The Model TO317E-STD-FA has a maximum testing capacity of 450,000lbf or 2000kN. This machine is primarily designed for the testing of 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) cubes, and
concrete cylinders with a diameter of 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in).
Digital Compression Testers in the series are made up of three core pieces: heavy duty load frame, hydraulic pump, and control and display systems. The large lower bearing block includes a bellows to prevent leaks caused by dust and debris getting into the loading piston.
The other advantage is that the block allows for a wide horizontal entrance opening and plenty of ready access for loading and removing specimens.
The series also includes the rapid change platen system with which operators can quickly and easily change accessories, quickly switching between cylinder, block, cube and beam specimen testing.
The hydraulic pumping system is attached to the loadframe and connected to the piston by high pressure hydraulic hose. The rate of loading and piston return on test completion is managed automatically by the controller.