Controls Group UNIFRAME-MINI Automatic testing machine for transverse deformation of tile adhesives and grouts UNIFRAME-MINI Automatic testing machine for transverse deformation of tile adhesives and grouts
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UNIFRAME-MINI Automatic testing machine for transverse deformation of tile adhesives and grouts

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EN 12004-2
Main features
  • Compact, solid and ergonomic design
  • Class 1 accuracy (load and deformation)
  • High productivity
  • Fully automatic test cycle. The complete test cycle is automatically performed by simply pressing the start button. Correct test execution conforming to the reference Standard is continuously and automatically controlled.
  • Soft roller-to-specimen contact and smooth load rate control from the very beginning of the ramp
  • Connects to laboratory network via LAN port/software
  • Allows remote verification of settings and performances and easy debugging of unexpected malfunctions
General description
General description
The UNIFRAME-MINI machine is a fully automatic unit specifically designed for transverse deformation testing of tile adhesives and grouts in conformance with the stringent requirements of EN 12004.
Great attention has been given to the machine design, as shown by the high-stiffness frame which allows wide access to the test area, the robust loading anvil and supports, the easily readable touchscreen graphic display mounted at head-height and oriented towards the user at a comfortable angle, the appropriately positioned connection ports on the rear of the machine and the compact and ergonomic overall construction.
During operation, the machine measures the transverse deformation of a tile adhesive or grout strip specimen with prescribed dimensions (3mm thickness), whilst subjecting it to a 3-point bending load which is gradually increased in such a way that the transverse deformation is constant at 2mm/min. The test is completed when failure occurs.
The transverse deformation rate is automatically controlled by an advanced closed-loop controller based on a customized algorithm. 
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Technical specifications

  • 250 N maximum load capacity
  • Load cell and device measuring the specimen transverse deformation are included
  • Loading anvil and supports are included
  • 240 x 128 pixel touchscreen graphic display showing numbers and diagrams
  • Effective sampling and control rate up to 50/sec
  • 17-bit effective resolution
  • 30mm actuator stroke
  • Data storage on USB pen drive (included)
  • Connection to PC via LAN port (communication software is included)
  • Multiple selection of languages and units
  • Real-time clock and date
  • Closed-loop PID control of transverse deformation rate
  • Maximum power absorption: 50W
  • Overall dimensions (wxdxh): 470x350x 650mm
  • Weight: 30kg (approx.)

Ordering info

Automatic testing machine UNIFRAME-MINI for transverse deformation of tile adhesives and grouts conforming to EN 12004. Digital user interface adopting wide touch screen graphic display with resolution 240x128 pixel. Supplied complete with load cell 250 N capacity and measuring device for specimen deflection.      


Rectangular frame mould for specimen preparation to EN 12004 (Template A), internal dimensions 280 x 45 mm, 5 mm thickness 
Pressure plate for specimen preparation to EN 12004 (Template B), dimensions 300 x 45 mm, 3 mm thickness
10 kg weight for specimen preparation to EN 12004

PC software for the determination of transverse deformation for cementitious adhesives and grouts to EN 12002                                      


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