This high stiffness flexural frame has been especially designed 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.
The new layout also allows easier frontal specimen loading and positioning.
The horizontal daylight accommodates large specimens (slab, flagstones), concrete beams and kerbs long up to 880 mm.
In addition the frame is suitabe to host round FRC slab to ASTM C1550.
The frame is fitted with high precision load cell (recommended for FRC testing), piston travel limit switch and connection kit to the control console. Bearers not included. See accessories.