Universal flexural frames 150 kN cap., with adjustable vertical clearance

EN 1339 | EN 1340 | EN 12390-5 | ASTM C78 | ASTM C293
Main features
  • For testing all standard concrete beams, kerbs, flagstones, pipes etc., using the suitable accessory
  • Large testing space, adjustable vertical clearance
  • Two versions: with pressure transducer and load cell granting high accuracy for testing low strength specimens
  • Connectable to control consoles, Automax and Pilot 4 compression machines
  • Piston travel limit switch included
General description
This versatile flexural frame has been designed to test either standard concrete beams or other concrete products as  the roomy  testing place can accommodate large specimens. Furthermore, the possibility of adjusting the vertical clearance up to 400-500 mm, using the appropriate accessory, permits the testing on various products including concrete pipes. It is proposed in two versions: with pressure transducer  and with load cell which grant high accuracy for testing low strength specimens. Supplied complete with piston travel limit switch and connection kit to the control console. The frames don't include the loading bearers that have to be ordered separately. See accessories.

Technical specifications

Models 50-C1400/FR 50-C1401/FR
Max cap. kN 150 150
Load sensor Pressure transducer Load cell
Horizontal clearance [mm] 660 660
Max. vertical clearance [mm] with C1400/8 483 443
with C1400/3 (upper punch) 405 365
with C1400/3 (upper bearer) 510 470
with C1200/4 and lower bearers included in C1400/3 458 418
with C1400/7 600 560
Distance between upper rollers (adjustable) mm 100, 150, 200, or single roller 100, 150, 200, or single roller
Distance between lower  rollers (adjustable) mm 100 - 1200 100-1200
Piston travel mm 110 110
Overall dimensions (lxwxh) mm 860x1400x1500 860x1400x1500
Weight approx. kg 224 224

Ordering info

150 kN cap. flexural frame with adjustable vertical clearance, complete with pressure transducer and connection kit for separate control console. Bearers not included.

150 kN cap. flexural frame with adjustable vertical clearance, complete with load cell and connection kit for separate control console. Bearers not included.


Accessory for testing flagstones and kerbs to EN 1339 and EN 1340, including two loading supports and central loading roller 620 mm long, 40 mm dia. and top loading swivel jointed pad 40 mm dia. Weight  approx.: 23 kg.

Upper and lower roller assembly for center and third point test on concrete beams 100x100x400/500 mm and 150x150x600/750 mm. Rollers 40 mm dia., 300 mm long to EN 12390-5 and ASTM C78. C293 Weight  approx.: 45 kg.

Set of upper platen, spherically seated and lower platen 165 mm dia., for compression tests. Weight approx. 15 kg.

Upper loading swivel joint 40 mm dia for flexural tests to EN 1340 on concrete kerb units. Suitable for frame series 50-C120x. Lower rollers not included.

Accessory to complete 50-C1400/3 to perform the third point and centre point flexure test to EN 12390-5, including two rollers 30 mm long, 40 mm dia. (one rmovable for centre point test; support plate with cylindrical seat (roller span 100, 150 and 200 mm). Lower rollers not included. Weight approx.: 23 kg


Special calibration procedures
The above upgrading is suitable if the frame is connected to automatic testing machines or control consoles.