit to the control console. Bearers not included. See accessories.

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Technical Specifications

Models 50-C1500/FR 50-C1501/FR
DUPLEX
Max cap. kN 200 200
Load sensor Pressure Transducer Load cell
Horizontal clearance [mm] 720 720
Max. vertical clearance [mm]* with 50-C1500/1 (4 points) 210 210
with 50-C1500/1 (3 points) 304 304
with 50-C1500/2 225 225
with 50-C1500/2 + 50-C1500/3 290 290
with 50-C1500/2 + 50-C1500/4 165 165
with 50-C1500/7 445 445
Distance between upper rollers (adjustable) mm From 100 to 200, or single roller From 100 to 200, or single roller
Distance between lower rollers - Parallel testing mode (adjustable) mm From 150 to 600 From 150 to 600
Distance between lower rollers - Orthogonal testing mode (adjustable) mm From 550 to 1000 From 550 to 1000
Piston travel mm 130 130
Overall dimensions (lxwxh) mm  956 x 1100 x 1188 956 x 1100 x 1188
Weight approx. kg  250 265

* The vertical daylight can be reduced by using the distance pieces already included useful to reduce the daylight by: 50mm and 100mm. Additional distance pieces are available as Accessories. 

Standards

  • EN 14488-5
  • EN 14651
  • EN 12390-5
  • ASTM C293
  • ASTM C78
  • EN 1339
  • EN 1340
  • ASTM C1609

Accessories and Spare Parts

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